Special Projects

McCabe Fire Train

Fire is a nasty thing for a lumber company. And while he hoped it was never used, John McCabe had the shop crew build a three-car fire train. This train was kept ready in the yard just in case. He also constructed additional water cars and used these on other parts of the line, but they could be added to the train in case of an emergency.

The firefighting car carries a supply of water and has the engine-powered pump on top to feed water to the rotating nozzle or the smaller hose. The pump can pull water from the additional water car or, by using the siphon hose on the side, from a convenient creek.

The tool car provided a place to store the various firefighting tools such as shovels, buckets, additional hoses, etc.

The firefighting car and water car were inspired by a car from the Pacific Lumber Co. The tool car is based on a Rayonier Lumber Company home-built car.

This Master Creations' kit consists of laser-cut basswood and plywood, and brass, plastic, & white metal detail castings. The tool car roof is removable and the interior bracing is included. All kits are less trucks and couplers.

The HO Fire Train is a three-car set. The O scale version is individual cars. These are available direct only from B.T.S..

HO & O Scale kits now available!


#28275 HO Scale 3-Car Fire Train $ 159.95
#29276 HO Scale Additional Water Car $   49.95
#19275 O Scale Firefighting Car $ 139.95
#19276 O Scale Water Car $   79.95
#19277 O Scale Tool Car $   99.95


HO Versions shown below.

Firefighting Car

Water Car - Also available separately

Tool Car

Firefighting Car

Pump Detail

Tool Car Back

O Versions shown below.

Firefighting Car

Firefighting Car Top

Water Car

Water Car Top

Tool Car

Tool Car

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