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  1. Hello everybody! I hasten to introduce you to a new job: Pneumatic Disc Brakes Lego Technic. In work details were modified. Try to bet on Chiron. Disks I have no) Subscribe to the Shannel / Подписывайтесь на Канал YouTube - Subscribe
  2. azuremoon

    Tranzrail DX Class Loco - MOC

    Hi all, I'm just starting this thread here to show off one of my recent 'digimocs' - A Tranzrail (Now Kiwirail) DX class loco. This is built to 9 wide (approx 1 stud to the foot scale), to try & make the standard lego rails look a bit closer to our 3'6" rails here in New Zealand. For Those Not Familiar With NZ Locos: (From Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_DX_class_locomotive) "The New Zealand DX class locomotive is a class of 49 Co-Co diesel-electric locomotives that currently operates on New Zealand's national railway network. Built by General Electric in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, they were introduced to New Zealand between 1972 and 1976. The class is based on the General Electric U26C model, a narrow-gauge version of the GE U23C model. The U26C is also used in South Africa (see South African Class 34-900), Brazil, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. The locomotives have seen several upgrades since their introduction and three versions now exist; the DXB, DXC and DXR." - This Loco is what Kiwirail now would classify as a DXC - as it has the intake chutes designed for use in the Otira tunnel. It has been built in Tranzrail's 'Bumblebee' Livery - as it is somewhat easier than the majority of other liveries these locos have worn. Anyway, to the fun part - pictures! Thanks for taking the time to have a look, feel free to leave a comment - I welcome feedback!
  3. NZ Studio. Projects, ideas, developments. Greetings to all the techies! I decided to create a topic in which I will share projects on which work, as well as ideas and technical solutions. At the moment I am working on the project of the Formula-1 Bolide. The decision to build it appeared after the creation of the V8 engine with working valves https://youtu.be/TpeWs-SnaRc as well as after seeing the latest innovations in formula 1. Based on the concept of modern cars with hybrid, turbocharged V6 engines. This is the first car from the technique that I build. Unfortunately, not all ideas can be realized, and there will also be some inconsistencies with real prototypes. The main task was the technical saturation and similarity both externally and internally with real prototypes. During the creation was the idea to make a steering wheel with clutch controls and gear changes, but due to the large size of the switches, it's not possible to implement the lego. It was very cool, if a micro switch was developed to accommodate which there was enough room in 1 stud with a micro connector for laying the wire. At the moment, about half of the work is completed. I started building about a year ago. Development is proceeding slowly. Many nodes will be altered. The exterior design and front end are still rough sketche. The model will implement: 1) Control from the console or from the model itself. 2) Working suspensions with anti-nod shock absorbers. 3) Brake fluid system on all wheels. 4) Working clutch. 5) engine 24 valve V6 turbo. 6) DRS system. 7) Rear light signal + light bulbs on the steering wheel and cockpit + imitation heating brake discs. 8) Transmission 4 steps 9) Differential lock. 10) Removable steering wheel And other interesting chips Gradually I will share reviews of ready-made nodes and elements. I present some old photos and some photos of the creation of the bolid. Now I finish the instruction on the plane https://youtu.be/-06_VufU2V8 by Nikolay Zubov, on Flickr IMG_20161009_231236 by Nikolay Zubov, on Flickr IMG_20170425_224347 by Nikolay Zubov, on Flickr IMG_20170503_152539 by Nikolay Zubov, on Flickr IMG_20170620_065704 by Nikolay Zubov, on Flickr IMG_20170622_230526 by Nikolay Zubov, on Flickr IMG_20170622_230608 by Nikolay Zubov, on Flickr IMG_20170623_224657 by Nikolay Zubov, on Flickr IMG_20170623_224732 by Nikolay Zubov, on Flickr IMG_20170623_224742 by Nikolay Zubov, on Flickr IMG_20170623_224812 by Nikolay Zubov, on Flickr IMG_20170623_224920 by Nikolay Zubov, on Flickr IMG_20170623_224935 by Nikolay Zubov, on Flickr IMG_20170703_180434 by Nikolay Zubov, on Flickr
  4. This is my try at making one of the new NZFS MAN fire trucks.
  5. Kiwi_Builder

    [WIP] RC MAN SL202

    Hey all, I have been working on an MAN SL202 in the Redbus NZ paint scheme: This model has full suspension including an auto-kneeling function where when the front door is opened the front left air suspension is lowered. I have built most of the chassis and the front and rear suspension, but as you will see the front suspension needs a complete overhaul due to steering problems. Time to stop rambling on and give you some images Air hoses are for the kneeling. Rear view. Front view of front suspension, not the left side wheel is over-rotating when steering and causes the wheel to lock at a right angle to the chassis and stopping forward movement. When it is able to drive the steering is at a bad angle when straight and this causes a large amount of resistance. When the steering is turned the geometry is way off and causes major sledging and resistance. The front axle when kneeling. The pump and RC switch for the suspension lowering and raising. Rear suspension design. Rear suspension's range of movement. Chassis view. So as you can see the project is coming along nicely but the front axle suspension needs a complete overhaul so any designs that work well would be greatly appreciated These photos and more can be found in a bigger size on my Bricksafe: http://bricksafe.com/pages/Kiwi_Builder/Technic.
  6. Award winning NZ scientist Siouxsie Wiles wrote a short open letter to TLC on her website: http://sciblogs.co.n...letter-to-lego/ asking if TLC could again address the gender imbalance issues in their products, this time CMFs, and proposes an hitherto unthought of solution. It hit NZ current affairs mag http://www.listener....-are-the-women/ and I wonder if it will spread? My query is - what do you (as an AFOL or PFOL or whatever) think of the idea of two faced minifigs, with female on one side and male on the other? Personally I think if it is restricted to non-licensed themes and just appears in the CMF series then bring it on! But I would feel strange picking up a Batman that could turn into a Batwoman, and I'm not sure how it would work in classic themes like City - surely just a better representation of women (with better facial expressions) would suffice? Edited: A word.
  7. LukeWarmTea

    Hi! Alexandra from NZ here.

    Hi all! I'm Alexandra, a mum from NZ and I'd love to meet other NZ lego fans. I loved Lego as a kid and collected Basic stuff, the Robin Hood series and Technics, but we couldn't afford the motorised stuff. I'm still in the same boat moneywise, I work part time as a cleaner and my partner Sara works on the lumber yard so Lego has always been a bit out of reach. My daughter is now 5 (and a half, the half is important!) and she's been given Friends the past year or so, which is slowly taking over from her Duplo which she still sometimes plays with. It has Bob the Builder stuff, so that's an incentive for her. She loves City and had some pretty neat sets which we've cannibalised (along with the Friends parts - those lovely colourful flat pieces are the best) into baby cots, change tables, high chairs and buggies, bunk beds and go-carts - all that stuff little kids are into. I want to build with her, for her and for myself too. For the longest time I was into Sylvanian Families and I should've been buying Lego! I would love to own a big modular building like the Parisian Restaurant - all those mod builds remind me of times in Europe and the UK (where my family is) and look nothing like NZ - I'd be keen later to take on the challenge of a NZ building, maybe a weatherboard villa or two. So that's it really. Oh, and I support those trying to address gender imbalance in toys, it's a bit of a thing for me I guess. I don't want my little girl to think she can't play with Ninjago, and I don't think her friends who are male should be unable to play with the Friends figs. I'd also like to see more advanced builds targeted to girls - like a motorised Friends range or something. Anywho, it's nice to meet you! Alexandra