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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