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My American Precision Models 1:87 HO Scale Model Bus Collection
American Precision
American Precision Models - APM
APM started in the early 1990's but only lasted a few years.  Even with this limited production time a surprising number of models were produced.  Models produced included the Flxible Clipper, Flxible Visicoach and GM TDH 4510 "Old Look" series transit buses.  As far as I have found, there were 13 generic models and 10 special production models as well as at least 3-4 unpainted/undecorated kits.  In addition I found some information that decal sheets were produced for both the GM Old Look buses as well as the Flxible Clipper models that could be purchased separately.  All models were produced in 1:87 HO scale and were of full plastic construction with rubber style tires.
 

Fortunately sometime in the middle of 2012 a large cache of new old stock models started to show up on eBay originating from a single seller.  From the volume of the items and what others have told me this was old inventory from the original people at APM.
 

I was told that APM was working on a new line of buses when they went out of business.  The story goes that APM produced the infamous HO scale GMC Fishbowl molds and then sold them to Busch.  If this is the case, the bus collecting community owes quite a bit to APM for their contribution to the toy/model bus community.
 

Though long out of production, we try to keep some APM models in stock:  APM Models.
 

Special Edition Models
American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm Sp100 American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm Sp100
APM No.
SP-100
Model:
North Olmsted - Fairview - Cleveland
 
Bus Type:
GM TDH-4510
Destination:
Cleveland
Fleet Number:
110
 

American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm Sp101 American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm Sp101
 
American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm Sp101 American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm Sp101
APM No.
SP-101
Model:
Cleveland Transit System
 
Bus Type:
GM TDH-4510
Destination:
32A Univ Rapid
Fleet Number:
312
 
Notes:
A similar model in excellent condition is available in our eBay store: APM SP-101.
 

American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm Sp-102 Toronto Transit System 1960 55 Fenlec Steeles American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm Sp-102 Toronto Transit System 1960 55 Fenlec Steeles
APM No.
SP-102
Model:
Toronto Transit System
 
Bus Type:
GM TDH-4510
Destination:
55 Fenlec Steeles
Fleet Number:
1960
 

American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm Sp-103 Toronto Transit System 1963 19 Church Bloor American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm Sp-103 Toronto Transit System 1963 19 Church Bloor
APM No.
SP-103
Model:
Toronto Transit System
 
Bus Type:
GM TDH-4510
Destination:
19 Church Bloor
Fleet Number:
1963
 

Missing Missing
APM No.
SP-104
Model:
New Jersey Public Service Coordinated Transport
 
Bus Type:
GM TDH-4510
Destination:
112 Clifton Local
Fleet Number:
E329
 

American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm Sp105 New Jersey Public Service Coordinated Transit HO 87 Scale American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm Sp105 New Jersey Public Service Coordinated Transit HO 87 Scale
APM No.
SP-105
Model:
New Jersey Public Service Coordinated Transport
 
Bus Type:
GM TDH-4510
Destination:
74 Passaic Local
Fleet Number:
E347
 

American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm Sp-106 Chicago Motor Coach Company 1418 52 Pueblo Addison American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm Sp-106 Chicago Motor Coach Company 1418 52 Pueblo Addison
 
American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm Sp-106 Chicago Motor Coach Company 1418 52 Pueblo Addison American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm Sp-106 Chicago Motor Coach Company 1418 52 Pueblo Addison
APM No.
SP-106
Model:
Chicago Motor Coach Company
 
Bus Type:
GM TDH-4510
Destination:
52 Addison Pueblo
Fleet Number:
1418
 
Notes:
A similar model in excellent condition is available in our eBay store:  APM SP-106.
 

American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm Sp-107 Chicago Motor Coach Company 1427 26 Jackson Michigan American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm Sp-107 Chicago Motor Coach Company 1427 26 Jackson Michigan
APM No.
SP-107
Model:
Chicago Motor Coach Company
 
Bus Type:
GM TDH-4510
Destination:
26 Jackson Michigan
Fleet Number:
1427
 

American Precision Models 1948 Flxible Clipper Bus Apm Sp-108 Trailways Continental Coach 156 Local American Precision Models 1948 Flxible Clipper Bus Apm Sp-108 Trailways Continental Coach 156 Local
APM No.
SP-108
Model:
Trailways
 
Bus Type:
Flxible Clipper
Destination:
Local
Fleet Number:
156
 

American Precision Models 1948 Flxible Clipper Bus Apm Sp-109 Trailways Continental Coach 164 Express American Precision Models 1948 Flxible Clipper Bus Apm Sp-109 Trailways Continental Coach 164 Express
APM No.
SP-109
Model:
Trailways
 
Bus Type:
Flxible Clipper
Destination:
Express
Fleet Number:
164
 

1950 GM TDH 4510 Generic Two Tone Paint Series
There are 4 basic models in this series.  There appears to be some variation between production runs.  Model 39000-2 shows one variation without painted marker lamps or the v line in the paint on the front nose of the bus.  I would speculate that these were later production runs designed to save production costs.  These less detailed models also feature a different cream colored plastic than the painted marker variations that is similar to the SP-106 & SP-107 model.  
 

American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm 39000-1 American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm 39000-1
APM No.
39000-1
Model:
Blue & Cream
 

American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm 39000-2 American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm 39000-2
 
American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm 39000-2 American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm 39000-2
APM No.
39000-2
Model:
Red & Cream
 

American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm 39000-3 American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm 39000-3
APM No.
39000-3
Model:
Green & Cream
 

American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm 39000-4 American Precision Models 1950 Gm Tdh 4510 Old Look Bus Apm 39000-4
APM No.
39000-4
Model:
Orange & Cream
 

1948 Flxible Clipper - Generic Two Tone Paint Series
American Precision Models 1948 Flxible Clipper Bus Apm 39001-1 American Precision Models 1948 Flxible Clipper Bus Apm 39001-1
APM No.
39001-1
Model:
Blue & White
 

American Precision Models 1948 Flxible Clipper Bus Apm 39001-2 American Precision Models 1948 Flxible Clipper Bus Apm 39001-2
APM No.
39001-2
Model:
Red & White
 

American Precision Models 1948 Flxible Clipper Bus Apm 39001-3 American Precision Models 1948 Flxible Clipper Bus Apm 39001-3
Typical box type.  Boxes were not sealed from the factory.  Box contains a two piece clear insert that holds the model.
American Precision Models 1951 Flxible Visicoach Bus Apm 39013-3 American Precision Models 1951 Flxible Visicoach Bus Apm 39013-3
APM No.
39001-3
Model:
Green & White
 
Notes:
A similar model in excellent condition is available in our eBay store:  APM Green Clipper.
 

American Precision Models 1948 Flxible Clipper Bus Apm 39001-4 American Precision Models 1948 Flxible Clipper Bus Apm 39001-4
APM No.
39001-4
Model:
Orange & White
 
Notes:
A similar model in excellent condition is available in our eBay store:  APM Orange Clipper.
 

1951 Flxible Visicoach - Generic Two Tone Paint Series
This particular model from APM did not use different model numbers, all boxes were marked 39013.  I have added the additional digit to each model number that corresponds with the other series of buses.  A burgandy colored model was offered that was exclusive to this series.
 

American Precision Models 1951 Flxible Visicoach Bus Apm 39013-1 American Precision Models 1951 Flxible Visicoach Bus Apm 39013-1
 
American Precision Models 1951 Flxible Visicoach Bus Apm 39013-1 American Precision Models 1951 Flxible Visicoach Bus Apm 39013-1
APM No.
39013-1
Model:
Blue & White
 

American Precision Models 1951 Flxible Visicoach Bus Apm 39013-2 American Precision Models 1951 Flxible Visicoach Bus Apm 39013-2
APM No.
39013-2
Model:
Red & White
 

American Precision Models 1951 Flxible Visicoach Bus Apm 39013-3 American Precision Models 1951 Flxible Visicoach Bus Apm 39013-3
APM No.
39013-3
Model:
Green & White
 

American Precision Models 1951 Flxible Visicoach Bus Apm 39013-4 American Precision Models 1951 Flxible Visicoach Bus Apm 39013-4
APM No.
39013-4
Model:
Orange & White
 

American Precision Models 1951 Flxible Visicoach Bus Apm 39013-5 American Precision Models 1951 Flxible Visicoach Bus Apm 39013-5
APM No.
39013-5
Model:
Burgandy & White
 
Notes:  Color varies between the models giving some models a more brown or purple look.
 

American Precision Models 1951 Flxible Visicoach Bus Apm 39013 Colonial Coach Lines 10 W Utica American Precision Models 1951 Flxible Visicoach Bus Apm 39013 Colonial Coach Lines 10 W Utica
APM No.
39013 - Custom
Model:
Colonia Coach Lines
 
Bus Type:
1951 Flxible Visicoach
Destination:
10 W Utica