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1954 Maxim is now in service

Postby chariots of fire on Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:52 am

After several months of work the "new" 1954 Maxim is now ready for duty. It's had its moments :evil: when things just would not go right but happily :D with a little patience and determination they worked out ok. The truck will take its place along side the 1955 Maxim aerial and 1961 "S" model pumper.
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Re: 1954 Maxim is now in service

Postby Robbo on Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:23 pm

I'm so impressed with the detail Charlie. Your craftmanship is a good bench mark for those striving for the perfect model.

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Re: 1954 Maxim is now in service

Postby jimb on Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:25 pm

Awesome work, Charlie.
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Re: 1954 Maxim is now in service

Postby Modelmaker on Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:50 am

Awesome work, Charlie , I hope to some day be half as good , Gary
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Re: 1954 Maxim is now in service

Postby Firecoach on Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:20 pm

The pumper and the aerial are both beautiful pieces. You set the bar very high.
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Re: 1954 Maxim is now in service

Postby EdselDan on Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:01 pm

I agree, Both Engines And the Ladder are Beautiful pieces!!
Question though on the Rotators on the Ladder
The Domes Look Yellow
Are they Suppose to be Amber or Clear??
I believe I see Red ans Clear (white) lenses on the Rotator Lamps
so would think them Clear but Yellowing with age.
Been curious forever, but Picture in the Header here does not enlarge
so could not test mt theory
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Re: 1954 Maxim is now in service

Postby chariots of fire on Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:21 pm

Dan: that ladder is more than 20 years old and the lenses have yellowed with time. Originally I had some taller tires that were very soft. Think they came from an Italeri kit. The ultimately cracked and had to be replaced. Other than that the model is exactly as it was originally built a LOOOONG time ago.
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Re: 1954 Maxim is now in service

Postby maxwell48098 on Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:15 pm

AWESOME!!!!
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Re: 1954 Maxim is now in service

Postby foothill6514 on Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:44 pm

simply amazing! You are a true craftsman sir.
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Re: 1954 Maxim is now in service

Postby chariots of fire on Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:57 pm

Firecoach wrote:The pumper and the aerial are both beautiful pieces. You set the bar very high.

Just a suggestion. Make your avatar a bit smaller and it won't hide some of your message.
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Re: 1954 Maxim is now in service

Postby chariots of fire on Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:22 pm

jimb wrote:Awesome work, Charlie.

I just noticed your avatar. What Eagle class are you?
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Re: 1954 Maxim is now in service

Postby RickW on Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:15 pm

I happened to watch an old documentary with these in it today, first time I had every seen one. Yours sir is beautiful.
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