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Hi eurobrickers

This is what we will talking about here: a mini scale semi dump truck based on a Mercedes Arocs 6X4 and a solid tilting bed mounted on one 3 axle trailer.

This time I decided to keep it small. My son asked me for something simple this time but fun to play with. So I do.

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I worked hard on the design of this little set. The smaller it is hardest the design is I found. I am however quiet happy with the end result.

From the front view you can see I choose a contrasted color scheme for this truck. Regular blue frame, white cab and black to simulate the plastic covers and accessories of the cab.

I place light, traffic signs, rear view mirror, antenna and gyro on the top. All we need to make it look good, as in real life model.

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The top view show the roof treatment. This part was particularly hard to find. You have a discreet HOG, the security roof trap that opens and two small panels to finish the roof line

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Viewed from the back you can see I managed a space for the rear window, exhaust pipe, spare wheel and a toolbox. I do not forget the back lighting with one projector but also rear stop and traffic lights.

The 5th wheel is a simple pin connection. I found another system (mechanical lock) but it doesn't match perfectly the scale of the model so I decided to remove it.

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But there is something more about this cab...it tilts and the doors can be opened showing the interior with two seats and steering wheel (not it is not operational :classic:)

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The complete model is 36X8X11 cm. I am particulary satisfied with the proportion of the whole thing.

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Rear view of the trailer, same detail attention than for the tractor unit. You can see at first plan the locking system of the bed's door (simple friction pin).

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And here is the view of the railer once lifted. The mecha is dead simple: one linear actuator in direct link with the HOG place on a real ergonomic place. Few pieces, great playability.

The trailer as also a retractable parking support with simple linkage command and lock point to assure it's stability.

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Here it is:

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But that's not all. I manage the all wheel one good ground clearance as my son play with it on it's bed (often by night :sceptic:) and I realized a quiet complex pendular suspention on all axle.

The system is based on Pippasseyeyoyo's one developed on his own semi dump truck. I just scale it down a little :classic:.

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Suspention in action. the first axle is rigid on the tractor unit

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So here it is...do not hesitate to comment it and any good idea to improve it is welcome.

Steph.

 

 

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nice design for this size, I really like the tipping bed and the clever design for operating it.

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Thats awesome, i really like small models and so much functionality. Incredible.

May we get a belly shot? The suspension sounds interesting :classic:

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Great model. The proportions are just spot on.:thumbup:

I really like the way you balance between functionality and aesthetics. I know that making designs look good in a small scale is even more difficult than on a larger scale, but you pulled it off beautifully.

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I just day: Each MOC from you would be and would deserve to be an official set of TLG... the crane truck, the rubbish truck, this little and cute one - just awesome and fascinating building skills 

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I just day: Each MOC from you would be and would deserve to be an official set of TLG... the crane truck, the rubbish truck, this little and cute one - just awesome and fascinating building skills 

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As it was asked for here are two pictures of the pendular suspension system:

 

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Such clever solutions and details everywhere, again a true masterpiece proves that small is just as great as bigger models. :wub: :thumbup:

I admire your skills, hat off.

Edited by agrof

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I'm sorry @steph77 but this is not a pendular suspension. Your's is a bogey system. But I like your Truck an Teailer very much. Wish I could build so well...

 

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This is a very well done build. Nice functions and a very eye catching color scheme. :thumbup:

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Someone did something nice with 42025 :thumbup: !!!

If anything Technic ever had a hope on Lego Ideas (I get it.....not likely) this is what I envision would.  Great looks, great functions....this really is the whole package......

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Awesome MOC, I am amazed at the functions included in such a small model. It looks great, and the suspension is really good. :thumbup:

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