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No: 3214   Contributor: Pete Matten   Scale: HO scale   Year: 2012   Manufacturers: Other, Roco, Wiking   Country: United Kingdom
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Frankfurt Airport Station*2.
In this diarama we have a typical airport fire station and crash rescue vehicles at the ready out on the apron.
The model fire station was originally a typical works vehicle garage and made by the German company Kibri.Its been totally converted to house all these airport models in HO size I've had for many years hidden away.The model has actually been recently released again by Kibri and is now made to look like a 5-bay fire station.
The German model in the foreground is a Panther 6x6(Rosenbauer)crash tender by Wiking(Crash*6),and from left to right behind is a Simba 8x8 Rosenbauer by a company called Ritter(Crash*1),and next we have 2 MAN FLF Mamba crash tenders by the Austrian company called Roco(Crash*2 and Crash*3).The domestic fire engine(Crash*4)on station is a Mercedes/Ziegler water tender/rescue unit that responds to all domestic fires and first-aid response incidents within the airport boundaries and this model is from the Herpa HO collection and made in Germany.
And last,the Mercedes/Benz and BMW X5 Officers vehicles are from the Joy City range of HO emergency vehicles and made in Germany.
Well,from the present day Germany we next turn the clocks back some fourty years and travel back into the old East Germany and the GDR(German Democratic Republic).
Picture added on 06 July 2012 at 15:11
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Very nice Pete, my kind of models.

Added by Bristol Bob on 06 July 2012.
Another nice scene, Pete. There seems to be a shortage of bays?

Added by George Illingworth on 07 July 2012.
Hello George, the new Panther 6X6/Rosenbauer here(Crash*6)is on crew familarization at Station*2 and comes actually from the main station which houses another 4 crash trucks.This is Station*2 on the northern perimeter of the airport.
Are you able this year to get to the Odiham Fire Show on the 4/5th August?, be good to see you again.Pete.

Added by Pete Matten on 07 July 2012.
Can you post a photo of the main station??

Added by John Mc Ateer on 12 July 2012.
John-its only pretend.I enjoy(just)making fire station's to house the various models I've either made or collected over the years, and I've still got plenty of models, but don't always have the time to make the fire stations.
Generally, I'm trying to cover the history of the British Fire Service, but occasionally because I have so many foreign model fire engines, I also like to make a typical foreign fire station.
Many of my fire station models now appear on the transport models site, but normally only come together a few time a year at fire station 'Open Days', and of course fire engine rallies such as Odiham(4th&5th August 2012).
Sorry John, there is no main station.

Added by Pete Matten on 12 July 2012.
Hands up all those who said what a shame.

Added by Bristol Bob on 12 July 2012.
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