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sswcharlie

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Modelling HO airport - with planes taking off!!
« on: August 03, 2014, 04:56:41 PM »
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Hi

Anyone done an airport with a small plane taking off ?    Similar to the layout in Hamburg.   Miniature Wunderland.

What ideas are there for having a plane move down the runway and take off in to the wild blue yonder?

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Re: Modelling HO airport - with planes taking off!!
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 09:12:57 PM »
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Unless you want to use a clothes-line-like contraption, the system used by Miniature Wunderland seems pretty clever.
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Re: Modelling HO airport - with planes taking off!!
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014, 11:08:42 PM »
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I think HO is large enough to have a self powered plane. Now, guiding it is another problem. That take-off run is still pretty long in HO.

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Re: Modelling HO airport - with planes taking off!!
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2014, 08:15:27 PM »
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With all the real estate required to model an HO-scale runway--even a small strip--(I think) the concept is nowhere near feasible for most of us.

I'm incorporating a small airport service facility into my present N-scale layout and about all I can fit in is a small corner of it with a runway that's out of view. Maybe one of my scratchbuilt planes sitting there with its props spinning...
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