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Old 02-16-2021, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dash 7 LONDON CITY AIRWAYS/EUROCITY EXPRESS

I am dithering as to which custom Dash 7 I should make.

1) LONDON CITY AIRWAYS G-BOAW or

2) EURO CITY EXPRESS G-BNGF

Anybody have a preference?

Both designs look very similar but there are subtle differences between the two which can be spotted in my draught decal layouts.
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Old 02-16-2021, 10:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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At first glance the tail designs looked as though they where the same, but NO there are some differences.
I think BOAW has very dark blue stripes and on BNGF they are black. Some photos show this to be the case but I need advice on this. Older photos can be mis-leading. Also BOAW has a pattern with more white stripes.
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Old 02-16-2021, 10:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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London city all day as associted with early dockland flights along with brymon. Euro was an earlier incarnation?? But either would look great
* and the concorde connection as they used unused concorde reggies G-BOAW etc
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Old 02-17-2021, 09:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Mike - I agree LONDON CITY. The 'EURO CiTY' name was only short lived.
I have checked my slides of both and can't see any 'black' or 'dark blue' pin stripes ( on the 'shirt', I presume you mean?) Both seem to be the same scheme with 'mauve/purple' shirt pin-stripes. Only the white stripes on the jacket part seem to differ.
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London City all the way.
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Old 02-26-2021, 08:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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After many hours I finally finished the LONDON CITY AIRWAYS Dash 7.
This airframe was delivered to LCA in March 1998 and served with them until the Company closed down in September 1990. G-BOAW was transferred to British Midland.
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Old 02-26-2021, 09:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Another comparison shot.
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Nice one.

I think this would be my preferred dash 7
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G-BOAW now has its younger sister G-BNGF in EUROCITY EXPRESS livery.
Comparison photos shown below.
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Stunning work as always.
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Pic of BOAW at Cranfield airshow 1988???


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Can anybody tell me the origin of the tail designs on the aircraft? What does the design depict?
I cannot find any references.
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Can anybody tell me the origin of the tail designs on the aircraft? What does the design depict?
I cannot find any references.
Set up as an airline serving London City where the main passenger would be the “businessman”. Tail design chosen was a pinstripe suit
with handkerchief in the top pocket and a red tie blowing in the wind. I doubt it would be done this way nowadays.

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Set up as an airline serving London City where the main passenger would be the “businessman”. Tail design chosen was a pinstripe suit
with handkerchief in the top pocket and a red tie blowing in the wind. I doubt it would be done this way nowadays.

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Thank you Sir.
That explains it well.
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Thank you Sir.
That explains it well.

My pleasure.

Glad to see you stopped dithering and ended up doing both! You know it makes sense
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Both first class Mike, I envy you and your UK demestic collection.
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