What did you build over Christmas?

Fraserb

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Location
Scottish Borders
So, managed to get the excavator project finished after a few hours last night and a good session on it today. There’s some really nice details on it but seemed to take forever, was well worth it though and the controls can only be described as awesome😎.
Few pics of the finished product 👍
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Has some serious lift as well 💪
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This is a nice feature in the controls, you can drag the boom arm, bucket and rotation to whichever position you like and it automatically goes to that point. All the actuators are calibrated so it knows exactly where they are. View attachment 851249

Pretty fly for a Lego kit!
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And a fleet photo for size comparison
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I've got the dozer and crane in your pic, the liebherr must be some size when you see it. I was planning on getting the liebherr, plasma has blown the budget though.
 

Fraserb

Member
Location
Scottish Borders
Supposed to have this built up on boxing day, but being as it's Italian and they've left several the parts out... 🙄


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Me and Ben watch a lot of colin furze on YouTube and bens adamant we've to built a go kart.
We were in the car on Christmas eve and Ben pipes up " Daddy your cars getting all old and broken, you but a new one and this one go away, we'll keep the engine for my go kart though", couple of minor issues with his plan, the engine in my car is a 240hp 3lt and he's not even 4 yet.
 

Phil P

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North West
I've got the dozer and crane in your pic, the liebherr must be some size when you see it. I was planning on getting the liebherr, plasma has blown the budget though.
Only finished it this afternoon but the controls make it so much more of a machine, well worth the build. Been tracking round the living room scooping stuff up for the past hour 😂.

Forgot to mention the angle sensors if you track over something more than 30* you get a till warning ⚠ . Also gives you how much of your hydraulic flow your using. Now that’s a bit trick 👍
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ps. The motors are also all proportional so you can feather them which is something new, much better than the old on/of system.
 

Fraserb

Member
Location
Scottish Borders
Only finished it this afternoon but the controls make it so much more of a machine, well worth the build. Been tracking round the living room scooping stuff up for the past hour 😂.

Forgot to mention the angle sensors if you track over something more than 30* you get a till warning ⚠ . Also gives you how much of your hydraulic flow your using. Now that’s a bit trick 👍
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ps. The motors are also all proportional so you can feather them which is something new, much better than the old on/of system.
You're not really helping keeping pointing out all the new features on it. I really can't spend anymore on toys for a while I don't really want to know what I've spent so far getting set for the plasma.
 

Lofty1984

Member
Location
Cardiff
Only finished it this afternoon but the controls make it so much more of a machine, well worth the build. Been tracking round the living room scooping stuff up for the past hour 😂.

Forgot to mention the angle sensors if you track over something more than 30* you get a till warning ⚠ . Also gives you how much of your hydraulic flow your using. Now that’s a bit trick 👍
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ps. The motors are also all proportional so you can feather them which is something new, much better than the old on/of system.
Think I better go touting for a cash jobs hedgecutting to buy one ;)
 

bitwrx

Member
Only finished it this afternoon but the controls make it so much more of a machine, well worth the build. Been tracking round the living room scooping stuff up for the past hour 😂.

Forgot to mention the angle sensors if you track over something more than 30* you get a till warning ⚠ . Also gives you how much of your hydraulic flow your using. Now that’s a bit trick 👍
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ps. The motors are also all proportional so you can feather them which is something new, much better than the old on/of system.
Bloody hell. £350 for some plastic bricks sounds expensive. But £350 for something that can do that many (admittedly pointless ;)) things seems pretty good value. Certainly puts the tech into technic.
 
So, managed to get the excavator project finished after a few hours last night and a good session on it today. There’s some really nice details on it but seemed to take forever, was well worth it though and the controls can only be described as awesome😎.
Few pics of the finished product 👍
View attachment 851244

Has some serious lift as well 💪
View attachment 851252

View attachment 851246

View attachment 851247

View attachment 851248

This is a nice feature in the controls, you can drag the boom arm, bucket and rotation to whichever position you like and it automatically goes to that point. All the actuators are calibrated so it knows exactly where they are. View attachment 851249

Pretty fly for a Lego kit!
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And a fleet photo for size comparison
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Have to bow to a man who must have a shed load more patience and attention to detail that I will ever have . Congratulations on what looks like a job well done , and in quick time too . !
 

tinman

Member
Location
Ulster
Bloody hell. £350 for some plastic bricks sounds expensive. But £350 for something that can do that many (admittedly pointless ;)) things seems pretty good value. Certainly puts the tech into technic.
if your a LEGO fan,
you can take the Fan tour in Lego Denmark,
you join 21 others for a tour of the house and factory with a bit to eat,
a snip at €325 pp..:whistle:
 

mx110

Member
Location
cumbria
You're not really helping keeping pointing out all the new features on it. I really can't spend anymore on toys for a while I don't really want to know what I've spent so far getting set for the plasma.
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what are you finding you need extra to the table purchase?
 

Fraserb

Member
Location
Scottish Borders
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what are you finding you need extra to the table purchase?
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Not really anything un-expected, the compressor I use on my hand held cutter wouldn't be upto the cnc plasma so needed to change that, got lucky with a second hand one and sorting out a better filter/dryer setup. The other expenses aren't directly related to the plasma but seeing as I'm having a big rearrange in the shed to accommodate the table may as well sort out some other bits as well.
 

Two Tone

Member
Mixed Farmer
It seems that grandsons can always (only!) rely on the farmer grandfathers to build all the stuff they get for Christmas!
My grandson has always loved his Hornsby train-set, which he mostly keeps here.

He told me that he wanted a Virgin Pendolino set for Xmas. They don’t make them any more so I looked on Ebay. The trouble is that Virgin have lost the franchise and all Virgin train-sets are now much more valuable. I kept being outbid to get one in time for Xmas.

Then I spotted one that ended on Xmas day at 3 O’clock, thinking that everybody would be either too drunk or watching the Queen to put a last bid in to secure it. As my grandson wasn’t coming here till Boxing Day, I contacted the seller, who lives 10 miles away and asked if I was the winning bidder, if I could pick it up.

By Xmas-eve it had already gone over my limit, even though I hadn’t actually placed a bid yet. So I chickened out and went and bought a complete new train-set of a GWR Intercity 125 from a local toy shop. (Intercity 125’s are about to end soon too.)

However, at 1 minute to 3 on Xmas day, I was just drunk enough to be watching Ebay and put in a cheeky bid “for the hell of it” and won!
Dilemma! I now have 2 train-sets, having already wrapped the GWR 125!
Answer - he gets the GWR for his Birthday in May...........
However, although he has a track set here, he has the controller box at home and forgets to bring it with him.
So I have to hide and unwrap it to take the controller box out of the GWR 125 set!
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Then, he and his mum decide that they would like to have a proper permanent tack-set at home and they need a track-mat to do so. (They will buy some plywood locally to fix it to.)

Again, I have to unwrap what is now going to be his Birthday present to get that out too!

I’m getting rather good at re-wrapping presents!

Here is track no.2 on track-mat no.2
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davedb

Member
Location
Staffordshire
I think I've just created a monster,I was showing the lil fella the rc tractors and he said that's cool but wouldn't it be cooler if my tractor ( meaning his roly tractors ) wer motorised,I know the first thing in the morning he will have grandad in the workshop looking at them and I know only too well grandad is mad enough to try it....
When I was little my old man brought a scrap ride on mower removed the deck put a good strong hitch on it made me a trailer and a snow plough for it and I had hours of fun with it was the best thing ever for a farming mad lad
 

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