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CO And Their A340s  
User currently offlineSkyWestFan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 179 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7673 times:

I have had this on my mind for a great amount of time.

A few years ago (5 or 6) I had purchased a Continental Airlines A340 by Schabak. My question is: Considering this is a very accurate company and they wouldn't produce aircraft "that don't exist"; Did CO ever have interest in purchasing any A340s or is this just a fluke?

SW


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User currently offlineNorthwest717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7595 times:

I believe CO was going to purchase the A340 but then backed out at the last second and went with Boeing on the 772. I am glad things went the way they did. BTW, good job on securing that model, it is tough to come by these days!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Hope that helps!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

-Tim  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7549 times:

They already had decided on the A340.

Bethune came in and went all-Boeing/McDD


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7507 times:

Yes, Continental actually did placed an order for 7 A340-311s. 3 of the birds were built, then Bethue came on board, cancelled them & the planes were sold and delivered elsewhere. If you can find A340 line numbers 24, 35 & 37, those were the CO's birds. The last 4 were never assembled. Regards.


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User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2357 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7439 times:
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I believe the same thing happened for NW, which ordered the A340.

Schabak made models of an NW A333 in the old colors, way before NW received their first new colored A333.


User currently offlineND From Belgium, joined Feb 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7370 times:

On the contrary, Schabak makes some of the worse and nonexistent models!

Buy GeminiJets, Herpa, or Starjets for better quality stuff!



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User currently offlineSkyWestFan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 179 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7253 times:

Well thanks for the info. I had no idea. I agree that Herpa, Gemini Jets, etc are better  Big grin.

Its good to know.



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User currently offlineBigB From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7096 times:

A few years ago (5 or 6) I had purchased a Continental Airlines A340 by Schabak.

Your not the only person with that model  Smile



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User currently offlineMark777300 From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7030 times:

Here's a funny thing, I also have a Kuwait 777-300 1/600 Schabak model, so I wouldn't use Schabak as a reference to what type of aircraft an airline uses. Although as already mentioned, CO did at one time have an order for A340's pre-Bethune.

User currently offlineIowa744fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6960 times:

Skywestfan,
I like Schabaak too, but they do occasionally like to make models when orders are placed and before they are actually delivered, or make other errors. The Continental A340 that you mentioned is one. A few others that I have or that you can/could order are/were:

TWA A-330 - order, I think of 20, was cancelled

Cathay Pacific A-330 - they operate it, but this model was only sold in the old CP paint scheme that was never painted on a 330.

KLM 747-300F - Titles say "Taking Things Furhter"

Saudia 777-200 - Offered in old color scheme.

I still like Schabaak and the others as well though...or basically anything with airplanes!


User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6890 times:



User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6611 times:

Considering this is a very accurate company and they wouldn't produce aircraft "that don't exist"

LOL! That's a good one!  Big thumbs up I have been a Schabak collector since the late 1980's and have come cross a wide range of inaccuracies this company has produced. Iowa744fan has already listed a few of them, but this is only the tip of an iceberg.

SAS Cargo B737-600 anyone? Big grin




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User currently offlineBigB From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6590 times:

The models I have are:

CO 727-200 OC
CO DC-10 OC
CO 747-400 NC
CO 340-300 OC



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User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2357 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6558 times:
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I have quite a few Schabak models too, and yes, they have quite a few models that never did exist in real life.

-Air Seychelles B767-200

There are also a few more that I can't think of at the moment.


User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2336 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6366 times:

BigB,

I didn't know Schabak 747-400's... i only saw a -100 series in CO new colors.



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User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2898 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6052 times:

I have quite a few Schabak models too, and yes, they have quite a few models that never did exist in real life.

-Air Seychelles B767-200



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User currently offlineB727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 520 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5590 times:

Some information on the 340's that were not delivered to CO.

Line Number Registration
24 F-WWJO, D-AIGB (Lufthansa)
35 F-WWJV, D-AIGF (Lufthansa)
37 F-WWKE, F-GMDB, OO-SFN (Brussels)

I am not sure who the FF registrations belong to, perhaps it is a Airbuss test, or delivery registration.


B727
Glenn


User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4463 times:

Did they have the CO interior installed before they cancled delivery?

-Dan



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User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 4981 posts, RR: 44
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4397 times:

I am not sure who the FF registrations belong to, perhaps it is a Airbuss test, or delivery registration.

All the F-WW registrations are test registrations used by Airbus. Also, OO-SFN is an A330, not an A340, and was originally delivered to Air Inter, before going to Sabena, and later SN Brussels.


User currently offlineMiamix707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4096 times:

I swear I saw an A340 in CO new colors a few years back on one of the magazines, probably Airliners. Was that an actual photo or one of those altered pictures? It seemed too real to be altered though..

User currently offlineCXA340 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 51 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3632 times:

I have that CO A340 model too! I keep it here at my desk at work to play with whenever things get stressful (it's joined by a Virgin A340, Eastern L-1011, United 747-400, United 767-200, Boeing 757-200, Concorde, and Delta MD-80).

User currently offlineTcfc424 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3599 times:

While in CUN last week, at one of the shopping malls, I saw a CO 747 SP in the current CO color scheme. Obviously CO doesn't operate any 747 SP's, and haven't in that c/s, but does CO Micronesia?

User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2380 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

I own a Wooster Continental 767-300. Ordered, but never delivered to CO.

I know PAC-MIN makes models for the manufacturers so the brass at the airlines can see what their livery would look like on an aircraft they may be considering purchasing. PAC-MIN's are beautiful, but expensive!

I recall seeing a PAC-MIN Continental MD-11 that some lucky devil got a hold of.



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User currently offlineEgtravel From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3016 times:

I also have a CO 767-300...don't remember the model company, but I bought it about 8-9 years ago at our company store (when we were McDonnell Douglas and could get logo models...unlike now, just the Boeing colors for all model types).

User currently offlineND From Belgium, joined Feb 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3002 times:

I have two 772 COs by Herpa in 1:400
Two in 1:400 by GJ

I also collect 1:500 where there is another 772 and another which is the Peter Max version.

On their current schedule:

DXB-IAH: 772 1:400
DXB-EWR: 772 1:400
DXB-IAH: 772 1:400
DXB-EWR: 772 1:400
DXB-IAH: 772 1:500 Peter Max
DXB-EWR: 772 1:500

I know the range might a little out of reach for the 772ER but it is a fantasy fleet after all Smile/happy/getting dizzy.



ND - Hated By Many, Confronted By None
25 Leneld : I thought I was the only one that collected schabak diecast aircrafts..I've been collecting them for the longest time. It's good to see that I'm not a
26 Thomasphoto60 : Starting to look like DA.C around here with all of this model talk. Indeed Schabak is by and far the worse diecast airliner model maker in existence t
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