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Post by collectionar » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:47 pm

....Buses...Minichamps Mercedes Benz O 3500 and O 321H--Schuco Setra S6............


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Post by Tom » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:55 pm

Great group, extremely tempting.

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Post by Serafa » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:23 pm

What a joy! I personally am a fan of the rounded design from the 60's. It must be a very rare picture by having all three buses grouped together.

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Post by LUW » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:04 pm

Gary will be so happy!
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Re: Buses

Post by IFHP » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:24 am

Very nice grouping. In complementary colors too.
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Post by IFHP » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:35 am

It is hard to find models of Ford buses, at this point I have two.

ImageWatt-Ford Super Coach (1937) from Hachette Partworks by Michael, on Flickr

Watt-Ford Super Coach (1937) from Hachette Partworks. Strictly speaking, not a Ford product, the Super Coach was built by Watt Coaches of Brisbane, Australia on a forward control Ford truck chassis.

ImageWatt-Ford Super Coach (1937) from Hachette Partworks by Michael, on Flickr

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ET7 Thames Bus. Based on an actual 1952 Thames ET7 (diesel) city bus from Malta. I don't read French, but I think the booklet that came with this Hachette part work model said that this bus was in service until 2004. That would explain the updated taillights and modern license plate. The door way is always open.

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Oh, and there is this too:

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Glacier National Park Red Bus. A 1:48 scale souvenir from my visit to Glacier National Park last summer. The model isn't up to the detail standards of IXO's bus series. The bus is a 17 passenger White Model 706. These buses were run up to the end of the 1990's, and then totally refurbished by the Ford Motor Company -- basically the body was placed in E-550 chassis. The buses are surprisingly small, somewhat dwarfed by large modern pickups.
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Post by JSB33 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:13 am

Greyhound is fantastic. I think I want one of these more than and model i have seen the last few months.
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Post by LUW » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:21 am

I also like the Greyhound. So 50's.
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Post by oldirish33 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:28 pm

I am headed to Glacier at the end of the month, will have to keep an eye out for the bus model. Perhaps they have a corresponding one at Yellowstone too?
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Post by IFHP » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:50 am

oldirish33 wrote:
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I am headed to Glacier at the end of the month, will have to keep an eye out for the bus model. Perhaps they have a corresponding one at Yellowstone too?
The gift stores were packed with these models last year. I looked it up on line last year and saw that versions were available for other national parks too, though those buses didn't survive the ages like the Glacier buses did.
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Post by oldirish33 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:34 pm

IFHP wrote:
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The gift stores were packed with these models last year. I looked it up on line last year and saw that versions were available for other national parks too, though those buses didn't survive the ages like the Glacier buses did.
Visited Glacier today, bought my bus. Unfortunately the Going to the Sun Road was closed because of snow just three days ago. A reason to go back. Headed for Yellowstone tomorrow, will see if I can find one from there. We had fun today posing the bus different places we stopped while visiting the park.
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Post by JSB33 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:50 am

I tried to go to Yellowstone earlier this year but the road was closed due to snow. Hopefully you will have better luck.
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Post by oldirish33 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:49 pm

Another day, another park, another bus. :D Here is the Yellowstone version.
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Post by IFHP » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:55 pm

That's great. Did you notice how relatively small the 1:1s are?

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Post by oldirish33 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:25 am

Yes, they aren't huge compared to modern tour buses, but considering the narrow roads they traverse, big enough. It's interesting that the castings of the two buses are slightly different.
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Post by collectionar » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:18 am

...Schuco--Mercedes Benz O 6600.....


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.........Schuco ---Setra S6........


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Post by oldirish33 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:26 am

Very nice buses. If there had been great bus models like this available when I started collecting, who knows what direction that would have taken me.
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Post by collectionar » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:52 pm

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Very nice buses. If there had been great bus models like this available when I started collecting, who knows what direction that would have taken me.
Thanks.t's not too late to start collecting now,I just started 1 year ago,to buy them.

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Post by collectionar » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:54 pm

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Post by oldirish33 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:08 pm

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Thanks.t's not too late to start collecting now,I just started 1 year ago,to buy them.
As tempting as that is, I have reached a stage where I am trying to reduce my collection down to a more manageable level. I will enjoy your buses as you build your collection. ;)
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Post by collectionar » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:26 pm

oldirish33 wrote:
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Thanks.t's not too late to start collecting now,I just started 1 year ago,to buy them.
As tempting as that is, I have reached a stage where I am trying to reduce my collection down to a more manageable level. I will enjoy your buses as you build your collection. ;)
Thank you!I'm glad you're gonna watch my collection.
I started to reduce my collection 1 years ago and now I collect only a few brands of cars,especially Italian and Mercedes ,Rolls,Bugatti brands,and I'm trying to buy only some models of buses.

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