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Trucks, cop cars and sports cars

today I took the bus (still don't have a driver's license) and got some lunch and greenlight. Hobby lobby was well stocked. Hobby lobby is a bit pricey but it the only store that sells them in my area (the Walmarts never have them) but I walked out with plenty of finds and a empty wallet😅 First off I got 2 police units. A police truck and a jeep. The truck is cool with a green color but the police jeep is small and cute. Second off I got 2 sports cars. The dodge charger is cool especia

My biggest haul yet

ok. I've been in Idaho for a week and ahalf so....I've got alot. First of I hit the jackpot at the spokane valley hobby lobby. Found alot of police cars. And of course a big truck. Then at the Walmart in postfalls I got my first auto world and a ertl tractor 

A new challenge.

Sometimes, we happen to be in the right place at the right time, but it takes training and expierence to make a difference. 2010, the year that should have ended my firefighting career. The newly formed county FD was preforming budget cuts all around, (and hiring highly paid managers) and one of those measures was to reduce the cost of the full time crews. In reality it meant that the 24 hour crews would be laid off except for a select few that were gonna work from 9 to 5, and the rest

The other things we do.

Next to fighting fires, I loved (and still do) cutting up vehicles. And in my 15 years of service, I've dissasembled pretty much a whole junkyard, of course with help of my brothers and sisters. I've cut into anything from a beat up lunchbox to a Ferrari, even a city bus and all European brands of truck. Seen all sorts of outcomes for the pinned in persons, from nothing more then a scratch to unrecognisable mangled bodies, even a 140+ car pileup, but enough about that, after the last entry

The one that changes everything.

My second entry, the fire that changed me, in more ways then others. Slight word of warning though, this is not a happy or funny story, but it is a key moment in my life as I will explain along the way, and I changed the name of the family because of privacy reasons. Christmas eve 2007, just before 7pm. We were just having dinner, making jokes , just the usual firehouse banter. And just before dessert, tones " Engine 4534, Engine 4530, Ladder 4550, Battalion 4595, structure fire, rest

Running hot!

Okay first entry, let's see if this will pick up. We are going back to late 2007 for this story, I was just a rookie with a dozen of shifts under my belt and a handfull of volunteer calls, and was a major white cloud, as they say in the fire service, I have had my first fire, a bicycle shed on fire, no big deal, but nothing on fire since then, enough Automatic Fire Alarm calls, but nothing more then some smoldering wiring and cranky grampas smoking under a smoke detector. So one night, st

More finds

its been awhile with school and a girlfriend (they take alot of your time🤣) but I've had a few pickups over the last 2 months. In April I went to hobby lobby. Pickings were pretty slim but I found a few grabs. The Chevy service truck is cool along with the mercury cougar. The second image is a cool thing I found while cleaning. My grampa gave me this Bremerton wa police car. They used to have these grey cars back in the day but now they are black and white.

A bunch of new stuff

It’s been a while since I posted an update here... so I’ll compile the latest. For those who don’t know, I now have an Instagram account for this: @bignboostedcustomtrucks GMC squarebody, with a 6.6l duramax scratch built by me ‘18 Nissan Titan, not something I would normally get, but it came in a set with a gooseneck I got for cheap so it was kinda a freebie the way I look at it. The wheels are a bit small, but I built it into a SEMA truck. It will be for sale on

Major Civilian San Brickardo Update and starting SBFR

So after my brief hiatus while studying for an exam I have returned to show you all the progress on San Brickardo (which is a lot) that I've made in the last month.  Using @ Joshs method of utilizing google earth to find buildings to build in Lego here are 3 brand new San Brickardo Mocs and their real life counterpart.  Lindenhurst Ave Apartments Based off of this fenced off apartment complex on Lindenhurst Ave in the real LA (see picture below) I built my own Lindenhurst Apartmen

5th gen Ram, here we come!

And we have our first picture of a 5th gen (2019 & newer) Ram in diecast, 1/64 scale form! That I am aware of, only Greenlight and Ertl have announced 5th gens, with Greenlights still being under wraps: here's what we do know about that one though, taken from the 2021 catalog. Back to Ertls version, I'm pleased to see more accurate body lines and overall details then the previous 3 generations of Rams Ertl has offered; so far each one has gotten better, and that's continued here.

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Small Photography Scene + poll

First of all, please fill out the above poll. I'm beginning to think EB is not the place for diecast; it is a Lego Emergency site after all, but if there's a lot of interest I can keep posting. Otherwise, I can be found on www.diecastgarage.org under the alias of DieCastDodges. I've been working on a couple of simple scenes that are designed purely for photography purposes, and they also give me some experience with diorama making before I start on the two large ones I have planned. This on

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new finds

here's some finds from this weekend. On Friday I went to my local dollar tree and picked up a few hot wheels and matchbox cars. There pretty cool but don't have as much detail as greenlights do. For Easter I got a few greenlights from my grandma. I love the 2020 Ford utility in the New Jersey state police deco. The old tow truck and taxi are pretty cool.

Custom Matchbox Chevy Camaro

I recently happened to look through the Matchbox pegs at Meijer, and discovered matchbox makes some pretty nice models for cheap. This Moving Parts 2016 Camaro caught my eye; detailed motor, opening hood, great color, good tampos, close to scale, all for $2! I’ll be picking up another one of these, and that is very rare for me to buy 2 of the same model. It’s appearance isn’t exactly fit to mingle with my GLs though, so I made a few simple changes to add a sportier look. The fla

Completed Squarebody Flatbed

This 1977 Chevrolet C-3500 with a 4” lift setting on six 18” polished Alcoas and 35s was completed today. Crossover steering, 4” straight pipe to 6” tip, detailed scratch built drive train, gooseneck ball, clearance lights, 2016 style tow mirrors, and an Alcoa spare are among the details added. It’s a GL Kings of Crunch cab paired with a GL aluminum flatbed, and uses 2 sets of HW premium wheels which double nicely as polished Alcoa dually wheels and super singles after a couple coats of metallic

Ram 3500 Tow Pig

I made a few changes to this GL Ram 3500 to set it up as towing rig; wheel swap, added tow hooks under the front bumper, 4” straight pipe to a 6” tip (because it’s not lifted there’s not a lot of room down there, so I only did the end of it), cut the peg off a GL gooseneck hitch and replaced it with a ball and then glued the hitch to the bed, and replaced a broken tow mirror. Thought about adding a couple of CB antennas, but I don’t think that would fit in too well. Now if only I could get some

New Completed Custom!

New completed truck! I put this totally unplanned build together last night out of spare parts, but it quickly turned into a favorite! 1971 Chevrolet Cheyenne with added roll bar, clearance lights, CB antennas, 2016 style tow mirrors, and a wheel swap. Roll bar is from a GL Kings of Crunch monster truck, wheels are steel work wheels out of a GL Ram wheel and tire pack, clearance lights are bought off ebay, and tow mirrors are off a Dually Drivers 2016 Chevy. CB antennas are just a chrome piece o

Couple new grabs

Here’s a couple new things that came in the mail. I ordered another flatbed but the guy got his inventory wrong, so I substituted it for the lifted 1500. I love this flatbed casting! The 1500 will get some offset and suspension details, but that’s about it. Looks pretty good already. The 2500 and square are headed off for some new wheels! This is actually the setup I had in mind for the flatbed while building it; simple work truck with stock dually wheels, just enough lift for the flatbe

Paint & Paper

Some new diorama buildings are taking shape! The house is a kinda big for a 2 story, we’lol see how my turns out though 🤔 The barn/shop is not sided yet, the paper on it is the light insulating paper that goes under the corrugated meral siding, and I pretty much only did it so I could have the suppliers logo on the inside 🤪 I picked Lowe’s just cause it’s a widely known one. The small garage is done except for the front siding, however it did not end up getting included in my dio plans.

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Update: Migration Complete

UPDATE 03/05/2021 @ 1548: I'm all finished, should be smooth sailing from here. Thanks! Running on Debian 10 Hello all! I just wanted to take a moment to notify the community of some planned downtime that will take place this weekend. Ideally, this will only take a few hours today and will not result in much of a service interruption. We will be migrating from CentOS 7 / cPanel to something else for those geeks out there who are interested. This is being done for a few reasons. Fi

The Blog Version 2.0- New name?

So, as many people (I assume everyone whos reading this) knows, Emergency bricks had a server crash in which many of the content it held was lost. Luckily, thanks to the hard work of Dakota, it is back from the dead. Among the things lost was my blog, but Dakota exceeded himself once again and was able to give me limited access to the old site to get the a couple issues of the blog. I have copied them all into Google Documents, and the links below are open for everyone, so if anyone wanted to vi

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