And if two wasn't enough.....saw a picture of a brush truck operated by Benedict VFD in Maryland....so......cut the chassis down by 15mm and added a lift to accommodate the "Scenes Unlimited" wheels with Aoshima tires....perfect combo. Although this wont be an exact match to the 1:1.....it will be close, with scratch built skid mounted tank, pump and hose bed for the back and brushguard on the front.....
While building the first F350.....the idea to do something different and inspired by the NTSB truck posted here created this.....used "Scenes Unlimited" wheels and tires (highly recommend them)....scratch built utility body......it will be painted to match the Paramedic Response pickup
Obviously started with the Meng Ford F350. Scratch built the utility style truck cap, center console in between front seats and gear bag in back seat. Paint is Testors Model Masters Lacquers "Italian Red" and "Classic White". Decals are a combination of "Microscale" and pieces from the Trumpeter ALF.
This will be paired with the Galaxie 28 foot box trailer to create a MCI (Mass Casualty Incident) response unit.
The Roanoke Welding and Equipment Company was founded in 1917 in Roanoke, Virginia by Oren Lemon. Oren Fire Apparatus manufacturing developed as an offshoot of the company in 1934. These trucks were so well received, that by the early 1940's, fire engines became the company's principal product.
The model represents the standard Oren pumper built on the Ford C cab chassis typical of the 60's and 70's used by many fire departments throughout the country.
I started with the Round II re-release of the Ford C-600 Pepsi Delivery Truck, shortening the chassis about 1". Everything behind the cab is scratch built using ,040 sheet and Evergreen strips and shapes.
Parts used from the AMT American La France include: Wheels, tow eyes, air horns, siren, cab grab handles, ladders, pike poles, booster reel ends, beacons used on rear of truck and large nozzle mounted on the tailboard.
"Don Mills" parts include: Chrome "D" handle slam lock door handles, a set of pump panel gauges, pewter cast cord reels, generator, hydrant wrench and brush rakes (stuffed in the end of the hard sleeve)
Federal "Twin Sonic" light bar is from the MPC Chevy Blazer snap-tite. Brass tubing was used to make the mounting brackets.
Cab marker lights were taken from a Round II Ford Louisville.
Front flashing lights are a set of headlight bezels from another Ford Pepsi truck and 6 mm. jewels.
Booster hose is 16 ga. wire and the hose bed is filled with different sizes of elastic, stained to give it some age and finished with brass tubing for couplings.
Cab interior: Gear shift was changed to a manual transmission, single passenger seat was changed to bench style, Motorola radio style boxes added to package tray as well as street books and maps. Motorola radio heads added to dash board, headliner added with air horn pull chain and radio speaker. Also added the handles for the spotlights.
Decals are a combination of parts box misc., AMT Pumper and Don Mills lettering.
Paint is Testors Model Masters Laquer...Italian Red