Anyone interested?

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by SimonT, 8 September 2020.

  1. SimonT

    SimonT Western Thunderer

    I am working an a model for a mate who owns a real one of these.
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    It provides excellent transport to pubs and so forth. He wants a couple of models of it and I am wondering if there would be any interest in making a few more. It will be 7mm scale and probably moulded in resin. It is a small bus standing just shy of 170mm long.
    I have no idea of costs, time scale or any other such ideas as it is still early days with this project and I am still learning how to draw something that isn't goeometric like all the railway stuff I draw!

    I'll let a passing retired medic identify it!

    Stay safe and happy
    Simon
     
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  2. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    Albion Nimbus? One of the Reading bodied ones bought for Guernsey going on the curved line to the windows. A bit big for my purposes (and the wrong body for example operated by Hutchings and Cornelius around Yeovil too, sadly).

    Adam
     
  3. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    As Adam says, it does look like one of these.
    Dave
     
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  4. FulhamTim

    FulhamTim New Member

    I am starting to model Bodiam Station on the KESR and I see the Maidstone and District had 15 of these so obviously depending on price I would be interested.
     
  5. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    They did, but the bodies were by Harrington, and rather different (it may not matter, to you of course, but it's worth pointing out as the curved line to the windows is distinctive): Old Bus Photos » Maidstone & District – Albion Nimbus – 310 LKK – S310

    Adam
     
  6. SimonT

    SimonT Western Thunderer

    Snap!
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    The historians use of the word 'rather' to stretch the dictionary definition to mean something else entirely.:p Those Harrington bodies are pigging ugly to my eye.
     
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  7. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    Both guilty as charged and in full agreement!

    Adam
     
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  8. FulhamTim

    FulhamTim New Member

    Not a problem as it would be slightly stretching the time period anyway - KESR was pretty redundant when these were first built. I used M&D buses as a kid so it’s a nod to nostalgia rather than historical accuracy.