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Model Airplane 4

Aug 23, 2014 by

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Planes and kids
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Planes and kids

Aug 23, 2014 by

How i used model planes to bond with my kids. I’ve loved model planes since I was a young child, it was a world where i could lose myself for hours (days sometimes) to imagination, starting with the basic kits that my Dad gave me, to growing up and being able to choose my own intricate models. When I married my wife showed no...

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Model airplanes – the basics
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A quick guide to avoiding some obvious errors. When I started my model train blog, I thought a quick history would be a nice place to start. This time I have elected for something more useful, and I think the ideas here can often be applied to both model trains and planes. The first question is usually type of aircraft, is it for yourself,...

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A true wonder
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A true wonder

Aug 23, 2014 by

Having to make a trip to Germany a few weeks ago, i finally got a chance to visit what i believe is the holy grail of modelling – the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg. For those of you not in the know, the Miniatur Wunderland was created in 2001, constantly being updated and expanded it is the largest model railway collection in the world. It...

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Models on display
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Models on display

Aug 23, 2014 by

  I love seeing even the most basic model train display, it returns me to my childhood when my father and I would make a special outing once a year to a nearby town for their annual show. With my hand in his he would point out carriages from places I had only ever read about in books, sometimes explaining some tehnical detail or...

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A brief history
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A brief history

Aug 23, 2014 by

I thought i’d start this site with a small introduction to the history of model trains. So many of us have been modelling since childhood, but know little about the background. Train modelling is almost as old as the era of steam trains themselves. Beginning in the 1840s with carpet railways – crude reproductions of engines that required no tracks, running on simple steam...

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