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Green Goddess
A Bedford Green Goddess Fire Engine
About this creation
Here is my latest labour of love, the classic Green Goddess fire engine.

My creation is 8-wide and has the following features:
-Removable cab roof
-Extendable ladder
-Opening tool lockers containing a radio, shovel, axe, spanner, oxygen cylinders, hammer and megaphone
-2 hose reels and hose storage on the rear of the vehicle
-Seating for 4 crew
-Spare wheel on roof
-A search light and bell mounted on the cab

A little bit of history about the Green Goddess.
This was built by Bedford between 1953 and 1956 for the Auxiliary Fire Service. It's actual name is the Bedford RLHZ Self Propelled Pump.
It was designed primarily to pump water from rivers and lakes into towns and cities in the event of a nuclear strike on Britain. Multiple Green Goddesses can be linked up in a relay system to pump water over long distances.
It's secondary role was as a Fire Engine. The Auxiliary Fire Service regularly used these to support the regular fire service until 1968 when the AFS was disbanded.
The Green Goddesses were then mothballed but occasionally used by the armed forces. Recently they were used in the fire service strike in 2002/2003 and in the strike in the late 1970s.
Now all the Green Goddesses have been de-commissioned as appliances in the UK.
Quite a few have been auctioned off and some now serve as working fire service appliances in poorer countries.

Hope you enjoy looking at my version.
Please feel free to comment and rate.



















The Old and the New side by side.



Comments

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  August 5, 2013
Marvellous! I love the detail, hosereels in the right place, lockers too, even the spotlight on the cab roof, I can almost hear the roar of the straight 6 petrol engine!! I'm in the process of doing a c1950's British County Borough brigade, 5 in build at the mo, hopefully finish soon!
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  November 15, 2012
Great creationism!
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  October 17, 2012
Perfect! This looks just right, especially in the B&W photo. The front/radiator is especially good, very Bedford. It reminds me childhood and strikes in the 70s.
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  September 10, 2012
Very nice creation, love it I've been in one of these very basic inside but some equipment is still used in modern fire appliances. Also the 4x4 ability is a great thing to have. And northern Ireland had them painted yellow by the DOE, department of environment in the last firefighter strike.
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  November 29, 2011
Wow Andy, that's so cool. Great shaping and great details as always. And it's in Minifig scale with a lot of possibilities to play with it. Kids would love it (once it's built) :-)) Great job!
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  November 29, 2011
Hi Andy. We'd love to have you with us in Classic Race Teams - you could build a car (16-18 wide) for any of the existing teams or start your own - any one you like from 1950s to 1970s.
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  September 10, 2011
Pretty close to perfect. This is perhaps your most accurate model on MOCpages - it's beautiful. Awesome detailing = 5 stars
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  August 21, 2011
Love it, very realistic. Great use of those toy story soldiers aswell!
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  July 3, 2011
Very nice, green machine.....
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  June 19, 2011
very cool and retro andy! the history is also a great one, it s interesting to know they could be linked together! great work andy!!!
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  June 18, 2011
now this is what Lego is all about!
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  June 14, 2011
Awesome MOC. Looks very different to the traditional red fire engine. I really like this in green.
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  June 14, 2011
Andy, this is a beaut! You do such great work. I can tell when something is dear to you when you post it here. You have done your usual wonderful job of packing it with working detail. I like this quite a bit my friend. Keep it up. Regards, Eric.
 I like it 
  June 13, 2011
What a beautiful truck. Without knowing the original vehicle, I could almost guess it's an accurate reproduction, you've made here.
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  June 13, 2011
this is a very interesting rig and a great history lesson! i dont know much about british fire apparatus but this was very interesting and i looked up on google for images of the real rigs and this is really close! great job!
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  June 13, 2011
A beauty, and super-accurate. Haven't seen one of these for a while..
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  June 12, 2011
Excellent. :). Very accurate and great fun at mini fig scale. I remember these driving around during the strike action. The army did a great job as did you. Makes you proud to be british :)
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  June 12, 2011
This looks awesome!
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  June 12, 2011
Nice work.
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  June 12, 2011
i really love it, a total classic, i keep thinking about building one, the pump panel is really nicely done, as is the cab interior, great work.
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  June 12, 2011
Just great, a fantastic Fire engine!
 
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