Sunday, December 13, 2015

On the Buses

The rest of my Shapeways order was made up with an old NZR road services bus.

Apart from being a bit on the thick side, its a good model. I think that the glazing should be put in but quite thin so that the people who want to be able to see into their bus can remover it, and the rest of us can just paint it. My pan for this model is to trundle round a road somewhere on a MMW module.
 So, will it fit on the Tomytec bus chassis?

"Just about'
The rear end is OK (width wise as well) though the wheels are a wee bit small. the steering bit at the front is a problem, but a look and a think reveals that I should be able to modify it by separating it from the rest and doing some surgery.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

How will you put the glazing in? a strip of shirt box lid across all the windows inside, or each window cut and shaped to fit in the holes?

Rab said...

in one piece for each side. Cutting out the individual windows seems like a bad idea to me.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Have you got the motor to fit?

Rab said...

No. I have done a stack of gardening and replaced a fence though.

Anonymous said...

This gardening sounds like its consuming valuable modeling time, and the fence risks diverting scarce modeling funds.

Anonymous said...

bus goin' yet?

beaka said...

latest bus and chassis from Tomytec is in 1/160, but has head and tail lights and lithium ion rechargeable battery using usb cable. also adjustable chassis for length. Hopefully they will adopt this method for their Japanese chassis

http://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=38828.0