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Old 02-24-2021, 06:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default SMA British Airways 737 zinc rot

Been photoing my collection and with the SMA Landor 737 the main undercarriage on one side fell apart. there are crackes visible in both sides.
Did SMA use the Gemini mould? or was it specific to them.
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Been photoing my collection and with the SMA Landor 737 the main undercarriage on one side fell apart. there are crackes visible in both sides.
Did SMA use the Gemini mould? or was it specific to them.
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SMA and AC had quite some models affected. SMA=AC or vice versa as far as the 732 was concerned IIRC. Here's my AC Olympic 732

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Ooh thats bad explosive decompression? so its aeroclassics thx. Fortunately just the gear on mine so will look out for a cheapy and swap gears.
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The BA 732 will eventually crumble to dust; mine did. AC has rereleased most zinc rot affected models from that era; seems the BA 732 slipped thru the cracks! Hmmmmm
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Oh yes i smell a Landor B732 on the way soon Thanks Andrew!!
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The BA 732 will eventually crumble to dust; mine did. AC has rereleased most zinc rot affected models from that era; seems the BA 732 slipped thru the cracks! Hmmmmm
That isn't strictly true. A lot of SMA 737s seem to only be impacted in the landing gear whereas the rest of model itself is unaffected. Same with some Aeroclassics 737s. I have multiple examples of both - SAHSA and Air China to name a couple.

Having said that a new BA Landor 737 would be most welcome
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My SMA BA Landor 737-200 is in perfect condition. Not a single sign of Zinc rot anywhere.

Did the Zinc Rot Gods spare me?
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Having said that a new BA Landor 737 would be most welcome
As would a reissue of that Olympic 737-200 as mine was similarly affected!
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I have lost both the Olympic and Eastern Provincial 737 to zinc rot. I would to see new releases especially a guy who flew EPA in their day.
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The BA 732 will eventually crumble to dust; mine did. AC has rereleased most zinc rot affected models from that era; seems the BA 732 slipped thru the cracks! Hmmmmm
That isn't strictly true. A lot of SMA 737s seem to only be impacted in the landing gear whereas the rest of model itself is unaffected. Same with some Aeroclassics 737s. I have multiple examples of both - SAHSA and Air China to name a couple.

Having said that a new BA Landor 737 would be most welcome
I think most of my SMAs have at least one gear leg affected
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My SMA BA Landor 737-200 is in perfect condition. Not a single sign of Zinc rot anywhere.

Did the Zinc Rot Gods spare me?
Mine are too. Curious.
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Seems it is mainly the gears.
How about Aeroclassics issue 737 replacement gears for a small fee? maybe through their website?


737's amongst others now up on my website, and fortunately the gear issue was hidden by the engine.
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I had the crumbling main gear on my Aeroclassics Dan Air B732.

My SMA BA Landor B732 seems to be okay so far.
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I checked my Delta 732's and their wings have curled up a tad. Main body still intact.
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I have lost both the Olympic and Eastern Provincial 737 to zinc rot. I would to see new releases especially a guy who flew EPA in their day.
It has already been re-released in 2011

https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com...iew-31818.html
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Thanks Adrian for the link. I have not followed the database as much because it does not seems to be updated. I guest that I will be on the open market looking for the EPA 737. Past releases can be expensive. Cheers
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Thanks Adrian for the link. I have not followed the database as much because it does not seems to be updated. I guest that I will be on the open market looking for the EPA 737. Past releases can be expensive. Cheers
Hello! Give the DiMA (diecastmodelaircraft . com) database a try! Its been kept up to date and the Wings900/DAC Database has been imported over! It has a neat collection manager for people to put all their models they own/want in 1 place!
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My SMA BA Landor 737-200 is in perfect condition. Not a single sign of Zinc rot anywhere.

Did the Zinc Rot Gods spare me?
My example is just fine. No signs of anything ominous.
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