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  1. HRU_Bricks

    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    Spot on! I don't know who would buy this for the children. That said I did buy a second hand BWE form a family who bought it for there 9 year old... When they asked if it was more my son I did feel a little embarrassed when I said it was for me and I have 4 more 😂
  2. HRU_Bricks

    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    From the Power UP media days Lego indicated there was going to be a "dumb" battery box much like the PF battery box the works with the new motors. The motors in the PU range are price comparable to the PF range so it shouldn't (hopefully) affect the price too much. From the info released it was hard to tell if the dumb battery box had multiple outputs. There for a set like the BWE, in theory shouldnt be more expensive than it was.... Hopefully Already working g on the model B
  3. @Doug72 Thanks Doug. I did change the switches out for the older one. Because the of the reduction of friction the batteries are lasting longer which is good. Using the black suspension with the double yellow spacers helps with the lift and with on the return the motor tone is neutral. Here is a short video of the cart entering and leaving There is also dual 24T gears to drive the unit which reduces the gear skipping.
  4. Just finished the unloader unit with some minor modifications. The main modification is the unloader rails. The friction is reduced as there is only 4 small points of contact that reduce the power required to enter and leave the unit. The wheel and rollers help guide the train cart in straight and doesn't catch. I did try 2 rollers on the top but it did not work as well.
  5. Thanks @Juroen Interesting to see you using the bevel gears to drive the barrels. Was there a reason why you went that way? I was thinking of making the drive gear a bevel so it would mesh better
  6. @Juroen Correct I changed it to vertical instead of horizontal to slow it down some more and increase the lifting power, which it did nicely. I also managed to reduce the weight of the liter by using wall pieces on the back end which also made the difference. There is indeed a valve. It is on the far left of the valve block and the pipe work runs up from the underneath the valve block in the center. The pipes are labeled 9 & 10. It was the most challenging part of the valves and timing because (as I interpreted the sequence) it has to be activated (lifting the motor and pressing down on the balls) for 3/4 of the time and then release for long enough for the turntable to rotate. The valve bank only has one central shaft it was an interesting build to say the least! Can you share some photos and close ups of the cup rotator area and the cleaning clamp? I have some ideas on a different way and to make it modular but it is a good place to start. The all important valve:
  7. The main functions for the cleaning machine are complete! Some fine tuning to do but it is working really well. The machine is running 100% mechanical at this stage. The next step is to build the lift for the ball cup rotator and the cleaning clamp. Video -->
  8. Hello all! My first post in the Akiyuki Train Module thread and I thought I would start with the loader. I did make some mods to the beams in the frame. Originally the supports were on an angle however I did work out a way of framing them so it did end up with a cleaner look and stronger. @Doug72 Thanks for putting an index on the 1st page. I am looking to build the un loader next. Is there any other mods to make it better? Thanks
  9. HRU_Bricks

    [GBC] The Akiyuki Project

    It is another great model from him. I do wonder how long they take him to design and build. Even I don't build the model just going through the instructions is a great way to learn.
  10. HRU_Bricks

    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    That sums it up! It is a good thing what they are doing, it opens build possibilities up so much. I just hope there is extension cables and a way to program multiple hups in the apps in the future
  11. HRU_Bricks

    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    Unification of the equipment across the different lines will be excellent. There is some missing parts at this stage, extension cables and multi hub programming in the apps, when they come out it will be good
  12. HRU_Bricks

    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    My plan for the 42100 is to replace the Control plus gear with all of the PU gear I have so the model is functional and then use the control plus hubs and motors on other builds.
  13. HRU_Bricks

    [GBC] Akiyuki project (EV3)(NXT)

    thanks @Courbet. Those NXT Converter cables are not too cheap.....any way around using them or that's it? It would actually be cheaper for me to buy 3 new NXT motors and use them
  14. HRU_Bricks

    [GBC] Akiyuki project (EV3)(NXT)

    @Courbet there is bsx files are they the parts file and/or can they be uploaded to bricklink?
  15. HRU_Bricks

    [GBC] Akiyuki project (EV3)(NXT)

    @Courbet Thanks for sharing the instructions! It is defiantly my next build!