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N Scale Ships Previews 81' Fireboat
« on: January 31, 2014, 01:01:12 PM »
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N Scale Ships is previewing this 81' fireboat, the fourth in a series. This is a model of the William Lyon Mackenzie, launched in 1964, and refurbished in 2004. The boat is the main fireboat for the City of Toronto's Fire Services. Built in Owen Sound, Ontario by Russel Brothers Limited, it operates 12 months a year, providing emergency services within Toronto Harbor and the adjacent waters of Lake Ontario.

The fire boat is equipped with:
   •   Aerial tower - 54' Amador/Trump Limited Giraffe (refurbished 2004)
   •   Hiab 5 ton crane
   •   2 Diesel driven water pumps
   •   5 water nozzles



General Characteristics
Type:                 Fireboat-Icebreaker
Tonnage:            102 gt
Displacement:     200 tonnes
Length:               24.7m (81 feet)
Beam:                 6m (20 feet)
Propulsion:          2 x 3412 Caterpillar Diesel
Speed:                12 knots (13.8 mph; 22.2 km/h) - max 22km/hr
Complement:       3, (can use boost crew of 4)
Crew:                  22
Source: Wikipedia

The model has a cast resin hull, and styrene superstructure. The pilot house and aerial platform contain small, delicate parts requiring a medium level of modeling skill to assemble. Release date for the kit is anticipated to by June 2014. Shown is the prototyped without railings, life rafts, water cannons and other small topside details. Prices will be about $60 for the kit, and $210 for a built-up.

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Re: N Scale Ships Previews 81' Fireboat
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 01:25:07 PM »
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Another nice boat!  :)

Thomas

PS: Maybe I missed something but what happened to the tug Edna G?
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Re: N Scale Ships Previews 81' Fireboat
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 01:57:34 PM »
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Another nice boat!  :)

Thomas

PS: Maybe I missed something but what happened to the tug Edna G?

I forgot to bring the correct parts with me to Alabama in November. :facepalm: I'll be back in Ohio on Monday. I ordered 25 sets of railings and special parts from brass, but was still having trouble assembling the pilot house without it warping. All I can say right now is that the Edna G is coming soon, once I get the pilot house into a reproducible form. The extra time has resulted in a more accurate model. The cast resin hull has the correct sweep, the pilot house the correct tilt, etc. And the kit will probably be $99, or 50% below what I first thought.

We are close to making a decision between Ohio and Alabama.

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Re: N Scale Ships Previews 81' Fireboat
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 04:01:38 PM »
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Sounds good. Please count me in for one Edna G.

Thomas  :)
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