Rapido Buses

The New Look Bus was the face of North American public transit in the latter half of the 20th century, with almost 45,000 built between 1959 and 1986. Everyone remembers the New Look, also known as the “Fishbowl” Bus. Amazingly, for a bus that had such an enormous impact on the urban fabric of our towns and cities, there have been surprisingly few models made of it.

The existing models – in 1/50 and 1/87 – suffer from serious dimensional flaws. The real New Look Bus was all about curves. The body cross section is fairly “tubular” with a pronounced curve to the whole side. The windows, similarly, are not straight. The ends have very distinct curves throughout. Yet every model to date has these areas dead straight. It means that the existing models were designed from rough two-dimensional plans and not from real blueprints.

But Rapido went one step further than real blueprints... they actually did a 3D scan of a real New Look Bus! And then they shrunk it to HO scale. We can thus honestly say that the Rapido New Look Bus is the only New Look Bus model that is the correct shape. This first release is based on a T6H-5307N with double-stream rear exit doors. But they plan to do more versions in the future.

1959-1986 GM New Look/Fishbowl Bus - Standard - Detroit DSR #2045

$46.49ITEM: 606-701019

1959-1986 GM New Look/Fishbowl Bus - Standard - Detroit DSR #2045

The New Look Bus was the face of North American public transit in the latter half of the 20th century, with over 45,000 built between 1959 and 1986. Everyone remembers the New Look, also known as the "Fishbowl" bus. This model of the New Look Bus is scanned from the real thing. This first release model comes with double-stream rear exit doors.

Features include:
• Correct tubular profile
• Full interior including separate seats with seatback handrails and grooved flooring
• Etched-metal interior stanchions and stamped-metal handrail
• Steerable front wheels
• Rubber tires
• Printed “metal” window frames
• Printed windshield gaskets (silver or black, as appropriate)
• Double-stream rear exit doors (first time ever in a mass-produced New Look model!)
• Three kinds of bumper (steel, water jug and REAL rubber)
• Standee windows or sheet metal panel as appropriate
• Optional air conditioning housing with etched-metal fan cover
• Optional etched-metal advertisement frames
• Optional rear window air intakes and high level exhaust
• Optional roof hatches, Sinclair antenna, microwave antenna, and cellular/wifi antenna
• Multiple route/destination decals
• Some liveries include licence plate decals

1959-1986 GM New Look/Fishbowl Bus - Standard - Detroit DSR #2061

$46.49ITEM: 606-701020

1959-1986 GM New Look/Fishbowl Bus - Standard - Assembled - Detroit DSR #2061

The New Look Bus was the face of North American public transit in the latter half of the 20th century, with over 45,000 built between 1959 and 1986. Everyone remembers the New Look, also known as the "Fishbowl" bus. This model of the New Look Bus is scanned from the real thing. This first release model comes with double-stream rear exit doors.

Features include:
• Correct tubular profile
• Full interior including separate seats with seatback handrails and grooved flooring
• Etched-metal interior stanchions and stamped-metal handrail
• Steerable front wheels
• Rubber tires
• Printed “metal” window frames
• Printed windshield gaskets (silver or black, as appropriate)
• Double-stream rear exit doors (first time ever in a mass-produced New Look model!)
• Three kinds of bumper (steel, water jug and REAL rubber)
• Standee windows or sheet metal panel as appropriate
• Optional air conditioning housing with etched-metal fan cover
• Optional etched-metal advertisement frames
• Optional rear window air intakes and high level exhaust
• Optional roof hatches, Sinclair antenna, microwave antenna, and cellular/wifi antenna
• Multiple route/destination decals
• Some liveries include licence plate decals

1959-1986 GM New Look/Fishbowl Bus - Deluxe Lighted - Boston MBTA #6025

$64.99ITEM: 606-751010

1959-1986 GM New Look/Fishbowl Bus - Deluxe Lighted - Boston MBTA #6025

The New Look Bus was the face of North American public transit in the latter half of the 20th century, with over 45,000 built between 1959 and 1986. Everyone remembers the New Look, also known as the "Fishbowl" bus. This model of the New Look Bus is scanned from the real thing. This first release model comes with double-stream rear exit doors.

Features include:
• Correct tubular profile
• Full interior including separate seats with seatback handrails and grooved flooring
• Etched-metal interior stanchions and stamped-metal handrail
• Steerable front wheels
• Rubber tires
• Printed “metal” window frames
• Printed windshield gaskets (silver or black, as appropriate)
• Double-stream rear exit doors (first time ever in a mass-produced New Look model!)
• Three kinds of bumper (steel, water jug and REAL rubber)
• Standee windows or sheet metal panel as appropriate
• Optional air conditioning housing with etched-metal fan cover
• Optional etched-metal advertisement frames
• Optional rear window air intakes and high level exhaust
• Optional roof hatches, Sinclair antenna, microwave antenna, and cellular/wifi antenna
• Multiple route/destination decals
• Some liveries include licence plate decals

Deluxe models also feature:
• Interior lighting
• Working headlights and tail lights
• Illuminated front destination sign
• Painted seatback handrails
• Two-tone seats (where appropriate)

A 12V DC power supply is required to power the lighting (not included).

1959-1986 GM New Look/Fishbowl Bus - Deluxe Lighted - Boston MBTA #6069

$64.99ITEM: 606-751011

1959-1986 GM New Look/Fishbowl Bus - Deluxe Lighted - Boston MBTA #6069

The New Look Bus was the face of North American public transit in the latter half of the 20th century, with over 45,000 built between 1959 and 1986. Everyone remembers the New Look, also known as the "Fishbowl" bus. This model of the New Look Bus is scanned from the real thing. This first release model comes with double-stream rear exit doors.

Features include:
• Correct tubular profile
• Full interior including separate seats with seatback handrails and grooved flooring
• Etched-metal interior stanchions and stamped-metal handrail
• Steerable front wheels
• Rubber tires
• Printed “metal” window frames
• Printed windshield gaskets (silver or black, as appropriate)
• Double-stream rear exit doors (first time ever in a mass-produced New Look model!)
• Three kinds of bumper (steel, water jug and REAL rubber)
• Standee windows or sheet metal panel as appropriate
• Optional air conditioning housing with etched-metal fan cover
• Optional etched-metal advertisement frames
• Optional rear window air intakes and high level exhaust
• Optional roof hatches, Sinclair antenna, microwave antenna, and cellular/wifi antenna
• Multiple route/destination decals
• Some liveries include licence plate decals

Deluxe models also feature:
• Interior lighting
• Working headlights and tail lights
• Illuminated front destination sign
• Painted seatback handrails
• Two-tone seats (where appropriate)

A 12V DC power supply is required to power the lighting (not included).

1959-1986 GM New Look/Fishbowl Bus - Deluxe Lighted - DC Transit #5717

$64.99ITEM: 606-751017

1959-1986 GM New Look/Fishbowl Bus - Deluxe Lighted - DC Transit #5717

The New Look Bus was the face of North American public transit in the latter half of the 20th century, with over 45,000 built between 1959 and 1986. Everyone remembers the New Look, also known as the "Fishbowl" bus. This model of the New Look Bus is scanned from the real thing. This first release model comes with double-stream rear exit doors.

Features include:
• Correct tubular profile
• Full interior including separate seats with seatback handrails and grooved flooring
• Etched-metal interior stanchions and stamped-metal handrail
• Steerable front wheels
• Rubber tires
• Printed “metal” window frames
• Printed windshield gaskets (silver or black, as appropriate)
• Double-stream rear exit doors (first time ever in a mass-produced New Look model!)
• Three kinds of bumper (steel, water jug and REAL rubber)
• Standee windows or sheet metal panel as appropriate
• Optional air conditioning housing with etched-metal fan cover
• Optional etched-metal advertisement frames
• Optional rear window air intakes and high level exhaust
• Optional roof hatches, Sinclair antenna, microwave antenna, and cellular/wifi antenna
• Multiple route/destination decals
• Some liveries include licence plate decals

Deluxe models also feature:
• Interior lighting
• Working headlights and tail lights
• Illuminated front destination sign
• Painted seatback handrails
• Two-tone seats (where appropriate)

A 12V DC power supply is required to power the lighting (not included).

1959-1986 GM New Look/Fishbowl Bus - Deluxe Lighted - Detroit DSR #2061

$64.99ITEM: 606-751020

1959-1986 GM New Look/Fishbowl Bus - Deluxe Lighted - Assembled - Detroit DSR #2061

The New Look Bus was the face of North American public transit in the latter half of the 20th century, with over 45,000 built between 1959 and 1986. Everyone remembers the New Look, also known as the "Fishbowl" bus. This model of the New Look Bus is scanned from the real thing. This first release model comes with double-stream rear exit doors.

Features include:
• Correct tubular profile
• Full interior including separate seats with seatback handrails and grooved flooring
• Etched-metal interior stanchions and stamped-metal handrail
• Steerable front wheels
• Rubber tires
• Printed “metal” window frames
• Printed windshield gaskets (silver or black, as appropriate)
• Double-stream rear exit doors (first time ever in a mass-produced New Look model!)
• Three kinds of bumper (steel, water jug and REAL rubber)
• Standee windows or sheet metal panel as appropriate
• Optional air conditioning housing with etched-metal fan cover
• Optional etched-metal advertisement frames
• Optional rear window air intakes and high level exhaust
• Optional roof hatches, Sinclair antenna, microwave antenna, and cellular/wifi antenna
• Multiple route/destination decals
• Some liveries include licence plate decals

Deluxe models also feature:
• Interior lighting
• Working headlights and tail lights
• Illuminated front destination sign
• Painted seatback handrails
• Two-tone seats (where appropriate)

A 12V DC power supply is required to power the lighting (not included).

1959-1986 GM New Look/Fishbowl Bus - Deluxe Lighted - Ottawa OC Transpo #8004

$64.99ITEM: 606-751028

1959-1986 GM New Look/Fishbowl Bus - Deluxe Lighted - Assembled - Ottawa OC Transpo #8004

The New Look Bus was the face of North American public transit in the latter half of the 20th century, with over 45,000 built between 1959 and 1986. Everyone remembers the New Look, also known as the "Fishbowl" bus. This model of the New Look Bus is scanned from the real thing. This first release model comes with double-stream rear exit doors.

Features include:
• Correct tubular profile
• Full interior including separate seats with seatback handrails and grooved flooring
• Etched-metal interior stanchions and stamped-metal handrail
• Steerable front wheels
• Rubber tires
• Printed “metal” window frames
• Printed windshield gaskets (silver or black, as appropriate)
• Double-stream rear exit doors (first time ever in a mass-produced New Look model!)
• Three kinds of bumper (steel, water jug and REAL rubber)
• Standee windows or sheet metal panel as appropriate
• Optional air conditioning housing with etched-metal fan cover
• Optional etched-metal advertisement frames
• Optional rear window air intakes and high level exhaust
• Optional roof hatches, Sinclair antenna, microwave antenna, and cellular/wifi antenna
• Multiple route/destination decals
• Some liveries include licence plate decals

Deluxe models also feature:
• Interior lighting
• Working headlights and tail lights
• Illuminated front destination sign
• Painted seatback handrails
• Two-tone seats (where appropriate)

A 12V DC power supply is required to power the lighting (not included).

1959-1986 GM New Look/Fishbowl Bus - Deluxe Lighted - Pittsburgh (Port Authority) #2476

$64.99ITEM: 606-751033

1959-1986 GM New Look/Fishbowl Bus - Deluxe Lighted - Pittsburgh (Port Authority) #2476

The New Look Bus was the face of North American public transit in the latter half of the 20th century, with over 45,000 built between 1959 and 1986. Everyone remembers the New Look, also known as the "Fishbowl" bus. This model of the New Look Bus is scanned from the real thing. This first release model comes with double-stream rear exit doors.

Features include:
• Correct tubular profile
• Full interior including separate seats with seatback handrails and grooved flooring
• Etched-metal interior stanchions and stamped-metal handrail
• Steerable front wheels
• Rubber tires
• Printed “metal” window frames
• Printed windshield gaskets (silver or black, as appropriate)
• Double-stream rear exit doors (first time ever in a mass-produced New Look model!)
• Three kinds of bumper (steel, water jug and REAL rubber)
• Standee windows or sheet metal panel as appropriate
• Optional air conditioning housing with etched-metal fan cover
• Optional etched-metal advertisement frames
• Optional rear window air intakes and high level exhaust
• Optional roof hatches, Sinclair antenna, microwave antenna, and cellular/wifi antenna
• Multiple route/destination decals
• Some liveries include licence plate decals

Deluxe models also feature:
• Interior lighting
• Working headlights and tail lights
• Illuminated front destination sign
• Painted seatback handrails
• Two-tone seats (where appropriate)

A 12V DC power supply is required to power the lighting (not included).