Return to the BUILD
“And finally, the fly section ladder and waterway.”
This is the final stage of the build, so let’s get it on!
Materials: The pipe of the Waterway is metal, but the end fitting of the Waterway and the Ladder are plastic.
Aerial Fly Section Ladder & Waterway
Retrieve your Ladder 9 from the previous stage. Slide the LOWER end of the Fly Section Ladder underneath the Upper Midsection Ladder we installed in the previous stage. When sliding this Ladder into place, be sure it follows the ‘stair like’ channels of the Ladder Guides along the way:
The UPPER end of this Ladder is the one with the screw holes nearby:
Fit the UPPER end of this Fly Section Ladder in between the arms of the Ladder Guide at the top end of the Fly Midsection, and secure it into place with two (2) Type B screws, one on each side:
Slide the narrow end of the Waterway into the open end of the Upper Midsection Waterway, as shown.
As in the previous stage, you will likely find that this new Waterway will not easily slide into the Upper Midsection Waterway if the lower waterways are attached to their Ladder Brackets. This is why I recommended waiting until this stage to attach any of these Waterway pins:
Rotate this Waterway until the pin of the upper fitting can be pressed into this hole of the Ladder Bracket at the top end of the Fly Section, as shown.
This is the point where I seated the pins of each Waterway into their respective Ladder Brackets:
Retrieve your Pipe A from Stage 62. Slide the hole at the end of Pipe A onto the upper pin the fly section Waterway, as shown:
Push the pin at the other end of Pipe A into this hole of the Fly Section:
Adding the Final Details
Retrieve your Rear Spotlights assembly from Stage 40. Press the D-shaped pin of this Spotlight into the matching hole of the Small Raised Walkway on the right side of the model, as shown.
If any of these detail parts feel loose, use a drop or two of super glue to secure them into place:
Retrieve your other Rear Spotlights assembly from Stage 48. In the same way, press the D-shaped pin of this Spotlight into the matching hole of the Small Raised Walkway on the left side of the model, as shown:
Retrieve your Flood Light from Stage 20. Press the D-shaped pin of this Flood Light into the matching hole at the right-rear upper corner of the Cab Main Body, as shown.
To give my Flood Lights a more realistic appearance, I painted their lenses with my Molotow Chrome Pen:
Retrieve your other Flood Light from Stage 17. Press the D-shaped pin of this Flood Light into the matching hole at the left-rear upper corner of the Cab Main Body, as shown:
Press the pin of the other Windshield Wiper into the matching hole under the passenger side of the Front Windshield, as shown:
Retrieve your Mirror from Stage 20. Press the two pins of this Mirror into the matching holes at the right-front corner of the Cab Main Body, as shown:
Retrieve your Spotlight assembly from Stage 21. Press the pin of this Spotlight into the matching hole at the right-front upper corner of the Cab Main Body, as shown:
Retrieve your Front Bumper Mirror from Stage 12. Press the shorter pins of this Front Bumper Mirror into the matching holes above the passenger side Front Windshield (red arrows below). Then, push the larger pin of this Mirror into the matching hole at the right-front upper corner of the Cab Roof (yellow arrow below), as shown:
Retrieve your two Wing Mirrors from Stage 16. These Wing Mirrors are not the same, as the LEFT side mirror has an additional mirror on it:
Press the two pins of the RIGHT Wing Mirror into the matching holes of the front-right Cab Door, as shown:
Press the two pins of the LEFT Wing Mirror into the matching holes of the front-left Cab Door, as shown:
Retrieve your Hose Pack assembly from Stage 01. Open your rearmost Storage Compartment on the left side of the model and place this Hose Pack on the lower shelf, as shown:
Retrieve your Rope detail from Stage 30. Open your rearmost Storage Compartment on the right side of the model and place this Rope on the lower shelf, as shown:
As I located much of my Custom Lighting components inside the left side of my Box Frame, I only added these Ladders on the right side. If you use both sides of this compartment for your Ladders, they will fit better if inserted at a slight angle:
With these ladders in place, we have completed the build of our Agora Models 1:24 scale FDNY Tower Ladder 9!
We made it! Our FDNY Tower Ladder 9 is now finished and I feel it looks phenomenal. Soon, I will write up a final thoughts article with more pictures (including with the Diorama) as well as a video of the final lighting and operation of the model. I really enjoyed building this one!
Final Thoughts – Coming Soon!