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  1. Hello fellow Eurobrickers, Please let me introduce my latest MOC. The Scania P220 Skiploader...... This project started about two or so years ago. It had a stop, start, rocky road to completion! I had the idea and desire to build this for a long time before I eventual got round to it. I set myself a few goals for the model. These were: Functional skip loading capabilities. Steering. Suspension. Fake engine. Working stabilisers on the rear. Detailed interior. Model Team styling. Scaled as best I can to the real Scania. That being said, lets find out if these goals were met..... Functional Skip Loading Capabilities. I think this worked out pretty well. I wanted a manual operation as opposed to Power Functions etc. the main arms are rotated via the black 20 tooth double bevel gears on the sides. They are connected, so both sides will activate both linear actuators. The new longer actuators helped a lot here! The arm extension is done separately by the black 12 tooth double bevel gears. These are independent from one another and drive the gear racks via worm gears so they stay up when raised. The gear racks and housing are a near perfect length, however I found trying to work out the geometry a bit difficult due to the angle of the rear end and stabilisers. And the some what chunky design of the rack housing piece. Here is a funny little GIF showing the motion in action! Steering Yep. Pretty standard in the Technic forum. Nothing more than the good old gear rack actuated by the black bevel gear on top. The turn radius is also standardly large for a Lego model. Suspension I learned a lesson with this one. Model Team style trucks are a little too heavy for the standard hard shocks. I started with independent wish bone and one shock on each front wheel, but soon found out I needed to beef it up with two shocks per wheel when the cab started taking shape. The rear is nothing special. I believe it's a live floating axel? Let me know if my terminology is wrong. This was done using the Unimog ball joint pieces and two yellow hard shocks. The rear suspension is a lot stiffer than the front due to the angle of the shock mounting. Another con for suspension on a model like this is that there is not much space between the wheels and the mud guards, rendering the suspension pretty useless. Fake engine The fairly recent (at least for me) development of fake engines has made squeezing them in a model much easier. I originaly planned to use the Technic piston parts, but this solution is way more elegant. I don't know if the real truck has a v6. But I'm not overly picky on this particular detail. You can also see in the below image where I had to add the extra shocks on the front suspension. A far less elegant solution than the engine, but I didn't fancy a complete re-design! . The pistons are attached to the rear wheels via a differential housed in the ball joint. Here you can see the whole drive train. Working stabilisers on the rear. This part went through countless iterations. My original goal was to make them mechanical using the small linear actuators, but I couldn't find a way to make them small enough to fit with the scale. In the end I decided to make them brick built and to rely on friction keeping them in place. To that end, they are merely aesthetic and have no real function at all. This image shows the basic construction. Note in the real model, I used elastic bands stretched around the rail pieces to aid friction. Detailed interior. I think this came out pretty well. My only criticism would be the amount of black used. Maybe it's my photography skills, but it makes it hard to see the finer details. Here are some pictures for you to decide. Model Team Styling. I'm quite happy with how this model turned out. I had a lot of fun adding all the details and refining the shapes. Especial the front grill, which I really wanted to capture the look of real truck. I'm particularly happy with the head lights. The slight angle was a pleasure to figure out. And the door handles were also a fun little detail to work on. I just wish I could hide the studs on the side of the doors, but maybe it gives a 'Lego feel' I'll let you be the judge of the outcome! Scaled as best I can to the real Scania. So here we are at the last goal. I think it turned out to be about 1:17 scale. In my eyes it's a fairly good recreation of the Scania P220. There are a few bits that could be better, but hey, at the end of the day it's Lego! In conclusion As mentioned before, I had a lot of fun building this. There are a few added bonus points for the tilting cab, opening doors, fold down ladders on the side and a little opening compartment on the right side behind the cab. I usually build a large portion digitally while building with physical bricks, but in this project I kept LDD to a minimum, only serving as a file to keep for the future. There were also a few lessons learned along the way. I think I'll omit the suspension on my next adventure! But I certainly have a list of projects. My only wish is that I had more time..... hope you enjoyed the post. I'll leave you with some pictures. This link will take you to the Scania brochure I used for reference. This link will take you to my Brickshelf page with the file. As always, thanks for looking and constructive feedback welcome.
  2. Dear community, today I want to present you my newest MOC, a replica of a E-Forklift from the Company Jungheinrich. The model is fully remote controlled and has got 4 functions, controlled via a Vengit Sbrick. Data about the model: - Height: 25 Studs (20 cm) | [ extended lift mast] : 38 Studs (30.5 cm) - Length: 29 Studs (23 cm) - Width: 10 Studs (8cm) - Weight: 835 g - total parts (without Rubber band, cords and Sbrick) : 689 Electric components: - 2x Power function L Motor - 1x Power funcion M Motor - 1x Power function servo Motor - 1x Vengit Sbrick Now some pictures, I hope you like it: Battery Box: Rubber Band: Technic in the inside: Building Instruction, made with Bricklink Studio and Gimp: I hope you like my Model. Greetings, Jakob, 14 years old.
  3. LegoV94

    Kenworth K100

    American truck Kenworth K100. The model is made in the scale of 1:22. Has a suspension on all wheels. Two l-motors are used for driving and a servo motor for steering model. The truck is equipped with an automatic trailer hitch. Thank you for watching.
  4. LegoV94

    Peterbilt 379

    American truck Peterbilt 379. The model is made in the scale of 1:22. Rear axles of the model has a suspension. One Xl-motor are used for driving and a servo motor for steering model. The model has opening doors and a detailed interior: Cummins engine under the hood:
  5. INSTRUCTIONS: I have been looking for a 5571 at the right price for a long time, and i finally found one. I have also been collecting parts for the trailer pictured above. To my knowledge, and according to my source of the instructions, nobody has ever built this trailer before. In this thread I will share my progress on building them both. After waiting over a month for my 5571 to arrive from Germany to the US, it finally came yesterday: I found the instructions for the trailer here: http://www.eurobrick...1 Unfortunately the post is several years old, but I messaged the original poster and I was lucky enough for him to respond with the instructions! The trailer is going to be huge, and requires 1628 parts, with 122 unique parts/colors. The instructions I was sent were actually a series of images, and I had to try and find all the correct part numbers on rebrickable before placing my orders. This was a long task and it took quite some time: After much time manipulating different inventories from sellers on bricklink, I placed all my orders and parts have started to arrive! The 1x2 tiles with the grille pattern seem to be pretty rare. They only came in one set many years ago, and I got very lucky finding sellers with enough of them when I placed my orders. I think I am now the only person with 18 of them. I am waiting on 3 more orders before I get started on the build. I will keep this post updated
  6. This model is now finally in a state where I can present it in its own topic. Thanks a lot to the Eurobricks members who have kept me on my toes to improve this model and get to this result. The truck is a DAF XF FT (4x2) Space Cab and in the classic Model Team scale of 1:25 which I hold so dearly. It has a basic trailer coupling mechanism which allows for an increased amount of detailing in the back compared to my more technical trucks: Inside there is the standard seats, console and steering wheel to give an illusion of a full interior. The Servo motor takes up quite a lot of space in there. Underneath you can see the updated steering mechanism which allows the front axle to be 12 studs wide: Note also the huge blobs of bricks in the sides which help add weight for better grip. The trailer can open the doors in the back: And fits nicely on the truck: But the fun stuff are found underneath: Here the decoupling mechanism works as shown in the video. Notice how the feet of the legs are 1x1 tiles in the photos, but small steering wheels in the video. The 1x1 tiles work well if you have a more precise controller for the truck, such as an SBrick. This project started back in September 2016 where I started researching a truck from a brand which I had not already covered. This was in preparation for a presentation at the AFOL event in Give of 2016. It was time to build a DAF (Sorry Iveco - next time?). The DAF XF FT (4x2) Space Cab was chosen. and I started doing some research. I still use Griddy for making a grid where it's easy to see the scale of things. (A new on-line version of Griddy will be available once I learn to program web apps) After constructing a basic frame from my old Scania ( it was time to spend a single hour on prototyping the design in order to kickstart the project: This was the result after roughly one hour: It doesn't look like much, but it was enough to get me started and start focusing on a single section at a time. Here is a better photo of the creation: First up were some new sides: I was not satisfied with the blacked out grille, nor the basic looking headlights. After a day of building I had achieved this: Another day and all I managed to add was some additional parts of the front: Then building started to pick up speed and I almost finished the whole front in just another day: Another day to start on the sides: This is going well :) The sides we connected to the front and I toyed around with various detailings for the side of the cab: It was time to complete the build and see if everything was OK: The verdict? I don't like that top at all. Time to rebuild it! That was more like it. This is the version I brought to the event: At the event I discovered that the coupling-mechanism doesn't work well, so I decided to change it to the one from the helicopter transport: Other changes include how the battery box in mounted (for easy access), the fuel tanks, the headlights and the top was under constant revisioning. This resulted in the second prototype: Now we are almost there. The rear wheel covers were protruding a bit too much, causing the trailer to dislodge them. This was fixed: You can see the construction yard for the whole process, including the feedback I received from the community during all of this: Brickshelf gallery (once public): Building instructions are on their way.
  7. legomarat

    [MOC] Datsun 240Z

    My latest MOC. Wangan Midnight Devil Z. Power: 2 RC motors and 2 88000 battery boxes. PF servo for steering and Sbrick for control. Full Independent suspension. Link to video
  8. Doc_Brown

    [MT] Lexus LFA

    Here is my wip so far on the Lexus LFA, the sexiest sounding car every made! I wanted to make a larger scale of this car towards the end of the year, so I thought I would try this scale first to get a idea of the design. The exhaust is a little too big, but as you can see it functions as the steering wheel for HOG steering, by pulling out and then pushing back in place again. I love the rear defuser, perfect part for the job, just a little too narrow, but who cares! The steering itself I'm quite fond of as it is very low and compact. I have no idea how I'm going to cover this car as yet, I'm hoping raiding my very old Lego box might reveal some nice studded parts, but its a long shot. This sure is a tricky car to make as only one other smaller scale model has every been made in Lego, but I will give it my best shot! So should I keep the steering via the exhaust or try to make a smaller more visually appealing solution? Comments? Thoughts? Fire away!
  9. "There is no man living who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can do" - Henry Ford (Description below is taken from project page on Ideas) "The prototype of this project, Ford Model T was not the first car ever built, neither it was the most powerful, fast, beautiful and so on... It was revolutionary because of its availability, making the concept of automobile the one we know today - a vehicle, more or less affordable for highest amount of people possible, not a luxury for the chosen ones. That is why I have chosen Tin Lizzie - it's simply iconic. Since there is a plenty of variations of Model T, I ended up making the collective image of it without sticking to any exact modificaton, but trying to follow the last, 1927 version of it - wheels' choice was probably the hardest part because of the original, since there aren't any tires that narrow. However, the overall look of Lizzie is still recognizable. Being a huge fan of vehicles myself, I grab every new set of Creator Expert car as soon as it's possible - but one day I just decided to try my skills in making my own model, that's how this project has been born. Adjusted to scale of already existing vehicles, this set could be a nice addition to the collection and a good gift for other many cars' enthusiasts. Since I'm planning to develop the project, the updates will be coming without any doubt - the final target is to manage to improve the model as much as possible and to build a real version of it, so stay tuned :) Thanks in advance to every single supporter and everyone who stopped to look at this project!" Thanks again for stopping by and have a great day! :)
  10. MajklSpajkl

    [MOC] Logging Truck

    Hello everybody, I present to you another "ancient" MOC of mine - built in May 2016 and only now I finally managed to make a presentation of it - The Logging Truck: At first it was supposed to be a Trial Truck, but as it grew to heavy, especially due to "model team-ish" cabin, I decided to make it more easy going. It doesn't represent any particular model, nor is it scaled or anything... It's driven by a PF XL motor and steered by a PF M motor. It has full suspension, detailed cabin interior and engine compartment. Oh, and I have to admit it is heavilly inspired by Ingmar Spijkhoven's work (2LegoOrNot2Lego). I'll let the photos do the talking... The position of the trailer trolley can be adjusted between the two yellow stops - the main beam slides through the trolley and is held in place by springs and rubber 2L connectors. While the truck is fully suspended, the trailer uses a kind of pendular linkage between both axles. The cabin has detailed interior... ...and so does the engine bay - totaly imaginatory - without any knowledge or research of the real truck engines . I guess under skirt shot is in order... I really like how the front axle turned out, the ackermann is almost to much. Here's another pair of photos to finish it off and a short video of course... I hope you like it and thanks for comment. Please find bigger photos here. Best regards, Miha
  11. Introducing... The Legacy Black Cat Truck! Celebrating 20 Years of the greatest Model Team vehicle ever made! Based on the original 1996 version with a lot of cosmetic changes! Looking very nice with chromed parts! Opening Sunroofs, upgraded to 2010s standards! Shovel, Fire Extinguisher & Toolbox So far, looking almost up to 2010s standards, including the tools! Dual Wheels! Even the cross-member behind the wheels is 2010s standard! Awesome new rear lights! 5th Wheel with locking bar! Everything below looks rounder than before! How I designed the Fuel Tank! Yes, I used the new 1x2 bottom curved pieces! Chrome Galore! Sleeping Compartment Yellow Diesel Engine, just like Caterpillar's engines! (because blue is childish and I wanted it to look more appealing to teens!) Cabin now up to 2010s standards so far! Seats now upgraded with curved headrests! Feeling hungry enough for pizza already? Ultra HDTV with built-in tuner! And that's all for now! Regards, Ryan Smith.
  12. Hello All, This is an attempt to model a cool, nostalgic car from Eastern Germany, the last model of the Trabant factory in Zwickau. I have created this model as a birthday gift to my best friend who used to drive us around in a car like this in his early twenties. If you like this MOC, you can suppport it on the Lego Ideas site - thanks! Lego Trabant Universal 1.1 by Dan Falussy, on Flickr Backview by Dan Falussy, on Flickr Openall by Dan Falussy, on Flickr Interior by Dan Falussy, on Flickr
  13. Hi! It's been a while since I've posted here. I am currently reworking on my cat ct660 and I've decided to not do it RC. I've decided to make it a 4 axles and made the second one retractable but the problem I'm now facing is how to lock the steering on this axle. If you have any ideas don't hesitate to post something! Here are some pictures: Thanks in advance for any reply and have a great day!
  14. HorcikDesigns

    [MOC] Cutaway Leadsled

    Hi, I would like to show you my new MOC. it is Leadsled, that I once promised to build. 1K - Cutaway Leadsled by Horcik Designs I wanted to build big red car, that would fit nicely on display next to my Tatra T2-603. (visit my Flickr or Scale modelling forum here to find photos of it) It features 4-forward gearbox, working steering wheel, no HOG (it is display model), huge but fake V8, openable doors with locks, openable trunk with gravitational lock (it is too heavy to stay opened) and detachable hood. And loads of minor details and holes. What?! 1K - Cutaway Leadsled by Horcik Designs, on Flickr 1K - Cutaway Leadsled by Horcik Designs, on Flickr This MOC was directly inspired by cutaway technical drawings of cars. In my opinion, all original Technic model were supposed to look like 3D-ized cutaway drawings. Leadsled showtime by Horcik Designs, on Flickr 1K - Cutaway Leadsled by Horcik Designs, on Flickr 1K - Cutaway Leadsled by Horcik Designs, on Flickr 1K Leadsled chassis by Horcik Designs, on Flickr 1K Leadsled Teaser by Horcik Designs, on Flickr Hope you like it. :) More photos on my Flickr Album.
  15. Vespa P200 Review Model and instructions by The Arvo Brothers Ramon and Amador (The Arvo Brothers) are at it again and the end result is amazing! After the releases of two instruction books, one on the supperb Kaneda's Bike (I'm still sourcing out the parts) and another on a massive Alien sculpure, they now turn to a non-sci-fi theme and reveal a new model with instructions on how to build it: Piaggio's Vespa P200. Though not the most beautiful of Piaggio's Vespas, their ubiquity in the 80s and 90s make these bikes to be a pop-culture icon (you can read more about the P200 here) for anyone who was a child on those decades. For those unfamiliar with the bike, this is what Ramon and Amador were aiming for: The instructions: If you have already purchased any of Arvo Brother's prior books, then you can know what to expect: a very professional and stylized edition What differs on this Vespa (digital) book is no reference on the history behind the build, which are so engrossing on their two other publications (Alien and Kaneda's bike). Nevertheless, we are awarded with a 152 page, image rich, pdf, covering the 158 steps to assemble the 688 pieces that make the model up. Instructions are crystal clear as we've come to be accustumed with these Builders. The Arvo Brothers pasted a sample on their Facebook profile, which I'll use to depict the instruction style. The isometric perspective is quite handy in depicting the build steps and no confusion ever arises (probably aided by reduced color pallete of this build, comprise of black, white, dark and light gray pieces). Alongside with the construction steps of the main build, Ramon and Amador also include alternative construction steps, as a way to avoid harder to get parts (namelly, a) 4866 windscreen in white; b) 32439b technic disk; and c) 18653 brick arch inverted in white). These alternatives are nice, however the model looks better in its original form (as is to be expected). The Vespa P200 model is one suited for color swaps, however the pieces in use do not allow for a direct translation of the model into other colors (how I want an orange one). My only complaint relates to the parts list, as the creators stick to a generic "Light Gray" "Dark Gray" differentiation, not taking into consideration the "Light Bluish Gray"/"Light Gray" distinction (as well as the "Dark Bluish Gray"/"Dark Gray" specificities. This is just a minor nuissance in correctly selecting the parts you "already have"/"need to order" so you can complete the build. The Build: As mentioned above, instruction steps are clear and follow a very modular logic, almost seeming we are building a kit bike (or a real bike for that matter): . Tyres; . Body frame; . Left and right side panels; . Handlebar; The tyres: If you are familiar with past works of the Arvo Brothers, than you know official tire availability is no hurdle to their creative skills, and it so happens in this Vespa model: You'll be amazed to know that what you see are two 56x28 ZR Street tires bent out shape by 10 wide disks. Although hard to pull through, this building technic provides the wheel size needed to compliment the accurateness of the whole build. The body frame: As expected, this part covers most of the build and is where all the other segments will be placed. You can already see some of the iconic elements of this bike One can already see the distinctive hallmarks of the P200 just on this segment of the build, namely the inner arches, the seat and, especially, the curved front guard. Lovely is the inclusion of the grip detail on the floor of the bike, so accurate depicting the original model. The side panels: The side panels of the Vespas, along side the front guard, are the trademarks of these bikes, giving them a rounded (to the extreme in the 60's models) shape, a shape hard to translate in lego bricks. These side panels hold, on the right, the engine bay and, on the left, the spare tire, duly encased. The right panel (engine bay) The left panel (tyre bay) Both panels, from the front and from behind. As you can see, Ramon and Amador pulled the shapes quite accurately. The handlebar: Another distinctive element of the Vespa's are their large front lights and curved encasing. Although simple in appearance, the steps into making the curves and angles of the handlebar are amazing, leading to a very accurate representation: Fully assembled model: As it frequently happens, the full model is much more than the mere addition of its parts: My photo skills fail me in correctly showcasing this model's beauty, but you can refer to Arvo's own (rendered) showcase here. The handlebar is an hassle to correctly place as it suffers from the "Wall-e" syndrome, always rotating to unwanted angles. Nevertheless, I would still note the most amazing details on this build: The curved inner arches (can't stop admiring them) The curved front guard. The right side panel (engine bay) Final assessment: Pro's: . clear and stylized instructions; . less costly than the other hard covered instructions books by the Arvo Brothers; . no impossible to obtain pieces; . overall moc cost to range from 150 € to 200 € (maybe less if only used parts are purchased); . beautyful model; Con's: . would love a hard cover book (both to get further insight on the model and to place it alongside Kaneda and Alien books); . color selection could be improved in the parts list; . handle bar is somewhat loose (might be my construction skills); . limited functions (if what you want is not a display piece); Overall: . A not to be missed edition. For further details, visit the Arvo Brothers webpage here.
  16. Hello everyone. If some of you remember i have presented the first version of the AC cobra 427 to share the concept and gather feedback. It is now modified and on LEGO Ideas. The car scale is 1:14, measuring 33 studs long and 13 studs wide (15 on wheelbase). The features are as follows: - has working steering via an adjustable steering wheel. - mini working v8 through a differential. - independant front and rear suspension - openable hood via a lever on the dashboard - openable doors and trunk - very sturdy and solid build This can be the first Idea set that has lots of Technic features. If you like my idea, please support.
  17. Norton74

    [MOC] '23 Ford T-Bucket

    It isn’t easy seeing Hot Rod or T-Bucket where I live and honestly I was never interested about Kustom Kulture world (I did not even know what they was ...). Then I saw some models of other international LEGO builders and I was impressed. I like a lot the "T-Bucket", built on the basis of the 20's Ford T with a custom frame and a big V8 engine. While I was waiting for some pieces from some Bricklinkers to make a new large MOC (I’m going to share it as soon as possible…), I built my sixties style T-bucket (during the ‘14 Christmas holiday). Here it is. Below my T-Bucket in californian style, with a Deus ex Machina surfboard on the seat... My LEGO T-Bucket has the two-seater body of a ’23 Model T roadster with a back turtle deck (inside there is the gasoline tank). A Model T radiator is fitted and a powerful Chevrolet V8 small-block with a Supercharger send power to the big rear tyres. The body and the turtle deck can be separated by the chassis and you can see the transmission. One of the detail I prefer are the exhaust pipes made by 4 mm hoses. It hasn’t been easier push four hoses inside the “Tree Palm Trunk”… It was fun to build it and it surely will not stay alone… As usual on my flickr stream you can find out more info and pictures... I wait for you there... Follow me also on Norton74 brand new facebook page. All the best! Andrea - Norton74
  18. I've been working on building 6-wide trucks in LDD since rediscovered the joy of LEGO again, but I'm rapidly running out of patience for the limitations of that scale (namely, you can have nice looking wheels or structural stability, but not both) so I thought I'd turn to the old Model Team sets for inspiration instead. Lots easier to build 12 or 14-wide, right? Except there's a major snag in that none of the old classic Model Team sets are buildable in LDD due to using the old Technic Plates with rounded ends and holes in them instead of the Technic Half Beams, and all the MOCs I can find instructions for are radio controlled, which I'm not all that interested in and which are a pain in the neck to build in LDD. I'm satisfied with a nice display piece which I can modify to show various truck configurations. Can anyone point me in the direction of a nice and easy MOC or official LEGO set I can use to as a base for some mostly static builds in 12-14 wide using the Model Team wheels, so I can get some idea of how steering and stuff fits together now?
  19. Technivor

    [MOC] Mack granite GU813

    Hi guys! I finally had the time to upload so here are the pictures of my finished mack granite: Now with the new rear axle setup I have, my future trucks will be more powerful and I won't have cracking gear issues anymore! The video: Thanks for reading and don't forget to leave a comment!
  20. For the challenge Lugnut challenge of March I have created this golden dekotora. The presenter, Mr. Bling, got briefly distracted by the onlookers who have gathered out front, taking a selfie. It features a tasteful, modern and spartan use of the golden 2x2 brick from town plan, as well as a couple of 1x2 golden tiles for accent highlights. The two NXT motors are completely overworked by the massive weight and 3:1 gearing. You can catch a glimpse of the motors in this pic: There is a better view from below: Here you can also spot the standard Ackerman steering geometry and Servo motor which is my currently preferred Model Team steering setup. The rear is adorned with a couple of fake exhausts: While the front has a couple of additional lights to help you see clearly in those dark evenings: Of course the top has been decorated in a similar fashion. You don't want to skimp on the details: The Brickshelf gallery is public and found in my Model Team folder: This is just a fun little side step from my usual MOCs. I will try to rearrange the power supply, and perhaps use something more powerful to drive it. If I succeed, I will post a video. Take care now, and drive safely.
  21. Edwin Korstanje

    [MOC] Tug Boat Iskes Triton

    Last couple of months in my spare time i have working on my latest creation and is a commision build tugboat for the shipowner Iskes. This 17e commision ship for Iskes the Triton is build in a differant scale i normal build for them and have a scale of 1/65 and have around the 5800 parts. As you know from the WIP stage it gives me some structural problems, but have sold all of the problems out. I also added 50 mini led lights and a lot of working(manual) winches, crane and searchlights and many other details. I hope you like it. Later on today all the pictures of the Triton .
  22. Hello everyone! Today i present you my latest and most complex MOC: the AC Cobra 427. The challenge was to create a medium sized car with a complex body structure and add as many technic features as possible making it look good, functional, playable and robust. After going through lots of difficulties i have finally managed to get it done. Here is the result: It features the following: 1. working steering via steering wheel + adjustable steering wheel angle 2. front and rear independant suspension 3. rear differential 4. working V8 piston engine 5. a lever that opens the hood 6. opanble doors 7. openable trunk 8. solid structure -Images removed- More photos on Flickr P.S sorry for my bad photographing and editing skills.
  23. My MAN TGS 8 x 4 Cement truck has been upgraded from Power Function to SBrick, but rather than killing the old red truck, I made a new Bright Light Orange / Dark Red version with a series of small upgrades: In the video I go through the functionality and compare it to the old version: The truck was finished a couple of weeks ago, but I wanted to improve some details before making a video and posting it here. The most "controversial" change (at least when I it comes to changes which I'm unsure of) is the windscreen. To replace the 12x2x4 windscreen that I'm using in everything with the 12x3x3 does change the whole aesthetics of the truck quite dramatically. The A-pillars might be too massive now, but I have chosen to keep it. For the picture above I have also reduced the angle of the windscreen slightly in order to better fit the A-pillars than shown in the video. Another battle was to use either a single time or details in two plates width to cover the SBrick: I ended up using 2 plates (the gray 1x4 and 2x3 plates under the tiles) which protrudes just a bit too much on the side. Still I like it better than simply using tiles as seen on this earlier version: It doesn't look better, but it looks more realistic (at least in my opinion. It's the same rationale I'm using with the windscreen) And just for fun. Here is the same picture with a slow shutter speed and the barrel rolling: Here is how to program the SBrick for the truck: Here is the old thread for the red truck: BrickShelf gallery, once approved: Building instructions to appear once I have made all those I promised for the DAF.
  24. Hi guys, I'm new here, and I want to present my newest MOC: Pierce Arrow XT "Tiller Truck" in colors of San Jose Fire Department A tiller truck, also known as a tractor-drawn aerial, tiller ladder, or hook-and-ladder truck, is a specialized turntable ladder mounted on a semi-trailer truck. Unlike a commercial semi, the trailer and tractor are permanently combined and special tools are required to separate them. It has two drivers, with separate steering wheels for front and rear wheels. One of the main features of the tiller-truck is its enhanced maneuverability. The independent steering of the front and back wheels allow the tiller to make much sharper turns which is particularly helpful on narrow streets and apartment complexes with mazelike roads. An additional feature of the tiller-truck is that its overall length, over 50 feet (15 m) for most models, allows for additional storage of tools and Equipment Some departments elect to use tiller-quints, which are tiller trucks that have the added feature of being fitted with an on-board water tank.[5] These are particularly useful for smaller departments that do not have enough personnel to staff both an engine company and a truck company. Real tiller truck responding: My Lego model has this functions: Hauler: - front axle steering "Hand of God" - movable engine pistons, wheel setup 6x4 - cab tilting - openable doors - lighting: 5x PF Lights, 6x Light brick 1x2 - (Lights & Sound) Ladder trailer: - wheels steering, (either with steering wheel in tillermans cab or through gearing on fifth wheel) - openable stowage compartments - sliding doors on tillerman`s cab - side outriggers - (hand operated) - ladder lifting - 2x linear actuator (hand operated) - ladder rotation - (hand operated) ,360° range - ladder boom (hand operated with string) - lighting: 5x PF Lights, Battery-Box, 1x PF Switch,+ 1x M-Motor & 2x PF Switch for flashing effect
  25. Today I'm celebrating 10 years here at Eurobricks, and I'm doing so by posting MOCs that I have not had time to present when they were finished. These two aircrafts were given to Billund Air Center to celebrate their 25 year anniversary last year. They train pilots for both helicopters and airplanes, so it was natural to give them a model of each. The helicopter is a Bell Long Ranger: It is decorated similarly to how they have decorated their own Long Ranger at BAC: The little airplane is a Piper Tamahawk. Their own (OY-RPG) was sold this year, but the model still stands: Brickshelf folders with more images: