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Good Day. 8281 is a $10 set released in 2006 which had a simple harvester(?) attachment that could be lifted up using a lever to disconnect it from the driveshaft. Even being so simple it's a neat set nonetheless and it was my first ever Lego set (was 5 y/o). This would be an homage to my grandmother as well, who gifted me this set, making a perfect introduction for me to Technic. The goals of this build are: PF remote control Green color + yellow wheels rear PTO Some sort of harvester attachment, red-colored Front pendular suspension Cabin with shock absorbers Rear axle with locking differential 13x24 front wheels (rear ones on 8281) 62.4x20S rear wheels Progress so far: This is the approximate wheelbase I planeed initially, however, as I won't be using a buwizz, it can be shortened by1-2 studs. The front axle is pretty much solved, it has even got ackermann geometry (not accurate one though). The pivot point is the steering shaft, and the axle will be held onto the chassi using the 90° connectors on front&rear. Rear axle hasn't had the same luck. The current encarnation has a locking diff and is powered by a XL motor. However, the 16z between the 24z crown and diff slips even under the speeded-up motor. Also, the motor is positioned way too high, so most of this will have to be rebuilt. EDIT: will use a worm gear As the motor will be moved to the front, a 9v battery will be used to allow space for PTO, suspension & proper cabin. Hopefully this won't be another failure as it is pretty much out of my comfort zone
I'm a Dad who wants to buy 5 yr old son train set for Christmas. I was thinking of the Lego City 60051 and was going to buy some ME track (not sure what type I need ) to extend it. Any tips would be welcome cos I don't have a clue what I'm doing and have too much other head-wrecking stuff going on to research it properly. TIA