Thought I'd start a little topic on my efforts to populate the roads on my layout. There are some scary good road vehicles on here but I hope you find my efforts interesting.
First up an ongoing project. The Daimler Fleetline bus as seen here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/8050359@N07/2209000168/
I need lots of these but alas nothing is available off the shelf so...
A couple of likely candidates off the shelf. Atlanteans from Britbus (left) and EFE. I decided the Britbus effort was closer.
The britbus one stripped down along side a resin kit for the acttual fleetline. For the money the resin kit is poor so I plan to stick with the die cast ones for the layout. I will finish the resin one anyway now that I have it.
Since I need a lot it made sense to draw up an etch for the parts I need to convert the model. Of course I can use these parts to improve the resin bus too.
Front and rear views of my progress so far. There were a few mistakes in the etch but thats what test etches are for aint it?