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Snow Plough
I began building this snow plough at the end of 2010 and completed it in early 2011. It has an electric light system, tracks and a lever-operated plough lift and tilt. Please Comment and Rate!
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It has a 9 Volt battery box to power the single flashing yellow light on the roof, as well as the dual flashing light that illuminates the warning signs on the back.



Men at Work!


Keep Left!


He looks pretty pleased with the smooth road, so does the cat!


The 1X6 bar allowed the transparent yellow bricks to be attached with a slight angle, making it look a bit more modern (but without using modern pieces)! The transparent yellow bricks look nice and pick up the light quite well.


It has a small footprint, but it has a lot of features!



The interior features 2 lights, an angled display panel and a holder for the driver's radio.



I spiralled the 9V cable around the rear left cabin axle. I think it looks pretty good - a little bit like an air brakes pipe spiral on a truck.



The cabin was constructed from toothed connecters and axles - very old fashioned like my beloved 8840, but it worked quite well! It is connected to the roof with grey connector pins and 2X2 hole plates. It is secured to the chassis via non-toothed connectors.


Lever with the plough up.


And down.
The underside of the 9V battery box is visible. There was just enough room to include it here under the seat.


This underside view shows the lever's mechanics. The motion of the lever in the cabin tilting forwards for plough raised and back for plough lowered is transferred via the connectors with a securing point and a free motion point. The plough itself is attached via a 2X2 hole plate, allowing it to swing into position as it is raised and lowered. This type of mechanism (motion transfer) was common in 80s technic and it makes life-like movements possible with the use of only a few parts. It takes careful testing to get the motion just right (like in the 8090 forklift), but it is simple and effective. The plough fits very neatly, just resting a millimeter or so above the slope bricks on the front of the vehicle, and swinging down over them before eventually touching the ground. The inverted 45 degree slope bricks on the plough maintain the tilt of the plough (resting on the lift arms) and prevent it from swinging backwards when pushing or when being raised.



The handle that controls! It is within easy reach for the driver, and I added a grey cone to its top for visual effect.


The power button for the electric light system is hidden at the back of the vehicle, adorned with 2X1 plates and a tile to blend it in. I also put a steering rack on the back to represent the grille for the engine.



It has a 9 Volt battery box to power the single flashing yellow light on the roof, as well as the dual flashing light that illuminates the warning signs on the back.

Please Comment and Rate!



Comments

 I like it 
  June 22, 2012
Thanks Man!
 I made it 
  June 21, 2012
Quoting Alex B I can not view some pictures but from what I saw WOW!!! I love those lights! BTW where did you get those men working and direction signs? So much detail in such a small package as always an Awesome Job!!! 10000/5
I got those from set 6481 - they're little light boxes to which standard 9V lights can be connected.
 I like it 
  June 19, 2012
I can not view some pictures but from what I saw WOW!!! I love those lights! BTW where did you get those men working and direction signs? So much detail in such a small package as always an Awesome Job!!! 10000/5
 I like it 
  June 15, 2012
a very nice and original little model. I hanen't seen many other models with 9 v electric system
 I like it 
  April 4, 2011
Now I can see more of it I like it even more!
Polomoche Mann
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Mitchell Andre
  March 19, 2011
This is nice, but I think the build would be enhanced if you were to add a rim of some sort to the bucket of the plow. In any case nice job!
 I like it 
  March 11, 2011
This looks neat and I like the lights.. more pictures would be useful.
 
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