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...and here is the new one!

This is my new truck. Mercedes 711 6.6 tons, 18.500km, the box is 4m long and 2.35 wide. It was owned by the government and nobody wanted it. For a camper it`s too heavy- for removal companies it has not enough payload (about 1.6 tons) So I found it and it might become a nice remote recording truck for environments without a lot of space for a big truck.....
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Shell's a bit thin is it not?
But otherwise it looks terrific. Enviously yours,
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This has the potential of becoming a great little remote truck for sure.


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This is my new truck. Mercedes 711 6.6 tons, 18.500km, the box is 4m long and 2.35 wide. It was owned by the government and nobody wanted it. For a camper it`s too heavy- for removal companies it has not enough payload (about 1.6 tons) So I found it and it might become a nice remote recording truck for environments without a lot of space for a big truck.....
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Thank you for your kind words! @Johannes: Yes- the shell is thin- about 5cm- but very stable! The frame is build from steel- it will be isolated with 30 mm of hemp and 10mm wood, the acoustic stuff will be another 100 mm. Here is todays work: removing old cables and wiring from the box- the truck was used by scientists for examing the air in the environment... a lot of 240 V and 24 V stuff..... will be continued tomorrow....
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Looks very promising. Cool!
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This is not a truck with the latest engine technology, how about driving in the centre of big towns in Germany, will you still get the allowance for that?
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@Adorno: You are right. But there is a special regulation in Germany for broadcast and TV trucks and e.g. showmens trucks: you have to prove that your truck is equipped with a lot of technical stuff and there is no more room to transport goods left you can get a green number plate and that means your are free to go with your truck wherever you want to. No environment protecting regulations. The government assumes that these trucks don`t drive a large amount of miles. The go to a certain location and then they stand for several weeks. Like e.g. circus trucks. They don`t make many miles a year. So it`s no problem for a remote recording truck. But they are very serious with these regulations. Cheating is a violation of existing law and very expensive.

Work on the truck is going on: 1st layer of wood and hemp, the sliding part of the roof is removed and the hole is permanently closed. I have to work fast because winter is coming.....
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Awesome!
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Ah Nice!! But you have closed it now so you can put an electric heater inside or a very large class A power amp and have it nice and cozy?

Do you use the hemp to decouple walls and floor? How is it holding up in the other truck?
No signs of deterioration of "springyness"?
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This is todays work...... it was cold but dry- no rain. What`s the american expression for that?
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This is todays work...... it was cold but dry- no rain. What`s the american expression for that?
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Todays work finished: Rack for LEMO patchbay finished, rack for cable drums finished, it`s getting cold in old Germany.....
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More power to you my distant friend!

You're doing a fabulous job.

Keep up the good work!
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Dear Steve, thank you for your kind words. Here is todays work: wooden floor and electrical floor heating is finished- this evening the temperatures went below -5 degrees- so tomorrow might become an interesting day....
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Hamburg, ach, du Alte, your project is coming along so well. You have really planned well and it shows. It is fun watching your dream unfold and become real. Schoen, ganz ja schoen.

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You are so fast with this work, and it all looks great. I hope you are cozy and warm and on a great job with your new truck very soon.

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@philper and boojum: Thank you for these kind words. I try to do my best. For my feelings my work goes on too slow. But I have to make money and so I spend several hours a day in our mixroom mixing feature films and TV shows. I wish I could spend more time working on the truck. So here is todays work:

The wall cover arrived and it´s the colour I wanted. I am not convinced that the bass traps do what I want.... but we will see and hear- and measure. In 2014....
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Todays work- mixing desk stand and acoustic stuff- Merry christmas to all of you! Hope to hear from you in january 2014...... Best wishes from Hamburg - Rolf
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Happy new year to all of you!
The results of the past two nights. A delay on the delivery of the bass traps for the rear wall caused by the christmas hollidays made me start the wiring process. All this happened during two nights at 6 degrees. Pictures from the interior situation will come soon. Last night I was too tired......
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-6? You are very motivated! I wish you had a nice warm garage to work in.

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THX, Philp! Todays work: The MIDAS desk went in... after installing a lot of wiring.
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In the evening of this cold sunday I played a little bit with some LED lighting...
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Looking good!
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Awesome stuff man! Very talented!
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Thank you for your friendly words. For the last two weeks I had to interrupt my work. It was snowing and the temperatures went down to -12 degrees..... So I had enough time to watch Steves LAWO MC2 66 pictures on facebook. Nice desk but much too expensive. Most german broadcasters work with LAWO. But you will need at least € 250.000 for a complete system.....
After this pause now work is in progress again. I finished the racks for RTW and intercom. The stands for the TFTs arrived.
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But, your work brings you the funds to continue your wonderful project.

Hey, we are Remotesters, so snow and temperatures down to -12 degrees is nothing for us.

That LAWO mc2 66 is a fabulous desk, and exactly what we need at Aura-Sonic, Ltd. No wonder why it's the number one console used in Europe for broadcast.

Yes, the mc2 66 is an expensive desk when you get it all tricked out, but it's scaleable, so you could start with a basic system and build from there. That said, the mc2 56 is a lot less expensive.

Keep in mind that it's about the "ear" and not the gear.
A great engineer and truck doesn't need anything, but their fingers and ears to make a good recording.

I didn't mean to high-jack your thread.

In any event, you truck is coming along quite nicely!
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That LAWO mc2 66 on eBay in Germany looks like an older version of the desk at a decent price.

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Hi Steve, thank you for your encouraging words. By the way: there is a LAWO MC2 66 on ebay in Germany these days....

I don`t know if I am allowed to post a link to this offer here- but I try:

Lawo MC² 66 - Digitales Produktionsmischpult - Neuwertig! | eBay

Have a nice Sunday!
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After a lot of wiring stuff- AES/ EBU and RTW and small speakers I heard the first sounds from the speakers.... nice but not perfect yet. A good reason for a cold beer- the first one in 2014.
Winter has gone for now- (+12 degrees) but I am shure it will come back and bring snow and ugly temeratures....
So I spent two days working on my truck- without ice on the roads....
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Btw: the corner bass traps are not in the correct position- they have to be lifted up for about 10cm.... First job tomorrow morning ....
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