Note: This feature is in the Oct. TT&C 2017 issue.
Australian Trax Trux die-cast 1/50 scale 1940 Chevrolet blitz bush firefighting tanker which John purchased on a visit to the Museum of Fire at Penrith, New South Wales, Australia.
Another of the Dennis F8 models from John’s collection: a 1/76 scale Dennis F8 in Christchurch Fire Board livery by Oxford Diecast.
A 1/50 scale Dennis Sabre in New Zealand Fire Service livery, a limited edition produced by FANZ.
Code 3 model Freightliner MT55 in the F.D.N.Y. (Fire Department New York) Special Operations Command Technical Rescue School livery, 1/32 scale.
Code 3 1/64 scale model of a Seagrove Pumper in City of Louisville Fire Department livery,
Bburago 1/24 scale Fiat Punto Italian fire chief’s car, with the door open to reveal the interior detail. John purchased this while on holiday in France.
Corgi Dennis F12 fire engine with smaller scale vehicles on John’s electric train layout.
Rosenbauer fire engines similar to those in use at some New Zealand airports.
The rarest model in the collection and a definite one-of-a-kind is this birthday cake that John’s wife presented to him when he had a milestone birthday.
A Universal Hobbies Land Rover 1/18 scale in West Sussex Fire Brigade livery, one of John’s favorite models.
A 1/76 scale Land Rover FT6 Carmichael fire engine in New Zealand Fire Service livery by Oxford Diecast.
A Code 3 model of an aerialscope tower ladder engine in 1/64 scale, which John rates as one to which to aspire.
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear 1952 Land Rover with hose box.