The Fire Museum has collected many period photos of classic 20th Century fire apparatus. Many of these photos feature the many rigs that served in the Old Fire Station that now is at the heart of the Fire Museum, such as the classic 1947 American LaFrance Pumper.
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A group shot from 1928 with the 1913 ALF Type 10 triple combination pumper, 1919 Mack AC triple combination pumper and 1927 American LaFrance Deluge Wagon.
The classic 1919 Mack AC "bulldog" triple combination pumper at the ready for the next call circa 1930.
The 1927 American LaFrance Deluge Wagon, circa 1930.
Circa 1950 with the 1947 American La France 700 Series 100’ Tractor drawn aerial ladder truck and a 700 Series pumper.
The 1947 American LaFrance tractor drawn aerial ladder on the ramp of the Old Fire Station in 1955.
The 1959 Mack B Rescue Truck at the Old Fire Station.
Circa 1960, the 1959 Mack Rescue, a 1947 American LaFrance 700 Series Pumper and a 1938 Ahrens-Fox Model HT Pumper.
The 1973 Mack CF 75’ Tower Ladder, 1975 Mack CF Pumper, 1959 Mack B Rescue Truck and the 1947 ALF 700 Pumper (in reserve) wait for the next alarm.
I agree with Tom S that a little noise and distress would help take these to the next level, but what you've done here is wonderful. The photos and models themselves are really well done, and the concept is great.
If you like, GIMP is a free photo editor you can use to add "noise" and such to these for a more authentic look. It's bascially a free Photoshop. You can play with the coloring and give them a discolored or bleached look as well.
Old photos is something I have yet to try with LEGO yet but you've done a good job with these. I would have some of these framed and hanging on my wall if I were you. :D