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Old 01-14-2018, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question GSE steps for your 1/400, e.g. Herpa 1/500?

I'm interested in steps for my 1/400s. Most are 737-sized, with a few wide-bodies and some regionals too. What would you recommend as good value? They don't have to be amazingly accurate as my eye-sight isn't that great, but they do need to be inexpensive.

I've seen Herpa's Scenix 6-pack for 1/500s: have you used them with 1/400s? Got any photos? To what extent are they adjustable?

What about cargo loaders? I'm really not interested in tugs and airbridges, mainly steps and perhaps cargo loaders. Would love to see some photos to see how they fit alongside different models.

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Old 01-14-2018, 09:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: GSE steps for your 1/400, e.g. Herpa 1/500?

Your going to find some good stuff around these days.
There is the the hard to find DW series that you can buy in dribs and drabs off ebay. They are my personal choice. But you will pay for them if you get a complete set. They can be expensive.
Gemini has sets which are readily available. They tend to lean towards American designs but are pretty nice.
And there is also the DIY ones of Shapeways which require painting but they offer alternatives to these.
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Aeroclassics has a few different set designs as well with some of thier models. But even the stand alone set is a mix of modern stuff and 1980's design. Which is kind of nice if you are making your airport a modern day airport that has less service and funding, therefore still uses the same equipment they always have
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The 1/500 GSE suits best for the 1/400 narrow bodies, especially like the 737 you mentioned. Good 1/400 GSEs are really rare nowadays. DW is the best option but you'll have to pay a kidney for it. GJ is fine. Or you might have a try with 3D printes ones, too.
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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there's shapeway. They have a lot of 3D-printed stuff, also for 1/400 GSE. You can check out the following page:

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