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[MOD] 42078 Flatbed Trailer

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Mack bought, built and.. boring?
How about making a new trailer for it?

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Let's say that I was bored and decided to rebuild 42078 into something different. But after disassembling the trailer, I thought that it could be rebuild into different trailer.

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The trailer has only one function, landing gear. Operated by levers on either side of the trailer:

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Being built from limited amount of parts, it has one flaw - can be driven only on flat surfaces, due to minimum spacing between its frame and truck's rear:

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You have been warned :P

And if some would like to build it, here are free instructions:

https://bricksafe.com/files/M_longer/42078-alt/flatbed/42078-Flatbed.pdf

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(Mack model made by Philo)

Sample pages:
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After approval by Rebrickable, it will be available with parts list here:
https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-12680/M_longer/42078-flatbed-trailer/

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1 minute ago, efferman said:

is it only built with setparts?

 

Yes. Only with parts from trailer, the truck remains untouched.

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That looks really good! Effective use of all the panels. Aside from the linear actuators, how many parts are left from the original trailer?

And I don't think the limited space between truck and trailer is a flaw: it looks proportional to what I observe on real trucks.

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3 minutes ago, Ludo Visser said:

Aside from the linear actuators, how many parts are left from the original trailer?

More than half? I am not sure, flatbed uses 481 parts, these are leftotvers:

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Really nice, despite the lack of functions !
I was thinking of something like this since I first saw the set.

Thank you for taking time to make free instructions too. :-)

Do you think it would be possible to add a folding loading ramp at the back with the leftover parts ? It would be nice to be able to lad a vehicle on it. ^^

 

Something like this :

40-tonnes-low-bed-trailer-with-rear-load

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I was planning to rebuild the 42078, but I will this time build it with your trailer. Thanks for the instructions!

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On 9/6/2018 at 7:46 PM, andythenorth said:

How about an end-dump or side-dump?  Using the linear actuators :classic:

I have idea for complete C model, truck and trailer, I will try to build it before 2018 ends.

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