Chicago Fire Department 2020 E-One Cyclone II Engine 81
Chicago Engine Co. 81...We Own the Knight
The museum grade, 1:50 scale line of replicas for Chicago continues with Engine 81, an E-One Cyclone II Pumper. Add this Chicago workhorse to your collection today!
Hand-crafted, limited in production and display-ready
Engine 81 is hand-crafted and authentic down to the smallest of features. Production is limited to an elite 24 units and includes a fully-custom display case to protect and preserve the unit.
Chicago Fire Department 2020 E-One Cyclone II Engine 81 scale model specifications
- Scale: 1:50
- Production Quantity: 24
- 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: 7.5"L x 2.5"W x 2"T
- Display Case Dimensions: 10"L x 5"W x 5"T
Producing a replica of the Chicago Fire Department E-One Cyclone II Engines that is small enough to take home, is a painstaking process. Over 13 months, each of the hundreds of intricately detailed parts are designed, cast or fabricated, painted, decorated, and trimmed...then organized in small bins, ready for assembly. There is no substitute for the laborious tasks that each of the 35 skilled men and women perform. It is a sight to see as each team member patiently adheres each part to another, consistently analyzing the end result. As you scroll down the assembly pictures, take notice of the parts on each workstation and you will gain a greater appreciation for the process. And don't forget to add this modern workhorse to your Chicago collection.
About Engine 81 by Joe O'Brien
Engine 81 was organized in 1891 at 105th and Hoxie on the far southeast side in the Pulliam and Illinois Central Railroad area. In 1936 the old frame firehouse was torn down and a new 1 bay 2 story brick firehouse was built on the same spot. From 1946 until 1955 Engine 81 was a combination rig using a 1932 ALF truck. In 1956 they would get the Mack B with the 200-gallon tank, this rig was Replicated by Fire Replicas. Truck 17 would move into an annex that was built at the firehouse on Hoxie. Engine 81 is known as the “We own the Knight” is a Single Engine house again.
More About the Scale Model
This Chicago Fire Department Engine 81 scale model is a museum grade replica of the 2020 E-One Cyclone II Pumper. 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.
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.