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Offline buswarrior

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Re: Bus Models
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2009, 10:51:12 AM »
Wait patiently, these will be available for busnut use in a few years:

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Re: Bus Models
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2009, 11:02:29 AM »

Am I the only one who thinks this looks like a bug in a Pixar film . . ?

I have a friend who is thinking about buying a bus to convert, and his young daughter doesn't care what type of bus he gets as long as it has 'bunny ears' - bunny ears being her description of the type of mirrors fitted to buses nowadays. I think you are right though - in the case of the Plaxton Elite's front end the mirrors look more like an insect's antennae above the insect's head.

My bus incidentally has a 'bunny ear' on one side and a normal mirror on the other. That's how it was built, but it's definitely going to have a pair of ears by the time I'm finished with it.

Regarding the Plaxton Elite, I think the most interesting thing about it is the curved roof; a lot of modern truck trailers here now have roofs shaped like this, so presumably there are sound aerodynamic reasons for doing it.

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Re: Bus Models
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2009, 12:03:41 PM »
Wait patiently, these will be available for busnut use in a few years:



Even better, the articulated version:



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Offline H3Jim

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Re: Bus Models
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2009, 03:47:26 PM »
Keep in mind there is a price to paid for that smooth look.  I have a 1995 H class with the steel window frames.  I was able to put in Penninsula windows and mount them in the frames.  They look and work great, sliders on the bottoms of all 8 panels.  It does not look as cool as those smooth sided ones.  However after it painted I thinh kit will be fine.  Just look at Ace's (Blacksheep).  His H looks great and his also has the window frames.

I have a friend who has a later madel H class with the smooth window, and his only way of opening a window is to tilt them out.  difficult for screens, and airflow is not very good.  He immeidately put front to back awnings on both sides so he could keep his window in the shage while parked.  I think he appreciates the greater functionality of my older windows.

Those frameless window restrict what you can add for windows later - unless you have a very deep budget.  My 8 windows cost about $4500 including installation.  Double pane, reflective glass, with sliders and screens.

Just another  thought.
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Re: Bus Models
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2009, 04:07:13 PM »
I think that is great you are in the market for a bus. You are among a select few that can part with a large sum of money right now. My bus is worth less than half of what I paid for it now. Wait another two or three months and you can buy a bus with a loaf of bread and a cup of coffee. Those fancy windows could be a reality. Good Luck