It’s the late 1920s and steam powered road vehicles are pretty much over and done. There are a still a few being built though, primarily for applications where their monstrous torque was required; usually for pulling things along, pulling things over, or pulling things that powered other things.
Cue the Foden D-Type, a steam-powered logging tractor that enabled us to write a poo-based title, which is pretty much the main reason it’s appearing here. We’re not a classy blog.
The model is though, coming from previous bloggee Nikolaus Lowe, and it featuring a variety of technical functions including steering, a working ‘steam’ piston engine, and chain drive to the rear differential.
A extensive gallery of excellent imagery is available and there’s more to see of Nikolaus’s huge steamer on Flickr – click the link above to lay a log.
Today’s post is by Nils O, who makes his second appearance as a guest blogger (thank you Nils for both your suggested creation and for your writing talent). If you’re reading this and think you’d like to have a go too, contact us, TLCB is one of the most accessible Lego blogs around.
This is the latest addition to the big common project “Classic Race Teams” founded two years ago by Ape Fight on MOCpages. Nick Barrett started his LEGO version of the “Ecurie Ecosse” team in November 2011 with the fanstastic 1959 Commer team transporter and added a matching Jaguar D Type one year later.
Now he’s completed the team with a second Jaguar D Type, four team members and a lot of equipment. The stars of the team are, of course, the cars and the transporter. The Jaguars are packed with all the Technic functions you need: Engine, transmission, suspension and steering, whilst the transporter has a powered main ramp, a working engine, steering with two different HOG mechanisms and a complete interior.
Check out the completed team on MOCpages and don’t forget to look at the details of the transporter and the Jag too.
Nick will be exhibiting his complete team at the 2013 Great Western Lego Show (GWLS) at STEAM in Swindon, UK on the 5th and 6th of October. Type ‘Great Western Lego Show’ into your search engine to find out more and book tickets. If you’re really (un)lucky you may even see a TLCB Elf…