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New Fishbowl bus 1/87 scale

 
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TheDriver




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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:46 pm    Post subject: New Fishbowl bus 1/87 scale Reply with quote

I saw a new Fishbowl bus made in Canada and it is a much better replica than the Busch toys. It is in 1/87 scale and it has a steerable front axle. They give you options like the type of bumper you want, wheels and I don't recall what else. They have a TTC bus for 40 dollars. They will not sell you anything for under $90 so they say they will not sell a single bus.
The bus is a 40 foot 102 in Transit with the double rear doors. So one of the side windows is smaller.. I saw the pic and I am impressed. I will try and get more info on this.
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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This should answer any and all questions...

http://rapidotrains.com/ho-new-look-bus-canada/#dct
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is another site with information and an actual photo of the model...

www.Transit.toronto.on.ca
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TheDriver




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you got it
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thought I might add that you can get yours with lights outside and inside
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frankie



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the most detailed information to date. Check out those details!

http://rapidotrains.com/ho-new-look-bus/

Frankie
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TheDriver




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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the site seems to be out of service
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frankie



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheDriver wrote:
the site seems to be out of service


I just clicked on it. It works fine for me.

Anyone else having a problem opening the link?

Frankie
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JimmiB



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just clicked on the link and went right into the site. That is a great looking model. Now if they just made them in 1/160 scale I'd buy a couple.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Note that they plan on making them for the US market, however US properties as a rule never had fishbowls with double wide rear doors with the shorter window behind it. You will be able to order these even though they are inaccurate. I plan on holding off until they make new molds - see below.

I eMailed the company a few days ago with this concern and the good news is that they plan in the future to make models used in the states. Regarding the 102" inch wide verses 96, they're not sure where to go with this because of the cost factor. Stay tuned!

Frankie
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TheDriver




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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I plan on buying a few of those even though I prefer the Suburban style bus
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