1959 Salem Ameriliner Library Bus

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Finding new life as a traveling library, this bus was originally a long-distance passenger carrier. The converted interior includes bookshelves, decor, an original rear bench seat, and a gramophone. Luggage compartments are converted to hold books, and a trap-door compartment was added below the deck of the upper level to store even more books; In total, the bus contains over 60 minifig books. A fully-detailed engine lives behind the rear axles, and one side of the roof is removable to display the interior.

More photos available in the build album. Thank you to The Brothers Brick and The Lego Car Blog alike for their wonderful posts about this build!

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  1. ER0L 3 weeks ago | reply

    Beautiful! Love the SNOT sections.

  2. ChrisElliottArt 3 weeks ago | reply

    ER0L Thanks! It would be impossible to get all the various bits of the walls in place without SNOT. The bit below the inner staircase is a huge bit of SNOT gymnastics to accommodate the trap door and also the luggage compartments.

  3. ScotNick1 3 weeks ago | reply

    Lovely model and great shapes!

  4. Alexander Paschoaletto 3 weeks ago | reply

    Fantastic odd shaping! Colors look awesome aswell. I'm not familiar with any concept of traveling libraries, but it soulds nice to me! :) You keep up everytime.

  5. ChrisElliottArt 3 weeks ago | reply

    ScotNick1 Alexander Paschoaletto Thank you both! The shaping is based on some long-distance Greyhound buses from the late 50s/early 60s, I really liked the odd shape!

  6. W. Navarre 2 weeks ago | reply

    Quite fabulous, the front part in particular!

  7. ChrisElliottArt 2 weeks ago | reply

    W. Navarre Thank you! The front went through a lot of revisions to get to this point, so I'm very pleased to hear that!

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