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Fire Snorkel
Two of the the official Lego fire sets this year are based on a snorkel design. This inspired me to make my own.
About this creation

Yes, I realize that most American fire departments don't use snorkel trucks anymore, but since I was a kid I thought they were awesome and have wanted to make one.



Here's Lego's version.



The boom is entirely self supporting at many angles.



The boom itself features some of the details Lego didn't have on their versions. I included piping running up the boom and oxygen tank on the right side.



It's a modern update on snorkel trucks like this.




Comments

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  September 29, 2016
Best one I've seen you make yet!
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  September 4, 2016
Steve, This is one the all around BEST Lego fire trucks I've ever seen! And the rest of your models are great!! I just finished building the Ghostbuster's Firehouse. Would you happen to have any plans for building these models? I'd love to add some of these to my Lego collection!
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  June 12, 2016
I live just out side of LA.
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  June 6, 2016
Quoting Michael Lawson Great creation Steve I never knew we lived in the same state.
Thanks. Where do you live?
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  June 6, 2016
Great creation Steve I never knew we lived in the same state.
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  May 28, 2016
I like how finely detailed this machine is and how it change width along its length. The folding boom arm looks quite delicate, just like the real thing, but is actually quite strong when you examine the photos closely. Great work!
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  May 28, 2016
Quoting Oran Cruzen Hey Steven, it did not take long for this beauty to make it to the top of the "Most Discussed"! http://www.moc-pages.com/recent.php?range=week&sort=most_discussed Congratulations!
Thanks, but the credit on that one goes to you guys.
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  May 28, 2016
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 impressive as ever, I put larger wheels on my heavy trucks as well, it was mostly inspired by your work, ironically, the fire trucks are still to do, it s a sure thing that they are going to be inspired by yours, however, I doubt that they will ever look as good. great work!
Thanks! Can't wait to see.
  May 28, 2016
Hey Steven, it did not take long for this beauty to make it to the top of the "Most Discussed"! http://www.moc-pages.com/recent.php?range=week&sort=most_discussed Congratulations!
 I like it 
  May 27, 2016
impressive as ever, I put larger wheels on my heavy trucks as well, it was mostly inspired by your work, ironically, the fire trucks are still to do, it s a sure thing that they are going to be inspired by yours, however, I doubt that they will ever look as good. great work!
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  May 27, 2016
Quoting nathan larsen Excellent work! I have always been aware of your work. Wasn't aware you are on MOC. You do an excellent job making the apparatus proportional. Especially using the larger wheels. I most recently changed to large wheels on 6 wide builds. Do you have a web site at all? Or just MOC and Brickshelf? I shared this creation on my LRFA Facebook page and people love it! Keep it up!
Thanks, Nathan. For now, my MOCs are just here and on Brickshelf. There may be a website coming in the future, but for now I'm busy building websites for clients at www.asburydesign.net .
 I like it 
  May 26, 2016
Excellent work! I have thought of the same with the new Lego fire sets. It's what helped bring my Bronto to life.
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  May 26, 2016
Excellent work! I have always been aware of your work. Wasn't aware you are on MOC. You do an excellent job making the apparatus proportional. Especially using the larger wheels. I most recently changed to large wheels on 6 wide builds. Do you have a web site at all? Or just MOC and Brickshelf? I shared this creation on my LRFA Facebook page and people love it! Keep it up!
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  May 25, 2016
Great job on the boom design. UK Europe have seen the demise of the snorkel design for a magruis, Vema or bronto, other design of aerial platform for use as firefighting/rescue. My favourite snorkel as a child and adult is a 1989 Volvo fl6- 17 saxon/simon snorkel that Northern Ireland fire service still use to this day.
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  May 24, 2016
Quoting Damon Burke The Master is back. Dang, that is a beautiful looking rig. Glad to see you back at it Sensei.
Thanks, Damon!
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  May 24, 2016
Quoting Lane Spyksma This is jaw-dropping amazing! I am glad you are adding more creations! What would happen if you did incidents, or fleet photos, or both? (Just an idea)
Great idea. Sometime if I ever get the resources, I'd like to build a large building so I can create a fire incident.
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  May 24, 2016
Quoting Josh Amberman Excellent snorkel Steven! The amount of detail put into this build is outstanding! Your work never ceases to impress me! Keep up the great work man:D
Thanks, Josh!
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  May 24, 2016
The Master is back. Dang, that is a beautiful looking rig. Glad to see you back at it Sensei.
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  May 24, 2016
This is jaw-dropping amazing! I am glad you are adding more creations! What would happen if you did incidents, or fleet photos, or both? (Just an idea)
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  May 24, 2016
This is terrific. Very realistic looking!
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  May 24, 2016
Fantastic snorkel! I really like all the details in this truck.
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  May 24, 2016
This is awesome! You have captured the classic snorkel look perfectly.
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  May 24, 2016
Good looking snorkel. Well proportioned and nicely detailed.
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  May 24, 2016
awesome!:D
  May 24, 2016
You're welcome my friend and thank you very much. Will search for them on Bricklink. But I bet they're very expensive.
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  May 24, 2016
Quoting Sven J. Okay, here is my second attempt on leaving a really nice comment for you my friend. You did an awesome job in the whole rig and I love every detail. The boom is absolute great! How much is the grey ground ladder you used? Could need one or two of it because it's a really nice part. Keep up your great work! Many greets, Sven
Thank you again, my friend. Those grey ladders were included in fire sets from the 1970s and 1980s. They're perfect as they're not as wide as the current ground ladder pieces.
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  May 24, 2016
Great truck!
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  May 24, 2016
Very nice!
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  May 24, 2016
So beautiful! The amount of details is incredible!
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  May 24, 2016
Awesome truck.
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  May 24, 2016
Absolutely the best snorkel on Mocpages. Form function and level of detail are incredible. BOAJEWD.
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  May 24, 2016
Awesome work again Steven! Inspiring!
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  May 24, 2016
Wow this is amazing!
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  May 24, 2016
Wow! You never cease to impress! The best Snorkel I think I have ever seen. Awesome job!
 I like it 
  May 24, 2016
Excellent snorkel Steven! The amount of detail put into this build is outstanding! Your work never ceases to impress me! Keep up the great work man:D
 I like it 
  May 24, 2016
Okay, here is my second attempt on leaving a really nice comment for you my friend. You did an awesome job in the whole rig and I love every detail. The boom is absolute great! How much is the grey ground ladder you used? Could need one or two of it because it's a really nice part. Keep up your great work! Many greets, Sven
 
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