2012/09/23

Komatsu 840 Forwarder

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Objectives

  • Authentic proportions
  • Mechanical crane (not pneumatic)
  • 100 % remote controlled
  • Joystick controlled
  • Strong enough to actully load and carry small logs in the forest

Video at the end of the post.

2012/07/29

Simple rotating platform

A very simple rotating platform for showing of your MOC:s. The motor is attached to the Lego brick housing a worm gear driving a 24 cog gear. Complete with a easily removable battery pack. The platform typically needs to be customized to the object it is supposed to rotate.

2012/07/28

Bogie for heavy duty vehicles

A bogie largely inspired by the one used by dhc6twinotter in his MOC http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=64863&st=0

I was in need for a bogie for an upcoming MOC of mine and found the thread above. To better fit my needs I reduced the wheelbase by 4 L and also (I think) made it at least 1 L thinner. Including the turntable, it is 5 L thick.

Playing with the MOC:s

Me and a friend took our Lego creations out in the forest for a spin. Enjoy Ler 

Tractor (Case IH Magnum)

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Raised on a farm, I guess I had to build a Lego Tractor MOC. To start with I looked around, primarly on Youtube to get inspiration. Actually there weren’t many good Tractor MOC:s out there, especially conventional tractors (those with bigger rear wheels).

My objectives for the MOC was:

2012/06/27

Simple axle lock mechanism

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Sometimes you want to be able to temporarily lock an axle from rotating.

2012/04/15

Pendular steering with differential drive

 

The steering system used in my upcoming tractor MOC.

Wheel loader

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This is my first Lego Technic MOC project since I was around 13 (around 13 years ago).

More pictures in the end of this post.

Objectives:

  • 4 wheel drive…

8043 Excavator

This was my first Lego set since the 8485 Control Center II. Alot has apparently happen. Studless beams, IR control, mechanical actuators, which all was of great surprise and was more or less the things I missed during my early building period.

Even then, 15 years ago, I was amazed by how extremely well though-out the sets were. Every single brick has at least two purposes, usually more. The construction is so rigid that when it is time to dismantle, you have to remove all the bricks in almost exact reverse order.

This particular set has the following, in my opinion..

JH Create launched!

As a kid I played alot with studfull Lego Technic some 15 years ago. For some reason last fall i decided to take up my old hobby and bought the 8043 set. It was truly fun to see how much the Technic theme has developed during my “dark ages”. The main change was of course the transition to studless beams, and the principle of “odd width” chassis. Of course the Power Functions with IR was a great surprise to. As a kid, remote control was a main feature of all my creations. At that time, however, “remote” meant connected with multiple wires and pneumatic hoses.

Much inspired by Sariel, I decided to launch my own website/blog for sharing my Lego Technic creations.

Best Regards,

JH.