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pnolan48

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N Scale FDNY Fireboat ThreeFortyThree Available May 15
« on: April 28, 2014, 03:02:33 PM »
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N Scale Ships has begun production of  the ThreeFortyThree, the newest, largest and most powerful fireboat in the US. The Robert Allan Ltd. design is 140′ long, 36′ in beam, with 8,000 hp driving four propellers, capable of 18+ knots and 50,000 gallons per minute. The ship is named after the 343 NYC firemen who died during the September 11, 2001 attack. It serves Marine Company 1 and is based in Manhattan. A sister ship, FireFighter II serves Marine Company 9 and is based in Brooklyn.

In N scale the ship measures 10.5" (267 mm)  long with a beam of 2.7" (67 mm).  It is 3" (76 mm) high to the top of the pilot house, plus mast and antennae.

The hull is cast resin. The multi-deck styrene superstructure is complex, with many small recesses, compound curves and delicate parts. All three forward spaces can be built with interior details. The kit includes 11 custom fire cannons, and all railings, stairways and deck fittings. Shown is the first production model; a few additional decals and a few small modifactions to details will be made for subsequent production.

A built-up model is $450 plus shipping; the kit is $149. Visit Nscaleships.com for more information or to place orders.
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daniel_leavitt2000

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Re: N Scale FDNY Fireboat ThreeFortyThree Available May 15
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 05:51:42 PM »
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Oh nice!
You've crossed the walls, excelled
Further along through their hell
All for my heart, I watch you kill
You always have, you always will
Now spread your wings and sail out to me