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Simon SS220 HP
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No: 143   Contributor: Graham Willey   Scale: 1/76   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Scratch built / modified   Country: United Kingdom
Simon SS220 HP

Working model built in 1/76th scale from 20thou plasti-card. The cab was taken from a BW Models white metal kit the rest of the model is scratch-built.
Picture added on 12 September 2009 at 20:38
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Graham, did you build the snorkel arms yourself or kit-bash? Whichever way, the end result is very good. Well done, love your background too,,

Added by Pav on 13 September 2009.
Hi PAV, the hydraulic platform is entirely scratch-built from plasti-card, it took over 100 hours to make and is fully working. I was lucky enough to have technical drawings supplied by Simon to work from. The hydraulic rams for the booms are made from ball point pen ink tubes and turned brass rod to make a friction fit. I will be up-loading a few more detailed photos of the model.

Added by Graham Willey on 13 September 2009.
Wow! Now that is quite a feat of engineering in such a small scale.

Added by Adam Floyd on 19 September 2009.
Graham, can you tell me if the 1st boom lies at an angle up towards the knuckle joint and the 2nd boom sits horizontal ? I`m planning on moddelling an SS263 but finding out info is proving to be rather difficult.

Added by D.Cruickshank on 03 March 2013.
D. Cruickshank, I was a driver/operator on the Dennis/Simon SS 263 RUY 150V that was stationed at Kidderminster and is now in service in Ireland. I'm assuming that your question relates to when the booms are in the travelling position on the appliance? In which case, the 1st boom does sit in a pretty much horizontal position. The 2nd boom is also horizontal and sits on top of the 1st boom, but over to the right/offside. If you put "Dennis/Simon Snorkel" in a google search for images, there are quite a few photos of appliances with their booms stowed which you will find useful.

Added by Mel Turbutt on 04 March 2013.
Many thanks for your help and info Mel, much appreciated.

Added by D.Cruickshank on 04 March 2013.
Can anyone tell me how long each boom is on a SS263. I`m trying to make one but finding out real sizes is proving to be difficult and I`m having to "guestimate" a lot of the dimensions.

Added by D.Cruickshank on 17 March 2013.
I have a 6-page sales data leaflet on the SS263. If you email me with your home address I can post a photocopy with a lot of useful information, photographs and diagrams. George

Added by George Illingworth on 18 March 2013.
am asking for the cost of this type of fire engine for our lime plant in Zambia.

Added by John Hara on 07 January 2015.
GEORGE is there any chance you could send me a set of drawings for the SS220 I would be very grateful

Added by ALEX SCOTT on 16 January 2016.
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