Makorol

Scammell Crusader Wrecker

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Hello guys! Do you like British trucks? A lot of people think they are ugly, but I love them! So here's my newest MOC - British wrecker Scammell Crusader.

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Maybe some of you have seen it on youtube or flickr, but I decided to write something about it here.

In THIS group on Flickr you can see some real Scammells.

Although the most important thing of building the model was its look, the truck is fully motorized.

There are 6 motors inside:

- PF XL motor for drive

- PF Medium motor for steering

- PF Medium motor for towing arm elevation

- PF Medium motor for towing fork elevation

- PF Medium motor for driving the winch

- 71427 motor for outriggers (with pneumatic autovalve)

The front winch is driven by the main PF XL motor, there is a lever behind the cab used to turn the winch on.

There are also 3 pairs of Lego PF LEDs and 4 old 9v lights.

This is how the underside looks like:

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I know, the truck is too slow, but now it would be very hard to change the gearing.

More photos can be seen here:

Brickshelf Gallery (there are photos of some details)

Flickr

And, of course, the video:

Happy New Year to all of you!

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Awesome truck Makorol with lot's of cool detail,It look just like the real thing. :sweet:

Edited by Alasdair Ryan

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This is amazing :wub:, I like how you did the outriggers :classic:

And you aren't alone Makorol, I like British trucks too :wub:

Edited by legomuppet9

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Excellent! Good functions and colour scheme. I like the lights. Those pneumatics bits used on the out riggers look familiar. Are they the older pneumatic parts that take only one tube?

H

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Excellent! Good functions and colour scheme. I like the lights. Those pneumatics bits used on the out riggers look familiar. Are they the older pneumatic parts that take only one tube?

H

Yes they are first generation pneumatics.

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It is ugly.....but your model looks great! :wink:

Your choice and use of colors is outstanding!

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That is one lovely truck m8. Looks like a lot of effort went in to it.

Just question: you use medium motor for steering. Are servo motored not strong enough?

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Very realistic! I like the implemented functions and build finishing!

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Thank you guys for your comments!

I've received some feedback saying that the truck is too slow. And yes, I agree. So I changed the gearing, and now the model is faster. And I'm thinking about making another video, a longer one, showing all the functions in detail, like the mechanics that are inside and a trick that I invented for pneumatics.

Would you be interested in seeing that video?

Just question: you use medium motor for steering. Are servo motored not strong enough?

First of all, I don't have a servo :/ But I think, that for a big, slow truck, servo motor wouldn't be very useful, because in that kind of vehicles you need precision.

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Would you be interested in seeing that video?

Absolutely! It is always a good learning experience to see how other builders make frames and tie all the functions together.

tim

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Ok, It's been a while, but I'm back with a new video!

It's totally different from my other videos, but I think you'll like it.

It's in Full HD, so turn the full screen on and enjoy some beautiful shots of the truck.

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