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  1. Finally got a reply from customers care, they lost mine too. "Funny" how they still keep my money. I wonder when they would reach to me on their own. Anyway I have checked the pick a brick and a lot of technic parts were added. Not the newest ones, but it seems to me they are slowly adding more and more.
  2. dang, that would be really bad, it was loaded with new parts from recent sets like the 3x19 frames.. All those parts are super expensive on brick link.. I wish that lego would just opened store on BL with proper listing and notifications
  3. I have placed an order on B&P on 2nd MARCH and it is not yet shipped.. pathetic. Pick a brick is a joke.. Well i guess I will have to wait till the new parts appear on Bricklink
  4. I finally had time to finish instructions, it is spread across 433 pages so it was really time consuming, it is published on rebricable: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-106879/Ivan_M/front-shovel-rope-excavator/#details
  5. New parts are available at B&P, including most of the parts from BMW bike
  6. thank you, the white gear indeed cannot slip, but it is also slightly smaller than usual 24T gead and can fit next to perpendicular connector without rubbing with it
  7. Hi everyone, I would like to intruduce my latest creation - a truck with crane. It is commisioned model and one of the fastes build I have ever made. It was a real joy to build with boundries and assignment of less than 2000 parts, 2-3 motors and fun to play with. I have based proportions on Liebherr LTF 1045 crane truck: The model uses two PF motors: servo for steering and L-motor with gearboxes for everything else. There are two gearboxes, one in undercarrige and one in uppercarriege. There are two switches one either side between wheels. One switch between driving (both rear axles are driven) and crane functions. The switch on other side activate outriggers. The rest of the functions are driven from uppercarrige, there is a switch on either side for 4 functions - slewing, winch, boom lift and boom extensions. All functions are one-way as the direction is choosen on PF remote. There is also L-4 engine that is powered from the L-motor, it is not behind the gearbox so it spins every time the L-motor runs. Colorded cutout of the functions is here: crane cutout by Ivan Moc, on Flickr Especially the uppercarrige is packed with gears and very safisfying to build. The largest compromise was done on outriggers as they are very far from real ones. The uppercarrige also suffers from a lack of counterweight as the BB had to be on truck. IMG_20210919_163839 by Ivan Moc, on Flickr IMG_20210919_164027 by Ivan Moc, on Flickr IMG_20210919_164102 by Ivan Moc, on Flickr IMG_20210919_164125 by Ivan Moc, on Flickr IMG_20210919_164157 by Ivan Moc, on Flickr IMG_20210919_164251 by Ivan Moc, on Flickr IMG_20210919_164530 by Ivan Moc, on Flickr IMG_20210919_164541 by Ivan Moc, on Flickr IMG_20210919_164804 by Ivan Moc, on Flickr I will add video later
  8. I have put it on weight and it is only 3,7kg including two sents of AA batteries. I'm quite surprised Thank you for your kind words. Video making is something I struggle most with, I really have to push myself into making it and do not enjoy it at all, so I welcome your input, it will help me with further videos. I have made a video explaing how the bucket opening works: https://youtu.be/VpG8vNmg-Sw The string that is wind up by motor is attached to the 4x2 beam and it runs around the axle the shovel is mounted on. Therefor the mechanism is not dependant on the position Thank you, this is very encouraging!
  9. I don't think much over 5kg, the interior is not much dense, I can put it on weight to know precisely thanks everyone
  10. Hi everyone, after a rather long pause I have finished one of my builds. It was sitting on a shelf for almost a year, waiting for the final spark... IMG_20210830_171346 by Ivan Moc, on Flickr It is a rope shovel excavator based on Cat 7295 HD. I have chosen this one as it is big enough for this scale (~1:40) while not too big like its bigger brothers (7495). Here is a pcture of the real machine: the problem is that the internet is full of pictures/models and other source material about the "biggest" 7495, but the smaller machines are without much attention. Therefor I had to work with several pictures only, but in the end it was enough. When I started the build I thought that it might be a "true" scale model with exterior build from system parts. You can see its remains on the boom. This was also the reason of the delay, it would mean buying a lot of parts that I lacked and the financial aspect put it on hold. In the end I decided to cover it in regular manner with additional details from system parts here and there. It is operated by 6 PF motors: 2x L-motor in base with its own battery box L-motor for winch that lifts the shovel M-motor for slewing M-motor for shovel extension L-motor for winch that opens bucket The system for bucket opening is based on two strings - one is attached to shovel only and can slide along as the shovel is extended or retracted. It slides over a lever that is pulled by string on reel and it means I can open bucket in every position. I'm rather fond of this mechanism, it is not replication of real one but it adds much to play as you do not have to worry about the position of the bucket at all. Instructions will come in a right time.. IMG_20210830_173651 by Ivan Moc, on Flickr IMG_20210830_173752 by Ivan Moc, on Flickr IMG_20210830_175403 by Ivan Moc, on Flickr IMG_20210830_175622 by Ivan Moc, on Flickr
  11. Yep, it is even possible to fit V6 engine in this scale to correct position: IMGP5246 by Ivan Moc, on Flickr and make the cabin tilt: Working fake engine by Ivan Moc, on Flickr The size of engine is still waaay to big, but I like the shape much more. I wish there would be some new mold for fake engines, I don't like the solution with 3L axles at all.
  12. I find it quite weird that the load bearing axle the accurator sits on is rotating with the 20t gear, why not use the free spinning 20t gear?
  13. I don't like the solution of the steering at all. It feels so cheap to use chunky motor directly coupled to steering, just what technic really needs, larger motor.. . Two mLA powered by M or L motor, slightly geared up, would steer fine and would be much more realistic. But in the end I wouldn't buy it either way so I just might shut up. The amount of yellow recolor is very nice tho, that is always good news
  14. The top part is cone, but I cannot distinguish the middle part:
  15. There is a purpose in that design that is very usefull - you can have 8T, 24T or 40T gear right beside without collision, I wouldn't like to give up on that. I have several hundreads of mentioned connectors, I guess nowadays most of them cracked somehow yet all of them still fully functional and I use the regullarly. The axle hole is only slightly loose so the friction is not as firm, but the crack is not so severe to throw the part out.