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  1. Multi-Purpose tracked vehicle

    Thanks guy's for your response! Yes, this kind of vehicles is utilitarian - designed just to work and survive under roughest conditions. The MOC itself has to withstand rough conditions too - as toy of my kids Kind regards Mario
  2. Multi-Purpose tracked vehicle

    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen! I’d like to present you my tracked vehicle. Even though I’m interested in tracked vehicles since I’ve been a KFOL I seldom built them cause the function of the standard tracked carriage using toothed gears as idler roller is very poor on slippery floors. Inspired by the excavator of set 42023 I tried to create a system using bevel gear as idler roller. The result works very well on smooth wooden floors. Furthermore it is very stable and looks similar to real carriages. The cab fit’s 4 Minifg. For loading operations the vehicle is equipped with a knuckle boom crane. Behind the cab there is a hatch for Tools. Standard Equipment: A lot of hatches One manufacturer for such vehicles is for example In the beginning I wanted to build a four tracked Husky 8, but because of the playability I decided to build something similar to the more simple two tracked Nodwell 320. Vehicles like this are capable of traversing a wide variety of adverse terrain conditions such as sand, mud muskeg, swamp, and snow. For example power line construction in North America. Equipment for power line construction Drilling holes for the pole Erecting the pole Working with the basket Some more photos you can find on Flickr. Interested what you say! Kind regards, Mario
  3. MOC: Fire truck Volkswagen Crafter

    Hello Macsergey! You did a really great job! Thanks for high quality and detailed pictures and explanations. Regards Mario
  4. @ Greg3: I don't wanted to build it too colourful because many of the origin trucks are single-coloured. I experimented as well with black as second colour (you’re right it looked very well) but inspired by the colour scheme one of my first sets (No. 387) I decided to use red for stairs and hand rails to break up this yellow monotony. @ ColletArrow: Thank you for the (for me new) abbreviation HOG J - I love it. For the Minifigs it must be as if their vehicles were driven by the “hand of god”. In a german forum I called this kind of steering “Manual Top Drive”. By the way the elevation of the launcher is driven by a worm gear and the grey air intake on the rear of the Container.
  5. The designated goal of this vehicle was to build something bigger than 6-8 wide. By the way the cab is 8 wide and so far minifig scale. The rest is a bit wider, similar to the real Foremost Commander. P.s.: I grew up with a "minifig scale" of 4 wide trucks and in my opinion this still would be the best for little children.
  6. @ all: Thanks for your feedback! @ SollX: What do you mean with Minifig scale? 4, 6, 7 or 8 wide? The truck is approx. 1:40, that means the Minifig would be 1,68 m tall.
  7. Hello Ladies and Gentlemen! I like to show you my articulated off-highway transporter with the Mobile Paper Plane Launching Unit (MPPLU). The features of the vehicle are: - Articulated Off-Highway vehicle with pendulum axles - Large cab with little kitchen and 2 beds - Large storage hold for tools at the rear of the cab - Powerful winch for Self-loading capability of different platform- or skid-mounted equipment Features of the mobile paper plane launching unit: - Catapult 24 studs long for paper planes format A6 and A7 - Knuckle boom crane - Telemetry boom - Large hold for accessory - Control room - Motorcycle For the transporter the articulated, terra-tired wheeled carriers from Foremost, for example Delta 3 or Commander C, inspired me. With the help of the winch, the vehicle is capable to self-load different types of platform-mounted Equipment. Usually the winch is located on the platform but I found one old photo of a Foremost Delta 3 were the winch is located in the aft of the front carriage, right in front of the Joint. The cab is equipped with three seats, a little kitchen and a folding double bed. Beside the MPPLU there exists a simple platform with rear live roll for transport operations, for example parts for the cable crane. Pendulum axles the rear live roll The MPPLU is skid-mounted and consists of the starter, the control room, the engine room, a boom with tracking equipment, a crane and storage space. Plenty of space in the control room. The table can be used as a bed too. The starter can be dismounted easily and makes a lot of fun as handheld paper plane catapult. The vehicle is optimized for playability and no scale model. Loaded with a skid mounted tank Erecting a skid mounted tank More photos you can see on flickr. I am interested what you think! Kind regards Mario
  8. Curse of the Blue Angel

    Hello! Continue the Story!!! Kind regards Mario
  9. [MOC] Oilfield Rig Up Truck

    Thanks for your replies! I know there are much better MOCs of American trucks than mine ;-) My main aim were the functions AND playability - the truck is not built to be displayed in an office, even I would be proud if someone likes to display it ;-) I need the space between wheel well and front tire because of the pendulum axles. Battery box - nothing of my 4,5V components is working anymore, so this is a good use for it :-) Kind regards from AUT Mario
  10. [MOC] Oilfield Rig Up Truck

    Hello Ladies and Gentlemen! I like to present my Oilfield Rig Up Truck. My main goals were to achieve the function of the gin pole and off-road capabilities (pendulum axles). As ever, I focused on playability for children’s Hands. Therefor I had to accept some compromises: The gin pole is too long to be stowed away on the bed – it has to be dismantled partly. Furthermore the winches are too large because of the necessary gearbox. Unloading of some skid mounted equipment Erection of a skid mounted pressure vessel The bed To get a touch of the American stye I used some chrome parts. Configuration as Bed Truck – the gin pole is stowed away ( (all components are stowed on the truck) Loading of a Skid Tank Transport position for short moves Erecting the skid tank The proud driver and her signaller in front of the truck with lowered gin pole The gin pole is rigid enough to allow a wheely of the truck Intergalactic interest during the presentation of the kernoilogy reactor. Comparing the size with a standard European highway truck Assembling my cable crane (blondin) That’s it – interested what you think about it. Kind regards Mario
  11. [MOC] Tipper Truck with Trailer

    Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen! I like to show you a truck built some months ago to honour a truck I drove more than two decades ago. As ever my focus was the playability for children. It has a simple SOT cab. Tipper The version with sidewalls reinforced by cut baseplates (custom parts) is capable to load 6-wide pallets. Here loaded with PP granulate and Doka formwork. The tipper can easily be changed to a platform with knuckle boom crane. In the meantime I changed the design of the winch so that it is yellow coloured and looks a bit smaller. Loading parts for the cable crane The trailer is no tipper but he has a liftable third axle. Design of the third axle (not my own - I found it anywhere in the www. This truck I drove 20 years ago. As ever I am interested what you think! Kind regards, Mario
  12. Volvo milk tank

    Good evening, It looks great - nothing to add! Regards, Mario
  13. [MOC] Truck with knuckle boom crane

    Thanks coghilla and Imanolbb! Yes, it took me more than one attempt to find a solution which meets my demands regarding design AND playability! Anyway the knuckle boom is just made for AFOL hands - KFOL hands need a bit more stability so I made a second crane out of Hinge Bricks for my son to play with (quick change system - the crane is just plugged into a hole). Kind regards from Austria Mario
  14. Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen! I'd like to show you my truck with knuckle boom crane. The truck is designed in a way that the vehicle body can be changed easily to a tipper body or without a body the truck can be used as tractor Remark facelift: after some time I spent the truck a facelift by enlarging the wheelbase for one stud; reducing the length of the crane base from 3 to 2 studs and shifting the platform 1/2 stud backwards; new design of the winch; shifting the canopy of the cab 1 stud forward; replacing the train gates by my own creation The body can be removed to use the truck as tractor or as tipper Celebrations More photos you can see here Kind regards Mario
  15. Trucks 6 from Nemo 57

    Hello Nemo! Thanks for showing this nice trucks :thumbup: Regards Mario