Kansas City Public Service Co. Busses

Discussion in 'N Scale' started by pbender, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Just FYI, Wheels Of Time just announced a new run of thier busses that includes Kabsas City Public Service Co. As a road name with 4 numbers:


    From the information published, this is out of my 1970s era, but some of you may be modeling an earlier time....

  2. FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018)

    FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018) Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

    That is a really cool picture that brings back some fond memories for me. I grew up in Independence, KS and we went to KC when I was growing up and I remember the busses downtown, especially the ones with the trolley poles (not the one modeled). I believe that picture was taken outside of old Municipal Stadium where the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Athletics played. We went to at least one A's game against the New York Yankees and I got to see Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle amongst others.
  3. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Now if they were only available in HO scale....

  4. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Or S scale!
  5. Rancho Bob

    Rancho Bob Member

    Brooklyn....along the right field fence line. If you were lucky and the Yankees or the Red Sox were visiting, one of the powerhouse lefties would smack a home run over onto Brooklyn and you'd strain to hear the crash of a window or windshield !

    The A's usually lost, but we were just a farm club for New York anyway.

  6. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Every once in a while we are lucky enough to get something you HO scale folks don't. There are lots of HO items I wish we coud get in N.

  7. DanHyde

    DanHyde Member

    Too bad they didn't do St. Louis Public Service. My grandson would love that. I was lucky to get a G scale PCC Trolley in St.Louis garb. Now that Aristocraft will soon be history, I am REALLY glad!
  8. dricketts

    dricketts Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Not anymore my friend, not anymore...
  9. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

  10. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member


    Went to the A's at Municipal Stadium, too! In fact one of the A's at the time, Dick Green, shopped at Dad's store. While shopping one day, he stopped and said hi and signed my (long lost) green A's hat of the time. Also remember listening to the A's on the radio in the car while we all (my family) dined on delicious tenderloins from The Tenderloin Grill on SW Blvd. The Tenderloin Grill is still there and serving the same tender sandwich after all these decades!
  11. trainsignguy

    trainsignguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Right scale, wrong era for me too. But, I will go ahead and get a couple of them, weather them and park them on an empty lot in the West Bottoms or Dodson depicting a couple of scrap buses. I have a streetcar in KCPS paint that will join them.

    I got to see the Royals play at Municipal Stadium in 1971. They played the Twins, the Royals won and Amos Otis hit a homerun.

    Dale Rush
    Carthage, MO
  12. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I too remember the electric buses. I was fascinated by the arcing.

    Tenderloin Grill - my dad's old office was a couple of doors down from it. Back in the day, if one wanted to talk to the owner of a business along SW Blvd, you went there during lunch.

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