Friday, November 30, 2007
Hello again! First off, I'm not sure what happened to the header and 'Herman.' I came on today and they were combined somehow and I couldn't change it back. Hence the 'new' look/header...
Here are the DC-3 postcards I promised. North Central actually had many of these compared to the Wisconsin Central days. Enjoy! Up next, North Central Convair 340/440's...
Posted by Convair Kid at 9:02 PM
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
For a few years now, I've been delving into the diecast model market and let me tell you, it's HUGE. I'd no idea just how many there are, let alone how many collectors are out there of these finely made treasures. Companies such as GeminiJets, AeroClassics, SMA, and Herpa (among many others) have been in the business of creating the molds, obtaining the rights and distributing their products to the collectors of the World. Believe you me, these are NOT child's toys by any means! Scales range from the smallest of 1/500 scale to 1/200 scale and prices can range anywhere from around $20 to $150!
In recent months, AeroClassics, one of my favorite creators, has FINALLY come out with their North Central Airlines DC-9 line, including the rarely seen test liveries prior to Republic's debut in 1979. I've added some photos of those aircraft for you...
Should be interested in finding these models yourself, please contact me and I'll put you in touch with my sources. Thank you!
Posted by Convair Kid at 9:47 AM
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
The latest edition of Clear & Sixty arrived today and I was thrilled and happy to see the blog was mentioned! Thank you Barb Ike! I've added the scans for all of you to see. If you're a retiree of 'Herman' or any of the airlines that encompass modern day Northwest, or you're a spouse, family member or just a North Central crazy like I am, PLEASE consider a subscription to this wonderful, seasonal newsletter. Barbara Ike is the Co-Editor for Clear & Sixty and I know she'd love to hear from you all. Her email address was given in the prior Clear & Sixty post I made a few months back but if you're not able to find it, please contact me and I'll let you know! Take care...
Posted by Convair Kid at 10:56 PM
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Hello all, Please excuse my absence from the blog as of late. A fellow friend/collector/airline buff has been ill, along with the fact I'm working A LOT these days. 'Holiday rush' perhaps? Alas, I'm adding some pictures from the past for your enjoyment. Wisconsin Central! Thank you!
Posted by Convair Kid at 11:56 AM