Having recently finished sorting my sets into parts so that I can make MOCs more easily and quickly, I thought I should build a quick MOC to see how easy it was using nicely sorted pieces. The answer is that it was very easy and I am really pleased with the result - this double-decker coach.
I have nicked a couple of ideas from the coach in 8404 and tried to improve in a couple of places too. This is the front 3/4 view:
This is more of a side view showing that I made the all-important conversion to right hand drive so it can drive on the left (correct) side of the road:
One of the features of the coach in 8404 that needed improvement was the doors so I have replaced them with more realistic plug-type doors as featured on most modern coaches. There are two doors as is common on double-deck coaches. The stairs go up over the rear axles.. This is a picture of the doors open:
The offside is quite a tidy view and I am very pleased with it. The lack of doors means it's very neat indeed. Seating capacity of 15 minifigures plus the driver.
The back end of the coach is quite a neat deisgn too and borrows heavily from the coach in 8404 once again. I am pleased that it doesn't look too tall for it's width. I think overall that the proportions are pretty well balanced:
I hope to take some better pictures tomorrow when the light is better...
Edited by Phred, 11 May 2012 - 07:39 PM.