MOC: Old-school fire engine
Posted 03 September 2009 - 11:30 PM
Since I was in the process of research for my 1930s LEGO project - one day I'll finish it - I've decided to build the engine to match the beauty of the building.
This is not a scale model of the real truck, it's my view of the trucks of the 1930s, mainly inspired by Russian GAZ-AA (which, in turn, is the copy of the famous Ford-AA produced in USSR)
At that time the fire engines had open benches made of wood for the crew behind the cabin, the water tank above the rear axle, the pump were in the front or under the tank. Also the engines were equipped with fire hoses, the hoses to take water from the nearest reservior, the fire hydrant and a couple of fire extinguishers.
Not every fire engine was equipped with the electric/gas siren, but each had a fire bell - this tradition came from the era of horse-driven fire engines. The fire chief was responsible for striking the bell.
The fire truck has arrived to the place and the team has started the preparations: it's time to turn the pums on and to draw the fire hoses...
"Ther's no water in the tank, man!!!"
You can find some additional photos of the truck and chassis at my Brickshelf gallery.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 12:08 AM
Excellent MOC with cool pictures.
The only thing it lacks is the your fire truck with 10197 :) Hopefully will have a chance to combine them on 20th September, so don't forget to take your fire truck!
And I'm eager to see the "1930s project" you've mentioned... It sounds great and I hope it will look great too.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:49 AM
It's high quality MOCs like this one with vivid pictures that I really enjoy seeing. I love this little engine! It reminds me a lot of the highly detailed vehicles in 10200 Custom Car Garage, esp with the doors. Very nice!
I like all the little extra details like the side hose, ladder, and that classic town fire fighter w/white helmet.
This is an A+ creation and would go so well with the new Fire Brigade set.
In about 6 hours, you'll find this creation blogged on Classic-Town.net. Make sure you check it out.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 10:25 AM
Also it was very pleasant fact that two 30s trucks appeared on the same date! Looks like LEGO has launched the retro-mania with the new product! :)
Posted 04 September 2009 - 12:42 PM
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Posted 06 September 2009 - 11:13 PM
It is big pleasure for me that my work has work received so many flatter responses
I blogged you but I couldn't find a Roman letter version of your name. Could you tell me your real name?
It is a great honor to me, thanks.
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Posted 06 September 2009 - 11:43 PM
that's a beautyfull fire engine you've build there.
That will look absolutely stunning with the new 10197 fire station set.
So many details you've put on it, I just love it.
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 09:37 AM
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