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Post-War Lancing Fire Station.
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No: 1276   Contributor: Pete Matten   Scale: 1/76   Year: 2010   Manufacturers: BW Models, Fire Brigade Models, Scratch built / modified   Country: United Kingdom
Post-War Lancing Fire Station.

In this latest diarama it shows Lancing Fire Station (WSFB) from around 1950, with the stations war-time appliances re-liveried and still in use.
The appliances used at this time were a 1943 Austin K2 ATV (now-Hose reel tender) and trailer pump,and a 1940 Fordson Thames 7V Heavy Unit with built in pump and trailer pump.Both these appliances were operational at Lancing during WWII.
The fire station,originally a single storey building was built in 1925 next to the village Parish Hall with the 1st floor we beleave being added just before the second world war.
The converted fire appliance models in the diarama are from BW Models,the civilian figures are from Dapol with the 1950/60's firemen coming from FBM (Fire Brigade Models). These are new sets just released and are now available.
This model is in the 1.76 scale, the old Lancing Fire Station being totally scratch built,and please note that the figures all come unpainted.
Picture added on 03 December 2010 at 08:08
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Another brilliant diorama Pete.

Added by George Illingworth on 03 December 2010.
Nice one Pete.

Added by Bristol Bob on 04 December 2010.
Thankyou Gentlemen, but, just wait until you see all the firies and pumps out and about in the City of London in action on a major exercise.
Keep watching this site for a little trip back down memory lane to the roaring 1960's.Pete.

Added by Pete Matten on 04 December 2010.
Looking forward to that!

Added by Dermot Duffy on 06 December 2010.
Dermot, I have already posted the London 1960's period pictures and there shown on the site now.See(picture #1280)and(picture #1281).I do hope you enjoy your trip down memory lane.

Added by Pete Matten on 07 December 2010.
Love it! Great work Pete. How suitable are the figures for the 1970s/80s if you painted the helmets and leggings yellow?

Added by Phil Reed on 11 December 2010.
Phil, yellow leggings were first introduced in the early to mid seventies and were used by many brigades well into the eighties.The helmets are the typical Cromwell type, but yes could be altered by just filing down the comb a little.
Next year Paul Slade(FBM) may depending on how well these sell produce a more up todate set of figures.
I should just point out that the LADDER CREW consists of 8 firemen, where as the PUMP CREW includes 3 PROTO BA-1950/60s period so you'd not be able to use them.
Phil, feel free to contact me and I'll send you a picture showing the sets in more detail.Pete.

Added by Pete Matten on 12 December 2010.
Thanks Pete that would be great. My PC wont let me email you for some reason. Please could you contact me. Many Thanks

Added by Phil Reed on 17 December 2010.
nice diorama pete! brilliant work as always mate.

Added by Stevie Murray on 08 January 2011.
How much to buy can I order , I am a Lancing Parish Cllr and we are opening a Lancing Heritage corner at the Lancing Parish hall in January it would be lovely to display? can you help please. Cllr Geoff Patmore

Added by Geoff Patmore on 29 November 2017.
Hello Geoff, sorry I should have got back to you. This model is totally scratch built and one of several of West Sussex that I've built over the last few years and is certainly not for sale. I served at Lancing from 1969, the year this station closed and the new one opened in Elm Grove, Lancing. I did actually pop in last weekend to the Parish Hall hoping to see some old pictures, etc but was very disappointed with what was on display, absolutely nothing to interest me.

Added by Pete Matten on 30 January 2018.
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