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  • 1940s Authenticast Ward LaFrance Fire Engine

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    Authenticast is still a bit of an enigma to me. Near as I can tell, they initially made ID models for the military during WWII, so there is a vast line of both Allied and Axis vehicles from that war, primarily ships and armor. After the war the company shifted its focus to model railroad accessories, primarily wheeled vehicles. I don't know the specifics of this model as to what it represents, I do know most of their models are identifiable with known real vehicles. I was fortunate to find the box set that includes the fire ladder, but I had already picked up the fire engine prior to that, so I have two of them.
    Last edited by jt3; 08-13-2022, 02:25 PM.
    The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. 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 limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    Wow! It is always neat to see that old Authenicast fire engine set. I don't know anything about them other than I can remember seeing their ads in model railroad magazines way back when. I think Blair/B2young might know a little more about them as I am pretty sure he has a set in his collection of fire apparatus.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by pjedsel View Post
      Wow! It is always neat to see that old Authenicast fire engine set. I don't know anything about them other than I can remember seeing their ads in model railroad magazines way back when. I think Blair/B2young might know a little more about them as I am pretty sure he has a set in his collection of fire apparatus.
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      • #4
        for the year they were made.the casting have some great details.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BOB-LO View Post
          Thank you for you research Bob!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BOB-LO View Post
            Yep...that was when I first got the box set and showed it off at Swifty's. jt3 is short for juantoo3. Same guy - me.
            The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. 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 limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

            Thank you for your understanding.

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