Mack Anthem: Three

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You know what time it is y'all...Yep, it's Mack Anthem Lego update time! That's right folks, it's that time of the week when uncle-G-dog unveils the latest stage of Lego construction and this time the Mack truck is really starting to take shape.

Above you can see the completed stage three and below...The stages of the stage; The stage three stages I mean. Ah hell, why don't we just fly into it huh?

Above shows the first part of stage three coming together. Stage three is basically the cab-section of the truck including the sleeper plus fuel tanks, running boards and completes the steering. Here you see the framework begin to take shape plus the steps into the cabin and fuel tanks behind the running boards.

Above you can see the back wall of the cabin fitted plus the sleeper cab coming together. Within the sleeper cab is part of the steering mechanism that permits the model to be steered by the operator once completed.

Above you can see the steering mechanism that connects all the way down to the front steering axle and eventually the wheels. It's a fairly complex set of cogs, shafts and universal joints but it works perfectly. It all terminates outside of the cab at the back and the operator steers using a small wheel that I will show you later.

Above the doors and drivers cab starts to come together. In a post a few days ago I came across some trouble as I placed two small parts in the wrong hole within the chassis...Missed the correct one by one hole. This entire section had to be pulled apart so I could move those two parts or else the dash panel couldn't have been fitted. I was quite frustrated as you can imagine.

With Lego builds quite often one has to place parts in early on for use in the future and in my case this is what had happened here. I got it all sorted after some swearing and tantrum-throwing though. (Not really, just the swearing.)

Above is the drivers side of the cabin. Note the instrument panel with all the little dials on it. That section is actually attached to the window and overhead lights as one assembly which is the section I couldn't fit due to my earlier mistake. All good now though.

Above you can see the passenger side of the cabin. In the sleeper-cab there's a bed that matches the seat trim of the front two seats but it's impossible to photograph once the roof is on. And speaking of roofs...

Here's stage three completed above. The doors open, side mirrors adjust and as stated earlier the front steer-wheels actually work. That engine works also, the pistons are operated by a cam shaft. As the rear wheels turn the pistons go up and down in a particular firing order. The fuel tanks sit behind the black running boards on each side of the truck but you can't see them as the running boards hide them.

This last shot above shows the prime mover from the rear. See that little black cog in the centre of the back wall panel? That's the steering mechanism that leads off into the cab and then down to the front axle to permit me to operate the steering of the prime mover.

The next stage, stage four, completes the prime mover by adding the front engine hood and bumper bar sections. The hood will tilt forward giving access to the engine bay as would the actual truck.

From there work begins on the trailer and its load which is stages five and six. But that's down the track a ways.

So, I hope this episode of my Mack Anthem build got your juices flowing...Actually, if it did I don't need to know as it's none of my business...But I am here to answer any comments or questions you leave. You should know by now that it's your commenting and engagement that I thrive on so come on, let me have it. 😁


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@galenkp Hey such a nice and informative post!!!! Love to go through such posts. Really interesting!!!!
Keep up the good work!!!!
Wish you luck =)
Keep going✌
Good luck for your future articles!!! Keep steeming and one last thing that I would really appreciate and feel good if you go through my content and give your review!!! Thanks 😊 @galenkp

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I'll have a look.

Looking at all your legos makes me think that you're gonna have a healthy brain at old age. I guess it requires some patience as well.

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I hope to use all my hobbies to keep an active mind as I get older, there's enough of them. Building Lego is enjoyable and whilst it's really just following instructions there's some patience required as you say. A little bit of technical skill too I guess, but mainly patience.

That steering mechanism is pretty neat. Complicated looking, but neat.

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Pretty smart engineering. I find it rewarding to build them but imagine the people that design them must get a lot of enjoyment through doing so also.

After having done a kiddy Lego recently I have nothing but respect for this level of lego-tech jiggery pokery!!

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It's a lot of fun and I find it relaxing. Better than sitting in front of the TV all night. The guys over at Lego have some real skills though, designing this stuff.

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Thats whatI thought when I was building the car thing that my daughter had, all the little bits meticulously planned!

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I saw a doco (documentary) on it once...Was fascinating. It must be a dream come true for those that get to work there and design Lego. I just follow the instructions and it comes together...They build it from scratch...Amazing.

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Some people will have very happy jobs!

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Yes, and then there's me sitting in my office wondering where the Lego is. Still, I have a coffee to keep me company whilst I crunch some numbers and see how I'm tracking half way through the financial reporting year. Only about 20% of my budget left to write...So...That's a good thing I guess. That makes me happy(er).

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Yeah, I start back tomorrow. Let the office nonsense begin!

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Commiserations. Lol.

You must be doing something right as it is resembling a truck now😁👍

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Yes, I hope so. The next stage completes the prime mover and then the trailer starts. I was worried it was looking small as I was building the chassis but now it's starting to gain in stature. It'll be 95cm long when all complete!

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That's big.

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Tell me about it...Gotta find somewhere to put it. 🤣

Just a thought, you're going to need little Lego people to drive these things ;D

And perhaps a bit more lego to make a city.

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More Lego you reckon? Jeez, I don't know if I need any encouragement. :)

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It's just a tiny bit more ;D

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Are you trying to be a bad influence on me on purpose? You know I'm an angel... Unimpeachable. 😇
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Well...Maybe not quite an angel. 😈

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[innocent whistling]

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[Dubious stare]

Now hurry up and git the front clip done..!! Yer givin' Me BAD FLASHBACKS!!agab6tzjlg.jpg

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Haha, yeah I can imagine. It sits on my Lego work table looking pretty forlorn without the hood...It's coming...But I have a lot on my plate right now. I'm hoping it will come together next week.

Howdy sir galenkp! I love these updates. I just stare at that thing in disbelief! lol. It's so cool.

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Yeah, it is right? It's been a good build. I'm really pleased with the truck and the trailer is underway. It's pretty cool as it has working container-lifters and stabiliser legs. Should be cool once it's all together and working.

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That's a BIG one too, do you have a special shelf for it?

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Yes, it's pretty big, long. I haven't thought about where I'm putting it yet. Possibly on the top of my piano but it's getting crowded up there so not so sure. That's the problem with this hobby, there's an end product that needs to be stored.

I was thinking of doing a steem giveaway actually, and sending them away but I'm not sure if anyone would be interested in that. We'll see I guess. For now the top of the piano will work.

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I was thinking a wall of shelves with all the builds on them! But yeah, a giveaway would probably work or the piano. lol.

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I'll work something out. I'm resourceful.

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I know. I have faith in you sir galenkp! lol.

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Haha...Well I hope I can rise to the challenge...I may need to secretly move some photo frames and cat ornaments and replace them with Lego...I hope Faith doesn't notice...