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RAF vehicles, crew & buildings in N
« on: February 02, 2018, 02:30:56 PM »
A query from a member

I am just about to embark on my first N gauge layout.   Being ex RAF the layout would not be complete without  a small non flying RAF Unit.   Fortunately I was able to purchase on e bay at considerable cost a mint condition Metcalfe RAF WWII kit which they produced for Corgi some years ago.   However, am having problems locating N gauge military personnel - any ideas.
Secondly I note that Noch have produced some N gauge footballers, quite like the idea of a village green match on the layout. No idea whatsoever as to what size the pitch should be.   Wonder if any of the N Gauge boffins would have any idea.
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A search in the Military subgroup. For “ figures” produces a number of hits for
Military figures - many suitable for mods with a bit of RAF Blue!

Gramodels do a RAF   Control tower, and I have some spare Metcalfe airfield kits if he is interested

Oxford diecast do several vehicles

NBSA008 Motorbike & Sidecar RAF Blue
And a bus, scarab

https://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/collections/oxford-military?constraint=1-148


Also buildings/ hangars

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30562.msg346949#msg346949
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Re: RAF vehicles & crew in N
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 03:22:05 PM »
« Last Edit: February 02, 2018, 06:36:49 PM by Railwaygun »
“We are indebted to those soldiers who served with courage and distinction to bring peace to Northern Ireland,” UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said. “The welfare of our former service personnel is of the utmost importance.”

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Re: RAF vehicles & crew in N
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 04:26:31 PM »
Arrowhead miniatures, scale 1:144 vehicles and figures, very nice castings.
https://arrowheadminiatures.co.uk/

Miniature Figurines 10-12mm range vehicles, figures etc scale can be dodgy
http://www.miniaturefigurines.co.uk/Home.aspx

Matador Models scale 1:144 scale can be a bit off,  WW2 RAF vehicles mainly
http://www.matadormodels.co.uk/catalogue.htm#AA
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Re: RAF vehicles & crew in N
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 05:21:33 PM »
BT do a Karrier light lorry

 and

[url=https://www.pg-models.co.uk]https://www.pg-models.co.uk
[/url] 
have a large selection of airfield vehicles

https://pendraken.co.uk 

have some useful figures
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Re: RAF vehicles & crew in N
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 05:43:07 PM »
BT do a Karrier light lorry and https://www.pg-models.co.uk
 https://pendraken.co.uk
have a large selection of airfield vehicles have some useful figures

Be careful with the Pendraken range I have found them to be very poor scale wise and the castings aren't always wonderful.

Ask which are the newest designs as these are more likely to scale, buildings and boats are purposely under scale around 1:180-200 so they take up less room on wargame table.

I was very disappointed with the vehicles I got from them, most went back for refund, the ones I kept took a lot of work to make them look good.
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Re: RAF vehicles & crew in N
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 06:29:36 PM »
Pendraken claim that their recent models are to 1/150 but I have not checked this my self.

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Re: RAF vehicles, crew & buildings in N
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 06:35:35 PM »
Arrowhead miniatures, scale 1:144 vehicles and figures, very nice castings.
https://arrowheadminiatures.co.uk/

Miniature Figurines 10-12mm range vehicles, figures etc scale can be dodgy
http://www.miniaturefigurines.co.uk/Home.aspx

Matador Models scale 1:144 scale can be a bit off,  WW2 RAF vehicles mainly
http://www.matadormodels.co.uk/catalogue.htm#AA

BT do a Karrier light lorry

 and

[url=https://www.pg-models.co.uk]https://www.pg-models.co.uk
[/url] 
have a large selection of airfield vehicles

https://pendraken.co.uk 

have some useful figures


https://www.pg-models.co.uk/categories/raf-vehicles/

Good quality alloy models

They do a Unimog tractor, also available from several EU companies and ROCO in plastic

https://arrowheadminiatures.co.uk/collections/world-war-2/products/bf100-raf-personnel-set  ( inc Douglas Bader’s dog, which shall remain nameless)

https://arrowheadminiatures.co.uk/products/b406-aec-matador

http://www.matadormodels.co.uk/yairfield5%20144%20ground/lists%20airfield%20144%20ground.htm

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/panzerfabrik_144?page%5Bnumber%5D=1&page%5Blimit%5D=48&page%5Border%5D=asc

Downloads of hangars / control towers

http://kampfgruppe144.com/downloads_All_00.htm

http://gramodels.co.uk

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Re: RAF vehicles, crew & buildings in N
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2018, 08:12:54 PM »
I wonder if anyone reading this thread knows of a RAF Queen Mary trailer in N. I was in touch with someone who was planning the etches for such a vehicle but that was two computers ago and the link is lost!! TIA Brian
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Re: RAF vehicles, crew & buildings in N
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2018, 08:20:48 PM »
Pendraken claim that their recent models are to 1/150 but I have not checked this my self.

That is why I made the point of asking for new items, I was told at a exhibition that buildings etc are not to the same scale.
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Re: RAF vehicles, crew & buildings in N
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2018, 08:23:38 PM »
I wonder if anyone reading this thread knows of a RAF Queen Mary trailer in N. I was in touch with someone who was planning the etches for such a vehicle but that was two computers ago and the link is lost!! TIA Brian

https://www.shapeways.com/product/CEXMKD2E9/1-144-scale-quot-queen-mary-quot-aircraft-recovery-trailer?optionId=61305623&li=marketplace
« Last Edit: February 02, 2018, 08:24:56 PM by RailGooner »
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Re: RAF vehicles, crew & buildings in N
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2018, 08:28:30 PM »
Brilliant, thanks. Brian
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Re: RAF vehicles, crew - RAF ground equipment set WWII
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2018, 11:25:30 AM »

RAF ground equipment set WWII part I from Pavlamodels

http://www.10mm-wargaming.com/2018/03/raf-ground-equipment-set-wwii-part-i.html
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Re: RAF vehicles, crew & buildings in N
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2018, 11:42:41 AM »
There are quite a number of us ex/serving RAF on here Alan, perhaps we could get our working blues on again and get scanned for some 3D models  :D

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Re: RAF vehicles, crew & buildings in N
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2018, 11:51:28 AM »
There are quite a number of us ex/serving RAF on here Alan, perhaps we could get our working blues on again and get scanned for some 3D models  :D

There was a company at Ally Pally offering this service!

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Re: RAF vehicles, crew & buildings in N
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2018, 01:06:00 PM »
I am in the process of completing a couple of AEC Matador kits. 4 x 4 Lorry and a 6 wheel Tanker.

These will be N 1:148

There may also be some other variations of these at a later date.

 

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