Sava-Shupp Minitruck v2

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    I made the first version waaaaaaaaaay too complex. This is a much more straight forward solution (and probably more stable).

    All theoretical, of course.

    Combining Shupp's out-of-the-box thinking with a more traditional design in a literally half-and-half solution.

    J Class, raised, Peter.A.B, Rijkvv, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Jameson42 85 months ago | reply

      Definitely much simpler and sturdier lookin'

    2. muffinman42 85 months ago | reply

      Might try this.
      EDIT: Nice one, this works really well!

    3. Shuppiluliumas 85 months ago | reply

      I think this is the one, right here. It really holds together. One thing I've noticed with this setup, just as wih my version, gears 2 and 4 want to slide off their axles. They can't completely, of course, especially with your design, but they do rub up against the wheels a bit. The older gears have a lot more staying power, and might be preferable to the light bley modern types.

      As for the name, though, I was thinking more along the lines of the Shupp-Sava Minitruck. I dunno, it just has a nice ring to it, don't you think? ; )

    4. Jameson42 85 months ago | reply

      ^Shupp-Sava sounds a bit like goosfraba.

    5. SavaTheAggie 85 months ago | reply

      You could probably replace the 1x5 thin liftarm with a 1x5 thick liftarm (or double up on the thin liftarms), and replace the 1/2 bushings and 2L technic axles with a technic pin/axle to attach gears 2 and 4. This would alleviate most of the travel problems of those two gears.

      I liked "Sava-Shupp Minitruck" because it almost rhymes. :)

    6. Shuppiluliumas 85 months ago | reply

      The issue you encounter there is that the gears attached to axles slide into the liftarm a bit, and the ones on the pins sit farther out. The wheels would have to be held out just a tiny bit from the gears to provide clearance, but it probably is a better solution.

    7. Ɍaillery 85 months ago | reply

      This is the first of your many attempts that actually looks legitimate and simple. May I borrow?

    8. SavaTheAggie 85 months ago | reply

      Sure, that's why I posted it like this.

      In fact, perhaps I should put this up on the RAILBRICKS blog.

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