Corgi 1001-A Angus "Firestreak" Fire Tender - Rescue #3

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This model is the Corgi 1001-A-1a Angus Firestreak Fire Tender in red, Rescue livery. It is packed in a standard Corgitronics box of the period, advertising electronic working features. The model uses the Corgi 1001-A Angus Firestreak casting from 1980, and comes with two fire fighters (silver - chroming coming off the figures), the road barrier (white with red diagonal stripe pattern), and the trolley and gas bottle (red and white).

The model has no opening parts other than the bare metal side ramps, the battery cover, and the roof hatch which opens to allow access to the light bulb. The battery compartment (at the rear) can be opened to expose the internal workings and battery connectors. The front has an unpainted metal panel, which is actually a separate casting, that becomes the grille, headlights, and front bumper. On the cab roof is a set of cast metal, unpainted horns, two red roof lights, and a white and grey plastic water/foam nozzle. The roof of the rear has a side mounted, orange plastic spotlight (from which the chrome seems to have delaminated), black painted hose reel and hose, two silver painted roof panels (the front one opens to access the light bulb), and a yellow plastic ladder. On each side is a compartment, with unpainted ramp, that can house the gas bottle and trolley. To the rear is the battery cover, chromed, and shaped to look light a pump, and two black plastic water hydrant pipes. The rear lights are in the body colour and not highlighted in any way. All other features are cast into the body casting (side trim, doors, hatches, handles, etc). The model is enhanced by the application of decals, in white to the bonnet and rear sides, all three of which also sport a white on black circle "3". The rear sides and bonnet carry the word "Rescue".

The interior is yellow plastic with a black plastic, right hand, steering wheel. The glazing is clear all round the cab.

All wheels are single piece, chromed, plastic units with a central 8 stud commercial style hub and a black tyre, mounted on steel axles.

The base plate is white metal and is marked with "Corgi" parallel to, and behind, the rear axle, followed by "HCB-Angus" inside an hexagonal shape, and "FireStreak". Forward of the front axle is "Made in Gt. Britain". There is also a switch in white plastic to turn the Corgitronics features on and off. The base is held in place with three machined rivets.

This model was issued in June 1980 until 1982, with a stated scale of 1:43, and over 60,000 were sold.

Item: 3949

 


This model is the Corgi 1001-A-1a Angus Firestreak Fire Tender in red, Rescue livery. It is packed in a standard Corgitronics box of the period, advertising electronic working features. The model uses the Corgi 1001-A Angus Firestreak casting from 1980, and comes with two fire fighters (silver), the road barrier (white with red diagonal stripe pattern), and the trolley and gas bottle (red and white).

The model has no opening parts other than the bare metal side ramps, the battery cover, and the roof hatch which opens to allow access to the light bulb. The battery compartment (at the rear) can be opened to expose the internal workings and battery connectors. The front has an unpainted(?), shiny metal panel, which is actually a separate casting, that becomes the grille, headlights, and front bumper. On the cab roof is a set of cast metal, unpainted horns, two red roof lights, and a white and grey plastic water/foam nozzle. The roof of the rear has a side mounted, chromed plastic spotlight with amber lens, black painted hose reel and hose, two silver painted roof panels (the front one opens to access the light bulb), and a yellow plastic ladder. On each side is a compartment, with unpainted ramp, that can house the gas bottle and trolley. To the rear is the battery cover, chromed, and shaped to look light a pump, and two black plastic water hydrant pipes. The rear lights are in the body colour and not highlighted in any way. All other features are cast into the body casting (side trim, doors, hatches, handles, etc). The model is enhanced by the application of decals, in white to the bonnet and rear sides, all three of which also sport a white on black circle "3". The rear sides and bonnet carry the word "Rescue".

The interior is yellow plastic with a black plastic, right hand, steering wheel. The glazing is clear all round the cab.

All wheels are single piece, chromed, plastic units with a central 8 stud commercial style hub and a black tyre, mounted on steel axles.

The base plate is white metal and is marked with "Corgi" parallel to, and behind, the rear axle, followed by "HCB-Angus" inside an hexagonal shape, and "FireStreak". Forward of the front axle is "Made in Gt. Britain". There is also a switch in white plastic to turn the Corgitronics features on and off. The base is held in place with three machined rivets.

This model was issued in June 1980 until 1982, with a stated scale of 1:43, and over 60,000 were sold.

Item: 2637