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Postby Malibu » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:24 am

Hi all,

this bus is aproximately in scale 1:220.
Does anybody know who made it?
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Re: Bus

Postby Idris » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:14 pm

I can't identify the model, but some observations:
- The bus appears to be an extremely crude copy of a 5b. On the other hand, it could simply be that the 5b is a typical London bus of the period and this is just another model of it.
- The wheels form part of the casting, suggesting it might be something like a token or a charm rather than a toy.
- The idea of a charm is further supported by the small scale and the lump in the roof, which could possibly be for the hanger. Alternatively, that lump could balso have been the attachment point for the poles of a trolleybus, although it is probably too far back for that (c.f. 56a).
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Re: Bus

Postby Malibu » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:05 pm

You are right - it could be a charm.
I tokked a look at Google there are soem of this but not the same.

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Re: Bus

Postby fixer » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:34 am

Looks like Harry Potter's night bus
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Re: Bus

Postby Lee@kai76 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:12 am

Pretty sure it looks like an old keyring my dad used to have on his keys.

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Re: Bus

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:39 pm

Something like this...

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...or this

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...I have one similar to this but missing the chain and ring.

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Re: Bus

Postby Lee@kai76 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:51 pm

Hahaha and here he is again to help me remember what I think is the exact keyring I was talking about...Cheers Ghosty.

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Re: Bus

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:10 pm

Thank's Lee. it's my pleasure :D

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