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Old Fire Engine Number 1
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Old Fire Engine Number 1




This MOC's design is based on an

American Fire Engine Company's

Metropolitan Fire Pumper.


The Metropolitan model Horse Drawn Steam Fire Engine was the largest model pumper made by American Fire Engine Company, and was made from 1898 to 1904. In 1903 the LaFrance Fire Engine Company joined with the American Fire Engine Company to become the American LaFrance Fire Engine Company.


This Old Fire Engine Number 1 - MOC

was to created to go with the my

Old Central Fire Station.



This MOC's CAD design (look at the second version - actually rev3.5) of Steam Fire Engine is here:






More information below these photos





























An actual Metropolitan Fire Pumper




There is a series of photos of a Metropolitan Fire Pumper here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr38/3089849574/in/photostream




I looked at horse drawn hand pumps, they just didn't interest me. I decided instead to work on a horse drawn steam fire engine.
I know of a few MOCs of steam fire engines;
Lego Fire Museum Inc.'s 1888 Clapp and Jones First Size Steam Fire Engine,
Josh Baakko's 1880's Steam Fire Engine,
and Greg Nation's Horse Drawn Steam Fire Engine (Early 1900's).



Each of the horse collars (with hames)

is made with 2 Light Bley 4696b Pneumatic T Pieces and black pneumatic tubing.
Black heavier sting for the horse traces from the horse collars to the singletrees, lighter brown sting for the reins, and bell pull.

There is one "legal" LEGO problem, do you see it?



The Home of Republic of Texas Navy in LEGOs is right here on MOCpages.

enjoy

kurt

Notes:
  • RTS - Republic of Texas Ship
  • RTN - Republic of Texas Navy
  • LNA - Lego Naval Architect






Comments

 I like it 
  July 15, 2011
Gorgeous. The details are amazing and look to be complete. Thanks for adding on the link and pics to the real Metropolitain Engine. Makes it that much better.
 I like it 
  April 29, 2011
This is by far the best horse drawn fire apparatus on the pages!!!! The details are spot on! Top notch job! Keep up the fantastic job!
 I like it 
  April 21, 2011
Superbly accurate. Love it!~H
 I like it 
  April 20, 2011
Stunning, true toymanship!
 I like it 
  April 19, 2011
incredible
 I like it 
  April 19, 2011
Amazing!
 I like it 
  April 19, 2011
Amazing amazing work. I'd have to say you nailed this one right on. Wish I could see it in person. Great work
 I like it 
  April 19, 2011
AWESOME!!
 I like it 
  April 19, 2011
This work is AMAZING, Well done ! Thank you for this great moc ! Compliments !
 I made it 
  April 19, 2011
Quoting Nick Pascale You have a great eye for detail and nostalgia! Well done!
Thank you, I am glad you enjoy my LEGO work! I have a bunch of "stuff" in the pipe! Getting ready for Brick Fiesta http://brickfiesta.com/ .
 I made it 
  April 19, 2011
Quoting Allan Hall great job, old number 1 looks fine. are the stickers custom or from a set.
I am glad you like it! The gold pinstriping is from the Sticker sheet for the Technic Star Wars C-3PO 8007 set. http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=8007stk01 I have used this one sheet for all three of my fire engines http://www.mocpages.com/folder.php/121149 The 2 "Number 1" "decals" are clear laser address labels printed by me on my printer, stuck on the 2 Pearl Gold 4150 Tile, round 2x2.
 I like it 
  April 19, 2011
You have a great eye for detail and nostalgia! Well done!
 I like it 
  April 19, 2011
great job, old number 1 looks fine. are the stickers custom or from a set.
 
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