Did you start out checking the videos Gerrit's Diary in you tube? If not, try this. Most are subtitled for your convenience!
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... MvLTz_14P4
Now; I'll be honest. Yes, this sounds like blackmail to a certain degree. However, it is only to get you to be honest about these things. I know the aircraft shells are made from fiberglass now; but not how accurate they are to the real world aircraft. Gerrit, you said in your diary that you received "scales" from Boeing and Airbus. I tried it, and I got the answer stated above. So how did you manage where I couldn't? No one else has a functioning airport like you do. Before you did it; it wasn't considered possible! So I'm asking you to share your source for that information. It would give the world great satisfaction knowing how they; too, can have a realistic airfield. Plus, people are always looking for a challenge. Stuff can always be improved! You want a challenge? Re-build that airfield of yours. Make it more realistic than it already is. Someone will eventually find a way to top your achievement. Then it becomes a competition; a race: Who can build the most accurate; realistic, and fully automated miniature airport possible. It will happen, no matter how long you hold on to your secrets. It's best to just divulge them. Hold nothing back; because somebody's going to best you eventually; despite you having "all" the secrets. Then, it's GAME ON; as you start building, expanding, and rebuilding. At the same time; he's doing it too. All other operations; constructions, expansions, etc., will grind to a halt; whereas at the airport; it's all hands on deck, all the time. In other words; spill the beans and get the races over with quickly. Then it's back to business with the rest of the Wunderland. Otherwise, you're going to end up all but ready to tear the airport section down for good! No one will like that! It's one of your star attractions! Plus; all your hard work will have been for nothing! Wasted effort, they'll call it. Guests will begin to go to other model railways. Clubs, conventions, etc., will be elated. You won't get the visitors; but they will! Disappointed workers will quit because their jobs in the airport section are eliminated. Or they might even be fired; given a pink slip.
For aircraft modelling, try this Revell for a start.
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maybe You're missing one important aspect: The airplanes at Knuffingen International are NOT scaled down copies of real aircrafts. (If you observed several entries of "Gerrit's Tagebuch" You would have noticed, that the inner values of the originals and the models differ somehow.) It's only their outer shell that is kind of look-alike.
The knack in modelling is always (besides any plan or blueprint): Have an open eye!
Watch the object of your desire thoroughly, watch it from any possible angle, an THEN try to model it.
After some initial fails You will get closer, and closer...
And I think that the dimensions of such famous airliners are not kept secret by the manufacturers; I would guess You could pick them from a lot of websites.
Meine Bastelstunde gibt es auch auf YouTube.
Ich mach es lieber am Anfang exakt - und schluder später ein bisschen. Wenn ich schlampig anfange, krieg ich es am Ende nicht wieder genau.
Well excuse me, Mr. Sarcasm; but I know that! I ask because the team there made their own models. They didn't rely on commercially made ones; because the ones that were commercially available were not desired due to the way they were constructed. Toy planes aren't very durable; especially the scale ones. They aren't made for launching via catapult; even if it is a fake launch. And besides; I don't care about sports. Hell; I've never even been to a baseball game in my life. Baseball is supposedly our "national pastime." Well; mine isn't. It's trains. And your dumb old "world cup?" To me; it might as well be a red Solo drinking cup; because that's the only way I'll use any cup. I don't care if it's supposedly a "reward". If I can't drink out of it; I'll refuse it, because it's not only useless; but it's worthless. If I win some "cup"; I'll say, "Give that thing to the runner-up; because I don't care for it. If that's all you've got; I forfeit. Losers..." I don't care if it's the highest honor I can get. I'll throw it away without hesitation. If necessary; I'll throw it in the trash, or the incinerator, or perhaps the dump. I'll shoot holes in it; stick dynamite into those holes, and blow that stupid cup to bits if I have to; just because I don't care. I don't even tune in when the Olympics are on. Gold; Silver, Bronze, or no medal at all, I really couldn't care less. Win or lose; I don't care.Nordexpress hat geschrieben:You'd also wonder, how the German national soccer team won the World Soccer Championship 2014? Maybe they were just smarter and better qualified!
For aircraft modelling, try this Revell for a start.
I guess I should have thought of that...HahNullMuehr hat geschrieben:...the dimensions of such famous airliners are not kept secret by the manufacturers; I would guess You could pick them from a lot of websites."
But I just had an idea: I'm going to go work for TW TrainWorx this summer as an un-paid volunteer. T.W. TrainWorx is dedicated to building train layouts of all sizes and all gauges; from Z-Scale to G-Scale; so I'm hoping to pick up a few tricks. Also; they and the guys at Lionel are great friends; so when Lionel introduces a new accessory or set that can be placed trackside; for example, they turn to TrainWorx to set up and photograph the accessory and/or set for their next catalog. (T.W. TrainWorx won't do Live Steam; and they won't go higher than G-Scale; but that's no problem.) Anyway; T.W. TrainWorx is actually not a self-contained business. Its' Parent Company is T.W. Design. T.W. Design is a theatrical design business; and it's also where the "T.W." in both companies' names comes from. (It stands for Theatrical Warehouse.) Anyway, the TrainWorx side is; as you can probably guess from the name, all about trains. They do nothing else but trains on that side of the biz. But what about the theatrical side? I wonder what response I'd get from there? Thanks for reminding me! I'll e-mail my contact/friend at TrainWorx; Dorcie, righr now.
Kerry Freeman; AKA Saphira123456.