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JAYTOWN VOLUNTEER FD E-1 (RETIRED)
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  July 7, 2011
Awesome work. The truck itself it high quality in itself. The addition of the LED lights only makes it that much better.
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  April 19, 2011
Quoting paul mc keever you do know the lego company sells lights with its power functions stuff i bought a set of lights for 6.99 u.s. dollars
Yes i am aware however those lights are $7 for just two. I pay $1 per light with over 20 lights. I did make the mistake of buying a custom light bar which is where it got expensive. my next truck will have the cheap bulbs only :P but twice as many.
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  April 16, 2011
you do know the lego company sells lights with its power functions stuff i bought a set of lights for 6.99 u.s. dollars
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  April 12, 2011
Pretty great firetruck man
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  April 10, 2011
This is one awesome detailed 8 wide! Way too capture as many features as possible. Great craftsmanship! Very cool with the lights.
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  April 9, 2011
Quoting Matt Jacobsen after reading about the wiring and how much work you put into this i cant believe you would want to see it! your craftsmanship really shows in this rig! but i do agree, if you have to sell this truck, sell just the wiring if you could. the wiring sounds like its worth more alone than if it is accompanied with the truck.
I would much rather prefer that I could just scrap the whole engine and lights and use them on the new one. But that would really do no good other then make it ten times more messy and crazy with wires then this one is. I can't sell lights alone cuz they are glued into 1x1 technic bricks. In all reality the only problem I did wrong was purchase the dumb through bluelinediecast.com rather then Being more creative and using all Legos. I should have my medic unit and battalion parts arriving this week. Not planning on lighting either of them but I could look at the possibilty if I can use E-1 lights on them. In that case I could scrap it. :)
  April 9, 2011
I say keep it. For all the work you put into it you deserve to keep it.
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  April 9, 2011
Fantastic is all I can say! I'm speechless!
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  April 9, 2011
after reading about the wiring and how much work you put into this i cant believe you would want to see it! your craftsmanship really shows in this rig! but i do agree, if you have to sell this truck, sell just the wiring if you could. the wiring sounds like its worth more alone than if it is accompanied with the truck.
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  April 8, 2011
As everyone else has said, this truck is fantastic! I would not sell it either. In fact, I think you would be better off scrapping this truck to build your new Pierce Arrow XT, and just buy any parts that you can't pull from this one. As for selling it on eBay, if you do go through with it, I can tell you that the chance of you making your money back for the lights is incredibly slim.. $140 is a lot to spend just on lights, and I would estimate this truck to go for between $70 to $100 on eBay. In the end, you'd be better off selling the lights and wiring, and just using the parts from this truck to build your new Pierce.
 I made it 
  April 8, 2011
Quoting Bob K I agree. Even without the lighting, the truck is very well built and finely detailed. The working LED lighting is a great touch! I read somewhere that you were going to sell the truck on ebay. DON'T! Its too good to sell. I am curious about the electrical work. How much space to the wires take inside the truck? Does it interfere with the minifigs inside the cab? I'm very curious to see how the wires are tucked away and if there are any modifications to the Lego bricks to allow for the wires to pass without being pinched. Keep up the great work! Bob K
Thanks Bob, :) the only reason i consider selling it is because this truck was a money pit. not necessarily the legos but the lights them-self cost about 140 total i think. For the top main light bar and two rear rotating lights was 80 alone because they were custom colored. I bought them through a company called blue line diecast. I was not satisfied with them at all. they do give the truck a little more realism but too expensive and not cool enough for the price. but i would prefer my next truck to use legos for the light bar and light it with the other individual bulbs i used for the side led lighting. they have a fast/slow flash pattern and cost 1.90 a bulb and are just tiny, cheap and awesome. Wiring this engine was a headache, there is a total of 22 led lights in this truck all with a positive and negative wire that needed to be run through to the back. wires are very clean and kept tight in the cab. Mini figs can still sit in cab and not notice wires. as far as compartments the front has a few wires that run through, the middle is taken up by a 9v battery and the back compartment i lego'd it shut, it is just a mess of wiring lol. i used 2 and 3 hole technic bricks to run wires through the truck. I did however drill a total of 5 holes in the legos. 2 for the main light bar, 2 for the on off switch, and 1 for the bumper lights to be wired into the main power source of the truck. I designed a 2011 Pierce Arrow XT PUC on LDD and put twice as many details into it. So far it is consisting of 41 led lights and that is if i dont decide to do headlights and taillights again. I believe everyone that has been blown away by this truck will really have to hang on for the PUC. I did post a few pics of its design. I am extremely satisfied with how it looks on LDD meaning it looks that much better in real bricks. unfortunately i believe E-1 may have to be sacrificed to pay for cost of the PUC. Also the PUC is half the price so i will also be able to build a ladder in the future. I will not be selling for a profit. Just to hopefully get the moneys worth of lights back. I will post pics of this trucks wiring shortly.
 I like it 
  April 8, 2011
I agree. Even without the lighting, the truck is very well built and finely detailed. The working LED lighting is a great touch! I read somewhere that you were going to sell the truck on ebay. DON'T! Its too good to sell. I am curious about the electrical work. How much space to the wires take inside the truck? Does it interfere with the minifigs inside the cab? I'm very curious to see how the wires are tucked away and if there are any modifications to the Lego bricks to allow for the wires to pass without being pinched. Keep up the great work! Bob K
  April 5, 2011
Very nice work. The lights are really nice, but even without them this is a very well built truck with lots of nice details. Keep up the good work.
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  April 5, 2011
Hi there, I couldn´t find a word to describe exactly what I see and how I feel looking at your creation, so all I have to say is a big woooowwwww that rig of your´s is just f..... awesome dude the colours are amazing and look at those flashing lights they´re everywhere like on a real engine. You´ve hit a homerun whit that one. CHAPEAU like the french would say. Keep up the good work. A+++
 I made it 
  April 5, 2011
Quoting paul mc keever where do you get the lights from?
i made all the lights on the truck. I just used 1.8 mm led bulbs and glued and wired them behind 1x1 transparent red bricks.
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  April 4, 2011
where do you get the lights from?
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  April 3, 2011
This is even more amazing with the lights
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  April 1, 2011
awesome! i have seen a lot of lego rigs and its not often that i see one that blows me away! great job! also nice website! keep up the great work!
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  April 1, 2011
This is really cool! Keep up the good work!
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  April 1, 2011
The lights add lots of value to your work! Very nice truck!
  March 31, 2011
This is too good a truck to go with just 2 likes. Join County 60 Command and add this truck to the group. There are 85 members and I am sure that they will appreciate this truck. http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/701
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  March 31, 2011
WOW!!!!! That is SWEET! I love it! I just can't think of a word to describe it, it's that good!
 
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