A 1/32 scale model 1925 American LaFrance chemical car. Used by the Fox Hills Studio, John built this chemical car model in 1991. He used sheet styrene plastic and turned aluminum, as well as a basswood and spaghetti ladder. John Ackerman has been building and collecting miniature fire apparatus since he was 6 years old. His exhibits document the progression as a model builder from his earliest works through some of his most recent projects.