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  1. brickless_kiwi

    Technic Pub

    Wait till you come off a superbike on the back straight of Philip Island ( that hurt ) these days I do like having a cage around me ( 8 point ) which probably is over kill for club sport level but yes, I am a huge fan of full face helmets on the road, the track and motocross style for mountain biking. get better then get back on the horse..
  2. brickless_kiwi

    Aftermarket Springs

    No it means the spring diameter 9.90mm 43mm long and the wire diameter is 0.9mm I really though if wandered into a mx5 thread don't get me started on spring rates and shocks
  3. brickless_kiwi

    42110 - Land Rover Defender

    Toyota Hilux Forever!
  4. brickless_kiwi

    [MOCs] Pickup & Hatchback

    I have a .lxf of how it is done. At some point I hope to finish the dacoma but how Madoca did the steering is a bit of a guess if you hunt around youtube you will see a truck trial from RM8 that has a White Toyota Surf / 4Runner which the front end was Id say inspired by this moc..
  5. When you are building up a multi combination road train in the yard using an (A-DOLLY) I use the Ring Feeder on the back of the semi not the turntable. On the odd occasions I have hauled a dolly trailer behind the semi ( I then run a weight box on the fifth wheel ) It's certainly not a common practice
  6. brickless_kiwi

    Effe's MOC Corner

    Ok, Here goes, My old eight row trailer that we built used a slew ring from a Hitachi as the load pivot point but also we used the outer ring gears to drive the turntable computer as we called it, ( all hydro-mechanical ) no electronics to set the rate of turn for the length being transported. Yellow arm is the ram from the turntable computer Blue is the linkage to the steering rods ( literally how your Moc works ) and Green is the override Ram. Gray pin is the pivot point . Left Normal down the road straight, Middle over ride pushes the steering link out to initiate a faster turn. ( or you can pull it in to delay the turntable ram allowing you to go deeper into the corner Right the steering turntable has turned with the load and the over ride ram has been moved back to normal to allow the turntable to control steering. Hope this helps..
  7. brickless_kiwi

    Effe's MOC Corner

    Efferman I'm quite glad you can poke fun at yourself. Actually you were not to bad though, we tend to drive the prime movers ( tractor unit ) deep into the corner then turn. Most roads you still have the run off either side so you can still gain a truck width. A lot of the times for tight manoeuvring we put a pusher truck on the rear and all he does is steer the rear trailer. I do have trailer steer controls in the cab that I can over ride the guide turntable, takes time and practice. I do like how your system is so modular. and easier to change..
  8. brickless_kiwi

    Effe's MOC Corner

    Given that your driving this around on cobblestones and performing some very sharp turns, its very impressive! Its certainly going to be a hit at show' now need a lego load instead of that cardboard tube!
  9. With older technic set's there are a few options, place the set on the watch list for your local version of ebay and see what pop's up. facebook groups are another area, they are more active in the Uk, and Europe for the buy and sell side. use the configurable lists on rebrickable to see what current sets could or would give you parts at reasonable prices to build it.( or build it in a different colour red looks good ) The problem that faces us in NZ is we also attract import duty and Goods and service Tax so a 42030 for 250 euros goes like this purchase price $420nz freight $100 ( nominal figure but from Europe that's average ) Import duty & GST $154 = grant total of $674nz You can buy a lot of lego for that money.. Best of luck and welcome to your new way of spending lots of money and time...
  10. brickless_kiwi

    Effe's MOC Corner

    We cheat when it comes to backing up.( you put a puller truck on the rear trailer ) This is going to be one serious Model once finished and complete with trailers and load. I am watching this with most interest..
  11. brickless_kiwi

    Sandvik Toro 60

    Its certainly different, which is something that we generally see from you, and to be honest I think you have done it justice. defiantly some different styles of building If you could squeeze a Xl motor in or twin L's or do both drive trains on portal hubs.. maybe a MkII version?
  12. well if you think the 42070 is "king" you need to build a lot more sets.. Pull on your big boy pants and build some of the MOC's out there that are only available as .lxf's then you really have to use your brain..
  13. brickless_kiwi

    Grum's Shed

    Well Given that we just wound the clocks back on the weekend, and it has got a bit colder at night ( Puttles is now sleeping in the bed instead of on top ) you could say winter is on its way...However due to circumstances beyond my control I have had a change of career ( got married as well ) and have a little more time on my hands, and are home at night. And besides I quite enjoy Grum TV ... the show is pretty good.
  14. brickless_kiwi

    Grum's Shed

    I guess the proverbial question is, which moc or set are you going to build next grum?
  15. I really do like the test version in red with the yellow trailer. The colour just pop's! I did see these in use in Toronto three way on one of the freeways.