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Postby GLMFAA1 on Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:18 am

How about this:
http://www.modelencyclopedia.com/magazi ... PageNum=25

Test some memories and introduce others
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Re: Future Fire truck contest

Postby sacmankc135 on Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:17 am

I don't remember that 1972 Ahrens Fox. Was it released??
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Re: Future Fire truck contest

Postby GLMFAA1 on Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:01 pm

sacmankc135 wrote:I don't remember that 1972 Ahrens Fox. Was it released??

The A/F was supposed to released along with a Garwood garbage truck on the Ford c cab and a link belt power shovel but a UAW (pay us the same as full size auto workers since we are working on autos. AMT did chroming for major auto companies.) strike occurred and AMT shut down production and got bought by Lindsey/Matchbox.
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Re: Future Fire truck contest

Postby chariots of fire on Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:33 pm

I'm glad I'm old enough to be able to read what the future was going to look like as it was written 40 years ago! With all of the glowing credits to ALF that were written with the contest ALF is now relegated to history and fire fighting really has not changed that much. There is the IC System and a few things are different but when the fit hits the shan it is still put the wet stuff on the red stuff! Apparatus has changed a lot since the '70's but some in a way is a step backward. In an attempt to make things "simple" it has only gotten more complicated. Just look at printed circuitry and what it can do to the operation of a piece of apparatus if it decides to malfunction. Today the idea of a manual transmission or gate valves that need to be opened and closed by hand are laughed at. Gadgetry is ok for some things but when it comes to functionality, something that it reliable under all cirmstances is much better.
Just figgered I'd rant a little bit since I'm in that modeling funk where I don't have the juices flowing right now! :D
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Re: Future Fire truck contest

Postby ChrisMooney on Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:11 am

Chalie, I could not agree more!
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