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Mercedes-Benz Actros with refrigerated trailer MOC
Well, I started my 'long' weekend with being stuck at work last minute for the Saturday, so I made good use of the time by working on a couple of builds to finish off when I made it home. The truck is basically a combination of my Volvo aerodynamic roof and Actros front fascia, with the details adjusted to fit with some reference pics. Two figs can be seated in the cab with limited storage space behind the driver only, but it is very limited to be honest. The truck works with all of my previous trailers and the most recent official sets, as to be expected. The trailer was a big improvement on previous attempts, with a lot of features crammed into my scaling norms like side and rear under-run protection built in, as well as various greebles hidden underneath. Most notable improvements though would be the axles, which have a basic suspension system based off the 3221/7848 sets. There is also an extremely simple tag lift system, seen in the render, to raise the front axle for when the trailer is empty. I still have to test how the trailer sits naturally but hopefully the rear end sinks down to give a realistic stance. The refrigeration unit is a also just a very simple add-on so downgrading this to just a dry van trailer is a simple task. I'll see how the rest of the weekend goes as I'd like to build a version of this for myself and get some swooshing done, but that's all depending on parts availability. I also knocked up a quick 6 stud shorter trailer design that cuts out the tag lift axle which I'd like to trial If I have time. I may be able to get instructions done and uploaded this weekend, but that depends on how busy I get with my various projects going on around the house. Comments, criticism and questions are welcome, and keep an eye out for more.
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