Saturday, June 23, 2018

Corgi 1/50 Scale Diecast No. 5401 Northland Greyhound Lines GM 4506

Well, seeing as how we're in bus mode, here's a really nice Greyhound bus from Corgi, the GM type 4506 in 1/50 scale diecast. I bought a couple of diecast buses because they looked pretty good on the train layout but then decided to simply go with the older, vintage toys instead - oh well! The bus measures 7 3/4" (19.68cm) L x 1 7/8" (4.76cm) W x 3 1/8" (7.93cm) H. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Standing next to the Corgi bus is an O-gauge figure from Model Power. The bus appears to be a tad bit small. Were it 1/43 scale vs. 1/50 scale it would be just right

You can see here just how small the Renwal bus is in comparison. The figure is a giant comparitively

Two Greyhounds: Corgi and KKK (Japan). Looks like the Scenicruiser is nearly perfect for an O-gauge layout 

Friday, June 22, 2018

Renwal City Bus Co No. 124 - Yellow HP

So far we've posted red and cream versions of this classic toy bus and now here's a yellow version. I know Renwal also made these in blue and green but I'm not so sure I want to spend the $$ to get those because they're starting to get pricey. Anywho, I'll keep looking and if they become available for a decent price perhaps I'll add some to the fleet. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Wannatoy Bus - Yellow HP (Customized)

Here's one of the harder vintage hard plastic toy buses to latch on to, the Wannatoys bus. Mine was originally in yellow hard plastic but somewhere during its life it got customized to what you see here. As I've said in previous posts, I don't mind it when vintage toys were customized back in the day by a young owner wanting to personalize their stuff, it gives the toy a special appeal to me. It measures 5 1/4" (13.33cm) L x 1 3/4" (4.44cm) W x 1 3/8" (3.49cm) H and looks nice on an O-gauge toy train layout but is still a tad small. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

You can just barely make out that this was originally yellow

Here's some comparison shots
(L) Thomas Toy (M) Renwal (R) Wannatoy