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Lifestar Fe
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United States
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Posted - 07/08/2007 :  1:43:09 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Lifestar Fe's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I love to design buses in my spare time. Someday I would like to start a bus manufacturing company. Here are my designs. They are a little distoted, but tell me what you think.

FE bus

CE bus

Type B bus (this one is my favorite)
Tell me what you think of these designs and what you would change. Does anyone else like to design buses?

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ATRE 1507
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United States
673 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2007 :  1:44:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit ATRE 1507's Homepage  Click to see ATRE 1507's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
They're cool. I like to spec them.


Bus 1507: 2001 AmTran RE

Student
Fairfax County
Area One Transportation
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schoolbus64
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United States
28 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2007 :  2:38:22 PM  Show Profile  Click to see schoolbus64's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Awsome pictures!!!

Alyssa Hutton
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mtirv
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USA
407 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2007 :  3:29:44 PM  Show Profile  Click to see mtirv's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Nice pictures.
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Kodie
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United States
1993 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2007 :  3:39:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice, I like how the back window setup is its cool. Nice job.
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Girardin_71
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Canada
626 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2007 :  5:34:31 PM  Show Profile  Send Girardin_71 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
well i design buses myself and they will be a apart of the update to my site.

Girardin/Blue-Bird are my favorite school buses

http://www.g71bdpt.net
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Jake
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USA
3516 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2007 :  6:08:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jake's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'll need to show my latest off someday. Really nice, Lifestar.

-Jake


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Steven A.Rosenow
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USA
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Posted - 07/09/2007 :  8:20:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Steven A.Rosenow's Homepage  Send Steven A.Rosenow an AOL message  Send Steven A.Rosenow a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I did a 3D design of what I think the Gillig Transit Coach school bus should look like now (had they stayed in the school bus industry) years ago. Other than that, I haven't done any "designing" other than drawing up the blueprints for the restoration of my own bus.


http://www.gilligcoaches.net
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Rich
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United States
5768 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2007 :  8:49:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is one of my FEs from two years ago.

http://img505.imageshack.us/my.php?image=25rx7.png




Edited by - Rich on 07/09/2007 8:49:58 PM
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Kodie
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United States
1993 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2007 :  8:52:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh wow, Rich that is amazing. Do you have more?
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Kodie
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United States
1993 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2007 :  11:07:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a look at my newest design, completed ten minutes ago, it is a 2010 RE, I will leave the company up to you. I am stayig with my wrap around windshield concepts.


Edited by - Kodie on 07/09/2007 11:12:48 PM
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Steven A.Rosenow
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USA
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Posted - 07/09/2007 :  11:33:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Steven A.Rosenow's Homepage  Send Steven A.Rosenow an AOL message  Send Steven A.Rosenow a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I remember that one

I just located my 3D Gillig school bus design. I followed the design of the original, right down to the front and rear roofcap curvature, and then incorporated modern lighting and the Thomas ER HDX mirror design.





http://www.gilligcoaches.net
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Jake
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USA
3516 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  03:49:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jake's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice, Steven. I wish I had enough patience to make something like that.

-Jake


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Lifestar Fe
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United States
519 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  08:56:21 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Lifestar Fe's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Wow, all of yours are way better than mine. I like those HDX mirrors on the Gillig, the look better thann they do on the HDX! I am learning to use a 3D modeling program, but I dont think I would have time to do something that good. That FE design looks great too, I like it better than my FE. Good RE to, I didnt see that before. I like that big windshield!


Edited by - Lifestar Fe on 07/10/2007 2:48:07 PM
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Lifestar Fe
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United States
519 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  5:27:22 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Lifestar Fe's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Here is a RE that I just finished. It is based on the Wayne RD9000. The tires are undersized, and its blurry, but here it is

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Kodie
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United States
1993 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  6:13:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My updated design.


2010 IC RE:
-Wrap around windshield with combined driver window for improved visibility.
-Lower strobing warning lights for improved safety and visibility in small cars and bad weather
-Standard upper warning lights, non strobing
-First ever entry door side stop sign for wide right pullover lanes
-Improved engine access. Engine service doors open side to side vs. the old over head engine service door.
- Air conditioning available
-60-90 passenger
-Cameras mounted in trouble spots on exterior of the bus
-Improved Defroster system
-Standard integrated crossing arm motor
-Trio stop arm system. Dual on driver side Single on door side
- Enigne options:
Re-engineered T444E engine
Maxx Force Diesel
-Wider aisle, increased by 4 inches to allow easier mobility and safety.


Edited by - Kodie on 07/11/2007 11:19:36 AM
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Steven A.Rosenow
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USA
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Posted - 07/10/2007 :  9:55:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Steven A.Rosenow's Homepage  Send Steven A.Rosenow an AOL message  Send Steven A.Rosenow a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I can't read the text annotations on yer drawings


http://www.gilligcoaches.net
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Kodie
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United States
1993 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  10:01:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know I will post something tomorrow
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Lifestar Fe
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United States
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Posted - 07/11/2007 :  11:28:51 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Lifestar Fe's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Great RE. I love those new options

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Jared
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USA
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Posted - 07/15/2007 :  07:04:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jared's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You can find some of my designs at my website. CLick the signature.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaredg21/sets/
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disp29
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United States
202 Posts

Posted - 07/15/2007 :  1:32:21 PM  Show Profile  Send disp29 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
WOW... Amazing! You guys all did a VERY, VERY wonderful job on all of those models... breath-taking, all of them!

kEvIn

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jjf221fe
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United States
275 Posts

Posted - 07/16/2007 :  3:28:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit jjf221fe's Homepage  Send jjf221fe an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Here's a Front Engine design I made in my spare time:





You'll notice a few details may be missing (mirrors) and I also spaced out where some colors need to be (the flashers). As well, stray marks are present in a few places. I had many many more designs, but I had to reload Windows on my computer and never got a chance to save everything else to a disk. This is all for now.

What is this "Hydraulic Brakes" nonsense you speak of?

Edited by - jjf221fe on 07/16/2007 3:31:09 PM
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SchoolBusFan
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USA
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Posted - 07/16/2007 :  4:08:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit SchoolBusFan's Homepage  Send SchoolBusFan an AOL message  Send SchoolBusFan a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I love this one Steve!! Especially the "UNLAWFUL TO PASS WHEN RED LIGHTS FLASH" sign.

quote:
Originally posted by Steven A.Rosenow

I remember that one

I just located my 3D Gillig school bus design. I followed the design of the original, right down to the front and rear roofcap curvature, and then incorporated modern lighting and the Thomas ER HDX mirror design.

http://www.gilligcoaches.net/GTCA_user_galleries/g2data_8b1037c53f/albums/DesignProp/GilligDesignProposalFV_1.jpg

http://www.gilligcoaches.net/GTCA_user_galleries/g2data_8b1037c53f/albums/DesignProp/GilligDesignProposalRV_1.JPG







Check out my new Yahoo group:
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/ccsdschoolbuszone/
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Nate
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USA
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Posted - 07/16/2007 :  7:28:03 PM  Show Profile  Send Nate an AOL message  Click to see Nate's MSN Messenger address  Send Nate a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I drew my own bus design....though, I gotta find it and scan it. I call it the 2009 Blue Bird Vision. It's based on the visions, but the headlights and turn signals are seperated. The signals are above the headlights now. It's kind of hard to explain, so I've gotta find it and scan it.

Hold my mountain dew and watch this.
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Nate
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USA
85 Posts

Posted - 07/16/2007 :  7:32:30 PM  Show Profile  Send Nate an AOL message  Click to see Nate's MSN Messenger address  Send Nate a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jared

You can find some of my designs at my website. CLick the signature.



Hey, Jared, your site is slightly screwed up. If you try clicking the Chevy Kodiak, it goes to "Web design". Just a heads-up

Hold my mountain dew and watch this.
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Kodie
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United States
1993 Posts

Posted - 07/17/2007 :  01:05:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jared after looking back at your 09' Blue Bird Vision I really do like, maybe not for a Vision but the other features are very nice. Good job on that. Keep up the great work. Have you ever tried making a transit style bus?
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jjf221fe
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United States
275 Posts

Posted - 07/17/2007 :  7:52:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit jjf221fe's Homepage  Send jjf221fe an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I decided to make an updated pic of my design a few posts up. Still has a few kinks, but it shows a little more details.




What is this "Hydraulic Brakes" nonsense you speak of?
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WhistlingGasser23
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United States
18 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2007 :  6:46:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jjf221fe

Here's a Front Engine design I made in my spare time:






That thing ought to have one heck of a tailswing! O_O
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jjf221fe
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United States
275 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2007 :  8:05:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit jjf221fe's Homepage  Send jjf221fe an AOL message  Reply with Quote
^^ Well yeah, I would imagine that an 84 pax. front-engine design with elongated windows and very generous legroom (some of my specs) would have quite a tailswing that accompanies it. ^^

What is this "Hydraulic Brakes" nonsense you speak of?
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WhistlingGasser23
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United States
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Posted - 07/22/2007 :  11:26:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I feel sorry for the unlucky victim in the other lane passing by when the rear end swings out.
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Thomas Ford 85-16
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USA
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Posted - 07/22/2007 :  1:11:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Thomas Ford 85-16's Homepage  Send Thomas Ford 85-16 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steven A.Rosenow

I remember that one

I just located my 3D Gillig school bus design. I followed the design of the original, right down to the front and rear roofcap curvature, and then incorporated modern lighting and the Thomas ER HDX mirror design.

Steve, I just know that those lights are from the stockroom of 3M's programmed visibility manufacturing line.

Mike's Bus Yard - http://buses.zwebpages.com - Since 1999
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YellowBox
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Puerto Rico (USA)
254 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2007 :  8:26:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jared

You can find some of my designs at my website. CLick the signature.



AWESOME !!!!! (Do I spell it right ?)
Nice concepts man. I really like the future look on those Blue Birds.
Can you do a future 2010 WAYNE concept ???
It will be great to see how a future WAYNE will look.
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BlueBirdMan
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Posted - 07/31/2007 :  10:30:39 PM  Show Profile  Send BlueBirdMan an AOL message  Reply with Quote
dang it you guys got me itchin' to draw up a bus!

Bring back the "backing" sign!
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jjf221fe
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United States
275 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2007 :  1:36:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit jjf221fe's Homepage  Send jjf221fe an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Here's a quick new design I've made... I wish Blue Bird would take this up someday, I think it would be a pretty good success. It's based off of Kenworth's T-300 Class 6 commercial truck series.


It's a blue activity bus (no stop signs, no flashers)

What is this "Hydraulic Brakes" nonsense you speak of?
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Kodie
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United States
1993 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2007 :  4:35:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quick design, ha. That is amazing looking, you would have to sit pretty high up the way those Kenworths are designed. Great job on that.
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jjf221fe
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United States
275 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2007 :  4:56:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit jjf221fe's Homepage  Send jjf221fe an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thank you... Well, from what I see in comparison to the vision, I would be led to believe that the driver's seat would have to be too much higher if any higher at all. Also one of the local firetruck pumpers is a Kenworth (based off of the T-300 front-end design) and I had the lucky oppurtunity to go and check it out every tuesday when it goes down to the pump house right in the back of my house (in front of Mettawee river). It's actually not as high up as one would assume. The forward visibility in those things is astounding, one reason I believe it'll work well as a school bus design. Also, it's pretty asthetically pleasing too.

What is this "Hydraulic Brakes" nonsense you speak of?
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