Eric's Truckworks

eaelec Mar 17, 2017

  1. eaelec

    eaelec TrainBoard Member

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    I've seen those buses at a station somewhere, maybe Whitefish Montana or near there.
    What I really need to know is the manufacturer(s) , in the case of buses it is often 2, you may have a GMC
    chassis and some other company builds the body.
    In order to do a 3D model I need either a good set of drawings (top, bottom, left, right, front & back) OR an HO
    scale model I can buy to copy the dimensions.
    One good candidate is the Ford Transit Bus which was in production from 1936 to 47:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Transit_Bus
     
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    Duplicate post removed.
     
  3. acptulsa

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    The Ford's a good choice for urban transit. They were as common as anything before the New Look. Try plugging 'Ford Crackerbox' in your search engine while researching it.

    For intercity, you may find a great deal of both information on, and interest in, the Flxible Clipper. Note the spelling; it's correct. You'll find the Flxible easier if you've already programmed 'fluted' (corrugated) metal bodysides.
     
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  4. JMC Scale Models

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    Made few Flxible buses some time ago. Not Clipper, but the VisiCoach.
     

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  5. acptulsa

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    Very nice!

    Flxible partnered with Twin Coach in those days for urban transit bus production. Twin Coach made some nice, handsome coaches, and they were as common as Ford Crackerboxes. Unfortunately, they were different enough from Clippers, Visicoaches and Starliners that you'd almost be starting from scratch.
     
  6. mdvholland

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    New projects... Greyhound bus? Schoolbuses?

    Matt
     
  7. GN-Z-phile

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    The nickname is a "bruck" ("bus" and "truck" combined). No diagram yet, but here's a history: http://www.oil-electric.com/2009/05/innovation-bruck.html

    MKS
     
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  8. eaelec

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    First printing of the Studebaker US6 in Z scale:

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  9. eaelec

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    Here's the next truck I am going to work on:

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    That's an oldie, but a very nice classic 1-1/2 ton stakebed/dump
     
  11. HemiAdda2d

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    The Bruck is stuffed and mounted at Whitefish.
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  12. eaelec

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    Working on the dump truck version of the US6:

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  13. eaelec

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    The chassis for the 1928 Ford BB series truck, short wheelbase in N scale. This is the first test print, lots of things still to add.
    You can see the legendary "flathead" V8 beginning to take shape.

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  14. acptulsa

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    The 'legendary flathead V-8' was not yet a gleam in Henry's eye in 1928. I think you're after 1932, or (judging from the prototype pic above) 1933.

    I also think you're after something like the Model 46, considering the BB had four cylinders.
     
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    My mistake, it is a 1934, same as the green truck in post #29.
     
  16. Mark L Horstead

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    The Rapido New Look bus will be out soon in HO Scale. See http://rapidotrains.com/ho-new-look-bus/. The links are worth looking at, as is the rest of the site. Jason is a madman, but, fortunately for the human race, channels his madness into good and fun things.
     
  17. eaelec

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    That looks amazing, however I just received one of these kits in the mail last week so I'll be doing this one first:

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    Built By Mike Habersack

    http://www.1-87vehicles.org/photo515/ford_transit_bus.php
     
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  18. eaelec

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    Dump Truck version of the Studebaker US6:

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  19. Mark L Horstead

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    That looks interesting, too.

    Jason bought a real New Look bus, as you may have seen on the Rapido site. It's almost as detailed as his model. I've seen both his actual bus and the test shots of the model.
     
  20. eaelec

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    More Ford BB:

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