Friday, December 3, 2010

CORGI - SIMON SNORKEL FIRE ENGINE





A beautifully engineered model of the very latest type of Fire Engine used in this country, which would sell very well for twelve years. The cage at the end of thetop boom was kept horizontal through a pantograph system of linkage. These were of plated wires with their appropriate ends cast-on to eliminate any possible misalignment on essembly. Everything was operated by two aluminium thump wheels activating racks and pinions. Four retractable stabilizing legs were also fitted to ensure the model did not topple over in certain positions. Five firemen figures were also included in the cab area and one extra figure, seen to be operating the nozzle, was located in the cage. But mine was missing.

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