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jlang

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« on: October 15, 2011, 01:20:50 AM »

I am looking for 1:87 scale WWII planes and I'm having a hard time finding them does anyone know a website that sells them?
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BillD53A

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 04:58:23 AM »

Walthers used to sell a P51, ME109, and C47/DC3 but I dont know if they were true 1/87 or if they were 1/72.  They were sold around 10 years ago.
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ripvanwnkl


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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 02:26:59 PM »

1/87 scale model planes are hard to come by.  I decided to go with 1/100, more selection available and usually close enough, especially if they're in background of layout.  If I had any in foreground, 1/72 is a a very popular plane scale. 
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JerryB

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2011, 03:38:16 PM »

Here are a couple of places that have 1:87 model airplanes listed. Some more modern or older than the WW-II era, but take a look down the pages:

http://www.diecastairplane.com/store/c/2138-1-87-HO-Scale.html

http://www.hobbylinc.com/diecast/airplanes-aircraft-80-89-scale.htm

And here is a discussion on the Model Railroader Forum from late last year. Several out of production 1:87 scale airplanes are mentioned there. Never know when one might show up at a sale, swap meet or on-line.

http://cs.trains.com/TRCCS/themes/trc/forums/thread.aspx?ThreadID=171987

Walthers had several 1:87 scale airplanes in their Cornerstone Series, but I think these are out of production. Might be some of those around in hobby shops or perhaps on EBay.

We went to the Sonoma County (California) model RR show yesterday. There was a 1:87 scale airliner body (with appropriate cradles, tie downs and masked parts) on a flat car, as if it was being transported for repair or integration with the wings. It looked really good. I think it might have been from Walthers, but not certain.

As to using other scales, just remember that 1:72 is ~17% larger, and 1:100 is ~15% smaller than H0. Judicious placement might work, but the difference in scale would really show up in a flat car load or foreground scene.

Happy RRing,

Jerry
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Sequoia Pacific RR in 1:20 / 70.6mm
Boonville Light & Power Co. in 1:20 / 45mm
Navarro Engineering & Construction Co. in 1:20 / 32mm
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ripvanwnkl


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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2011, 05:43:16 PM »

JerryB,
Good info on 1/87 sources,  but I believe you got scales reversed in your summary.  1/72 is larger than HO (1/87) and 1/100 is smaller than HO.  After all, 1/1 is prototype scale. 
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JerryB

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2011, 06:26:04 PM »

Thanks for the catch!

Wording was reversed. Corrected now.

Happy RRing,

Jerry
« Last Edit: October 16, 2011, 06:29:24 PM by JerryB » Logged

Sequoia Pacific RR in 1:20 / 70.6mm
Boonville Light & Power Co. in 1:20 / 45mm
Navarro Engineering & Construction Co. in 1:20 / 32mm
NMRA Life Member #3370
Member: Bay Area Electric Railway Association
Member: Society for the Preservation of Carter Railroad Resources
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