BrickfordCityFire

BCFR Engine 112 - 1987 FMC /Spartan

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Hello EB!

This is Engine 112's "new" ride: a 1987 FMC/Spartan (Refurbished/Rebuilt 2020).

This rig is by far my favorite engine so far and I am very pleased with how it turned out. For the sake of story telling, this rig had its chassis rebuilt, and the engine and pump where replaced with a 2020 Cummins Diesel and a 2020 Hale 2000 GPM Pump system.

Technical specs:
1987 FMC/Spartan (Refurbished 2020)
2020 Cummins 500 HP Diesel Engine
Federal Signal EQ2B siren
Feniex Titan Siren
Feniex LED lighting
2020 Hale 2000 GPM pump
1000 gal water
750' of 4" LDH
3 lengths of draft hose
400' of 1.5" attack hose
1X 100' of 1" pre-connect
1X 100' 2 1/2" pre-connect

 

Special thanks to Castle Beach Fire for the deck gun and angled intake valve designs.

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Beautiful rig! The chevrons pretty good, the colors are as good as a printer can do and they aren't too thick, but I would suggest not having quite so sharp an angle. Maybe 80 degrees or something would look better? I do a 90 degree angle on mine but a slightly sharper one can look good too. 

Oh and also, move the 1x8 blue tile under the hard suction and ladder (love that ladder design btw, didn't notice that before!) back one stud and add a 1x1 blue tile, then it won't look a little funny over the taillights.

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On 12/1/2020 at 11:51 PM, DodgeDude5498 said:

Beautiful rig! The chevrons pretty good, the colors are as good as a printer can do and they aren't too thick, but I would suggest not having quite so sharp an angle. Maybe 80 degrees or something would look better? I do a 90 degree angle on mine but a slightly sharper one can look good too.

Thanks! Yeah, I am still playing around with chevron designs

On 12/1/2020 at 11:51 PM, DodgeDude5498 said:

Oh and also, move the 1x8 blue tile under the hard suction and ladder (love that ladder design btw, didn't notice that before!) back one stud and add a 1x1 blue tile, then it won't look a little funny over the taillights.

So, funny story, that's how the studio model is, but I had collisions turned off by accident and didn't notice that it would actually collide with the 1x2 black tile. I went to build it IRL only to discover that I had to do it this way.

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8 hours ago, Bornin1980something said:

Is rebuilding 30 year old fire trucks really a thing in America?

Yes it is! American Fire apparatus last a LONG time. My town had a 30 year old engine they just sold to another department which is refurbishing it. If a department needs to save money, or just really likes a certain piece of equipment, they will refurbish it or rebuild portions of it to keep it going. These old FMC rigs are still in service in some towns. People also collect and restore old apparatus as a hobby.

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11 hours ago, Bornin1980something said:

Is rebuilding 30 year old fire trucks really a thing in America?

For sure! Like Josh said, they last a long time! The Mack CF (probably the most iconic fire truck of all time) is a great example, they're 45+ years old and a whole lot of them are still in service! Most have been updated in various ways with new or refurbished bodies, new motor, etc, and not all are in front line service, but departments all over the country love them. 

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