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  1. The_Tinkerer

    Axle Collection Thread

    Upon further testing, the axle is not as sturdy as I had previously thought. I last built it around two years ago, and forgot that all the weight is held by those four 3l pins, meaning the axle is more 'flexible.' I think adding a 11l beam across the bottom between the two sets of L-beams should stiffen it up some. Apparently the track width is the same as 42070...
  2. The_Tinkerer

    Axle Collection Thread

    I know, but the 3l pin position negates the entire problem. Thanks, though.
  3. The_Tinkerer

    Axle Collection Thread

    If you place the four 3l pins in pointing away from(so the stop is closer to) the drive gear on one side, and then push in the axle to the motor, the assembly becomes like the problems here: The axle 4l through the 20-tooth gear keeps the 3l pins from being removed, thus permanently fixing the structure. I know be cause I did it, and needed a knife to remove the axle. These two pictures show where the problem is. The two 3l pins(sticking out is the top picture) are facing the wrong way.
  4. The_Tinkerer

    Axle Collection Thread

    Here's an improved version BEFORE ANYONE BUILDS THIS: If assembled incorrectly, the parts will be very hard to disassemble, the blue 3l pins must be facing a certain way to disassemble the structure. I threw on a panhard-type suspension setup, the shocks keep the axle from twisting.
  5. The_Tinkerer

    Axle Collection Thread

    The tan gears are braced by the 5l beams, the second picture is a "cut away"
  6. The_Tinkerer

    Axle Collection Thread

    The motor yields before any damage to any parts.
  7. The_Tinkerer

    Axle Collection Thread

    Here's a simple, but very sturdy solid axle. It can be powered by one or two L motors, but steering is a challenge(though possible). I have tested it, and it's almost indestructible.
  8. The_Tinkerer

    Ideas for experienced builders.

    @Mechbuilds You may want to specify that nobody has tried these ideas before, so no more "duplicates" show up. My thoughts... People have already done the normal 4x4, but not the 10x10. I've tried, but cannot find a good articulation joint with my parts available.
  9. The_Tinkerer

    [MOC] New Haven Ep-6

    Oops. Clearly my research was not thorough enough.
  10. The_Tinkerer

    [MOC] New Haven Ep-6

    This is my own version of a very short-lived locomotive on a eastern US railroad. The New York New Haven and Hartford used ten GE EP-5s on various routes from 1954 to 1974. All were later scrapped. I call this one EP-6 because there are enough differences(pantograph, pointed nose, etc.) to warrant a new designation. The nose is full of SNOT, but was not significantly difficult to build. I would love feedback on what can be improved.
  11. The_Tinkerer

    [MOD/MOC] 75172 Y-Wing "Comet"

    Those Y-wings are neat, but I prefer the 'cage' style engines.
  12. The_Tinkerer

    [MOD/MOC] 75172 Y-Wing "Comet"

    I have always liked the design/layout of the rebel Y-wing, but never got over how decrepit they looked, so I fixed it. This is my though for a future YV class Y-wing, which are faster, just as maneuverable, but not quite as heavily armed.
  13. The_Tinkerer

    Your Best Technic Bargains

    Years ago I bought two 9398s that had been vandalized at a thrift store. They were missing some panels, the portal axle hubs, and all the electronics. The wheels were still there, though. I ordered the electronics and other missing parts from Lego. Total cost, ~$70-75 USD.
  14. Sorry, I am still somewhat new here. I have my own MOC over 95% done, and it is 1% copied from an official set. I stole the zoomie headers from Emmett's escape buggy.
  15. I am guessing that it would be fine, but I am still going to finish my tracked snow dune flying buggy. Still need to come up with a name for it.