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  1. bonox

    General Part Discussion

    I get the theory, but the (fake) photo shows a stud too big to do that - it's the diameter of the stop ring, not the stud. And I don't need any fingers to count the places where that would be the only solution
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    General Part Discussion

    more to the point though, what would you use it for? It serves no purpose I can see
  3. i'm not sure there are any - they were incorporated into the instructions for sets that included them, so try looking for those. It's essentially make sure the transmitter is assigned the same channel (from 1 to 4) as the receiver you're trying to control, then move the controls. If you want it to keep going, or want graduated speed control, use the train controller.
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    Land Rover Series II 88 1958

    What lovely memories of my '71 IIA. The coloured knobs on the levers triggered thoughts of lots of fun times. Mine were much more faded though. I too would love to invest in your instructions if you choose to make them. Great model; well done!
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    How to get Lego Technic Pieces in Bulk?

    join a lug, scour second hand ads, put out wanted ads, buy from aftermarket (ebay, bricklink, brickowl) or just plain buy from the factory.
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    Lego 2-Stroke motor

    you need an electric pulse. An old lawn mower breaking points style magneto will have about 6-8 volts on the primary side and via a coil, comes out at 300-500V to fire the spark plug. You could generate pulses with a small timer circuit and a battery or just a hand switch if you don't need speed, but you're going to need a coil to step up the voltage to your pair of wires. I should add that a general purpose spark ignition engine commonly has about 15000 volts on the secondary side of the coil. more compression tends to need higher energy impulses.
  7. does it do the same thing if you use the train controller and wind it back from the problem side?
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    Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey 42113 Petition

    I can already hear a legion of fans reverse engineering it....
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    General Part Discussion

    the picture shows a configuration that does allow the ends of thepin to "expand back", meaning the build is "in system" and will have no longer term issues if the picture doesn't make sense in your head, try building it.
  10. any luck with the factory response? Response from LEGO SHOP 17 November 2017 Jordan, Consumer Services There is a fix for this! If the motor is not returning to center it is because it has been told that a new direction is actually center. To fix this it is important that the output is center positioned – this is indicated when the 4 dots at the output are aligned. To set the Servo in center position, connect it to an output with power ON but no control (for example on an IR Receiver that is turned ON). I hope this helps you get back to building!
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    Giant tractor

    given the thread title, I was expecting to see something like this
  12. I started this two years ago, and while it's been to a few local LUG shows, it isn't really finished. Anyone want to see it completed? Anyone know what it is?
  13. Grey - it's about 15,000 according to the digital model, but it's missing a lot of detail, so probably closer to 30,000 all up plus another 5,000 for a wagon and the little diorama is another 3 or 4 thousand amorti - The loco comes to about 20 kilograms. Each bogie has six motors powering a wheel each, and the whole lot is controlled by this dude
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    Warped Model Team Tire?

    putting one of each next to each other here, the technic 31mm variant is quite a bit thicker than the model team variant. Given the rim sticking out the sides of the tyre in your photo i'm 98% sure you do not have model team rims.
  15. Missing a lot of greebling and signwriting. The original question was based on the first image only. For Bluehose, it's a locomotive. I do have two iron ore wagons to go with it that together make a train. Thanks aeh5040 - i thought this fit the model team concept and it's about 30% technic by weight and is also self powered, albeit slowly, with twelve XL motors. - perhaps it should go into the scale model sub-forum instead. I was really just wondering about whether there was enough interest to justify me writing up a build history about it. Doesn't look like it.
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    Warped Model Team Tire?

    There's a newer technic wheel and there's an older model team wheel. At first glance they're the same, but the new one is missing a lip. this 30mm D. x 13mm (13 x 24 Model Team)&category=[Wheel]#T=S&O={"ss":"AU","rpp":"500","iconly":0} and this{"ss":"AU","rpp":"500","iconly":0} are not the same - only one takes the tyre
  17. right field, wrong manufacturer.
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    [MOC] 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

    oh, the paint rollers - brilliant part usage :)
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    [HELP] Choosing Best PF-Motor

    the best motor is the one that most closely matches the requirements. And with that, all the engineers in the room breathed a sign of relief :P
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    Ford RS200 MOC FINISHED? the wikipedia article on the RS200 is also quite good. it's not based on a racecar - it's a production car under homologation rules meaning the racecar/production car are pretty much the same thing with the exception of some safety related items
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    Ford RS200 MOC FINISHED?

    she's a beauty! And great to see someone re-using some 8880 parts