Models of Yesteryear Y-6/4; 1920 Rolls-Royce Fire Engine

Models of Yesteryear

Box notes: "Purchased on behalf of Borough Green and District for 26 this Rolls-Royce was converted into a Fire Engine in 1933 for a total cost of 100. Dennis Fire Fighting equipment was used on this model, which had a rating of 40-50 horse power and rear brakes only. This converted Rolls-Royce saw extensive service in Kent during the Second World War."

This one was partly put together by recycling components from existing MOY models, You can tell they used the baseplate off the Y-7/3 1912 Rolls-Royce, because they left the No.7 cast into it. They also used the windscreen frame from the Y-2/3 Prince Henry Vauxhall. There had been plans for a trailer which was never actually produced.

All of them are red, some red all over, some are red with black mudguards, most of them have black seats, a few have red seats, but these are harder to find. The first issues had the locating lugs for the 'Borough Green' stickers missing on the side and these are also hard to find. The side seats, originally metal, were changed to plastic halfway through the model's life. Ladders came in white, orangey red and rusty brown with the first ones having a very small lug at the tail end which was enlarged later on.

Rare ones to look out for are the early ones with the Y-7 baseplate and the rusty brown ladder with small lugs, the ones with no locating lugs for the stickers and ones with red seats.

 

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Dark Red, Black Chassis, Black front seats, plastic crew seats, gold 12 spoke wheels, tan ladder, label positioning lugs present

Dark Red, Black Chassis, Black front seats, plastic crew seats, gold 12 spoke wheels, white ladder with large lugs, label positioning lugs present

Red, red mudguards, black front seats, metal crew seats, gold 12 spoke wheels, brown ladder with large lugs, label positioning lugs present

Red, red mudguards, black front seats, metal crew seats, gold 12 spoke wheels, brown ladder with small lugs, label positioning lugs present

Red, red mudguards, black front seats, metal crew seats, gold 12 spoke wheels, white ladder with large lugs, label positioning lugs present


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