Chicago Fire Department 2019 E-One Cyclone II Engine 74
East Side Alley Rats of Chicago Engine Co. 74
The museum grade, 1:50 scale line of replicas for Chicago continues with Engine 74, an E-One Cyclone II Pumper. Add this Chicago workhorse to your collection today!
Hand-crafted, limited in production and display-ready
Engine 74 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 2019 E-One Cyclone II Engine 74 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 74 by Joe O'Brien
Engine 74; Hose Co 9 was organized in 1891 at 10615 S. Ewing Ave in a 2 story 1 bay frame fire house. In 1894 hose Co 9 became Engine 74 using an 1884 Ahrens steamer. In 1927 a new 2 story 1 bay brick firehouse was built on this site. This area is known as “East Side” with a natural port and close to the railroad, many firms located in the area, including the Chicago Steel works. The area started to boom with housing as immigrants from Germany, Sweden, Croatia, and Serbia settled in between the 1890’s and 1900’s. As the streets were laid out the alphabet was used from "Avenue B” trough “Avenue O”. Two notable letters missing. What should have been "AVE A” is State Line Road separating Chicago IL and Indiana. Ewing replaced "Ave K” in the East side is Ewing named after the 5th governor of Illinois. Engine 74 is known as the "East Side Alley Rats", and is a single engine house
More About the Scale Model
This Chicago Fire Department Engine 74 scale model is a museum grade replica of the 2019 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.