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Fire Boat L.A. City No. 2 aka Ralph J. Scott

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  • Member since
    July 2019
  • From: Nebraska
Fire Boat L.A. City No. 2 aka Ralph J. Scott
Posted by Larry_B on Friday, February 14, 2020 3:39 PM

Well it's been a long time but I have finished my model of the fire boat LA City No 2 (also known as the Ralph J Scott).

I have just south of 900 hours in its construction.  Currently the acrylic display case cover is being fabricated.

I have some photos here for your viewing (forgot how to embed the photo so it's a link).  I'm also finishing up a construction and documentation report (right now 160 pages) of boat information, sources and lots of construction photos.  If anyone is interested I can email the PDF file when done.

For scale here is a picture of me with the model.

And various views...



  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, February 14, 2020 4:20 PM

Fantastic!  That's quite a nice model.  Really cool subject - well done.



Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, February 14, 2020 5:06 PM

Great build! Toast Toast Toast 

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:06 AM

Larry B!!!

 You are a man after my fashion. Beautiful work. It was somewhat aggravating to see it though. The Photobucket page kept inundating it with ads. I had a hard time seeing the interior parts you did. I assume they are up the high standards of everything else. AWESOME !!!!     T.B.

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:36 PM

Utterly stunning. Great work and thanks for sharing it.

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Sunday, February 16, 2020 5:40 PM


Thanks for sharing.  It's nice to see some other type boats. Big Smile

1st Group BuildSP

  • Member since
    July 2019
  • From: Nebraska
Posted by Larry_B on Monday, February 24, 2020 7:55 PM

If anyone is intrested the Nebraska Educational TV (NET - our PBS) did a story on the model.  It can be found at







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