I picked up this Corgi fire engine recently. It really didn't cause me to think I had something unusual as I really am not familiar with Corgi fire apparatus other than their Simon Snorkel. I just liked the lines. Anyway, I decided to research it as it seemed to not be seen again on EBay. As I took some pictures of it, the Corgi "Simon Snorkel" logo on the bottom and then noticing the turntable being white, made me realize I had a code 3 on my hands.
It seems someone took a American LaFrance ladder assembly from a tiller truck and attached it to the Simon Snorkel chassis. It actually fits perfect, with the ladder resting on the top of the cab just right.
Now, that does look good and I can see why it caught your eye. I don't go in for fire appliances much, but have a few and this one would be nice to have. Large, yes, trouble displaying it, yes. worth it to move a few toys??? Yes, OF course.
Thanks! I have had a Corgi Simon Snorkel and ALF Ladder in the original boxes for about 25 years. I like it, but never considered older fire trucks from Corgi or Dinky until recently. I do collect the modern made British Fire vehicles put out by Corgi now. Not really Toys, but more model like with some working features.
Anyway, I wasn't really familiar with any other Corgi fire vehicles and I though this was another fairly common variant Corgi made. It does have nice lines and is actually a great idea for a code 3. I really don't do code3 work, but I may finish what the person started with this "Simon Ladder".