Yes, it's true...I didn't believe it either until I checked out the website for GeminiJets tonight; a new mould was created for 1:200 scale Convair 580's. One of the initial/launch airlines will be NORTH CENTRAL!! Believe me, this is BIG news, seeing collectors/enthusiasts have been waiting years for a company to launch a diecast model of the Convair 580...and it seems to be happening! No specific launch date has been announced but please check the GeminiJets website periodically, if you desire one of these gems, as they'll sell out fairly quickly. :) Photo attached for 'proof' and simply click for larger viewing...
P.S. A review of the MSP Show coming soon!
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Hello everyone! I'm adding a great photo today, provided to us by Dave DeBace, which shows Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport as it looks today.
North Central once occupied the very righthand side of the terminal you see in the photo, which was called the 'Green Concourse,' which included Gate 79, the 'home' for the Convairs. That concourse, today, has been majorly lengthened to accomodate for Delta and Delta Connection gates. The General Offices are out of view to the left, including the once North Central Hangars. Enjoy!
Simply 'click' on the photos for a larger view...
Posted by Convair Kid at 1:24 PM