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Forum: General Squawk Talk 08-02-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: A Must See!

For an extra grand, you get Jaguar's notorious oil leak stain.:D
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-25-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: The Perfect Landing Restaurant

I just saw a few videos on that midair collision. Took me a bit to figure out who was who as I was looking at the radar presentations. The Cirrus pilot was at fault for not visually keeping an eye on...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-24-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: The Perfect Landing Restaurant

That's excellent you made KAPA/Perfect Landing your regular haunt. And I can imagine the times you had there. If I'm not mistaken, it's the busiest general aviation airport in the country. Also, has...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-22-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: The evolution of the Ansett 727

If Ansett Airlines' 727-77QC VH-RMS was released with the ABBA logo, I would definitely buy it. Additionally, it would include figurines of the four band members, the flight and cabin crews and air...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-11-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,120
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: BA L-1011 Landor (G-BBAF) by GJ, strange?

The markings or dashes you see represent the latch spaces for the cowling. GJ made them way too big while NG printed them correctly. In fact, NG included the cowling seam below and to the side of the...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-09-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Plane Spotting in Buffalo NY, June 2021

Very attractive airport. Somewhat reminds me of Gemini Jets' second terminal and mat release set.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-09-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: The Perfect Landing Restaurant

My pleasure. I agree that more of our fellow collectors should contribute their aviation related happenings with photos. I'm always interested in that.

Since 911, security has had a lousy impact...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-08-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: LEGO IDEA AIRCRAFT ENGINE get 10,000 supporter

Very impressive engine. Also liked the '70 Roadrunner. I'll pass your link to a friend who Legos aircraft and trains.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-08-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Virginia Breeze
The Perfect Landing Restaurant

While visiting family near Denver this past week, my sister and her husband took me to lunch at The Perfect Landing Restaurant, Centennial Airport. They know I'm an aviation enthusiast.

The...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-28-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Blue Heron Made From Airplane Parts

When I was driving around the airport that day, I saw a white aircraft with a blue tail. I couldn't stop to take a pic nor identify the aircraft. But, I think the airline is Breeze Airways. It just...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-26-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Blue Heron Made From Airplane Parts

Totally agree with you. I really like the terminals architecture and tall Loblolly pine trees and azaleas throughout the arrivals/departures roads. Will be flying out of there on the 29th for a...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-24-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Virginia Breeze
One thing I'll say about these flying cows is...

One thing I'll say about these flying cows is their adaptability in and around industrial sites. Not much vegetation, yet these geese set up camp there.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-23-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Blue Heron Made From Airplane Parts

I can imagine the good number of Blue Heron and other cranes and waterfowl in your area. Like your comment about a sanctuary for human beings.:D Up here, Canada geese can be pretty aggressive. One...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-23-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Blue Heron Made From Airplane Parts

I passed the street that leads to Norfolk Intl. Airport (ORF) and saw this masterpiece of a great blue heron made of airplane parts. Because the Norfolk Botanical Gardens are next to the airport and...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-18-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,556
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Gemini Jets History

Having worked in the cargo ship line agency and longshoremen businesses for years, I've always said that ship lines need an agent until they don't. This seems to be your case as you have taken the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-18-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,556
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Gemini Jets History

Based on your long experience, I'm especially stunned at your lack of knowledge for the use of distributors and retailers in the changing market place.

I'd like for you start off the conversation...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-18-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,556
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Gemini Jets History

Fact remains that your mind is clouded with regard to distributors and retailers. At the very least, research the matter online or take a couple courses in business and logistics.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-18-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,556
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Gemini Jets History

I'm stunned by your inane comment regarding distributors and retailers.:rolleyes:

As penance, you will look up the obvious answers for their existence. Say six Holy Fathers, twelve Hail Marys and...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-17-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,556
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Gemini Jets History

Very cool. History exhibit at DSM definitely counts. Have two of GJ's 250 models. Eastern and United DC-8-61s.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-17-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,556
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Gemini Jets History

Wonder if Gemini Jets buys advertising space at LAS and other airports to showcase their models. Airports have glass cases for showing advertiser's wares. Don't know the related costs.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-16-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,556
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Gemini Jets History

Thoroughly enjoyed the podcast with Elliot Epstein. As a longshoremen who is about to retire, I can definitely understand his remarks about the current situation with the shipping industry.
...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-16-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Trains not Planes - but an interesting insight

Hi MRIYA,

I contacted Eisenbahn-Doerfler and they could not help me with parts. Will keep model as it is for a family keepsake.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-13-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: "Woke Grocery Store"

Ford introduced their Sprint colors for the Maverick, Pinto and Mustang during the mid '70s. It was white with blue treatment on the exterior and interior. Cougar was also an attractive car that...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-13-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: "Woke Grocery Store"

I noticed that to. Would've been neat had he given the car an honorable mention in the context of Latin plant classifications. In this case, "Vadum Mavericus."
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-12-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Virginia Breeze
"Woke Grocery Store"

If you're into botany and you don't mind someone who's rough around the edges, Joey has a channel called Crime Pays But Botany Doesn't. He's an expert botanist and talks about plants in their natural...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-12-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Silver Apples, Pan Am, Contact, In Hiding

The Silver Apples, a small pioneering electronic rock group from the East Village released their second album in 1969 entitled "Contact." This involved Pan Am allowing them to use their logo inside a...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-09-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,214
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: In Memory....DAC Member Passing

Very sad. Rest in peace Ted.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-07-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Trains not Planes - but an interesting insight

I sent a detailed message to eisenbahn-doerfler. Hopefully, they will respond soon.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-07-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Trains not Planes - but an interesting insight

Many thanks MRIYA! Researching this now.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-07-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Trains not Planes - but an interesting insight

Thanks for your input, contact info and appreciation for this old locomotive. The pic of this loco tells that if it were 1:1 scale, the boneyard or scrapyard would be its only friend.:D

Will...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-01-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Trains not Planes - but an interesting insight

As you can see, it doesn't run because integral parts are long gone. Don't know how hard it would be to obtain parts and get it back to running condition. Otherwise, I display it as a keepsake.

My...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-31-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,010
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-31-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Trains not Planes - but an interesting insight

Thanks for this video. Although I'm not subscribed to anyone, YouTube knows I like railroads and puts them in the suggestion box. The scaled model layout vids have also been very helpful for the HO...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-31-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Trains not Planes - but an interesting insight

I like what you have in steam and diesel variety. Hope you make a YouTube video when your future Alpine project is completed. Also, if you have videos of your past/current layouts and/or club...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-31-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Trains not Planes - but an interesting insight

I appreciate the highly detailed information/videos that you and ukjohna provided. I like ScaleTrains' "Rivet Counter" marketing name because they aim for high-end products. Because they are...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-24-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Is midwest model store trustworthy?

Looks like a new online shop. Their first post on facebook was in February. Strangely, there is no "About Us" on their site. I'd email them to ask about their background in diecast, their name(s),...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-20-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Why do Air India name their Airplanes?

Interesting process of naming aircraft through the years. Also enjoyed the gentle rolling background music.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-20-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: New TWA DC-9 plane tag

Interesting color comparison.:D
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-20-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: londonairport.info website

I'd definitely purchase a 1:43 model of this coach if made available. Like you said, it is neat. :cool:
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-19-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: londonairport.info website

Assuming Pan Am had a few of these coaches and possibly updated them like the above picture, here is what appears in your b/w picture.
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Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-19-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: londonairport.info website

Here's a picture of the coach at the Brighton Coach Rally back in 2008. As per the license plate, the Plaxton model number is: FKX479K. Based on scarce information, the coach was broken up in Norfolk...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-19-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: londonairport.info website

It's a Bedford J2 Plaxton Embassy coach that seats twenty.

Bedford Vehicles of Luton sent their J2 chassis to Plaxton Coachworks in Scarborough to have the body built. General Motors owned...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-18-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Holy LAB!

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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-18-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Holy LAB!

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Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-18-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Holy LAB!

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Forum: 1:400 Models 05-18-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: 1/400 Iberia Models

Adam,

Here are some pictures.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-18-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,072
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: New Hobby....Well sort of.

For 1/43, that's a real steal. Great job!


You took very good care of your E30. Love that classic design. That's before manufacturers started chopping the top for a low profile design. Feels very...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-18-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,072
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: New Hobby....Well sort of.

The ZIL 118 Yunost looks really good. Clean lines and the curtains are neat. Noticed the Volga 24-02 station wagon has a big radiator.
Forum: 1:400 Models 05-18-2021, 02:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: 1/400 Iberia Models

Hi Adam,

I have the Aeroclassics Iberia B727-200 EC-CFG. Wished I had known about your interest in this model prior to the earlier transaction. Will post pictures if interested.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 05-18-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,113
Posted By Virginia Breeze
Re: Least Liked Airframe?

Plus the 737-200 engine nacelles/cowling has the same shape as the Messerschmitt Me 262 engine.:cool:
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