ritztoys

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  1. ritztoys

    [MOC] Southern Pacific 4-10-2

    Zephyr1934, I took your suggestions to rebuild, and rebuilt all afternoon..............it worked! I added a #10 axle without tech connectors and put 1x2 thin liftarms on each end, and this moved the pivot forward, making all the difference for this mod. Thank-you Jeffinslaw & Zephyr1934 for your help......
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    [MOC] Southern Pacific 4-10-2

    Sorry Jeffislaw, didn't mean to high jack your post, just want to improve a great looking Loco! Zephyr1934, I'm still trying different combinations of all parts associated with this type of valve gear(had to take a break, Dentist pulled 4-eye teeth!) Your suggestions are well received, with some new ideas..... I'll post what I come up with, maybe nothing changes I don't know yet! I also like your 2nd attachment point too.
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    [MOC] Southern Pacific 4-10-2

    First of all, thank-you Jeffinslaw for releasing BI for this fantastic locomotive. I'm a 'detail freak' to the max, so I added valve gear rods the best I could representing "Valve Gear" for this locomotive. Also to member Zephyr1934 for his custom rods too. It took several tries to get the valve gear to operate as the real one does, although not exactly like "Baker Valve Gear" some control rods are way too small to replicate in LEGO elements. I moved the 'pivot point' of the added valve gear all over the place where it didn't interfere with the driver wheels or any other moving/stationary parts. The downside to all these added parts makes the SP Loco almost 10, actually it's 12 wide across the ends of the half crankshaft! So I will be adding separate train tracks just for this in my display as it will not pass through my new train station unless I like picking up parts sheared off from the platforms as the train tries to go through! Suggested valve gear adds........ I had asked @Jeffinslaw about various liftarms to use and found the 'half crankshaft' to be the best choice in my MOD, as the 1x2 technic liftarm moves the valve gear to much and everything "locks up" through its' cycle of movement. I'm also going to add an LED headlight to this creation too, this locomotive must have a headlight in my book!
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    MOC: Flying Scotsman (with free instructions)

    Thank-you damangos, the link worked just fine, now to gather parts! Lego #10194 wayyyy to expensive to modify to your locomotive.
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    MOC: Flying Scotsman (with free instructions)

    Me too, what he said!
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    [MOC] Palm City Spirits

    Yes it does, controlled by a Micro motor sitting vertically inside the truck cab. IR sensor, battery box, M motor located inside trailer. Power is fed through the "5th wheel" to one side of the 'differential' so that turning is very easy. I would love too, I had such a great time during Brickworld Indy, but my vehicle is not weather proof and $$ is a problem for the whole weekend. PM me about any questions you have, be sure to visit one of these 'modern breweries' to get some really good ideas! (& beer)
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    [MOC] Palm City Spirits

    Thank-you very much, looking forward to your style of facade Thank-you, I appreciate the your 'take' on this creation! Thank-you, I'll modify when I get the structure out again, yea I know too many lampposts. I didn't include them when I recently displayed @ Brickworld Indy.
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    [MOC] Palm City Spirits

    Thanks for the compliments and suggestions, I understand the facade is a little dull, the reason I added the window "keystone" for some detail. Are you referring to the 'profile brick'? I have a hard time mixing those types of bricks into my creations, oppps my OCD is showing!!
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    Minifig-scaled remote controlled truck

    Final for this creation, fits well into my display.
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    [MOC] Palm City Spirits

    Here is my new building in my display @ Brickworld Indy 2019
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    Red High Speed Train

    I finally had a second phone to take pictures, as the first one controls this train(sbrick) Check the attached video, it can go faster! Along with it's brother MD40 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9DWm09xldw
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    [MOC] Palm City Spirits

    Okay you asked......this is what started it all! Thank-you, I added my experiences of 'field testing' to figure out the interior design and the full layout. The funny thing I built the building first and made everything else fit inside.
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    [MOC] Palm City Spirits

    Thanks to cubo for his Semi Truck creation.....I challenged myself to build one too, I now have a delivery Semi for my Brewery....
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    Minifig-scaled remote controlled truck

    Thank-you from the creator himself.... I need to "polish up" my talents on using technic and model team together. There are only a few elements that can be used(in this scale) to help the transition between the two types of LEGO bricks and have a somewhat strong structure. I now understand why your cab may have 'one stud' attachment points for your design.
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    Minifig-scaled remote controlled truck

    Thanks for the compliments! I struggled with the connections of the 'rear end/Technic frame" to the Model Team style of the drivers cab, gotta improve that.... The truck was made for the delivery option of my latest building..... Having a decal with the Brewery's name on the truck's trailer would really be awesome!