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Old 04-14-2016, 12:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just joined the board and I'm interested in learning about these fantastic airports. I will read the forums and learn a great deal, but I have one question to start: What do you "do" with the airport after its built? I come from model trains where you operate it after its built.

I'm very interested in building an airport and just a display would be great, but i also want to know if there is a way to simulate operations.

Thanks for any input!
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You could create airport stop motions and upload them to youtube, that's what my friend 'AdAndPlanes' does, you can go check him out on youtube.
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Old 04-14-2016, 04:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thank you for the input. Any other thoughts anyone?
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Old 04-26-2016, 03:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Have you heard of this common model railroading quote: “there’s no such thing as a completed model railroad”- IIRC because there’s always something to improve.

Yep, stop motion has its wonders. I'm into the old Schabaks for stop motion, here's a rough draft:

Photo shoots are great ways to learn how airports operate. GSE parks here for this aircraft, there for another, etc. I know some great dioramas of which I can just stare at the photos for hours, and always leave me hungry for more.

Don’t forget that constructed criticism helps sharpen modeling skills too.

However, I get most of the joy from building the diorama itself. The 1:600 1969/70 SFO layout has been under construction for over a year and I am continuously modifying it to mimic the prototype, which is the goal for dioramas based on real life. I guess you can say I'm acting like the real SFO in which there's always something being modified or built. I could give you a big fat list of renovations between the eras I like to model.

One day I'll finish but for me it's about the journey. ETA 2020!
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