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I'm considering putting the Corgi "hook and ladder" on North Main Street with the ladder extended up on an MTH large office building with a fireman on the ladder attempting to rescue an office worker in distress...we'll see.  The truck is brand new and in perfect condition...the seller I bought from did not pop-up in a direct search on the big auction site, but was displayed under the search results in a small square with a picture and short description...this often happens.  Seller mentioned having 10 of same item?  

Sounds like the same one I bought mine from. I threw my box away it was a little nasty but the truck was on pretty good shape

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This is a work in progress - need to change over the beacon on the roof, strip the lettering, add a compartment box to the driver side. Mirrors will have to get changed out and booster reels added to match.

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Dave, that's a good looking pumper truck in your collection...is it die cast or did you build a plastic kit from scratch?  What brand is it??

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@DaveP posted:

This is a work in progress - need to change over the beacon on the roof, strip the lettering, add a compartment box to the driver side. Mirrors will have to get changed out and booster reels added to match.

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Dave,

Great model and great photograph of the prototype.  As I'm new to fire trucks, can you tell me the name of the manufacturer of the 1:1 version?  That's a sharp-looking front end and open canopy style but I can't read the logo.

Thanks and looking forward to your upcoming modifications.

Tomlinson Run Railroad

You've got the makings of a nice project there, Ted...I amazed how you take down the finish to a smooth bare metal...nice job!

It is time consuming paul'.. A good two hours of steady polishing with 0000 steel wool.  The metal on the Hudson is different from all the others I've restored. Maybe Joel knows what it is made of... The Dikys and Corgis made in England, and not the Chinese copies, are really made of very strong metal that will last a lifetime or longer...

Dave, nice looking fire truck. Can I ask you who is the maker of that fine machine? Corgi? Or?

Ted, looking good on the restos, can’t wait to see them painted up. I found another dinky 259 fire truck at a decent price so I have that coming. I’m going to take some artistic freedoms with this one. As I was enjoying working on the last one, I had some new ideas, but did not want to sway too far from an original restoration. Now that that one is done, time for some creativity.......but first it has to arrive. Supposed to be here next Thursday or such.

joel, or if Ted is referring to me, Jowel.    Ha!😅

Dave,

Great model and great photograph of the prototype.  As I'm new to fire trucks, can you tell me the name of the manufacturer of the 1:1 version?  That's a sharp-looking front end and open canopy style but I can't read the logo.

Thanks and looking forward to your upcoming modifications.

Tomlinson Run Railroad

The 1:1 is a 1956 American LaFrance 700 Series engine. The truck is special to me as it's the one I my dad drove when I was growing up. It was replaced in 1972 with a new American LaFrance Dominion engine, that was painted Chrome Yellow - dubbed the 'Yellowbird' as Lafrance's logo at the time was an eagle.

Here’s my contribution to the firetrucks. The larger Corgi I bought in a hobby shop in the Steamtown Mall when it opened. (It didn’t last, probably because we had Scranton Hobby and Grzyboski’s practically on the same block!). The smaller one is a 1/64 Corgi. Not only does it actually fit in the Plasticville firehouse, but it was a gift from my mom before she passed several years ago. Finally, here’s the tanker ready for Sunoco decals. To be continued....

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Ted, great opportunity with super benefits!  Three on and four off...plenty of spare time to work on the O Gauge hobby

So true Paul,  One of older brothers was a LT, on the FDNY'... Loved it'... In those days, you were on NYPD for 1 year, then transferred to the Fire Dept'... Fires are dangerous, but police officer was even more dangerous.....

Morning guys, its been a couple days since I have been on as I had not access to my computer.

Ted, Really looks like you have a great start on your 3 project cars! I can't wait to see the finished products!

Dave that's a great fire looking fire engine! I remember back when I first became a volunteer fire fighter you were able to ride the tail board and a year later that was nixed do to new OSHA rules! LOL

I don't know who started this Fire Engine craze but I sure love all the photos of all the engines! I have been looking for a modern day Tiller truck but everyone wants an arm and a leg for them! But I will keep looking!

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Mike, I too was a volunteer firefighter. From ‘82 to ‘98, worked my way to captain. I too rode the tailboards and had the time of my life! Wouldn’t trade that experience for anything. My son went on to being a firefighter/paramedic. We often talk about our experiences. Can’t believe how much things have changed since I was on. Had long rubber boots we pulled up and rubber gloves. Now the turnout gear is unbelievable. Good times.

My dad was a career fireman in Hoboken, and eventually went on to run the Signal and Traffic Division. He repaired radios in the police and fire trucks. When he was stationed at headquarters for the fire department, they had a nice (functional) Ahrens-Fox pumper with a huge chrome sphere in the front. I sure would like to find one in scale. I remember it being an open cab.

Ok guys, I know this is Automobiles/Trucks but I have a question for you expert people painters! Ted/Paul, I watched many videos on painting little people but none of them state what kind f paint they use and what color for skin colors. You two put some amazing people in your photos! Any Help would be great!

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