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Cowboybilly
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Posted - 10/11/2016 :  1:06:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
looks good

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/11/2016 :  2:37:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Some styrene, a little resin, blue paint, and voila! A bus. Must be magic. A Magic Bus!

Mike


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/11/2016 :  4:19:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Baby blue or is that powder blue? Nice in either case'.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/12/2016 :  08:08:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys.

Here is where the two spare tires are stashed. The bottoms fit into two depressions in the floor to
keep them in place in addition to one lug bolt. These are resin copies of the model truck's spare tire.

I'll be jumping around, front, back, inside, outside, roof, etc. I like to work that way.





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Edited by - sgtbob on 10/12/2016 08:11:40 AM

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Guff
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Posted - 10/12/2016 :  09:34:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
I am enjoying watching this build come together.
Dave



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Ensign
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Posted - 10/12/2016 :  12:10:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, everything is looking bluetiful so far!

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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 10/12/2016 :  11:00:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks good, I like that shade of blue. The matching blue trim on the wheels is a nice touch.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/13/2016 :  1:24:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave, Greg, and Ray, thanks for your comments.

I am now working on the additional layers of the bus sides, the silver window frames, the
"glass", and the inside window frames and curtains.

While doing that I am thinking about all the choices I have to make as I go further along.
The problem seems to be that these buses were phased out by Greyhound and then used and
modified by smaller firms, the devil is in the details.

For instance, I made all those roof vents that are prominent on the restored bus but in all the
photos and illustrations I can find of the buses while they were in service I see no roof vents
on any of them. The roofs themselves are a problem, it seems like no two were alike and
that can't be true. I see different bumpers. The restored bus has turn signals on the front
fenders but I see no evidence of them in any photo or artist illustration. They may have been
added to make the restoration road legal or they may have been added by a non-greyhound bus
company. I'm going to end up with a model bus but I cannot say it will be a model of any
particular bus.

When thinking about making license plates for it I want to mention two sites that you may want to
use to make plates for all your models.

www.worldlicenseplates.com shows license plates and regulations for countries all over the world.

www.ACME.com/licensemaker/ is a neat site that actually lets you choose any state or province
in the USA and Canada, pick a year (not every year is in the selections but you can usually
get close), and key in any number and it will generate a nice plate that is proper for the
time and place you selected. You can save these in a drawing program or word predecessor, size
them, print them out, and apply them to your vehicles.


For example, here's a 1941 Pennsylvania plate I generated.



More later,

Bob





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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/13/2016 :  2:34:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is all very cool stuff, Bob, and I'm loving the way it's coming together.

You correctly note that the restoration process may have added stuff to make the things "street legal," and that there are sites to allow you to make license plates. When did turn signals become popular? I'll be the first to admit that I know very little about what's "right" here.

That said, be careful, as there are tags such as the one you made that are auto tags, but there are also commercial tags, livery tags and so on. And especially before some of the federal standards laid down in 1956 with the advent of the Interstates, things could get highly confusing and very complicated. These can trip you up, especially in larger scales where you can read the tags easily.

And then there were the stickers for Operating Authority here and there, and the agreements (or non-agreements) between states to require (or not) a complete set of new tags, and ....

Good hunting!

Pete
in Michigan




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Ensign
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Posted - 10/13/2016 :  4:25:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I know that they didn't have custom license plates back in the 40's, but I think this bus should have this one shown below on it.

SGT.BOB

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quartergauger48
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I think this is a 1930s, bus. License plates have been around since 1898. Can't seem to find when commercial plates came into affect. I think this bus would most likely have Commercial plates. The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) started in 1887, ended in 1994. So Bob you will need one of those stickers as well. The government, Federal and state want their cost of doing business from The Santos Motor Transport Company'...


Ted

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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/13/2016 :  5:42:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think I need a lawyer.

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/13/2016 :  6:16:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

I think I need a lawyer.





Pete
in Michigan



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Michael Hohn
Fireman



Posted - 10/13/2016 :  8:02:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Like Ray, I have liked seeing that shade of blue on your bus. It reminds me of the blue used by the National Railway Utilization Company on cars it provided such railroads such as the Middletown & New Jersey which I've alays liked.

Mike


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Carl B
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Just getting caught up on the bus Bob...

WOW! As usual...inspiring work.



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