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1946 Mack L Pumper
This is a 1946 Type 95 Mack L Pumper. It has a 1000 gallon per minute Hale centrifugal pump. It is powered by a 707-cubic inch Mack Thermodyne gasoline motor. It has a 300-gallon booster tank.
About this creation
Mack Trucks introduced the L Series line of heavy duty trucks in 1940. The L Series was offered as commercial trucks and as fire apparatus. Civilian production was interrupted by the Second World War, but resumed in 1945 and continued until 1954.



The chassis for L Macks were built in Allentown, Pennsylvania, while the bodies were built and fire apparatus assembled in Long Island City (Queens), New York. Mack offered a full line of L Model fire apparatus. Most pumpers had Hale centrifugal pumps that ranged from 750 to 2000 gpm. Maxim aerial ladders were used for ladder trucks. Mack Thermodyne gasoline motors were the most common power plant, although some other motors such as the Hall-Scott, also were used.



The L Mack proved itself to be a very reliable workhorse. Users included many small towns as well as many major cities such the New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Memphis, Richmond and Minneapolis. Minneapolis had a pair of 1948 pumpers with 2000 gpm pumps. These were the first single motor 2000 gpm pumpers built in America. They essentially were the first "super" pumpers build by Mack. These served until 1974.



In all, 1453 pieces of Mack L fire apparatus were built between 1941 and 1954. Today the Mack L is considered among the best fire apparatus that Mack ever built. They are among the most collectable of Mack fire apparatus.






Comments

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  November 13, 2016
Quoting CustomLego FireTrucks As always, a superb build from one of my favorite vintage fire apparatus builders! ** The red arch bricks are rare & expensive; I bought a bunch from a European seller on bricklink.com, and I have only a few left, also. **
I recently found that my son and I had used 16 red arch bricks for a covered wagon to go with his cavalry and Lone Ranger sets that we built last winter. As you might expect, that is now an uncovered wagon. It was a nice find, but that still only builds me two more trucks.
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  November 12, 2016
As always, a superb build from one of my favorite vintage fire apparatus builders! ** The red arch bricks are rare & expensive; I bought a bunch from a European seller on bricklink.com, and I have only a few left, also. **
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  November 7, 2016
Quoting Rik Whines Once again an excellent model. Please can I ask where you get all the Brick Arch 1x3x2 in red from? I need about 20 of them to complete 3 models but I can't find anyone with a quantity of them at a sensible price. Greetings from North West England!
I am glad that you like the Mack. I buy all my materials on Bricklink. The price of a red Brick Arch 1x3x2 certainly is high now. I have purchased my stock in ones and twos over the years when I placed orders for other parts. I have precious few left after this latest round of building.
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  November 7, 2016
Once again an excellent model. Please can I ask where you get all the Brick Arch 1x3x2 in red from? I need about 20 of them to complete 3 models but I can't find anyone with a quantity of them at a sensible price. Greetings from North West England!
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  November 7, 2016
I love this engine! The "bulldog" is a nice touch! I'm looking forward to seeing this in action in a incident!
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  November 7, 2016
Awesome truck man! Fanstastic attention to detail! Keep up the great work:D
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  November 6, 2016
Brilliant cab design for the model L. Hey I may have to get in touch with the team, my grandfather drove a 1952 Mack Model L and it would be a great companion to this. If you want pictures i could provide!
  November 6, 2016
Excellent work!
  November 6, 2016
amazing!:D
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  November 6, 2016
Once more, a fine piece of history well rendered in LEGO.
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  November 6, 2016
This is a very nice Mack, keep up the good work.
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  November 6, 2016
Beautiful work on this one my friend :)
 
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