TT Scale Aircraft

TT Scale Aircraft

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:59 am

Nicholle pointed this out to me the other day:

There are some model kits that actually are made to TT scale 1:120 on top of the "close enough" scale of 1/144.

Now we are starting to hatch an idea for a TT scale airport (small one of course) with models like the Boeing 707, 727, 737.

Right now we are trying to find a 1:120 or a 1:144 Boeing 737 to decal as Air Canada B737 C-GAUN, the "Gimli Glider", a plane that ran out of fuel in 1983, (only a couple of weeks after I was born), and was successfully glided to a landing in Gimli, Manitoba, Canada. The fault was unfamiliarity with conversion ratios due to the then recent change from "standard" to metric. Result: a 132 ton glider. The pilot used his skills and knowledge of glider theory to land that brute with minimal damage to the plane, and no serious injuries and fatalities.
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The 1/144 models could be used to model in "forced perspective" in the background / overhead.

And for those that think that model airplanes and model trains cannot be used together, I submit this to you:
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Re: TT Scale Aircraft

Postby Arseny » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:50 am

Russian manufacturer "Zvezda" produces the A320 (Airbus) in 1:125.
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Re: TT Scale Aircraft

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:49 am

Arseny wrote:Russian manufacturer "Zvezda" produces the A320 (Airbus) in 1:125.


I would have to check, but I do believe that my model kit of the Energia booster used on the Soviet Space Shuttle was made by Zvezda.
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Re: TT Scale Aircraft

Postby Marquette » Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:33 am

At the Pacific Northwest RPM meet (Rails by the Bay) a couple years back there was a guy showing his model of the flatcars carrying the Boeing 737-800 body. I have a photo - I'll dig it up and post it later.

Regarding the Gimli Glider - it was also pretty lucky that the copilot IIRC was ex RCAF and had been stationed at the former CFB Gimli prior to it having been shut down in the 60s. The airfield has since been used for racing and the annual "Sunfest"; at the time of the Glider incident, racing was happening - so it was very, very lucky that nobody got killed!
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Re: TT Scale Aircraft

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:23 am

TTQuebec wrote:At the Pacific Northwest RPM meet (Rails by the Bay) a couple years back there was a guy showing his model of the flatcars carrying the Boeing 737-800 body. I have a photo - I'll dig it up and post it later.

Regarding the Gimli Glider - it was also pretty lucky that the copilot IIRC was ex RCAF and had been stationed at the former CFB Gimli prior to it having been shut down in the 60s. The airfield has since been used for racing and the annual "Sunfest"; at the time of the Glider incident, racing was happening - so it was very, very lucky that nobody got killed!


It's a crying shame that C-GAUN has been sent to the boneyard in the New Mexican desert instead of a museum. I am pretty sure that one of the fine museums in Winnipeg would have had space for it.

Even smaller scale model aircraft can add some variety and detail to a model train layout. I was quite impressed by the amount of airborne scenery on the HO scale layout in the Southeastern Railroad museum in Duluth, GA.

I remember seeing Air Canada planes quite a bit growing up in North Dakota, as well as a number of CP and some CN trains, too; so I guess modeling those is a sort of normalcy for me.
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Re: TT Scale Aircraft

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:32 pm

Here is something that we found today: a 1:130 scale C-130 Hercules airplane.
The only issue is that it is a "flight" model, meaning that it is cast as having it's wheels up, so either it has to be modeled in flight, or modified to have it's wheels for on the ground modeling.
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Re: TT Scale Aircraft

Postby Taxari » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:26 am

My Mustang P-51 from Corgi with a selfmade landing gear. It's a diecast model; it's 89mm long and has a wingspan of 101mm.

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Re: TT Scale Aircraft

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:29 pm

It seems small. Is it really 1:120? I've stood next to Mustangs and they're a big beast.
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Re: TT Scale Aircraft

Postby MacG » Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:48 pm

Really nice with the landing gear. But the flaps for the wheels are closed, if the landing gear is extended. See here. You have less work at the next P-51 Mustang. :thumbup:

@ConducTTor: it is bigger, see here. The scale is approximate 1:110.
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Re: TT Scale Aircraft

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:54 pm

MacG wrote:@ConducTTor: it is bigger, see here. The scale is approximate 1:110.


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