This is a model of the William Lyon Mackenzie, launched in 1964, and refurbished in 2004. The boat is the main fireboat for the City of Toronto’s Fire Services. Built in Owen Sound, Ontario by Russel Brothers Limited, it operates 12 months a year, providing emergency services within Toronto Harbor and the adjacent waters of Lake Ontario.
The fire boat is equipped with:
• Aerial tower – 54′ Amador/Trump Limited Giraffe (refurbished 2004)
• Hiab 5 ton crane
• 2 Diesel driven water pumps
• 5 water nozzles
Tonnage: 102 gt
Displacement: 200 tonnes
Length: 24.7m (81 feet)
Beam: 6m (20 feet)
Propulsion: 2 x 3412 Caterpillar Diesel
Speed: 12 knots (13.8 mph; 22.2 km/h)
Complement: 3, (can use boost crew of 4)
The model has a cast resin hull, and styrene superstructure. The pilot house and aerial platform contain small parts requiring a medium level of modeling skill to assemble. Prices aret $69 for the kit, and $230 for a built-up, plus shipping.