Trumpeters American LaFrance, engl.

More than 40 years after the American LaFrance kits from AMT/Matchbox came onto the market, a manufacturer of model kits dared to produce another ALF kit and that was the Chinese company Trumpeter.

This kit is ideal for conversions, be it as a turntable ladder, tower or as a TDA, meaning the version as a Tractor Drawn Aerial, a turntable ladder on a trailer. Unfortunately, this model does not have an engine, the rims are too small and there are not enough chrome parts. But better than no new fire truck from America.

Here are three original photos of Engine 121 of the College Park VFD that I received from American LaFrance.