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Greg Smith
03-05-2015, 02:00 AM
I have a model project and need dimensions of the light pods used by Braun on their ambulances in the 70/80's The pod that held a red flasher and a white clear scene light, both rear and front
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Mike Boyer
03-05-2015, 09:30 AM
wow Greg that model looks very cool love to see it when its done !

Steve Lichtman
03-05-2015, 09:14 PM
Greg, I can measure the ones on my Braun...

...as soon as the snow stops and I can dig out the door to my garage. :snow2_smi:

Wayne Krakowski
03-05-2015, 09:24 PM
Kinda looks like a modified lego piece.

Steve Lichtman
03-07-2015, 05:53 PM
OK, the snow is melting, so here are the dimensions of the Braun light pods.

The base is 19 across, the top 16 across. They are 8 tall. The base is 1 deep, the top is 3 deep (to account for the angle of the sides, which I believe is the same on the vans as it is on my slant-side box unit if the red light is not straight, adjust the angle of the whole pod accordingly).

The red lights have an additional 1 depth, and the white flood lights are flush at the base and 2 deep at the top (to angle them down).

See the pictures if they help. Good building, Greg!

Greg Smith
03-08-2015, 06:19 AM
Thanks for the dimensions,
Steve, Your da man


Mike Boyer
03-08-2015, 04:33 PM
Now Steve lets see the whole Van !

Steve Lichtman
03-09-2015, 01:52 PM
Haven't had it out in quite a while, It doesn't run currently, only one small photo. '83, from Georges Creek, MD.

Wayne Krakowski
03-09-2015, 09:19 PM
Oh I so have to make a trip to see Steves collection.

Steve Lichtman
03-09-2015, 11:41 PM
Open house before the 2016 International Meet in Gettysburg. C'mon down.

Greg Smith
03-10-2015, 08:31 AM
Steve, once again thank you for the research, here is the end result:



Greg Smith
03-25-2015, 12:50 AM
A modeler had the pods done with 3d printing at my suggestion and I bought the two versions he had.

The problem was that the lights are both angled in the pod. this is hopefully being corrected
Again thanks Steve for the research