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Sterling Taylorcraft - 21 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, Peanut, K5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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A well engineered, highly prefabricated model featuring all die-cut quality balsa parts, a large number of completely formed parts including fuselage sides, top and bottom, wing sheet covers, tail feathers, etc, finished wheels, plastic cowl & prop, rubber motor, hardware set, clear window material, colored tissue, color decals, full size plan and separate teaching instructions sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. The Taylorcraft BF12-65 was first manufactured in Alliance, Ohio in 1941. Many of these sharp looking airplanes have been kept in great condition by faithful owners across the country. The Taylorcraft was easy to fly and very forgiving. The glide ratio was an impressive 22 to 1. With the 65 hp Franklin engine, the aircraft has a cruising speed of 96 mph and a top speed of 112 mph. My father's first aircraft was a used Taylorcraft. He purchased it around 1954 while he was in high school. The airport manager allowed him to make payment, which he did by working as a delivery boy for the local grocery store and by waxing cars at $5 each. The airplane still exists and is flown today from it's base in New York.

Topping North American Aviation A3J-1 Vigilante - Factory Desktop Model In The Original North American Box

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Amazingly rare, 1950s NOS Topping A3J-1 Vigilante still in the North American Aviation blue and gold box. The model, the stand, all interior cardboard packing material, special packing tissue and even the Topping final inspection paper ticket are intact and never disturbed or removed until I inspected it. Topping shipped this to North American, who then shipped them to contractors, test pilots and Navy Decision Makers. Inside, all of the factory cardboard and packing tissue is still intact and like new. The stand and aircraft were never displayed or used. The gloss and shine on both are fantastic. There are no cracks, no breaks and no repairs. Decals and factory paint are all in 'near mint++' condition. This is a big model; the wing span is about 10 inches and the length about 13 inches. This model is in NOS, never used condition but please note that these models never left the factory 'flawless.' There were always minor factory paint flaws and minor molding flaws as these were mass-produced. Furthermore, the decals inevitably have some yellowing, although this example has very minimal yellowing. Because the original North Amereican box is virtually never seen and adds significantly to the value, it will be carefully packed into another box for shipping. Shipping insurance is required.

Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI, 1/48, 61053

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Very highly detailed. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and crew station, two crew members, detailed engines, optional position canopy and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Fokker DR-1 Triplane - Marfred von Richthofen Or Unknown Pilot From Jasta 26, 1/48, 750

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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This 1976 issue is Aurora's much improved 'mold update' which was performed on many of the WWI kit line. First issued from 1956 with square Northern Lights logo, this kit was made much more accurate. Features a good cockpit, pilot, detailed engine, excellent rigging instructions, a fine fabric texture to the proper parts, no outlines for markings placement and improved decals for two different aircraft, as well as a very good paint guide. For Aurora however, it was too late and the company shortly went under. Molded in a much more realistic red and with an improved decal sheet. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Rareplane Northrop A-17 / A-17A - (Swedish / USAAF / Dutch / RAF), 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Still in the cardboard sleeve. Very highly detailed vac kit with full interior detail and high quality moldings. Includes paint, marking and conversion guide for all nationalities listed. Never started. Factory sealed bag with instructions.

Main Line Models 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Billboard Reefer) - Meyer Kornblum Western Dressed Beef - Kansas City New York - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, PR-18

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of this Wooden Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted yellow and decorated with white, brown and black lettering for the Meyer Kornblum, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer doors, underframe, ice hatches and other parts as needed metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The detail envelope is still factory sealed, and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Main Line Models 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Reefer) - G B & W Lines 'Greenbay Route' Western Refrigerator Line - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, PR-43

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

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Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of this Wooden Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted gray and decorated with white, red and black lettering for the Greenbay Route, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer doors, ice hatches and other parts as needed metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The detail envelope is still factory sealed, and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Megow Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - American Refrigerator Transit Co. with Trucks, HO, Q1

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

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Rare Megow kit from the 1930s features high quality, thick embossed cardstock sides with crisp printing, wood and metal stock as needed, embossed material for car ends and detail parts, a paper envelope with truck kits and many metal details, full instructions/plans, factory tube of glue (unopened) and paint cardboard tube including the original paint vials. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s and a very early manufacture for HO scale trains in the 1930s. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits. Model train kits were responsible for the explosion in model railroad popularity in the late 1930s - please see the article in this website about these kits.

Megow Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - Hunter Packing Co. with Trucks, HO, Q4

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

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Rare Megow kit from the 1930s. This one kit, the Hunter Packing Car, had a unique paint job from the other Megow-issued reefers. The color scheme for the sides is as shown and the roof and ends were aluminum. Kit features high quality embossed thick cardstock sides with crisp printing, wood and metal stock as needed, embossed material for car ends and detail parts, a paper envelope with truck kits and many metal details, full instructions/plans, factory tube of glue (unopened) and paint cardboard tube but no paint. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts and instructions. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s and a very early manufacture for HO scale trains in the 1930s. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits. Model train kits were responsible for the explosion in model railroad popularity in the late 1930s - please see the article in this website about these kits.

Dale Newton - Red Ball 65 Foot Mill Type Gondola - with Pipe Load - Denver & Rio Grand Western (D & R.G.W.) with Trucks, HO

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides for the Rio Grand. Also includes full load of pipe (hollow center for scale), hardwood floor, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture.

Dale Newton - Red Ball 65 Foot Mill Type Gondola - with Trucks, HO

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with early injection molded plastic car sides. Normally these would be heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. The plastic is in excellent condition and is still flexible, which is unusual for early 1950s injection molding. Also includes hardwood floor, cast metal underframe, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture.

Dale Newton - Red Ball 40 Foot Wood Box Car - DMIR (Messabe) with Trucks, HO

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. Also includes milled hardwood roof, hardwood floor, cast metal underframe, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood and metal stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Dale Newton - Red Ball 36 Foot Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) - Swift Refrigerator Line - Fresh Meat Express with Trucks, HO

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. The box is present and is excellent but it is not shown in the photo. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. Also includes milled hardwood roof/sides and floor, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood and metal stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Dale Newton - Red Ball 40 Foot Steel Box Car - 'Serves All The West' Union Pacific with Trucks, HO

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous high quality printed car sides. The original box is intact, but the lid was removed for the photograph. Includes the embossed and printed sides, milled hardwood roof, beams, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood and metal stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

MPC Boeing B-29 Superfortress - Jolly Rogers 6th Bomb Group, 1/72, 1-4501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1982 issue from original Airfix molds. Well detailed for that time with many working features. Features complete interior, opening bomb bay doors, full bomb bay detail and weapons load, moving control surfaces and optional position landing gear and a display stand. Has decals for the box art aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Westland Whirlwind - Bagged T3 Logo Issue, 1/72, 99

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1960s bagged issue with an 'excellent' condition Type Three logo header. The kit has a new (modern) replacement bag as the original bag was disintegrating. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

MPC AC-47 Gunship Spooky (DC-3), 1/72, 1-4308

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

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Still factory sealed. 1983 issue from the original Airfix molds dating from the 1970s. Nicely detailed for that time and features movable control surfaces, rotating props and wheels, optional position cargo doors, interior cargo floor with machine gun/miniguns and operators and cockpit with crew.

ESCI TWO General Dynamics F-16B Viper Fighting Falcon - US Air Force / Netherlands / Denmark, 1/72, 9028

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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SALE!! Includes two models in one box. Both models are never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. One decal sheet has bug damage to the backing paper only; the actual transfers are undamaged. Excellent molds with all fine recessed panel lines. Very well detailed with complete cockpit, detailed gear wells, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, drop tanks, laser guided bombs and more. Has decals for all air forces listed.

Revell He-177 A-5 Greif With Fritz X Missile - 4./KG100 Chateaudun 1944 or 2.KG40 Bordeaux/Merignac 1944, 1/72, 04616

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory 'round tape' sealed. From 2000. Superbly molded and detailed kit from Revell of Germany. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, super detailed cockpit and other crew positions, detailed turret interiors including gun sites, complete rear gunners station, detailed bomb bay with optional position doors, optional position landing gear, rotating props and wheels, highly detailed landing gear, bomb load, Fritz X missiles, separately molded rudder, optional position crew hatch and decals and paint guide for two aircraft.

Guillows Stearman PT-17 - 28 inch Wingspan for Free Flight / U Control / R/C, 1/16, 803

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

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Still factory sealed. Large 1/16 scale kit with a 28 inch wingspan. Late 1970s/early 80s issue. Includes provisions for rubber or U Control flight or could be converted to RC. Features movable ailerons, elevator and rudder. The main structure is wood (stick and tissue) while many plastic details are included such as pilot, cowl, scale engine and propeller, wheel fairings, wheels and more. Includes well cardstock detailed cockpit, die cut balsa, full size plans and a large sheet of decals.