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alan 869



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As you say, the -swing wing- was just a good way of getting it into a box. We have a utility room in the basement and the plane has been on top of the drying cabinet for at least 15 years. Will have to get it a better place Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
It is a model of the "proposed", cabin monoplane, developement of the Swordfish. Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

http://www.cgexperience.com/images/fairey_swordfish_iii_04_of_36.jpg
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:01 pm    Post subject: GAMA Boeing Stratocruiser Reply with quote

I know exactly what this one is though - a Boeing Stratocruiser, produced by GAMA of Germany. This was bought quite recently, and is probably my favourite toy aeroplane of those I now have. The livery is PAA - Pan American World Airways. I've seen a version of the same toy done in the later Pan Am colours also (a friend has one).



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

old gto wrote:
Beautiful! I remember ones similar to that, but were later (1960s) jets in Pan Am or Eastern trim. I now collect Lear jet models. Only a few, but the collection includes 2 RC craft with near 5 foot wingspan, an inflatable, a wood carved one, and a couple diecast.
Do you have any more pictures of your others?




That's a nice model. Back around 1980 I used to work for AMF International and a couple of us went across to Shelby Ohio for a 6 week 'Jolly' (supposed to be learning about a computer) We were taken from Mansfield airstrip to Lowville NY State? in the company Lear Jet.

I was fascinated by the cocktail cabinet and the copy of Playboy in the seat pocket. It was a style of life I would have liked to get used to.
I looked out for a while for a model of one, but it was forgotten with the passing of time. Thanks for reminding me of the 'good times.'
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:06 pm    Post subject: Re: GAMA Boeing Stratocruiser Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
I know exactly what this one is though - a Boeing Stratocruiser, produced by GAMA of Germany. This was bought quite recently, and is probably my favourite toy aeroplane of those I now have. The livery is PAA - Pan American World Airways. I've seen a version of the same toy done in the later Pan Am colours also (a friend has one).



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That is really nice Rick. I´ve gone all green Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pigtin wrote:
old gto wrote:
Beautiful! I remember ones similar to that, but were later (1960s) jets in Pan Am or Eastern trim. I now collect Lear jet models. Only a few, but the collection includes 2 RC craft with near 5 foot wingspan, an inflatable, a wood carved one, and a couple diecast.
Do you have any more pictures of your others?




That's a nice model. Back around 1980 I used to work for AMF International and a couple of us went across to Shelby Ohio for a 6 week 'Jolly' (supposed to be learning about a computer) We were taken from Mansfield airstrip to Lowville NY State? in the company Lear Jet.

I was fascinated by the cocktail cabinet and the copy of Playboy in the seat pocket. It was a style of life I would have liked to get used to.
I looked out for a while for a model of one, but it was forgotten with the passing of time. Thanks for reminding me of the 'good times.'


Fancy getting to go on a flight in a Lear Jet! Fantastic Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread needs an update.

I think this has been posted before, but it fits here - a large and heavy aluminium Gloster Javelin, 1/24 scale and produced as far as I know by the factory in the 1950s, probably for display at Farnborough-type events, in the offices etc etc. Wingspan over 2ft.

I nearly fell over when I spotted this in a charity shop's window two or three years back.

I've only seen one other, that was on display in the aircraft museum near Caernarfon in North Wales.



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a Gloster Javelin in the Newark Air Museum Rick.
It is an inside exhibit reared up like something out of Dan Dare. Makes me want to shout "Spaceship Awaaay".
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talk of tinplate aircraft bring's back memories for me as during the war [2nd not boer] my father made a German and a British aircraft from old treacle 1g tins, these he cut open formed and soldered together then painted, i think he did this while recovering from shrapnel wound's in this country,alas i have no idea what happened to them after playing with them for a while.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mentioning wars brought me to remembering another present from a German P.O.W. awaiting re-patriation as I think I mentioned in another thread.
One presented me with a solid wooden model of a Junkers 88 with about an 18" wingspan. To me (as a schoolboy-just) it looked perfect. Of course it did not fly, but I had to chuck it out of a bedroom window to find out........................................................................!
Oh Dear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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