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Author Topic: Diecast Model Fire Apparatus and others  (Read 7448 times)
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« on: October 23, 2011, 02:17:53 PM »

Ok, I think its time I start contributing here. I not only enjoy collecting and researching fire trucks, but also tractors, construction and logging equipment, trains, and airplanes. I you have any questions about any thing I have or would like to see more detailed pictures of anything, please don't hesitate to ask. I have a couple general pictures about one part of my model collection, then I will get to the fire apparatus. No, I have yet to build any fire apparatus model. I try hard to stick with diecast metal w/ some plastic in smaller scales, mostly 1/87 to 1/64 and occasionally some 1/50. I have 3 "fire stations." The building is going about as slow as possible. If anyone is interested though, I am building them out of foam core. The stations will contain they following:
Station 1: Matchbox Real Working Rig's and Super Convoy's, one standard Matchbox new ambulance, High Speed fire truck models
Station 2: Corgi Showcase Collection fire truck, one standard Matchbox old ambulance
Station 3 (German): Siku 1/87th scale emergency apparatus, one Corgi Showcase ladder, Del Prado 1/64 to 1/87 fire trucks
Of the three stations, I only have all of Station 2's apparatus. In my station posts, I will show what I still need. Enjoy guys! Oh, I will also try to include as much information as possible about the apparatus.

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2011, 02:52:08 PM »

This is Station 1. Apparatus will be listed from left to right. I threw my only Code 3 rigs in because I haven't planned a station for them yet. The High Speed fire trucks will be placed where the Code 3 rigs are now.
Left to right:
Matchbox RW022A: E-One Cyclone II Mobile Command Post (Hillsborough County, FL)
Matchbox RW003B: Pierce Quantum 75ft. Quint (Truck 47, San Diego, CA)
Matchbox RW003A: Pierce Quantum 75ft. Quint (Truck 8, Bernalillo County, NM)
Matchbox RW015B: Pierce Velocity 100ft. Ladder (Tower 7, B. Comthax County)
Matchbox RW015C: Pierce Velocity 100ft. Ladder (Tower 5, Wilton, CT) DO NOT HAVE YET
Matchbox RW015A: Pierce Velocity 100ft. Ladder (Tower 1, Willard, OH)
Matchbox SC007B: MBX (Fake) MEGA TON Fire Truck (TDA, Truck 1, San Luis Obispo, CA)
Matchbox Regular 54: 2008 Ford E-350 Ambulance (Squad 1, San Luis Obispo) DO NOT HAVE YET
Next in the actual station would be the following:
High Speed: 1924 Buffalo pumper (Engine 11) DO NOT HAVE YET
High Speed: 1939 Ward LaFrance pumper (Engine 12) DO NOT HAVE YET
High Speed: 1948 Task Master pumper (Engine 13) Behind Station
High Speed: 1954 Aherns Fox pumper (Engine 14) DO NOT HAVE YET
High Speed: 1974 Mack CF pumper (Engine 15) DO NOT HAVE YET
In their place instead is:
Code 3: 1/64 1963 Crown Firecoach pumper (Pump 18, Los Angeles City, CA)
Code 3: 1/64 1962 Crown Firecoach pumper (Engine 80, Los Angeles City, CA)
Code 3: 1/64 1965 Crown Firecoach pumper (Engine 60, Los Angeles County, CA)
Currently hanging out behind Station 1 are two different variations of the character Red from the movie Cars, as well as my only High Speed (E13). I will grab the other 4 of ebay or if someone would like to make me an offer, let me know.

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2011, 03:18:56 PM »

Alright, Station 2 is my only station where I have all of the apparatus. So from left to right again, here we go.
Corgi CS90098: 1966 GMC 3000 tanker (Tanker 5, Boston, MA)
Corgi CS90097: E-One Cyclone rescue (Rescue 6, Boston, MA)
Corgi CS90098: 1967 Mack CF pumper (Engine 2, Boston MA)
Corgi CS90101: 1960 American LaFrance 900 Series pumper (Engine 48, Boston, MA)
Corgi CS90011: 1953 Mack B pumper (Engine 50, Boston, MA)
Matchbox Regular 55: 1/81 1963 Cadillac ambulance (Gene Mercy Hospital)
Corgi CS90043: 1951 Seagrave 70th Anniversary pumper (Engine 20, Columbus, OH)
Corgi CS90015: 1939 Ford V8 pumper (Engine 5, Millwood, NY)
Corgi CS90058: 1966 GMC 3000 pumper (Chemical 1, Baltimore, MD)
Corgi CS90016: 1934 Mack early BJ 5-ton tow truck (Recovery 3, Baltimore, MD)

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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2011, 03:47:30 PM »

Finally, Station 3, the German trucks. These have been fun to collect. Siku has found a median between play-with-ability and detail that makes their diecast model just great. From left to right:
Del Prado: 1/72 2003 Iveco Magirus M 32 L low profile ladder (DLK 23-12) (Iveco Magirus Demonstrator, Ladder 5)
Siku 1841: 1/87 2006 Mercedes Benz Ateco/Metz ladder (DLK) (Metz Demonstrator, Ladder 4)
Siku 1842: 1/87 2006 Mercedes Benz Ateco/Rosenbauer tanker (TLF) (Rosenbauer Demonstrator, Tanker 3)
Del Prado: 2000 Iveco Magirus pumper (LF 16/12) (Iveco Magirus Demonstrator, Pumper 6) Behind Tanker 3
Siku 1636: 1/87 2006 Mercedes Benz Unimog/Rosenbauer tanker (TLF) w/ Boat (Rosenbauer Demonstrator, Tanker 2) (Boat 7)
Siku 1850: 1/87 2008 Mercedes Benz Sprinter ambulance (Ambulance 1)
Del Prado: 1/64 2002 MAN 10.224/Zeigler pumper (LHF 16/12) (Feuerwehr Berlin, Pumper 8 ) Behind Ambulance 1
The right hand side of Station 3 contains the older apparatus:
Del Prado: 1/64 1959 Unimog S-404/Metz pumper (TSF) (Feuerwehr Titisee, Pumper 9)
Del Prado: 1/72 1954 Magirus Deutz S-6500 rescue (RKW7) (Feuerwehr Reutlingen, Rescue 10)
Corgi CS90064: 1/64 1956 Magirus Deutz S-3500 ladder (DL 25) (Feuerwehr Seefeld, Ladder 11)

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2011, 04:00:42 PM »

I didn't mention this in the beginning, but I kind of have two other stations. One is for the airport, the other for German ADAC and police.
The airport from left to right:
Siku 1345: 2009 Rosenbauer Panther 4x4 ARFF truck (Rosenbauer Demonstrator, Red 1)
Siku 1899: 2009 Rosenbauer Pather 8x8 ARFF truck (Rosenbauer Demonstrator, Red 2)
Matchbox RW018A: 2010 Colet K/30e Jaguar 6x6 ARFF truck (Red 8 )

The ADAC/Police station is strictly German Siku.
Siku 1850 (Included with the MB Sprinter Ambulance 1): 1/87 Eurocopter EC-145 air ambulance (ADAC, Air Ambulance 1)
Siku 1838: 2004 Mercedes Benz Ateco Roll-Back tow truck (ADAC, Tow Truck 1) DO NOT HAVE YET
Siku 1838: 2005 Mini Cooper police car (Police, Car 1 (Included w/ tow truck above)) DO NOT HAVE YET

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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2011, 02:25:58 AM »

Nice collection! Slightly off topic, but where did you get that articulated bus?
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2011, 06:31:50 PM »

Nice looking collection. Mikedog the bus looks like it might by a Matchbox one. I think Siku do make one as well in 1/64th approx.

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2011, 07:55:09 PM »

The articulated bus is a 1/55th Siku model #3296. It is pretty cool, it fully articulates and all 3 sets of doors open. It is modeled after a Mercedes Benz O-405 GN2. Are you looking for one? I don't think I am ready to part with it, but I haven't found any on ebay. I will keep my eye out for you. I actually got it for free. A friend of mine has a toy shop, and anything Siku that came in damaged he would give to me. Most of the stuff just had damaged boxes, as the models were fine. I got maybe a half dozen 1/55th models this was from him. Sadly, because of toy laws, it is incredibly hard to sell Siku in the US.
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2011, 01:48:23 PM »

Cool! I'm not really looking for one. Money's a bit tight right now. I've just been in a bus/train mood lately.
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