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Old 08-30-2016, 07:03 AM   #1
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Help requested for Airstream scale model

Good day to everybody
I live in Italy and i am very interested in Airstream trailers. Regretfully for many reasons it is rather difficult to have one in my country (would you imagine a 30ft twin axle towed by a Fiat 500 ? ).
As a matter of facts, the maximum i can do in order to satisfy my interest for american camper trailers is building a scale model.
I already produced a teardrop trailer, and i take the liberty to enclose some pictures of my scratchbuilt diorama "Holidays at the lake" showing a fictional couple with a pickup, teardrop trailer and canoe at the end of the fifties.
Now i would like to undertake a more challenging project and i'm investigating the possibility to build a 1/18 or 1/24 scale model based on the 24ft Tradewind.
Now i'm looking for some drawings or blueprint of the exterior of an Airstream Trailer. The perfect one would be a blueprint of the Tradewind, but any other trailer, be it smaller or bigger, would be perfectly acceptable. It is easy to cut and resize in order to obtain the proper size.
I searched all over the net, but could not find any suitable result. Wonder if such a big group of Airstreamers can help me or point me in the right direction.
Thanks in advance for any kind of help.
Carlo
Ravenna - Italy
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:24 AM   #2
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You have talent and patience to make those models! They are nicely done.

Sorry, I do not have blueprints.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:56 AM   #3
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Carlo, your models are very gorgeous.

Just in case you don't know there is now a WBCCI unit in Europe and the will have rally's where many will gather. Several people have vintage and new Airstreams overseas.

WBCCI is an Airstream Club.

We have a 1965 Airstream Tradewind in our driveway how can I help you or provide information.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:23 AM   #4
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Dear friends, thanks for your nice messages, appreciate.
Hittenstiehl, i am really jealous of your Tradewind. I noticed your suggestion about the WBCCI in Europe, but Airstreams are very rare in Italy. In my life i have seen just two of them in an exibition for vintage cars and never seen one on the road. Would be nice to be the first one..... you never know.
Back to the models.
Regretfully i am really in need of some drawings / blueprints, the idea is to have a start from the drawings. Then i can reduce of enlarge them in order to reach the right dimensions. From these i intend to make a wood model, as accurate as possible. From the wood Airstream i am planning to make a mould and to produce the final item in fiberglass.
My drawing skills are quite poor, and i do believe that some kind of technical drawings will be really useful.
Ok, let's hope someone will find a file for me.
All the best.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:36 AM   #5
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Carlo those models are very impressive! Here is a link that may be of some help...

https://www.airstream.com/service/document-archive/
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:38 AM   #6
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Good luck Carlo, have you checked the archive section at Airstream.com

They have some vintage interior drawings to show what the different model layouts may have been on the inside.

Take care and let me know if you need any measurements.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:47 AM   #7
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There are some drawings here that might be helpful:
https://www.airstream.com/service/document-archive/

I've been reading Airstream's published documents for more than 20 years. I have never seen a drawing that had technical dimensions, other than overall length, width, height.

If you could be more specific about which year model trailer you would like to build, someone might be able to help with those specific dimension. The width of the trailers and radius of the wall/roof change with different year models. Since the early 1990's, Airstream makes trailers up to 8.5 feet wide. Though, 8 feet and narrower are still made.

Could you tell us about the tow vehicle model you want to display the trailer with.

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Al B must have faster fingers than I have. ;-)
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I will also look at some if my Airstream books to see what diagrams might be there.
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Carlo these are fantastic!!! I do not have any drawings, unfortunately. If you come to the US to visit you can rent an Airstream. I am sorry if you can't even have a Bambi in Italy. Good luck to you.
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:12 AM   #10
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Good day to everybody
I live in Italy and i am very interested in Airstream trailers. Regretfully for many reasons it is rather difficult to have one in my country (would you imagine a 30ft twin axle towed by a Fiat 500 ? ).
As a matter of facts, the maximum i can do in order to satisfy my interest for american camper trailers is building a scale model.
I already produced a teardrop trailer, and i take the liberty to enclose some pictures of my scratchbuilt diorama "Holidays at the lake" showing a fictional couple with a pickup, teardrop trailer and canoe at the end of the fifties.
Now i would like to undertake a more challenging project and i'm investigating the possibility to build a 1/18 or 1/24 scale model based on the 24ft Tradewind.
Now i'm looking for some drawings or blueprint of the exterior of an Airstream Trailer. The perfect one would be a blueprint of the Tradewind, but any other trailer, be it smaller or bigger, would be perfectly acceptable. It is easy to cut and resize in order to obtain the proper size.
I searched all over the net, but could not find any suitable result. Wonder if such a big group of Airstreamers can help me or point me in the right direction.
Thanks in advance for any kind of help.
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We have a 69 25' trade wind
Our Manual show quite a few drawings and outlines so you may want to look up some old manuals
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:36 AM   #11
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If you are familiar with Sketchup, the 3D modeling program, I have a drawing of my 66 Tradewind. You can get Sketchup for free and you are welcome to my drawing. There are other AS models available for this program also.
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Carlo,

That is beautiful work! I especially like the canoe. I build wood canoes and your model looks wonderful. You are very talented.
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A/S models

Carlo,as money-hungry as Airstream is about sueing for using anything A/S, I would be careful about using any kind of drawings for models.They have sued a number of places regarding their logos and likenesses.
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Carlo,as money-hungry as Airstream is about sueing for using anything A/S, I would be careful about using any kind of drawings for models.They have sued a number of places regarding their logos and likenesses.
Making drawings or models for your own use should not be a problem. Making them to sell or for a commercial use is a different matter.
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