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Morgan 3 Wheeler
A sort of pre-emptive strike for Dan The Man's British car contest, before it even begins...
About this creation
Welcome to the most fun you can have on three wheels...



... as long as the pair of wheels is at the front, everything'll be fine. No tipping over or anything.



The long-established Morgan Motor Company have blessed us with a re-creation of their classic 1920s tripods, complete with exposed V-Twin bike engine (made by S+S in America and displacing 2 litres, no less) and no weather protection at all. Not even doors. Ace!



My model of it is 14 studs wide (front track) and features a few cunning little surprises.



Working steering, naturally; those old wheels are located inside axle pins and don't fall off too readily...

This working V-twin engine, driven by the rear wheel, is made using a Technic cam acting on 2L axles in the 1x1 bricks that constitute the cylinder barrels. If you push it along fast enough they'll come flying out. If you push it really fast, you can play V-Twin Cricket*.

Be it noted that this system wasn't my idea. Senator Chinchilla and Tyler Reid thought of it first.



Rear suspension by swingarm. The clearances here are pretty tight but it all works nicely.



That Technic fans' money shot...






My collection of medium car MOCs is taking on a decidedly vintage flavour...



*One for the Top Gear fans out there... thanks for visiting.



Comments

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  September 14, 2013
Awesome little car, I love how even the smallest, most trivial MOCs of yours have steering, working engines, and so much technical stuff. You should try making a Peel minicar after making this-it would look awesome!
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  July 6, 2013
Glad I got to "meet" you thru DA. I do not think I have ever seen your work before. The Morgan is one of my favorite 3 wheelers, I hope you build some more of them however, like the lotus 7 three-wheeler.
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  December 3, 2012
I always learn something new about cars reading your posts nick, you have a very nice collection now!
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  October 10, 2012
Great building techniques! Everything is very accurate, especally the rear. The scale is chosen really good. 5/5
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  October 9, 2012
Quoting Tris B My grandfather claimed to have taken his driving test in one of these, he went on to say the excess vibrations created by this extraordinary vehicle caused his examiners breasts to shake in a most distracting way. Not sure how it really relates to this great model tho.
Haha! At least someone enjoyed his driving test... :-) Thanks for stopping by.
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  October 9, 2012
My grandfather claimed to have taken his driving test in one of these, he went on to say the excess vibrations created by this extraordinary vehicle caused his examiners breasts to shake in a most distracting way. Not sure how it really relates to this great model tho.
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  October 4, 2012
Once again you did an excellent job. This reverse trike looks great.
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  September 9, 2012
These cars are so much fun and so characterful when you see them out on the road. I think you've captured the spirit very well indeed! I like the way that you sculptured the curved body and left those studs showing that this is a "proper" Lego model.
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  September 8, 2012
A perfect rendition of this classic! You forgot to mention there was no reverse in this car, unless you stopped uphill ;)
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  August 7, 2012
Summer cars 2012 contest scores Use of technique: 17/20 Exterior detail: 13/15 Interior detail: 11/15 Overall score: 41/50 Good luck! Harry G
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  July 18, 2012
Wow, so many details and fuctions on such a small car! The V2 is awesome and the shaping is very close to the original. Great job, again! :-))
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  July 18, 2012
Wow, so many details and fuctions on such a small car! The V2 is awesome and the shaping is very close to the original. Great job, again! :-))
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  July 16, 2012
Its the first time i see a car like that and I love it because you made it look so great. Beautiful!
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  July 8, 2012
Cool! Very nice details and functions. Great work on the main body too :-)
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  July 6, 2012
Great work!
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  July 6, 2012
Wow, Nick, that's so cool! So many functions and so many details in such a small scale! The working V2 is awesome, great job! :-)
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  July 6, 2012
I'm amazed at the level of detail and functionality you've managed to fit into such a small model! And yes, you collection of mid-sized MOCs has taken on a distinct vintage taste ;)
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  July 4, 2012
Fantastic car, Nick! I always love seeing the crazy details and working features you pack into your creations. In fact, sometimes it's even more impressive with the smaller creations like this one. Well done!
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  July 3, 2012
Cool car; I love the details.
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  July 3, 2012
Cool car; I love the details.
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  July 3, 2012
Cool car; I love the details.
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  July 3, 2012
Cool car; I love the details.
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  July 2, 2012
Unusual, funny and brilliantly done!! Vintage is great!!
Nick Barrett
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Chris Melby
  July 1, 2012
Really like that chain drive, kinda a goofy car, but fun nonetheless.
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  July 1, 2012
Love to see all those functions on such a small scale, very clever. And nice work on the rear suspension swingarm 10/10
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  June 27, 2012
Very cool! Excellent work!
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  June 25, 2012
Cute little body shape... like a blueberry jelly bean candy! I recently viewed a DVD of an older BBC mystery/crime series that had one of these 3 wheelers in it. But for the life of me I can't remember what it was! Anywho, I love the pic of all those classic cars together! (I know perhaps it was Campion?) :)
  June 25, 2012
Morgan makes some beautiful cars and you certainly did them justice.
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  June 25, 2012
Very nice! I like the headlights and the body!
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  June 25, 2012
Another awesome car from you! It's one of those rather eccentric, but charming British vehicles I like a lot. I love the overall shape and the technic functions, especially the rear suspension and the working engine. And ye olde wheels, of course! ;-) Great job on this, Nick.
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  June 25, 2012
What a fun-looking build! Neat car!
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  June 24, 2012
Really, really nice.
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  June 24, 2012
Excellent model!Its nice to see that it has a great functions and playability.Keep bricking mate!
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  June 24, 2012
Very nice model, pretty accurate !
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  June 24, 2012
Very nice model, pretty accurate !
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  June 24, 2012
Wonderful little build. The studs add to the shape and texture. Love the engine and the rear swingarm.
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  June 24, 2012
Quoting Space Gypsy . I see your point.
Thanks Space Gypsy. Although, the smaller the model, the more likely tiles would help and this is quite small... Thanks for your input.
  June 24, 2012
I see your point.
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  June 24, 2012
Great! I like how you combined functions and playability. I don't know what the ohter entrys will be, but I think you'll stand a chance with this one. 5/5
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  June 24, 2012
A perfect little build, although also a studly one... BTW; I´m a TopGear fan too!
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  June 24, 2012
Accurate and well detailed beauty!
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  June 24, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  June 24, 2012
Where's Hammond?
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  June 24, 2012
Love this! I saw it on Top Gear originally.
Nick Barrett
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kenneth rattledge
  June 23, 2012
excellent once again nick, great details and nice functions.
Nick Barrett
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White Knight
  June 23, 2012
Wow !! What a cute little machine, beautifully put together, well done Nick !!>.....
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  June 23, 2012
Hehe, the production line rolls on...
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  June 23, 2012
Amazing work, Nick Barrett! I love that engine. -LB Jr.
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  June 23, 2012
Awesome MOC, Nick! (Although I must point out my Jag doesn't have a working engine... =P ) I like how you decorated the front and crammed in all those functions!
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  June 23, 2012
Quoting Tom Simon Truly a lovely job. That portfolio shot at the end really puts a smile on one's face. But I thought you typically took them apart for future projects? I didn't know you kept that many around. I guess your collection must be growing after all.
Ohhhh yes.... :-) Thanks Tom.
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  June 23, 2012
Quoting George G. So cool! Great job Nick :) I wonder how much a real one of these costs, because I want one!
£30,000. Start saving... Thanks George.
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  June 23, 2012
Truly a lovely job. That portfolio shot at the end really puts a smile on one's face. But I thought you typically took them apart for future projects? I didn't know you kept that many around. I guess your collection must be growing after all.
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  June 23, 2012
I agree with space gypsy - its great but needs tiles!
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  June 23, 2012
So cool! Great job Nick :) I wonder how much a real one of these costs, because I want one!
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  June 23, 2012
Quoting Space Gypsy . Beutiful! But tiles are needed!
When I'm doing curves like this, tiles are the last thing I need ;-) Studs=texture.
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  June 23, 2012
Beutiful! But tiles are needed!
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  June 23, 2012
Excellent work, I really like the shape!
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  June 23, 2012
Wonderful! I love the shape with all those studs. Really brilliant!
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  June 23, 2012
Beautiful!
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  June 23, 2012
Nick, you'll never disappiont me with your creations. Also this is astonishing! Great work :-)
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  June 23, 2012
Very nice, great shaping
 
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