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Seaplane Trolley

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  • Member since
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  • From: UK
Seaplane Trolley
Posted by PatW on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 4:36 PM

The start of a seaplane trolley for a Yokosuka Willow.


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    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 5:29 PM

Looks like excellent work!

Can't tell what scale you're working in...but there was a neat, very similar trolley design in the old Nichimo 1/50 Aichi Jake. That one had cool wheels that looked almost like railroad items, or something like WW1-era cart wheels.

Look forward to seeing it complete. Yes


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  • From: West Virginia, USA
Posted by mfsob on Sunday, February 6, 2022 11:48 AM

It depends where the trolly was being used. Shipboard Japanese seaplane trolleys did have railroad-type wheels, which fit into the rail/turntable system they used to move the seaplanes from their storage spot to the catapult.


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