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Offline FireChief

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Sneak Peak at PFD's New Heavy Rescue
« on: June 28, 2006, 21:18:14 »
the frame and chassis for the new Squad 3 are almost complete...

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Re: Sneak Peak at PFD's New Heavy Rescue
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2006, 02:26:20 »
Hi FireChief.

Nice work..Is the  rear box assembly made of plastic?
Can't wait to see the finished project.

All the best,

Jimbo

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Re: Sneak Peak at PFD's New Heavy Rescue
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2006, 04:19:28 »
Hey Jimbo,

The rear of the truck is made out of a plastic called Styrene. It's used to make model train cars and stuff. They sell it at a train store near me, and its really cheap and easy to use.

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Re: Sneak Peak at PFD's New Heavy Rescue
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2006, 05:48:48 »
That looks great, FC.  Can't wait to see more. 

I sometimes use styrene (we can get a US brand Evergreen over here), but prefer ABS if possible.
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Re: Sneak Peak at PFD's New Heavy Rescue
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2006, 04:00:00 »
Hey Gordon,

The Styrene from evergreen is the stuff I m using, but what is ABS?

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Re: Sneak Peak at PFD's New Heavy Rescue
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2006, 05:51:46 »
It's a grey plastic which is easy to work and takes paint well.  If I remember right, it's what Playmobil is made of.

If you PM me your address, I'll send you some more info and samples.
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Re: Sneak Peak at PFD's New Heavy Rescue
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2006, 18:33:33 »
Hello  Ben

 :wow: Your custom Heavy Rescue is looking great and i can't wait to see the finished vehicle. I really do like the paint scheme and the way you have created the back out of styrene sheet. I can understand from first hand experience how difficult it can be to get all the measurements right and think you have done an excellent job.

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Re: Sneak Peak at PFD's New Heavy Rescue
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2006, 02:09:23 »
Awesome job Ben! Can't wait to see it completed.

BTW, if you buy your Evergreen at a railroad shop, I am sure they sell Plastruct products as well - the grey structural forms are ABS.
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