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#21 Edsel-Dan

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:36 PM

But, The Bus only shows in One. Azkaban.
I have all but 7 pt1 on DVD myself
And all but 6 in Book form
I do have all 7 in pdf form though.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:56 PM

I know.... I just want an excuse to watch the movies again... :rolleyes:

I was informed in the thread in 'New Kit Previews' that the Knight Bus was modelled on the AEC RT Regent, not the RM Routemaster so it wouldn't be a completely accurate build anyway... Ohh well. I still like the idea...

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:12 PM

A Steampunk London Bus! Knowing me, I will probably have a dream about it tonight.

Thanks for the support and interest in this thread everyone. I am looking forward to seeing some great building energy and inspiration.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:03 PM

So, How many times Have you watched the movies??
How about reading the books??
Up to 6-10 times each yet??

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:20 AM

So, How many times Have you watched the movies??
How about reading the books??
Up to 6-10 times each yet??


No, not yet... I've read the series twice, about a year in between readings. Watched the series twice before Deathly Hallows II made it to DVD and then watched the entire series in one marathon sitting... I like to read a good book or series, or watch a good movie at least twice as you always pick up something you missed in the first reading or viewing.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:24 AM

I'm just looking forward to all these exotic double-decker builds! Bring 'em on.

B)

Edited by Danno, 23 February 2012 - 02:25 AM.


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:06 AM

Ditto on that, Danno!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:43 AM

Terry, I am hoping that the kit will go on sale with discounts sooner or later.

Gee, if they would only offer AARP discounts on model kits! :D

What else we gonna spend our money on right?

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:52 AM

Then again there's perhaps a British version (phantom, of course) of Ken Kesey's Bus. :lol:

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:41 AM

My first idea when i saw this modell was that that one scream for to bee buildt as a English hippie bus or a travellers vehicle. But a totally bifferent storie is if i ever will buy taht kit and build it.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:41 PM

I want one. But.........
Only if Hobby Lobby gets them & I find a 40% or 50+% off Coupon!!!!!

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:09 AM

Daniel, I hope that Hobby Lobby will carry it, that would be a great deal with the 40-50% off coupons. You bet!

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:55 AM

I want one. But.........
Only if Hobby Lobby gets them & I find a 40% or 50+% off Coupon!!!!!


That's how I see getting one, myself....

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:56 AM

Model Round Up has it listed for 79.99 or something like that. It's arriving this coming month.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:15 AM

We had both a 1948 RT and a 1967 Bristol bus in our museum in Kingston, Ontario. I drove them both. Top speed around 40 to 45 MPH and really tough to handle at even that speed! How those London bus drivers sling those things through London's rush hour traffic, narrow streets and 90 degree turns beats me!

If you figure on any highway driving in the scaled down version, better swap that mini mouse motor and preselect gearbox for something more substantial!

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:11 AM

If you figure on any highway driving in the scaled down version, better swap that mini mouse motor and preselect gearbox for something more substantial!


The Routemaster never had a Pre-Select gearbox fitted, it had a an automatic gearbox manufactured by SCG (Self-Change Gears Ltd)

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 02:40 PM

The Routemaster never had a Pre-Select gearbox fitted, it had a an automatic gearbox manufactured by SCG (Self-Change Gears Ltd)


You're right Geoff. I was referring to the RT and forgot to differentiate between the two!

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 02:50 PM

I got my bus on and the Haynes manual. The manual is a must hundreds of color photos.

Here's what's in the box.

http://public.fotki....ll-routemaster/

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:56 AM

Hey Dr imagine wot U could do with the London Taxi that's coming out as well.

Dingo B)

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

Daniel, I hope that Hobby Lobby will carry it, that would be a great deal with the 40-50% off coupons. You bet!

That would be cool but hobby lobby tends to charge a lot more for the bigger kits and since the price is near 150 now they would probably put 175-180.00 on it .