Truck 372 is a 1975 Mack CF 75ft Baker Aerialscope. Truck 372 was sent for a total overhaul at the P.L.F.D shops and recieved an enclosed cab, new bucket, double water cannon guns, new 75ft ladder, all new stabilizers, roll-up compartments, and all new warning lights. She will serve the P.L.F.D for many years to come. Truck 372 will be quartered at Station 1 Liberty St.
Credit for the design of this truck goes to Lego Fire Museum. The boom still needs some work done to it, but for the most part she is well on her way to serving the Portage Lego Fire Department and surrounding areas.
After some time now, I have started to bulid another aerialscope. It will have an open cab, be all red and it will have a storage compartment on top of the cab. So be watching for an update here by the end of the weekend.
Thanks guys. Like I said it was fun to build. I got the cab of another CF done and I am trying to decide whether to build another engine, rescue, ladder, or even another aerialscope. The possibilities are endless. I guess I will come up with something tonight on LDD and go from there. I found a forum where there is a bunch of Mack's from the A all the way up to the MR. Great source of photo's. I actually thought about building the Super Pumper today. :)
I haven't been able to comment all day. It's so good, I couldn't even put a comment together. It's simply beautiful. Every little detail compliments the other. The cab is perfect, and the body is great. It could use some finalizing, just make it studless and you're set. The only thing you should change is adding a Q. Change nothing else. Beautiful truck, absolutely beautiful.
I like this for a lot of reasons. First, it has a great color scheme. Fire trucks are supposed to be red, but if you going to go against that rule, then white is the way to go. I like white with red stripes in particular because that is the color scheme for Harwich, MA, apparatus. So when I see white & red I think Cape Cod and summer vacation.
Next, the cab enclosure is really good. Not all enclosed Mack CF cabs had doors flush to the sides. You have done a nice job showing this.
The outriggers are nice too. Believe it or not, the outriggers were the hardest part for me to do on my first Aerialscope. I like the way you did them. They are simple and look just right.
I have two suggestions. First, you might want to add a roll up door in the back for your ground ladder storage. With the nice refurbishment done on this truck I am sure that P.L.F.D shops would have done something like that.
Next, add a Q. You have to have a Federal Q on a Mack. Electronic sirens just don't cut it. Real fire trucks deserve real sirens.
Keep up the good work.
Thanks Guys. It sure was a fun build. I first did it in LDD then just went from there. I did not order it from there, I just built it with the pieces I had. There is another Mack CF on the way. Just got done with the cab tonight. I don't know what it will be yet so stay tuned. :)I am thinking about just turning the whole P.L.F.D into an all Mack department. Not sure yet though. I like seagraves, but just love those Mack CF's.
Oh by the way Matt, if you call for mutual aid for a ladder, you can bet the 75 footer will be on the road. :)
Nice job with this tower! Reminds me of a Mack tower I did wayyy back when I first started 6 wides. I see some pieces though have seen better days. It actually works for this rig though because Macks are classic work horses and it gives it an appearance that this tower has seen its share of action!