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  • Matchbox - not one of my favorite airport fire trucks but...
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    • NFIC's take on the Matchbox Alvis Salamander Crash Truck
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      Complete with 'plug-in lettering' for the sides, and if it was complete, ladder and suction hoses on top.

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      It's another case of "did they copy the Matchbox model, or the 'real thing'?"

      And for size comparison, there's this:
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      Don't worry...now all three have been shown in this month's theme...so I'm not 'jumping the gun'...

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      • Matchbox Ford Sierra aka Merkur
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        need to drill out the rivet to replace battery since it is weak

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        • Kadiwei (but packaged as a Tiny):

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          • I've seen many Airports that have aerial device, but never one that's a Tractor Drawn.

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            • Tonka, I'm hoping with the loss of the Tonka contract some of these Funrise models will re-appear in the future.

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              • Corgi Fire Heroes:
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                • You'll see these at the Hong Kong International Airport:


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                  • These were sold under the Revell name:
                    by Jefferson Young, on Flickr


                    Yeah, that's an antenna...it's Radio Controlled....and HO (1/87) scale...
                    I can't remember if I showed this in last month's Tailboard Talk...but it meets the 'call' number criteria:
                    by Jefferson Young, on Flickr

                    Here's another in the series, just to show the remote controller (forward backward left and right):
                    IMG_3403 by Jefferson Young, on Flickr

                    There was also a rearmount aerial in the series, but I failed to get one.

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                      • We've seen a Siku Panther with two axles; here's it's same-scale 4-axle counterpart:
                        arffs n flowers by Jefferson Young, on Flickr

                        arffs n flowers by Jefferson Young, on Flickr

                        arffs n flowers by Jefferson Young, on Flickr

                        Compared:
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                        Somehow they do not appear, to me, to be the same scale....but they were sold as being 1/87.

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                        • Another Corgi Fire Heroes
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                          • We've seen some 'short-stick' versions of these Maisto ARFF/Oshkosh Snozzles in several of the colors released (yellow, gray and green)...where the "piercer" tip on the snozzle is blunt (see posts #33 and 34). There are 'full piercer' versions with the full pointed piercer (what's that sharp end called? Anyone?). Here's one:
                            arffs n flowers by Jefferson Young, on Flickr

                            In case you're wondering, the pointy end of a 'snozzle' is used to poke through a wall into the interior of a structure and allow introduction of the water into the fire inside. So, I'm not quite sure why Maisto has both short and pointy snozzles. I have both in my collection, but the TF Green seems to only come with the blunt end, and it's in a 5-pack. That TF Green one also does not have a movable snozzle; it's not like the long/pointy ones, where the long arm is articulated/hinged and can be raised. You can see this example is 'articulated'. The top arm would pivot up if ya wanted.

                            I believe "snozzle" stands for "snorkel nozzle"...no basket/platform, just a nozzle for piercing aircraft fuselages to deliver water/extinguishing agent to the interior of the aircraft.

                            Silly note: Since these are Oshkosh vehicles, and Oshkosh owns Pierce, why aren't THESE called "Pierce" apparatus?😝
                            Last edited by b2young; 05-22-2020, 01:09 PM.

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                            • I've always thought that this Matchbox release looks like an apparatus found at an airport:

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                              • Corgi Kiko-

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