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Ecurie Ecosse Team Discussion
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If anyone wants to try building an Ecurie Ecosse car, you're welcome to try! They are mostly known for Jaguar D Types (with which they won Le Mans in 1956, beating the works team!) but, as I can attest, these are HARD! There's plenty of other cars they ran in different formulae, any of which would suit the transporter, including Austin Healey Sprites and Cooper F1 cars. Any colour you like as long as it's blue :-)
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| December 5, 2011, 7:12 pm
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Quoting Nick Barrett
If anyone wants to try building an Ecurie Ecosse car, you're welcome to try! They are mostly known for Jaguar D Types (with which they won Le Mans in 1956, beating the works team!) but, as I can attest, these are HARD! There's plenty of other cars they ran in different formulae, any of which would suit the transporter, including Austin Healey Sprites and Cooper F1 cars. Any colour you like as long as it's blue :-)


I'd love to build something for your Big Blue Beauty but I just feel I would fail. All cars mentioned above are just too curvaceous for Lego :-( I'm sure you will prove us wrong with your D. I have finally finished my Porsche and it is ready to post but I got frustrated with my rubbish laptop earlier and punched it resulting in a smashed screen and an even more angry Tom d'oh
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| December 5, 2011, 7:22 pm
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Quoting DeTomaso Pantera

I have finally finished my Porsche and it is ready to post but I got frustrated with my rubbish laptop earlier and punched it resulting in a smashed screen and an even more angry Tom d'oh


That made me laugh! : )
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| December 5, 2011, 7:37 pm
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Quoting DeTomaso Pantera

I'd love to build something for your Big Blue Beauty but I just feel I would fail. All cars mentioned above are just too curvaceous for Lego :-( I'm sure you will prove us wrong with your D. I have finally finished my Porsche and it is ready to post but I got frustrated with my rubbish laptop earlier and punched it resulting in a smashed screen and an even more angry Tom d'oh

Oops! lol :-) Looking forward to your Porsche!
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| December 5, 2011, 7:51 pm
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GO TO BED!! ;)
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| December 5, 2011, 7:53 pm
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Quoting Ape Fight

That made me laugh! : )

Yeah that's right laugh at my expense ;-/ I needed an excuse to get a new computer. But I'm too poor at the moment to afford the MacBook pro I want :-(
On a more serious note, did E.Ecosse have any support vehicles that aren't curvy?
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| December 5, 2011, 7:55 pm
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Quoting MortalSwordsman .
GO TO BED!! ;)

I was just thinking that lol
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| December 5, 2011, 8:02 pm
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Quoting DeTomaso Pantera

I'd love to build something for your Big Blue Beauty but I just feel I would fail. All cars mentioned above are just too curvaceous for Lego :-( I'm sure you will prove us wrong with your D. I have finally finished my Porsche and it is ready to post but I got frustrated with my rubbish laptop earlier and punched it resulting in a smashed screen and an even more angry Tom d'oh

Hahaha...Seriously? You punched it? My...what a temper you got there. :) I suggest that you just try building a car for Nick B.'s transporter. Even if it looks too hard. That's how you can improve your skill. Because if one always build easy cars, his skill wont improve much, since there's no challenge.

Don't know why, but it seems like EVERY car I try to build is harder than the last - some just seem impossible to build with my level of "skill." :( I'm building a car with many curves too ( Ferrari 458 Spider) and it's much harder than my Zonda. I don't think I know how to choose cars that are moderately hard. :(
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| December 5, 2011, 8:39 pm
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Quoting DeTomaso Pantera

I'd love to build something for your Big Blue Beauty but I just feel I would fail. All cars mentioned above are just too curvaceous for Lego :-( I'm sure you will prove us wrong with your D. I have finally finished my Porsche and it is ready to post but I got frustrated with my rubbish laptop earlier and punched it resulting in a smashed screen and an even more angry Tom d'oh

Lol... I know the feeling, last night it was the a Porsche engine to the wall. I still haven't found half of it! =D (Don't worry, it was the RSR not the Rally car)
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| December 6, 2011, 8:50 am
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Hey N.B. How's the D-Type coming along?
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| December 18, 2011, 10:19 am
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Quoting Ape Fight
Hey N.B. How's the D-Type coming along?

Slowly. I'm starting again with it - wasn't happy with how it was looking but I WILL crack it!
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| December 20, 2011, 5:06 pm
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Quoting Nick Barrett
Slowly. I'm starting again with it - wasn't happy with how it was looking but I WILL crack it!

Good luck Nick it looks like a very difficult car to build but I know you will produce a beauty. Thanks for your comments on my transporter, I am so glad it is built. I need a short break from car building before I start my GT40 but I will start it soon.
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| December 20, 2011, 5:11 pm
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Hi Nick. Its wonderful waking up on New Year ís Day without a hangover - the wonders of getting old and boring ;). Following our recent discussion regarding the cars for our transporters; I donít have the wheels you are using but I know the ones you mean (not sure why Lego call them 20 x 30s, maybe itís the rim measurement). I really want a set, but they would be way too big for my cars - thatís what I don't get as our transporters are almost exactly the same size. I have chosen the same wheels as Tomaso has used for his latest Porsche - 49.6 x 28 VR. My GT40 is 18 wide, HOG steering (hopefully in car steering) but no working engine or suspension. I am using the same 'snot' technique you used for you blue Porsche. ie studs pointing out in all directions to match my Transporter - a bit experimental and a real challenge for me. I want to try new things and improve my skills. I am kind of happy with it but not completely satisfied. It might be a spectacular failure.

From memory the D type is a small car with quite big wheels but they are quite thin. I doubt there is a corresponding wheel made by Lego. The wheels I am using are probably just too small (in height) but way too wide. Arghhh this is doing my head in. Maybe the wheels from Legoís new 7291 (Street Rebel) would be good but I donít know the measurements. I am just going by looks. I bet they come with other sets too. However, like me, I doubt you want to go to the expense of new parts unless it is absolutely needed. I enjoy the challenge of using parts I already have rather than endless BL orders - our collections are big enough ;). Or are they?


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| January 1, 2012, 5:58 am
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It's not just me struggling with wheel sizes then!

Annoyingly the wheels on my Fiat are fractionally too large, and the wheels on my racers will be fractionally too small, so it's going to exaggerate the problem : (
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| January 1, 2012, 6:49 am
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Quoting Ape Fight
It's not just me struggling with wheel sizes then!

Annoyingly the wheels on my Fiat are fractionally too large, and the wheels on my racers will be fractionally too small, so it's going to exaggerate the problem : (


Hi Ape. Hope you had a great night (and year) we stayed in and watched Hangover 2.
You have hit the nail on the head! I am sure they will all look great but my OCD side is having a nightmare over it.




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| January 1, 2012, 7:04 am
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Ape - which wheels are you using? The classic small technic wheels that nick used on his yellow lolly? ;). I was planning on using those but changed my mind last minute. Resulting in my GT40 being 18 wide instead of 16. My Escort (being a smaller car than the GT40) will be 14 or 16 wide using the classic small technic wheels. Does any of this make sense? I think I am losing my mind. I blame you entirely ;).
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| January 1, 2012, 7:18 am
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Quoting MortalSwordsman .
Ape - which wheels are you using? The classic small technic wheels that nick used on his yellow lolly? ;). I was planning on using those but changed my mind last minute. Resulting in my GT40 being 18 wide instead of 16. My Escort (being a smaller car than the GT40) will be 14 or 16 wide using the classic small technic wheels. Does any of this make sense? I think I am losing my mind. I blame you entirely ;).


I think so - the same ones as on my Land Rover and Classic Convertible. Luckily my choice of car is old enough that narrow should be OK, but Lego don't seem to scale their wheels. I wish they did so much!
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| January 1, 2012, 7:23 am
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Quoting MortalSwordsman .
Quoting Ape Fight
It's not just me struggling with wheel sizes then!

Annoyingly the wheels on my Fiat are fractionally too large, and the wheels on my racers will be fractionally too small, so it's going to exaggerate the problem : (


Hi Ape. Hope you had a great night (and year) we stayed in and watched Hangover 2.
You have hit the nail on the head! I am sure they will all look great but my OCD side is having a nightmare over it.




Hi all. Those 7291 wheels look about right - I think they're the same as 8285, which are the same size as the old 20x30. Still a tad chunky though, but better. I hope you realise how much trouble you've caused, Ape! :-)
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| January 1, 2012, 7:38 am
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Quoting Nick Barrett
Hi all. Those 7291 wheels look about right - I think they're the same as 8285, which are the same size as the old 20x30. Still a tad chunky though, but better. I hope you realise how much trouble you've caused, Ape! :-)


Hahaha we are going around in circles - just like a wheel.

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| January 1, 2012, 7:39 am
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Quoting MortalSwordsman .
Quoting Nick Barrett
Hi all. Those 7291 wheels look about right - I think they're the same as 8285, which are the same size as the old 20x30. Still a tad chunky though, but better. I hope you realise how much trouble you've caused, Ape! :-)

Hahaha we are going around in circles - just like a wheel.

7291 has the same wheels as 8285. I did a small measurement: the wheel is exactly in size as the 20x30 wheel. It surprised me... By the way : Happy New Year to everybody!!!

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| January 1, 2012, 7:48 am
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Hello Nick B. I was wondering if you might perhaps be open to the idea of me possibly building what could be thought of as a D-type for your big blue transporter? I was thinking dark blue and 18 studs wide if its alright. (Your MGB has given the the urge to build something I can push around of the floor...)
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| May 10, 2012, 10:44 am
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Quoting Senator Chinchilla .
Hello Nick B. I was wondering if you might perhaps be open to the idea of me possibly building what could be thought of as a D-type for your big blue transporter? I was thinking dark blue and 18 studs wide if its alright. (Your MGB has given the the urge to build something I can push around of the floor...)

Yes!!! That'd be great. Dark blue and 18 studs wide is perfect. Good luck! :-)
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| May 10, 2012, 5:22 pm
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Quoting Senator Chinchilla .
Hello Nick B. I was wondering if you might perhaps be open to the idea of me possibly building what could be thought of as a D-type for your big blue transporter? I was thinking dark blue and 18 studs wide if its alright. (Your MGB has given the the urge to build something I can push around of the floor...)
You can't turn the Chinchilla down on that offer Nick! This I have got to see. Mmmm dark blue D-Type :-) Good luck Chilla if anyone can Chilla can ;-)

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| May 10, 2012, 10:18 pm
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Quoting DeTomaso Pantera
Quoting Senator Chinchilla .
Hello Nick B. I was wondering if you might perhaps be open to the idea of me possibly building what could be thought of as a D-type for your big blue transporter? I was thinking dark blue and 18 studs wide if its alright. (Your MGB has given the the urge to build something I can push around of the floor...)
You can't turn the Chinchilla down on that offer Nick! This I have got to see. Mmmm dark blue D-Type :-) Good luck Chilla if anyone can Chilla can ;-)

I hope so... I've done the sides and back with ease, but they must be adjusted for opening stuffs and the proper lines(I'm a smidgen off), but the headlights are still boggling. They're pringles shaped! D=
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| May 14, 2012, 5:42 pm
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Quoting Senator Chinchilla .
I hope so... I've done the sides and back with ease, but they must be adjusted for opening stuffs and the proper lines(I'm a smidgen off), but the headlights are still boggling. They're pringles shaped! D=
He'll be honoured I'm sure :-) sounding hopeful you've got the hardest bits done, kind of. Maybe look at how Nick did the lights on his MGB and do something similar to that or something like what I did on my 917 but with white or grey/gray hose. Canny wait lad I bet it'll be bonnie braw!

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| May 14, 2012, 6:20 pm
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Quoting Senator Chinchilla .
I hope so... I've done the sides and back with ease, but they must be adjusted for opening stuffs and the proper lines(I'm a smidgen off), but the headlights are still boggling. They're pringles shaped! D=

Sounds like it's going well - can't wait to see it, and in dark blue! :-) Nice one Senator, I am indeed honoured.
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| May 14, 2012, 6:24 pm
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Quoting Nick Barrett
Sounds like it's going well - can't wait to see it, and in dark blue! :-) Nice one Senator, I am indeed honoured.
Hey Nick I thought you might like to see this http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/13025# and this, http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/13025# WHERE'S YOURS? ;-)

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| May 14, 2012, 6:47 pm
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Quoting DeTomaso Pantera
Quoting Nick Barrett
Sounds like it's going well - can't wait to see it, and in dark blue! :-) Nice one Senator, I am indeed honoured.
Hey Nick I thought you might like to see this http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/13025# and this, http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/13025# WHERE'S YOURS? ;-)

Yes! Do it for us- I mean, the good of the many. Yeah, that's what I said... the good of the many. The many with large wallets and 2CV on the mind. =P
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| May 14, 2012, 6:57 pm
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Quoting DeTomaso Pantera
Quoting Nick Barrett
Sounds like it's going well - can't wait to see it, and in dark blue! :-) Nice one Senator, I am indeed honoured.
Hey Nick I thought you might like to see this http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/13025# and this, http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/13025# WHERE'S YOURS? ;-)

GO TO BED!!! :-)
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| May 14, 2012, 7:10 pm
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Quoting Nick Barrett
GO TO BED!!! :-)

Tom seems to go to bed very late; maybe he needs someone to give him a bedtime. :0
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| May 14, 2012, 11:21 pm
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Quoting Lego Builders
Tom seems to go to bed very late; maybe he needs someone to give him a bedtime. :0

Lol! And how do you intend to enforce this bedtime? =P
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| May 15, 2012, 9:12 am
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Quoting Senator Chinchilla .
Lol! And how do you intend to enforce this bedtime? =P

?? I thought a chinchilla would know! Haha
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| May 15, 2012, 4:47 pm
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Hey Nick B., what painty paint scheme should I give my D-type, right now it's just plain dark blue? And fin/no fin? I've seen bajillions of pics with all sorts of paint/fin combos.
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| May 19, 2012, 12:46 pm
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Quoting Senator Chinchilla .
Hey Nick B., what painty paint scheme should I give my D-type, right now it's just plain dark blue? And fin/no fin? I've seen bajillions of pics with all sorts of paint/fin combos.

Hi Senator C. I reckon 1 or 2 white stripes across the nose and some representation of the white roundels for the numbers will see you right. And probably with fin. I'm really looking forward to seeing this :-)
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| May 19, 2012, 1:25 pm
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Quoting Nick Barrett
Hi Senator C. I reckon 1 or 2 white stripes across the nose and some representation of the white roundels for the numbers will see you right. And probably with fin. I'm really looking forward to seeing this :-)

K, I shall do so. Or probably will have done so by the time you read this....=]
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| May 19, 2012, 7:57 pm
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Quoting Senator Chinchilla .
K, I shall do so. Or probably will have done so by the time you read this....=]

It's great to wake up to the news there might be another D-Type in the world :-)
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| May 20, 2012, 5:41 am
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Quoting Nick Barrett
It's great to wake up to the news there might be another D-Type in the world :-)

Well its great news to hear that its great news! =P I've added it to the group, now I must wait for the HTML wizards to work their technological magic.
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| May 21, 2012, 12:22 pm
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Hello Mr Barrett ;). I would be honoured to join. Please do add me to the team officially - it might give me the impetus to actually build a big car again. I am planning a smaller build for Lego Builder's Maserati team too. Bring it on :D
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| May 21, 2012, 1:31 pm
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Quoting Senator Chinchilla .
Well...now I must wait for the HTML wizards to work their technological magic.

Your might want to comment in HTML Requests so Malte D knows; I can't add the photo since my HTML skills are rather basic. ;-)
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| May 21, 2012, 3:55 pm
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Quoting MortalSwordsman .
Hello Mr Barrett...I am planning a smaller build for Lego Builder's Maserati team too. Bring it on :D

Glad to hear you're still up to building a Maserati. Which one are you building?
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| May 21, 2012, 3:56 pm
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Quoting MortalSwordsman .
Hello Mr Barrett ;). I would be honoured to join. Please do add me to the team officially - it might give me the impetus to actually build a big car again. I am planning a smaller build for Lego Builder's Maserati team too. Bring it on :D

A new D Type: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/346962 I hope your not too busy to do one as well (no pressure...) Kind regards to you and your lovely family.
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| November 20, 2012, 11:44 am
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