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New! New Look "Fishbowl" Bus

The New Look Bus was the face of North American public transit in the latter half of the 20th century, with almost 45,000 built between 1959 and 1986. Everyone remembers the New Look, also known as the “Fishbowl” Bus.

We are delighted to introduce the second release of the New Look Bus in HO scale. This time with a single-width rear door, this bus model has various improvements over the first release from 2017 but still comes packed full of detail and realism that you expect from a Rapido model, right down to every rivet. This model represents the second through fourth generations of the New Look bus, spanning from the mid 1960s right up until the last one was produced in 1986, and comes with agency-specific details from advertising panels to roof hatches.



All of our HO scale New Look Bus models include:

  • Correct tubular profile traced from a 3D scan of a real New Look Bus
  • Single-stream rear exit door in either 2-window or 4-window variants (as appropriate)
  • Era-correct rear engine door available in either early (5303) or late (5307) styles
  • Optional left-side emergency exit door, a trademark of the early productions
  • Full interior including separate seats with seatback handrails and grooved flooring
  • Etched-metal interior stanchions, stamped-metal handrails and separate farebox and steering wheel parts installed
  • Steerable front wheels and REAL rubber tires
  • Three types of bumpers - steel, water and rubber - installed as appropriate
  • A wide variety of optional parts pre-installed (where appropriate)
  • Separate advertisement frames included with each model
  • Pre-installed route destination signs for added realism

On top of all that incredible detail, our Deluxe New Look Bus models also feature:

  • Interior lighting
  • Working headlights and tail lights
  • Illuminated front destination sign
  • Painted seatback handrails
  • Two-tone seats (where appropriate)

A 9-12 volt DC power supply (not included) is required to power the lighting features.

Hand-painted MTA TDH-5303. Production models of 8170 will have an AC blister.

 

Nana nana nana nana BATWINGS!

New York bus with Bus-O-Rama in all its glory!

Photo courtesy David Onodera.


 

New Look Bus Feature Overview

This video is still pretty much up to date except that we no longer include route decals, as that would up the bus price by about $10.

We also fixed the tooling error on the bus side (visible in the video) before we started production back in 2017.

 

Did you know that we own a real New Look Bus?

And we drove that bus across Canada 'eh!

 

Available for Pre-Order Now

Order direct or through your favourite dealer.

Rapido Trains

Rapido's very own restored GM New Look Bus

Destination Sign: 
Rapido, 7, Model Trains and Buses
Detail Variations:
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

 

Calgary Transit

Destination Sign: 
Bowness, 1, West
Detail Variations:
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
Chinook, 25, University
Detail Variations:
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
Elbow Drive, 3, South
Detail Variations:
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
CALGARY
Detail Variations:
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

 

GO Transit

*Pending license agreement

Destination Sign: 
Newmarket, B
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • Sealed Windows
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$69.95

USD Price

$59.95

Destination Sign: 
York Mills Station, Hwy 11
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • Sealed Windows
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$69.95

USD Price

$59.95

Destination Sign: 
Finch Subway, C
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • Sealed Windows
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$69.95

USD Price

$59.95

Destination Sign: 
Toronto, GO Transit
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • Sealed Windows
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$69.95

USD Price

$59.95

 

OC Transpo

Destination Sign: 
83 Riverside
Detail Variations:
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • 2-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
2 Westboro
Detail Variations:
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • 2-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
86 Elmvale
Detail Variations:
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • 2-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
OTTAWA
Detail Variations:
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • 2-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

 

Winnipeg Transit

*Pending license agreement

Destination Sign: 
60 Pembina, University
Detail Variations:
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • Partial EIP package
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
10 St. Boniface, Taché
Detail Variations:
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • Partial EIP package
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
47 Transcona, Downtown
Detail Variations:
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • Partial EIP package
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
WINNIPEG
Detail Variations:
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • Partial EIP package
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

 

Chicago Transit Authority

*Pending license agreement

Destination Sign: 
151 Sheridan, Union Station
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • 2-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$69.95

USD Price

$59.95

Destination Sign: 
65 Grand, Navy Pier
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • 2-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$69.95

USD Price

$59.95

Destination Sign: 
36 Broadway, State & Polk
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • 2-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$69.95

USD Price

$59.95

Destination Sign: 
CTA The Spirit of Chicago
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • 2-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$69.95

USD Price

$59.95

 

Dallas DTS

Destination Sign: 
52-Singleton, West
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
73-Spring Creek, East
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
30 Marsalis, Union Station
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
DALLAS
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

 

Denver Tramways

Destination Sign: 
20-Fitzsimons
Detail Variations:
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
28-Airport
Detail Variations:
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
3-15th & Market
Detail Variations:
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
DENVER
Detail Variations:
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

 

Kansas City

Destination Sign: 
56-Country Club
Detail Variations:
  • Bus-o-rama Panels
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
25-Troost-Express
Detail Variations:
  • Bus-o-rama Panels
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
31-31st St-Veterans Hosp
Detail Variations:
  • Bus-o-rama Panels
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
KANSAS CITY
Detail Variations:
  • Bus-o-rama Panels
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

 

Milwaukee County

Destination Sign: 
15-Oakland-Delaware
Detail Variations:
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
23-Fond du Lac
Detail Variations:
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
14-Holton-Mitchell
Detail Variations:
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
MILWAUKEE
Detail Variations:
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

 

New Orleans

Destination Sign: 
Canal, Lake Vista via Canal Blvd
Detail Variations:
  • Bus-o-rama Panels
  • Air Conditioner
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
Tulane
Detail Variations:
  • Bus-o-rama Panels
  • Air Conditioner
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
South Claiborne, Napolean via Melpomene
Detail Variations:
  • Bus-o-rama Panels
  • Air Conditioner
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
NEW ORLEANS
Detail Variations:
  • Bus-o-rama Panels
  • Air Conditioner
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

 

New York City MTA

Green Scheme

Destination Sign: 
106 42 St Crosstown, to 1 Ave-U.N.
Detail Variations:
  • Bus-o-rama Panels
  • Unique Rooftop Radio Cover
  • 2-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
4 Fifth Ave/Madison Ave, to Penn Station
Detail Variations:
  • Bus-o-rama Panels
  • Unique Rooftop Radio Cover
  • 2-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
41 Flatbush, to Civic Center
Detail Variations:
  • Bus-o-rama Panels
  • Air Conditioner
  • Unique Rooftop Radio Cover
  • 2-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
NEW YORK CITY
Detail Variations:
  • Bus-o-rama Panels
  • Air Conditioner
  • Unique Rooftop Radio Cover
  • 2-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

 

Blue Scheme

Destination Sign: 
15 23 Street/Crosstown, to South Ferry
Detail Variations:
  • Bus-o-rama Panels
  • Unique Rooftop Radio Cover
  • 2-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
101 3rd-Lex-Amst Aves, 101A to City Hall
Detail Variations:
  • Bus-o-rama Panels
  • Unique Rooftop Radio Cover
  • 2-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
104 Broadway, to Times Square
Detail Variations:
  • Bus-o-rama Panels
  • Air Conditioner
  • Unique Rooftop Radio Cover
  • 2-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
NEW YORK CITY
Detail Variations:
  • Bus-o-rama Panels
  • Air Conditioner
  • Unique Rooftop Radio Cover
  • 2-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

 

Philadelphia SEPTA

Destination Sign: 
31 City Hall
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
17 Front & Market
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
47 5th & Godfrey
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
PHILADELPHIA
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

 

San Francisco MUNI

*Pending license agreement

Maroon Scheme

Destination Sign: 
28 19th Ave, to Geneva/Mission
Detail Variations:
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
10 Monterey, Apparel City
Detail Variations:
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
19 Polk, Navy Yard
Detail Variations:
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
SAN FRANCISCO
Detail Variations:
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

 

Landor Scheme

Destination Sign: 
32 Embarcadero, S.P. Depot
Detail Variations:
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
15 Third, Fisherman's Wharf Area
Detail Variations:
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
38 Geary, Transbay Terminal
Detail Variations:
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
San Francisco, Everyone's Favorite City
Detail Variations:
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

 

Santa Monica

Landor Scheme

Destination Sign: 
33 Downtown via Freeway
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Left-side Emergency Door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Early-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
  • Roof-top Fleet Numbers
  • "Intercity" branding
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
8 Ocean Park, National Blvd/UCLA
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
3 Lincoln Blvd, Montana Avenue
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
SANTA MONICA
Detail Variations:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package
  • 4-window exit door
  • Late-style engine door
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

 

Painted, Unlettered

Painted in a variety of colors to model the transit agency of your choice.

Destination Sign: 
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Detail Variations:
  • Early-style engine door
  • 4-window exit door
  • all other parts in polybag
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
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Detail Variations:
  • Early-style engine door
  • 4-window exit door
  • all other parts in polybag
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
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Detail Variations:
  • Early-style engine door
  • 4-window exit door
  • all other parts in polybag
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

Destination Sign: 
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Detail Variations:
  • Early-style engine door
  • 4-window exit door
  • all other parts in polybag
  • Standee Windows
CAD Price

$59.95

USD Price

$49.95

 

Undecorated Kit

Bus-in-a-bag kit. Ready to paint and assemble.

Destination Sign: 
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Detail Variations:
  • Early-style engine door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Standee Windows
  • Bus-o-rama Panels (optional)
  • Air Conditioner (optional)
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package (optional)
  • Rooftop hatches (optional)
  • All bumper styles (optional)
CAD Price

$34.95

USD Price

$29.95

Destination Sign: 
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Detail Variations:
  • Late-style engine door
  • 4-window exit door
  • Standee Windows
  • Bus-o-rama Panels (optional)
  • Air Conditioner (optional)
  • Rear EIP Exhaust Package (optional)
  • Rooftop hatches (optional)
  • All bumper styles (optional)
CAD Price

$34.95

USD Price

$29.95

 

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WE ARE RAPIDO TRAINS

Rapido Trains Inc. is a high-end manufacturer of model trains and accessories in HO, OO and N (North American 1:160 and British 1:148) scales. Our aim is to recreate the entire rail travel experience, from fully-detailed interiors and underframe equipment on our trains to fully-wired telephone poles for your model railroad.