HO Scale New Look Suburban "Fishbowl" Bus 




We are delighted to introduce the next release of the New Look Bus in HO scale – The Suburban!


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


This time with only front door and high-back seats, these vehicles could be found in express service, intercity service, and even charter operations both in big cities and small towns across the country. Before the big highway coaches of today, the GM New Look Suburban was the go-to for many agencies for these operations too.

This model represents the second through fourth generations of the New Look Bus, spanning from the mid–1960s right up until the 1980s, and comes with agency-specific details from advertising panels to roof hatches.






  HO scale New Look Bus model features:

  • Correct tubular profile traced from a 3D-scan of a real New Look Bus.
  • Era-correct rear engine door available in early (2nd generation) or late (4th generation) styles.*
  • Optional left-side emergency exit door, a trademark of the early production versions.*
  • Full interior including separate highback seats 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.*
  • A wide variety of optional detail parts included.*
  • Separate advertisement frames included with each model.
  • Pre-installed route destination signs for added realism.
  • Working interior lights, headlights and tail lights.**
  • Pre-installed route destination signs for added realism

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.


Order Deadline June 17, 2024



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