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GuyM
Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2021 5:03:32 AM
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Vitesse - Portuguese model producer - realized in the 80s various Saurer trucks (the famous Swiss truck manufacturer). Some of these models were later taken-over by Corgi (S4C trucks) and Tek Hoby (S4C trucks, 1CR1D coaches and 3CT1D box vans or fire-engine trucks...).
Two of their products, sold as 1/43 units by Vitesse, while they are... exact 1/50 models!





- left: coach with Seitz Typ Wallis II open-top body on a Saurer 1CR1D 4x2/2 chassis,
- right: Tüscher & Co double cabbed fire-engine pumper body on a Saurer 3CT1D 4x2/2 chassis.

To be continued.
Guy

GuyM
Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2021 5:09:13 AM
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The Swiss Post coach in its open-roof version:







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GuyM
Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2021 5:13:02 AM
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The Basel Fire Department pumper:







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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, April 08, 2021 4:06:27 AM
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GuyM wrote:
Vitesse - Portuguese model producer - realized in the 80s various Saurer trucks (the famous Swiss truck manufacturer). [...] Two of their products, sold as 1/43 units by Vitesse, while they are... exact 1/50 models!


Two other Saurer trucks of the Portuguese model producer:





- left: Saurer 3CT1D 4x2/2 box truck with sheeted integral body,
- right: S4C-45 4x2/2 sheeted dropside truck.

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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, April 08, 2021 4:11:10 AM
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Difficult to travel through Switzerland without seeing any chocolate transport truck:







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GuyM
Posted: Thursday, April 08, 2021 4:18:38 AM
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Difficult as well in those days to find a local Army truck that was not produced by Saurer:







Note: in a foreseeable future, the Swiss Army truck should tow a JuWo FK 58 1-axle field kitchen trailer (Austrian origin) made from a modified Solido model.

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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Monday, April 12, 2021 4:22:02 AM
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GuyM wrote:
"Charge Utile" (THE French magazine dedicated to vintage trucks) has recently embarked in articles related to products of the Spanish truck manufacturer Pegaso. That resulted in me revisiting 2 old Joal Pegasos, which I thought were undersized for 1/50 scale models:

[...]


The trailer behind the Pegaso Comet tractor has since found a new assignment (modifications in progress):





Fordson/Roadless Super Major 4WD 4x4/2 tractor (modified Matchbox model) and Smith (Horley) Morewear Goose 1-axle heavy duty tipping trailer (modified Joal model)





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Guy
GuyM
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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, April 16, 2021 3:50:01 AM
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We cross the Atlantic Ocean to meet an American contractor dealing with landscape maintenance:







Ford F250-Lariat 4x4/2 pick-up truck equipped with 2 portable access ramps (modified Sword model), loaded with a Vermeer CTX 100 skid-steer tracked mini-loader (SpecCast model) and towing a Vermeer BC 1000 XL brush chipper 1-axle trailer unit (modified SpecCast model)



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GuyM
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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:23:47 AM
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GuyM wrote:
Vitesse - Portuguese model producer - realized in the 80s various Saurer trucks (the famous Swiss truck manufacturer). Some of these models were later taken-over by Corgi (S4C trucks) and Tek Hoby [...]


One of the Saurer S4C produced by Corgi, in the livery of a well-known French tires manufacturer:







Saurer S4C-45 4x2/2 dropside truck (Corgi model) loaded with an Alligator Ventilfabrik tires valves wooden crate (modified Corgi load) and 18 Michelin 335/80 R 20 farm tractor tires (Gescha/Conrad elements)



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Guy
GuyM
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Fendt 942 Vario ProfiPlus 4x4/2 tractor equipped with a Fendt Slicer 310 FQ front-mounted disk mower (Siku models)







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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, April 24, 2021 4:13:14 AM
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Back in the USA with 2 fire-engines:





- left: E-One Cyclone II Rescue 4x2/2 intervention truck (Corgi model),
- right: E-One Aerial HP 75 rescue ladder on a Cyclone II 4x2/2 pumper truck (Corgi model).

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GuyM
Posted: Saturday, April 24, 2021 4:18:40 AM
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The rescue truck, specialized in interventions against hazardous materials in Washington DC:







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GuyM
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The rescue ladder unit with an European architecture (ladder turntable fitted at rear, a little bit like most fire-ladder trucks on this "Side of the Pond"):







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Guy






JohnGalt
Posted: Saturday, April 24, 2021 3:29:03 PM

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The fire trucks look great. The aerial ladder is in a configuration that seems to be common in larger US cities. With the work platform on the end of the ladder, it's referred to as a tower ladder. I do remember when most of our ladder trucks had the turntable front-mounted, but it's not as prevalent these days.
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2021 3:42:41 AM
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John,

Many thanks for your clarification.
I had noticed the type of ladder you mentioned (front-mounted) but I didn't know that it was not in favor anymore. For us Europeans, these front-mounted ladders and the trailed ones (with a firemen driving the rear axle) are typical of American fire-engines and mythical in a way, together with the profusion of chromes often seen on US fire trucks.

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Guy
Paul R
Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2021 7:22:15 AM

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GuyM wrote:
John,

Many thanks for your clarification.
I had noticed the type of ladder you mentioned (front-mounted) but I didn't know that it was not in favor anymore. For us Europeans, these front-mounted ladders and the trailed ones (with a firemen driving the rear axle) are typical of American fire-engines and mythical in a way, together with the profusion of chromes often seen on US fire trucks.

Regards.
Guy


I do agree with this comment! I loved American fire trucks as a kid as I thought they looked awesome, especially with the long ladders. Even now I think they are the best looking fire trucks out there.

What would I do to have a ride in one with blues on even now! This almost 50 year old would be a kid again.

Paul R
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Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2021 11:49:13 AM

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100% Agree with Paul,America has the best looking(and sounding) fire trucks.I can spend hours,on Youtube,watching vids of NYFD trucks,alone.Love the urgency of that airhorn noise!Smile The only thing is,I cannot decide which one I like best,Rescue 1,Tower ladders,(hydraulic telescopic)or,ladder trucks.Definitely 3 axles.
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:45:45 AM
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Many thanks for your positive comments to all British (and others) fans of US fire-engines.

In 2019, transfer in Rotterdam Harbor (Holland) of an electrical item produced by the Siemens Austrian subsidiary for the onshore substation of the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm, via Sutton Bridge harbor (Lincolnshire - UK):









Scheuerle SPMT 12 24x8/24 12-line self-propelled modular trailer (IMC elements) loaded with a 230 tonnes Siemens ???MVA/400kV electric transformer (IMC load).

To be continued.
Guy

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