Monday, June 6, 2011

Found on eBay: Douglas Model 2086

Douglas Model 2086 factory model from the late 1950s found on eBay. The Model 2086 was a Douglas Aircraft Company proposal for what became the DC-9 airliner.


Seller's description:
This model is SO RARE it is the ONLY MODEL I'm selling this week! In this auction you are bidding on a DOUGLAS FACTORY MODEL of the 1962 [sic] DC-9 model 2086 proposal. This is probably one of the RAREST models I have ever owned. This WOOD desktop display model of the early DC9 passenger jet transport is in House Colors livery and includes the ORIGINAL STAND and SWIVEL! Many of the EARLY Douglas Factory Models were made in wood. This VINTAGE model is ALL ORIGINAL and, other than a few minor age-related cracks in the underside and wing-fuselage joins, it is in EXCELLENT PLUS to NEAR MINT condition with VERY LITTLE WEAR in the ORIGINAL PAINT AND DECALS, as can be seen in the pics. The length is a LARGE 18 inches and the wingspan is about 15 1/2 inches, which makes it 1/72 scale. The ORIGINAL METAL STAND is included. This particular model was originally owned by aviation historian Terry Waddington and featured in his classic and definitive book, McDonnell Douglas DC-9, part of the Great Airliners Series. Fred Cox, the DC-8 guru, also owned this model at one time, and it is featured on his website at This terrific aircraft model was made by the Douglas Factory, one of the premier modelmakers, such as Pacific Miniatures (PacMin), Westway, Space, W.J. Hyatt, Topping, Rolen, Precise, Air Jet Advance, Raise Up, Osgaard, Fermo, Verkuyl, Allyn, and Atlantic Models. These travel agency or factory type models would be used on a ticket counter or corporate office. The early ones were made of metal by such companies as the Lockheed Factory Model Shop, Nucci, and others.

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