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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/14/2016 :  07:08:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, Looking good! Maybe you can mount a modeler's license on the bus and save the legal fees :)


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/14/2016 :  09:43:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, I do like Bill's suggestion, however, after wasting a half days time I actually found a
1941 PA Bus plate and this is what the model will wear.





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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/14/2016 :  10:08:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rock . . . and . . . Roll!!!!

Great find, Bob!

Pete
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Dutchman
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Posted - 10/14/2016 :  10:14:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
What a great combination of bus history and modeling!


Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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David Clark
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Posted - 10/14/2016 :  4:11:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work!
Dave



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/14/2016 :  7:50:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is a great find Bob, and well worth the effort, as it will add the exact detail that will be expected to be seen on the masterpiece that you are fabricating'..


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/15/2016 :  09:58:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pete, Bruce, Dave, and Ted, thanks for your comments.

The following layers are completed for the bus sides:

layer 1. The outside (styrene) painted blue
layer 2. silver card cut out so that silver metallic frames are shown around each window.
layer 3. clear styrene window "glass"
layer 4. tan card to form inside window franes.
layer 5. printed card shown as curtains. Actually a scan of the 1/50 model sides,
enlarged to 1/24 scale, printed on heavy card, cut out, and installed.





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Guff
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Posted - 10/15/2016 :  11:27:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob my friend...you are gifted with a wonderful talent for creating and modeling!
The bus is looking great!!

This is me watching you work!



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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/16/2016 :  07:55:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave. The truth is that I cannot remember a model in which I made so many goofs as this
one, and I'm not done yet. Some of the goofs I went back and corrected, others I figured
that fixing them would look worse than leaving them. I sort of philosophically looked at this
way. The model year of the bus is 1931 and the year represented by my model railroad is 1941 so
in effect I am modeling a ten year old bus. A bus that old is likely to have picked up it's
share of dings and scratches especially on the roads back then.

So be it, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Here are the seats and driver painted and installed. As expected, when I lay a board on
top to represent the roof, none of this except the driver can be seen, the rest is in deep
shadow. However, I think it would look empty without those seats even though they are not very detailed.





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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/16/2016 :  08:15:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's looking really good, Bob. Any "goofs" just add "history" to the model :)


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/16/2016 :  08:51:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

You've done a great job of capturing the look and proportions of the real thing. Nice rendering of all the curves with more on the way when you do the roof.

Mike


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/16/2016 :  1:36:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those seats look pretty darn good to me, Bob. Since you have taken the extra time building these seats, You may as well go ahead and add a few patrons......Just a few....For the flavor as they say'..Otherwise it'll be awful lonely for the driver...Even, just one red head or blond. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not OBJECTIFYING WOMAN.... . Just I have driven those big buses in the Army in Germany. There lonesome when empty...


Ted in South Western, Connecticut

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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/17/2016 :  07:04:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bill, Mike, and Ted, thanks for your comments. Ted, not in my plan but I'll think about it.

It's time to deal with the front and back of the bus. The radiator shell is cut from a piece of
Renshape and has a turned resin cap added. The grill is made from styrene strips.



Bob





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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/17/2016 :  08:55:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice!

Pete
in Michigan



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/17/2016 :  11:10:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cool! (a lame radiator joke)


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