Faster as predicted I was able to finish the brandnew FDNY Tiller Ladder 5.
I tried out many new techniques especially at the ladder part which is made of tubes for the rails, battle drois arms as steps and minifig hands to connect all. The part were very expensive but it was worth it. Another nice detail which was very important, is the working tiller steering. It's made of two crossed "strings 30M with two knobs" and connected with the trailer axle and the back of the tractor. So if you do a right turn with the tractor the trailer axle is turning in the opposite direction, a left turn. It's working very well and fits perfect into my tight city streets. Other details as usual from me: reflective striping, lettering and many tiny selfmade stickers to get is as realistic as possible. Other details are the working ladder and outriggers. Overall length of the whole rig is 48 centimeters. I hope you like and enjoy the new rig. Is the biggest truck in my collection now ;) Thank you for stopping by, commenting and rating. Ps: A second ladder part and working lights are planned for the future.
About this creation
And Action :)
It sticks out a mile XD
Credit for the ladder part technique to Davidzq on Emergencybricks :)
In Loving Memory
FF. Robert Beddia, FF. Joseph Graffagnio
FF. John Santore, FF. Gregory Saucedo, FF. Thomas Hannafin, FF. Paul Keating,
FF. Louis Arena, FF. Andrew Brunn, LT. Michael Warchola, LT. Vincent Giammona
Captain John Drennan, FF. James Young, FF. Chris Siedenburg
Hello Ryan, thanks a lot for your interest, your very nice comment and sorry for the tardy response. Actually I don't have any instructions made except the LDD files I have on my page for free download. It's planned for the future but atm I'm too busy because it's a lot of designwork neccessary.
Thank you so much for your really nice comment and compliment Lane :) Too bad that all their new Engines will be KME's. Really like the Seagraves ;) But Pierce is also really nice. Still have a Pierce in my collection. It's Rescue 1. One of my alltime fav rigs. Will check your page soon. Greets, Sven
This truck is great! Your FDNY creations are great. However, I think FDNY should buy some Pierces. (Or you should at least build some). Pierce is my favourite.
Check out SRFD's website!
Dankeschön, dankeschön und dankeschön mein lieber :) :) Freut mich sehr das dir der Truck so gut gefällt. Ja die lenkbare Achse war sehr wichtig denn ohne sie hätte ich den Truck nicht in meiner Stadt fahren lassen können. Thanks so much, really appreciate your great comment my friend! Viele liebe Grüße, Sven
Oh Frank my friend, that's great to read. I know that you're futuristic inclined but always enjoy your fantastic work. What's coming from your mind is awesome. So many innovative ideas, techniques or functions. Love it. I can't wait to see your finished rig and wish you much fun working on it. I bet it will be a very interesting new unit which serves your city. Thank you very very much for your great comment my friend. Really happy about it. Greets, Sven
wow, the level of detail, and scale is awesome! my tiller tractor is finished, but I will have to work hard to make the trailer stand next to yours, for realism, it would never compare, lol, and rightfully so, I cover too much, and am futuristic inclined, I ll try to surprise and innovate, of course, your opinion was always important to me. I never get enough of pics of your city, glorious!
Thank you so much for all your kind words Steffen :) I'm happy about that you like it all so much my friend. Hab vorher immer das selbe gedacht wegen fehlender Teile. Diesmal wollt ich sie aber unbedingt haben und hab sie mir zusammenbestellt auf Bricklink. War doch recht teuer aber das war es mal wert ;) Dankeschön nochmals und liebe Grüße zurück! Sven
Hey Sven, this is outstanding and so realistic that it sometimes loses the typical 'Lego look' of most creations. Very nice how you applied the stickers on the windshield. My favorite part is the ladder, though. That's really nicely done. Wish I had all these pieces for masts, cranes and stuff like that. Ein ganz tolles Modell mein Freund! Zwei ausgestreckte Daumen bekommst du von mir! :-) Beste Grüße, Steffen
Great to read from you my good friend and thank you very very much :) How goes it with you and your three little ladys? Everything fine? With me and Julia everything is good so far. A lot of things to do but happy :) Many lovely greets and hugs to you and your girls from us.
Ah okay. Thanks again a lot my friend! Like I said before, I'm still thinking about a solution which fits in there. Built the truck for further additions. So I'm able to disassemble it without damaging the sticker work.
Henrik my friend, thank you so much for your really nice comment and compliments :) I'm glad you like it. Yeah I know and i was thinking about doing that. But had no idea how. Btw, what's the meaning of HOG? Don't know that. XD
Wow! - Really a beautiful ladder truck. The way you built the ladder looks so fantastic. And all the nice details, and decals, makes it look amazingly realistic. One thing to add if you one day would make a revised version, would be to add a HOG-steering to the truck, now that the trailer steering Works.
Yes my friend, that was the big project I mentioned :) Yeah, building with Legos is the time when I'm able to relax a bit. Thank you so much for your really nice comment and compliments. I'm glad that you like the rig and my new traffic lights so much. Hope everything is fine so far with you. Best wishes, hugs and greets back to you from me and Julia. Have a nice weekend.
Wow my friend! Is it the big project, you mentioned last week? What a cool thing! It's fantastic, that the wheels of the trailer are steerable, too! I especially like the mirrors and the ladder! I'm sure, you had to have a lot of patience to do it! Oh and the traffic lights of the city are also nice! Best wishes to Julia and to You! :)
You forgot again XD Thank you so much my very good friend for your really kind words and your big wonderful. It's always a pleasure reading your nice comments. Julia and I can second that. Was really much fun talking to you today. We can't wait till next Friday when we talk again. Lovely greets and big hugs to you and Diane from us.
Hey my friend, thank you very very much for your really nice compliment and kind wishes. I'm so proud on this one and it's now one of my personal highlights in the collection. Don't know what's planned next. Now I take a short brake from building and will think about a new project. Thanks again so much! All the best to you too. Sven
Ja, da hast du recht. Ist echt dünn hier im Moment. Weiss auch nicht warum. Dir auf jeden fall ein ganz dickes Daaaaankeschön für deinen tollen Kommentar. Bin mächtig happy und stolz und freue mich sehr über dein Lob! Thanks so much my friend! Greets, Sven
Hey Sven my very good friend, you have done it again, and again, and again, did I say "and again"? This is a great Tiller and a fitting tribute. I second all of the positive comments and add a big WONDERFUL! Great talking with you and Julia today, as always!
I wish there was a higher rating I could give!! Absolutely gorgeous rig Sven! Sleek, amazingly detailed and the best tiller I've seen! Never cease to amaze me, my friend! Waiting in anticipation for your next project! All the best
Oh Scotty my friend, that's music to my ears :) Thank you so much for leaving such a beautiful comment. I really appreciate every single word. Wish you all the best and also a nice weekend. I'm really happy now!
First I give you some indigestion tablets. Hope it gets better then XD. Please note: Eating dictionarys isn't good for your stomach ;). You, my very good friend left such a big compliment and it means really a lot to me. Thank you so much Jimmie! Now I am speechless but even very proud and happy! Have a nice weekend. Greets and hugs from me and Julia to you and Jill. Take care my friend.
Great creations come from great minds. And great minds come from great people. And great people are great friends. You sir are amazing at building legos. Personally this is my personal favorite of any lego creations you have ever created dear sven. Great job pal, you deserved for this rig to be such an amaing creation of yours.
Good things come to he who waits. I have been staring at this creation of yours since you posted it here Sven my good friend eating my dictionary as I said I would. I have come to realize 2 things. One I have indigestion, and 2 there are some things in this world that cannot be quantified by words alone, and this is one of them. All I can say is I AM SPEECHLESS. BRAVO ON A JOB DONE TO ABSOLUTE PERFECTION MY FRIEND.
Thank you so much my friend Paulo :) From you this means a lot to me. Remembering them was a very important part. And yes, the tubes and stuff are really expensive but they open up many new building possibilities ;)
Wow, das ist echt ein riesen Kompliment. Hab vielen vielen Dank mein Freund :) Bin echt happy. In echt gesehen hab ich auch noch keines aber dieses Jahr wird sich das ändern. Auf auf in den Big Apple :)
OH MY LORD!!!!! This is probably THE BEST tiller I've ever seen! The details resemble an FDNY truck so much, that I think I'm looking at the actual thing. That ladder design is awesome! I love the idea, and I'm glad you could execute it. Good luck in the contest, and please, keep up the good work:D