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  1. CastleBeachFire

    [MOC] Castle Beach Fire Department Engine 17

    Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it!
  2. CastleBeachFire

    [MOC] Castle Beach Fire Department Engine 17

    Thank you very much!
  3. CastleBeachFire

    [MOC] Castle Beach Fire Department Engine 17

    Thank you very much! I'm really stoked about the hose bed as well as the compartments, so I'm pleased to hear others like it too!
  4. CastleBeachFire

    [MOC] Castle Beach Fire Department Engine 17

    Engine 17’s latest apparatus previously served as Engine 1. The 2019 Seagrave Marauder II will replace a 2005 Seagrave Commander which will be transferred to the training academy. Fleet management redid the graphics on the apparatus prior to being placed in service. Engine 17 also features the latest “1” series spec, which moved away from the medical compartment directly behind the cab. Instead, the first compartment was made larger to accommodate extra equipment. In addition, anchor points were added to assist with technical rescue incidents. On the streetside of the apparatus, the first compartment contains the engineer’s equipment such as the SCBA, hose fittings, and wrenches. The other compartments stores forcible entry tools, the Holmatro EVO 3 Combi tool, and the K12 saw. The rear of the apparatus shows my newest hosebed design. The biggest challenge was creating the dividers without utilizing the typical short panels that most use. I wish LEGO would diversify their panels/fence parts, but having said that, it was fun to figure out alternative methods to the hosebed. The hosebed stores 750’ of 4” LDH and 750’ of 2.5” attack hose. Additional hoses are stored on the crosslay area and the compartments. The new spec also increased available compartment space for wildland gear, which used to be stored at the station until it was needed. When deployed, the equipment was placed anywhere there was free space, which sometimes included the cab. But now, having a dedicated space to the packs would increase efficiency and quicker response times. Traffic indicators were also placed on both sides and the rear to help direct traffic during MVA responses. Due to an ever increasing amount of medical emergencies, the apparatus committee, along with the EMS division, expanded the equipment cache for the primary engine companies, hence the move to the allocate a larger space for EMS gear. Some of the new gear includes tactical vests, respirators, and extra cleaning supplies for COVID-19 decontamination. Other gear stored on the curbside of the apparatus include high-rise hose packs, hazmat meters and spill control, and the wildland packs. Engine 17 serves the Pacific Heights district of Castle Beach, where a large number of residential developments are taking place. Four firefighters staff Engine 17 on a daily basis. The NightScan PowerLite device illuminates even the darkest scene! Castle Beach Fire Department has updated Engine 17 to this 2019 Seagrave Marauder II triple combination which formerly served as Engine 1. Engine 17’s previous rig, a 2005 Seagrave Commander triple, will then be moved to the training academy. Engine 17 also showcases the updated “1” series spec. The biggest change to the design is the removal of the medical compartment from just behind the cab to now having a full compartment on the officer’s side dedicated to advanced life support gear. With the rise of different kinds of medical emergencies, CBFD is taking measures to stay prepared for any emergency! Engine 17 serves the Pacific Heights region and sees roughly 9 calls a day. Engine 17 technical specs:2019 Seagrave Marauder II Triple CombinationCummins X12 475-hp engineAlison transmissionCode 3 lightingB&M Super Chief siren Motorola Spectra siren Grover air horns Waterous CMU 2250 gpm two-stage pump500 gal water20 gal Class A foam40 gal Class B foam750 ft of 4” LDH750 ft of 2.5” hose500 ft of 3” hose400 ft of 1.75” hose400 ft of 1.5” hose400 ft of 1” hose100 ft of booster hose2000 gpm Akron Brass StreamMaster monitorNightScan PowerLite Certified ALS non-transportHolmatro EVO 3 extraction equipmentAbsorbent for spillsCredits:David H for the functional compartmentsCC and Sven for the pump panelAbeed M for the decals
  5. CastleBeachFire

    FRNSW Fire Truck moc

    This looks pretty good! For the windshield, I would recommend 1x2x2 trans-black panels
  6. Happy New Year Eurobricks! For my first post of 2021, Castle Beach Fire Department has placed this Seagrave Marauder II triple combination engine in service as Engine 201. As part of the busiest light force in the city, Engine 201, along with Truck 1, responds to nearly 15 calls a day! Engine 201 also showcases the 2021 CBFD triple combination spec, which moves away from the raised roof and interior ladder compartment. Since “200” series triples are paired with the truck company, there was no need for a raised roof because most of the members would be seated in the truck company. The ground ladders were moved to the outside of the rig once again as removing them on scene was not possible if another company pulled up behind the rig. This also freed up space for additional hoses to be stored on the rig. Engine 201 serves the downtown district of Castle Beach along with the rest of the apparatus housed at Station 1. CBFD has placed brand new Engine 201 in service at Station 1, replacing the 2019 Seagrave Marauder II triple. The old E201 will be placed in service at Station 16 as Engine 16. Warning systems include a Code 3 RMX light bar, Hi-viz mini brow light and headlights, a B&M Super Chief siren, Motorola Spectra siren, and Grover airhorns. Chevrons were added by the department shops. Engine 201 showcases the 2021 triple combination spec. Perhaps the biggest change was eliminating the raised roof as most members of the light force would be seated in the truck company. A new addition to the triple spec are the anchor points on the body. Like the rest of the “200” series triples, Engine 201 plays an important role in the fireground by establishing a water supply for the wagon(s). Engine 201’s hosebed complement consists of 750’ of 4” large diameter hose and 750’ of 2.5” hose. Other hoses are stored in the crosslay storage on the pump house. The hosebed cover protects the hoses while the apparatus is in motion. Another change made to the CBFD triple spec is the ground ladder storage on the officer’s side. For some time, the ladders were stored inside the body; however, there were several instances where the ladders could not be accessed. Hence, the ladders were moved to the outside of the apparatus. The officer’s side of the apparatus also stores additional hose packs for high-rise incidents and wildland applications. As with all frontline suppression apparatus, Engine 201 is a paramedic assessment company, meaning that at least one firefighter is trained to the ALS level. The top of the cab also houses the NightScan PowerLite device. Also seen here is the Akron Streammaster II capable of 2000 gpm. Light Force 1 is the busiest light force in the city, responding to nearly 15 calls a day! Task Force 1 protects the downtown areas of Castle Beach. Technical specs: 2020 141” Stainless Steel Seagrave Marauder 6-man Cab 500-hp Cummins X-12 engine Code 3 emergency lighting Hi-Viz mini brow lighting Wilburt NightScan PowerLite B&M Super Chief siren Motorola Spectra siren Grover air horns Onan 20 kW on-board generator 2250 gpm Waterous CMUC20 two-stage pump 500 gal water 20 gal Class A foam 40 gal Class B foam Akron Brass StreamMaster 2000 gpm monitor 750 ft of 4” LDH 750 ft of 2.5” hose 500 ft of 3” hose 400 ft of 1.75” hose 400 ft of 1.5” hose 400 ft of 1” hose 100 ft of booster hose High-rise packs Certified ALS non-transport Credits: David H for the compartments CC for various pump panel ideas Tim J for the rear discharges suggestion Abeed M for the decals and other technical support Derotic LLC for technical specs Code R Decals and Graphics for inspiring the decal package Builder’s note: I had a blast putting this rig together! I’m extremely thankful that I had a bunch of spare parts laying around, which allowed me to assemble this apparatus much sooner than expected. In addition to all the regular elements and details you’d find on one of my rigs such as the functional compartments or the small decals, I was also able to figure out how to eliminate the half-plate gap between the compartment above the wheel well and the rear wheel housing.
  7. CastleBeachFire

    [MOC] Brickadia Fire & Rescue Truck 37

    Thank you very much! Glad you appreciate the small details! ✊
  8. CastleBeachFire

    [MOC] Brickadia Fire & Rescue Truck 37

    Thanks! The outriggers are just ahead of the compartments. Rigs like this typically only need one set of stabilizers. Thanks for stopping by! Thanks my friend! I love them too! My fingers on the other hand, not so much lol
  9. CastleBeachFire

    [MOC] Brickadia Fire & Rescue Truck 37

    Brickadia Fire & Rescue has placed this 2020 Seagrave Capitol TDQ in service at Station 37. With the construction of a new mall along with multiple apartment complexes and shopping centers in 37’s district, the apparatus committee wanted a rig that could attack a fire rapidly prior to the arrival of other companies. While other vehicles such as a single-axle quint were considered, the tractor drawn quint provided the most space for equipment, all while maintaining the high maneuverability offered by a TDA. Truck 37 is housed along with A&L 37, Patrol 37, and Reserve Engine 737. Truck 37 is the department’s second tractor drawn aerial, joining Truck 36, a 2019 Pierce Quantum 107’ Ascendant. Some new features for Truck 37 not found on other Brickadia rigs include chevrons on the bumper. Also seen here is an intake to supply the pump, Grover air horn, Federal Signal Touchmaster electronic siren, B&M Super Chief mechanical siren, Hi-Viz mini brow scene lighting, and Code 3 emergency lighting. The bumper storage holds 50 ft of 4” LDH and 200 ft of pre-connected 1.75” attack hose. Brickadia Fire & Rescue apparatus committee was assisted by LAcoFD in designing the pump module. One of the notable changes made here is the addition of speedlays under the crosslays. Attack hoses stored here are two 400 ft sections of 2.5” hose in the speedlay storage, a 300 ft section of 1.75” hose, a 300 ft section of 1.5” hose, and 100 ft of 1” booster reel. The Akron StreamMaster monitor can be used to flow large amounts of water when needed. The trailer was deigned for maximum compartment space to hold a wide variety of tools and equipment. The driver’s side stores structural equipment such as saws, forcible entry tools, and extinguishers. The rear of the apparatus is designed somewhat differently compared to other local TDAs. As this apparatus is a quint, the department wanted to have LDH storage integrated with the rear. However, loading the hose after a fire can be tedious at times. So the department worked with the manufacturer to make a way to access the hosebed from the side as opposed to simply having a tray to store the LDH. The hosebed stores 850 ft of 4” LDH. The department also worked with Code R Decals and Graphics to add all the necessary chevrons and lettering. The ladder tunnel will hold all the ground ladders, except for one 35’ extension ladder on the outside of the trailer. Another unique function I added to this rig is the functional 5th wheel. Though not apparent right away, the rear axle, as well as the rims, is actually built upside down, which required some out-of-the-box solutions to hold everything in place. But thanks to bars and clips, I’m very sure this rig can survive a 4.0 earthquake. A video showing the stability of the rig will come in the near future :) Another angle of the functional wheels. Next up (at least in my ever evolving brain) is a tilting cab with an engine inside. Yes, it’s tough to fit everything I want in 6-wide scale, but hey, if I was able to get functional compartments and turning wheels on a six-wide rig, why not add another thing… or two haha If you’ve seen my work in the past, then you know how much of a stickler I am to details. Things like the trash hook or the breathing air bottles on the ladder could have been easily missed or left out all together, but to me, they add so much to the rig! Curbside equipment includes equipment for rescue situations such as extrication equipment, struts, and rigging rope. The officer’s pump panel shows an intake as well as multiple discharges for attack hoses. The two-stage Waterous pump allows Truck 37 to supply water during high-rise incidents. With several high rise apartment complexes and office buildings in their district, it was critical to have a unit that could pump water at the appropriate pressure at any floor level. The aerial device is rated for 500 lbs at 100 ft. As you may notice, the ladder tip was also redesigned slightly to accommodate the extra scene lighting on the tip. The lime green tip was chosen to increase visibility. The NightScan Powerlite device can illuminate even the darkest scene! Truck 37 Technical Specs: 2020 142” Stainless Steel Seagrave Capitol 6-man Cab with a 14” raised roof 100’ HD aerial with a 500 lb tip load 500-hp Cummins X-12 engine Code 3 emergency lighting Hi-Viz mini brow lighting Wilburt NightScan PowerLite B&M Super Chief siren Federal Signal Touchmaster siren Grover air horns Onan 20 kW on-board generator Vanair Pro 185-cfm air compressor 1500 gpm Waterous CMUC20 two-stage pump 350 gal water 20 gal Class A foam 40 gal Class B foam Akron Brass StreamMaster 2000 gpm monitor Ramsey Winch 12K Forcible entry tools RIT/FAST tools Holmatro EVO 3 cordless rescue tools 2 PPV fans Spill equipment High/low angle rescue equipment 222 ft of ground ladders Inspired by: Carmel, IN Truck 41 Seattle Fire Dept. Truck 10 Los Angeles Fire Dept Truck 11 LAcoFD Quint 3 Santa Maria Fire Dept Truck 1 Credits: David H for the functional doors Abeed M for assisting with the SNOT, development of the graphics package, and moral support CC for the pump panel Paulo R for the ladder Sven J for the functional 5th wheel Derotic Emergency Equipment for supplying technical details Code R Decals and Graphics for inspiring the graphics package
  10. CastleBeachFire

    [MOC] Bakery & Toy Store

    Really great modular! Love all the details inside!
  11. CastleBeachFire

    [MOC] #70 USPS Mail Truck Grumman LLV

    Great techniques here! Would love to see this built in real bricks someday!
  12. CastleBeachFire

    [MOC] 2020 Seagrave Marauder/SVI Hazardous Materials Unit

    It definitely took a while to come up with a stable design, but I think the 7-wide body definitely helped! Hazmat 1 is actually the only walk-in rescue in my fleet. The rest are partial walk-ins with a slide-out module.
  13. CastleBeachFire

    [MOC] 2020 Seagrave Marauder/SVI Hazardous Materials Unit

    Thanks bro! It is a full size walk-through section. you can also see the shelving for the interior here. Now I just need to put actual equipment in here ?
  14. CBFD Hazmat 1 is the primary hazardous materials team in the city! It is supported by Hazmat 4, which acts as the secondary/decon team, and the 2 Squad companies. This rig is the replacement for the 2019 Seagrave/SVI after it was involved in a traffic collision. Castle Beach Fire Department is proud to present brand new Hazardous Materials 1. Built on a 2020 Seagrave Marauder II cab with SVI bodywork, this rig replaces the 2019 Seagrave/SVI Hazmat rig, after the rig was involved in a traffic accident. Unlike most special operations apparatus, the new HM1 does not have a slide out. However, a command center is located in the cab along with a Flow Sciences biological safety cabinet to analyze foreign samples. HM1 also carries a wide variety of meters and detection kits to fulfill the motto “In omnia paratus,” which means “ready for anything.” HM1 is staffed daily by 8 firefighters, all of whom are hazardous materials specialists. Technical specs: 2020 Seagrave Marauder II/SVI Hazmat 500-hp Cummins X-12 engine Federal Signal Lighting Hi-Viz BG2 scene lighting B&M Super Chief mechanical Siren Federal Signal Touchmaster Siren Grover Air horns NightScan PowerLite Radios and command equipment Detection cameras (heat sensitive, infrared) Wilburt Telescoping Pneumatic Mast Pelco Command Camera System Climatronics Tecmet II weather station Battery operated Holmatro extraction tools Vanair Pro Air Compressor Harrison On-Board generator Flow Sciences interior lab containment enclosure Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometer Extensive library of MSDS handbooks CO monitors Level A and B entry suits EOD suits Testing equipment and meters 60 minute air bottles Leak and spill kits for chlorine and other dangerous chemicals Sparkless power-tools Propane burn off kits Pipe sealing equipment Mercury leak kit Decontamination equipment Oil Absorbents Emulsifiers Immersion suits Credit: David H for the compartments Inspired by: LAFD Squad 21 Denver HAMER 1 Seattle Hazmat 1 FDNY Hazmat 1 Numerous upgrades to the cab include the Hi-Viz BG2 scene lights on the brow. Additional warning systems like the B&M Super Chief mechanical siren, Federal Signal Touchmaster, and the Grover air horns aid in clearing streets. Hazmat 1 is the first special ops rig in many years to not have a slide-out. As the crew rides in either the walk-in portion of the apparatus or in HM1A, the area behind the driver and officer is setup for command purposes. In addition, the Flow Sciences biological safety cabinet was moved to this location as well. The apparatus committee worked closely with SVI to optimize storage of the equipment that HM1 carries. The rear of the apparatus shows the thermal camera, the steps leading to the roof of the rig, and the door to the walk-in portion. The apparatus is a full walk-through and provides ample space for the crew to suit up at scenes. Hence, all the various suits, from the Level A suits to the regular PPE are stored here to provide rapid access to suits. As Castle Beach has a large port, railways, a large international airport, and several industrial areas, there are many high risk sections of the city, necessitating the need for a highly trained hazmat team. Hazmat 1 is also certified to respond to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives calls, fulfilling the catchphrase of the company, “In Omnia Paramus.” \ Hazmat 1 carries many non-sparking tools to allow for rescues in areas where there may be gases that could potentially ignite should a spark occur. Hazmat 1 responds to any situation needing their expertise, whether it is a fuel leak, mercury spill, or any other response that poses a threat to the health of our minifigures.
  15. CastleBeachFire

    [MOC] 2020 International Workstar Rescue Utility

    Thanks Lo! Would love to see your rigs again!