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Old 07-14-2016, 09:36 PM   #1
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Stanstill Intercontinental Airport (1:400)

Hello everyone,

Only took a couple of years (due to other hobby interests: Trains, RC planes & Cars), but I finally got around to putting a commitment to building my airport, Stanstill Intercontinental Airport, this summer.

Stanstill is located on a fictional US territory in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean so that it can be easily accessed from Europe or North America, especially by the airplanes with the technological limitations of the 1970ís.

Aim of my airport is to have airplanes and airlines of the past operating at the same time as todays current offerings, as in time stands still (aka Stanstill). As my user name suggests, and as Iíve mentioned before on this forum, Iím a fan of long ago jets and in general anything with 3-4 engines.

At Stanstill, one will see current newer airlines like JetBlue or Emirates for example, will fly with liveries as we know them. Airlines with a long history, such as United or Japan Air Lines, will have planes and liveries from the past, etc.

Airport was built on a 36x80 hollow core door with the Gemini Jets Airport Terminal and part of the Gemini Jets ground foil and runway. The other ground foil I purchased on eBay from bmediauk so sells very good ground foils. As I have other hobbies, I didn't want the airport overwhelming the area, but I didn't want it too small either. I felt that the HCD was a perfect fit, not to mention light in weight.

I have the airport oriented in the manner that you see in the photographs as Iíve always wanted to have the Terminal facing the end as the grand entrance to the visitors to my layout. I like terminal activity (taxis, cars, buses) as part of the airport experience as much as I like activity on the tarmac, so this was important to me.

Airport has opened for activity although it still under construction. The octagonal International Terminal and a Control Tower (both purchased from Airport Designs, a Wings900 Silver Medal winner) will be completed soon along with a cargo facility in the foreground (source TBD).

The Herpa Hangar in the background conveniently has an Aeroflot TU-154 in it to have its horizontal stabilizer repaired (yes, the same horizontal stabilizer that I asked about in April here http://www.wings900.com/vb/1-400-sca...tailplane.html but havenít got around to fixing it yet)

Airport is being built SLOWLY (emphasis on slowly) and adding aircraft, GSE, civilian vehicles, etc. as I go on. I will provide updates as things progress.

BTW, yes, thatís a 1:500 scale Alitalia 767 at the airport. Itís my last 1:500 craft in stock that Iíve never been able to sell, so I just gave up. But right now, Iím using it as filler to make the airport look a bit more lively. Plus, non-aviation visitors to the house so far canít tell the difference.

I've attached a few photos of the airport to start with.
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:55 PM   #2
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Re: Stanstill Intercontinental Airport (1:400)

Apologies for being the first person reply to my post but I'm not able to edit my previous post.

Stanstill's current airliner inventory are as follows:

Airbus A340-300
Air Jamaica

Boeing 707-300
British Airtours

Boeing 727-200
Air Jamaica
PEOPLExpress

Boeing 737-800
Air Jamaica

Boeing 767-300 (1:500)
Alitalia

DC-10-10
Laker SkyTrain

DC-10-30
American Airlines

MD-11
FedEx

Tupolev TU-154M
Aeroflot

Vickers Standard VC10
BOAC

I'll be adding more planes as I go along. Don't plan on having dozens of planes that never get out of the box, but I can tell you for sure that the most common aircraft will be a 727 (duh!)

P.S. I have a couple of 1:200 planes and plan on getting back into 1:144 plastic model kits. No airports for those though, I will have to build a display shelf.
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Re: Stanstill Intercontinental Airport (1:400)

Nice diorama! I didn't know Air Jamaica had 727-200!
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Re: Stanstill Intercontinental Airport (1:400)

Welcome to the model airport world - from a fellow train and r/c guy. Only my r/c interest is cars.

I will warn you,. Since I started planning my airport, I have lost all interest in trains!
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Nice diorama! I didn't know Air Jamaica had 727-200!
Thanks.

Yes, Air Jamaica added a few 727's to their fleet (2 DC-8's, 3 DC-9's) in the mid 1970's with the first livery. They flew with the second livery (as you see on the model) during the 1990's before exiting the fleet.
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Welcome to the model airport world - from a fellow train and r/c guy. Only my r/c interest is cars.

I will warn you,. Since I started planning my airport, I have lost all interest in trains!
Thanks. I've heeded your warning, although the model trains tend to be the consuming hobby that rolls over my other ones. If anything, I'm trying to de-emphasize the model railroading. Have to try to cut down first, as I dabble in N, HO, and O scales.
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Re: Stanstill Intercontinental Airport (1:400)

Update. This weekend I built the card stock International Terminal that I brought from Airport Designs.

I'm not very good at model building or scratch building which is why I prefer already built items, but as they're no pre-made circular or octagonal terminals out there, I would have to build a kit. The end product was not perfect and has some blemishes, but I'm happy with it.

Until I get the jetbridges, passengers will have to board/deplane outside like was done with the Pan Am Worldport in its original form, but without the vast overhang for weather protection. My tribute to the Worldport. Did a dry-run setup with the Laker DC-10 and the Gemini Jets jetbridge to see how they fit. Very good!

The very first thing that I noticed (never had before) when I laid out the foreign carriers around the terminal footprint was that I had only two domestic passenger aircraft. The AA DC-10 and PEOPLExpress 727 looked very lonely at the original terminal building which is now for domestic operations only. Looks like my next few aircraft purchases will be of US carriers.

Here are a few photos of the build process over the past 2 days. Some of the tarmac is lifting so I will have to glue those back down. You'll see that I had my 1:200 Air Jamaica 727 in the background. I didn't bother to move it and even did a Lovebird livery history lineup with the 1:200 727 (Original Livery); 1:400 727 (Second Livery) and 1:400 737 (Final Livery).
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Re: Stanstill Intercontinental Airport (1:400)

looks good! just make sure theres enough space between the terminals for a taxiway!
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Re: Stanstill Intercontinental Airport (1:400)

It's a very interesting project. I think it is nice to tell also a bit from the history of this airport like the 70's etc. I wish you all the best with it
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looks good! just make sure theres enough space between the terminals for a taxiway!
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It's a very interesting project. I think it is nice to tell also a bit from the history of this airport like the 70's etc. I wish you all the best with it

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Re: Stanstill Intercontinental Airport (1:400)

Stanstill Intercontinental welcomes Braniff International!

Braniff International’s Boeing 707-320C landed on Runway 09 today on its flight from Dallas-Fort Worth thereby boosting the number of domestic passenger carriers to three. The 707 was wonderfully decked out in Braniff’s iconic “Jelly Bean” colors (Pangara Green to be exact) as it taxied to the main terminal.

A couple of updates, the cargo terminal is now under construction and you can see the building footprint on the blue poster board in front of the FedEx MD-11.

I also repositioned the International Satellite Terminal to ensure realistic separation from the main terminal and cargo center for aircraft movements. I used the Air Jamaica A340 (the largest of the planes that I have right now) as the benchmark. In the interest of space, the gate on the International Terminal that faces the foreground (henceforth know as Gate 1) will be restricted to aircraft the length of a typical 707. The airport disappears off the edge anyway so that shouldn’t post a problem.
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Stanstill Intercontinental welcomes Delta DC-8 and Boeing 757


Increasing the domestic contingent at Stanstill, Delta Air Lines is now operating a classic DC-8-61 "Stretch" in addition to a newer model Boeing 757-300.

The 757 is my first current livery to operate at the airport, and I need to add a few more current liveries. I'm thinking of Southwest, JetBlue and Spirit as the next candidates.
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Stanstill Intercontinental welcomes Etihad 777

On the last day of 2016, Stanstill gained a connection to the Middle East when Eithad inaugurated service with direct flights from Abu Dhabi.

The 777-300ER is a beautiful craft indeed and I got this as a Christmas present from my wife and kids. Of the current day airliners, I would have to say that the Boeing 777 and Airbus A340 are my favorites. Haven't flown on either one so I need to fix that.

In other developing news, the cargo area is still under construction.
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