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Fuselage Cars for Boeing
« on: February 15, 2013, 11:25:47 AM »
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Interesting modelling challenge for modern guys doing BNSF in PNW.

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2013/02/11/bnsf-railway-adding-cars-to-meet.html?page=all

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Re: Fuselage Cars for Boeing
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 12:57:35 PM »
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I've actually seen those done in N scale as a set of modified 89 ft flats.  Essentially the fuselage rides on one, with the trailing flat both protecting the rear of the plane, and holding the clearance frame thingy.
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Re: Fuselage Cars for Boeing
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2013, 10:58:17 PM »
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I've actually seen those done in N scale as a set of modified 89 ft flats.  Essentially the fuselage rides on one, with the trailing flat both protecting the rear of the plane, and holding the clearance frame thingy.

I modeled the fuselage and the flat and my friend did the other cars (from LBF Skybox cars).  At the time I used a 1:200 scale 737 fuselage because 1:144 model was way too large clearance-wise.  Since that time I found a 1:180 737 model and one of these days I might re-do that model.  The 1:180 scale fuselage barely clears some tight areas on his layout.  I added some rudimentary "busy" details to the wing roots and to the stabilizer mounts. Decals were printed using an Alps printer.   I realize that the model is out of scale, but we did this project probably over 10 years ago and we were going for the visual effect of a unique train rather than overall accuracy.


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Re: Fuselage Cars for Boeing
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013, 03:16:21 PM »
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Out of scale , maybe but it's not like a bus or a car , we don't see too often a plane near a train .
It's beautifull !!!
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Re: Fuselage Cars for Boeing
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013, 11:33:35 PM »
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Exceptionally nice, Peteski (I remember these photos from our discussion on the Atlas forum)...

I had thought of doing one in Shapeways, but the cost would probably be extremely high - and of course bear the unpredictable issues that come from that source.

Any further info on the 1/180 model? 

I did do a 1/144 and it does actually clear double stack tunnel clearances, but the 1/180 model sounds interesting...


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Re: Fuselage Cars for Boeing
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 11:35:37 PM »
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Re: Fuselage Cars for Boeing
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2013, 12:37:26 AM »
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Thanks guys!
Lou, that model you found looks promising. It might still be a bit large, but worth a try. It is also not the one I found.   The one I found is

At the time I was looking, there was a Chinese ebay seller in Australia (I'm not kidding) who supposedly sold plastic model kits of 1:160 scale Boeing 737s!  I bought couple and I got burned.  The model kit looked like a copy of another company's model of  a Boeing 777 (not sure of scale - maybe 1:350?) packaged with a decal made for a 737 (in 1:160). I guess that this combination would yield an airplane  with a length of a 1:160 737, but the shape of it was all wrong!  I still have those kits (they weren't very expensive so I kept them for some future project).

EDIT: I've read somewhere (maybe in that related thread on the A-board) that there was some modeler, who is a Boeing employee, who was supposed to make correctly scaled 737 resin bodies. Not sure whatever happened to that venture.

EDIT 2: I have feeling that the scale of all these models is very approximate.  :facepalm:  But the Flight Miniatures model I have is larger than a 1:200 Hasegawa 737 kit and smaller than the Airfix 1:144 737 kit.  I'm talking about the fuselage diameter.
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Re: Fuselage Cars for Boeing
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2013, 01:05:25 AM »
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I got a minicraft 1/144 scale 737-300, gonna cut it apart once I build the fuselage like how Boeing used to ship the aircraft.

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Re: Fuselage Cars for Boeing
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2013, 09:06:17 AM »
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There is a website with resin HO kits for most of this stuff, but if I recall, it wasn't that fantastic looking...