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Roden Convair twin

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  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:03 AM

I see. I didn't know about this one. Well, I'm slowly working on my Maquette kit so I guess I'll watch you build the Strat.

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:02 PM

I've been going through old photos in a completely unrelated research project. 

Here's one from the 50's. I can't identify the airport; maybe Buffalo?

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:00 AM

Thanks, nice shot.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    May 2016
Posted by B-36Andy on Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:49 PM

Is there a long wait time to get the Convair Liner?

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, March 27, 2020 2:10 PM

 

B-36Andy

Is there a long wait time to get the Convair Liner?

 

There was.  I think it is common for companies to announce them before they are ready to ship, and some dealers advertise them well before they get any.  I think most dealers have them now.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:31 PM

Oh My!

 "G" that sure looks like the service ramp at old Buffalo, Municipal Airport.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:36 PM

"G";

     I just ran across a vendor who usually does our fall Train Show. He has one of the old Hawk/Aurora kits for me. He said the windows are inset in the Fuse.That's the way I remember  it too. No open holes and the Cockpit windows are insets too. No openings anywhere!

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, March 28, 2020 11:27 PM

My maternal grandparents followed my parents out to California in the early 1950's when my father was hired at United at SFO. They bought a ranch down in Central California in the Santa Ynez area.

My dad's father was deceased and his mother was living with her daughters/ his sister, so he used his United miles to let us go down to Santa Barbara a lot to see the G parents. Hawaii summers but thats another story.

The flight on 440s left SFO, down to Monterey (where we live now), followed Route 68 over to Salinas, then down Route 101 to Paso Robles and out to the coast from there, over the Point at Lompoc and down to Santa Barbara.

Often the pilots would get low and pass San Simeon, the palatial estate of William Hearst.

I've never built that Hawk kit, although it's attractive.

Dad has flown west and I no longer build models for him, but I did build a DC-4 in the early Mainliner scheme and a DC-6 in the later scheme. Both shown in that pic I posted. Schemes, no DC-4 there.

There's a Caravelle in the shed that I would really like to build. He was on the aquisition team for that one after the Electra order was cancelled.

Anyways, back to the Convair airplane. They were noisy and were way before aircraft knew what a loading bridge was. 

But I probably have 400 hours or so in them.

 

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