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  1. Hi everyone, apologies if this is in the wrong section, but I have a Lego Technic collection that I am considering selling as I am moving to Canada in the near future if all goes well. In an ideal world I'd love to keep it, despite not having used it in a good 4 years or so due to new jobs/houses/hobbies and life getting in the way generally. I'm not sure I can see myself coming back to Lego in the near or middle future and as I'm moving away and the money sure would come in useful at the moment - it's not cheap, moving to another country! Now, as I said i'd love to keep it, but storage in England is an issue - not much room at families houses to store it and I'm already planning to take a crate of my essentials and don't think it'll fit - so selling it might be the best option for me at the moment. So that explains a little of the background, now on to the question of value and if someone would be interested in buying the whole collection - see below for a breakdown of what I've got. Ideally I'd like to sell as a whole, but I appreciate that if I return it to sets it'll be worth more, but time is a problem. It's currently all sorted into 3x drawer systems and a few cardboard boxes of tyres, long beams etc. It's worth noting that I have a lot more PF than is listed for each set as I bought a lot more so that I can build Jurgens Ultimate 42009, PF Backhoe Loader V2 and Link Belt 250X. According to Rebrickable, which should be a pretty accurate, the collection of 9 sets is worth £1,500 and there is another £800 worth of 1,329 parts, totaling £2,500. It should be fairly accurate as each time I bought a bunch of stuff from Brick Link I imported the stuff I bought into Rebrickable to keep track. I can forward the complete list if someone is interested. I have all the instructions, but no boxes for any of the sets. I think that there could be a couple of other small sets that aren't listed below but will be in with all the other bits. Please let me know what you think it's worth and if someone is interested in buying the whole collection? 42006 Excavator 9394 Jet Plane 9397 Logging Truck 42043 Arocs (Currently Built) 8053 Mobile Crane 42009 Mobile Crane Mk II (Plus enough PF to make Jurgens Ultimate 42009) 42008 Service Truck 8263 Snow Groomer 8110 Unimog Hopefully this link will work - 19.06.30.jpg?dl=0
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    [HELP] 42043 B Model Parts

    Thanks, I'm got a new job as an agricultural engineering lecturer, I've been an agricultural engineer for the last 15 years and need to a new challenge! Might well be able to use lego technic to demonstrate engineering principles too!
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    [HELP] 42043 B Model Parts

    Spot on Jim, that's perfect. Thanks very much. Pretty sure I won't need those parts but I can look them out before I pack away my parts. Thanks very much.
  4. I'm starting a new job and having to move away. The new place I'm moving too is temporary and a lot smaller than my current place so I am unable to take any of my parts collection with me. I am going to take my built 42043 and built Jurgen's Zorex with me. My question is do I need any of the extra parts to make the 42043 B Model?
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    Cleaning LEGO "aggressively"

    3M make a product specifically for removing adhesive residue, just Google it. It's great stuff and doesn't harm plastics. I've used it on all sorts of stuff, just squire a bit on and rub off with a clean dry bit of rag.
  6. Zerion is how it's pronounced I'm pretty sure, at least here in the West Country of England!
  7. Most trailer steering is accomplished by either steel cables or steel rods that are attached to a turntable on the 5th wheel. A small wedge shaped piece sits just to the rear of the king pin which engages in the slot on the 5th wheel. As the trailer twists on top of the 5th wheel the wedge is turned, pulling on one rope or the other which is connected to the wheels. Normally wholly mechanical. Or the wheels are just floating and the castor of them makes sure that they follow the vehicle track. If this system is used then there is quite often a lock out to lock the wheels straight ahead for reversing. For heavy loads such as your crane then I would expect it to be of the positively steered type. My experience is from a couple of years ago when I was an hgv mechanic, there may well be electronic versions now but I doubt it, as the trailer wouldn't be able to be used on any truck, as most trucks wouldn't have the electronics as standard to supply the data to the trailer. Also the trailer would need some sort of power on board to power any hydraulic system to steer the rear wheels. Hopefully I've explained this well enough for you to understand!
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    8043 - The Bucket that Never Was

    Have received my bucket, I've just temporarily fitted it to my copy of Jurgen's Zorex excavator, I had a grab on it so need to refit the large LA and figure out some linkages. Thought I'd share a couple of quick photos with it on. I plan to fit it properly tomorrow and take some more photos showing the range of motion and to test it properly.
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    [TC6] Hayter LT324 1/6 Scale

    Finally had some time to do a bit more, hopefully I'll be able to finish it in time. My new servo motor arrived today, so that had been fitted and works brilliantly. Spent a good few hours yesterday evening fitting a centre diff and remounting the xl motor. Took a lot of revisions before I had a satisfactory drive train. I've also made an auto valve, inspired by dot technics one on YouTube. Now on to working out the cutting units, the mock up I made was 2 studs too long and not wide enough by 2 studs, nearly right!
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    [TC6] Hayter LT324 1/6 Scale

    Made quick mockup of a cutting head, it doesn't seem too bad, but haven't made the cylinder inside yet. The quick pneumatic lift I made lots it fine, the front ones will be little more tricky tho. I will have to measure the real ones when I'm back at work to see how close I am with the cutting head I've made, it looks about right to me but could be well off! Thanks ffor the advice with the motor, I'll have to rethink my XL motor placement and put a middle different in, there should be plenty of space!
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    [TC6] Hayter LT324 1/6 Scale

    The real machine is hydrostatic with individual wheel motors, so yes, it's AWD. I was going to have just 1 XL powering both axles and have a drive shaft between both axles, but I may change that and have a motor per axle so I don't need to worry about a diff between the axles. Or I may make it an LT322 cos that's only 2 wheel drive! The only lego tyres wide enough for the front wheels are power pullers, so I scaled it from that. The real machine is fairly small, so although it's 1/6th scale, it won't be much bigger than Jurgen's PF backhoe, which I bought the power pullers for. I'm hoping I won't have too many issues with the size, this is my first proper MOC and it's proving to be a bit of challenge already! I may have bitten off more than I can chew...
  12. I've been meaning to make a model of one of these for a while now, we use them at my work for cutting sports fields. This competition is the perfect reason to do it, hopefully I can get it completed in time! The real machine - It's going to have an XL for drive, servo steering, M motor for spinning the cutting reels and an M for an auto valve for the pneumatic lift and lower. I haven't gotten very far yet, but have managed to get the wheelbase and widths right, need to build the rest of the chassis and come up with a design for the cutting heads. Rear steering axle is a slightly modified unimog axle, there's plenty of strengthening around the front axle to do. Not sure how I'm going to get drive to the cutting cylinders yet, the real one is all hydraulic and that isn't possible, but I should be able to work something out I think.
  13. That's epic! Don't post much (if at all!) but thought I would for this one... love it :)
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    Preferences in MOCs

    I'd love to see a flagship tractor. All the other tractors TLG have done so far have been mid range models and I think a 1500 piece or so RC flagship would be mint. Lots of modding opportunitys building implements, you've only got to look at the kit that people built for the unimog!
  15. Very nice model, I reckon this one will be getting my vote. Playability looks spot on