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N Scale - Wheels of Time - 90341 - Vehicle, Bus, GMC TDH-3610 - Los Angeles Transit Lines - 5037 Image Courtesy of Wheels of Time


N Scale - Wheels of Time - 90341 - Vehicle, Bus, GMC TDH-3610 - Los Angeles Transit Lines - 5037


Brand Wheels of Time
Stock Number 90341
Original Retail Price $25.95
Manufacturer Wheels of Time
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Body Style Wheels of Time Vehicle Bus GMC Transit
Road or Company Name Los Angeles Transit Lines (Details)
Additional Markings/Slogan Ice Capades ad on front
Road or Reporting Number 5037
Paint Color(s) White, Yellow, and Green
Paint Scheme NCL Fruit Salad
Announcement Date 2008-11-14
Release Date 2009-01-05
Item Category Vehicles
Model Type Bus
Model Subtype Motor Coach
Model Variety Transit
Prototype Vehicle, Bus, GMC TDH-3610
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era III: 1939 - 1957


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Specific Item Information: National City Lines (NCL) purchased the LA Railway in 1945 from Huntington; renamed it as the Los Angeles Transit Lines (LATL). NCL motorized 100 streetcar systems including LA's with equity funding from General Motors and others. The familiar livery, dubbed "Fruit Salad", was retired on March 3, 1958 when LATL, Pacific Electic Ry., and Metro. Coach Lines were unified under the LA Metropolitan Transit Authority's two-tone green banner as a public agency. LATL took delivery of these buses in Oct. - Nov. 1947. All were equipped with automatic transmissions.

Body Style Information: Model is of a GMC TDH-3610 Transit Bus. Comes with photoetched detail parts for mirror and windshield wipers. These details must be applied by the owner. The buses look fine without them but even better with them. The instructions recommend that they be applied with CA glue.

Prototype Information: The Model TDH-3610 Transit Bus was built by General Motors Truch and Coach Division® in 1947 and 1948. The TDH-3610 was the 10th progressive version of the basic "semi-monocoque" design developed in 1939.

The first of these buses, now commonly referred to as an "Old Look" GM, were first manufactured in 1940. The same basic body style being produced until 1959 when it was succeeded by the "New Look" GM trasnit bus.

Over a 20 year period, 35,101 "Old Look" GM buses were manufactured. Most of these buses lasted 15 to 20 years or longer in service.

Road/Company Information:
National City Lines (NCL) purchased the LA Railway in 1945 from Huntington; renamed it as the Los Angeles Transit Lines (LATL). NCL motorized 100 streetcar systems including LA's with equity funding from General Motors and others. The familiar livery, dubbed "Fruit Salad", was retired on March 3, 1958 when LATL, Pacific Electic Ry., and Metro. Coach Lines were unified under the LA Metropolitan Transit Authority's two-tone green banner as a public agency.

Brand/Importer Information:
Wheels of Time was founded by Matthew Young in the fall of 1995. From an early age, Matthew has had a passion for trains, both in full-size and in miniature. His family frequently went out of their way so he could ride the train, or simply watch the action on the tracks. "On one occasion mom took us to San Francisco along the waterfront. Spotting a State Belt ALCo S-2 locomotive switching the wharves, I persuading my mom to follow it. I watched in wonder as I saw and heard the hit-cup sputtering of the ALCo engine as it revved-up to move railroad cars on and off the car float at Pier 43." Other early family experiences included watching Southern Pacific freight and Amtrak's San Joaquin Amfleet trains roll by as his family waited to be seated at Spenger's in Berkeley, which sat happily right next to the tracks. "My brother and I would shoot pictures of the trains with our Instantmatic 110 cameras, sometimes only getting the wheels or worse yet ... getting a real good close up of my big thumb."

Matthew and his brother built models of all kinds, but their model train career began in elementary school when they started making 3-D cardboard miniature trains from pictures found in the pages of Trains Magazine and Model Railroader Magazine. On a visit, many years later, with the late Richard Buike of Trackside Trains in Burlingame, California, the conversation turned to the lack of N-Scale passenger trains and how the few that existed didn't look right. "I told him right then and there that I was going to produce high quality, historically accurate passenger railroad cars. Even I was a little surprised when I said this." The first product was a 1950 Pullman-Standard "10-6" sleeping car made of brass. Wheels of Time became one of the first makers of historically accurate and realisticly detailed passenger train cars. At Wheels of Time, we research original equipment and recreate it with CAD software for production. We're lovers of history and sticklers for detail. On our line of Transit Motor Coaches (a fancy way of saying "buses"), even the destination *roll* signs are historically accurate. Be sure to check out all our beautiful and accurate products. We hope you'll come to share our passion for trains, here recreated in miniature. At Wheels of Time, you get to take home a piece of a fascinating history.

Wheels of Time manufactures historically accurate model trains, vehicles, and model railroad accessories with a real *wow* factor. Our obsession with detail and historical accuracy is reflected in our exceptional design and production: hold a Wheels of Time model in your hand and you'll be tempted to say, 'It's the real thing!'


Item created by: nscalestation on 2016-12-11 23:20:29. Last edited by nscalestation on 2016-12-12 20:17:08

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