Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

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Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

Postby perry » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:44 pm

Heya guys,

As some of you may all ready know I'm Perry and im 18. My plan is to build a scania fire appliance with as much working bits as possible! I am not paticulary copying any fire appliance but im taking odds 'n' sods from other appliances to make my dream model! The plan so far is to have the Scania CP31 (large) crewcab with a 4.3m wheelbase chassi. I would love to have working lockers with all the kit inside pluss ladder gantries and ladders of course! im also looking at a winch (3racing?) to mount on the front and im also debating weather this should be a 4x4 spec appliance or a standard 2x4. Im also going to try and do alot of in cab detiling wich will be tricky but im sure with the friendly and helpfull advice on here il have any problems solved in no time!

Here are some basic design plans (nothing for definate)

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Re: Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

Postby perry » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:28 pm

Woops forgot to ask about the lockers! as far as I can see it there is no easy way to make fully realistic, tough, durable Lockers but Im certain its posible if you no how! does anyone have any experiance in making lockers or ideas on how I could do it?

Cheers guys,
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Re: Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

Postby lee172 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:57 pm

i know plasticard is a big fave with the modders, its availavle in various thickness as well, so can be as durable as you want.. also, i'd make it a 4x2 ;)
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Re: Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

Postby perry » Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:27 am

Cheers mate! I was thinking of plasticard myself but im not 100% sure how it will roll up, i think there is going to be alot of prototypes! lol
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Re: Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

Postby h.g.v.1 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:11 pm

COOL design program you have there...All the best on you build...

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Re: Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

Postby perry » Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:46 pm

Graham the design program is google sketchup 7 its free to download and fairly simple to use once you get use to the basics. its brilliant!

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Re: Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

Postby gaz » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:41 pm

great idea for a build mate!!!

the best man i know of with the plasticard is avitman, have a look at his volvo wrecker, should give you some food for thought.

liking the idea of the 4x4 appliance though, should be fairly straight forward, just need some tlt axles and hilift gearbox.
if your not bothered about the 3 speed, look at a axial gearbox as they are bullet proof

ill keep watching this one mate!!!
flub wrote:Ill be honest Gaz if tamiya bring out the latest volvo with xxl gobstopper cab then i may be very tempted (cant believe i just admitted it that to Gaz of all people)

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Re: Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

Postby perry » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:03 pm

Cheer's Gaz, that volvo is an amazing build I must say, I'm Sure il learn alot from it :D My inital idea was to use Plasticard glued on to a brass subframe and mounted onto the chassi, But now im thinking just use a thicker plasticard with a plastic tube subframe? I think there will be alot of trial and error :lol:
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Re: Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

Postby ady2101 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:53 am

good luck with your build mate going to be a amazing truck when your finished

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Re: Scania Fire Appliance (my first build)

Postby avitman » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:15 am

good look with the build mate just dont rush it and you will get there in the end

what do you think of this
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