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6x6 107" Fire brigade Toylander style

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Well, with the 86" Expedition bed completed to 90%, it´s now time for starting the next proyect for my son: a Toylander style Land Rover Series I 107" fire engine.

I want something easier to transport than the average Toylander (1/2 scale). I want something that will fit the basket of a Towbox Cargo: 110x65 cm. My scale: 1/3.

That scale will make it to short for an adult to fit inside vehicle, so mine will be based in a LWB Land Rover.

Next problem with scale: not enough room between floor and bonnet for an adult´s feet. Solved with Fire Engine theme. Hoses above bonnet will disguise the space for adult´s feet.

Again, that scale on a LWB design will give space for an adult, but not for batteries or motor. Solved with bicylce hub drive motor + brake disc, arranged as a fake winch outside the body above front bumper and locating batteries at a "trailer" that will be not such, but a detachable (during transport) pivoting chassis section with play on pitch and roll.

Movement from the "winch" will go to front axle, with steering but no suspension. From here movement will got to rear, "A" feamed an air suspension equipped, rear axle and also to "trailer".

Beeing so narrow, about 55 cm, roll over protection will be needed.

It will need some kind of gearbox, since bicycle motor has no reverse.

 

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Today I made a proto with some cardboard and the trolley I use at work, wich has the perfect size for a 107"

In 1/3 scale. 

 

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