DC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3 Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7576 times:
I've come up with another great idea, I want to build my own airport. I've had this idea for a couple of months now, I priced it all up (terminal buildings, tower, ramps, aircraft etc) all made by Herpa and it came to £297 ($380!) .
Now that is way too much to spend on an airport. I then thought about building my own. Yeah I know it won't look as good as the ones made by Herpa, but I might have a go. Anyone done this before? What kind of materials should I use? It's going to take a long time, but I'd love to do it.
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3406 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7265 times:
Well thanx for the idea, I mi9ght try this aswell, as ussuall as cheeply as possible...I got a shelf of small aircraft I can use, for the runways and taxiways im gunna use some posterboard and markers or paint. For the terminal and tower and hangars i might use some paper cups, cardboard, duct tape of course, toothpicks maybe, hey Ill use whatever the hell I can find!
DeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3938 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7205 times:
DC-10- I made a Schabak airport after Christmas 2000.
I used the boxes from my 150+ Schabak models (not glued down) for the terminals, stacked a few for the tower (which the main part of the tower is made of two stacked NW drink cups), and used a large piece of plywood for the runways/taxiways, etc. My jetways? I used flexible straws with pins stuck through them. The jetway level can go up/down according to what's parked where & when. I then drew lines on the plywood for runway lines, which turned out pretty well. It may not be much, but it suits me well (and beats my old airport- my bedroom floor!)
To show how little of a life I have (lol), I actually made taxiway & terminal diagrams using a program I have on my computer, along with flight schedules for domestic and international flights, and a schedule for my "airline" on Microsoft Works.
KALB From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 573 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 7140 times:
I'm beginning a collection of Gemini Jets (two Southwest 737-700, new colors and "Nevada One"). To do my "home airport", Albany International and its 7200 ft runway, I would need to construct an 18 ft by 4.5 inch runway (7200/400 = 18, 150/400 = .345 ft =4.5 inches). Well, time to clear out the basement.