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[CMODEL] 42042 - FORKLIFT

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Hi,

after my  [CMODEL] 42042 - Bulldozer I decided to publish my next alternative build for 42042

this time it is a FORKLIFT.

I only used parts from 42042 except for the string (265cm needed) - I chose light green to make it more visible.

Features:

4 motorized functions:

- drive (front axle) with differential (made thanks to turntable)

- steering (rear axle) (manual HOG steering when steering position on gearbox in neutral is there too) - Ackerman steering

- tilting of the mast

- lifting of the forks

The mast is telescopic. Forks move in 4 segments. Lifting is achieved by system of string and pulleys. Lifting is not the fastest but that is intentional. My goal was to go for "as high as possible" design, instead of "fast" one.

Wheels go really well on carpets, blankets. They tend to slip on hard surfaces (tiles), they are made from tracks (42042 has no tires) - it is easy to modify/replace tire wheels (You can do it. I do not want to, I want to keep it as C-Model)

Gearbox's levers is easy to access. The gearbox is 4 channels/functions two-way kind.

Easy and simple battery change. The battery pack also serves as counterweight.

Details:

lights, steps, logical position of stickers from 42042 A-model (no altering), seat (made from tracks!), steering wheel, mirrors, levers etc.

MOC designed completely digital free way, no computers were used, just old-fashioned building, rebuilding and again, again. 

I hope you will like it. Please excuse my photos.

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leftover parts:

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EDIT:

NEW VIDEO:

NEW PICTURES:

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INSTRUCTIONS PREVIEW:

LEGO level quality. Step by step, hi res.

With all the necessary details, additional pictures, arrows etc.

Bill of material, Stickers (not altered from 42042 A-Model), Battery replacement sequence, Function explanation

https://rebrickable.com/mocs/J_C/forkliftcmodel42042

(It took me forever to make the instructions - there are 324pages (cover to cover) - 19pages only on threading the string through all the rollers and pulleys)

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RENDERS:

from 3D model I made - ex post - for instruction creation:

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thats really cool! looks like a handfull to play with from that vid, haha!, i like it and really good height on those forks!

would love to see internal operations/design.

I just love 42042 set also! so many variations comming out for C model.

well done indeed.

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11 minutes ago, MangaNOID said:

thats really cool! looks like a handfull to play with from that vid, haha!, i like it and really good height on those forks!

would love to see internal operations/design.

I just love 42042 set also! so many variations comming out for C model.

well done indeed.

Thanks. When I designed bulldozer from 42042 I though I was pressured for space for gearing inside, but it was nothing compare to this. under the "floor" of the cabin, it is packed, packed. :classic:

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Clever.  C builds are more difficult than I think people realize.  Tracks for seats?  Creative.  -- the design is almost futuristic, almost like a concept build or something. 

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19 hours ago, nerdsforprez said:

Clever.  C builds are more difficult than I think people realize.  Tracks for seats?  Creative.  -- the design is almost futuristic, almost like a concept build or something. 

Thanks, I agree. It is harder (but also IMO more rewarding) when you are limited to parts that you have in the set. I like building C-models (mainly as challenge) and many many times I find myself in the situation like: "I wish there would be 4 of these", but there are only 3 and you have to think around it. I like this kind of building. 

here is seat prototype pic:

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I was very excited when I figure this one out. I had to redesign it afterwards anyway, because as in the picture it was too bulky and I needed some parts that held it together somewhere else, so I had to change the "fitting".

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Excellent work... I've been meaning to purchase the instructions for the bulldozer.  This just makes 42042 that much more awesome and a must buy for any remaining skeptics out there.  ????

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8 hours ago, GBTechnic said:

Excellent work... I've been meaning to purchase the instructions for the bulldozer.  This just makes 42042 that much more awesome and a must buy for any remaining skeptics out there.  ????

Thank you.

I have 2 more Cmodels for 42042 in the process (no idea when it might be finished - if - I hope - time is the critical factor for me and rare and expensive "commodity"). I am sort of sad that 42042 might be already discontinued this year, but if my humble c-modeling would convince anybody to buy 42042, I would be happy (mainly for them, because 42042 rocks!).  :sweet:

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Very nice C-Model! The design is very original, the use of tracks for wheels and for the seat works well and I'm impressed with the height it can reach. 

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On 11/25/2016 at 1:55 PM, BusterHaus said:

Very nice C-Model! The design is very original, the use of tracks for wheels and for the seat works well and I'm impressed with the height it can reach. 

Thanks. I really appreciate feedback.  :wink:

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I added more information. New pictures, renders, video, instruction preview. Link to Rebrickable will be added when (if) approved there.

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