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A long, long time ago, back when the [MINI] Technic contest was being run, I decided to build an entry, which would have been a replica of the Lampson International LTL-2600 crane, which was, for a time, the largest mobile crane in the world.


My model was actually more inspired by it, and is not a straightforward replica. The primary reason why I did not enter this was due to the fact that, at least according to LDD, I had 230 pieces in it, even though I myself counted only 200. This model also had some major construction flaws, which will be detailed later. This thing's been sitting around forever, and I just want to post it so that I can take it apart.

So, without further ado, here it is.

16753282833_dfa225e0b3_z.jpgLego Lampson LTL-2600 by Saberwing007, on Flickr

Eagle eyed viewers may note that it is not blue, but red. Well, the truss pieces are only available in black, gray, and red, and I only had them in red, so that dictated the color scheme. I guess that would make it more like a Manitowoc crane, but I digress. The crane features, like the real thing, luffing of the main boom, hoist, 2 independent crawler units, 3 cabs, and a large counter weight. My model also has a feature that I don't think the real crane has, but many similar ones do, and that is adjustable radius, which will be shown below.

16753282773_fd3c9e0502_z.jpgFront Cabs by Saberwing007, on Flickr

17373232131_0e61c94d26_z.jpgRear Cabs by Saberwing007, on Flickr

My model, as mentioned above, has 3 cabs, 2 for driving, and one for the crane operations. Even though this thing would be very slow, maybe topping out at 2 miles per hour, having two people driving could be an absolute nightmare. There's probably a good reason for this configuration, but I cannot think of it.

The pictures show how the radius can be adjusted, although the real crane can not do this.

17373580595_f6c247018c_z.jpgMinimum Radius by Saberwing007, on Flickr

17166110047_b9dedf46e6_z.jpgMaximum Radius by Saberwing007, on Flickr

The last two pictures show how the winces are configured, and how far down the crane can luff.

17373580035_b8981b05ba_z.jpgWinches by Saberwing007, on Flickr

16753283643_2efbd78bf0_z.jpgMaximum Reach by Saberwing007, on Flickr

Finally, the major structural flaw I alluded to earlier: Some connection in the turntables is not that sturdy, so the crane lists pathetically to one side or the other.

17373232621_33d222ea61_z.jpgLeaning by Saberwing007, on Flickr

As a last thing, here is an LDD render of what this machine would look like in blue, if the parts existed.

16751349904_6ae47d45af_z.jpgLtl2600blue by Saberwing007, on Flickr

And finally, the LXF file: Link

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I love It! You just have To use new plastic Small tracks To make It look better imo ;)

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