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Chariots of Fire

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About Chariots of Fire

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  • Birthday 05/25/1940

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  • Scale I Build 1/25 and 1/32

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  • Location West Wareham, MA
  • Full Name Charles L. Rowley

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  1. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic 1954 Maxim 750 Pumper   

    Cheshire, CT...that's ok.  It's still in the east!!  I will be going to Meriden, CT in July for a small show called FireFest.  Mostly for diecast enthusiasts but they put up with a model builder or two.  Usually there are two or three people who will remember Maxims of that vintage and will tell a few stories about them.
    Tell Tim next time you see him that his "brother" says hello.
  2. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic 1954 Maxim 750 Pumper   

    Where'd that come from, Cheshire, MA?  If it did it's a long way from home!
  3. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic Roadway C-900   

    That is some nice work!  Looking forward to seeing more!
  4. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic Auslowe trailers   

    I think they look nice white.  Any graphics going on them?
  5. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic 1954 Maxim 750 Pumper   

    Today I finished up the engine by adding an air cleaner, the radiator hose and filler cap, some widgets on the firewall to connect some loose wiring to and plumbed the carb.  There are also two small lights on the firewall to aid in seeing things after dark.  These trucks usually ran a bit hot so the operator could open the hood, crack a valve and take water from the pump and direct a portion of it to the radiator to help with additional cooling.

     


  6. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic Scale hardware help   

    How big do you need?  KS makes brass hex head nuts and bolts down to #90 size.  There is an outfit that makes fake ones that look nice but don't work.
  7. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic 1954 Maxim 750 Pumper   

    For a while now I've been wondering how to adequately secure the hood with latches that look like the real ones. Working in 1/25 scale has its limitations but after a fashion I found that it is possible to do a latch that looks realistic enough. I used some bright pins that I could solder together to form a "T" for the latch and with some brass 1/16" square tubing and 1/16 angle I was able to form the mounting points for the latch and the receiver that is on the hood corners. I soldered a piece of very small brass tubing to the bottom of the "T" and drilled holes in the square tubing after I had removed one face to form a "C". Then I drilled holes in the sides of the "C" and in the back face to solder a pin. A small brass rod was inserted into the holes in the "C" and the brass tubing to hold it all together. The rod was crimped on both ends to hold it from falling out. Now the hood can be opened and it firmly secured with the latches.
  8. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic 1973 Road Commander Aerodyne   

    Will the grill from the White Road Boss fit?
  9. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic 1954 Maxim 750 Pumper   

    The work continues.  With the details now being added it is looking more like a piece of fire apparatus.  The steps on top of the rear fenders are pieces of aluminum folded in a small bending brake and covered with aluminum foil embossed over a piece of Don Mills Hobbies treadplate.  The embossing is done with a soft pencil eraser.

    The opening above the rear step is for the booster hose reel.  It will be mounted to the frame when the body is permanently fixed.  Still much to do so it will have to wait until other things are done.  And they require removing the body from the frame for now.

     
  10. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic TAT International R190 tanker   

    If there is enough shine on the paint so that the decals do not ghost, I'd leave it alone.  Looks good the way it is.
  11. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic TAT International R190 tanker   

    The color is great!  Use some BMF on the grill!  Headlight surrounds too!
  12. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic 1954 Maxim 750 Pumper   

    The details are beginning to add up.  The cab interior is done with the steering wheel, brake lever, shift lever, pump lever, gas, brake and clutch pedals in place.  The dash is also finished.  I found a photoetch gage cluster that was a perfect match to the real thing.  Windshield is in place and the interior door handle and window crank are done.  


  13. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic WW2 Military (or later fire duty) CCKW/G506 Project   

    That last one looks a lot like the vehicles used in the TV show Desert Rats a few years ago.  I know that made one in 1/35 scale.
  14. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic 2 Snow plow Sicard = one 1951 and 2016   

    OH, That is good stuff!  I love it when someone goes the extra mile.  What great work!
  15. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic WW2 Military (or later fire duty) CCKW/G506 Project   

    I think that is because Chevy and GMC built the military trucks for the army.  IH also supplied some.  They changed the hood, grill and fenders obviously but you could start with the Chevy cab with no problems.  The side view that you show is great to get the slope of the hood.  You'ld have to find some louvers of the right size for the sides of the hood.  Could be a great project!