Double track gravel loader

a98087

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Heres Something I’ve been working on over the past few weeks.

Ive always liked the piko 62049 gravel loader however, I don’t like the price so much.

I also wanted a double track version, so I’ve decided to create my own version.

the build is as a follows:
Lego 33 degree roof pieces
20mm pipe conduit for the legs
Then Clad in foam with a wood brick effect

It’s a slow progress as it’s a make it up as you go, but it looks promising so far

ignore the rocks holding the roof up, they will be replaced but they were handy for testing purposes
Dan
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Gizzy

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Paint it up and it should look fine!

Never thought of using Lego for G scale buildings....
 

dunnyrail

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Paint it up and it should look fine!

Never thought of using Lego for G scale buildings....
A fellow G scaler that appears to have left us has made quite a few buildings out of Lego, you can of course build wagons with Peter Spoerer’s Lego Blocks with a wheel on.
 

Paul M

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Paint it up and it should look fine!

Never thought of using Lego for G scale buildings....
Sounds reasonable, Lego will certainly outlast us all!
 

a98087

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Sounds reasonable, Lego will certainly outlast us all!
That’s my plan!

also the range of ready made of roof tiles, is usefull, as I don’t want to do a Mike Duffy, and cut a sheet of 8’ by 4’ foam board into hundreds of roof tiles!

The only downside I’ve found so far is the large amount on bricks needed, and also the weight as Lego is heavier than you think

Dan
 

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The weight, could be an advantage, if your site is a little exposed?

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Paul M

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That’s my plan!

also the range of ready made of roof tiles, is usefull, as I don’t want to do a Mike Duffy, and cut a sheet of 8’ by 4’ foam board into hundreds of roof tiles!

The only downside I’ve found so far is the large amount on bricks needed, and also the weight as Lego is heavier than you think

Dan
If you're going to clad the bricks, the cheap rip off versions of Lego might be lighter