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N gauge helicopter.
« on: March 20, 2019, 07:03:25 PM »
Hello all, I have been scouring the internet over the last few evenings looking for a helicopter to go on my layout.  I am wanting to create an N gauge (or something that looks right) sized air ambulance to have on a part of my layout.  I have seen something like this on ebay but priced at over £40 I feel this is a little overpriced, however this may be due to the rarity of suitable helicopters.  Has anyone ever come across this kind of thing? or even better know where I can source one?  I have come across several models in 1:44 but feel that they may be to big!?

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Re: N gauge helicopter.
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 07:10:50 PM »
Hi

you may find something made for 1.160 scale in Europe or have a look on shapeways, I went down both these routs when I was looking for cranes and diggers for my layout.

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Re: N gauge helicopter.
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 07:21:08 PM »
  I have come across several models in 1:44 but feel that they may be to big!?

1:44 definitely way too big  :D    (I presume that was a typo)

1:144 is a common size, a little larger than N (1:148 or 1:160) but not really noticeable.    There are plenty on ebay, how about this one;
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/F-Toys-Heliborne-7-1-144-Augusta-Westland-AW139-Fire-Agency-FMA-Helicopter-2E/113659623809


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Re: N gauge helicopter.
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 07:24:55 PM »
Thank you Paul, I was looking at a few on shapeways last night, It's just a case of finding something that will look right for the job, the ones I was looking at seemed to be a little more military than I would like, a little more digging there may find something suitable.  I have also read that Micro machines may be suitable?  so maybe a look through my old toys at my mum and dad's could be worthwhile.

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Re: N gauge helicopter.
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 07:28:53 PM »
  I have come across several models in 1:44 but feel that they may be to big!?

1:44 definitely way too big  :D    (I presume that was a typo)

1:144 is a common size, a little larger than N (1:148 or 1:160) but not really noticeable.    There are plenty on ebay, how about this one;
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/F-Toys-Heliborne-7-1-144-Augusta-Westland-AW139-Fire-Agency-FMA-Helicopter-2E/113659623809

Hello, sorry it was 1:144, the 1:44 would most definitely be over sized!  Thank you for the link, it looks good and a nice price as well, I was just a little worried that the 1:144 scale may look a little large.  Thank you again, James.

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Re: N gauge helicopter.
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2019, 08:09:57 PM »
I think die-cast 1:144 will look wrong anyway.  There are 1:144 kits that look fine.

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Re: N gauge helicopter.
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2019, 08:29:52 PM »
Eh, why?

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Re: N gauge helicopter.
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2019, 08:42:46 PM »
typical die-cast are not true scale, especially in their detail.  Plastic kits have a finer appearance which helps the slight difference in scale.

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Re: N gauge helicopter.
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2019, 08:43:20 PM »
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Re: N gauge helicopter.
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2019, 08:45:25 PM »
I think die-cast 1:144 will look wrong anyway.  There are 1:144 kits that look fine.

the Corgi Wessex is same size as the kit although the kit is finer detail .

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Re: N gauge helicopter.
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2019, 08:49:30 PM »
F-Toys 1:144 RAF EH-101 Merlin

Description says the model is about 15cm long ?
Does that sound right for 1:144 scale ?

Galoob / Micromachines did some military helicopters some years ago - might be worth looking out for these, not sure of the scale though.

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Re: N gauge helicopter.
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2019, 08:51:19 PM »
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Re: N gauge helicopter.
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2019, 08:51:41 PM »
F-Toys 1:144 RAF EH-101 Merlin

Description says the model is about 15cm long ?
Does that sound right for 1:144 scale ?

Galoob / Micromachines did some military helicopters some years ago - might be worth looking out for these, not sure of the scale though.

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Re: N gauge helicopter.
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2019, 08:53:58 PM »
The AW139 is 16.6m long (depending on configuration)

= 16,600mm

/144

= 118.05mm

= 11.8cm.
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Re: N gauge helicopter.
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2019, 08:56:14 PM »
F-Toys 1:144 RAF EH-101 Merlin

Description says the model is about 15cm long ?
Does that sound right for 1:144 scale ?

Galoob / Micromachines did some military helicopters some years ago - might be worth looking out for these, not sure of the scale though.

Length: 19.53 m-fuselage length (64 ft 1 in) so I make it a scale 135.625mm.
“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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