Due to popular demand I am starting this thread for those amongst us who (dare I say like me?) suffer/share a secondary passion for old buses. It will hopefully also allow us to chat away on the subject without hijacking any more of the Love Lane thread!! I was personally gratified to note that the London Transport RT and a Trolleybus feature in the opening posts, both subjects being closest to my heart, and indeed I have been quietly doing artwork of, searching in vain for any decent models and even starting but as yet not finishing attempts to scratch-build for the last 30 odd years or more! Hope had completely faded and I had almost given up when along came that huge Revell 1/24th Routemaster-disaster, starting me off all over again. Initially excited, but then crushed by disappointment, the delightful Hachette RT came to the most timely rescue. At last I have the pleasure of knowing that here was something where a decent representation could actually be readily attainable! It will be a while before I can allow myself some time to fully dedicate to it, so will start with an initial look and perhaps post odd bits and bobs meantime! Critical overall shape is pretty much spot on, something that has completely eluded every manufacturer's attempts to date. I'm sorry to say it, but some have even got it spectacularly wrong! Anyway, I thought it would be an idea to assess how easily it can be detailed or modified by dismantling it and finding out what individual components and materials it was made of. I had to make a special tool for these screws from an old long reach Phillips screwdriver! Once the chassis is off, the lower saloon lifts out... There are 3 central rods that run right up to the roof. They are loose in sockets under the ceiling and serve no structural purpose whatsoever! I can only imagine that they were intended to assist pre aligning the parts during assembly in the sweatshop (sorry, I meant factory!). And finally, the cab, bulkhead and bonnet assemblies are plastic and glued in place. It appears that it will be fairly straightforward to carefully remove each piece. Any lost tabs and pins could be replaced by various methods where deemed necessary! Only the glazing is riveted, but that should be no problem to drill out! Work has started on the chassis but it is away for workshop attention by an expert at the moment, so more pics when it returns! Pete.