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Tamiya and other brand R/C Tanks and Tracked vehicles. And any vehicle with more than 2 axles; 6x6, 8x8, 10x10, etc!


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Old 01-04-2019, 04:58 AM
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That's really cool, I like it. I could see something like that working a support role in bushfire season.

Is that a teaser of things to come I see??
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Old 01-04-2019, 05:24 PM
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Hose wagon config is a suprise, but i think he'll like it. I'd also thought about a water tank and half bed of hose. It also gave me a chance to play around with hose storage some.

Yeah, if it'll easily match axle widths or tire heights for a semi, the American LaFrance 900 series pumper would really like to be converted.

Here are some of the fire resources i've been trying to learn from.
http://yngfire.com

http://scalefirehouse.com
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:21 PM
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Should be a nice surprise i think. A tank of some kind would be a good addition. Would it be odd if the tank was on a platform or stilts so the full hose would fit under it?

I'll have a look through the links, cheers
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Old 01-04-2019, 10:03 PM
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That'd be kinda odd, water is heavy, you want the tank low to keep the CG better. A full tank corners better than an unbaffled partial tank. It'd really suck to pack a hosebed with something over it.

If i had a tank, it'd fit in the bed up along the cab, or lengthwise with smaller hose beds to the sides. Plus i'd need a pump / engine...
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:04 PM
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It's the optional extras that get ya.. go in for a wheel balance and come out with a new car and an empty wallet
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He saw and liked the temp setup.

Modded the driver seat, and a new guy that had a broken leg.


Back on the High Fenders build, the chauffeur was also their pump operator and while on scene was allowed to go "as far away from the rig as he wanted, while still touching the pump". He'll get a dark blue dress shirt with a badge, doesn't need a helmet.

I also watched a video that suggested how to model cloth with Epoxy Putty, dust with Talc and roll out flat like making cut cookies. Cut to shape, remove talc, drape, smooth, wrinkle, texture... Got a plan for making the turnout coats now!

Coats are black with yellow stripes. Most of the helmets red.

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Old 01-06-2019, 05:43 PM
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The coat idea sounds cool, it's amazing what you can do with that putty stuff.

Bet he's looking forward to driving something cool (aka non-hippie mobile hehe) around at the meetings.... and he can be on standby when your bus's 40 year old fuel lines rupture in the engine bay
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:35 AM
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Probably need to have something with a pump body before he can worry about putting out car fires, or structure fires... so far this is just a hose wagon with couple hundred feet of scale hose, and a warning light.

I might have stocked up on some flickering orange LEDs a few months ago, which also might need a foamboard structure built later. Silk flames in the windows, or a smoker unit, or a motorized mylar fire cracklising sound would be cool. Might be fun to try to see how involved it can get before somebody notices and calls out the fire, then start rolling trucks.
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That would be cool although we all know they're attracted to flashing lights like moths to a candle
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Sure i can call it a hose-wagon, but with only a couple hundred feet of 2.5" hose, i wasn't really buying it either. If he already dropped the rest of the hose at a fireground, what new emergency is going on?





Nylint pumper / tender supplied some suction lines, and tools. Starting to look a bit more recognizable as a support rig?
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"Hey Bill...where are the buckets hiding?
...Think I saw them with the pipe wrench Jim....
Cheers ....wait, where the heck is the pipe wrench?? "

Looking more ready for some pumping all the time
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I'm sure he'll be happier driving his trucks than stuck running my weird things. I don't have any hippie-mobiles, 'Flower Power' isn't nearly as good of fuel source as good old 'Dinosaur Juice.'

I'm thinking i can cut the early fenders off and build the later fenders following the lines of the fender mounts. The 2nd video of first post has a lot of good pictures i'll be trying to use, there don't seem to be many changes 1956-58.

If it were to just stay a wildland fire support rig, i'd be looking at making a whole bunch of 1/16 tools like
McLeod, Council Tool, Fire Rake, Swatter, Brush Hook, pick head axe...

Pimpin' dem hos
http://scalefirehouse.com/sfh_brd/vi...hp?f=18&t=2430

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Hey that's enough playing grabass in my station! Time to start doing this like we mean it.

New chassis installed, rear driveshaft stretched, hooked up headlights.

He agreed on the sketch so i got both of the bed panels rough cut.

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Oh yes please.
That body has so many different directions it could go for builds.
Mind overload..ahahaha
I want one.
The longer wheel base with the bed you started looks fantastic.
I can see it already.
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Old 03-22-2019, 10:11 PM
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Fenders, compartment doors, chassis supports, braces... anyway, it's all a single piece and damn close to actually being a bed now.

Federal Q siren made from a beacon lens and some plastic sheet.
A 2 fly extension ladder that works by pulling the halyard



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