Hey guys,wondering if anyone knows of any 144th scale trucks (rigids or semis) in kit form, diecast, resin, whatever. I need a few to go into a small diorama with my Revell An-124. Prefer Euro-type rigs, but at this stage I'll consider anything.
Close. After much research (ie, I Googled for it, coz I really couldn't remember (c: ), I found out that it's an Antonov An-12, pic here, about2/3rds of the way down
And it's got heaps of interesting stuff there, too. Much smaller 4-engined turbo-prop, well able to land on African dirt roads, unlike the An-124, which is a great behemoth of a thing, and totally dwarfs most conventional runways. But it may be able to land on dirt - it certainly has enough wheels.
I hope that I'm not muddying the waters here, but "N Gauge" is actually two different scales. The "N" stands for Nine millimetre, which is the gauge. The two different types of N Gauge are scaled to allow the stock to run on
In the majority of the world, standard gauge is 4 ft 8.25 in, which gives a corresponding scale of 1:160.
In the UK, N Gauge conforms to a scale of 1:148. This means that the scale and gauge are out of sync, but us Brits have been doing that sort of thing for years. OO gauge anyone? ;-)
I feel certain that there are a number of models available in this scale, but a quick perusal of my usual model railway supplier's site
has come up blank. I have no doubt that a query posted in uk.rec.models.rail will provide you with a number of links.
Believe it or not, the An-124 (and An-22, An-12 and Il-76) were ALL designed to land on dirt or grass strips -- ergo all of them itty bitty wheels. The Soviets always figured that either they would have cratered any NATO runways or that NATO forces would have blown them upon leaving.
No. Nononononono, Enzo, pwease don't fwo me to the wailway mens... (c:
Thanks for the heads-up Enzo. The Brit N gauge sounds just perfect - always supposing that accessories are actually made in that scale, not 1/160th, of course, which I doubt (my luck doesn't work that way). I'll look in there when I'm back from work in a couple of days.
Just a BIT larger. C-130 max t.o. weight 155,000 lbs, C-17 max t.o. weight 585,000 lbs.
C-17 essentially was a replacement for the C-141, with short/rough field ability and oversized cargo capability thrown in for good measure. It may also be considered something of a replacement for the C-5, since it has the oversize cargo capability, but doesn't have near the total tonnage capacity.