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My Toy & Model Bus Collection
I just love small scale replica buses!  I created these pages because I was disappointed with the lack of detailed information about the different models that were available to the collector.  The following pages contain a sampling of my collection with all relevant available information as well as some observation.  Additional pages, information, models and variations will come in the following weeks and months.

I am primarily a fan of American die cast transit buses but also collect some intercity coaches and school buses too.  There are a few exceptions to those as well, but I don't get into cast iron or tin plate buses too much.  My favorite scale to collect is HO or 1:87th scale.  HO scale provides an excellent mix of price, size and detail.  Aside from the large variety of buses to collect there is an enormous variety of layout accessories available as well.  Buildings, other vehicles, foliage, people and just about anything else can be purchased in this scale to create very detailed and accurate layouts.  

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Above:  A small sampling of the more accurately scaled and highly detailed HO 1:87 scale models available.  From left to right, Holland Oto - Vanhool Astro Mega Megabus, Classic Metal Works - Greyhound Scenicruiser GM PD-4501, CMW - Union Pacific GMC PD-4103, CMW - National Lines GM-3610 Old Look Transit Bus, Con-Cor - International Chasis Bluebird Body School Bus, Busch GMC TDH-5301 Santa Monica Fishbowl, Athearn - Flxible Visicoach Maine Central Transportation, American Precision Models - Trailways Flxible Clipper.

Due to the large variety and availability, a large portion of my collection is O gague or 1:50th scale.  Many of the models available in this size are plastic bus banks.  Though nice, these plastic bus banks are usually not as well detailed and fitted with oversized wheels suitable for childrens play.  On the other extreme there are some very nice highly detailed cast buses available, mostly from Corgi.  I was previously opposed to collecting N scale due to the limited variety and general equal price to HO scale models.  However, more recently, I have enjoyed collecting the Wheels of Time coaches.

I have tried to provide decent high resolution pictures so you can really see the detail.  Select any image in the list below to look through the different models and liveries produced by a particular manufacturer:

 

Toys and Models by Manufacturer:

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Brand:  Air Jet Advance Models    Scale:  About 1:43
 
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Brand:  American Precision Models    Scale:  1:87 HO Gauge
 
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Brand:  Arcade    Scale:  Various
 
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Brand:  Athearn    Scale:  1:87 HO Gauge & 1:160 N Scale
 
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Brand:  Authenticast - Comet Metal Products    Scale:  Unknown
 
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Brand:  Buddy L    Scale:  Unknown
 
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Brand:  Busch    Scale:  1:87
 
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Brand:  Classic Metal Works    Scale:  1:87 HO Gauge & 1:160 N Scale
 
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Brand:  Code 3 Kitbash    Scale:  1:64
 
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Brand:  Con-Cor    Scale:  1:87
 
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Brand:  Corgi    Scale:  1:43, 1:50, 1:64
 
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Brand:  Dinky    Scale:  Various
 
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Brand:  Ertl    Scale:  Various
 
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Brand:  Herpa    Scale:  Various
 
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Brand:  Hong Kong Friction    Scale:  Various
 
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Brand:  Holland Oto    Scale:  1:87
 
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Brand:  International Promotional Models    Scale:  1:50
 
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Brand:  Jimson    Scale:  Around 1:50
 
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Brand:  Kintoy    Scale:  1:64
 
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Brand:  Lesney - Matchbox    Scale:  Various
 
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Brand:  Lindberg Models    Scale:  About HO 1:87
 
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Brand:  Lledo    Scale:  Unknown
 
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Brand:  Majorette    Scale:  1:87
 
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Brand:  Mattel - Hot Wheels    Scale:  Various
 
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Brand:  Playart    Scale:  Various
 
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Brand:  Road Champs    Scale:  1:87 - HO Gauge
 
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Brand:  Royal Coach    Scale:  Most around 1:50
 
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Brand:  Shing Fat - Toysmith    Scale:  1:64 S Gauge
 
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Brand:  Siku    Scale:  Various
 
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Brand:  Superior - Sunnyside    Scale:  1:50 O Gauge & 1:64 S Gauge
 
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Brand:  Tin Toy Buses    Scale:  Various
 
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Brand:  Tomica    Scale:  Various
 
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Brand:  Tootsietoy    Scale:  Various
Description:  American made die-cast toy buses from the 1930's thru the 1970's.
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Brand:  Wheels of Time    Scale:  N Gauge
Description:  Mack C49 plastic scale model railroad/collectors buses.
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Brand:  Zylmex    Scale:  Various
Description:  Typical die-cast toy model buses.
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