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Truck 7
FDCB is proud to present a very unique apparatus: Truck 7! It is unique due to the fact is one of very few remounted Aerialscopes on a Pierce Quantum Chassis. Acquired from the Blue Hills annex, Truck 7, along with Engine 107, will continue to protect the Blue Hills portion of town.
About this creation


I am particularly proud of this cab design, as it took much trial and error to accurately portray the Quantum cab!



Driver's side



Top of the apparatus



Driver's side rear



Bucket details



Rear



Officer's side



Light Force 7 (T7 and E107) is ready to roll!

I need to add pictures of the boom extended, so stay tuned!


Prior to the acquisition, Truck 7 was formerly a 1991 Mack CF with a 95 ft. Aerialscope. After serving the city for more than 20 years, the city of Blue Hills decided to refurbish the apparatus instead of buying a new Aerialscope. It was during this process that Castle Beach annexed Blue Hills. After extensive research, the department decided to have Pierce MFG refurbish the apparatus. To make this truck even more distinct from other remounts, the department specified the Aerialscope to be mounted onto the Pierce Quantum chassis. The department also changed the compartment doors from swing out style to customized roll up compartments. Also, a new pump was added and the water tank was removed to add storage space.


Technical specs:
2017 Pierce Quantum chassis/1991 Baker 95' Aerialscope
1500 gpm pump
No water/foam tank
Forcible entry tools
RIT/FAST tools
Complete Holmatro rescue system (Spreaders, cutters, rams, airbags)
2 PPV fans
Spill equipment

In addition, the apparatus carries 211 ft. of ground ladders. The complement consists of extension ladders, wall ladders, and roof ladders. The extension ladder complement consists of one 35 ft. ladder, one 14 ft. ladder, one 12 ft ladder, and one collapsible 10 ft. ladder. The wall ladder complement includes two 24 ft. ladders and two 16 ft. ladders. The roof ladder complement has one 20 ft. ladder, one 16 ft. ladder, and two 12 ft. ladders.

Credits:
North Babylon Pierce Quantum remounted Aerialscope
Hershey, PA Pierce Arrow XT remounted Aerialscope
davidzq for boom inspiration

Builder's note:
In case you are wondering, I used davidzq's technique on building an extendable Aerialscope (See his model here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidhensley/8665817233/in/dateposted/) All three sections are capable of extension, and I must say, this design is very stable! It took quite a while to physically build the boom; however, the pain was worth it! I hope you can tell, but I tried really hard to capture as many details as possible into this rig while maintaining the scale. Honestly, I think I should go 7 or 8-wide, but that means changing my entire fleet, which is not only time consuming, but also very, very expensive...


Rates and comments are appreciated!!



Comments

 I made it 
  January 29, 2017
Quoting Clayton Marchetti Wow! That's a beautiful model. Excellent work!
Thanks for stopping by Clayton! I truly appreciate the comment and the like!
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  January 28, 2017
Wow! That's a beautiful model. Excellent work!
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  September 27, 2016
Quoting Lane Spyksma A great job but yes, like it has been mentioned, this would look better and less bulky in 8 wide. Also, when is Engine 7 coming? (If you don't have any plans for it, make it a Pierce Velocity)
Thanks Lane! The ideal situation is that I switch over to 8-wide; however, I would have to redesign my entire fleet. Engine 7 is quite a ways off. I'm planning on Truck 3, Engine 103, and Foam 1 at the moment. Currently, Engine 104 is in the works. Stay tuned!
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  September 27, 2016
A great job but yes, like it has been mentioned, this would look better and less bulky in 8 wide. Also, when is Engine 7 coming? (If you don't have any plans for it, make it a Pierce Velocity)
 I made it 
  September 27, 2016
Quoting Jimmie Martinez Looks like a Pierce to me. Another well executed MOC. BOAJEDW.
Thank you Jimmie!
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  September 27, 2016
Looks like a Pierce to me. Another well executed MOC. BOAJEDW.
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  September 27, 2016
Quoting adam thelegofan rutland awesome job!:D
Thanks Adam!
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  September 26, 2016
awesome job!:D
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  September 26, 2016
Quoting Henry H Very nice and unique Aerialscope, I can't wait to see the pictures with the boom extended. While you are correct about the average 95' scope being 44 feet long, the reason this model may seem long to some people is the six wide scale. For a one stud=one foot conversion, 44 studs is very accurate. However, the same conversion has to be applied to the width as well to get the scale perfected. The average custom cab is 96 inches wide or 8 feet. So if you were to follow the stud foot conversion, the model would have to be 8-wide. This is why your model may seem a bit long to some people. I personally think the proportions are fine and I love all the great details and the functionality of the scope. Congrats on a very nice model and keep on building!
Thanks Henry! Yes, I definitely agree that 8-wide vehicles are much more proportional to the real deal. However, in my case, I really don't want to revamp my whole fleet to accommodate such changes. A couple of definite items to redo if I went 8-wide were new windshields and larger tires, to name a few. I'm glad you like all the details I've packed into this rig! I'm currently setting up a scene to show the stability as well as the Scope's ability to extend and retract. Stay tuned!
 I like it 
  September 26, 2016
Very nice and unique Aerialscope, I can't wait to see the pictures with the boom extended. While you are correct about the average 95' scope being 44 feet long, the reason this model may seem long to some people is the six wide scale. For a one stud=one foot conversion, 44 studs is very accurate. However, the same conversion has to be applied to the width as well to get the scale perfected. The average custom cab is 96 inches wide or 8 feet. So if you were to follow the stud foot conversion, the model would have to be 8-wide. This is why your model may seem a bit long to some people. I personally think the proportions are fine and I love all the great details and the functionality of the scope. Congrats on a very nice model and keep on building!
 I made it 
  September 26, 2016
Quoting Scotty Jones I love the cab, but the back looks a tad too long. Great work man
Thanks Scotty! Studwise, this is 44 studs long. If you equate 1 stud to 1 foot, then this replica is 44 feet long, which is actually in line for many mid mount aerials of this size. If I opted to do the 75 ft. Aerialscope instead, then I definitely reduce the length by 4 studs.
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  September 26, 2016
I love the cab, but the back looks a tad too long. Great work man
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  September 26, 2016
Quoting Josh Amberman WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!! AWESOME!!!! That is a wicked awesome truck Michael! One thing for me, that bukcet is like one stud too short for my taste. Maybe just a 1x2 flat plate above the 2x2 would work. Other than that I think this is perfect! Keep up the great work:D
Thank you Josh! I'm glad you like it!
 I like it 
  September 26, 2016
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!! AWESOME!!!! That is a wicked awesome truck Michael! One thing for me, that bukcet is like one stud too short for my taste. Maybe just a 1x2 flat plate above the 2x2 would work. Other than that I think this is perfect! Keep up the great work:D
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  September 26, 2016
Quoting Oran Cruzen Very nice rig!
Thank you Oran!
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  September 26, 2016
Quoting T.J. Brammer Nice Aerialscope Michael, my aerialscope isn't done yet, but this truck has the be the best truck of yours so far.
Thank you kindly, TJ! I can't wait to see your Aerialscope!
 I like it 
  September 26, 2016
Very nice rig!
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  September 26, 2016
Nice Aerialscope Michael, my aerialscope isn't done yet, but this truck has the be the best truck of yours so far.
 I made it 
  September 26, 2016
Quoting Niels van den Brink a really awesome build! i love how the front looks so realistic!
Thank you so much Niels! Yes, I believe this is the most accurate depiction of the Quantum chassis; it is a combination from multiple builders much more skilled than me haha. Paulo R, Brian S, and Bob K have created some excellent Quantums! Do check them out!
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  September 26, 2016
a really awesome build! i love how the front looks so realistic!
 
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