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PostSubject: London bus   Sun 22 Dec 2013, 3:40 pm

I don,t know if anybody here has built one of these here on the forum. But if not I can understand why.
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The instructions has 90 stages and you also get two types of engine (the original British Leyland or the Scania 6 cylinder the buses were refurbished with later in life) As I,m going to keep it original it will have the BL engine fitted. I also have some P/E extras to fit as the build goes along. ie remove plastic and replace but the build will be mainly out of the box.
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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Sun 22 Dec 2013, 5:24 pm

WOW ! That ought to be an impressive model !!!
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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Sun 22 Dec 2013, 5:37 pm

I have seen this kit at a couple shows and always passed on it. Now that I see inside the box I mighht pull te trigger on the next one. Way cool.
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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Sun 22 Dec 2013, 7:02 pm

Oh she a big one and no I,m not going to count all the parts   
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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Mon 23 Dec 2013, 11:22 pm

I've seen ship models with fewer parts! You'll be busy. If only they'd include some '60s scale people it would be super! Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Mon 23 Dec 2013, 11:35 pm

Hi Tony,

This looks interesting, if you didn't want to put all the seats in you could always turn it into a caravan, like the one off the Summer Holiday film...

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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Tue 24 Dec 2013, 1:56 am

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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Tue 24 Dec 2013, 9:24 pm

Done a bit more to the engine mainly paint and detail. The instructions state the engine is aluminium with some steel arias so that's how it will be done. With the exeption of some PE parts. I am using MEK for the construction as the parts seem to be a realy good fit so far.



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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Tue 24 Dec 2013, 9:49 pm

Looks like it is starting to shape up.
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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Tue 24 Dec 2013, 10:22 pm

It's not my kind of thing but I'll be watching Tony.

I like Andy's idea of turning it into a Summer Holiday bus.

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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Wed 25 Dec 2013, 11:22 pm

Got a bit more done today after all the morning mayhem and Chrissy dinner. So here we go again







Added the PE intectors and painted the exhaust manifold (header) red to resemble high temp paint.







That,s all for today Tony.
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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Wed 25 Dec 2013, 11:30 pm

Looking great Tony, and you're mowing through it too. I've also been tempted, but it falls outside my subjects so I'll pass.

It would make a great motorhome though. Revell Germany make a 1/24 coach too. That would make a fine motorhome conversion.

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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Wed 25 Dec 2013, 11:54 pm

I know Chris. I think the one your referring to is the Neoplan coach I,ve thought about getting one but the thing that puts me of is the fact it,s a left hooker and would be a major task to convert to a right hooker other than that it,s a nice kit when built. A friend built one and I think he mentioned it was a Volvo Van Hool engine in it. Once this is built I,m goin to build the Scania engine up as a display on it,s own. Thanks to all for the comments and interest. Tony.
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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Thu 26 Dec 2013, 12:03 am

I was going to buy/build this kit for my father in law. Never got the chance to, cancer took him from us. Very impressive looking kit. Looking good.
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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Thu 26 Dec 2013, 12:47 am

Sorry to here that Brent. But as for the kit I know it may be of the track for some folk but I bought a few of these when first released for £30($47 ish) each and I,m impressed with the fit of the parts. As a few members know I build the big rigs and some of the fit of the parts are horrific, the instruction on the Scania 144 for instance tell you to put the inner front wheelarches on the wrong sides. Another is the ride hight on the Scania R500 facelift. the cab should be 3mm higher from the front wheel. The Volvo kit,s still have the engine in from there first release back in the 80,s
Oh dear I,m starting to sound like a rivet counter. But on the whole if anybody asked me of my verdict to this bus kit it would have to be 10/10. I,m glad I bought a few before the price went up and I might do a motorhome/camper in future. But this is getting built as it was intended to see how it goes together.
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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Thu 26 Dec 2013, 1:18 am

Looks great    Your doing a super job.
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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Thu 26 Dec 2013, 2:02 am

Thanks Tony.
That is what I like about it, it is very different. I saw one the other day in a local hobby shop. I'm sure it was new old stock (I don't think they have re released it) I was very tempted to grab it and I just might now after seeing your build.
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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Thu 26 Dec 2013, 5:01 am

Hi Tony,

This is coming along nicely, may I ask what do you use for the diesel injector pipes please...

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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Fri 27 Dec 2013, 8:44 pm

It was part of a PE kit made for the kit by Revell.
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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Sat 28 Dec 2013, 3:41 pm

Well I,ve got this far out of the box. Now time to go mad. Loose some seats downstairs and all of them upstairs. I,ve started to put a two tone timber floor in place on the lower deck. I know I was going to make it out of the box but changed mind as every one I have seen is out of box and this is going to be different (very different).

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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Sat 28 Dec 2013, 5:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Sat 28 Dec 2013, 9:41 pm

Lower deck timber floor in place.

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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Sat 28 Dec 2013, 11:56 pm

Looking good. The two shades of wood look great together.
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PostSubject: Re: London bus   Sun 29 Dec 2013, 1:25 am

Ooooooh, a mystery coach! Wonder what it will become...we'll stay tuned in!!
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