nico71

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    [MOC] Ural 4x4 Ostaszewski

    This is a good moc ! I note the string on the u-join. If you have enough space you can use this : http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/pipasseyoyo/8x8-Military-Truck/ This is a small tyre arround the CV-join, maybe it can help you. I do not know if it works on U-join but there would exist I think a rubber tyre which fit.
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    Nico71's Creations

    Nice to heard that ! Next episode about x-ray, this time to find air bubbles in lego axle : More pictures and details : http://www.nico71.fr/lego-under-x-ray-4-air-bubbles-in-lego/
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    Nico71's Creations

    Hey guy, the honda NSX is now available in white edition, and also on mochub ! http://www.nico71.fr/honda-nsx-type-1/ https://www.mochub.com/moc/honda-nsx-90-type-1 https://www.mochub.com/moc/honda-nsx-90-type-1-white-edition ;)
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    Nico71's Creations

    A new vlog : about my current creations, why there will be ot lego creations from me until 6 months, and some featured channel about clock. Me and kevin williams are currenlty working on the new instructions for the NSX enable it to be in white edition. It will not change many things regrading the parts except the flex because many people complains about the price of the 16L soft axle.
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    Nico71's Creations

    The building Instructions for the Honda NSX are available ! http://www.nico71.fr/honda-nsx-type-1/ Soon on rebrickable.
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    Nico71's Creations

    Yes the wire are broken, due to 10 year of use, but the rubber is clean so assuming it is a fatigue fracture. I will dissassemble the connector, cut wire, replace and reassemble. But it is easy to fix comparing to my servo motor wich has the same problem but on the other side (so need tin sodler)
  7. Nice ! Use ldcad for the pneumatic hose (and for all also), with the nested mode it is very easy to generate soft axle and hose !
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    Nico71's Creations

    Hello guy, sorry for the dealy, yes the part list will be soon available and also the pro building instruction made by Kevin willians ! I will post here when it is published. thank you for the comment on the small loader, it has huge success on rebrickable. Here is some view of a problem on a XL motor I have, it doesn't work, so a bit of Xray imaging, and I find the problem. Do you understand what it is ? (easy)
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    Nico71's Creations

    Hi Guy, did you see my last creations ? http://www.nico71.fr/leaning-tricycle/ http://www.nico71.fr/compact-tracked-loader/ and the unboxing of a moc from mochub : do not hesitate to comment and ask questions :)
  10. Totally inspired me for building a articulated vehicle, thank you erik and good building !
  11. That is a really good thing. even on galileo, if not set correctly, can affect the pendulum. I will check stats. 72cm (with pulley) for 48h is defenitively a good autonomy, but with weight ? Mine at its best is 750gr / 140cm (no pulley, total lenght), 24h which is good for a start.
  12. Yes 40t is one of the best because of angle between two tooth. With one rotation of the escapment wheel, you have 40x1.5s so good autonomy. But requires good adjustement of torque and friction (with a knife edge solution, the pendulum need a very low force to be keep moving). On the escapement of this topic, with one rotation of the escapement wheel, you have only one period of autnomy but need less adjustement. But as you notice, the torque on the escapment wheel has a huge impact of the pendulum. That is why it has to keep moving, not accelerate this. Not easy ot do. But original. Never do a remontoir but I assume it would be easy with motor. I prefer build a 24h clock with 2m string, this is a nice goal.
  13. This is very nice ! I follow the topic and see that you discover many thing about clock. In dead it is a looooong way to have a escapement which works fine with a good Q-factor, also not enought friction and of course small power consumption. From my experience about clock, I recommand weight instead of spring / rubber band / pull back motor - > more constant in time (of coursed on this contect you have not the choice) pendulum of 1.5s, 40tooth as primary anchor gear (better autonomy : 1 tooth = 1.5s) galileo escapment, need some adjustement but very constant and power consuption You can check the channel youtube on kevronista or mine for works about clock. In any way, congrats for your work !
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    Nico71's Creations

    I think it is about branding because mochub team has contact many builder, and I give them more, but to be honest, I do not know very well your work. I sell your rebrickable account but I think this is because you do not make many moc. You are active from 2013 with 8 mocs on your blog. I am active from 2007 (year 10 years now !) with 100 of moc. That is to say when people search something about lego on internet, they found more easily my content because I have more moc. To find you, we have to search dedicated thing like audi car etc. So I assume that is why mochub did not contact you (despite the fact that you make awesome moc). Even for me, I am affraid to not know everything happen in lego technic regarding moc. That is why I have many subscribving on youtube and follow many blog and forum. But for instance I discover a large panel of user who only post on dedicated facebook page. So I have start to watch it but it is a mess for me. So best I can said is contact them, uplaod a moc and that is all. Mochub is open to everyone :) Ah ok, the charleston blakc red is one of the cheapest. But I do the same with rebrickable and it give me more money that you said. But as you said, the price on mochub is decent and I can not do more for that, I have already a small comission to enables more sale (not for me, but for people).
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    Nico71's Creations

    Are you sure of the price sou said ? Because I have checked and if I order all parts with multibuy, I come to acording to rebrickable. 70-80€ With mochub, there is 9.95$ of packaging and the comission for mocer which is low for this type of moc because smaller. So for 50€, you already have some part in your collection ? (because wheel, spring, bent liftarm and soft axle are not cheap). The rebrickable link are on : https://rebrickable.com/users/Nico71/mocs/ :)
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    Nico71's Creations

    Personnally, I like a lot mochub, they contact me month ago and they are very open to the comment in order to improve their system. They are 7 to work in this company I they are very proffessionnal. I have the chance to visit the warehouse via skype with the person in charge of the talent managing (Lili Juhasz) and it was really good and safe. I do not know if the price of your moc will be in phase of the expectation but you can try, in order to have a report and price and you will see :)
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    Nico71's Creations

    Thank you, Here is the bill of material in picture file, if it can help you :)
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    Nico71's Creations

    Here is my creation, and the project I worked on it for month now ! I hope you enjoy ! A Lego reproduction of a iconic car, the Citroën 2CV in 1/15 scale, featured independent suspensions, steering with steering wheel and HOG on the rear, and openable doors, hood and trunk with detailed interior and engine. With pro-building instructions and also available for sale on mochub in 11 different colored versions. Context After designing my big Lego technic Citroen 2CV, you were many to ask building instructions, which I did with the help of Thorsten Spelz. After some year, the company Mochub contact me to be one of builders on the website. I added some moc and the big 2CV because you were also many to ask. But the availability and the price of used parts made that the price was very pricy, that is why I have decided to build a second smaller Citroen 2Cv which can be produced at a good price with some functions. I have started in November and work hard to get the Citroen 2Cv project ready for the begining of 2018. I have used rebrickable and the team of mochub to know which parts I can use, and which I can not. Thanks to that, I design 11 differents colored version based on real version of the 2CV but without using too much rare parts and expensive. This article will present the first version I build, the Dolly White and Red version. Functionalities In order to have small price for this serie of moc, I decided to start with a 1/15 scale (dimensions are Wheel : Ø44mm, 26cm (L) x 11cm (W) x 12cm (H) ) which enables me to have some functionnalities without to big creation. First the suspensions, they are independent with swing arm like on real and shoch absorbers placed on the floor. Of course at this scale it is not possible to reproduce the complex functionning of linkage between front and rear suspensions. But as the suspensions are quite soft, it is very nice to play with it. The second functionality is the steering. The steering is operated by linkage between the two wheels, then connected to other connecting rod on a lever. The steering wheel operates this lever with a low amplitude but works nice. The Hand of god placed at the rear is removable and operate a other lever which connected to the first. Consequently the steering can be operated either front the back, or the dashboard. The last functionalities are about the opening elements. The four doors, trunk and hood can be open which reveal a detailed engine and interior with seats. Design Of course the design was also an important point to manage. But the Citroen 2Cv has the advantages to have particular shapes which are recognizable. I have to make this particular shape well done in order to regonize easily the 2Cv for non Lego users. Which I succeed I think. The front and rear wings was the important point. I re-used the techniques on my previous big 2Cv in lego which is to use soft axle and beam to get the front mudguard. For the rear, I use small panel to keep the suspensions working and a soft axle for the shape of the rear mudguard. Regarding the hood, it is composed of beam and soft axle to have the correct shape. It is a bit bulky at this scale but it was not possible to make it better without having the open hood. Under the hood, you can see a detailed engine. The other important point was the openable elements, I wanted to have the whole doors which can be open but also the trunk and the hood. Regarding the doors, as I wanted to have a non expensive price for this moc on mochub, I have to chose correctly the parts, including the length of flex, that Is why the building is a bit special with a connection point on the bottom instead of two points (I have to use a 12L flex, instead of a 7L which is not available in many color). This is the same reason why there are some black parts on the hood or roof, because I have used parts which are not expensive and available in many color. That is why I have used mainly connector instead of bush-axle. All that to say, that I had to manage the design of original 2CV but also the chosen parts. But at the final, the shape is well respected and the particular shape are well done which make the 2CV easily recognizable. More infos for buying the building instructions (728 parts) : http://www.nico71.fr/lego-technic-citroen-2cv/ And the mochub link to get the whole package, parts plus building instructions : https://www.mochub.com/user/59/mocs Soon available on rebrickable for the bill of material. Do not hesitate to ask questions :)
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    Nico71's Creations

    Yep, with a lot of air bubble. I publish here a picture of one axle, I have scan several axle from new and used and this is all the same : air bubble. Now I have to figure out why, is this made for a specific reason (less material, MuCell ?) or problem of fabrication ? Or nothing care about it ? This is a new 6L black axle (I assume from 2016 from the cargo plane), you can see air bubble and an inclusion on left.L The triangle part is the support for the axle. The only axle which has not air bubble is the 5.5L but this is because it is not molded as the other, so I assume the air bubble is due to process and lego do not care about it.
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    Nico71's Creations

    New video about X-ray :) http://www.nico71.fr/lego-under-x-ray-3-3d-scan-excavator-42006/
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    Nico71's Creations

    New instructions made by Kevin williams for the Morgan Three Wheeler, thanks to him ! http://www.nico71.fr/morgan-three-wheeler/
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    Nico71's Creations

    Excalty, mochub only have the stock of parts, pack in it and send to the customer, according the the part list they have.
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    Nico71's Creations

    Hello everyone, a post today to present you the service mochub. Here is the video I have made (with english subtiles) Thanks to the new service Mochub from the Hungarian company “We love what you build“. This company is a 7 years old company with 9 employees who have a bricklink and brickown store. They handle many order every day, and has launched the new service Mochub. This new service enables to each creator to uplaod their creations and ask for a quotation to the mochub service. Then Mochub send a report with the cost, shipping fees, recommended retail price and your commission. Thanks to that, creator can sell their design, but fans can also buy it. Here is the point, now you can buy some of my creations. I have selected some of my most instructions-sold creations to propose you. Of course the price is more expensive that the lego shop equivalent but because depends of the price of parts on bricklink. But it enables you to not have to make many bricklink order with shipping cost with the risk to forget parts if you have ordered it by yourself (and personally order on bricklink is quite a mess to find all I need ! Some people like it, but definitively not me ^^) Here is a complete solution, for a small extra cost (or nothing compare to multiple order from bricklink), you can afford you creations from your favorites builders ! What do you think about it ? If you have questions, do not hesitate, Mochub team are pro, they want to improve, so any advice is good :)
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    Nico71's Creations

    A new creation, a Pneumatic mine, featured single pneumatic engine, derrick and sliding trolley with ball contraption. I wanted for a while to build new creation based on pneumatic and great ball contraption. At the beginning I wanted to create a vertical sculpture with powered ball clock but because of lack of parts to create the structure, I changed my plan to create a horizontal creation. The idea was found at the end to match the design with a mine with a rotating derrick and sliding trolley, powered by a pneumatic engine. The pneumatic engine is a single engine with a non modified switch and a inertia wheel with 1:5 ratio increasing (like my old one but better built and balanced). It enables the engine to run smoothly without stops under charge. A centrifugal governor is only for viewing convenience and has no regulator function. Note that the timing ignition is set to 30° and do not require adjustment and the engine run at 100rpm at its maximum with 5 hand pump. You pump, start the engine, and it runs. I have also made a clutch system in order to start the engine, and then power the mine using sliding gear. The first important point is the timing door which is composed of two lever connected with gearing, and operated by a lever and connecting rod. It enables the ball to by released only one per one when the cage comes down to catch it. I have seen that for the first time on the creation of PV-Production so many thanks to him for the idea. The second device is the derrick, it is very simple with a oscillating beam which is connected to the rotating lever and the cage. In the cage there is a slope which enables to lock the ball against the wall and on the top release it on the two rails. After rolling on the rails, the ball comes in the trolley. The trolley is powered by a lever with connecting rod, which makes move the trolley back and forth on the yellow rail. On the top on the rail, the trolley comes against a liftarm which forces it to rotate and then release the ball and the process is repeated again and again. The hardest part of this creation was to fit all mechanical and ball passages in the frame. I did not want to have a huge creation in order to not use many parts. That is why I have started with the derrick and timing doors, makes the two rails and the trolley system, and then plug the engine. In this case, the construction is quite compact and of course divided in sub-models, enabling to set up the timing pretty easily (which is very tolerant regarding timing between axle). At the end, the functioning is smooth, quite slow but very nice to see. Of course the pneumatic engine can be replaced by electrical motor if you have not the parts or the hand-pump and having a great ball contraption. Building Instructions I have made instructions for this creation. This times by taking huge amount of picture and do publishing process to get a nice photo sequence instructions, with the bill of material per step. This type of instructions enable me to do what I want regarding the building process, the view and some additionnal functions (arrow, circle and so on). I hope you will like this new type. You can see sample below. As usual, you can buy it for 5€ and then download the instruction immediately. Here is the complete bill of material in picture file : But you can also checked it on rebrickable (or make any export you want) Want to know if you can build the pneumatic mine ? The pneumatic mine has been indexed to rebrickable, check it ! Please note that the 5 hand pump is a minimum with the air tank to have correct functionning. You can replace by home made compressor, bike pump or air tank bottle but in lego, you will need 5 handpump plus a air tank. Note the hose use can be replace by any lengh you want except the two on the engine which are 9cm and 13.5cm. You can buy it here for 5€ or on rebrickable : http://www.nico71.fr/pneumatic-mine/ Some sample : Enjoy !
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    [MOC] F14A Tomcat

    Wonderfull Design ! To answer some point to the price, it is a bit expensive but easily understood. Personnaly, when people ask me to build something, we talk often in k€ and not €, because even with 20h of works plus parts + margins, we goes over 1000€. And what I do with 20hours of work ? Mailny machine, car, truck etc (<2000parts). at the end, after the taxe, it remains less than a third for incomes to live. So have to sell many project in month to get a correct salary, and of course spend time to make instructions, order parts, sort and repack and make proposal (how to announce a price for a customer without make some lego before ? -> always no paid time). That is why I prefer sell a unique model, with no building instructions (mainly for industrial because they understand the cost of this), only design, order, check and delivery. But of course, I have already the sale of the building instructions which help. I have a regular job, and make this only for interesting project from serious people (because on my spare time), but I trully understand the price of this tomcat. I certainly would have put a bit less, but not goes too far. People do not realize the cost behind a company.