Posted 6 years ago
I have down loaded a few pictures of my Models. I built over the last 45 years. No some did not make it to today. Feel apart or too many lost pieces. I have displayed my Models ever since I built them. The E-1 TeleSquirt I built in 1983. It won the Best Fire Apparatus of Show at Toledo Collector Toy Show. It is using parts from 2 AMT Kits. American LaFrance Engine & Ford City Delivery Truck. This is a Truck my Dad Drove on Toledo Fire Dept. Many scratch built assemblies like the Boom & Stabilizing Jacks. I have built Scale 1/32 & 1/25 replicas of the Fire Truck my Dad & I drove during our Fire Fighting Careers. My Prize Possession is the First Kits by Revell of all 5 American Fire Fighters. It is a Effort by my Dad & I to obtain all kits. He Built the Water Tower & Hook & Ladder. I found the Steamer, Chemical Wagon & Hose wagon at a Toy Show. Next Picture is a AMT 1969 Corvair Wheel stander. The other kit was the AMT Boss Nova Wagon mid engine wagon. I bought them both at a Clearance sale. The Nova wagon was built to replicate a Stock Nova Wagon & The Corvair got the Chassis. Fun Build. The next picture is on all that I could fit in Display of my Model Fire Apparatus. 75+ models. Hot Wheels & Matchbox scale all the way up to my Original Tonka Trucks Engine & Ladder. Texaco Engine is by far the Largest. Last picture is of a AMT Kits Papas Bandag Bandit & American LaFrance Engine. Built a Tele Squirt Boom. This Pumper is powered by a Detroit Diesel V-12 over 2000 gpm pump capacity. It is based on a Real truck I discovered back in the 1970's. It did not have a Boom. The other Truck is a 1974 Jeep AS32-P13-A Crash RIV. Has Halon & Purple K Tanks on back. It is a replica of the real US Air Force fire truck. I read a Article by some man that is supposed to be a expert Builder. That distroyed his Models with various thing? If I did that I would have had a VERY SORE BEHIND. I did not have many toys growing up. MY Dad a Fire Fighter did not make very much money when I was a Kid. Mater of FACT. He made $2.65 a Hour in the 1960's. So we took care of our Toys. They had to last. I still have my American Flyer Train Set from Christmas 1958. I completely rebuilt it over last couple of years. It is a part of my 5 engine Train set in my Basement of every type of Train. From a Rocket Launcher to a Freight & Passenger Train. I also have a Real Chevrolet SSR & a Schwin Bike. Now to find my 1957 Goton Fire Chief Pedal Car that got throw out because no parts were availible to restore . I have not seen one any were.