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You should consider yourself lucky! N is a lot smaller than H0, which is what I have

*fist-bumps your husband* - Model railroaders unite!
It may take up half the space but it does cost twice the price. Still that's an awful lot of bags and shoes I can buy myself.
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It may take up half the space but it does cost twice the price. Still that's an awful lot of bags and shoes I can buy myself.

... but just how much fun would those bags or shoes be, in comparison with the fun related to a continously growing track layout....


(as you might see, not the first time I'm having a discussion along these lines...)
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Old 12.11.2015, 18:15
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There is no way I'm showing that website to my old man. They've already got a very extensive N gauge layout in the basement and I'm definitely not giving up any more space for them to be able to extend it.
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... but just how much fun would those bags or shoes be, in comparison with the fun related to a continously growing track layout....


(as you might see, not the first time I'm having a discussion along these lines...)
Kindly take your filthy model train discussion to another thread, please.
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Old 12.11.2015, 18:19
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Kindly take your filthy model train discussion to another thread, please.
What an old git! I'm sure he spends his evenings alone at home, painting some crappy airplanes...

(Point taken, though!)
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Old 12.11.2015, 18:23
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Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

In the long run, I consider taking up modeling for my missus and learning how to paint or varnish her nails with a craft
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Old 12.11.2015, 18:41
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*fist-bumps your husband* - Model railroaders unite!
WOO WOO!

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I still have a 1940's era Lionel train (O scale) set which I played with for days on end. I made huge layouts in the living room and added all my 1:48 models and toys while growing up. Parents and siblings were the bane of my world then - crashing around like human Godzillas.

Its now worth thousands, but will sit in a box to go to the first grandkid so they can enjoy as I did.

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Old 12.11.2015, 19:25
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Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

I drive by this shop often, have only looked in the window and they appear to have stuff you are interested in. Might be closer to you than Copenhagen. There is also a glider builder of the same name, don't know if he is associated with the shop. I'll have a look in the shop next chance and tell you what I find.

https://www.hellopage.ch/Baur-Flugmo...u-cztsqtuvvtzc

EDIT!!!: I just drove by there and uh-oh, it's gone and the space has been taken over by Spitex. Sorry!

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Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

In 2006 I found a balsa wood aeroplane kit in a shop in Oerlikon. It was the only one they had and the shop is no longer there. I made it, with real pleasure, for my grandson. It was like going back to those days when so many of us hobby fans made and flew such wonderful models. I was 'fired' immediately and knew that here was a hobby for me. But to no avail. Balsa wood has been replaced by stamped-out plastic parts requiring neither skill nor patience.
I've looked for a long time, there was a shop in Rafz (Siegrist) who offered me his last, very complicated kit in balsa wood, one which required the utmost skill and there wasn't a plan with it, but he too is now pensioned off so we old fogies can forget once again finding those long-ago pleasures.
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I drive by this shop often, have only looked in the window and they appear to have stuff you are interested in. Might be closer to you than Copenhagen. There is also a glider builder of the same name, don't know if he is associated with the shop. I'll have a look in the shop next chance and tell you what I find.

https://www.hellopage.ch/Baur-Flugmo...u-cztsqtuvvtzc

EDIT!!!: I just drove by there and uh-oh, it's gone and the space has been taken over by Spitex. Sorry!
Please, please don't tell me there's a modeling shop in Copenhagen!!!!

Like Belgianmum's OH mine's an N-gauge train fanatic and he's currently living there.... spends most of his pocket money on eBay as it it is.
I inherited my step-father's collection of model car kits (many of which are still in unopened boxes) and plan to make my fortune one day selling them to the highest bidder!

Paddy G, there are several model shops in Geneva that sell aircraft kits, paints, etc. but it's perhaps a bit far so you'd be better off looking online.
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Old 13.11.2015, 09:51
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Kindly take your filthy model train discussion to another thread, please.
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In 2006 I found a balsa wood aeroplane kit in a shop in Oerlikon. It was the only one they had and the shop is no longer there. I made it, with real pleasure, for my grandson. It was like going back to those days when so many of us hobby fans made and flew such wonderful models. I was 'fired' immediately and knew that here was a hobby for me. But to no avail. Balsa wood has been replaced by stamped-out plastic parts requiring neither skill nor patience.
I've looked for a long time, there was a shop in Rafz (Siegrist) who offered me his last, very complicated kit in balsa wood, one which required the utmost skill and there wasn't a plan with it, but he too is now pensioned off so we old fogies can forget once again finding those long-ago pleasures.
OH has seen the same thing. For him the fun is in the building. As the old time kits are hard to find, he has fortunately found some (train) plans online and uses these to build from scratch. As in, cutting the metal pieces himself, etc. (Tools! More tools for the Man Cave!)


ETA:

Your post sent me googling, Busby. It seems Guillows (a US company) is still in business. I think balsa wood plane kits just might appear in a few Christmas stockings this year...

http://www.guillow.com/modelkits.aspx

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You should consider yourself lucky! N is a lot smaller than H0, which is what I have

*fist-bumps your husband* - Model railroaders unite!
Bah small brother of OO gauge.. 1:87 HO vs 1:76

I started on a 4m x 2m recently.

How can model trains NOT be cool?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACkmg3Y64_s
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Bah small brother of OO gauge.. 1:87 HO vs 1:76

I started on a 4m x 2m recently.

How can model trains NOT be cool?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACkmg3Y64_s
I think I saw Waldo at 2:05... Or are they modeling the German refugee situation already?

Seriously - that place is REALLY cool. We went earlier this year.
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Old 13.11.2015, 13:13
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You should consider yourself lucky! N is a lot smaller than H0, which is what I have

*fist-bumps your husband* - Model railroaders unite!
I'm making the switch from OO/HO to N because living in Switzerland you just can't find the space to do much of interest in HO.

I used to shun N because the quality and level of detail was generally crude when compared to HO but thse last few years N has really been catching up. Or maybe its my eyesight that's allowing me to imagine it

PS. I never realized there were so many model train people on EF. We should do an event
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Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

My uncle was a model train nut for decades. He used to make everything from scratch, and i mean everything. Hand done shingles on the roofs of each little building, etc.. A true nerd.

Now it's all in boxes in the US. Lots of parts and supplies. Needs a new home. I couldn't bear to throw it all away.

If anyone's interested shoot me a pm. Ill be there over xmas and can tell you what's what. Wouldn't cost much to ship, that balsa wood, etc.

sorry, op, back to your airplanes...
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Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

My great-grandfather was really into this sort of thing.

I've managed to find a photo of one he put together.


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Stop being an old git and build yourself an RC warbird FFS
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Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

Back to actual models... you should take a look at this site:

http://www.arwico.ch/

I found them while searching for the official Tamiya dealer (I love Tamiya acrylics) for Switzerland. They have an online shop, not the cheapest prices but you don't need much to start one model, especially if you just take it slow.

Good luck! If you find something good in the Zuri area, let me know, I have a bunch of models to catch up on.
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I found them while searching for the official Tamiya dealer (I love Tamiya acrylics) for Switzerland. They have an online shop, not the cheapest prices but you don't need much to start one model, especially if you just take it slow.
I built a number of their 1/20 F1 models - particular favourites being the B188 (Benetton) and the 7-up Jordan
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Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

Wow! What a thread! I did a lot of model building as a youth (both plastic and balsa — particularly WW1 aircraft, WW2 aircraft, armor & naval hardware) and even went through a modeling phase again in my 40s.

Over the years I've also acquired a collection of H0 Swiss rolling stock (and catenary and plastic structure models and figures, etc.), which I'm sitting on in hope of one day having space to build a layout.

Recently, my teenage fascination with lighter-than-air craft and models was rekindled. I've long had a fascination with airships and the history of Zeppelin. Model kits of the Hindenburg are currently available in 1:720 scale (Revell) and 1:520 (AMT).

In terms of building and detailing models, 40 years ago I had no clue how excellent my close-up vision was — compared to what it has become today.
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