A few days ago a Walthers Catalog arrived with a picture of a fire car for sale. I was a basic tank car with an added platform for a motor, pump, and hose pedestal. We have a small logging operation with a Three truck wood burning Shay, 6 scratch built log cars with 'Real Wood' from a back yard tree, and a heavily kitbashed log loader. The corporate motto is "Don't buy it if you can build it- build it from existing material whenever possible". We found a very, very old tank car and started. We used v-groove plastic sheet for the deck, cut down old Athearn stanchions, and brass wire. See attached photo.