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  • RB211
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    3D printer to the rescue again... Original design used two strings to lift the forks up. String stretches. I wanted to use Lego Technic roller chain links instead. I couldn't use a standard Lego 16T gear, needed one that could freely rotate on a Lego axle. So designed one in Solidworks. It's the blaze orange gear. My forklift now is a bit more authentic, works even better! Click image for larger version

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  • Video Man
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    Will always remember the Chinese grinder I was given as a gift, with the wheels marked "Qualipy Brand"....and the label on my mill's pump switch proudly stating "Coolat Pump"

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  • RB211
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    Originally posted by Mcostello View Post
    $12 carb for a 12 hp Kohler, local dealer-$400. Works well. Interior looks the same as original.
    Yeh, bought one for a 14hp K series Kohler, mighty fine Chinese copy.

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  • Mcostello
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    $12 carb for a 12 hp Kohler, local dealer-$400. Works well. Interior looks the same as original.

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  • RB211
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    I have since attached my Sbrick and can control it via my cell phone fully proportional control. It's awesome.
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  • J Tiers
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    BY now any patent is long gone

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  • MattiJ
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    Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post

    I see a lot wrong with that post, isn't be illegal to pass through Customs with an obvious counterfeit. Some do as they do because it suits their purposes, right or wrong.
    It appears it is not counterfeit Lego kit but Chinese manufacturers own design, although compatible with basic lego dimensions.
    Chinese have made also 100% straight copies of lego kits but this one appears to be unique design.

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  • reggie_obe
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    Originally posted by thaiguzzi View Post

    I'm not getting into a dogfight here.
    My 14 y/o has a lot of Lego.
    All genuine, all bought in the UK, all expensive, all very high quality.

    I'm just mentioning the above post, and nobody sees anything wrong with it, then please nobody complain about Western firms not competing, Chinese manufacturing killing your home grown industries in every dept, and why Western stuff is so expensive, and Far East stuff so cheap.

    You are all supporting the Chinese economy by buying knock offs for a 1/3 of the price of the genuine article.

    DO NOT COMPLAIN.
    I see a lot wrong with that post, isn't be illegal to pass through Customs with an obvious counterfeit. Some do as they do because it suits their purposes, right or wrong.
    Last edited by reggie_obe; 04-09-2020, 12:33 PM.

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  • RB211
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    Perfectly understand the sentiment about the Chinese being destructive to popular brands and Western Culture gobbling it up.
    This Lego set however is better than anything Lego ever produced. Not only are they undercutting them, they are making a better product. There's been some serious engineering too. They redesigned the old Lego 8T pinion gear I showed in my resin printer thread. I dare suggest that some western culture engineering is helping them do it.

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  • flathead4
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    I just a bought a new carburetor for my 38 year old Troy built tiller from eBay (China) for a total of $14.74. A genuine Tecumsa replacement cost $75. Will the Chinese copy last another 38 years? Maybe, maybe not. I certainly won't last that long and for 15 bucks each, I can buy 4 more. I did the same for a 20 year old go-cart and a 10 year old John Deer lawn tractor with bad carbs. $15 for the go-cart and $25 for the mower and back in business. Would I use a $15 Chinese carb on an ultralight plane. Probably not.

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  • Noitoen
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    Originally posted by thaiguzzi View Post

    I'm not getting into a dogfight here.
    My 14 y/o has a lot of Lego.
    All genuine, all bought in the UK, all expensive, all very high quality.

    I'm just mentioning the above post, and nobody sees anything wrong with it, then please nobody complain about Western firms not competing, Chinese manufacturing killing your home grown industries in every dept, and why Western stuff is so expensive, and Far East stuff so cheap.

    You are all supporting the Chinese economy by buying knock offs for a 1/3 of the price of the genuine article.

    DO NOT COMPLAIN.
    Perfectly understandable your statement but, at the end of the day, what counts is the real value of things and if someone is willing to pay. Some "original" brands make use of their name to overcharge their goods. If someone can spend a fraction of the amount on a lesser quality and is willing to do so, you can not blame them. If the quality is the same or better then, that is something that will make you wonder.
    Companies move their production to "cheaper" countries no to sell their products cheaper.

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  • thaiguzzi
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    Originally posted by RB211 View Post

    Without a doubt, I can say it is the greatest Lego set I've ever had. Came with 5 motors, clutches, tons of gears, bluetooth remote, rechargeable Lipo battery case. Tolerances are perfect, work with authentic Legos. It's a forklift, under 100$. For an authentic Lego Technic set of this caliber, you'd spend at least 3x as much. I think the Chinese do Lego better than the Danes.

    https://www.wish.com/product/5d9ab2c...hare=mobileweb
    I'm not getting into a dogfight here.
    My 14 y/o has a lot of Lego.
    All genuine, all bought in the UK, all expensive, all very high quality.

    I'm just mentioning the above post, and nobody sees anything wrong with it, then please nobody complain about Western firms not competing, Chinese manufacturing killing your home grown industries in every dept, and why Western stuff is so expensive, and Far East stuff so cheap.

    You are all supporting the Chinese economy by buying knock offs for a 1/3 of the price of the genuine article.

    DO NOT COMPLAIN.

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  • RB211
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    Originally posted by sid pileski View Post
    How is the "Chinese Lego" kit's quality?
    When our kids were young and we were buying tons of Legos, the Chinese knock off stuff was just starting to come out. If the Kids got a kit for a birthday peasant or something, I treated it like the plague (hmmmm, sounds oddly familiar??) I would not let it mix with the rest of the population. They just were not of the same quality.
    Has that changed any?
    I'm still a Lego snob I guess.

    Sid
    Without a doubt, I can say it is the greatest Lego set I've ever had. Came with 5 motors, clutches, tons of gears, bluetooth remote, rechargeable Lipo battery case. Tolerances are perfect, work with authentic Legos. It's a forklift, under 100$. For an authentic Lego Technic set of this caliber, you'd spend at least 3x as much. I think the Chinese do Lego better than the Danes.

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  • MattiJ
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    Originally posted by MichaelP View Post
    But we have to admit that the virus they exported is of an excellent quality.
    Nah, back in the day they used to make these things properly when everything wasn't outsourced to China.
    Like the 1918 Spanish flu from Kansas.

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  • Mike Burch
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    Reminds me of a cross-slide drill press vice I used to own. It proudly claimed to be "MAD IN AIWAN".

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