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Would the 'Bus Lane' script not be the other way round, i.e., to be viewed from a bus driving towards it on the left, if you see what I mean?

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Would the 'Bus Lane' script not be the other way round, i.e., to be viewed from a bus driving towards it on the left, if you see what I mean?

 

Hmmmm-those council workmen,I'll have to speak with the foreman tomorrow.....

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Hmmmm-those council workmen,I'll have to speak with the foreman tomorrow.....
It's poor supervision, really. That's the bonus gone..

 

Don't worry, only a pedantic bugger would notice it.

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Very nice collection there Noel.I love those yellow school buses.I wanted to buy some but

are not for sale at the moment.

 

Hi, don't worry, the schoolbuses will return shortly. There were painting issues with the type of nylon plastic used in the original prints, and I am investigating something better. If I can get a better material, I would rather wait and offer that. Will have news posted here as soon as possible.

 

Many thanks for your interest and support.

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Evening lads,

I've just finished this Vanhool Acron in CIE expressway livery as worn just before the transition to Bus Eireann circa 1986-reg no SI 3001-something different.....

 

 

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A nice livery Noel and looking great as always:-bd

 

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Thanks Anthony for the photos-I found it hard to find any photos of that type-I was just working from memory....

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Evening lads,

 

I've been working on some M class buses over the past few days,

I bought the kits of Jim Poots,-(thanks Jim)

Here are a few photos of the early stages of construction-and of course I'll post more as I go along,

The kits are simple to construct,

 

 

 

 

The kit-"out of the box"

 

 

 

 

 

Models undercoated and interior being painted,

These two will be finished in the Red/Orange expressway livery-my favourite.

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Lovely stuff, Noel... to me, the M class were the definitive 1980s Expressway bus, even though any time I travelled on one was when going to school!

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Didn't the M class start the Expressway concept? They were magnificent vehicles in their day.

 

Correct,sometime during 1975 was when the expressway brand and livery was introduced,

The livery always looked well on the M class.

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I've a couple of these to do myself looking forward to seeing your finished models Noel. BTW Noel do you know what colour the seats were as in some pics they are red with a black rear and sides and in others they look to be brown any ideas

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I've a couple of these to do myself looking forward to seeing your finished models Noel. BTW Noel do you know what colour the seats were as in some pics they are red with a black rear and sides and in others they look to be brown any ideas

 

Hi Anthony' date='

I remember some of the expressway versions had maroon/red coloured seats,so I've done mine with red seats and cream head rests,

Other versions of the M class had a brown type seat,a bit of a mixture throughout the fleet,

 

 

 

 

A second coat of red/orange livery was applied earlier,and a few passengers added...

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I finished the two M class buses earlier,here are a few photos of them-1IK (MG1) is on the Ballina expressway route while 7IK-(MG7) is operating the Tralee route,

Many thanks to Des at Studio scale models for supplying the transfers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Evening lads,

 

Two more M class buses rolled off the production line at Tara Junction workshop this evening,

This time turned out in the red and cream livery of CIE,M72 and M158,Athlone and Clonmel are the destinations

 

 

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Fantastic models Noel, very expertly finished. I like the Clonmel bus personally.

 

Rich,

 

Thanks Rich.-Brown and cream tours livery is next for the M class..

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Thanks Rich.-Brown and cream tours livery is next for the M class..

 

Great Noel, I can't wait to see that.

 

Rich,

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Gorgeous!!

 

Is that fresh ballast I spy below? ;):)

 

Thanks Stephen,

Yes it's fresh ballast from the autoballasters and given a good packing by tamper 751....

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Thanks Stephen,

Yes it's fresh ballast from the autoballasters and given a good packing by tamper 751....

 

Stephen feeds him the lines and Noel knocks them out of the park....

 

:D :D :D

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The new ballast looks nice ttc. The buses are class, how many Irish buses do you own?

 

62 and counting....still more kits to be built.

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62 and counting....still more kits to be built.

Some amount of bus,s

At this rate you might get a contract from Boris Johnson.

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