As most of you probably are aware about 3/5 of my collection is on display in a series of 5 metal framed glass display cabinets atop a long bench in the Yesterday's Airlines hangar. It's been a while since I wrote about the hangar - November 2016 really, so checkout that post for more background:
Yesterday's Airlines Mk3.5
The below image from May 2017 gives a general overview of the 5 cabinets:
As you can see unless you are paying close attention it is difficult to know which cabinets contain which airlines. Predominantly my collection is split up geographically.
From left to right above it looks like this:
The extensive US fleet lives in another series of cabinets and forms the other 2/5 of the collection. The first change of recent was the acquisition of another cool poster from Airliner World showing the Airbus Commercial Jet Family:
I admit it is mainly myself that spends time in the 'hangar' but nonetheless I thought I could do better so embarked on some printing and laminating work to create logo headers for each cabinet. The idea is that the headers give an idea of the cabinets, kind of like a quick reference guide to contents. Here are closeups of the new headers for each cabinet:
There's no genius behind this. It's just a case of using Google image search, taking screengrabs and then using MS Word to position them. Print, cut out and laminate. Here are shots of the whole cabinets:
Lastly, on the rare occasion that I do get visitors it pays to tell them where they are so I also created a Yesterday's Airlines title to go above the cabinets. The finished central area now looks much cooler I think:
It is in the plans to purchase a new iPad soon with which I can hopefully easily produce some videos to give you a more detailed look at the collection areas.
The changes in this area of the collection have been minor and frankly the US side of the collection has rather been ignored of recent. That has now changed and in part 2 we'll take a look at the renovations to that area of the collection.
To go to part 2 click on this link Yesterday's Airlines Hangar Update Part 2
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