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Walthers city busses in N to be done
« on: October 30, 2008, 08:52:41 AM »
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There is a thread on the Trainboard about busses . Looks like Walthers is going to do city busses in N similar to the Wheels Of Time ones . This is terrific news . http://pwrs.ca/announcements/view.php?ID=976

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Re: Walthers city busses in N to be done
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008, 09:47:39 AM »
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the CMW GMC TD 3610 Transit Bus has been discussed recently in certain forums (not sure if it was here):

http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?category=&scale=N&manu=&item=&keywords=GMC+TD+3610&words=restrict&instock=Q&split=30&Submit=Search
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Re: Walthers city busses in N to be done
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2008, 12:00:31 PM »
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It was ion the iHobby thread, but it's worth repeating. So now we apparently have 3 Busses coming in N. Here is a link to the orders for the CMW Bus for those interested.

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Re: Walthers city busses in N to be done
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2008, 02:01:46 PM »
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It was ion the iHobby thread, but it's worth repeating. So now we apparently have 3 Busses coming in N. Here is a link to the orders for the CMW Bus for those interested.


True. My understanding is that the WOT bus will be based on a Mack bus.

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Re: Walthers city busses in N to be done
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2008, 04:17:49 PM »
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Don't know
the make/model or anything.  But, what I really want is that classic city bus from the movie SPEED.  Sandra Bullock figure optional but highly desireable...
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Re: Walthers city busses in N to be done
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2008, 04:26:05 PM »
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That's a GMC from the late 60's early 70's with the "fishbowl" windshield and the forward slanting side windows, right?

They were classics,... as buses go, anyway...
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Re: Walthers city busses in N to be done
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2008, 04:33:33 PM »
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That's a GMC from the late 60's early 70's with the "fishbowl" windshield and the forward slanting side windows, right?


Way off Lee:



You must be thinking of the 4519:



or 4501:



http://www.coachinfo.com/AllAboutBuses/GMC_Info.html

(I don't really know much about buses except that I hate riding them)
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Re: Walthers city busses in N to be done
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2008, 05:43:05 PM »
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This is terrific news .

Yeah, great... ::)  Three friggin' manufacturers doing transition era buses.  If they were smart, one of them would do a modern bus instead.

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Re: Walthers city busses in N to be done
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2008, 06:26:43 PM »
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A company called Pirate Models (I think) made a modern city bus more than a decade ago (maybe way more).

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Re: Walthers city busses in N to be done
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2008, 07:05:34 PM »
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A company called Pirate Models (I think) made a modern city bus more than a decade ago (maybe way more).

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Re: Walthers city busses in N to be done
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2008, 07:59:34 PM »
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Thank you. Didn't know they were still in business. And going strong, looks like. Wonder why they don't get any press. Then, Ultimate N scale has been making a bus for years, and nobody seems to know.

http://www.ultimatenscale.com/n-scale-General-Motors-buses.html

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Re: Walthers city busses in N to be done
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2008, 08:11:13 PM »
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I was surprised as well .

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Re: Walthers city busses in N to be done
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2008, 08:15:52 PM »
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I have the Pirate Models 1981 Grumman/Flxible 870 bus, and as far as I can tell it is either 1:148 or even 1:144 scale.  It measures over 9 feet wide with a 1:160 scale ruler.   :(

I didn't bother getting any of the others for fear that they would also be oversize.

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Re: Walthers city busses in N to be done
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2008, 09:13:08 PM »
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Should have been clear... I was referring to the SPEED prototype.  I'm sure I was distracted by the mention of Sandra Bullock's figure... ;D
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Re: Walthers city busses in N to be done
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2008, 09:23:40 PM »
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TThe 870 was 102" wide(8 &1/2 ft) so it maybe closer than you think. :-)
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