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Peter's Model Railroading | Articles | Automobiles | Ahrens-Fox
1924 Ahrens-Fox

 

Founded in 1910 in Cincinnati, Ohio by John Ahrens and Charles Fox. The prototype had a 78hp engine in it. The web site linked to has a photo of the 1920s version.
(external link: HME Ahrens-Fox)

AmerCom Hobby is a Polish company that started off as a publisher but moved into the diecast vehicles market. This photo shows the model, part #SF-58, in its original blister pack. They are not cheap due to importing and shipping.
(external link: AmerCom Hobby)

The model is mounted to a plastic base with two screws on the underside.

The model's underframe is all diecast, but its upper body is all plastic. It is rather delicate. The detail quality is about medium. It is not decorated for any fire department.

None of the parts on the engine are removable. They are all molded in.

The wheels roll, but they are not straight and/or perpendicular to their axles, causing them to wobble when rolled.