Details for fire apparatus
Posted 30 December 2006 - 07:34 PM
Posted 31 December 2006 - 03:04 AM
Posted 31 December 2006 - 08:51 AM
Happy New Years to all!
Posted 31 December 2006 - 11:40 AM
Off the top of my head there was a decent smoke ejector, circle D lights, a variety of tools (flat & pick head axes, round shovels, square shovels, pike pole heads), a portable monitor (deck gun, wagon pipe, stang depending on local terminology), variety of sirens, some lights (but no light bars), most are cast metal. I don't recall any PPE or nozzles.
I don't know if you have been to the Scale Fire House or not, its a model site for emergency vehicles and has a pretty good list of (the pathetically few) suppliers of parts out there.
If you don't mind my asking what are you going to build?
Posted 31 December 2006 - 01:02 PM
Posted 31 December 2006 - 02:01 PM
I really hope they do a parts pack of equipment for it though like you can get for military models. You know SCBA, nozzles, tools etc I'd buy a dozen of those.
Good luck with your search.
What was your experience with Freds? I've heard mostly marginal experiences from the few that have bought from him, good stuff but spotty service. His catalog is full of neat stuff though, I've come close to ordering a couple of times.
Posted 31 December 2006 - 03:21 PM
I was very satisfied with the products he offered, and I did have a few times where the service was under par. Most of the time I got confirmation right on the phone at time of order, few times it would take a few days and I would get an email stating the order was shipped, once I got an email confirmation and it didn't list all the parts I ordered. As many times as I ordered from him I would say 8 out of 10 times the service was great. Off the top of my head without looking at my paperwork I ordered from him at least 20 times, and 3 times I recieved spotty service but all in all I would keep going back, if he was only open.
Posted 31 December 2006 - 04:17 PM
This one works, it starts out wierd (a bunch of numbers and such) but it will open eventually.
Thanks for your experience with Fred's most I know tried once and were unhappy with the service, maybe they just had bad luck or bad timing if you've used him that much with mostly good results.
Posted 31 December 2006 - 05:22 PM
Posted 31 December 2006 - 09:31 PM
There is some info in the contact section with email and phone # for the owners, if you know what you want you might be able to order something. As a recall now that site was put up in August or so, you might have a bit of a wait before its finished.
Knowing how resin casters are in general and the lack of competition in the emergency vehicle area, that under construction site with contact info might be giving him all the buisness he can handle.
This is a new caster that popped up recently
The stuff looks rough but usable.
Posted 01 January 2007 - 04:32 PM