Chicago Fire Department 1948 Mack® L Sedan Cab Engine 5

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Chicago Fire Department 1948 Mack® L Sedan Cab Engine 5 scale model

The very first museum grade replicas of Chicago's 1948 Mack L Sedan Cab Pumper

The next addition to your vintage Chicago fire truck collection
This 1:50 scale model of Chicago Fire Department's 1948 Mack L Sedan Cab Engine is a museum grade masterpiece, and a worthy addition to elite Chicago collections. 

Chicago Mack L Sedan Cab Engine 5 is hand-crafted and limited in production.

Only 75 units available of this hand-crafted, museum grade replica
Fire Replicas manufactures true collectibles in limited quantities for enhanced long-term value. Once fully sold, no additional units will be produced.

Features and specs of the 1948 CFD Mack L Sedan Cab Engine 5 

Specs and Features of the 1948 CFD Mack L Sedan Cab Engine 5 

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Chicago Fire Department 1948 Mack® L Sedan Cab Engine scale model specs

  • Scale: 1:50
  • Production Quantity: 75 each of Engine Companies 5, 17, 34 and 42.
  • Multi-materials including High Def Resin, stainless steel photo etch metal, wire, rubber and other composites.
  • Mounted inside high quality, custom display case featuring etched stainless steel I.D. nameplate.
  • Model Dimensions: 6.75"L x 2"W x 2.25"T
  • Display Case Dimensions: 8"L x 4.5"W x 4"T

Assembly pics of Chicago's 1948 Sedan Cab

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History of Chicago Engine 5 by Joe O'Brien

In 1859  the Volunteer Engine 5 ‘Excelsior’ was placed out of service. In 1860 the paid Chicago Fire Department, Engine 5 ‘U.P. Harris’ was organized. During the transition period from Volunteer to paid it was normal to have the the steamers and rigs with names. U.P. Harris was the Chief Engineer of the Town of Chicago Volunteer fire department which was organized in 1835. As the city grew, the volunteer department would change to a paid department in 1858.

Engine 5 received its new Silsby steamer in 1868 “Chicago”. In 1871 Engine 5 moved in to a new 2 bay firehouse at 326 S Jefferson with Truck 2 ‘Protector’. Engine 5 received its first motorized rig in 1912 which was a Nott/Steamer at the same time Wagon 12 got a 1912 Harder. In 1923 Water Tower 1 was organized in this firehouse (Fire Replicas 1923 Water Tower). The firehouse location was west of the south branch of the Chicago river and spared by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. In 1928 a company wanted to expand its building on the grounds of where Engine 5’s firehouse was. The city sold the building to the company and exchanged land with the company a block to the west on Desplanes. In 1928 the new 3 bay firehouse opened with Engine 5, Water Tower 1(the 1928 Fire Replicas model) and High Pressure 1. This is still an active firehouse.

Engine 5’s third motorized rig at this station was the 1948 Mack Sedan which was in service until 1964. Fire Replicas has reproduced engine 5’s 48 Mack L Sedan. This could look display well with the 1928 Seagrave Water Tower 1 or a 1954 FWD tiller

For you rig fans the Fire Replicas 1928 WT 1 ran from here from 1928 until 1959. Squad 2, Salvage Squad 1 and 2 ran the 1952 Autocars from here. The 1982 Chicago Snorkel that Fire Replicas replicated also ran from here as Squad 1A when squad 1 was quartered here.

More About the Scale Model

This Chicago Fire Department 1948 Mack® L Sedan Cab Engine scale model is a museum grade replica. Like all Fire Replicas models, every detail is modeled to perfection and with razor sharp precision. The replica features the specific department configuration and graphics, leaving no detail overlooked. The display case is custom manufactured with high quality acrylic and resin. The stainless steel etched plate features the department and truck name, and department seal. This replica is a treasure to be displayed and admired and is in no way a toy.

Safety Warning

This is not a toy and not suitable for children under the age of 14. This highly detailed scale model contains small, intricate pieces that may present a choking hazard.

The Mack trademarks and bulldog hood ornament are registered rights of the AB Volvo Group and are used pursuant to a license.

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  • 5
    Blown Away!

    Posted by James Stroika on 16th Sep 2020

    Wow! Absolutely beautiful model of a Chicago Fire Department classic. This was my first purchase from Fire Replica's and it wont be my last.

  • 5
    Chicago FD 1948 Mack L Sedan Cab Engine

    Posted by John Tippett on 16th Jun 2020

    Superbly built model. Excellent addition to the other fine pieces Fire Replicas has produced.

  • 5
    One of my favorites

    Posted by EdE on 6th Jun 2020

    Keep producing the classic CFD. My Dad and I chased many fires due to his job as a supervisor for Bell telephone. This engine was one of my favorites. The model looks exactly as I remember it.

  • 5
    History for the 21st Century!

    Posted by Chief Michael Kuk on 24th Mar 2020

    These Fire Replicas models of the Chicago Fire Department's 1948 Mack Model L Sedans took me back in time as a kid. These very powerful and huge engines were present at all of Chicago's extra-alarm blazes for a couple of decades. They were big, carried big hose, and pumped big! They were also handsomely impressive when roaring down the street to an alarm. Fire Replicas has another treasure for the collector's shelf!

  • 5
    Another Great Vintage CFD Piece!

    Posted by Mike Bagott on 23rd Mar 2020

    Nothing else to say but keep 'em coming!

  • 5
    Mack L Engine 5

    Posted by James H Philips on 23rd Mar 2020

    Love those older trucks! Happy to see Fire Replicas produced this beautiful Chicago engine. Another truck that is detailed beyond belief. Engine 5 stands out from the others because it has no emergency light atop the engine. Detailed, beautiful wheels, excellent graphics along with a detailed pump. So happy with this engine, l ordered engine 17 also. These trucks are a must for any Chicago collector. James Phillips

  • 5
    Chicago Fire Dept 1948 Mack L Sedan Cab Engine

    Posted by John Sochor on 23rd Mar 2020

    Excellent detail I collect brass models and this has as much detail as any of those!

  • 5
    Chicago Fire 1948 Mack L Sedan

    Posted by John Mustard on 23rd Mar 2020

    Absolutely fantastic model. I had forgotten how attractive the real Macks were in their day. The model version is just as good looking.

  • 5
    Chicago 1948 Mack Sedan Engine

    Posted by Roy Eaton on 23rd Mar 2020

    Excellent quality - I wish it had been a little larger - smallest truck in my collection.