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Title: Articulated lorry (4-wide)
Post by: David on May 31, 2021, 10:15 pm
A simple articulated lorry with a shipping container. I may make the height of the container 1 brick or 2 plates lower but this was the most efficient means to build it using the groove bricks 1x2x5. Also could perhaps be another two studs longer. The truck marks a change from my usual crates based on LEGO's standard 4x8 plates which don't make much sense as 99% of these trucks have a single very long container.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51216207636_df57f390f5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m2NsbG)LEGO Articulated Lorry (https://flic.kr/p/2m2NsbG)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51215488577_e1f1994e6a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m2JLr8)LEGO Articulated Lorry (https://flic.kr/p/2m2JLr8)
Title: Re: Articulated lorry (4-wide)
Post by: Patrick on May 31, 2021, 10:42 pm
I think the height would be perfect if it was a couple of bricks wider ;) like the idea of the grooved bricks for the container though.
Title: Re: Articulated lorry (4-wide)
Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on May 31, 2021, 11:56 pm
Yeah assuming you can't stomach Patrick's suggestion I think a brick lower would be better.

A very nice little truck though, makes me nostalgic for those early 90s catalogs with the massive town scenes!
Title: Re: Articulated lorry (4-wide)
Post by: John on June 01, 2021, 12:10 am
Longer but love those old school truck wheels ,as a kid I had one set of big wheels so one tractor was all I could make
Title: Re: Articulated lorry (4-wide)
Post by: David on June 01, 2021, 01:53 pm
I think the height would be perfect if it was a couple of bricks wider ;) like the idea of the grooved bricks for the container though.

6-wide does lend itself better to large trucks, that is true :((
Title: Re: Articulated lorry (4-wide)
Post by: David on June 01, 2021, 01:53 pm
I will take on the suggestions, will make it a brick lower and at least 2 studs longer!
Title: Re: Articulated lorry (4-wide)
Post by: David on June 02, 2021, 09:55 am
Update

I rebuilt it with following changes -

height reduced
length increased by 2 studs
cabin/tractor rebuilt and extended

Not sure what roof decoration to include on the cabin, preference at the moment are the tiles or plain..

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51219944123_b36cacdae4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m38AUT)LEGO articulated lorry 5 (https://flic.kr/p/2m38AUT) by David D (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145007490@N03/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51220800770_12947b45b0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m3cZyE)LEGO articulated lorry 4 (https://flic.kr/p/2m3cZyE) by David D (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145007490@N03/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51220493029_4159fcde30_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m3bq5M)LEGO articulated lorry 3 (https://flic.kr/p/2m3bq5M) by David D (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145007490@N03/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51219012092_d1a11bc74f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m33PRo)LEGO articulated lorry 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2m33PRo) by David D (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145007490@N03/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51219012112_dfde53a67a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m33PRJ)LEGO articulated lorry 1 (https://flic.kr/p/2m33PRJ) by David D (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145007490@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Articulated lorry (4-wide)
Post by: Tom a.k.a. eastawat on June 02, 2021, 03:08 pm
I like the red sloped tile! Also I see you've added something to the back of the cab, got a better view of that by any chance?

Proportions of the trailer look good!
Title: Re: Articulated lorry (4-wide)
Post by: Patrick on June 02, 2021, 03:27 pm
I like the red sloped tile! Also I see you've added something to the back of the cab, got a better view of that by any chance?

Proportions of the trailer look good!

I agree.  I like the sloped tile too.  Maybe a few air horns ...
Title: Re: Articulated lorry (4-wide)
Post by: John on June 02, 2021, 07:12 pm
Light bar on roof looks great , needs an extra axle and a grill bar, longer trailer and landing legs .....I like trucks!
Title: Re: Articulated lorry (4-wide)
Post by: David on June 03, 2021, 11:48 am
Light bar on roof looks great , needs an extra axle and a grill bar, longer trailer and landing legs .....I like trucks!

As the in-house truck expert..

extra axle on trailer I assume? I noticed on my M50 route many trucks have 3 axles (but sometimes 2) on trailer and generally 2 but sometimes 3 on tractor..

I will experiment with three on trailer and landing legs. Grill bar on front I take it?

Thanks for the tips guys. I guess the slopes are considered better than the lights? I could try adding in an air horn or two.. will mess around
Title: Re: Articulated lorry (4-wide)
Post by: John on June 03, 2021, 05:52 pm
We could have a truckoff
Title: Re: Articulated lorry (4-wide)
Post by: John on June 03, 2021, 07:14 pm
Check out the new city stuntz theme, bikes with pull back n go feature and there's a yankee bigrig
Title: Re: Articulated lorry (4-wide)
Post by: Patrick on June 04, 2021, 04:42 pm
We could have a truckoff

Good call John ... here's my one ...  https://www.lug.ie/forum/index.php?topic=1010.0 (https://www.lug.ie/forum/index.php?topic=1010.0)
Title: Re: Articulated lorry (4-wide)
Post by: John on June 12, 2021, 01:51 pm
I found instructions for the car transporter ...well half the 2nd part of 60060, (I also rescued a duplo surfer dude), this set only came with 2cars for a 4car transport, and the length of it was crazy, so butchering the instructions I've got a 6 car ...I mean 6 4wide vehicles transporter. My, never to be built ,airport for my ,never to be built, city needs equipment even if it is 4wide( yes I'm anti 4wide and a hypocrite as I've got some). I couldn't find a hitch connector so I've made a technic one