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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2007, 05:47:01 AM »

Well, if those busses aren't scale models then the fence behind them would be 100' tall. 

Looks like a typical fence surrounding a golf course to me.
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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2007, 05:49:45 AM »

"grassy knolls"..."hi-jacked" threads...what next Grin
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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2007, 02:31:41 PM »

Well, if those busses aren't scale models then the fence behind them would be 100' tall. 

Looks like a typical fence surrounding a golf course to me.
Richard

However, if you look closely, what's inside the fence appears to be a basketball court, and based on the height of the goals, I would say that those fences are approximately 8 ft high.
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« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2007, 04:18:58 PM »

Everyone's having such fun speculating about that photograph it seems a shame to give a definitive answer...but here it is anyway. I've just put the caption to the original 'photo into Babelfish, and the (pretty poor!) translation comes out as follows:

Peruvian dubbeldekkers on scale

If Peruvian woman has you it nevertheless but with difficulty with such a man such as Cesar Quesada. What that a time in its knutselschuurtje will spend to build scale models this dubbeldekker.......Je must perhaps even two times to this photograph look at seeing that it does not concern real touringcars, but scale models. Our Peruvian bus friends send regularly photograph of all kinds of splendid touringcars which they have reconstructed exactly or have signed. What an enormously original hobby!
 
I've no idea what Peruvian woman have got to do with anything, but it's good to see that we weren't the only ones who mistook the models as the real thing. Personally I would quite like to own one of the models, never mind the full size bus. Amusing as well that 'coach' in Dutch translates as 'touringcar' - I reckon touringcar is a neat word to use to describe a luxury coach, but unfortunately in the UK a touring car is what we call our version of Nascar racers.
 
If anyone is interested, the site the photos came from is http://www.bus-idee.nl/  There are hundreds of photos on the site which can be seen by going to this page: http://www.bus-idee.nl/Touringcarteam.nl.htm, then using the blue links on the right-hand side of the page

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« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2007, 04:21:58 PM »

Well, they sure fooled me, big time.
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« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2007, 05:42:54 PM »

I broke out in a sweat trying to read the translation...
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« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2007, 06:19:24 PM »

Here's more pics of double deckers:
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« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2007, 06:22:03 PM »

European styling is awsome
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« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2007, 06:29:04 PM »

More double deckers to enjoy.
A converted one to a motorhome can offer more floor space than a quad- slideout.
It's amazing how a single axle can carry all the weight.
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« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2007, 06:46:50 PM »

An old Setra for BK. Love that glass roof!



Thanks a million ! I love it! CHeck out the new S417 they now offer it with a "sky view" ceiling! BK  Grin


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I'd love to hear about that 1 ! And see a close up of the drivers face sitting out there hanging in mid air! LOL !  BK  Grin


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« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2007, 01:56:15 AM »

More double deckers to enjoy.
A converted one to a motorhome can offer more floor space than a quad- slideout.
It's amazing how a single axle can carry all the weight.

Those are just buses (transits) of course - I expect the static weight is a bit lower than that of a coach with the same number of seats, and I guess the much lower speeds mean much lower dynamic forces on the axles and drivetrain generally. Old double-decker buses are dirt cheap, so there are lots of hippie types living in them (similar I guess to your skoolies). I wouldn't want one as a motorhome myself as the slow speed and rough ride would drive you mad.

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« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2007, 08:31:23 AM »

I believe that last picture is on a ferry. probably no brakes set or a movie set. as the bus is way past it's possible balance point  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2007, 08:37:15 AM »

Next time you go to Las Vegas check out the double decker transits on the strip.  Huge radiators with multiple electric fans for the heat. Good Luck, TomC
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