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p51
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posted 11-21-2014 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting arrival at the HO scale airport Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany. Watch what comes in just after 12:20:

I wish they'd shown how the little HO scale airport people took care of that!

jjknap
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posted 11-21-2014 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Really cool

onesmallstep
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posted 11-24-2014 10:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They probably had to keep the crew waiting aboard the orbiter while a gate opened up.

By the way, that was one impressive landing; with no 'chute deployed, those brakes worked really good!

p51
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posted 11-24-2014 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not to mention the angle it came in at. I'm sure they have all aircraft programmed for the same angle on 'landing' there.

p51
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posted 04-02-2015 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This video was shot on one of the largest model railroads in the world, in Germany. Everything is in HO (1:87) scale.

Look at 1:00 for the very slow space shuttle launch. Never mind the ridiculously compressed concepts of American geography.

And soon after, the orbiter Atlantis lands on the German section of the layout, at a massive working airport, on an apparent TAL.

Editor's note: Threads merged.

Ronpur
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posted 04-03-2015 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That shuttle landing video reminds me of something from "Thunderbirds"!!

p51
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posted 04-03-2015 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Funny how they have the orbiter apparently taxiing in to the hangar.

Makes me wish they'd build a SCA/orbiter model to fly in and out of there. They have countless other planes, including prop-driven stuff with spinning props.

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