Welcome to another one of my MOCs; Truck Norris! This time I've got the tank transport for Reaper 2-1. Truck Norris is also the first MOC that I have been able to use the same color scheme, and for the first time ever, been able to power the steered axles! However, the "prototype" steered axles were not exactly without their flaws. So, once again, I have ditched them for a much more reliable and rugged design. That means that the steered axles are the same as all my other trucks. I took my inspiration for Truck Norris from my Scania in the Euro Truck Simulator 2 game. Pictures of that truck will also be posted below. Enjoy!
PS. You can click on the pictures for an enlarged view.
About this creation
Here is a comparison picture of Reaper 2-1 and Truck Norris.
A side picture of the truck. Note how short the whole chassis is...
The back of the truck. Here you can see the auxiliary power unit on the back of the cabin. (More info on that later)
This is the grill, and also the only part on the truck which does not model the real life Scania truck. I tried to make the whole front of the cabin look like the Faun SLT's cabin.
In order for this monster to have a turning radius of less than our house, I had to build two steered axles. This is also accurate to my Euro Truck Simulator 2 truck... Note the different steering locks on each axle.
This is also my first truck that has a fake engine in it. For imaginations sake, my Lego V8 diesel engine can produce up to 730 break horsepower, and ~3500 newton-meters of torque. This is enough to propel Reaper 2-1(a 49895.2 Kg tank) to a speed of roughly 90 KPH.
All axles are suspended with leaf spring suspension, which allows for maximum suspension travel. Both rear axles can travel four studs.
This is the rear steered axle. It has 3 studs of travel due to the wheels being blocked by the already raised fender. I really didn't think moving the fender up anymore helped the looks, so I settled for a shorter suspension travel.
The front axle realistically has 5 studs of travel, but it is just stiff enough to not really bend.
This is the auxiliary power unit. It houses the pneumatic air pump, both IR receivers, and the switch for all on-board lights.
I took off the wheels for this picture. So, you can see the drive shaft, and how I have sprung the axles.
These are the two steered axles. Note that the very front axle has two flex rods. This is to compensate for the weight of the two battery boxes in the back of the cabin.
Here are the two pictures of my Scania. Leave me a comment and tell me if I got Truck Norris close to the pixel version!
This truck has the same two-speed transmission as my Actros 8X8 has. Over the months it has proved to be very rugged; only breaking a bevel gear once. It also has a top speed of four KPH(1 KPH faster than my Actros) due to a shorter and lighter chassis than previous trucks. Of course it probably won't make it past the half kilometer mark before the twelve AA batteries die...
Next up, a trailer!
Edit 8/8/14: The trailer is done, however I am having even more issues with MOCpages photo uploader. Give me a few days...