Aviation?

Aviation?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:56 pm

The 1:120 DC-9 model that we have proved to be pretty popular during our last train show, so we have given thought to making a module with an airport scene on it, including the aforementioned DC-9.

I think that module will be 3' x 4' or 3' x 6' in size. I am not willing to make a full scale runway, yet.
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Re: Aviation?

Postby MacG » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:37 pm

I plan similarly. But as a yard for old planes. I do not know if the PanAm DC-7C is yet flown at the end 70s. The second model will be a CORGI P-51 Mustang.
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Re: Aviation?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:35 pm

MacG wrote:I do not know if the PanAm DC-7C is yet flown at the end 70s.

The DC-7C did not have a long lifespan with airlines, as it was one of the last piston-powered passenger craft mass produced before the introduction of the Jet Age and the popularity of the Boeing 707/720 and the Douglas DC-8.
Pan Am had gone fully jet by the mid 1970s.
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Re: Aviation?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:07 pm

Here is another idea that I have as well:

With the doughnut-shaped layout that we are building in modules, how would having posts that are about 3 feet higher than the modules with aircraft hanging from them in ranges from 1/144 to 1/122 be?
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Re: Aviation?

Postby Arseny » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:34 am

Good idea. But it's difficult to hang the plane. It can twirl
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Re: Aviation?

Postby MacG » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:40 am

AstroGoat760 wrote:The DC-7C did not have a long lifespan with airlines, as it was one of the last piston-powered passenger craft mass produced before the introduction of the Jet Age and the popularity of the Boeing 707/720 and the Douglas DC-8.
Pan Am had gone fully jet by the mid 1970s.

Bingo! That fits. :grin:

We had the idea with the aircraft hanging above the tracks at our Lok-n-Roll exhibition layout. But with the cover on one foot, it's too low.
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Re: Aviation?

Postby Rich1853 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:02 pm

There is another way to incorporate aircraft into your layout that is by transporting them in a disassemble state. Just like the BNSF Boeing train from Wichita to Renton, WA transporting 737 fuselages on modified flat cars.The you tube videos are a sight to see. There are 125 scale models of a 727 and more. There is also another spur line from the Mukilted, WA docks on Pocession Sound to the Boeing 747 plant in Everett, WA the largest building in the world. Here the train pushes oversized containers from Japan up a 5.6% incline the 2nd steepest in America.
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Back in 80s I worked at Fairchild Republic on Long Island, NY where the A-10 was assembled. The fuselage was shipped by rail from Maryland. I worked inspecting 747 control surfaces.
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Re: Aviation?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:08 pm

Rich1853 wrote:There is another way to incorporate aircraft into your layout that is by transporting them in a disassemble state. Just like the BNSF Boeing train from Wichita to Renton, WA transporting 737 fuselages on modified flat cars.The you tube videos are a sight to see. There are 125 scale models of a 727 and more. There is also another spur line from the docks on Pocession Sound to the Boeing 747 plant in Everett, WA the largest building in the world. Here the train pushes oversized containers from Japan up a 7% incline the steepest in N.A.

Oooh, that is a neat idea!

I plan on trying my hand at aviation loads at a later date, after I find out plans to make the SRB segment railcars used by the space shuttle programme.

Oy, the list of what I want to do grows forevermore!
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