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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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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is another IXO GM "New Look" model, this time is a TDH-5301 ex, Fifth Avenue Coach in MaBSTOA service, number 3165.

I like that they included the roof-top radio blister

However, the engine compartment hatch lights are wrong.



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

although it is better than corgi and busch it is still flawed in big ways, the rear window is not shaped right, the windshield is close but the glaring flaw for me is what manufacturers call the A pillar, the very front pillar to the roof on these are wider than on the real bus. I would have been happy to have these in 200 but as Rapido Trains has made an almost perfect version I cannot go with this. I settled for corgis and buschs because I was desperate then. but with the bus being bigger it would kill me to look at the mistake. What many people do not see is how the driver's window is since it is close to the front which tapers so the front edge is not in line with the rest of the bus. Now another taper, the one where the bus tapers greatly at the top means that the window also is not perfectly vertical as the other windows are. The window leans in at the top. If you look at pictures of a fishbowl bus against the picture of a toy you will see this.
From the inside of the bus the windshield and driver's window overlaps. there is a very skinny pillar between the driver's window and the windshield.
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