Minor Anorak who eats Vegtables.
- Oct 25, 2016
Ah great repaints - just wish we had Manchester in OMSI
Pure Eye Candy
6/5 stars on these paints, I absolutely LOVE the interior, the blue lights (custom?), the seat textures, the Greater Manchester adverts, just everything.
And I haven't even been to Manchester!
I wish you the best of luck with somehow getting the foglights to work.
Many thanks for these beautiful updates!
If it ever happens, I'll be a happy man!Ah great repaints - just wish we had Manchester in OMSI
Absolutely outstanding, mate. Amazing job.Nearing the end of the repaint stage now, and now have interiors with the following variations
Original interior with wooden panelling and seat moquettes (Orange Check/"Orange Salt & Pepper")
- No smoking signs on lower deck only, for repaints prior to 1992 (when GM Buses banned smoking on all services), or where some refurbishment has been done
- No smoking signs on upper and lower decks for all repaints after 1992, regardless of refurbishment
- Original, semi and fully refurbished interiors, with appropriate seat moquette
- Different drivers door posters, depending on era represented and repaint
- Stairway bulkhead poster differences, depending on era
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Semi refurbished interior with original side panelling and new bulkheads/seats
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Fully refurbished interior
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Engine stop and fuel shut off changes, depending on repaint
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So, for a run through, let's start with the mid 80s, just after de-regulation...
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Progress to the late 80s to early 90s...
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Then to the mid 90s, following onto the enforced split of GM Buses to become GM Buses North and GM Buses South...
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Then to the late 90s and the purchase of GM Buses North by First and rebranding...
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Still need to sort the GMS repaint(s), which won't take long and also mix up some of the adverts/create new adverts (for variety) too...
Not even started the task of trying to move the fullbeam location!
Thanks and I agree it's about as far from being Northern Counties as we could get... Too many saloon windows down each side for a start, not to mention the wrong front windscreen profile and double doors - Double door Fleetlines were all dispensed with in Manchester by the late 70s, not forgetting that Selnec ordered Fleetlines with either Northern Counties or Park Royal bodywork as far as I can tell.Loving this pack so far, It ain't no Northern Counties Fleetline but just WOW!
You have officially made this bus look gorgeous!
Ohhh love that livery!
I agree with you 102%.You have officially made this bus look gorgeous!
I grew up in Manchester and have fond memoeries of GM Buses, so I have to admit that Calderline isn't an area I have any knowledge of really, but it had been on my hitlist for a later pack, along with North Birmingham Busways and First Pennine.