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N Scale Mack Buses --third run

 
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bill937ca




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:02 pm    Post subject: N Scale Mack Buses --third run Reply with quote

Wheels of Time has announced a third run of its N scale Mack C-49DT buses due for release spring 2014. Fifteen different properties will be included including Niagara Froniter Transit, Yonkers Transit Corp. and Public Service Coordinated Transport of New Jersey demos M65 and M66

PDF announcement with color schemes, fleet numbers is here.

NFT was Mack's second largest post-war bus customer with 545 Macks including 195 C-49DTs in delivered in 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958 and 1959 including a final order of 60 C-49s with a NFT designed New Look front.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bill937ca,

Thought you'd just like a hand on this one.

The C-49-DT drawing below depicts fleet # 6211 delivered to Niagara Frontier Transit in 1957 as part of a forty five bus order numbered from 6200 to 6244 and featured a 102 inch width and General Air Suspension.

Hats off to Wheels of Time for their accuracy.

Enjoy,

Mr. 'L'

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bill937ca




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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mr. Linsky. Nice image.

I was lucky enough to have a vacation in Buffalo in 1960 when the NFT fleet was overwhelmingly Mack with a small minority of TDH-5106s.

This just goes to show you should contact vendors for your favorite fleet names. When I contacted Wheels of Time after the second run, they weren't even aware Buffalo had Mack buses. Now there is a model coming up. Great stuff!!

I've got to pick one or two of these.

Bill
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JimmiB



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wheels of Time has done a great job of providing N scale buses. I just wish they would make a modern style transit. My N scale layout is in the present day era and the only ones available are European or Japanese. All with the doors on the "wrong" side.
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frankie



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed, WoT has produced a well detailed N scale. The only problem I see with this casting is the long front overhang. The front wheelwell should be a bit forward with the top of the arch just behind the post of the first window. Otherwise a great little model.

I noticed that WoT is beginning to enter the HO market with it's rail cars. I hope this extends to the buses too.

Frankie
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bill937ca




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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Front Overhang

Mack C-49 98 inches
GMC 5106 99 3/4 inches

Rear Overhang

Mack C-49 82 3/4 inches
GMC 5106 110 inches

Wheelbase
Mack C-49 289 1/2 inches
GMC 5106 281 3/4 inches

NYCTA figures.

The WOT model is proportional to drawings from the Mack Museum.
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