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Chariots of Fire

Member Since 28 Aug 2007
Offline Last Active Dec 09 2014 03:35 PM
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Topics I've Started

USFS Brush Truck

09 December 2014 - 11:29 AM

The Coleman has been put aside until the spirit moves me to really get involved in it. In the meantime I have wanted to do a USFS rig for a while now and it has been started with this preliminary work. The DT466 is being built up from photos but with some help from the parts bin. The chassis came from an Ertl International kit but it has been modified. The rear springs came from a diecast and it is now a single axle truck rather than a tandem axle rig. The two hole Budd wheels I got a long time ago. Tires have been cast from a set of 3D resin cast tires I picked up from Gary Wallace. His stuff is top rate. In the foreground is a Boley truck in 1/72 scale (so the package says) but it is more like 1:87. The rig I'm building, though will be a crew cab and will have a pump panel and hose reels up top.
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A new project to start

27 October 2014 - 05:04 PM

Recently I made a trip to New Hampshire to get some photos and measurements of this 1929 Coleman. Although it has not been confirmed, word has it that it saw service in Gorham, Maine as a snow plow rig. It's quite a piece of equipment and was one of the early rigs to have 4 wheel drive as did Oshkosh. So over the next few months I'll be posting some in progress stuff for your critique and comment on the build over in the Work in Progress section.
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1938 Ford COE is finally finished.

02 October 2014 - 01:13 PM

Actually there are a couple of small details that I will eventually add but for all intent and purposes it is done. So here it is.
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Will post some other detail shots a bit later.

Remembering one more time.

11 September 2014 - 07:54 AM

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Chevy C-60 Tanker

23 June 2014 - 10:18 AM

I built this rig a few years ago using a Modelhaus resin casting for the cab. The front mounted pump represents a Darley 750 gpm unit. The portable tank is removable and folds out. Body uses a Monogram AC Mack tank that was cut short.