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Thanks, Lee...after being in storage for quite a while, I went searching for the cars to make it seem like greater progress was being made on the new layout.  The cabs were the first to be found...all in one box....so they get the prime spaces for now! When the train station and bus station behind it opens soon, the cabs will head across the street and the good spaces will be filled with customers for the retail on Main Street.  I'll post more later

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Thanks, Lee...after being in storage for quite a while, I went searching for the cars to make it seem like greater progress was being made on the new layout.  The cabs were the first to be found...all in one box....so they get the prime spaces for now! When the train station and bus station behind it opens soon, the cabs will head across the street and the good spaces will be filled with customers for the retail on Main Street.  I'll post more later

Paul. Keep us posted we would like to see your progress 

Trumptrain - Great station views and a Tucker in downtown Patsburgh - wow that car collector is sitting on a fortune!

Lee Drennen- thank you for the compliment on the Jag.  Studying your photo's is like playing "Where's Bob!".  I found a '56 Olds convertable, a '57 Ford Fairlane, a Corvair, and a Studebaker and that's just this post!  Really cool.  Carpetrainman - the taxi line looks neat but your entire downtown is really taking shape.  OK - so you said the bus station was about to re-open, so I thought I would send some bus pictures today

Dinky Vega Luxury Bus - front view

This is a Vega Luxury Bus by Dinky / Mecano UK.  It has no marked scale but seems close to the right size at 9.5" long.  Note the skylights in the roof for viewing the scenery. It does have an interior and the engine door opens to reveal the engine.

 

Dinkey luxury bus side view 2

 

 

Greyhound - scenic cruiser - front view

 

Greyhound side view 2

this is a Greyhound scenic cruiser which was very common in the 50's and 60's .  It is made by "KTS" in Japan and this version is lithographed tinplate so I would date it from the 60's as that was the height of the Japanese tin toy production. It is a little bigger at 10.5" long.

Best Regards,  Don

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Don,

I had that Greyhound bus (or one very much like it) when I was 5 or 6. Why do I remember it over 60 years later? Because I stuck my finger in one of the side windows and almost cut it off when I twisted it to get it out.

It was still one of my favorite toys, however. My parents never took it away, they just assumed that I learned my lesson not to do that. They were right!

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