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1923 Structure Fire
In 1923 the Fire Department in the Village of East Brooklyn was completely motorized by the addition of an Ahrens-Fox N-S-4 pumping engine. On Halloween 1923, the Fox fought its first fire when it was first due at a fire in a row house on Mill Street as seen in these photos.
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The Ahrens-Fox N-S-4 had a 1000 gpm pump and was assigned as Engine 2. The Village’s other motor fire apparatus were Engine 1, a 1914 American-LaFrance Type 10 triple combination pumping engine with a 500 gpm pump, Ladder 1, a 1916 American-LaFrance Type 25 straight frame ladder truck with a 65-foot aerial, and Engine 3, a 1915 Seagrave triple combination pumping engine with a 1000 gpm pump, that was acquired used in 1920 from a fire department in California.



These photos show the diversity of design in early motor pumping engines. The American-LaFrance pumper has a mid-ship mounted rotary pump. The Seagrave has a rear mounted centrifugal pump. The Ahrens-Fox has a front mounted piston pump. The variety of maintenance issues presented by these three pumpers must have kept the department mechanic very busy.






















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  April 4, 2017
Wow these are incredible! I like how not only are the trucks era appropriate, but the photography looks like it is from then too! I would have likely used cotton for smoke, or just editing software, but having a smoke machine works wonders! One question though, how did they have bricks in 1923? I thought it wasn't until after the second world war LEGO started making plastic toys ;p
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  November 4, 2016
It is great to see incidents from the past! I really hope you continue this and keep making new incidents. Great job!
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  November 1, 2016
Quoting A Taylor EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! You've got classic antique rigs, photos that look like they came from the 20s with the colors, fading, and grainy feel. The smoke is great (though I'd have expected black and roiling in reality). All sorts of apparatus as well. Superb job. BRICK ON!
I am glad that you like the incident. I wish I could do the rolling black smoke – I call it “angry smoke.” The problem is I cannot make this with the smoke machine and the only other ways I have figured to make it would be to use real fire and that is a no-no. The last thing I want to do is encourage anyone to play with fire. I have been to too many fires started by people doing stupid things. I don’t want to add myself to that list. I think that the way I eventually could achieve better smoke and fire effects will be photo editing software. I think that for now we have maxed out the realism in the smoke department and I am quite satisfied with the result. I still have the 1950s, 1960s and 1980s to explore plus I am thinking about what we could do with steam fire engines.
 I made it 
  November 1, 2016
Quoting Josh Amberman Man these scenes are so cool!!! I haven't seen much, if anything like them! I'd love to see a fire from the 50's or 60's. Your scenes and apparatus look sick dude, keep up the great work:D
I would like to do a 1950s incident. I sure have enough 700 Series ALFs for one.
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  November 1, 2016
This is just amazing, I really like the smoke effects you had on the buildings.
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  November 1, 2016
Man these scenes are so cool!!! I haven't seen much, if anything like them! I'd love to see a fire from the 50's or 60's. Your scenes and apparatus look sick dude, keep up the great work:D
 I like it 
  November 1, 2016
EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! You've got classic antique rigs, photos that look like they came from the 20s with the colors, fading, and grainy feel. The smoke is great (though I'd have expected black and roiling in reality). All sorts of apparatus as well. Superb job. BRICK ON!
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  October 31, 2016
This is how you make something old look good
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  October 31, 2016
Again, this is a beautiful incident! Those classic rigs are amazing!
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  October 31, 2016
super cool!:D
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  October 31, 2016
Awesome! Love the historical look and equipment, and the smoke effects!
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  October 31, 2016
These incidents are trully incredible, but what I love is the filters used, mixed in with the real smoke machine, and the masterpiece rigs. Your town layout is also incredible, barely looks like a Lego incident!
  October 31, 2016
Again a very beautiful done scenery of historic structure fire. Love the edited pictures. The smoke effect is really cool.
 
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