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  1. Oliver 79

    [MOC] Walking Windmill

    I love it! Those wind up motors are slower than the standard technic pull backs then? I haven't come across them before.
  2. Oliver 79

    [MOC] Unimog U400

    Outstanding! The level of detail is incredible. The 8110 was my first entry into Technic after my dark age. This mini reboot blows it out of the water!
  3. Oliver 79

    [MOC] Ferrari F8 Tributo

    This is really nice. I love the old school flex axle vibe! As others have said, I think the panels around the rear wheels look a bit off. Maybe flex axles rather than the fender panels might work? I'm not really a car kind of guy, but I'd definitely be keen to build this one. It reminds me of the 8070 or the 8448 when it was acceptable and normal to have gaps in the body work. Good job!
  4. Oliver 79

    Alternative to Rigid Hose 3mm

    Part 57274 is the 32L rigid hose. It's currently available on bricks and pieces for £1.13. only in black though. It's still not cheap, and I don't know if it's a different price for other countries, but might be worth stocking up.
  5. Oliver 79

    Why "and Model Team"?

    I personally welcome anything 'Model Team'. I'd say it's still technic as long as there are interesting mechanisms in it. I have struggled with the 'where do I post them' question on my last couple of MOC's. I like both 'pure' technic and 'Model Team' and I think my MOC's reflect that. Besides, what about models by people like Efferman and Eric trax? We might not see them if it weren't for the 'and Model Team' heading. As mentioned in a previous post, the scale modeling forum is pretty dead. Sure TLG have blurred the lines with the creator expert cars and many other official sets contain technic elements, but fundimetaly most people in this form look for technic mechanisms which 'Model Team' focused on alongside the aesthetics It's a bit like music. Do you like jazz, rock, hip hop, electronic .... No. I just like music! Long live Model Team!
  6. Oliver 79

    [MOC] Scania P220 Skiploader

    Hello. Thanks to this post and the brilliant work done by the guys within, I have updated the LDD file for my Scania to include the long linear actuators. It's really easy to add the new parts to LDD. I can highly recommend you all do it! https://brickshelf.com/gallery/oliveralder/scania/skip_loader_mk2.lxf
  7. Oliver 79


    I like it a lot. Especially the way you did the fenders with the black macaroni pieces. Also, your first MOC? Outstanding!
  8. Oliver 79

    [MOC] Scania P220 Skiploader

    Thanks for all the kind words!
  9. Oliver 79

    [MOC] 42112 Silos transport

    This is really nice. It's good to see a new use for the cement drum parts.
  10. Hello fellow Eurobrickers, Please let me introduce my latest MOC. The Scania P220 Skiploader...... This project started about two or so years ago. It had a stop, start, rocky road to completion! I had the idea and desire to build this for a long time before I eventual got round to it. I set myself a few goals for the model. These were: Functional skip loading capabilities. Steering. Suspension. Fake engine. Working stabilisers on the rear. Detailed interior. Model Team styling. Scaled as best I can to the real Scania. That being said, lets find out if these goals were met..... Functional Skip Loading Capabilities. I think this worked out pretty well. I wanted a manual operation as opposed to Power Functions etc. the main arms are rotated via the black 20 tooth double bevel gears on the sides. They are connected, so both sides will activate both linear actuators. The new longer actuators helped a lot here! The arm extension is done separately by the black 12 tooth double bevel gears. These are independent from one another and drive the gear racks via worm gears so they stay up when raised. The gear racks and housing are a near perfect length, however I found trying to work out the geometry a bit difficult due to the angle of the rear end and stabilisers. And the some what chunky design of the rack housing piece. Here is a funny little GIF showing the motion in action! Steering Yep. Pretty standard in the Technic forum. Nothing more than the good old gear rack actuated by the black bevel gear on top. The turn radius is also standardly large for a Lego model. Suspension I learned a lesson with this one. Model Team style trucks are a little too heavy for the standard hard shocks. I started with independent wish bone and one shock on each front wheel, but soon found out I needed to beef it up with two shocks per wheel when the cab started taking shape. The rear is nothing special. I believe it's a live floating axel? Let me know if my terminology is wrong. This was done using the Unimog ball joint pieces and two yellow hard shocks. The rear suspension is a lot stiffer than the front due to the angle of the shock mounting. Another con for suspension on a model like this is that there is not much space between the wheels and the mud guards, rendering the suspension pretty useless. Fake engine The fairly recent (at least for me) development of fake engines has made squeezing them in a model much easier. I originaly planned to use the Technic piston parts, but this solution is way more elegant. I don't know if the real truck has a v6. But I'm not overly picky on this particular detail. You can also see in the below image where I had to add the extra shocks on the front suspension. A far less elegant solution than the engine, but I didn't fancy a complete re-design! . The pistons are attached to the rear wheels via a differential housed in the ball joint. Here you can see the whole drive train. Working stabilisers on the rear. This part went through countless iterations. My original goal was to make them mechanical using the small linear actuators, but I couldn't find a way to make them small enough to fit with the scale. In the end I decided to make them brick built and to rely on friction keeping them in place. To that end, they are merely aesthetic and have no real function at all. This image shows the basic construction. Note in the real model, I used elastic bands stretched around the rail pieces to aid friction. Detailed interior. I think this came out pretty well. My only criticism would be the amount of black used. Maybe it's my photography skills, but it makes it hard to see the finer details. Here are some pictures for you to decide. Model Team Styling. I'm quite happy with how this model turned out. I had a lot of fun adding all the details and refining the shapes. Especial the front grill, which I really wanted to capture the look of real truck. I'm particularly happy with the head lights. The slight angle was a pleasure to figure out. And the door handles were also a fun little detail to work on. I just wish I could hide the studs on the side of the doors, but maybe it gives a 'Lego feel' I'll let you be the judge of the outcome! Scaled as best I can to the real Scania. So here we are at the last goal. I think it turned out to be about 1:17 scale. In my eyes it's a fairly good recreation of the Scania P220. There are a few bits that could be better, but hey, at the end of the day it's Lego! In conclusion As mentioned before, I had a lot of fun building this. There are a few added bonus points for the tilting cab, opening doors, fold down ladders on the side and a little opening compartment on the right side behind the cab. I usually build a large portion digitally while building with physical bricks, but in this project I kept LDD to a minimum, only serving as a file to keep for the future. There were also a few lessons learned along the way. I think I'll omit the suspension on my next adventure! But I certainly have a list of projects. My only wish is that I had more time..... hope you enjoyed the post. I'll leave you with some pictures. This link will take you to the Scania brochure I used for reference. This link will take you to my Brickshelf page with the Stud.io file. As always, thanks for looking and constructive feedback welcome.
  11. Oliver 79

    [MOC] Temple of Tears

    Wow! I don't know what to say... Is it based on something, or straight from your imagination?
  12. Oliver 79

    Brick and Pieces shipping

    That's good. The last order I placed took about 6 weeks!
  13. Have you tried adding this part?
  14. Oliver 79

    All gear ratios

    Oh man! That is so useful. How have I not found this before? Thanks for your time and effort in building this tool!