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K15A Merryweather Fire Truck

Postby charliep » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:06 pm

K15A Merryweather Fire Truck Issued 1964. All England castings.
KFB = Kent Fire Brigade. Windows - all green tinted
Ladder - light gray metal


1. Red body/gloss blk base/silver bumper/no tow guide/ladder not strengthened/no turntable ribs/KFB cutout decal/gld controller/no cast for door decal/gry hydraulic slv.(r)
2. Red body/gloss blk base/silver bumper/no tow guide/ladder not strengthened/no turntable ribs/KFB cutout decal/gld controller/no cast for door decal/blk hydraulic slv.
3. Red body/gloss blk base/silver bumper/no tow guide/ladder not strengthened/no turntable ribs/KFB cutout decal/gld controller/cast on door for decal/gry hydraulic slv.
4. Red body/gloss blk base/silver bumper/strengthened ladder/ribs on turntable/KFB cutout decal/gry ladder/silver controller/door cast for decal/blk hydraulic sleeve.
5. Dk.red body/blk base/red bumper/tow guide on base/strengthened ladder/KFB cutout label in red /gry ladder/gold controller/cast on door for decal/blk hydraulic slv.
6. Red body/blk base/red bumper/tow guide on base/strengthened ladder/red KFB cutout label/gry ladder/gold controller/no cast on door for decal/blk hydraulic slv.
7. Red body/blk base/red bumper/tow guide on base/strengthened ladder/dk.red KFB cutout label/gry ladder/gold controller/no cast on door for decal/blk hydraulic slv.
8. Red body/black base/red bumper/tow guide on base/strengthened ladder/no label/gold controller/no cast on door for decal/black hydraulic sleeve.
9. Metallic red body/gloss black base/5 spoke wheels/tow guide/KFB red labels/No.15 on rear door/gold controller/rectangular turntable/black hydraulic sleeve. (r)
10. Metallic red body/gloss black base/5 spoke wheels/tow guide/KFB red labels/No.15 in white on front door/gold controller/triangular turntable/red hydraulic sleeve.
11. Metallic red body/gloss black base/5 spoke wheels/tow guide/KFB dark red labels/No.15 in white on front door/gold controller/triangular turntable/black hydraulic slv.
12. Metallic red body/gloss black base/5 spoke wheels/tow guide/KFB dark red labels/No.15 in yellow on front door/gold controller/triangular turntable/black hydraulic slv.
13. Bright red body/silver base/5 spoke wheels/tow guide/KFB rectangular labels/gold controller/MX series with red plastic parts.
14. Bright red body/silver base/5 spoke wheels/tow guide/KFB rectangular labels/gold controller/MX series with blue plastic parts.
15. PP/Bright red body/silver base/5 spoke wheels/tow guide/KFB cutout labels/gold controller/MX series with black plastic parts.
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1. Red body/gloss blk base/silver bumper/no tow guide/ladder not strengthened/no turntable ribs/KFB cutout decal/gld controller/no cast for door decal/gry hydraulic slv.
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2. Red body/gloss blk base/silver bumper/no tow guide/ladder not strengthened/no turntable ribs/KFB cutout decal/gld controller/no cast for door decal/blk hydraulic slv.
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3. Red body/gloss blk base/silver bumper/no tow guide/ladder not strengthened/no turntable ribs/KFB cutout decal/gld controller/cast on door for decal/gry hydraulic slv.
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4. Red body/gloss blk base/silver bumper/strengthened ladder/ribs on turntable/KFB cutout decal/gry ladder/silver controller/door cast for decal/blk hydraulic slv.
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5. Dk.red body/blk base/red bumper/tow guide on base/strengthened ladder/KFB cutout label in red /gry ladder/gld controller/cast on door for decal/blk hydraulic slv.
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6. Red body/black base/red bumper/tow guide on base/strengthened ladder/red KFB cutout label/gry ladder/gld controller/no cast on door for decal/blk hydraulic slv.
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7. Red body/blk base/red bumper/tow guide on base/strengthened ladder/dk red KFB cutout label/gry ladder/gold controller/no cast on door for decal/blk hydraulic slv.
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8. Red body/black base/red bumper/tow guide on base/strengthened ladder/no label/gold controller/no cast on door for decal/black hydraulic sleeve.
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9. Metallic red body/gloss black base/5 spoke wheels/tow guide/KFB red labels/No.15 on rear door/gold controller/rectangular turntable/black hydraulic sleeve. (r)
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10. Metallic red body/gloss black base/5 spoke wheels/tow guide/KFB red labels/No.15 in white on front door/gold controller/triangular turntable/red hydraulic slv.
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11. Metallic red body/gloss black base/5 spoke wheels/tow guide/KFB dark red labels/No.15 in white on front door/gold controller/triangular turntable/blk hydraulic slv.
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K15A Merryweather Fire Engine variation #12.jpg
12. Metallic red body/gloss black base/5 spoke wheels/tow guide/KFB dark red labels/No.15 in yellow on front door/gold controller/triangular turntable/blk hydraulic slv.
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13. Bright red body/silver base/5 spoke wheels/tow guide/KFB rectangular labels/gold controller/MX series with red plastic parts.
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14. Bright red body/silver base/5 spoke wheels/tow guide/KFB rectangular labels/gold controller/MX series with blue plastic parts.
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15. PP/Bright red body/silver base/5 spoke wheels/tow guide/KFB cutout labels/gold controller/MX series with black plastic parts.
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Re: K15A Merryweather Fire Truck

Postby Brad Pittiful » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:03 pm

won an auction for the regular wheel model without the turntable ribs for an affordable price...it has no turntable ribs and what looks like a silver controller...i came looking at where this model fell in the line of models and saw the silver controller has the turntable ribs...in the pics on the auction the silver controller looks to be an even silver and not worn or faded gold but until its in hand i wont be steadfast in my opinion thats the controller is silver...once i receive it ill update the details
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Re: K15A Merryweather Fire Truck

Postby bobneumann » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:18 pm

I received this as a gift from my wife last night. It came out of a collection from Maryland. I did not see this among Charlie's pics so thought I would post it.

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Re: K15A Merryweather Fire Truck

Postby Brad Pittiful » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:57 pm

i received my model yesterday and i looked over it along with the pics provided by charlie...this doesnt match any of his early ones

details are

dark red body/gloss blk base/silver bumper/no tow guide/ladder not strengthened/no turntable ribs/KFB cutout decal/silver controller/no cast for door decal/gry hydraulic slv.(r)

i have checked my other two models...both are later releases...the silver controller looks the same color all over...the rivet under the turntable looks silver...the recesses and dials do not have any gold as with wear the deep spots should have gold coloring right...this does not

i also noticed...im not sure what its called but i guess its a stop so the ladder when upright doesnt go past a certain point...they are different sizes...the one i just received is small and the ladder goes more vertical than the ones with the bigger stop

i guess the time has come to get a new picture host....so i can take some photos and post them...ill do that later
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Re: K15A Merryweather Fire Truck

Postby Brad Pittiful » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:09 pm

so i did it...got a new host...but first...again i dont know what the term is but the stop (what im calling it) the big size is .25mm and the smaller one is 19mm

here is the pic comparing the two

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here you can see how the ladder with the small stop is more vertical than the one with the bigger stop

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here are the pics of the model...like i said the silver controller looks silver over all the piece and no gold coloring that remains in the recess areas that someone touching it could wear

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no turntable ribs and the silver controller

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here you can see the overall silverness and in the recessed areas its silver

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Re: K15A Merryweather Fire Truck

Postby bobneumann » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:01 am

There was a brief discussion in the Yesteryear forum that many Yesteryear of the same era had components that should have been brass plated that were left unplated, making them appear silver in color. Your Merryweather would probably be considered a reverse variation. Although it is a good one. I've never seen one before.
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Re: K15A Merryweather Fire Truck

Postby Brad Pittiful » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:32 am

bobneumann wrote:There was a brief discussion in the Yesteryear forum that many Yesteryear of the same era had components that should have been brass plated that were left unplated, making them appear silver in color. Your Merryweather would probably be considered a reverse variation. Although it is a good one. I've never seen one before.


cool...thanks for the info Bob
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