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Engine 3, "Maverick"
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Timberwolf body


Hydraulic ladder rack lowering. Note the "ENGINE 3" lettering




Rear-mount pump compartment


Pump compartment with the roll-up door open.


Rosenbauer NH-series 100 GPM pump


Compartment doors open.


Fully compartmented rescue-style Timberwolf body with ladders and one hard suction hose.


Six-man Kenworth T470 EDC cab. Note the roof and body angles and lines, very similar to the real Kenworth T470


Bumper monitor.


Bumper monitor in action.


Driver's side cab steps with recessed hosereel.


Quick-attack line being used.


The bumper monitor has a 120-degree side-to-side radius of operation.


Officer's side cab steps with recessed intake valves.


Step intakes being used.


Bumper ground sweeper-sprayer nozzles. They are used to extinguish buring embers on the road before the tires roll over them.


Body-mounted ground sweeper-sprayer nozzles.


The rear of the truck is angled for the maximum angle of departure.

Cab roof front and custom Federal Signal lightbar.

The following photos are from Engine 3's performance tests


Engine 3 working its way down a fire trail.


E-3 rounding a bend.


E-3 in the grassland.


Hill climb test


Hill climb test


Roll test. More information below.


E-3 topping the hill.


E-3 on a bed of medium-sized rocks.


Landscape transition.


E-3 on a bed of large boulders.


E-3 on dirt.


E-3's roll/dirt test


E-3 posing for a photo.


E-3's second hill climb test


E-3 climbing the second hill.

Engine 3 is a brand-new 2011 Kenworth T470 with a Rosenbauer Timberwolf body. It is the first Timberwolf and the first Kenworth T470 known to exist in Lego. The cab is a four-door Kenworth T470 Extended Day Cab. It will fit 6 firefighters in full wildland gear. The body is a Rosenbauer Timberwolf, equipped with all the features it has to offer. Engine 3 boasts multiple intakes, a bumper monitor, ground sprayers, and a 100 GPM PTO-driven Rosenbauer NH-series pump. It features a 750-Gallon water tank, and the truck can be supplemented by Tankers when needed. It is also equipped with a Rosenbauer FixMix foam system with biodegradeable foam specially formulated for White Ridge Fire/Rescue. The truck is NFPA 1901 acceptable as a wildland and structural engine. It also has a Federal Signal Q2B siren and custom Federal Signal lightbar.

Engine 3 was tilt-table tested at the Rosenbauer plant. Its roll point is an impressive 45 degrees. At angles of 45 degrees and under, Engine 3 will remain safely on all four tires and can operate at normal capacity. The pump will operate in both forward and reverse gears, providing full pump-and-roll capability in any direction.

Engine 3 will serve White Ridge for many years to come. It will operate as a wildland engine 95% of the time, with the other 5% being a structural engine for the small camps and isolated structures in White Ridge's wildland, forests, mountains, and other hard-to-reach areas.

**NOTES**
After 4+ weeks of waiting and less than a dollar's worth of parts bought, she's finally ready. I love it, and the little details are what I think make the truck as good as it is. I had fun with the hosereel in the steps, the body, and the bumper turret. White Ridge's second Kenworth of many turned out better than I thought it would.

I've heard Rosenbauer described as "Expensive and eccentric", but when I saw the Timberwolf, I just had to have it. The thing was, I just couldn't stand having another International. There are too many! So I turned to my go-to manufacturer, Kenworth Truck Co. The T470 was the perfect choice. It's "The medium-duty bridge to the heavy-duty family". So I started from scratch, building the truck around the SNOT-ed grille. It is surprisingly very stable. Using the Extended Day Cab version of the T470 allowed me to make it a 6-man cab, and have that great angle on the back of the cab. And thus, this truck was born. And it's gonna be here for a long time. The nickname comes from my mind, and E-3 truly is the maverick of the fleet.

I personally love it, and I had a ton of fun building it. Let me know what you think!



Comments

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  May 31, 2013
COOL ENGENE
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  September 25, 2011
It would be interesting to see your department handle a large wild fire. (Hint, hint)
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  August 26, 2011
lol! wow! it s so cool to see it in action! toping the hill is my fav!!! great truck james! the features are...beyond! and those great front fenders! i worked on my fire trucks too! great work james!
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  July 15, 2011
What can I say that hasnt been said? Amazing work, my friend.
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  July 13, 2011
Great job, James!! When I found out you were building this I just couldn't wait to see it. You didn't disappoint!! Definitely one of your best!! It was worth the wait. Keep up the good work!! God bless, Michael Morrison
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  July 13, 2011
yay now post E-4
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  July 13, 2011
Lovely shaping. The compartments and doors seem to make it even more pleasing. Great work, keep it up.
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  July 13, 2011
Love the new rig James. Our tanker and mini pumper are both Rosenbauers, and you caught the pump panel allmost perfect. And I like the off road testing pics. Is this rig gonna run mutual aid? Keep it going! -MM
  July 13, 2011
Stunning Engine James.love the flip down ladder and that Rosenbauer pump is genius. The front wheel arches are awesome. The cab its self is amazing love the intakes and hoseline on the steps really nice touches. Also the sprayer nozzles are another awesome detail to this beutiful rig. Love all the tests you put her through, it just shoes how good it really is. You never disappoint. One of your best builds yet. Can`t wait to see her at an incident. 5/5
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  July 13, 2011
Looks good. One of your best so far. Keep up the great work.
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  July 13, 2011
Normally I'm not one to comment on brush trucks, but this is amazing! Everything from the top hydraulic ladder to the ground sweepers at the bottom are perfect. This may be your best rig yet.
James Kontoules
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Blazing Lights
  July 12, 2011
I love it. I used to drive a rosenbauer rig years ago... I would definitely like to see that Kenworth cab in six wide though... maybe seven stud offset body... just a thought. but don't change a thing! awesome rig!
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  July 12, 2011
James, I really love this. I think this is one of your best builds I've seen! Great work bro.
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  July 12, 2011
Not sure how much I am liking the cab here, James. The bumper and steps look great, as does the grille, but I'm just not so sure on the 4/6 wide concept. Other than that, looks like a great truck. Love all the decals!
 
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