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Old 10-14-2019, 05:35 PM   #1
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Northwoods Regional Airport

Just a quick layout I put together over the last few days. Wanted to give handmade terminal making a try, as well as creating a smaller layout that will provide a destination for my CWA airport that some of my regional flights depart from as well as some smaller personal traffic. I think it turned out pretty good. Only thing im not sure of is I used a cheap felt for my grass as i didn't want to use my expensive stuff but i think i may have to find something else as it just doesn't look realistic enough. Still some fine details need to be completed then the traffic should arrive!

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Re: Northwoods Regional Airport

A very neat little setup. Love the terminal design.
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Re: Northwoods Regional Airport

Neat. The terminal glasses do reflect light strongly, but that certainly has a sunset or sunrise charm to it.
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Re: Northwoods Regional Airport

I really like the use of corrugated roofing material--it goes perfectly atop the great little terminal and the overall effect reminds me of some of the famous Frank Gehry projects (think Guggenheim Bilbao, the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, or the Case Western Reserve University--my dental school alma mater--School of Business Management Building). At any rate, regarding the grass, you might consider keeping what you are already using, but then experiment by dabbing on hundreds of tiny dots in lighter and darker shades of green onto the grass, which would eliminate the current monochromatic effect. If that still isn't realistic enough, or if it looks bad, then you could switch to "Plan B" and use your more expensive turf, or alternatively, SNOW!!.

I think it is cool to have an airport in Wisconsin's Great Northwoods--I spent many childhood summers--and some awesome winter/ Christmas holidays--up there In those days, it was quite an ordeal to get all the way up to Rhinelander, but truly worth the trouble.

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Re: Northwoods Regional Airport

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A very neat little setup. Love the terminal design.
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Neat. The terminal glasses do reflect light strongly, but that certainly has a sunset or sunrise charm to it.
Thanks! Yes it is a very nice reflection actually more then i expected. Wish i could get it to reflect in a more natural orange/red but we will make it work!

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I really like the use of corrugated roofing material--it goes perfectly atop the great little terminal and the overall effect reminds me of some of the famous Frank Gehry projects (think Guggenheim Bilbao, the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, or the Case Western Reserve University--my dental school alma mater--School of Business Management Building). At any rate, regarding the grass, you might consider keeping what you are already using, but then experiment by dabbing on hundreds of tiny dots in lighter and darker shades of green onto the grass, which would eliminate the current monochromatic effect. If that still isn't realistic enough, or if it looks bad, then you could switch to "Plan B" and use your more expensive turf, or alternatively, SNOW!!.

I think it is cool to have an airport in Wisconsin's Great Northwoods--I spent many childhood summers--and some awesome winter/ Christmas holidays--up there In those days, it was quite an ordeal to get all the way up to Rhinelander, but truly worth the trouble.

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Thank you very much! You wouldn't believe how hard it was to find something with that corrugated texture locally! Obviously being in the northwoods I still have to add some trees so that may help some and of course some snow would look neat! At first I was actually debating a replica of Rhinelander, but eventually just went with a generic layout. If i can become a little more crafty I may try Appleton or Green bay next!
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Re: Northwoods Regional Airport

Really interesting airport! I also like some smaller, kinda cozy airports too. Wish I could also have a secondary diorama. I used to have another one (Golden Spike Regional Airport), but it is now stored and without further plans
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Re: Northwoods Regional Airport

Very nice airport! I also like the roofing this way a lot and the reflecting windows give it a special effect. Also the layout of the apron I like a lot. It is a small but nice and functual layout.
Good work! Looking forward to seeing more of it in operation.
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Really interesting airport! I also like some smaller, kinda cozy airports too. Wish I could also have a secondary diorama. I used to have another one (Golden Spike Regional Airport), but it is now stored and without further plans
Thanks! I have always been jealous of your biz jets so i will have to find some myself now!

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Very nice airport! I also like the roofing this way a lot and the reflecting windows give it a special effect. Also the layout of the apron I like a lot. It is a small but nice and functual layout.
Good work! Looking forward to seeing more of it in operation.
Thank you! I cant wait to get some traffic on it as well. Really wish the regional models were supported better but I guess that means some more regional customs may be in the works for me!
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Re: Northwoods Regional Airport

I like the terminal. Awesome work
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Re: Northwoods Regional Airport

Well i'm still in the process of deciding what direction I want to go with my CWA layout so I figured I would show some love to this little layout in the meantime. Northwoods doesn't really have a primary or home airline however Delta seems to offer the most flights daily. American and United both offer daily flights to hubs and some direct flight locations along with Jet Blue supporting the east coast and budget airlines Spirit, Allegiant and Frontier all offering seasonal select routes. Not sure what the future plan is for this layout, but I hope you enjoy some photos.

Some early morning traffic as a Delta E170 loads headed for Detroit.


This Delta CRJ-900 finishes up boarding as it will depart back to MSP shortly.


Both aircraft receiving luggage.


A United 319 pulls in to its gate from Chicago on its once daily flight.


An Allegiant flight Arrives utilizing the A320. This time of year service to Las Vegas is popular.


The Delta E170 departs back to Detroit slightly behind schedule due to some passenger boarding needs.


Over at the apron stands a Delta CRJ-200 Is seen awaiting a later flight today along with a Dash-8 charter flight.


A Spirit flight from Orlando pulls into gate 4


Quite the range of color at the terminal mid day. A Jetblue E195 from Boston snuck into gate 2 and has began offloading.


The Allegiant flight departs back to Vegas as the United 319 waits for it to pass to finish push back.


An American Eagle flight from O'Hare arrives


The Spirit A320 Departs back to sunny Orlando.


Another Delta flight Arrives this time from Atlanta utilizing the 737-900


A Frontier flight arrives from Denver


A daily cargo FedEx flight arrives over at the remote parking area.


A Delta 737 closeup as luggage begins transfer as well as refueling


The American Eagle completes push back as it heads back to Chicago


A Delta CRJ-700 Pulls in next to the 737 this one arriving from Minneapolis.


The Delta 737 Pushes back as an American 737 arrives from Dallas in the background


The day winds down as the Jetway connects to the American flight and the Delta CRJ-700 Finishes boarding. One late CRJ-200 Arrives in the background.


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Thanks to you for sharing.
I like the terminal building but i especially like the apron and apron lines and marks.
Great traffic.
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Re: Northwoods Regional Airport

Really great, always cool to see smaller airports. The Spirit and Frontier customs are SO nice. They look so good next to Allegiant and JetBlue birds
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I really like the airport without a distinct hub carrier. Makes for a lot of interesting possibilities for airlines and aircraft, instead of being bombarded with (in my case KLM) the local airline.
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Thanks to you for sharing.
I like the terminal building but i especially like the apron and apron lines and marks.
Great traffic.
Thanks Charter, Definitely not as good as your detail!

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Really great, always cool to see smaller airports. The Spirit and Frontier customs are SO nice. They look so good next to Allegiant and JetBlue birds
They are great customs both in quality and relevance!

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I really like the airport without a distinct hub carrier. Makes for a lot of interesting possibilities for airlines and aircraft, instead of being bombarded with (in my case KLM) the local airline.
I know the feeling. I just did some video work with my CWA layout and I had all Delta planes with 2 non. While it is nice to be able to show variety It seems most true airports are all heavily one airline nowadays for example yours with KLM.
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Re: Northwoods Regional Airport

Great photos at Northwoods Regional! I think it is most fitting that Delta has the most flights, given the proximity to MSP. That said, maybe a Sun Country might visit there some day?
Thanks for the updates, keeping this beautiful little project alive!!
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