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  • Matchbox Circus Auxiliary Power Truck Rescue

    Here is an interesting piece. It was made for a circus play set from Matchbox. Just in case there is a problem at the circus, they have a Circus heavy rescue to respond😁 I like this variant because you don’t see it often😊
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    One of the more unusual versions of that casting. It's one I have as well. You do see heavy rescue trucks repurposed as tool carriers for towing companies, equipment service, and the like, quite regularly. I know of one equipment service company here that uses a rather large, 1990s era Freightliner ambulance as a mobile workshop.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by cody6268 View Post
      I know of one equipment service company here that uses a rather large, 1990s era Freightliner ambulance as a mobile workshop.
      One of the smaller local airports I noticed uses a repurposed pumper to either pump fuel or ag chemicals into a crop duster.

      The image file limits have been reset. We have over-limit warnings for the past 3 months and I've had to lower the image file limits. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I know I've mentioned many times before, but it is very important to downsize images - doesn't matter if they are hosted elsewhere or here. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The new limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

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      • #4
        One of the variations of this model that I don't have as I didn't want to buy the circus set and have not run across it in sale/trade posts. I wonder if Wes has one of these in his circus collection of models?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cody6268 View Post
          One of the more unusual versions of that casting. It's one I have as well. You do see heavy rescue trucks repurposed as tool carriers for towing companies, equipment service, and the like, quite regularly. I know of one equipment service company here that uses a rather large, 1990s era Freightliner ambulance as a mobile workshop.
          I have seen a lot of "handy man" type services use retired ambulances as work trucks.
          Medic Dan

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          • #6
            I like to imagine this model as being like a tiny clown car, it pulls up on scene and thirty Clown Firemen climb out, haha. I don't know if they used a different type of plastic for the top section of this, but it seems like almost every Circus version of this model I've seen has more yellowing of the plastic than the other versions.
            KMG-365

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            • #7
              On one of my 3 Intercom city color auxiliary power truck rescues, the plastic is also yellow and the two others are white. Is it the color of a different plastic, or is it the white plastic that turns yellow over time?

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              • #8
                I'm sure that the plastic yellows over time, especially when displayed near sunlight, but this version just seems to be more susceptible to it. Maybe it's just me.
                KMG-365

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