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  1. Exactly! That one was a really positive surprise.
  2. One solution to the wheelarch problem would be actually looking at real world suspension geometries. The whole travel could remain at 1 stud as you suggested. By having a shorter upper control arm the wheel would increase negative camber when moving up and "tuck" nicely behind the fender. Not necessarily needed. Using kingpin inclination the tires' pivot point on the ground can be adjusted to its center. Depending on the wheel this could be as easy as moving the upper balljoint further to the chassis by 0,5 studs. Note that all these (and more!) things have been covered by Nicjasno over 10 years ago, using unmodified Lego parts. As I mentioned above, many things would be easier if Lego considered them beforehand or gave us new parts, like a MacPherson wheelhub. It is. If you take a look at some MOCs around here or the rest of the internet, many people are capable of doing it. Personally, if I have to pay a higher price due to the licensing fees, I do expect it to be a somewhat detailed and scaled version of the real car. Otherwise, leave the license and call it "supercar XY" and it would be fine.
  3. This. It blows me away how they can proudly display pictures of the assembly line from certain car manufacturers in their instructions and completely butcher the mechanical side of the models at the same time. A Porsche has to have a MacPherson suspension in the front, a Bugatti W16 does not have more than one crankshaft and no GT3 car has the same amount of suspension travel as a WRC car. It is really bothering me that so little effort goes "inside" the cars, while the BMW 1000RR got all new fork pieces and wheels, the whole flower collection seems to get every piece they need in every colour in existance while the technic-car side has to deal with the same boring suspension setup.
  4. In my opinion the "rally" Ferrari already looked bad with its big fender gaps. Seeing this in comparison to the real car takes it to another level of bad. I usually like to criticise TLG for their lazy suspension designs, but in this case the looks-department also failed to deliver.
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    [MOC] ÖBB 399.04 in 1:22,5

    Hello everyone, this is my first post in this forum, I hope I don't get something wrong, but if so please let me know :) So, this is my first model in this scale, made to run on G-Scale tracks. It is motorized with two L-Motors hidden inside the boiler. The parts for the valve gear are mostly 3D printed. The small 1x2 opening in the front and the half stud liftarm at the back allow traditional LGB couplings to be mounted. Total part count is ~1700 parts with a weight of 1,5 kg. The digital model is done, I just had to re-work some of the valve gear parts, when they are finished I will start ordering the pieces for the real build. I hope you like the progress shown, I will keep you updated :)
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    [MOC] ÖBB 399.04 in 1:22,5

    Hello! Yesterday the stickers arrived and I was able to finish my MOC. I'm not the best at taking pictures but I tried to make them as good as I could. So, here they are: I hope you like my finished model, I will make sure to make some pictures of it on the layout as soon as the weather makes it possible again :)
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    [MOC] ÖBB 399.04 in 1:22,5

    Hey guys, I finally managed to make some progress on my MOC. I'm fairly happy with the details so far, but I'm still waiting for a Bricklink order and the decal stickers. I'm not so happy with the plug situation in the cabin, but I'm already working on a solution for it The rear LGB coupling has been modified and can easily be removed I hope you like the progress, I will update as soon as there is something new to show.
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    [MOC] ÖBB 399.04 in 1:22,5

    So, I received (most) of my parts and started building right away, this is my progress so far: The wheels have been designed by me to look like the original ones, the altered flange design also improves its cornering abilities. The motors got installed and I could already do some test runs. I'm still waiting for the final parts, when they are here I will start with painting the printed parts and the bucket piece. Have a nice weekend, Ben
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    Trains in 4-Wide

    Now you're just missing the Mh.6 ;)
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    [MOC] ÖBB 399.04 in 1:22,5

    That might work for the bucket but not on the 'red' steering wheel, so I will most likely go with paint as I need to do it on the valve gear pieces anyway. Speaking of which, here are the printed pieces for the Heusinger Valve Gear: I mounted them on a test chassis and it worked fine. I will make some minor changes to it comes final assembly, but the kinematics will stay the same. I definately recommend everyone to try building in this scale once. It's just really cool to get so many details in and also be able to implement parts of the real chassis/drivetrain characteristics (e.g. lateral play on axle #2 and no drive flange on axle #3, just like the real one).
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    [MOC] ÖBB 399.04 in 1:22,5

    Thanks everyone for the kind responses! Yes, I am aware of this, sadly there are no real alternatives for these parts so I will have to paint them. The build process is slowly starting, right now I'm sorting the parts I already have before placing an order for the needed items. I also just got a new set of 3D printed rods that I have to clean up a bit before they can be used. I will post an update as soon as the chassis is done.