HO Scale New Look Transit "Fishbowl" Bus




A Chicago CTA bus traversing the streets. Photo courtesy of David Onodera.



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.

We are delighted to introduce EVEN MORE New Look Buses in HO scale, this time with new and returning versions of our TRANSIT model.

With transit-style seats and either a single or dual-stream rear door, these vehicles could be found across Canada and the United States, from major cities to the smallest suburbs and towns. While today passengers are carried along in mostly low floor accessible vehicles, these pioneers of transportation have long been the pinnacle of road transit vehicles.

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.



Available in:  Toronto TTC • AC Transit • Chicago CTA • Los Angeles SCRTD • Miami-Date MTA
New York MTA • Long Island MSBA • Ottawa OTC • Philadephia SEPTA





   The Rapido Trains HO scale New Look Bus models 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 and either single- or dual-stream rear doors*
  • Full interior including separate bench 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.**

* Installed as appropriate

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



Order Deadline June 21, 2024




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