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Noch Plastic Models

I aquired the Noch Boelkow Phoebus and the Boelkow Junior shown right  in April 2008. For the glider in fact I thought I would get an ASK-13 but the seller sent me the wrong one which belonged to another auction. At his request I sent it back (after taking photoraphs ,naturally).

These models are ready-built and sell in blister packs as shown in the pictures right. Scale is HO that corresponds to 1:87.

NOCH is a German company  based in Wangen and manufactures and distributes scenic and landscaping materials for model railways.
(Website and History here)


The origin of the mould is from Fischer,  as well a German Company. According to [1] kits were marketed by Fischer in the mid 1960´s.

In a recent phone call to NOCH company in Germany , I was referred to a gentleman who alledgedly was longest in the business. But he does not remember much and told me that there is no company archive.

He confimed that Fischer supplied parts for aircraft kits to NOCH, which assembled and packed them. He remembered that selling these kits started about 20 years ago and was ended about 10 years ago. Fischer is no more existing. NOCH thought about it, but in the end did not buy the moulds. He does not know where to find Mr. Fischer and supposed he even may have passed away.

These kits are confirmed by hardware and by announcements in catalogs;

No
Nr.
Designation Type Cata
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Cata
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Cata
log
Cata
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Cata
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 1145 Motorflugzeug
Powered aircraft
Boelkow Jr.          
 1145 Motorflugzeug
Powered aircraft
Boelkow Jr.          
 1146 Hangleiter 1)
"Slope" Glider
SG38          
1147 Segelflugzeug
Glider
Boelkow Phoebus          
 1147 Segelflugzeug
Glider
Schleicher ASK-13          
? ? Schleicher Ka-10          
               

1) The SG-38 was first flown in 1938 and one way to get airborne is to launch it via the bungees conveniently from a slope. Hang is German for slope, so  Hanggleiter should not wrongly be translated to Hang Glider, which is the contemporary expression for a gliding aircraft, where the pilot hangs on the aiframeReal life SG 38 : http://www.airliners.net/photo/1403659/

[ 1 ] Burns (2003)  
[ 2 ]    

 



Boelkow Phoebus © cjk
Picture of unpacked model here

Boelkow Junior © cjk

Schleicher ASK-13 © cjk
Picture of unpacked model here

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Started : 16. Sept 2009  Revised :04. Jan 2010  Author: C.J.K.
Pictures © cjk if not otherwise stated