Leo's Vostok rides the rails

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by BARX2, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. BARX2

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  2. dhanners

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    Wow! What a display you've got there. Excellent work you've done there.
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    Absolutely stunning, barx2! Just spectacular!
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    Wow, that is really impressive. Brilliant job. :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Gerd
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    Outstanding job. Beautiful display.
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    Looks really awesome. Would the rails be purpose built (for movement around base) or would they be for transit between bases? I'm thinking this would launched from Star City alone but I could be wrong..

    Just wondering about the rails?
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    Rails

    IIRC, the rails lead from the Russian equivalent of a Vehicle Assembly Building.

    Les (Friendly Airplane Asylum flack)
  8. BARX2

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    You realize, of course, that next you're going to have to build the launch pad, the big flame trench, the lightning towers, etc.. Once you've started out with models looking this great, you just have to go whole hog....

    Seriously, the more I look at the photos, the more impressed I am. Truly wonderful and inspiring work on the part of a a very talented designer and an equally talented builder.
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    Thanks David. If the kit were available I would absolutely build it! I think Leo is giving it some thought. :thumb:

    I have even entertained the idea of building a full scale R-7 out of cardboard boxes in my back yard. Cosmonaut Farmer! sign1
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    Wonderfully Done - It looks as though it could launch & fly - hmmm? - wonder what size motor would launch her?
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    I think an Estes D or E would give a nice liftoff with the E giving the slower, more realistic, look I think. Ton Noteboom has designed a 1:48 Soyuz TMA flying model which can be downloaded on Jon Leslie's site (near the bottom of this page): http://jleslie48.com/gallery_models_real.html

    I built Ton's Soyuz as a display-only model, but he includes parts to install five motors of the (I'm pretty sure) D/E size! I'm thinking that would be overkill unless you added a ton of weight to the paper model.

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  13. SAustin16

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    Barx2,

    THAT is a gorgeous model! You did a wonderful job, as did the designer himself.