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GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2020 5:19:27 AM
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Really like that 8 wheel MAN with 'high sided' or,bulk tipper.The straight box with diagonal strips.Looks really good.Cool
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From left to right: MAN 30-381VFK 8x4/4 truck fitted with a Müller tipping unit (Conrad model being modified) and IVECO 300.25 AHB 8x4/4 truck with Liebherr HTM904 concrete mixer (modified Conrad model).

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The MAN carrier - originally a 4-axle hooklift Atlas tipper - "inherited" the IVECO tipping unit:







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The IVECO carrier received a Liebherr 9m3 concrete mixer from the surplus box:







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Late 70s in West-Germany:



Mercedes-Benz 1632 4x2/2 truck fitted with an Ackermann sheeted dropside body and Ackermann 1+1-axle covered dropside trailer (modified NZG models)







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In Germany still, but short after both parts of the country reunited:







MAN 24 242 FNL 6x2/2 truck fitted with a mobile box chassis (modified Conrad model) and Kögel AWE 18 1+1-axle mobile box chassis trailer, carrying 2 Kögel EN 71 mobile dropside bodies of 7.10 metres each (Conrad model and loads)



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Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:29:52 AM
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In the USA during the 60s/70s, pumpers present in numerous Fire Department intervention fleets:





- Left: Pirsch 41 C3 4x2/2 pumper (Corgi model),
- right: Mack C 95F 4x2/2 pumper (Signature Models unit).

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Conventional pumper produced by Peter Pirsch & Sons Company:







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The Mack competitor with its famous C.O.E. architecture cab, which will inspire generations of fire engine designers, including American LaFrance' or Seagrave's, either in conventionally-closed or torpedo arrangement:







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During the eighties, the TOPAS Project ("Tankfahrzeug mit optimalen passiven und aktiven Sicherheitseinrichtungen" , which could be translated by "Tanker with optimal passive and active safety systems") is launched in West-Germany.
The project includes Mercedes-Benz (trucks manufacturer), Haller Fahrzeugbau (German tankers manufacturer) and the German road carrier Raab-Kärcher, in charge of testing these combinations, incorporating many technical innovations at that time (*).
An example of the 2nd generation of units tested by the road haulage company, reproduced in a 1/50 scale by Lion Toys:







Mercedes-Benz 1838 LS 4x2/2 tractor and 3-axle Haller TOPAS 39 hydrocarbons tank semi-trailer (modified Lion Toys models),



Note (*): the numerous technical innovations (self-supporting tank with no chassis, rear-view camera, ABS brake system on all axles, low-drag skirting on truck and semi...) resulted in a too expensive combination to attract haulage companies. The project was then dropped around mid-90s.
Interestingly enough, most of what was considered as innovations at that time, has now been incorporated into heavy vehicles design.

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A TOPAS combination:



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New combinations construction in progress using Conrad, Gescha and Lion Car bits and pieces:





- left: DAF FTG 3305 6x2/4 tractor (Lion Car model being modified) and Liebherr HTM1001 2-axle concrete mixer semi-trailer (Gescha model being modified),
- right: MAN 27-414DF 6x4/2 truck fitted with a removable tipper chassis and an Atlas ARK 161 removable unit hydraulic arm (Conrad model and element being modified) and an Akermann-Fruehauf AWL18 removable tipper 1+1-axle drawbar trailer (Lion Car model being modified) carrying 2 Atlas removable tipping units (Conrad elements).

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Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020 4:48:30 AM
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GuyM wrote:
In the USA during the 60s/70s, pumpers present in numerous Fire Department intervention fleets [...]

Seagrave is a major american fire-engines manufacturer, still in existence today.
In the 50s, his "70th Anniversary Series" bonneted cab-type vehicles were a success and were manufactured in his Columbus (Ohio) plant. Produced during almost 20 years with little changes, various types of vehicles could be then found in most Ohio fire brigades and were successful outside the State borders as well.
Two vehicles of the Columbus Fire Department fleet, nicely reproduced in a 1/50 scale by Corgi:





- left: Seagrave 400-B 4x2/2 pumper,
- right: Seagrave 900-T 4x2/2 tractor with Seagrave TDA 85' 1-axle 85ft aerial ladder semi-trailer.

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The Seagrave pumper:







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The tractor-drawn aerial ladder, which for European people like me, is emblematic of US fire engines:







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Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020 5:04:44 AM
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If Corgi only upgraded a 1960s Corgi Toys mold for their American LaFrance aerial ladder model (top picture: Corgi Toys model at left, "revisited" Corgi model at right), the Corgi TDA 85' Seagrave is a very specific model, a true replica of the real unit (bottom picture):





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