Edward O.

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  1. Anyone still use counties these days? I think I started building right as they began to phase out

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    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      @Michael P. What kind of incident?

      @Edward O. Lego Emergency Services Association?

    3. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      Possibly. It was all fire when I left so I guess maybe they're including police now.

      @~JD~

    4. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      @Edward O. I would think so, or at least EMS since those groups pop up a lot.

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  2. could've taken apart my entire chassis to add outriggers... I decided not to deal...

    1. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      If I ever get tired of my current truck I'll take it apart and add 'em in... but I don't feel like destroying the chassis...

  3. TL 2 now has functional pistons, but I also want to add functional outriggers. Tips/suggestions??

    1. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      H style outriggers are possible on most strait stick builds. You could also do a simple add on design where the outrigger attaches and then a set of bricks could be added to appear to be extended.

    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

       this should help.

  4. Why is the Edit Profile panel always missing from MOC?

    1. T.J. Brammer

      T.J. Brammer

      It may be the site itself since it has had a ton of problems, but I can't be sure.

    2. ID-1

      ID-1

      If you still can't edit your profile try this link. Works for me.

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  5. Who has two thumbs and is getting his own Cairns 1044 for Christmas? Thissssss guy

  6. The 107th Ascendant has been sold

  7. Anyone want to donate SC wheels and tires to Brick Village??

  8. Today I will be giving everyone tips to avoiding a controversy. Part 1: Controversies in the LFC There is almost always one controversy or another at any given moment within the LFC. They are caused by multitudes of reasons. All of these reasons will be discussed, and all of them broken down in to DDIY (Don't Do It Yourself) strategies to not causing controversies. Trust me, I know how to not cause a controversy, considering I usually start most of 'em. But I know why they were started. Part 2: What Makes A Controversy Many things make up controversies within the LFC. For example: Using a design without asking and/or crediting. Gettin' "lippy." Usin' vulgar language, name-calling, bullying, and/or the pointing of fingers. Reacting badly to criticism Reacting inappropriately to constructive criticism/advice/tips. Using other people's photos without permission and/or credit. Writing something or posting something (such as some sort of deal or agreement) that the other part(ies) never actually agreed to. Using the name of someone else's department or pretending to be someone else. Part 3: Avoiding Controversies In this part, we will look at how to not be involved in a controversy. The stuff below follows along with the list above. 1. First of all, try to come up with as many original designs as possible. If you absolutely must use someone else's design, make sure to ask before and credit after. This means that before you plan on using someone's design, ask first to make sure you have permission. There are "community designs" that pretty much everyone uses, but don't copy a whole cab or truck design. Also, make sure you include in your post credits, so that people don't think you used someone else's design without permission. If you purchase a truck, make sure that you say who sold it to you. If you don't credit, and somebody recognizes the other person's design, sometimes people can... (trying to think of how to put this lightly)... lose their stuff. A crucial part of the LFC is that most people can tell who designed most trucks just by looking at the apparatus and without even looking at the author's name, so keep that in mind. 2/3. Two and three pretty much go right together like peanut butter and jelly. As well as four/five, but I'll get to that in a minute. First, don't say stuff that'll offend people and anger them. Don't call someone a bad builder, or say that your trucks are better than theirs. People get really angry over stuff like that. Also, don't curse. There are a lot of young members in the LFC, and community leaders really crack down on it. Also, if you get in trouble for something, don't point fingers. Nobody likes a battle of he-said she-said. Just don't offend anyone, and nobody should offend you. 4/5. Four and five are cake, and the frosting that goes on top. If someone says something along the lines of "this is okay, but..." or "I think you should do this to improve...," they're not trying to be mean or impose their methods upon you. They are trying to help you improve. I will not mention the name of the user, but one time said user flipped on me for offering advice. Don't do that. Because then nobody's going to want to help you because they know you'll get mad at them. Don't tell somebody that your rigs are better than theirs because they are trying to help. If they see the flaws in your rigs, chances are you're only better at pissing people off. If they weren't as good as you, then why would they be able to see your flaws? That's like if Person A didn't know anything about cars, and Person B knew what was wrong with A's car, and instead of accepting help, said that his knowledge was better than B, that makes no sense. I mean, how are you suddenly the best or most knowledgeable when people offer help? 6. Don't use people's photos without permission. Although it's not exactly illegal to steal a LEGO design, it is illegal (at least where I live) to use someone's photos without permission, no matter what. People get very angry about this. Also, don't use other people's videos without permission. Someone stole my YouTube videos once, and the process to get the videos as rightfully mine nearly went to Hell and back. People get sued for using other people's stuff. I'll leave it at that. 7. Don't write about people without their permission. Don't say stuff life "John and Jane Doe signed this" or did that when one of the people did not agree. It causes many people to become quite angry. You'll pretty much be shunned by the community, and people will refuse to even contact you because they believe that you may write something about them. You can write about people, just don't say that you and them did something when you didn't. 8. Don't pretend to be other people. Don't use their department name without permission. That's called Identity Theft (the being other people part), and is highly illegal. That's pretty much all there is to say. Using their department name isn't illegal, but will usually land you in very hot water. If you want cold water, then create your own name or use their name, but don't copy their rigs and pretend to be that department. Need I say more? This will conclude the first entry in my blog. Thank you for viewing!
  9. United Lynx 2.0 has been uploaded. The third and final version will be released tomorrow or Tuesday.

  10. Just discovered there's anEdward O. on MP.

    No, it's not me. Just figured I should make that known.

     

  11. HEY GUYS just figured I should add that I added the bucket gun to my TL after the pics were taken.

  12. Up for debate again:

    If I was to design a custom chassis for my company, would y'all find it practical being it wouldn't be a real chassis?

    1. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      You could do one if you have something that's "revolutionary" and just as practical as any other chassis. Or you can be a dealer for whatever MFG you want and just build those rigs. Zak. O did a custom chassis some time ago, I think it's still on MOC.

    2. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      Yeah I've seen that. I'm trying to evolve my company so that there are maximum options, my chassis or anyone else's (Pierce, Spartan, etc.). I've uploaded a prototype design to the gallery.

    3. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      @~JD~ it's also hard to come up with stuff because I'm trying to save parts for complete rigs and LDD doesn't do half the stuff that can actually be done with Lego like the upside down cheese slopes.

  13. What's everyone's winter project?

    1. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Right now EMT-B or a standard EMT, EMT-A is next fall.

    2. Bricklake Fire Rescue

      Bricklake Fire Rescue

      Hopefully a station, a quint, dive rescue, 2 engines, a medic, and a brush.

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  14. MOC has been down for over a week... anyone know what's going on??

    1. ID-1

      ID-1

      This happens quite often, especially around the holidays! The staff refuses to allow premium subscriptions/donations, so no hardware upgrades have been made. 

    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      The site is the equivalent of a full dumpster on fire and the owner of said dumpster won't allow the fire to be put out. Also the staff was on holiday and none of them gave two deuces until it was Monday the 28th at 12:00 a.m. And what ID said, to put it in technical terms. Does that help?

    3. Edward O.
  15. Went to the local Holiday Parade today. Riding atop the ladder truck is always rather interesting...

    1. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Already? We don't have ours until the week before Christmas.

    2. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      Well hours is Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and most everything. 

  16. SAY HELLO TO JIMMIE SEVEN-TIME JOHNSON!!!!

    1. ~JD~
    2. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      @~JD~ it's a NASCAR thing, which myself and Harrison are big fans of :) 

    3. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Yeah, I got it. :P I'm more of a "big wreck fan" myself! Lol

  17. (open for debate) 4>6 wide ambulances or 6>7 wide ambulances?

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    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      No one I know of but that would be to big for what you want I would think.

    3. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      I've done 'em before, but not in quite some time.

    4. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Personally I'd stick close to 6 wide, 7 at the most just because it would fit in better with other apparatus.

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  18. I swear you must have a hidden talent, I cannot seem to turn wheels inside out no matter how hard I try lol

  19. Going on Business Day 9 of 4-5 Business Days of shipping... Gotta love LEGO.

  20. Parts for TL2 will be in soon, I can't wait!!

  21. BrickLink woes...

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  22. This is the height difference between your Rescue 2 and my Arrow XT chassis... it's huge!!!

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    1. Michael P.

      Michael P.

      Haha! That's because it has a raised roof, like what you see in Las Vegas Fire Dept. Also, if you want to put your chassis on the body, you need to raise the red stripe by one plate. Alternatively, you can make it into a 2 door instead of a four door.

    2. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      I honestly don't plan on combining them, I just wanted to see how much taller it was lol

  23. Finished up the body for a new brush truck... just waiting on cab parts which are en route with the parts for my tower.

  24. How do I add a photo to this??

    smoke5523 added a status update photo... I want to add one to about my woes on BrickLink lol. You would think I'd know this by now lol.

  25. Major progress on TL-2! Cab and pump are complete, body is about 30% complete, and additional parts have been ordered! It's also been given a raised suspension and 6x6 package for off-road building fires such as the ranger station in the forest or the forest's urgent care center. Progress photos should be up soon.