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About Robbo

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    MCM Regular
  • Birthday 07/06/1938

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  • Website URL http://s254.photobucket.com/albums/hh108/Robbo2008_70/

Previous Fields

  • Scale I Build 1:24, 1:18

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  • Location Fairview Park South Australia
  • Full Name Kevin John Robson

Robbo's Activity

  1. Robbo added a post in a topic 1:14 scale RC SAMFS Scania fire truck.   

    Thanks for the comment. Yes, it can be driven, but does not pump water. See the complete build & video clips at: http://public.fotki.com/Supt-Robbo/scania-114-scale-rc/ and the 'Run in carport' on Youtube; 
  2. Robbo added a post in a topic AMT 1970 Ford Interceptor New York Police   

    A very well executed model with a superb paint finish.
  3. Robbo added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    1:14 scale RC SAMFS Scania fire truck.
    Cab is from a two door high-top Scania Tamiya kit, modified to a four door cab. The chassis which was to be for a semi trailer configuration was modified to carry an extra battery to power the head/ tail, auto reversing and stop lights as well as the emergency flashing lights, spot/work lights, horn and siren.  All of the circuit boards are housed in the cabs with the horn and siren speakers mounted in front cab roof. The power train comprises an electric speed controlled motor, 3 speed gearbox and true differential driving the rear wheels. The rear cab , ladder, hose reels, nozzles etc. were completely scratch built. The whole project took just over twelve months to build, starting late February 2016. The ladder locking/release mechanism is operational and the hydrant hard hose cabinet houses the battery charger connecting cables. Last picture is titled: 'David meets Goliath'.
    For a complete view of the build and video clips, go to: http://public.fotki.com/Supt-Robbo/scania-114-scale-rc/

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  4. Robbo added a post in a topic 1:10 scale Mercedes Sprinter ambulance.   

    I'm also currently converting a 1:16 Bruder  model Mercedes Sprinter horse float into a bariatric ambulance. Took some stripping as no screws are used, only strong plastic clips. Google - Bruder and Dickie toys for the various large scale Sprinters available, which can be stripped, converted and partly scratch built to your liking. The smallest that I have put lights into is a diecast 1/32 Sprinter.
    Have fun finding and converting.
  5. Robbo added a topic in Under Glass   

    1:10 scale Mercedes Sprinter ambulance.
    This project started 18 months ago with the design, construction and the making of electronic circuit boards for the flashing lights and siren. The body is, in the main, a model Sprinter ambulance with an entirely different roof styling. (see first pic) The original roof was discarded and the rear cabin body modified and partly scratch built. The whole original model was completely stripped and repainted. The final red, green and yellow colour panels are self-adhesive reflective sheets of thin PVC material. The colours are those of the SA Ambulance Service.The rear, front and side flashing lights are made from discarded calculator buttons fitted with Fresnel lenses, as are the 7 spot lights. A total of 56 high intensity LEDs and 10 standers intensity LEDs are used for the lighting. Opening of doors switches ON interior lights. The rear view mirrors are fitted with amber LEDs and Fresnel lenses. For a more detailed view of construction and a video clip, use the following link: http://s254.photobucket.com/user/Robbo2008_70/library/Mercedes%20Sprinter%20Amb%202014?sort=6&page=1
    Cheers from Robbo.


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  6. Robbo added a post in a topic My 2015 builds   

    Very nice builds, detailed and finish.
  7. Robbo added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Range Rover Fire Rescue Unit
    This project has taken quite awhile to get all of the components to fit. Purchased a 1:14 scale model and stripped it right down to component parts. Drilling out the front and rear light assemblies to fit the appropriate LEDs, positioning switches and PCBs as well as fitting the LEDs into the light bar, were quite a challenge.

    I trust that you will find this of interest. More pictures to come as progress is now quite rapid.

    Cheers from Robbo

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  8. Robbo added a post in a topic Scania trucks in the US?   

    Scania is a very popular truck here in Down Under Australia. Here in South Australia, the Metropolitan Fire Service use them as an all purpose rescue pumper fire appliance. They look great.
  9. Robbo added a post in a topic Scale rc trucks i built over the years   

    I like it, great detail.

  10. Robbo added a post in a topic R/C Fire Rescue Truck   

    Thank you Matthew (MCM Ohana). I originally tried to post the direct link, however it would not display properly and would not work, even after several attempts, whereas the site address did, so I stuck with that. For some reason when using this forum, I can not 'cut and paste' any text etc. Tried again to edit with the same result.

    Cheers Robbo.
  11. Robbo added a post in a topic Worlds smallest airport   

    WOW!!! What a great display and show of modelling skils. Just shows what can be done when a number of bods get together. Must have cost a mint. Perhaps some ailines chipped in to sponser it>

    Cheers from Robbo.
  12. Robbo added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    R/C Fire Rescue Truck
    Finally completed after having to modify the rear suspension springs and motor control circuit, due to the overall final weight of the model. 1.64Kg (4.66Lb) Full details, pictures of the build and a video clip can be seen on my PhotoBucket site:


    Just browse the index to locate this project. Click on 'View All Albums', it's the last one.

    I trust that you will find this interesting.

    Cheers from Robbo.
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  13. Robbo added a post in a topic oshkosh t1500 ARFF fire rescue 1/12 model vs r/c   

    Hi Joe, that is just one great model and so well built. It's a credit to model building.

    Cheers from Robbo.
  14. Robbo added a post in a topic R/C Fire Rescue truck   

    Hi there Rodney. The chassis is from an R/C Kenworth truck, purchased just for the nitty gritty bits. e.g. the chassis and the radio control system. Currently I'm working on the electronics for the head/tail, emergency lights, siren, spot lights, back-up warning etc.

    Cheers from Robbo.