Reference Library

Scale Modeling

Scale modeling is a challenging aspect of model rocketry in which the hobbyist builds an scale model of an actual rocket or missile. The following links provide information that will help the hobbyist with his scale modeling project.

Online Reference

A Field Guide to American Spacecraft

Encyclopedia Astonautica


Peter Alway Scale Plans

Museums with Rockets & Missiles

You can visit these museums and see actual rockets and missiles. Some museums will provide data and information upon request.

Aerospace Museum of California - Located on the former McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, it is our local museum.

Nike Missile Site - At the height of the Cold War, Nike sites dotted the landscape around San Francisco. This restored site has several missiles and a working launcher.

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum - They send information on their missiles and rockets on exhibit.

White Sands Missile Range Museum - A scale modeler's heaven in New Mexico.

Rockets & Missiles




Sounding Rockets

ESA & International

TV and Movie Rockets

Research & Development