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Offline PlaymoCollector

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Emergency Services
« on: September 07, 2019, 12:38:36 »
Let's kick it off with something extremely basic.

Here are some vintage firefighters with period breathing apparatus:



Close-up shot of the apparatus itself:



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EDIT: thanks to playmofire for pointing out the pictures weren't showing up.
I'm uploading again, don't know what went wrong with the photo hosting.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2019, 16:00:53 by PlaymoCollector »

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Re: Emergency Services
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 13:50:13 »
Nice work!!

(that guy on the last pic....  :0 )
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Re: Emergency Services
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2019, 14:16:25 »
I can't see the pictures.
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Re: Emergency Services
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2019, 18:40:05 »
Neato! :)
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Re: Emergency Services
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2019, 08:15:01 »
Very neat work. 

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Re: Emergency Services
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2019, 08:45:18 »
Nicely done! And great to see those old pictures. I expect the canister was packed full of healthy asbestos?
Which part did you use to make your canister?
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Re: Emergency Services
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2019, 13:25:15 »
Glad to hear you liked them!

I'm afraid I can't answer your first question, GrahamB – I'm no expert on the subject, just reproduce what I see.
As for the piece, it's an emergency light support: https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-27-0330

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Re: Emergency Services
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2019, 13:27:23 »
Nicely done! And great to see those old pictures. I expect the canister was packed full of healthy asbestos?
Which part did you use to make your canister?

I think charcoal is more likely than asbestos, assuming that the aim is filtering rather than breathing oxygen.  Early BA such as the Proto (https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/museum/history-and-stories/a-brief-history-of-our-breathing-apparatus/) involved a bag on the chest containing air or oxygen with the wearer breathing it in without assistance from any pressurised system.  The use of a filter to remove CO2 allowed some recycling of air.
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Re: Emergency Services
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2019, 09:02:50 »
Thanks, playmofire. Some (perhaps all) WW2 gas masks contain asbestos, so people today are advised against wearing them.
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Re: Emergency Services
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2019, 00:24:55 »
they should rename it asworstos
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