TOUR DATES FOR MARCH 2024


Check out if we are coming to a store, club or museum near you! Please note that tour stop locations, dates and times may be subject to change due to weather changes, road conditions and location availability.

 

MARCH 17 – LOS ANGELES, CA 
6 PM PST – California Southern Model Railroad Club 
 
MARCH 18 – PHOENIX, AZ 
6 PM MST – McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park 
 
MARCH 19 – BELEN, NM 
4 PM MT – Southwest Model Railroad Museum 
 
MARCH 21 – DALLAS, TX 
5 PM CT – Discount Model Trains 
 
MARCH 22 – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 
5 PM CT – Oklahoma Model Railroad Association and Museum 
 
MARCH 23 – KANSAS CITY, KC
5 PM CT – Midwest Model Railroad
 
MARCH 24 – ST. LOUIS, MO 
5 PM CT – TBC
 
MARCH 25 – LOMBARD, IL 
4 PM CT – Lombard Hobbies
 
MARCH 26 – CHICAGO, IL 
5 PM CT – Des Plaines Hobbies 


MARCH 27 – FLINT, MI 
5:30 PM EST – Rider’s Hobby Shops

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

First off, please welcome Rapido New Look bus 1029 to the fleet! Built in 1971 for Golden Gate Transit and originally numbered 738, the 1029 is a Suburban “Fishbowl” and as such came equipped with reclining seats, luggage racks, reading lights and lacked interior stanchions. Designated a T8H-5305A-138, the bus is powered by an 8V71 Detroit Diesel matched to a VS-2 automatic transmission. Unlike our other bus, GM New Look 3380, the 1029 is capable of a higher top speed for highway travel. In service with GGT from 1971 and well into the 1990s, we purchased the 738 from Dreamliner Bus Leasing & Service in 2023 and in cooperation with owner Loren Joplin, have completely restored the 1029 and repainted it into the classic GO Transit livery. We are also honored to have Loren join us for our cross-country trip!

 

 

 

 

 


 

 NEW! HO Scale New Look Suburban "Fishbowl" Bus

We're bringing back the New Look Bus in HO scale—this time it's the Suburban! The Suburban features only a front door and high-back seats in all its intercity, express and charter service goodness. Our model represents the second through fourth generations of the New Look Bus, spanning from the mid-1960s right up until the 80s, and comes with agency-specific details from advertising panels to roof hatches.

Every model comes with incredible detail not seen in any other bus model below 1:24 scale. That includes full and accurate underbody; correct tubular body profile (3D scanned from the real thing); zillions of rivets; separately-applied details; multi-color interior; working interior lights, headlights and destination sign lights; positionable front wheels; and more! This is not your father's bus model.

 

 

 

Make sure to check our Facebook and road trip page daily for updates on the road. Find out more about the refurbished and repainted New Look Surburan Bus here, including a GO Transit scheme to match our actual bus!

We hope to meet you at one of our many stops for a meet and greet, to find out more about our current roster of products, see samples and grab some freebies!

 

Don’t forget to follow us along for our daily updates on Facebook! 

 

 

 

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