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A CAD design of Steam Fire Engine
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A CAD design of Steam Fire Engine




This CAD design is based on an

American Fire Engine Company's Metropolitan Fire Pumper. The Metropolitan model Horse Drawn Steam Fire Engine was the largest model pumper made by American Fire Engine Company, and was made from 1898 to 1904. In 1903 the LaFrance Fire Engine Company joined with the American Fire Engine Company to become the American LaFrance Fire Engine Company.




The finished MOC
Old Fire Engine Number 1



More information below these photos











NEW!!

Second version (actually rev3.5)







An actual Metropolitan Fire Pumper



This CAD design is to create an Old Steam Fire Engine No. 1 to go with the my Old Central Fire Station.
I looked at horse drawn hand pumps, they just didn't interest me. I decided instead to work on a horse drawn steam fire engine.
I know of a few MOCs of steam fire engines;
Lego Fire Museum Inc.'s 1888 Clapp and Jones First Size Steam Fire Engine,
Josh Baakko's 1880's Steam Fire Engine,
and Greg Nation's Horse Drawn Steam Fire Engine (Early 1900's).


Each of the horse collars will be made with 2 Light Bley 4696b Pneumatic T Pieces and black pneumatic tubing.
Black heavier sting for the horse traces from the horse collars to the singletrees, lighter brown sting for the reins, and bell pull.
And I'll create a pair of "1" stickers, and add some gold pin stripping.

There is one "legal" LEGO problem, do you see it?

I have trial built most of the this and have ordered the "color-parts" I am missing.

Well, what do you'll think?

The Home of Republic of Texas Navy in LEGOs is right here on MOCpages.

enjoy

kurt

Notes:
  • RTS - Republic of Texas Ship
  • RTN - Republic of Texas Navy
  • LNA - Lego Naval Architect





Comments

 I made it 
  March 13, 2011
Quoting Lego Fire Museum Inc. I would really like to see this in bricks. It is a smart looking steamer. I like the details that you have in this such as the aches frame over the front wheels and the way the hoses are mounted. Those were details that gave me a lot of trouble on my steamer so I appreciate how well you have designed these and the steamer in general. The horse harnesses also are very good.
Thanks I am glad you like it! And I am underway on the phys bricks build, I had to order parts. I'll post it in a few weeks.
Quoting Lego Fire Museum Inc. The only suggestion I have is that the boiler should be bigger. If this is a first rate steamer the boiler should be significantly higher than the driverís seat. I think that this would look great with the Central Fire Station.
You are right! I was so focused on making it small, I made it too small!! So see "second version" above, I made the boiler 1.5 studs (30 LUs) taller. I also raised the bell and I lowered the hose attachment points by 1 stud and moved them back 1 stud, to clear the rear wheel tops. I think it looks better now. What do you think?
 I like it 
  March 12, 2011
I would really like to see this in bricks. It is a smart looking steamer. I like the details that you have in this such as the aches frame over the front wheels and the way the hoses are mounted. Those were details that gave me a lot of trouble on my steamer so I appreciate how well you have designed these and the steamer in general. The horse harnesses also are very good. The only suggestion I have is that the boiler should be bigger. If this is a first rate steamer the boiler should be significantly higher than the driverís seat. I think that this would look great with the Central Fire Station.
 
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