Hey Keith,

no problem, take it easy.

But once more to the crazy scale problems of the

Revell Launch Tower Kit and intended combination of Revell's Towers (FSS) with the LUT Mobile Launcher.

As well known FSS and RSS are unfortunately underscale,

1:168 for the FSS/RSS height and

1:160 for the FSS level platforms.

Therefore, it is not enough, to add only two extra-levels to reach the height of the Saturn LUT, because this is a fallacy.

For better understanding let's have a look at these reference drawings.

First to the

Saturn LUT:

Let's consider only the green marked part from Level 80' up to Level 380', which was used for the Towers of both Pads 39A and 39B, but with the exception of the three red marked upper levels 300' to 360', which were not used.

15 Levels (20') = 300' =

91.5 m, corresponding a height of

63.5 cm (1:144)The height of one Level is 20' =

6.1 m, corresponding a height of

4.24 cm (1:144)BTW, each level platform is 40' x 40' =

12.2 m x 12.2 m, corresponding

8.5 cm x 8.5 cm (1:144).

Now to the

Revell Launch Tower (FSS):

As one can see in this drawing, the height of the Tower up to the same level is

75.3 m, corresponding a height of

52.3 cm (1: 144).

Source: capecomespace.net (D. Weeks)But the height of the Revell FSS is only

44.7 cm (1:168), and the platforms are only

7.6 cm x 7.6 cm (1:160).

The height of one FSS Level is only

3.7 cm (1:168).

A short comparison of the Tower heights in 1:144 shows:

63.5 cm (LUT)

- 44.7 cm (FSS) 18.8 cmTo compensate for this difference in tower height, so you would not need

two extra-levels but

five FSS levels:

18,8 cm : 3,7 cm =

5 In addition, due to the smaller Revell FSS platforms (7.6 cm x 7.6 cm) the nine LUT swing arms had to be extended too.

This shows that these scale problems always lead to compromises, if you want to use two Revell FSS for the construction of one LUT, that is not so easy.