TheItalianBrick

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    Potential Questions for LEGO Designers

    PNEUMATICS PARTS As flagship models are growing up in size don't you feel the need for longer pneumatic cylindres? PF ELEMENTS Will micro motors appear again? Don't you think some models would be better if those where used in them?
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    they only deform when flexed...and them come back to their normal shape....they axles are 5 studs lenght...hard to bend anyway! infact if you want to soften it you just need to use longer axles! Different situation at the rear where a 9 studs axle is used....in this case there is more bend...but again not too visible!
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    these leafsprings work perfectly! No issues whatsoever, it takes a bit of experience to set up a good flex between when the truck is loaded/unloaded. To explain you how it works: the flex it's given by the 5 and a 5.5. axle connected with a #4 connector....these 2 axles plus the connector get the same shape of a leafspring when not loaded....if I load the truck the will star flex...giving resistance! Simple as in the reality! Cheers, yes basically in italian you would say that! :) Thanks man! Hope one day I'll buildi this one too!
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    Thanks Lucio! appreciate your kind words! One day I'll make an Iveco Stralis at this scale....to park next your amazing one!! The reason why is heavy it's simply: the truck is filled up with 5 motors, 2 IR receivers, batter box, switches, pumps, valves, air tank, and then the chassis itself had to be reinforced in order not to bend! But good thing I keep everything clean and sleek! For the steering have a look at the pics! Thanks very much! Thanks one more time!! Some pics:
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    And thanks for your kind words as well!! Well if I don't make instructions I'll share the LDD file so everybody can build it and understand better how everything is made and works! Probably the chassis/suspensions at the moment it's what everybody is waiting for :blush: So tell me, when do you consider a model heavy? I always struggle with this....I mean this truck is around 3,5 KG with crane and tipping bed....and I know 1 L motor is just ok but 2 would be better. I was thinking of doing MAN TGX 5 axles to pull a low bed with something on it...in this case I would have 2 XL.... How much your models weights more or less?
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    Yes will be very similar! It won't be all those things together.....maybe I'll do a snow plow version with salt spreader About the driving motor I'm not happy with only one L motor but it was a wise choice in order to keep the chassis lower and to create space for the compressor. About the front axles: one suggestion is to avoid using UV joint to connect them two....this doesn;t happen in real life...why people insist on doing this mistake in Lego?! The secret is to follow what happens in real life and re-produce it with lego pieces...so my MAN has leafsprings and no use at all of shock absorber!! The cabin is actually 16 studs, the front grill 17 and the wheelarches 18. I know this sounds crazy....but if you look at the white 13 beam under the windscreen it has two 3L white beams attached at each side, but on top view these beams have almost a 45 degree angle to make the cabin more round (less flat) so this trick gives the cabin a 16 (actually 16.5) studs width instead of 17! Will take a pic of this detail aswell!
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    Ok guys, today coming back home I had a look at the model and I think the problem it's just given by the way I took photos (maybe wrong lenses-zoom- 35mm) but to me the model looks very good...not tall at all! So what I'll do is to show you some comparison double check with blueprints and if then there is some changes to do I'll try to apply them where possible! Also I'll try to take different photos hopefully will show it how it really is! And some more pics of the chassis, axles and steering system are on the way! Thanks so far for all the positive comments and also helpful opinions given by all of you!
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    hey 2Lego it's great to have more opinion (and your's means a lot to me) and I'm sure I'll find out what's wrong with the cabin...then solve it! Yes the crane goes behind the cabin and then there is a tipping bed....like most of truck like this does! But I'm planning different combos with different attachments!
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    Thanks both guys! Eventually I'll re-work a bit the cabin! Soon to show more pics!
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    [MOC] Kalmar 180-9

    As I love heavy forklift I can only say this is wonderfully executed! Tidy and works well!! I also like the mix between studless and sudded design! Well done!!!
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    Thanks thirdwigg, and hopefully the blue version i'm planning to build will look amazing too!
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    Thanks M, I think pics are giving everybody bad proportions impression, in reality the truck matches quite well the blueprints! It's true the cabin is something like 1 stud higher that what should be (actually it's not the all cabin but more the central part where the grill is) because of the V6 engine I had to put under it! Once at home I'll make some comparison from the LDD file I have with the blueprints! P.S. M would be nice to put mine next to yours...they would look cool close together!!
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    Thanks SM! I'll improve the front lights but I'm quite happy with the bumper: here you can see a comparison between the real thing and mine
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    Ryan in real life the TGS doesn't have such a wide cabin, as you know the doors are more inboard than other trucks so that the wheel arches looks wider...what I did was to keep the cabin 17 studs, the wheel arches 18 studs (half stud each side) and the wheels 19 studs!! This was a complex goal to achieve as normally with stud less design we use odd numbers. The good thing is that at the end it resemble the real thing almost perfectly (according to the blueprints i've used!) Will probably build a blue one as well....or yellow! I have 22 of the new pneumatics V2
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    Sorry but I'm a purist and I only use lego parts, I respect Effe's effort but after all this is a lego forum.... I like the challenge, to print 3D parts it's not challenging and kills the fantasy.... Thanks Max!! I've been testing the crane and it needs a bigger compressor.....will probably make few small videos before a final one! Keep an eye on this post man!
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    The problem is the sections extend and the hoses need to follow...on such a scale it's hard to clean up..but as I said will be improved! Also I'm planning to remove the JIB at the end and double the length of the main 2 extendable sections...will see how it turns out at the end! Thanks, yes it's a bit bulky but you need to consider this crane in real life are huge and powerful, and to make similar thin gin Lego it's hard! Anyway I'm happy and glad if you like it!
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    Effie the crane looks amazing yes but when I'll take pics of it on the truck you'll be even more amazed! I'm planning to double the length of it as well.... Well today there is not much light...so you guys have to wait a bit for extra pics! the front axle it's so complex give the traction and the steering linkage....will show as soon as possible! it's not easy to route all those tubes! I did a good job but I know how to improve it...it's a matter of time! And as said the pics are not good...sorry...I'll wait when there is more light!
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    Technic Photography

    Thanks Zblj! I was simply experimenting…you can see many other pics in my bricksafe folder. When the MOC is finished I'll take pics outside!
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    [TC9] Sandvik mine loader/ Sandvik DD2710 .

    Lol I'm not offended by anything at all. If you call some one random builder it sounds like you are downgrading him/her. Well look at the the model, there is the answer! And I'm enjoying this model right now because it's well done and looks good! So basically I need to be a truck driver if I want to design a truck? tell me this is a joke please…. Anyway let's stop it here, I apologize for the off topic!
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    [TC9] Sandvik mine loader/ Sandvik DD2710 .

    And how do you know that guys doesn't work at mine too?
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    42043 - MB Arocs 3245 Mods and Improvements

    Listen, when I started 25 years ago I was the same, but trying hard and trying 10000 times I've got to a point where YES I do have enough skills to design a full suspended frame all wheel drive and much more than this! You are missing a point to me, it's not a challenge between us here, it's more like "hey we are a big family and we want to help each other", but in order to help each other you need to show something so we can give and receive advices on! Often Dafgek asks for instructions….I mean I couldn't enjoy Lego if I was only building from instructions…..just go and build something!!
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    [TC9] Sandvik mine loader/ Sandvik DD2710 .

    Hey D3K relax ok? It's a saying..it means, related to the fact we are on a forum, some people may have more posts of fame than others, not necessary more or better skills! and this is a statement nowadays as we live with internet! You are the one who is misunderstanding! I'm not calling M-Longer a douche. He has obviously experience but he did define that guy "random builder" (guess is because he also has 4 posts!!) One thing is to know these machines in real life, on thing is to call someone random builder! Also stop using the word attack with me, I'm not attacking anyone! Google the word "rude" and will see the meaning... Now back on the post...
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    42043 - MB Arocs 3245 Mods and Improvements

    Let's say, when it comes to chassis it's always a matter of beams, pins, axle….so I'm pretty sure everybody on here has a lot of spare ones! What I don't get is why do you always ask for instructions….I mean LEGO is all about being creative….so build up the Arocs cabin and then try to build your own chassis for it….no expectations…just have fun while doing it…and if doesn't work try again in a different way!
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    [TC9] Sandvik mine loader/ Sandvik DD2710 .

    How rude! Basically you are saying that who has more posts on here, who has more youtube views, then it's a better builder than those who have not! Remember this saying: Internet empowers the douche! Back on topic: great choice for the contest! looks clean so far, I do agree on the steering system being slow, but somehow the mini LA looks better than any other HOG steering! Can't wait for the bucket and the final model too!