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For several years I have wanted to model Boeing 737 fuselages being transported by rail just like BNSF and MRL do daily. Unfortunately, the largest scale that commercial planes are usually offered in is 1:100. After talking to several custom model airplane builders I finally found one that would do it for a reasonable(ish) price. Two months later, it's finally here. This 737-700 is a full scale 110 feet or 27 inches long and requires an 89' flat car that I need to repaint and a 68' idler car which I'm building a sky box for. I still need to make a couple modifications to the fuselage and build the icicle breaker and loading cradles, but I'm really pleased with how this project has turned out (4 years in the making since I decided to model it).20180520_20101920180520_20100720180520_201043


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  • 20180520_201019: For anyone wondering, the fuselage was made and painted by Custom Air Models.
  • 20180520_201007: Just barely clears the stack train swinging out in the curves.
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The GN Man posted:

Will, your work so far on this project is outstanding!  In case you are unaware of it, I highly recommend the book "Shipping Trains on Planes - Volume III" by Andrew Klamka, which has lots of useful details for modeling these cars, as well as very interesting history, rosters, and so forth. Best of luck with your continued efforts...

Thank you! That book looks fantastic! I'll definitely buy a copy. 

Nice work Will! I've been wanting to model that as well, but like you said, it's hard finding a suitable scale 737. The K-Line set was cool, but I do wish someone else (Atlas, Lionel, MTH) would release a version. So, if your 737 is a custom model, who made it and what did it cost if I may ask?

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