Maroon Paint Scheme Model Bus - Deluxe Version

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  • $79.95


For ages 14 and up. Sold as a collectible - not suitable for children. Contains many fragile parts.

1/87 HO scale, museum-quality replica bus featuring the classic "Maroon & Cream" paint scheme worn by TTC buses into the 1980's.

Rapido Trains performed a 3D scan of a preserved TTC "New Look" #8058 to guarantee 100% authenticity from tires to roof.
Size: 101mm L x 35mm H x 28mm w (4" x 1.39" x 1.1")

The "New Look" Bus was the face of North American public transit in the latter half of the 20th century, with over 45,000 built between 1959 and 1986. Everyone remembers the New Look, also known as the “Fishbowl” Bus. The TTC owned one of the largest fleets of New Look buses, and they remained in service until 2012.

Buses come with pre-printed destination signs for greater detail and authenticity. Destination signs include:

Bus #7781 - 86A Scarboro
Bus #8010 - 32B Eglinton West
Bus #8164 - 24D Victoria Park
Bus #8369 - 7C Bathurst
Bus #8111 - Blank/No Sign

Buses with blank signs are meant to be customized. Templates and artworks are available for download from Rapido's website under the Product Support section at www.rapidotrains.com/ho-new-look-bus-support/

Deluxe Version features include:
- Interior lighting*
- Working headlights and tail lights*
- Illuminated front destination sign*
- Painted seat-back handrails
- Correct tubular profile
- Full interior including separate seats with seat-back handrails
- Etched-metal interior stanchions and stamped-metal handrail
- Steerable front wheels
- Rubber tires
- Printed "metal" window frames and windshield gaskets
- Three kinds of bumper (steel, water jug and rubber) installed as appropriate
- Optional Sinclair antenna, microwave antenna, and cellular/wifi antenna for the roof

* All lighting functions require a 9-12v power supply (not included)