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General Category => N Gauge Discussion => Topic started by: bluedepot on May 04, 2011, 09:23:59 PM

Title: n scale aircraft
Post by: bluedepot on May 04, 2011, 09:23:59 PM
hi,

i'm looking for civilian aircraft, nothing too big, something between a light aircraft and a medium sized turbo-prop.

any suggestions?


thanks,



tim

Title: Re: n scale aircraft
Post by: Tank on May 04, 2011, 09:54:21 PM
Plenty of them about, but in 144 scale, not 148.  Try Googling 1:144 Aircraft, or doing the same on eBay.  I'd love a Vulcan in 144, but at 45...   :thumbsdown:  Too much for me.
Title: Re: n scale aircraft
Post by: upnick on May 04, 2011, 10:27:18 PM
Hi Tim, 

Try typing in  Revell  1/144   on  ebay or google    no   ebay you can narrow down your search  after initial  look to  non military.

Few on ebay less than 40    Tank  if you dont mind used  Vulcan for the layout   ;)
Title: Re: n scale aircraft
Post by: Sailor Charon on May 05, 2011, 11:29:08 AM
Well, 1/144 scale isn't too far from 1/148. Not sure which I need to divide by which to get an answer as to the difference, but 148/144 gives about 1.03, so that looks like 3% difference...
Hmm... Could I get away with a couple of Harriers (with UNIT markings) in the late 60's when they didn't appear till 1969... [Like me, in fact :)]
Title: Re: n scale aircraft
Post by: REFaust on May 05, 2011, 11:44:50 AM
Oddly I came into possession of a couple of Corgi aircraft in 1:144 just yesterday - a lancaster and a flying fortress I think it was. They'd been left behind at work by someone who'd probably got them for set dressing (I work in a film school).

If anyone wants them and has something small to offer as a swap let me know. They're mint and boxed.

R E Faust

 :Class31:
Title: Re: n scale aircraft
Post by: Tank on May 05, 2011, 11:55:17 AM
I'm definitely interested.  Off to work now, but will PM you later. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: n scale aircraft
Post by: bluedepot on May 05, 2011, 06:07:39 PM
thanks for the tip will google 1/144 aircraft now and see what there is

i saw a layout on ebay with a sea plane on it, which is pretty cool.

why don't more people have airports on their layout? what on the surface railways go close to airports? preswick, gatwick, standsted, tyne/tees???

anyway my layout is small so wouldnt fit an airport on...

 
tim
Title: Re: n scale aircraft
Post by: michael on May 05, 2011, 08:32:05 PM
haeckmaen and I will have to find 1.144 helicopters for our penzance layouts! nice idea.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: n scale aircraft
Post by: H on May 05, 2011, 09:35:47 PM
I will have to find 1.144 helicopters for our penzance layouts! nice idea. 


They're easy to obtain from just about any decent model shop.
I picked up one of these for just a few quid at an exhibition and I'm part way through building it;


(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/2456/1001383i.jpg)

H.
Title: Re: n scale aircraft
Post by: Alex on May 07, 2011, 06:45:50 PM
Hi Tim,

Fleetline do a number of metal aircraft. Not as detailed as some of the 1/144 kits you get but they are always another option.

Web address is;  http://www.gemmodelrailways.co.uk/

Alex
Title: Re: n scale aircraft
Post by: jonclox on May 08, 2011, 09:01:58 AM
A bit out of our scale I suspect but I came across this model airport item yesterday  :)
http://uk.travel.yahoo.com/p-promo-3361202
Cant locate Vol.1 but looks like you can follow the whole thing through by watching this and following episodes...............
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alLbolQx0fU
Title: Re: n scale aircraft
Post by: H on May 09, 2011, 09:16:53 AM
This company does a range of commercial planes in 1:150 scale (as well as other scales so double check) that look good;

http://www.skymarksmodels.com/index2.html

H.
Title: Re: n scale aircraft
Post by: bluedepot on May 09, 2011, 07:19:34 PM
thanks

those are awesome! lots of us airlines but also iberia, dhl, air canada and a few others...

dan air b727-200
http://www.skymarksmodels.com/index2.html

i need a 2500m runway in n gauge... shame i live in a 1 bedroom flat!


tim

Title: Re: n scale aircraft
Post by: bluedepot on May 09, 2011, 07:26:41 PM
wow look at this.... think it is 1/250 scale though :(

http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/489_1_18390.html
Title: Re: n scale aircraft
Post by: bluedepot on May 09, 2011, 07:32:01 PM
Dakota DC3 Air France, 1/144 scale, might suit someone modelling an earlier era than me!

http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/461_1_11591.html
Title: Re: n scale aircraft
Post by: Vulcan on May 09, 2011, 07:55:38 PM
I have an airfix 1:144 scale Concorde to find a home for somewhere in my flat above the layout. Problem is theres nowhere I can hang it up without it being in the way of something!
Title: Re: n scale aircraft
Post by: OwL on May 10, 2011, 09:19:29 PM
Hi Guys,

Not really civilian aircraft, but i've just finished a NATO German Airforce F-104 starfighter in 1/144:

This is a great kit from revell and only cost 2.99!:

(http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/OWL729/ngaugerstuff006.jpg)
Title: Re: n scale aircraft
Post by: Vulcan on May 10, 2011, 09:48:55 PM
Nice! Perhaps we should make this thread dedicated to sharing photos of our 1:144 aircraft. This is the N gauge forum, but nowehere does it say anything about it only being for railways!
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