MinusAndy

Ford RS200 MOC WIP

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Update: I've been fairly busy with this. I'm still working full time so building as much as I can. I have a dilemma: Originally I wasn't going to make the bonnet open but then i made it as a module so it seemed worth a try. I can't make the wheel arch split like the real car though and I'm trying to keep it fairly faithful. Do I A: Not have the bonnet opening so I can improve the arches. B. Build a flip front with the grille, bonnet and 3/4 of the arch? C, Leave it as it is?

It's still very much WIP and I'm considering putting an H manual box in it instead of the sequential shifter. There are more pics on my flickr if anyone is interested.

 

Hi everyone, I thought I’d post some pics of my RS200 work in progress 

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

Nice modelling!

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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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