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1964 Maxim S Series Pumper
This is a 1964 Maxim S Series pumper. It has a 1000 gpm Hale pump and a 500 gallon water tank. It is powered by a six cylinder gasoline engine.
About this creation

In 1914 Carlton Maxim built his first fire apparatus for the Middleborough, Massachusetts, Fire Department, of which he was a member. The combination hose and chemical car was so successful that Maxim's fire apparatus soon were serving in departments throughout New England. Maxim went on to produce a full line of fire apparatus.

In 1956 Maxim was acquired by its rival the Seagrave Corporation but continued to operate as a separate division.

In 1960 Maxim introduced the S series. This short wheel based conventional cab apparatus was available in open and closed cabs. The S Series was used for pumpers, mid-mount aerial ladders and tillers.

In the mid-1970s the S Series was re-vamped. In the mid-80s the S Series was discontinued. A short time later, on December 15, 1989, Maxim stopped production and went out of business. BFD552@Gmail.com



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 I made it 
  November 18, 2016
Quoting Nolan Bouffleur What do you order your pieces from? (I really need some of those big doors), and how do you make your wheels proportional? I have always had a HUGE problem incorporating wheels on my apparatus. I always have to resort to using Lego fenders and build like they do in official sets.
I buy all of my parts on Bricklink. I build to a scale of one stud equals one foot. This is about 1/36 scale. This is why I build eight-wide too. Most modern apparatus is about eight feet wide. With that dimension fixed correctly, the length falls into place and the tires I use (part number 30391 for rear and 50890) work with the wheels (part number 55981) and these are proportionately correct for the most part. All this came through a lot of trial and error and more than a decade of refining my apparatus.
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  November 17, 2016
What do you order your pieces from? (I really need some of those big doors), and how do you make your wheels proportional? I have always had a HUGE problem incorporating wheels on my apparatus. I always have to resort to using Lego fenders and build like they do in official sets.
 I like it 
  January 14, 2011
Very nice build, I love the simple white over red look
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  July 22, 2010
Wow, this is another outstanding looking rig. It has that classic look that so many trucks from this period have. The bed area is very well detailed too. Regards, Eric.
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  July 21, 2010
The Maxims are some pretty cool and interesting rigs!!! When I was younger, I got the chance to ride in a 1972 yellow, open-cab Maxim(Not S-series though). All I can say is that it was pretty loud!!! The rig is still in service today!!! Keep up the fabulous work and history Lego Fire Museum!!!
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  July 21, 2010
really love this, mainly cos i love the old Maxims, i have a book i was given as a child which talks in great detail about some Maxim units and their ladders used on others. thanks for the nostalgia moment.
 I like it 
  July 21, 2010
Awesome looking truck. I think you captured the look of the Maxim perfectly. Also, the article on how the company was formed and it's history through the years is excellent. Great job on a classic New England style fire apparatus.
 I like it 
  July 21, 2010
you just keep pumping out these great looking rigs! awesome job keep it up!
 
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