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    • October 7, 2017 11:46 AM EDT
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      1:30 vehicle

      For those who model in 1:29th scale, finding suitable vehicles is difficult. When I come across one, I tend to post it for those who ale looking for vehicles in that scale. This truck is actually in 1:30h scale, but that should be close enough to 1:29 for most people.

       

      http://www.3000toys.com/catalog/detail.aspx?sku=FIRST%20GEAR18-2708&utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1st+Time+on+SALE%21&utm_campaign=20171006_m141939733_1st+Time+on+SALE%21&utm_term=S17SE2_EmailSat7_14_jpg

       

       

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    • October 7, 2017 11:57 AM EDT
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      Cool... apparently ERTL makes some stuff in 1:30, this also from their site:

       

       

      good site to watch... you can select scale you want...

       

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    • October 7, 2017 9:10 PM EDT
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      Yea, A few years back I got a 1:30th scale firetruck there, for a project way down on the "Someday" list. But the darn firetruck is the wrong colour.

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    • October 8, 2017 1:12 AM EDT
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      There's a bunch on the site, all red. What color did you get?

       

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    • October 8, 2017 8:57 AM EDT
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      I got a red one. But firetrucks are green.

       

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    • October 8, 2017 1:16 PM EDT
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      Only in Pennsylvania!

       

      That is weird... I understand red, because it gets your attention, I understand the fluorescent green and yellow, because of increased visibility... but green, that makes no sense, an emergency vehicle should not blend into the surroundings, it should stand out... Oh well, I work with a guy from Pennsylvania, and he likes it when it rains here and is cloudy, so it must be something in the water there ha ha!

       

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    • October 8, 2017 4:53 PM EDT
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      Cape Cod

      North Hampton

      A fleet order from KME

      Montgomery

      Chapel Hill

      Not just Pa. Maybe the left coasters have no flair.

      And I hold  that the Federal Q is a more attention getting siren than the European hiLo crap.

      Just one smiley face please

    • October 8, 2017 5:03 PM EDT
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      All those colors are light, easier to see, stand out, and are better in low light...

       

      Yep all good, not like the forest green of that Pennsylvania unit.

       

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      (Rooster, he said unit)

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    • October 8, 2017 7:07 PM EDT
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      Greg, I know. Both Castle Shannon and Greentree have green firetrucks of that shade of green.

       

      The subject was actually a sore subject with me growing up. It seams adults keep asking kids stupid questions to find out what kids know, and one of those stupid questions was "What colour are firetrucks?" Now my grandfather was a fireman, and he used to take me down to the firehouse, and even let me sit in the driver's seat of them things. So I knew for certain that firetrucks are green. But for some reason adults wanted me to admit that they are red. But adults also wanted me to tell the truth, so I would tell them the truth, firetrucks are green. And then I would find myself going round and round with an adult, the adult saying "no" and then repeating the question over and over. As a young child I couldn't understand why they would insist that I tell a lie, when I was told to always tell the truth. And I knew, if I got caught in a lie, I would get a heck of a spanking.

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    • October 8, 2017 10:45 PM EDT
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      When the Siren is screaming and the lights are flashing, do you really check the color to make sure it's a fire truck?

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    • October 9, 2017 6:30 AM EDT
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      Not really.

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    • October 9, 2017 12:59 PM EDT
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      Greg Elmassian said:

      All those colors are light, easier to see, stand out, and are better in low light...

       

      Yep all good, not like the forest green of that Pennsylvania unit.

       

      Greg

       

      (Rooster, he said unit)

      That's why the Burlington Northern put white or orange stripes on the nose of their locomotives.   The Cascade Green paint would hide very well in the green of the Cascades.

       

      http://www.railpictures.net/photo/579081/

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    • October 9, 2017 1:12 PM EDT
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      Yep, visibility is what it is all about. Santa Fe put the "zebra stripes" on their black locos, and come to think of it, their blue and yellow freight colors are pretty "contrastly" as well as the red and silver.

       

      Firetrucks do not always travel with lights and sirens, and they need all the help they can get being left alone to do their jobs.

       

      Very unusual to have dark colors on fire trucks, and yeah, forgot that a common question in kid's books is what color is a fire truck? "Fire Engine Red" is also a common phrase.

       

      Just weird.

       

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    • October 10, 2017 7:02 PM EDT
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      Well, Shannon is an odd place. The first firetruck in Shannon was actually black. Of course, back then Henry Ford would say "any color, as long as its black".

       

      The modern green trucks have a bit of iridescence to them. Its not metal flake, but it does tend to glow a bit at night when you catch one with your headlights. The gold and white stripes, now they shine bright and grab your attention. They must be that reflective 3M stuff. But, in daylight, when a big green truck, with flashing lights, and a blaring siren, is bearing down on you, I don't think too many people would ignore it because its not red.

       

      Back to the thread. The red firetruck I bought from 3000 toys will probably stay red. Its 1:30th scale, close enough to 1:29 for the project I have in mind. But its a Texaco firetruck. I will probably have to figure out how to strip off the Texaco and put some more appropriate logo/name on it.

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    • October 10, 2017 7:04 PM EDT
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      No way, after all this, we demand a green fire truck, you are in it now boy!

       

       

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    • October 11, 2017 5:56 AM EDT
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      Yes Sir!

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    • October 11, 2017 10:50 AM EDT
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    • October 12, 2017 7:38 AM EDT
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      Not sure where that is Greg but if a left coast town I'll rescind my statement of no flair.  

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      http://www.sta4.com/photo.php

      http://www.sta4.com/apparatus.php

       

       

      Noting that one picture clearly says "pumpers"

       

    • October 12, 2017 3:22 PM EDT
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      Chambersburg PA. I been there to fix a wide format ink jet printer. I didn't see the firetrucks when I was there. Maybe next time I will be lucky enough, or unlucky enough, to see them.

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