A SPECIAL GIFT FOR TRANSIT BUS LOVERS

THE MODEL SHOP

Source:  Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation Bulletin / August 2012

Unfortunately it’s not often you find a new North American transit bus model, but now a 1:50 scale model of a Nova Bus LFS low floor bus has been produced by none other than Nova Bus itself.

The model was designed and built specifically for Nova Bus by Tekno BV of the Netherlands and was built in China. The metal and plastic die cast bus is very well done.

The bus measures approximately 245 mm (9 ½ inches) in length and stands 60 mm (2 ½ inches) high. It weighs in at just over 540 grams (1 pound, 3 ounces).

It is painted in Nova Bus demo colors of white and dark blue with sweeping gray bands and blue Nova Bus lettering.

The interior is fully detailed with 37 passenger seats and an air ride driver’s seat. Separate mirrors and windshield wipers have been applied and front headlights, front turn signals and rear signals are separately applied clear, red or amber lenses. In addition, the front wheels are steerable, to a degree.

The destination signs read “Driven by your city” and a rear route sign is included, although it is blank.

The bus was produced for distribution by the company to its customers but due to popular demand, it is also being sold to the public through Prevost Parts.

The Prevost part number for the bus is 19508516 and the bus lists for $79.99 plus applicable taxes and shipping. Prevost Parts Customer Service can be reached at (800) 463-8876 in Canada and (800) 621-5519 in the United States. Payment can be made by major credit card.

This bus model is a “must add” for any serious bus collector, especially for those looking to add a rare North American model. Now if we could just have one in HO scale please!

A SPECIAL GIFT FOR TRANSIT BUS LOVERS

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