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Rapido Trains Inc. announces 1:76 scale Birmingham New Look Bus

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 The D9s were so much smoother and more comfortable; seeing a red bus coming down the road always made for a good start to the day.

The D9 had rubber suspension amongst other refinements being cutting edge bus technology.

Definitely one of the best around.

Apparently they were banned by BCT on the B82 for many years.

 

Keith

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If you are wanting a bus from the midlands (and possibly Yorkshire etc) how about the Guy Wulfrunian?  

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I'm sure Rapido will have some of the latest progress on the bus at Warley Show. Jason gave me and Phil a guided tour around the real thing earlier in the year.

 

 

Looking at the floorplan for the show they seem to have a rather large sized stand this year. About the size of a bus.

 

But will it be the Guy Arab Birmingham?

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Rather hope so..... I have a couple on order to remind me of my youth!

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Jason will be at the show Sunday ONLY, Bill and Gareth will attend all weekend (this info from the latest North American Rapido newsletter).

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Rather hope so..... I have a couple on order to remind me of my youth!

 

Aww, that's nice - what is his name?    :angel:

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Leave the surprises for those going to the show please.

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Looking at the floorplan for the show they seem to have a rather large sized stand this year. About the size of a bus.

 

But will it be the Guy Arab Birmingham?

 

No*.

 

* I'm not at the NEC. I know what it is**. I'm not telling.

** Yay!

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No*.

 

* I'm not at the NEC. I know what it is**. I'm not telling.

** Yay!

 

Which bridge have they left it on?   :angel:

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Which bridge have they left it on?   :angel:

 

The one I live under   ;)

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No*.

 

* I'm not at the NEC. I know what it is**. I'm not telling.

** Yay!

You'll end up getting your posts deleted by Head Honcho like 2 of mine for mentioning that what may not be mentioned. :jester:

 

Keith

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Rather hope so..... I have a couple on order to remind me of my youth!

There used to be a group in the early days of social media, (possibly Friends Reunited?) called "I Spent My Childhood on the Number 11 Bus". My youthful impression was that the route passed close to about half of the secondary schools in Birmingham. If your school wasn't on the Number 11 the chances were that you had to use it to get to the route your school  was on or to some other activity such as swimming baths or sports pitches. It was probably the best dating agency for teenagers in the area.

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What was that then Keith? ;)

Couple of times this week

I mentioned that Rapido were doing a 1932 Crossley Condor :no:

As I though it was not a secret, I posted and got them blitzed!

 

Keith

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Couple of times this week

As I though it was not a secret, I posted and got them blitzed!

 

Keith

I politely told you the reasons after you asked so don't play the martyr.

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There used to be a group in the early days of social media, (possibly Friends Reunited?) called "I Spent My Childhood on the Number 11 Bus". My youthful impression was that the route passed close to about half of the secondary schools in Birmingham. If your school wasn't on the Number 11 the chances were that you had to use it to get to the route your school  was on or to some other activity such as swimming baths or sports pitches. It was probably the best dating agency for teenagers in the area.

 

Mine was at the opposite end of Harborne, luckily the object of my affection* used the 10 instead !

 

Anyway, the object under discussion only lived at DY & YW, so wouldn't have frequented the OC either! :laugh:

 

* Whose school was on the 11...

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You'll end up getting your posts deleted by Head Honcho

 

Keith

 

I'd probably delete them all, it's not like they're of any significance.

 

{EDIT} Before anyone grabs the wrong end of the stick, i'm referring solely to my thoughtless inputs ;-)

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I politely told you the reasons after you asked so don't play the martyr.

Sorry Andy, duly admonished.

No more comments until everyone knows.

 

Keith

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Bump.

Any updates on the bus?

 

I've pre ordered but can't remember who I ordered with.  Are these all going via Rails or is anyone else selling them?

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Don't know that Rapido regularly follows this forum so you may be better off emailing them for specific questions.

 

However they are in the process of replacing their website and the new site's product updates page has the following regarding the UK buses (as of February 1st):

 

Birmingham 'Guy Arab' - delivery mid 2019 - final samples stage

Leyland Fleetline - late 2019 - currently at tooling stage

 

https://rapidotrains.com/content/product-delivery-schedule

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On ‎15‎/‎03‎/‎2019 at 20:57, Colin_McLeod said:

Bump.

Any updates on the bus?

 

I've pre ordered but can't remember who I ordered with.  Are these all going via Rails or is anyone else selling them?

 

Could it be this page you ordered from?

 

http://www.rapidouk.com/bct-guy-arab-iv/

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