MY NORTH CENTRAL / SOUTHERN AIRWAYS / REPUBLIC AIRLINES FLEET (1:400 SCALE)
Updated: September 2022
North Central Airlines "The Route of the Northliners" was always one of the more successful local service airlines and their merger with fellow local service airline Southern Airways "The Route of the Aristocrats" on July 1st 1979, to create Republic Airlines, produced an impressive airline with an excellent complimentary network.
This was added to in 1980 with the purchase of Hughes Airwest effectively combining 5 of the original local service airliners together. Republic's history was cut short in 1986 when it was purchased by Northwest Orient with Republic's Detroit, Minneapolis and Memphis hubs becoming the core of Northwest's domestic network.
North Central and Southern Airways between them have had 12 releases in 1:400 scale of which I own 8. There have also been 17 models for Republic made in 1:400 scale to date.