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PostPosted: Mon 01 Feb 2010 12:16 pm 
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I am confused, I keep reading that this kit is in  1:16th scale?
Can anyone tell me if this is correct?
I have just got one of these to build and it looks too big to me.
Mine was produced in 1975.


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If you've got one, why not measure it  :idea:

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Feb 2010 13:51 pm 
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Good idea!

I already have, the brake drum size is quoted as 7 7/8 in and the model is just about 1 in , so I make this about 1:13.
Unfortunately I tend to believe what I read in print.
I just assumed that someone before had gone through this process.
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You seem to be our new resident bikemodeller  8-)
Not much action in that field previously  :oops:

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I suppose it is the only to be expected as I have been riding them all my life.
At present I have a Triumph Thruxton and have returned to motorcycle modelling after trying various other areas.


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Hi!
I've got one of these as a work in progress.  I don't think a scale is actually quoted, but it is considerably bigger than the CB450 which IS quoted as 1//16.  
The bike sits very nicely with Tamiya's 1/12 bikes so 1/12 - 1/13 is about right!
A while back I saw a built up version of the R69 with Cleeware box and instructions - I'm pretty sure it was the same kit!  Does any one know the origin of this kit? Airfix original or other???

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I'd love airfix to reissue the old bikes they did. I never built the BMW but I did build the BSA C15 and Ariel arrow when I was younger.

I doubt there would be much interest in them now unless you are into old bikes. Most people under the age of 50 have probably never heard of Ariel :cry:
Unless they are into old bikes of course


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I have had the calipers out and done a few calculations.
It may be more like 1/9th - 1/10th.
Depends on the measurements you believe.
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The length of the original is 2125 mm, so the scale of the Airfix BMW R 69 must be 1/10.


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I measured it to be 1/9 I think.

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