Im a happy owner of a BMW 1200 GS
Here I am in Hartland, NB with my dear wife Debbie, on our way to Montreal.
You can see it better here:
I decide to create one in LEGO of course.
Like mine, it has 3 saddle case, easy on/off, and the front
unilever suspension and much more details
Enjoy it on my Brickshelf gallery after moderation
|So I'll just use LUGNET as my blogging software :)|
As like so many of my fellow LEGO builders out in the world, there are so many
things I want to build/tackkle/just do, but time is a very scarce and precious
commodity (with that, if anyone has a spare million they want to give me so I
can retire and build LEGO full time, I won't find that the least bit
So with time at a premium, I've put off any 'el grande' builds for now. My
space station/layout, in tatters at this time, will remain, well, in tatters.
"But!", weeps the masses, "What will you do???? You can't just NOT build!!!"
Well, 'tis true! I am really not set up to not build (love all those double
negatives). Lo, I have verily been building with the little plastic bricks for
yon 40+ years of my existance, and really not about to toss then asunder.
So (as you can see), with much further ado, here's what I'm working on right
Yes, I'm revisiting Big Blue. This one's been niggling at the back of my mind
for well too many years.
The good bit is that it's small enuf to not take lots of space/time, and I'm
able to work at it for 5 minutes here, 10 minutes there as time permits. I can
take it with me through the house and examine it for inspiration for upgrades
I am dusting off obscure places on the intert00bs that I used to frequent lots
for pneumatic stuff, so that's a blast from the past.
I'm at the point where I will have to either order modified pneumatic
switches/small pistons, or do it myself. I think there's no way of getting this
any better than what we have here--that is, and have it remain small and quaint
enuf to look like an old steam loco. I could do the whole thing right now with
big cylinders and have it work perfectly, but I'm going for more the asthetic
over functionality. In the end, I want it to work, but I also want it to look
good on our town layout.
Since I'm already using a modified 9v train motor (with the burnt out motor
removed, but I needed the power pickups to supply 9v to the compressors), I
don't have too much issue using opther modified pieces (not too many--I'
m a semi-purist after all ;) )
The good bit is I have a wonderful compressor setup that fits nicely on a train
car. I just purchased 2 more XL motors to build another compressor car so I
should have no end of air power for the locomotive.
Anyway, this is what I'm working on at this time. I'm inspired, I'm building,
and life is good.
|I have to give credit where credit is due. This is the best Lego grader design|
ever put on the net. Its pretty much perfect, clean, and does everything a real
road grader does besides air conditioning and a radio in the cabin. I have to
get this guy's autograph.
About 6 years ago I created a Grader MOC that I thought was awesome, but I also
had a problem with humility.
This design kicks my grader design's butt. It will be interesting to see what
else he comes up with.
|In lugnet.technic, Vineet Honkan wrote:|
> Greetings all,
> does anyone know how the mechanics of the tiltable cab works on the Demag AC
> 500/700 series cranes? If you know the link to a picture describing it that
> would be helpful as well. Thanks!
There is an arm attached near the rear of the superstructure that swivels around
about 150 degrees. the cab is mounted on that and can swivel as well as tilt.
That allows the cab to be swivelled around to the rear for transport. Some ASCII
art may (or may not) help (viewed from above):
|| | Cab
If that doesn't help you can see the arm clearly here:
And in working position (near the bottom):