MinusAndy

Ford RS200 MOC FINISHED?

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After 2 years I have finally finished my MOC of the Ford RS 200. More info on the original can be found here: https://rallygroupbshrine.org/the-group-b-cars/rally-cars/ford-rs200/

I originally decided to build it a few years ago and Bought the 9:11 gt3 to learn how to use studless technic so I could have a go at building this. Its had countless rebuilds and tweaks and I'm finally happy with it, I will continue to mess about and improve it though. It originally had a lot more system on it but I've tried to evolve as much as I can out over time, Just because I really like the technic aesthetic.

I've tried to build it in the spirit of the original so it has 2 shocks per wheel, Double wishbones front and rear, All unequal. A centre box with modular body panels. Opening rear clam shell, mid-engine with two prop-shafts connecting the front mounted gearbox. Spare wheel in the engine bay etc

Features:

5+R gearbox in H pattern, mounted in the front as in the original.

Adjustable Centre Diff with Fully open, around 35% closed and around 75% closed (this is based on how it feels spinning the wheels). operated from lever next to the gear lever.

4wd.

Working Fake Engine with cam chain (the original is a belt but it looked weird with bands).

Ackerman steering.

Independent long travel suspension with unequal length wishbones and 2 shocks per wheel.

Opening rear clam with locking lever behind the seat.

Opening bonnet with realistic bonnet pop mechanism operated from the passenger footwell.

Opening doors.

Opening glove box.

Here are some Pics. Better ones with an actual camera. and a video coming soon.

Thanks to Grey Gear, Rudvidk and others for advice, without which this model would have been even more shonky than it is.

Finished!

 

Finished!Finished!Finished!Finished!

 

Finished!Finished!Finished!

 

 

Finished!Finished!Finished!

 

 

Finished!Finished!

 I just spotted some bits of roll cage that need a squeeze!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/186653841@N02/with/50075755636/ There are loads of build pics on here if anyone is interested in that sort of thing.

Thanks for looking. 

Andy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m not really into pointy Italian cars and stuff like that. I’m a fan of ugly, purposeful stuff and there’s not many cars more ugly and purposeful than this ‘80’s group B rally monster. For 12 years it was the worlds fastest accelerating production car and I love that amid the cutting edge technology it also has a load of stuff raided from Fords Sierra parts bins.

 

 

I’ve been thrashing away at this for a while. It’s my first Lego build since about 1998 so it’s taken a while to get to grips with studless building techniques. 
The front is now at a stage where I’m reasonably happy with it. 
Function wise it has working suspension with two shocks per wheel, as the original. It’s got a moving BDT engine with working cam chain. 
sequential 4 speed gearbox in the front, as the original. (Though the original wasn’t sequential I really wanted to build a rally style shifter)

It also has 4wd with three diffs, (the centre diff is semi open using a modified clutch wheel.)Steering, opening doors, will have opening rear clamshell and probably a few decals.

Hopefully I’ll get the rear clamshell built in the next couple of months and then I can turn my attentions to a huge A10 thunderbolt that I’ve been casually flirting with building for a while now.

More WIP pics. #ford #rs200 #techniclego

 

More WIP pics. #ford #rs200 #techniclego

 

More WIP pics. #ford #rs200 #techniclego

 

Edited by MinusAndy
Finished?

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Looks very promising. This was one of my favourite Matchbox models, I still have it.

 

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16 hours ago, mrcngrck said:

beast!

I had planned to build a road going one a couple of years back with a Volvo t5 lump in it but a change in circumstances means the Lego one will have to do.

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I've made some reasonable progress on this in the last few days, being rained off at work has its advantages;)

 

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Still lots to do, Im not happy with the rear arch shape yet, and lots of other bits!

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10 hours ago, jorgeopesi said:

The best Lego wheels for me, nice car :thumbup: .

Yeah the current supercar wheels are too wide for stuff that isn’t a lambo. They’re perfect for 80’s stuff

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she's a beauty! And great to see someone re-using some 8880 parts

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@MinusAndy: Can you please leave a reference to which real racecar this replica is based on? Is this supposed to be an Escort? Sorry if I´m so ignorant, but I couldn´t find anything matching your version properly by google :oh:

I suppose the wheel archtes would look better if simply leaving the flex axles or maybe using a double row of them. Otherwise it looks promising, especially the chassis and engine details. And I love those wheels too :sweet:.

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9 hours ago, brunojj1 said:

Can you please leave a reference to which real racecar this replica is based on?.

https://www.supercars.net/blog/1986-ford-rs200-evolution/

 

the wikipedia article on the RS200 is also quite good.

9 hours ago, brunojj1 said:

@MinusAndy: Can you please leave a reference to which real racecar this replica is based on?.

https://www.supercars.net/blog/1986-ford-rs200-evolution/

 

it's not based on a racecar - it's a production car under homologation rules meaning the racecar/production car are pretty much the same thing with the exception of some safety related items

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20 hours ago, brunojj1 said:

@MinusAndy: Can you please leave a reference to which real racecar this replica is based on? Is this supposed to be an Escort? Sorry if I´m so ignorant, but I couldn´t find anything matching your version properly by google :oh:

I suppose the wheel archtes would look better if simply leaving the flex axles or maybe using a double row of them. Otherwise it looks promising, especially the chassis and engine details. And I love those wheels too :sweet:.

Here’s a pretty comprehensive article: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/rallygroupbshrine.org/the-group-b-cars/rally-cars/ford-rs200/%3famp

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Cool!

That is a car I have thought is pretty impressive for a while, but this is the first Technic model of it I have seen yet!

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Posted (edited)

Not many MOCs with 8880 wheels, still the best CV joints Lego have made.

Nice modelling!

Edited by amorti

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18 hours ago, amorti said:

Not many MOCs with 8880 wheels, still the best CV joints Lego have made.

Nice modelling!

Yeah I really like these wheels for scale. I find the CV joints sometimes drift down the axles so I've started putting the springs from soft shock absorbers over the axle to push them into the housing. Do Lego make a wheel that fits this tyre size aside from these ones as I hate the ridiculously wide ones.

 

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On 5/1/2020 at 6:22 PM, MinusAndy said:

Do Lego make a wheel that fits this tyre size aside from these ones as I hate the ridiculously wide ones.

The tyres used in set 42000 (Grand Prix Racer) and 42110 (LR Defender) are equal in diameter and thread pattern to the tyres used in 8880.

All the tyres that fit the 15038 rim (6 spokes, 6 pinholes)44772 rim (6 spokes, 3 pinholes) and 49294 rim (Defender rims) will fit on the 8880 rim almost perfectly (including Unimog tyres and large balloon tyres). And vice versa 8880 tyres will fit those rims almost perfectly. It seems that, on the 8880 rim, the distance between the ridges on the sides where the tyre slots in are a fraction closer to eachother in overall width compared to the newer rims, so when you use them with a motorized model I don't think newer tyres will stay put without additional measures.

See example comparison with exact same tyre. The 'cheeks' of the tyre on the 8880 rim are bend inwards a little bit because of the slots in the rims being closer to eachother:

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3 hours ago, MP LEGO Technic creations said:

What a beautiful model!

Thanks! It’s getting there.

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