Greyhound Bus?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by spitfire, Oct 25, 2002.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Hi all

    Anyone know of an HO scale Greyhound bus model? I just picked up the Bachmann bus station (for less than 1/2 price, heheh) and I need some 50's era busses. I've seen the Flxible clippers on the Walthers site - would it be prototypically correct to re-paint on in Greyhound colours?

    Cheers
    Val

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    Hi Val, Check out Pirate Models in the Walther's catalog...They make all kinds of bus models in HO.
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    Seems like I remember Greyhounds looking like that...silver & white colors...
    How about decals...anybody carry those?
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    The other place you may wanna check is the yahoo group 87scalecars. An entire forum dedicated to HO scale vehicles.
  6. Vic

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    Greyhound Bus

    Hey Val, Downtown here there is a 1946 Greyhound bus and a bus terminal that goes back even further. Both have been turned into a barbcue place. If the weather will ever clear up...been raining for two week...we need it....I'll get you some pics that might help with the bus colors.
  7. spitfire

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    Re: Greyhound Bus

    Vic - that would be so great! Thank you.

    Cheers
    Val
  8. Vic

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    Bus Pictures

    Hi Val, It finally quit raining....here's some pics of the 1946 Greyhound. The original lettering has been removed but as far as I could tell the blue is the orginal.

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    Pic #2

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    Sweet!

    Thanks a lot Vic - you take photos just right too - from every angle. That's what I call reference!

    Cheers
    Val
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    If you need s Grayhound bus picture from the '70's I have just come across a couple. Let me know. I will keep them someplace that I can find them.
  15. Vic

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    One More Bus

    Me and my buddy Ted take this old boy out for a ride every now and then just to keep that big 'ol Detroit Diesel loose!!:eek: :D

    Manual transmisson and no power steering and it gets harder every time!!!:D :D :D

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    acshrpe - thanks for the offer! Could you post them online do you think?

    Wow, Vic - I'm jealous! Any chance you can shrink one of those buses to HO scale? Maybe put it through the washer and drier a few times...

    Wonder why nobody makes a Greyhound bus model? It seems a natural to me. I can see that I'm going to have to do a lot of modifications to the flxible clipper model at the top of this thread to get a reasonable facsimile of those banded silver sides and back.

    Cheers
    :D Val
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    A Bus In Distress

    Hi Val.......OMG!!!!! Look what happend to the Greyhound Bus!!:D

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    Hey Vic,
    Now I know what happened to those German JU52 aircraft after the war!! Greyhound must have cornered the masrket on them :D :D

    Errol
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    Ru-u-u-u-u-u-u-n!

    Vic - what is happening to the Gauge!!!!?????
    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    There are monsters everywhere you look! Eoads, brontosauri, and now a giant 50-ft accountant run amok! (Maybe he's mad cuz the driver wouldn't wait for him).

    LOL!:D :D :D

    cheers
    :eek: Val