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[MOC] Nooteboom 8 Axle Semi Trailer

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LEGO Mercedes-Benz Actros 4160 SLT With Nooteboom MCO 121 by Jaap Kroon, on Flickr

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LEGO Mercedes-Benz Actros 4160 SLT With Nooteboom MCO 121 by Jaap Kroon, on Flickr

After years making prototypes of steered trailers, we, JaapTechnic and LiftingBricks, finally made it to create a system to make a semi trailer with automated steering axles.

This system uses the angular displacement of the fifth wheel to steer the axles. This all happens with pure LEGO powerfunctions.

In the following video you can watch this system in action.

In the video are the following models presented:

  • Nooteboom MCO 121 semi trailer
  • Mercedes-Benz Actros 4160 SLT
  • Volkswagen Transporter T5 escort van
  • Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 build by LiftingBricks

For the Nooteboom and Mercedes are building instructions available.

The Volkswagen van will be digitalised for instructions end 2015, begin 2016.

Nooteboom 8 axle semi trailer

Functions:

  • Lights
  • 7 automatic steered axles by PF servos

Length: 113cm (153cm extended)

Parts: 2768

Mercedes-Benz Actros 4160 SLT

Functions:

  • Lights; front bumper and warning lights
  • 2 steered axles by PF servo
  • 2 driven axles by XL motor
  • SBrick

Length: 46cm

Parts: 2722

Volkswagen Transporter T5

Functions:

  • Lights; 24 LifeLites LEDs with customised circuitboard
  • Frontwheel steering by PF servo
  • Rear wheel driven by L motor
  • SBrick

Length: 32,5cm

Parts: unknown

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Volkswagen Transporter T5 stuck in the sand by Jaap Kroon, on Flickr

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Lego volkswagen transporter t5 interior (WIP) by Jaap Kroon, on Flickr

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LEGO Mercedes-Benz Actros 4160 SLT With Nooteboom MCO 121 by Jaap Kroon, on Flickr

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LEGO Mercedes-Benz Actros 4160 SLT With Nooteboom MCO 121 by Jaap Kroon, on Flickr

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One of the best construction m-related videos. Great scenery and of course, awesome models. Always nice to see that Liebherr. Other models are equally nice, too.

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Once again just jaw dropping building and flawless design. Watched this over and over and every time I'm looking for the driver of the Truck and the VW :blush: this is surreal.

Outstanding work :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Great movie and of course great models! The amount of detail is wonderful and the stickers really finish it. You have to look closely to see that it's LEGO.

I don't recall seeing the crane before, it's huge and awesome and things.

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I took some time (yes, just some seconds, but ...), to understand, that first picture is lego model.

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Cool design. It's almost looks real :-) And really nice vidéo too !

Edited by samlr

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That video is mega-awesome! The professional filming style and the attention to detail makes you think twice if it's Lego or not. Amazing work, thanks for sharing :)

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Great video of some great models. You managed to get some serious steering angle on the last wheel, impressive.

I suppose the steering angles do not scale down when the trailer is extended, or do they change proportionally with the length?

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First, Thanks to anyone! It's really nice to see that anyone likes these models.... LEGO models to be more specific :grin:

Very nice video indeed!

The only way that you can that it is LEGO and not real cars is that there are no people inside... :wink:

And did the windmill come together in the end?

The windmill, which i made especially for this video, wasn't designed to put together.

When you need a windmill in scale 1:16 you probably need something which is still around 8/9 meters... :laugh:

That's just insane and not possible for the LEGO crane too.

Great video of some great models. You managed to get some serious steering angle on the last wheel, impressive.

I suppose the steering angles do not scale down when the trailer is extended, or do they change proportionally with the length?

This trailer extends only by connecting a unit in between. Cause the whole back of the trailer is full of electronics and moving steering arms.

And indeed, the steering angle must be scaled down when you extend the trailer. Which can be done easily by exchanging a gear.

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Simply incredible. I'll echo other sentiments here- without close inspection, it's often hard to tell it's a model! Beautiful functions, too. Bravo! :sweet:

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Hi Jaap, very nice trailer. Almost real. Like the combo with the Actros, but that is normal, i am a Merc man but still the Scania tower is my favorit.

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The level of realism is just amazing. More than once I had to convince myself that I was not looking at the real thing. Also really dig the camera work in the video. Big kudos!

Edited by Kelkschiz

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I think I'm going to build my Actros and trailer, drop my wish list and build this as a new Lego(life)purpose.

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I think the gooseneck would be detachable and the the machine can drive up some small ramps at the front of the bed.

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No that is not logical. The gooseneck is only detacheble for mounting front wheels. Loading happens on the back with ramps. Why would you detach the gooseneck if the ride hide is the same as the back, it is a semi. Loading on the front happens only with low loaders.

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This trailer is just a semi trailer. With a lot of axles... So it isn't a modular trailer and the gooseneck isn't detachable.

Semi trailers are mostly used to transport non wheeled objects i guess. This trailer has an payload of 120ton at low speed, better place an old steam loc on top of it instead of a little excavator :wink:

But it is still possible, there are support rails on the end of the trailer where ramps can be hooked on.

So the LEGO version also haves these support rails for ramps. You can see them on 1:52 in the movie. The deck of the trailer is already a bit angled on the end.

EDIT, like Henkl said :laugh:

Edited by jaaptechnic

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I'm complety blown away, the attention to detail makes it perfect. Ive had to watch it a few times to remind myself that it is actually Lego. Well done.

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