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I am overhauling my Toy Flxible metro E bus. I want to get rid of the old SEPTA scheme that was on the bus and paint this bus all white with possibly a black window trim. I also want to get ride of the silver paint on the wheels and leave it black. Since this is my first Toy bus overhaul, can I get tips from everybody. IF and only IF this overhaul project goes well I will overhaul a GM New look I have.

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I am overhauling my Toy Flxible metro E bus. I want to get rid of the old SEPTA scheme that was on the bus and paint this bus all white with possibly a black window trim. I also want to get ride of the silver paint on the wheels and leave it black. Since this is my first Toy bus overhaul, can I get tips from everybody. IF and only IF this overhaul project goes well I will overhaul a GM New look I have.

 

You're talking about this one right?

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Those are nice. I don't know much, but I agree with NJT's suggestion.

 

Yes I am and will use spray paint for metal. I need to do this somewhere else besides my house.

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spray paint WILL work for those my boy has about 1,000 of those exact Flxible models he has re-Done them into Diffrent colors (Decals are a pain with those) he did one for me I'll post a pic later but spray paint WILL work you gotta let it air dry though.

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Where exactly in Philly can i get those Flx's? Thanx to Toys R Us not carrying them no more I cant find 'em, and I dont order online... yet, no credit/ATM card.

 

The (SEPTA) Store at 1234 Market might have some.

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Where exactly in Philly can i get those Flx's? Thanx to Toys R Us not carrying them no more I cant find 'em, and I dont order online... yet, no credit/ATM card.

 

The (SEPTA) Store at 1234 Market might have some.

 

Hate to burst your bubble but those Flx's aren't made anymore.

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Hate to burst your bubble but those Flx's aren't made anymore.

 

Now you got to get either a plastic NABI CNG 40-LFW or a RTS made from Royal Coach buses. You can get those at the Septa Transit store.

 

I just remembered My NABI cng plastic bus will be a year old in November. Got to full wrap it.

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I just remembered My NABI cng plastic bus will be a year old in November. Got to full wrap it.

 

Full Wrap? WTF?

 

Hate to burst your bubble but those Flx's aren't made anymore.

 

Don't know. Maybe they still have some in stock. But these types of buses ceased production 10-odd years ago.

 

They still have tons of them. I was there wednesday and also yesterday and they still have good number. Perhaps Road Champs produces them but only at a company's request and at a large volume.

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They still have tons of them. I was there wednesday and also yesterday and they still have good number. Perhaps Road Champs produces them but only at a company's request and at a large volume.

 

Perhaps... not really a bad idea, although I'd like to get my hands on a new (MTA) one if they would make them again... mine is in really bad shape.

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Perhaps... not really a bad idea, although I'd like to get my hands on a new (MTA) one if they would make them again... mine is in really bad shape.

 

I highly doubt you'll see a new MTA Flxible any time soon. It was mentioned elsewhere that some higher-up isn't too fond of the Flxibles and doesn't even want the 236 out of the garage.

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I highly doubt you'll see a new MTA Flxible any time soon. It was mentioned elsewhere that some higher-up isn't too fond of the Flxibles and doesn't even want the 236 out of the garage.

 

That applies to the models too?

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This should explain a few things. If he doesn't want 236 out, he certainly wouldn't want to see model Flxible Metros in the TM Stores.

 

Well... that's just being bus-ist lolz...

But seriously, it's not fair to us busfans, that we don't get to see the only Grumman 870 the NYCTA has...

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Well... that's just being bus-ist lolz...

But seriously, it's not fair to us busfans, that we don't get to see the only Grumman 870 the NYCTA has...

SEPTA stored 2 Flixible/GM's in Germantown Depot, problem is the newest one we have in the 70's so we don't never had the 370's, 870's, Metro-B's and Metro-C's.

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