In 1956, my high school band from Bellingham, Washington was selected to march in the Rose Bowl Parade on New Years Day 1957. It was a great 13 day trip but most of all we had 3 Scenicruiser busses. They were running from Chicago to Los Angeles at the time as they were brand new but my dad worked for Greyhound and made a deal to get the 3 busses for our trip. Had to be a great PR item as Bellingham is near the Canadian border and no one north of LA had seen these.. Still a very vivid memory for me.
Good luck with your model.
Any of the early kits will make a good logger for you. The first thing that you must do is extend the frame behind the drive tires. This makes the Peerless Log Trailer steer correctly. Everything else is primarily kit buys.