Scale 1:87 (HO) aircraft?

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  1. RichBohlman

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    Looking for some aircraft in 1:87 scale (HO) for my train layout?

    Anyone know of sites that might have some?

    THANKS - Rich
  2. Bowdenja

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    That's really not a scale for model aircraft.

    But if you know what/which one(s) you want it really isn't hard to re-scale those to what you need.

    Holler and I/We will be glad to explain.

    john
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    Rich

    Assuming that you are looking for cibilian aircraft, Leon Schuijt makes some passenger jets in 1:70, and Schreiber-Bogen and Paper Trade have some in 1:100. Check the www.moduni.de site or give Lou at PMI a call for those (his shipping is cheaper since he is in the US). Also, FG has a good collection of light aircraft in 1:60. In any case, you'll have to rescale.

    Try the free piper cub at FG. Note that with FG models, you may have to rescale first to 1/60 and then to 1/87. It's explained on the site under
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  4. RichBohlman

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    I would be looking for civilian passenger jets and 1:70 would work!

    I'll check PMI - THANKS - Rich
  5. Bowdenja

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    Rob Carleen made a GREAT DC-9 you can get from FG, (and somewhere else later) that you can rescale.

    Someone was supposed to do a Delta Air Lines scheme but I..........er "he" has dropped the ball:cry: Maybe "he" will get off his arse and get back at it soon:grin:
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    makin HO scale

    I would like to suggest looking at Airbob's planes!

    Otherwise, any airplane that you can find at these scales can be made to work:

    Original Scale.................Print scale......................Final scale
    1:60.................................69%.............................1:87
    1:72.................................83%.............................1:87
    1:48.................................55%.............................1:87
    1:32.................................37%.............................1:87

    -Jim G
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    Oh but it is!, FG has a few in HO.
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    Just a few days ago I came across a site which have a few 1:87 free planes. They are mostly WWI planes, so I don't know if it could be of some interest for you. Unfortunately I didn't bookmark the address and now I can't recall where I found it. I'll try more if you're interested.
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    That would be David Jackson's site, but I don't remember the address either. It has a Jenny, a Fokker I think and a British aircraft along with some buildings.

    Ryan
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    Sorry PW............ I should have typed "not a normal scale for aircraft".......... and FG ain't normal...................
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    Oh, typo understood. Now let's hope Chip doesn't read this thread.
  13. Bowdenja

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    He's the one that told me:grin:
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    THANKS! I sure will - Rich
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    Check out kartonbau.de join or whatever, Leif"s has got a thread on 1/87 scale done in english and has tons of build tips, powering the planes so the props spin.. it's just fantastic.

    I spent an hour going through it and will go through it again because of all the information!

    john
  17. cgutzmer

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    happen to have a direct link? that sounds awesome!
    Chris
  18. Larry Marshall

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    Gee, Chris, the math is really simple. Here it is:


    source_scale
    ------------ = scaling factor
    target_scale

    scaling 1/33 to 1/48 is:

    33/48 = .69

    scaling 1/72 to 1/48 is:

    72/48 = 1.5

    Cheers --- Larry
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    Chris..........

    I think you have to join so you can see all the pictures............. It's not that hard, and the guys running the site make you feel right at home.

    Of course speaking/reading German would help, but since I can not do either it has not been a problem for me.............. lots of pictures.:grin:

    john
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