marvinblue

My latest MOC's - Firetrucks!!

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Hi all! Here are my latest efforts, MOCing the Ladder Platform truck from 7945 and the Ladder Truck (7239) to a Frieghtliner Telesquirt, as used by the Country Fire Authority, or CFA, in Victoria, Australia. I would like to take this opportunity to thank PaulC and the_gamer for inspiring me for these mods. You can see their work here and here.

Anyway, first up, a front-on shot, showing I can transport a complete crew in each truck.

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Next, a look at how I'm holding on the grille.

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Finally, a look at the interior for the Ladder Platform.

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As you can see, this was a simple MOC.

Next up, my MOC'd 7239. First up is a side shot, showing the longer hose, the skinnier column behind the door and a bit of the block work surrounding the cab.

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Next up is a shot of the cab's interior.

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You can see here that I've moved the front axle forwrd to accomodate the work.

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Here we're having a look at the extra blocks used in the front of the cab.

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I've added this plate along the bottom to help stiffen everything up and stop the flexing.

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Here is a simple mod; changing the bricks from yellow to white. They give you one white technic brick to help hold the ladder up, I don't know why Lego simply didn't add another two white to the kit. Also the 1x2 plates holding the ladder up were changed from red to dark bluish grey.

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I also found a use for that odd locker - it now holds a rescue chain!

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Finally, one of our brave firefighter's checking the nozzle position!

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Just for comparision, here's Frankston's Telesquirt in action at a factory fire.

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All comments are welcome!

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Good improvments! *sweet* Why Lego don't make their six wide trucks take 2 mini-figs really purplexes me. *wacko* I considered doing same to mine... but in the end I decided it was easier to start from scratch! :-P Maybe I was wrong... 8-|

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Really cool mods and improvements! These are 2 great fire-trucks! *y* *y*

~Peace

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These are 6 wide and can hold 2 minifigs side by side???

love this!

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Nice moc's im jealous!!! X-D i want to get the Doctors car for the red doors now so i can modify my fire trucks! *y* i keep the lights on my fire deparment blue because i have a lack of red ones (im using the few red ones i have for my Police Deparment)

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Looks good! I love how your able to put 2 fire fighters in the cab.

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Yes the ability to have 2 figs is great. I like how you did it. Pretty clever.

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Really cool mods and improvements! These are 2 great fire-trucks! *y* *y*

~Peace

I completely agree with what you said. I might do that to mine....well, try to anyway X-D

*y* *y*

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