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Forum: Construction Equipment 07-16-2022, 02:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,569
Posted By pufferfish
Re: 1/10 Mining Dump Truck

Hi,

A usual method to move an excavator is to use a dumper and transport
Forum: Construction Equipment 07-12-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,007
Posted By pufferfish
Re: Build an Excavator from Scratch

At least, the Beast is done :D

The official pictures of my first scratch build of an excavator in 1/10 scale.

https://blog.rb-fotos.de/wp-content/gallery/bagger/img_7986_0.jpg
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Forum: Construction Equipment 07-06-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,007
Posted By pufferfish
Re: Build an Excavator from Scratch

Hi. Nothing new due to a vacation, but today i have a first training session for my eye hand coordination.

Works a bit better but still much to learn

A short clip
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Forum: Construction Equipment 07-06-2022, 02:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By pufferfish
Forum: Construction Equipment 07-05-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By pufferfish
Re: 1/14 All Metal Rock Screener

looks good. how do you built it? steel, welded? or...?
Forum: Construction Equipment 07-05-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By pufferfish
Re: 1/10 Oilfield Truck Foremost Delta 3

hi. i'm back from holidays :D

Next step was the articulated joint:

Two pieces of aluminium marked
https://blog.rb-fotos.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/IMG_2257.jpg

slotted...
Forum: Construction Equipment 07-02-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,543
Posted By pufferfish
Re: Looking to get an excavator

That‘s a very nice looking combination.
Forum: Construction Equipment 06-29-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By pufferfish
Re: Are you greasing the pivots of your excavator?

On my selfmade excavator i‘ve used self greasing materials like brass or bronce for bolts etc.

I think, if you grease them, you will get a big mess with the mix of sand and grease.
Forum: Construction Equipment 06-13-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By pufferfish
Re: 1/10 Oilfield Truck Foremost Delta 3

The front suspension are leaf springs. For this monster no springs are buyable.

First step are the holders for them.

Aluminium 25x10mm

some holes...
Forum: Construction Equipment 06-13-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,007
Posted By pufferfish
Re: Build an Excavator from Scratch

Detailwork.

A rough sawed
https://blog.rb-fotos.de/wp-content/gallery/bagger/img_7752.jpg

and fine filed patch for the cutout of the ladder lever...
Forum: Construction Equipment 06-12-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By pufferfish
Re: 1/10 Oilfield Truck Foremost Delta 3

OK.

The build started mid 2016. At this time I owned a Proxxon Micro Mill, a Proxxon Table Saw and some handtools.
First experiences in metal handling were done, but in small sizes. Some hard...
Forum: Construction Equipment 06-12-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,679
Posted By pufferfish
Re: Metal Hobi MH-245 kit as Hitachi ZX245 excavator

Very interesting report. Thank you for sharing.
I cut my 4mm od hoses simply with a sharp scissor.
I have not noticed negative impacts so far.
Forum: Construction Equipment 06-11-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By pufferfish
1/10 Oilfield Truck Foremost Delta 3

Hi,
browsing around i've found pics from my very first complex steel build.
A Foremost Delta 3. Articulated steering, full functional gin poles and many other features.
...
Forum: Construction Equipment 06-11-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,007
Posted By pufferfish
Re: Build an Excavator from Scratch

24 hours later: The repair was successful.

https://blog.rb-fotos.de/wp-content/gallery/bagger/img_7717.jpg
The stick holds his position.

After this I've made a last stress test.

Mounting...
Forum: Construction Equipment 06-10-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,007
Posted By pufferfish
Re: Build an Excavator from Scratch

Todays work was a repair of the stick cylinder. Before the final assembling i've made the mistake to pull the rod complete to the end. During normal operations this never will happen due to the...
Forum: Construction Equipment 06-09-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,007
Posted By pufferfish
Re: Build an Excavator from Scratch

Thank you.

I'm a fan of functional gimmicks. So i've spend the last two days in the shop to make a remote controlled ladder for the operator.
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Forum: Construction Equipment 06-06-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,007
Posted By pufferfish
Re: Build an Excavator from Scratch

Working lights done :)
overall 18 smd leds.

The illumination of the working area fits good. (completely dark room)
https://blog.rb-fotos.de/wp-content/gallery/bagger/img_7675.jpg

Also the...
Forum: Construction Equipment 06-05-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,007
Posted By pufferfish
Re: Build an Excavator from Scratch

Most of the time my mantra is "keep it as simple as possible" also for my strategy in making things. The earlier shown second version of the rotary drive was build in three parts some of them from...
Forum: Construction Equipment 06-03-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,007
Posted By pufferfish
Re: Build an Excavator from Scratch

Using two old smd led stripes
https://blog.rb-fotos.de/wp-content/gallery/bagger/img_7626.jpg

to make the working lights (just mocked up. some shaping still needed)...
Forum: Construction Equipment 06-01-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,007
Posted By pufferfish
Re: Build an Excavator from Scratch

The first side of the Hull is done. All brushed stainless steel.
No color is planned.

https://blog.rb-fotos.de/wp-content/gallery/bagger/img_7608.jpg
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Forum: Construction Equipment 05-31-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,007
Posted By pufferfish
Re: Build an Excavator from Scratch

Hi Don,
thank you. I'll will give him a look.
Machining is easy for me. Make an approach, measure, finishing, ready.
Metal shaping is a thing for wich I need more "feeling" for sculpting than I...
Forum: Construction Equipment 05-30-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,007
Posted By pufferfish
Re: Build an Excavator from Scratch

The superstructure and the undercarriage are now connected.

The electro block has moved from vertical
https://blog.rb-fotos.de/wp-content/gallery/bagger/img_7584.jpg

to horizontal ...
Forum: Construction Equipment 05-29-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,007
Posted By pufferfish
Re: Build an Excavator from Scratch

Thank you.

Fast? This build is running since eight Months. But the end is nigh :D

The Cabin is done and the work on the Hull has started.
Unfortunately I'm not able to "metal shaping" with a...
Forum: Construction Equipment 05-28-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,007
Posted By pufferfish
Re: Build an Excavator from Scratch

thank you, zabco.

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The cabin gets a bit more interieur and a fire extinguisher.
All windows are in and the cabin is installed on the under construction. ...
Forum: Construction Equipment 05-25-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,007
Posted By pufferfish
Re: Build an Excavator from Scratch

Its called lampert m280. Pulsed tig. Very expensive but extremly useful foe this kind of hobby.
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