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42055 Bucket wheel excavator - c-model

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Hi there,

after thinking a while about a possible c-model I found one that needed just about two hours... the main idea was to build a smaller sized version of the dump truck which is included in the 42055 set (very similar to the 42035).

The dump truck runs in a double wheel made of eight annular gear quarters. It is driven by the XL motor. The big wheel can rotate in both directions, so the little truck will drive either uphill or downhill - just like a hamster in his wheel.  

That's all. No gearbox, no gimmicks, no intricate mechanisms.

 

Just for fun... might be a rate of about 3 % of the 3,900 parts... so there are enough spare parts for some more modifications and additions   ;-)       (maybe a gear box after all, or a more sophisticated array for the counterweight).

 

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=569964

 

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(One of the biggest challenges in this c-model was the fact that there are only three tan-coloured axle pins - but the truck needs four wheels. So I used a dark red 3L axle with stop for the rear wheel on the right side (not visible on the pictures).  ;-)

 

 

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Good one, you can name it dumpster wheel :)

2 hours ago, Leonardo da Bricki said:

Now watch as Sariel's next build is a hamster wheel... :laugh:

Same thought came to mind :sweet:.

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That looks like fun and I like the use of the panel for the tipper truck. I would like to see a video too.

On 6/4/2017 at 5:18 PM, Leonardo da Bricki said:

Now watch as Sariel's next build is a hamster wheel... :laugh:

No, somebody else already did it :devil:

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