The LFC Blog Walk-around
Here we showcase some of the LFC's most recent built Lego fire related MOCs!
Seeing that we are on a roll with aerial ladders, here's one of the best Lego models of a Bronto Skylift, brought to us by Olivier L!
About the FDLC Bronto Skylift:
Quebec City, Quebec operates this 2016 E-ONE Bronto RLP134 as aerial 704. This is the city's second 134 after aerial 709, placed in service in 2011. The only difference between both units is that 709 runs as a quint unit and 704 as a truck company. On the Lego side, this unit was made possible by the help of David Hensley. Without his telescopic boom concept, I (Olivier) never would have been able to work this truck out. It took me several hours to develop the jib boom to have sturdy yet lightweight enough. However, this thing is still so heavy, the hydraulics are barely strong enough to hold it. I have to rework some small details to make it surdier in general. Overall, I'm extremely happy with the end result and with the return of a Bronto in the FDLC fleet. I remember my first one from almost 10 years ago and this has come a long way. The booms used to be made of bricks and technic beams and alway were enormous. I feel like this one captures the looks of the actual truck more than I ever was capable of doing before. As a builder, I always try and challenge myself to build more realistic units and better overall apparatus. This truck was probably my biggest challenge in a long time, but now that it has been accomplished, I have a stepping stone for more special projects like this one.
About the E-ONE Bronto Skylift:
Bronto Skylift is one of the premier developers for aerial platforms and appliances worldwide. Though the market is considerably smaller in North America, Bronto Skylifts can be found in many departments! Perhaps the major selling point for the Bronto Skylift is its ability to articulate and reach where other ladders cannot go.