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Trebuchet Instructions

Postby jb » Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:00 am

Hi everyone,

For those of you asking for instructions for the Crusader Trebuchet v2 they can be found here (when moderated): http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=645607

If you can't wait the deep links are:
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/jbrin ... r/ct00.jpg thru ct17.jpg Just change the numbers to view.

WARNING! If you try to make it into a working model you need to be careful when launching. The trebuchet whips bricks around pretty quickly and could probably hurt your eyes. So be careful!!!

Enjoy!

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Postby architect » Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:08 am

Hi James,

Your instructions are excellent. They are very easy to follow. I think that you should put up a link at Building Instructions Portal :wink: We need more castle instructions there.

http://www.bricksonthebrain.com/instructions/

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Postby Linus » Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:29 am

All right! Trebuchet instructions! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! :D
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Postby Mr. D » Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:39 am

So...,pardon for my ignorance, but what's so special about the fig hand in the fireing mechanism?

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Postby LEGOFREAK » Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:45 am

OUCH - MY EYE!


oh well thanks for the warning anyway.. I should have read that part first..
Awesome job man!
Thanks for the instructions...

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Postby jb » Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:08 am

So...,pardon for my ignorance, but what's so special about the fig hand in the fireing mechanism?

It controls when the projectile is released.
Read this: http://www.ripcord.ws/howslingswork.html

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Postby jeff_o_rama » Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:34 am

I think the hand is special b/c I've never seen anybody use that part for the pin before.

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Postby Loneranger » Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:38 am

THANK YOU SO MUCH, I needed something else to attack my castle, now I just need to look for the parts :D Thank you

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Postby Mr. D » Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:51 pm

Thanks
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Postby Loneranger » Wed Feb 04, 2004 5:55 am

I just made it, it looks soo awesome, I still need to fix some stuff on it. because some parts are missing =P, I think its really cool. me and my dad made a real one, but gave it away :cry:

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Postby Aidan » Wed Feb 18, 2004 3:32 am

This sight is awesome! I could just search through these forums all day :D . I have downloaded all these instruction pages. I will try to build it this weekend! I think I have all the pieces except the train weight. I will have to purchase one because I must make this work! :twisted:

Thanks for the great instructions!
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They will break upon this fortress like water on rock!
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Postby jb » Wed Feb 18, 2004 3:40 am

Hi,
You could probably make it work without the train weight. I've found that making a counterweight from plates, which are denser and therefore heavier than bricks, can work well. Just try a bigger 'weight' than I have in the instructions. You could also make the counterweight hollow, maybe with panels, and fill it with lead pellets or bbs or something. Have fun!

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Postby Aidan » Wed Feb 18, 2004 4:01 am

Thanks JB,

Bricklink tells me that the train weight weighs 55.65 grams. Plates of the same size would weigh about 10.44 grams. I would make a bigger weight out of plates, but I think it would start to look less realistic. I like the current proportions.

I may actually have some train weights. I did some checking and I see they used them in 4020 Fire Fighting Boat. I have this boat, so I must have the weights somewhere!

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Postby jb » Wed Feb 18, 2004 4:04 am

Ok, good. I got mine out of a police boat :) Lego dacta sells those weights as well, but they are a bit pricey.

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