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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/23/2016 :  07:00:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, You'd never really left, but welcome back.It'll be fun to see what vehicle you model and how you do it.

Bob, I missed your mention that your wife has some health problem! Hope she is recovering well.



Edited by - Bill Gill on 09/24/2016 08:01:00 AM

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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 09/24/2016 :  12:33:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cool Christmas building!


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/24/2016 :  07:33:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Hope all goes well with you and your wife.

Looking forward to your vehicle project. Something a little different.

Mike


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/27/2016 :  09:40:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, I'm almost ready to start a new project. You might remember the old (early
1940's) bus that I made a while back and used at my Greyhound Bus Station. I have been wanting an
older bus but other than a British double decker, there are NO buses available in 1/24 scale.

I found out that Iconic Replicas has just released a 1931 Mack Greyhound Lines Parlor
Coach in 1/50 scale, a bit smaller than 1/2 the size I need. I have to have one so I will again
have to scratchbuild my bus.

Here's a photo of that 1/50 scale model.



I will have to make some decisions as you will see later but it will be very similar. This is
not actually a model of an old bus but a model of the restored bus that Greyhound did a few
years ago to use in advertising and education. There are loads of photos of this restoration on
line (all the color photos) and you can tell because the white strip on the doors of the
original buses was plain and on the restored bus it says "1931". Not sure why they did that but
it's no big deal.

More in a couple of days when I can really get started model building.

Bob


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/27/2016 :  09:46:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My bag is packed and I have my ticket!

Pete
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Guff
Crew Chief

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Posted - 09/27/2016 :  09:48:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
The bus looks like a major modeling challenge! This is going to be interesting.
Dave



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southpier
Engine Wiper

Posted - 09/27/2016 :  1:20:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i know it's not much help, b u t - somebody makes a resin 1/25 scale bus. i looked through my links but couldn't find it. maybe check on a model car forum? i also think the partridge family bus was kitted, but if so it's probably available only on ebay at crazy prices.

ah - jimi flintstone has a - coe?? https://www.hobbylinc.com/jimmyflintstone-1950-ford-school-bus-body-interior-tub-resin-model-vehicle-accessory-1:25-scale-nb276 his bodies can be thick; i think they're slush poured.

https://www.hobbylinc.com/jimmyflintstone-1950-ford-school-bus-body-interior-tub-resin-model-vehicle-accessory-1:25-scale-nb276

http://blog.modeljunkyard.com/2013/01/09/125-1937-studebaker-bus-resin-kit/

http://www.rocketfin.com/resin_product.cfm?id=4839






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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/27/2016 :  1:28:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
southpier,
Thanks. They all look like school buses but I will save those links. Not sure they had school buses back in 1941, I don't remember any but it's worth checking out.

Thanks for posting the links.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/27/2016 :  2:39:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here's one of those decisions I have to make and there are many. Below are copies of two old
Greyhound bus ads showing the bus in question. Notice that in the one case there is a small
luggage rack cut into the rear of the roof while in the other, there is no rack.







Shown below is a old photo of one such bus and also a photo of the wreck that Greyhound restored. Notice anything?
One has the roof rack and the other does't.






My preference, and the way I will model it, is the one without the rack. I like it's look much more.

Bob


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/27/2016 :  3:17:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Quite a journey you are embarking on.

The bus without a rack looks like it wants to be a rr passenger car. Is the 'clerestory' real or a trick of the paint?

Mike


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/27/2016 :  4:18:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys.

Mike, no clerestory. You can see in the wreck photo that the sides of the roof are more or less
flat with that banner painted on it.

Bob


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Bill Gill
Fireman



Posted - 09/27/2016 :  4:30:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob with those two Greyhounds looks like you'll soon be off to the races. The bus without the roof rack does look sleeker; the one with the rack offers the opportunity for some interesting luggage/cargo.
Either will be a treat to watch you build.



Edited by - Bill Gill on 09/27/2016 4:30:55 PM

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 09/27/2016 :  10:03:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, Bob, I went down to the GH bus terminal just to have a cup of coffee, and see that beautiful red head you hired as the head ticket agent. She told me a specialty bus was being built by the "S.B.Santos Custom Coach Works Company", and that I should purchase a raffle ticket. And be one of the first passengers to take a surprise trip on the new bus'.. So I'm all signed up, and hope I win'..



Ted

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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 09/27/2016 :  11:28:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Awesome!


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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 09/27/2016 :  11:37:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, not certain which version (with or without the roof rack) that I like the best.
Without one will take a little more modeling time on your part, but your always up for a challenge!
I am certain, it will be when transformed into a "Magic Bus" with your hands & talents at work on it.
I do hope your going to fill it with some interesting looking passengers.

Greg Shinnie



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