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Fairground Generator Truck [MOC]

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After buying the Ferris Wheel to go with the Fairground Mixer, I thought it'd be interesting to make a generator truck to power the rides.

33208585656_b3659d03bb_z.jpg2017-03-04_03-43-32 by fathomer1977, on Flickr

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Removing the 4X6 curved wedges on the top reveal the top of the battery compartment and top of the switch wires. The 2x2 grid is the power button. 

33121706951_24df96ae11_z.jpg2017-03-04_03-37-22 by fathomer1977, on Flickr

A closer look at the internals:

32880918600_ece057e297_z.jpgDSC_0018 by fathomer1977, on Flickr

As you can see, it's a tight fit inside.

33222138346_6b2ab3a2d7_z.jpgDSC_0022 by fathomer1977, on Flickr

The battery box is actually a major part of the frame and hinders easy access to change batteries. 

32420893324_46c2f67656_z.jpgDSC_0026 by fathomer1977, on Flickr

The wires are tucked under the body, hence the plate on the bottom

32880917930_55d969e56f_z.jpgDSC_0028 by fathomer1977, on Flickr

My two problems:

The contact points on the side pull off when disconnecting the wires to the rides. 

The bars which are for the operator to connect to the switch fall easily out. I haven't decided on a solution yet. 

Overall I'm really happy is that it looks like a basic City truck. I had tried using the larger battery box but couldn't make it look clean enough. The proportions work for the truck. 

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