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NEW GM and Yellow Coach Die-cast Models

 
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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:37 pm    Post subject: NEW GM and Yellow Coach Die-cast Models Reply with quote

I found the following on the internet. They are under the name "IXO" and are listed as 1:43 scale die-cast models.

Can anyone give us the exact dimensions for these buses?

Any additional information is highly appreciated.



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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two more models


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw these buses online and looked real close at the details. I like the fact that it is a larger 1/43 scale than Corgi so it is easier to see the flaws. I actually want a Rapido Trains version in 1/25th scale which is huge.
IXO might have done better than Corgi and Busch in some ways but also got the shape wrong in other ways. The rear window is off. The front may have been better in some ways but worse in others, but the glaring mistake for me is the front corners of the bus. Both left and right are off a lot. The real bus tapers like a dull pencil at about a foot from the front. The front pillars of the real bus are not very thick but the IXO model seems to show a very wide.
What they don't get is that the complex fishbowl shape makes it hard to copy. The driver's window is a place where a flat window goes into a curved place both vertically and horizontally. If you could see a real bus you would see a ledge with a very peculiar shape and the overhang to match. What many people don't know is that the windshield and driver's window actually overlap. It is more apparent when you are in the bus.[/b]
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