pagicence

[MOC] Iveco Stralis Hi-Way (42078 alternative)

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Dear Lego Technic fans,

A little while ago I've built this MOC (for which I got inspiration from ETS2, where is my favorite truck) in LDD only and it has sat on Rebricable ever since. A month ago, thanks to our fellow builder @Nequmodiva it came to life.

These are my LDD pictures:

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And these are pictures and comments posted by @Nequmodiva on rebrickable:

- bottom view of the chassis

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"I know a lot of people are crazy about double wheels. But if this can only be achieved by reduced stability I would always prefer stability instead. The axles of the back wheels are only hold in place by the small gears inside the differential which is not very secure."

 

- top view of the chassis

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"The pistons of the fake engine are only hold by gravity. If you turn the model around they will fall out."

 

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"The cabin does tilt which is nice. But not very far and does not stay open."

 

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"Doors open and cabin has interior."

 

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"Side wind deflectors could be better attached. They will always move around."

"The steering knob will sometimes come off when pulling the truck backwards. Now I know why they included an additional half bush here on the main model."

- BTW, I fixed the steering knob and it won't pull off anymore.

 

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"Probably should have used the panels with window stickers at the side. Like this I had to use them on the trailer."

"Also had to use the part with "8" sticker on the grill, because there are not enough without sticker of these."

"Would have been nice if the designer had uploaded a photo where you can see where the stickered parts go. Is it correct to use the Mack sign on this Iveco truck? ;)"

 

- There are a few more pictures of a truck and trailer, but for some reason they can't be embedded.

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Great MOC, and thanks for sharing.

I must confess, I find the 50mm tires frustrating for the comment you share:

35 minutes ago, pagicence said:

"I know a lot of people are crazy about double wheels. But if this can only be achieved by reduced stability I would always prefer stability instead. The axles of the back wheels are only hold in place by the small gears inside the differential which is not very secure."

For a 15 wide truck, I have started removing the differential and running the drive from only one side of the wheels. It's not optimal, but the wheels don't fall off. I use a 5.5 with stop axle on one side, and a 8 with stop axle with a bevel gear on the other. I have used this here, and here

These trucks need TLG to develop a 5.5 axle with stop that is 7 or 7.5 long. Here's to hoping. 

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I walk pass a Stralis each morning when on my way to work. It is one ugly truck in my opinion. The exterior and emblems just looks a bit tacky somehow. Your model on the other hand looks really good. I'll take your LEGO version over the real one any day of the week. :)

Nice work!

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21 hours ago, pagicence said:

A little while ago I've built this MOC (for which I got inspiration from ETS2, where is my favorite truck) in LDD only and it has sat on Rebricable ever since. A month ago, thanks to our fellow builder @Nequmodiva it came to life.

I didn't know you built it in LDD only. I thought you very just too lazy to makes photos :laugh:. Why didn't you build it? Do you not own 42078? Then why did you design an alternate for it?

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24 minutes ago, Nequmodiva said:

Do you not own 42078?

I do not own 42078.

25 minutes ago, Nequmodiva said:

Then why did you design an alternate for it?

Why not. I got the idea and went with it. At the time 42078 was very popular and everybody were doing some kinds of mods and mocs for it, so I figured I give it a go. I wanted to build a small scale truck and this came just at the right time.

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On 9/15/2018 at 1:19 PM, pagicence said:

At the time 42078 was very popular

Was? It is still quite popular ;)
Nice model, but I'd go for a low loader trailer.

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