Railway Modeling News

Dec 14, 2016

Rapido Trains (HO)


New Announcement - GMC T6H-5307N Transit Bus
Category: Product News

Overview

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  • The first shipment of Budd RDC-1 railcars has been received, comprising the CN noodle scheme and several US roads. A few units are left in stock.
  • "The GMC New Look Bus was the face of North American public transit in the latter half of the 20th century, with almost 45,000 built between 1959 and 1986. Everyone remembers the New Look, also known as the “Fishbowl” Bus. Amazingly, for a bus that had such an enormous impact on the urban fabric of our towns and cities, there have been surprisingly few models made of it. The existing models – in 1/50 and 1/87 – suffer from serious dimensional flaws. The real New Look Bus was all about curves. The body cross section is fairly “tubular” with a pronounced curve to the whole side. The windows, similarly, are not straight. The ends have very distinct curves throughout. Yet every model to date has these areas dead straight. It means that the existing models were designed from rough two-dimensional plans and not from real blueprints. We went one step further than real blueprints. We actually did a 3D scan of a real New Look Bus (watch the video below to find out more). And then we shrunk it to HO scale. We can thus honestly say that the Rapido New Look Bus is the only New Look Bus model that is the correct shape. Our first release is based on a T6H-5307N with double-stream rear exit doors. But we plan to do more versions in the future."
  • Finally, their line of HO sound/function decoders is increasing in price to $129.95 retail on January 1st. All orders received before the end of this year will be at my current prices ($87.95 and $91.95).

GMC T6H-5307N "New Look" Transit Bus (Standard Version)

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Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", TTC #7798, maroon, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", TTC #7910, maroon, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", TTC #8049, maroon, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", TTC #8058, maroon, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", TTC #8155, maroon, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", TTC no #, maroon, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", BC Transit #844, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", BC Transit #4017, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", BC Transit #9679, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", Edmonton Transit #708, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", Edmonton Transit #722, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", Edmonton Transit #759, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", OC Transpo #8004, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", OC Transpo #8106, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", OC Transpo #8238, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", unlettered, white/silver, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", unlettered, red/silver, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", unlettered, yellow/silver, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", unlettered, blue/silver, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", unlettered, green/silver, standard

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", unlettered, silver, standard


GMC T6H-5307N "New Look" Transit Bus (Deluxe Version)

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Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", TTC #7798, maroon, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", TTC #7910, maroon, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", TTC #8049, maroon, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", TTC #8058, maroon, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", TTC #8155, maroon, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", TTC no #, maroon, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", BC Transit #844, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", BC Transit #4017, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", BC Transit #9679, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", Edmonton Transit #708, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", Edmonton Transit #722, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", Edmonton Transit #759, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", OC Transpo #8004, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", OC Transpo #8106, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", OC Transpo #8238, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", unlettered, white/silver, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", unlettered, red/silver, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", unlettered, yellow/silver, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", unlettered, blue/silver, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", unlettered, green/silver, deluxe

Bus, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", unlettered, silver, deluxe

 

GMC T6H-5307N "New Look" Transit Bus Kit

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Bus kit, transit, GMC T6H-5307N "New Look", undecorated

 

Ordering

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You may order by 'phone, email or online. As usual, if requested, there will be 3% discount for e-transfer, cheque, money order or cash.


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