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This is my entry into the Spring Fire Apparatus Building contest. This is my very first ground up apparatus build. 101 L1 is a 1999 HME 1500/300 100ft RMA. built for the AVFD. I built in 8 wide to showcase the brick built ladder that I originally built for my TDA. I want to thank Antique Fire Apparatus for the brilliant design of this brick built ladder. I also want to thank Oran Cruzen and Sven Jagdmann for their invaluable mentoring and sage advise in LEGO fire apparatus construction. This rig has as much detail as I could squeeze into it. But for me the ladder itself is what I am most proud of. Rate and comment both positive and negative. Most of all have fun and enjoy. Jimmie
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  February 19, 2017
Quoting Clayton Marchetti That is one incredible looking engine. A real masterpiece
Glad to be able to impress a talented builder of your extreme skill level Clayton. Thanks for the like and sorry for the late reply. Working 114 days in a row with no time off is brutal.
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  January 18, 2017
That is one incredible looking engine. A real masterpiece
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  July 23, 2016
Quoting Jack Sparrow Our mutual friend Oran sent me this way. Look at all the pretty chrome! Beautiful rig. So much detail and chrome! Awesome work.
Thanks , I am proud to impress a builder of your skill level. I am glad you liked it. Have a great weekend and keep on brickin.
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  July 22, 2016
Our mutual friend Oran sent me this way. Look at all the pretty chrome! Beautiful rig. So much detail and chrome! Awesome work.
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  May 26, 2016
Quoting Oran Cruzen Your "Pride" is now numero uno on Most Discussed! Yea Team JOS!
We work well together.
  May 26, 2016
Your "Pride" is now numero uno on Most Discussed! Yea Team JOS!
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  May 24, 2016
Thank you very much my good friend :) Wish you the same. Take care!
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  May 24, 2016
Quoting Sven J. No my friend, they wont fit because the standart mudguards are too small and tight.
Thanks for the info my friend, have a safe day at work today.
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  May 24, 2016
Quoting Nick Barrett It's something to be proud of alright. Beautiful model!
Thanks Nick, I really appreciate it when one of my creations gets the attention of a builder of your formidable skills. Keep on brickin my friend.
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  May 24, 2016
Quoting adam thelegofan rutland its a giant!:D
Thanks for stopping by with a like and nice comment. Your latest LDD EMS Supervisors are really good.
  May 24, 2016
No my friend, they wont fit because the standart mudguards are too small and tight.
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  May 24, 2016
It's something to be proud of alright. Beautiful model!
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  May 23, 2016
Quoting Sven J. Yeah my good friend know how expensive chrome parts are and you're right ;) LOL, that's what I always try when I'm talking to Oran XD Btw, you can also fit the bigger tires (30.4 x 14, not the VR) on the SC rims. Tried it out today. Their rims have the same size like the SC rims. http://brickset.com/parts/4550937
Will they Fit under the mudguards with the bigger tire?
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  May 23, 2016
its a giant!:D
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  May 23, 2016
Quoting David Roberts A great looking machine, with excellent sticker work. I like how you've built the long ladder too.
Thanks for stopping by and liking I am always proud to impress a builder of your caliber.
  May 22, 2016
Yeah my good friend know how expensive chrome parts are and you're right ;) LOL, that's what I always try when I'm talking to Oran XD Btw, you can also fit the bigger tires (30.4 x 14, not the VR) on the SC rims. Tried it out today. Their rims have the same size like the SC rims. http://brickset.com/parts/4550937
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  May 22, 2016
A great looking machine, with excellent sticker work. I like how you've built the long ladder too.
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  May 22, 2016
Quoting Scotty Jones Wow Jimmie this is one of the more interesting rigs that I have seen while I have stayed in the LEGO community. It is very nice to see 8 wide rigs, but your proportions for this one are unique compared to the others that I have seen, and I like it. This is an amazing rig Jimmie, but whats the next one to see? Great job Jimmie! (and to Sven and Oran too)
Gal you stopped by with a like and the kind words. Team JOS is working on 101 HAZMAT 1.Have a great weekend and stay safe my friend.
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  May 22, 2016
Quoting Sven J. Thank you so much for your very kind words your big compliment and your kind wishes. We had a great weekend so far and wish you and Jill the same. Take care and have also a safe work week. And yes, now I understand why you used the smaller wheels. Lovely hugs and greetings back to you and Jill from us.
Yes my friend Chrome costs much money and cannot be wasted. Speed champion is the way to go. Maybe we could pry some out of Oran since he seems to have a hammer lock on Auri's inventory. LOL, LOL.
 I like it 
  May 22, 2016
Wow Jimmie this is one of the more interesting rigs that I have seen while I have stayed in the LEGO community. It is very nice to see 8 wide rigs, but your proportions for this one are unique compared to the others that I have seen, and I like it. This is an amazing rig Jimmie, but whats the next one to see? Great job Jimmie! (and to Sven and Oran too)
  May 22, 2016
Thank you so much for your very kind words your big compliment and your kind wishes. We had a great weekend so far and wish you and Jill the same. Take care and have also a safe work week. And yes, now I understand why you used the smaller wheels. Lovely hugs and greetings back to you and Jill from us.
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  May 22, 2016
Quoting Lego Fire Museum Inc. Jimmie, For this being your very first ground up apparatus build it is very impressive. It definitely has the look of an HME aerial appartus. I love the studless look. It is clean and very refined looking, like a model and not a toy. I love the fact that you built it eight-wide. Stick with eight-wide. It will allow you to include more detail and make your apparatus more proportionately correct. --- Figure each stud is 12 inches. So eight-wide gives your 96 inches, which is the cab with of most of what is out there today, although, 100 inch stuff is being built. --- The one criticism of I have of this ladder truck is that it is too long and looks it. --- The cab is 15 studs long. The pump panel is six studs long. The body is 23 studs long for an overall length of 44 studs, not including the extended front bumper. Using the scale of one foot per stud, the overall length should be more like 38 to 40 studs or feet, not including the bumper. --- The body length is a couple studs too long if you are going to have a pump panel. The two studs of blank sides between the side compartment and the outriggers probably could be cut out. Pump panel is very nice. Your steamer intake with the relief valve is great. But the pump panel is too wide. It should be more like four studs instead of six. You can keep the remarkable detail in the panel but going higher, not wide. The cab is about two or three studs too long. The built in cross lays are great and I realize that they make the cab longer. You could put these over the pump to save space. --- Now all that being said, do not be discouraged. For a relatively new builder you are doing great. The aerial ladder is masterful. It is big, thick and mighty looking; everything that you would expect in an aerial of this vintage on a HME chassis. This is the type of great detail that we can build into eight wide. I look forward to what other apparatus you will share with us. Keep up the good work!
I like building in 8 wide you can get more detail in the rigs than I 6 wide. But this was a one off build and probably the only one I will do at this scale. My goal Is to build the entire AVFD fleet and our fire station. I do not want to have to scratchbuild working doors at 8 wide scale. I did that at 1/64th scale for Station 51 and have no desire to do it again. The length of the truck cab and pump panel was lengthened on purpose. I wanted to push the limits of the length of this ladder design to get the longest ladder I could without it overhanging the end of the cab. It is a heavy design and won't stay up at full extension with hinges and friction pins. I have to Hand of God it and put the pins in place. It collapses or torques the turntable off of the truck using them the normal way. I appreciate all of the sage advise from such a skilled builder and I look forward to your next wonderful creation. Thanks for all your kind words and the like and keep on brickin my friend.
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  May 22, 2016
Quoting Oran Cruzen Very, very, very, did I say very?, wonderful build! Excellent little, did I say little?, BIG creation from you Captain Jimmie! Well done! Thank you so very much for your compliment.
Appreciate the kind words and like very, very, very, much Sensei Oran. LOL. You, like Sven, deserve every compliment given and every accolade bestowed. Your skills are that great and your friendship is even greater.
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  May 22, 2016
Quoting Oliver Becker Tons of wonderful details on this "Stairway to Fire-engine Heaven", my good friend! So maybe you're(attention: pun) from now on known as Jimmie "Ladderman"! ;) (according to a man named David L....)
Glad you liked it so much my good humored friend, Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning and the like for my creation. Have a great Sunday my friend.
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  May 22, 2016
Quoting Parrington Levens Stunning model! Love the name of the town :)
Glad you liked it Parrington Thanks for dropping by and the like. Can't wait to see your next major build.
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  May 22, 2016
Quoting Sven J. PS: Thanks for your very kind words :) Is always a pleasure helping a good friend.
You are welcome my friend. You deserve every honor given and every compliment bestowed, for your skills are that great and your friendship even greater.
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  May 22, 2016
Quoting Sven J. Ahhhh, there it is :) The beautiful, massive and very first self created and built Ladder Truck from Sir Jimmie Martinez, a very talented builder and very good friend! Congrats on your fantastic work Jimmie. It's such a nice one with all the nice details, the chrome parts, the completely stuffed compartments and the working ladder which is my fav part. You can be very proud on your work! But you know my opinion about the wheels XD Keep up your awesome work my good friend and take care. Many lovely hugs and greets to you an Jill in NC from us ;)
Yes my very good friend I thank you for your wonderful comments and kind friendship. I have learned a great deal from you and studying your magnificent creations. I know how you feel about the wheels I too would have preferred speed champion wheels tires and mudguards but having said that I already have invested too much money in my current inventory of chrome wheels and mudguards. I cant afford to upgrade to SC until I use up what I already have. So all my trucks will have this wheel, tire, mudguard combo because I bought a lot of them. I hope you and Julia have a restful Sunday and a safe work week. Many hugs and greets to you both from Jill and I
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  May 22, 2016
Jimmie, For this being your very first ground up apparatus build it is very impressive. It definitely has the look of an HME aerial appartus. I love the studless look. It is clean and very refined looking, like a model and not a toy. I love the fact that you built it eight-wide. Stick with eight-wide. It will allow you to include more detail and make your apparatus more proportionately correct. --- Figure each stud is 12 inches. So eight-wide gives your 96 inches, which is the cab with of most of what is out there today, although, 100 inch stuff is being built. --- The one criticism of I have of this ladder truck is that it is too long and looks it. --- The cab is 15 studs long. The pump panel is six studs long. The body is 23 studs long for an overall length of 44 studs, not including the extended front bumper. Using the scale of one foot per stud, the overall length should be more like 38 to 40 studs or feet, not including the bumper. --- The body length is a couple studs too long if you are going to have a pump panel. The two studs of blank sides between the side compartment and the outriggers probably could be cut out. Pump panel is very nice. Your steamer intake with the relief valve is great. But the pump panel is too wide. It should be more like four studs instead of six. You can keep the remarkable detail in the panel but going higher, not wide. The cab is about two or three studs too long. The built in cross lays are great and I realize that they make the cab longer. You could put these over the pump to save space. --- Now all that being said, do not be discouraged. For a relatively new builder you are doing great. The aerial ladder is masterful. It is big, thick and mighty looking; everything that you would expect in an aerial of this vintage on a HME chassis. This is the type of great detail that we can build into eight wide. I look forward to what other apparatus you will share with us. Keep up the good work!
 I like it 
  May 22, 2016
Tons of wonderful details on this "Stairway to Fire-engine Heaven", my good friend! So maybe you're(attention: pun) from now on known as Jimmie "Ladderman"! ;) (according to a man named David L....)
  May 22, 2016
I received the parts and will probably get you pictures in a few days for final approval. Maybe as soon as Monday evening but please do not hold your breath! LOL
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  May 22, 2016
Very, very, very, did I say very?, wonderful build! Excellent little, did I say little?, BIG creation from you Captain Jimmie! Well done! Thank you so very much for your compliment.
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  May 22, 2016
Stunning model! Love the name of the town :)
  May 22, 2016
PS: Thanks for your very kind words :) Is always a pleasure helping a good friend.
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  May 22, 2016
Ahhhh, there it is :) The beautiful, massive and very first self created and built Ladder Truck from Sir Jimmie Martinez, a very talented builder and very good friend! Congrats on your fantastic work Jimmie. It's such a nice one with all the nice details, the chrome parts, the completely stuffed compartments and the working ladder which is my fav part. You can be very proud on your work! But you know my opinion about the wheels XD Keep up your awesome work my good friend and take care. Many lovely hugs and greets to you an Jill in NC from us ;)
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  May 22, 2016
Great work on this ladder. Lots of detail and 8 wide is perfect for the size.
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  May 22, 2016
Quoting Legotown Fire Department Awesome!! I love how the aerial is able to extend and amazing detail on the tip (the nozzle)!
Thanks for stopping by with a like and kind comment.
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  May 21, 2016
Awesome!! I love how the aerial is able to extend and amazing detail on the tip (the nozzle)!
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  May 21, 2016
Quoting T.J. Brammer Nice aerial Jimmie! I really like the functional-ability of the ladder.
Much appreciated T.J. I only went 8 wide so I could build this ladder. Can't wait to see what's next from you.
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  May 21, 2016
Quoting Josh Amberman Holy moly! This is a very awesome, and very unique, design!!! Awesome work Jimmie, and the chrome detailing is stunning! Keep up the great work buddy:D
I am really glad you liked it Josh. Keep up the great work that you do.
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  May 21, 2016
Nice aerial Jimmie! I really like the functional-ability of the ladder.
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  May 21, 2016
Holy moly! This is a very awesome, and very unique, design!!! Awesome work Jimmie, and the chrome detailing is stunning! Keep up the great work buddy:D
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  May 21, 2016
Quoting Michael Parkinson Oh my goodness!! What a beauty! I love the aerial design!
Thanks for stopping by with the kind words and a like. Much appreciated.
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  May 21, 2016
Quoting Lane Spyksma Very nice!
Gad you liked it Lane.
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  May 21, 2016
Oh my goodness!! What a beauty! I love the aerial design!
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  May 21, 2016
Very nice!
 
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