TheItalianBrick

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    [WIP] Kalmar DCG180-330 Heavy Forklift

    Check out mine from few years ago if you need some inspirations... https://bricksafe.com/pages/TheItalianBrick/Hyster%2032-12%20Heavy%20Forklift
  2. Hi everyone, while working on my next MOC I've decided to start using Studio instead of LDD. I'm not a Studio expert yet and so far I've imported part of my MOC but I'm having problem at snapping a pneumatic small cylinder. On the left side you can see the interference between the peg connector and pneumatic part. While on the right side I can easily snap a pneumatic pump! Does anyone know or could please help me understand how to sort this out please? Also is there a way to extend/slide out the inner section of the pneumatic cylinder? TheItalianBrick http://
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    Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1

    No need to have any cable/wires going through it. The lower chassis has a battery and an Sbrick with 4 functions. The upper structure has 2 battery and 2 Sbrick for 8 functions. Everything is separated.
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    Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1

    In the past 2 months I've been working on a mobile crane. I initially started with the Liebherr 1350-6.1 but then decided to add another axle and go for the 1400-7.1 For reference I'm attaching an image of the Felbermayr livery I'm going for. I think blue is a nice alternative to the usual "yellow" technics mocs/cranes! image share Some of the features: integrated pneumatic suspensions (currently this crane can run both on pneumatics or normal shock absorbers) 7 solid axles of which 6 are steered and 5 are driven studded design (although the axles themselves are built in studless technique) as many details as possible (I haven't completed this MOC yet so at this stage there is room for adding more) decals/stickers where needed 2 or 3 Sbricks (1 in the carrier and 1or 2 in the upper structure) 2 L motor for driving 1 L motor for steering 1 M motor to extend the outriggers 1 M motor with autovalve to lower/raise the outriggers pneumatics. At the moment only the carrier has been completed digitally, upper structure to follow The chassis itself it's a 5 studs tall/thick and should provide enough rigidity. As you can see the outriggers take quite a lot of space, both driving and steering shafts had to go either below or above them! upload pictures Here a view of all the axles: currently showing pneumatic pumps but given how much they cost I've decided to use standard shock absorbers More renders. hosting images online image sharing sites free Hope you've enjoyed this. Will start building it soon hoping everything goes smooth! Then will develop the upper structure and share more images. Cheers, TheItalianBrick!
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    Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1

    I do agree don't get me wrong. I'll try this first and see. Why cables? All the cables for lifting and extending the main boom are in the upper structure. Or you mean PF motors cables? Sorry....
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    Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1

    Not really. The new turntable can only be rotate from the outside and that's not an option for me. Also my upper structure will have wheels to help rotate so it's not actually unsupported. But time will tell....there is always room for improvements.
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    Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1

    Hi guys, I've added a couple of more images to my bricksafe folder to show some progress. I've also phisically built the drivetrain with all the 7 axles and started building the chassis. No photos yet as I'm waiting for an order of parts to arrive first. Here the link as usual: https://bricksafe.com/pages/TheItalianBrick/liebherr-1400-7.1-mobile-crane The 2 main boom pistons are fantastic and I was able to make them relatively slim using a technique I believe never used before. Will reveal more details next post. Cheers
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    Axle Collection Thread

    I've added the files to my bricksafe folder. Here is the lnk: https://bricksafe.com/pages/TheItalianBrick/leaf-springs-suspensions Cheers
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    Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1

    You mean more work in progress images of the crane? The Forklift is a 2016 MOC that I've completed and all the images are in my bricksafe folder Igor. Thanks a lot.
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    Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1

    Thanks Igor. Feel free to have a look at my other MOCs on my bricksafe page (link in my signature) Front lights will be added as stickers to be honest. And yes 62.4 wheels. Thanks Jeroen!!!
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    Axle Collection Thread

    I've decided to contribute adding my leaf springs axles used on the MAN TGS. They are all driven and steered. 19 studs wide (same scale as the Arocs for reference) This is true leaf springs set up, requires no shock absorbers and works amazingly. On the rear tandem I was able to put a load of 1.8 KG and compression was around 90%. So perfect for heavy duty trucks. The front axles don't have an ackerman geometry but they do steer at different angles! If anyone can help on how to attach the Studio and LDD files I'd be happy to provide them.
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    Problem with Studio / Technic part

    Great M_longer, thanks a lot!
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    Problem with Studio / Technic part

    You are a star, thanks again! it doesn't show distinct parts unfortunately :(
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    Problem with Studio / Technic part

    No worries! Thanks again. Also my understanding is you can only add pneumatic hoses using a different software, right?
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    Problem with Studio / Technic part

    Perfect, thanks a lot! And regarding the extension of the inner section of the pneumatic cylinder, can it be done? or is the part seen as just one object and can't be modified?
  16. I love Lego, who doesn't after all! And easy to say each of us has, at least once, dreamt of designing an official Lego set. I work for JLR, JaguarLandRover and I'm a car designer (the real deal!) but I'm also a huge Lego fan and technic builder since the age of 3. A while back my design director, knowing I am a Lego fan, asked me if I wanted to support a special project, collaborating with Lego. I wasn't sure of what I would be working on but since it involved Lego I did accept the work without hesitation. Working on the real Defender is already a privilege, but working on a Lego version of it was a dream coming true! My role was to help Samuel and Milan (Lego Technic designers) with getting the proportions of the car right. They were fantastic while working around it and it was very inspiring for me to meet them in person. They even complimented my Lego Hyster Forklift. I'm not an official Lego designer by any mean, but I know there is a bit of me in that set indeed.... Hope you enjoy them both, real and Lego version of it!
  17. Thanks everyone for the nice words! I do hope this becomes a set everyone remembers and loves. It does look awesome in the flesh I can guarantee you and overall I'm myself a huge fan of the Defender as car so.... After working on the Defender I've taken onboard a new MOC (crane) and hopefully I'll soon be able to share!
  18. Hello, my entry for the TC6 contest it's a heavy forklift truck, the Hyster 32-12. The model has 8 functions (4 IR or 2 sBricks), it's 50% built at the moment and nearly completed on LDD/MLcad. Soon I'll put updates (photos, video, notes) Here a pic of what an Hyster 32-12 is: Thanks, and hold on for news. Video:
  19. Hello, as the new V2 pneumatics has been released I thought would have been nice to use them to create something amazing! I've been making swing arm cranes for more than 15 years and I love pneumatics aswell! So why not! - Scale of the cranes fits the 42043 Arocs, - Special sections designed for these cranes allow to have 4 extensions of the main boom in a 5X5 size boom!!! - They are WIP so although I've built them they need lots of tests to make sure work fine before make instructions! - they refer to real cranes, but obviously there are few compromises here and there! - Routing the hoses it's hard, but will get there don't worry! - There is a third and a fourth crane coming aswell so I'll update this topic time to time! - They will all be full RC cranes! - I'm designing a 8X8 MAN truck to suite the cranes, plus a subframe between cranes and truck as the real ones! (Huge subframes) Pics of the built ones will come soon, at the moment I don-t have all the parts on the right color so they look like a rainbow :tongue: (ordered parts so soon to complete them! There are both pics of the real crane and my LEGO version so you can compare them! Real FASSI F1950: Here my LEGO version: Real Cormach 135000: My LEGO version: The other one I'm working on it's a EFFER 2750: This will come shortly after! Enjoy, TheItalianBrick!
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    Hello, this is a WIP of my latest moc: a MAN TGS 8X8 leafspring suspended fully RC with autovalve compressor pump! Plus many other features and functions. It also features many attachments, like a Fassi F1950 XP crane fully RC using new pneumatic V2 system! It also has a dumping load bed, a front snow plow (this will be shown later on when completed! The idea is to use the cabin and chassis as a starting base to develop more mocs like the XXL version of the same truck, 3 axle, 4 axle, 5 axle. Functions: - 8X8 driver train driven by 1 L motor - Realistic steering system with levers (plus different angles between 1 and 2 axle) steered by an M motor - Pneumatic compressor with autovalve powered by an L motor - 2 IR receivers that controls the drive, steer, 1 pneumatic switches (in this case used for tipping the bed) and 1 more motor for extra function (in this case used to rotate the crane) More pics here: http://bricksafe.com/pages/TheItalianBrick/fassi-f1950-xp http://bricksafe.com/pages/TheItalianBrick/man-tgs-44.480-8x8 I'll progress I'll take more and better pics. Enjoy what I have so far! And this is the crane, it's also a WIP but so far I'm happy with the result!
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    [MOC] Crane Truck

    Lucio I'm sure you can! Put things this way: with a 5X5 section I was able to create a 3 stage boom! Yours is a 7X5? There is lot of room for a 3rd stage boom plus a JIB with 1-2 stages! The problem is the weight! It will be very heavy and that's when you'll probably need LA instead of Pneumatics. I've started working on mine again so hopefully soon will be able to show my crane
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    [REPORT] Porsche Contest Trip to Stuttgart

    Wonderful! I'm a Porsche owner/racer and lover myself so really loved this post! Thanks for sharing with us!
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    [MOC] Crane Truck

    My crane is in a smaller scale indeed. Lucio knows what he is doing, although I would say he can easily improve his crane by adding one more extension and the JIB t it. Nonetheless great model Lucio. Here some ref: http://bricksafe.com/pages/TheItalianBrick/fassi-f1950-xp
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    suspensions are clearly visible in some pics. But won't be sharing the LDD at the moment. given the hidden functions (pneumatic compressor, autovalve, motorized pneumatic switch) there is no space for 2 XL motors. There could be only if the other functions weren't there. this trucks are not meant to go fast anyway. And it climbs well with the 8X8 drive anyway... Thanks, no I don't agree unfortunately. It seems in the pictures probably but in reality it's very accurate. I could say the cabin is 1 stud too high but it's needed anyway to allocate the battery and all the things going on inside of it.