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Old 06-27-2011, 07:21 AM   #1
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Nice! What does it look like on the inside?
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:49 AM   #2
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What ?????????? no leaky windows! whats a man to do????
2 rooftop AC'S, no windows, no school bus yellow paint job, and a generator to boot! Great find
good looking bus.... I'm jealous already.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:02 AM   #3
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Hey Spencer --- What a great find! Terrific building platform that gives you a huge head start. Please keep us up on your progress.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:07 PM   #4
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Since you are naming it the Orient Express, Will it look like the Orient Express cars? We recently watched the PBS "Murder On the Orient Express" and David Suchet (Poirot) hosted a documentary on the current Orient Express. They have several of the original cars beautifully restored (be still my heart... they even had the original Lalique art glass panels... amazing). If I had tons of $$, I would want to go ride the Orient Express (fan of trains, the book/movie and Agatha Christi)... beginning to end... and see Scotland (supposed to look like Western NC, or so I was always told when we lived in Western NC). Only things I would want to see/do in Europe.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:56 PM   #5
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The One I referred to was the Venice-Simplon Orient Express.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venice-...Orient_Express
http://www.orient-express.com/web/vs...nt_express.jsp
http://www.orient-express.com/web/vsoe/our_story.jsp


It has some of the original cars. The PBS episode I referred to was "David Suchet on the Orient Express" in which actor David Suchet hosts the Masterpiece Mystery episode about a real trip on this train which originally aired July 7, 2010"



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Old 06-27-2011, 07:56 PM   #6
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I think this train is totally different than what you took.

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Paris-Budapest-Bucharest-Istanbul
(6 Days/5 Nights)
The classic Orient-Express journey departing just once a year. Depart Paris for your overnight journey towards Budapest. After an overnight stay in Budapest, rejoin the train for an overnight journey to Bucharest, where you spend the next day and night. On rejoining the train the next day stop in the fascinating country of Bulgaria. Enjoy your last night and day on board as the train travels to your last stop, Istanbul.


Prices
2011
Shared Occupancy of a Double cabin US $9,470
Shared Occupancy of a Suite cabin US $14,290
2012
Shared Occupancy of a Double cabin US $9,750
Shared Occupancy of a Suite cabin US $14,710
Prices are per person and include all table d'hôte meals and accommodation on board based on two people sharing.
And then you can also take the trip in reverse!
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stanbul-Bucharest-Budapest-Venice
(6 Days/5 Nights)
The classic Orient-Express journey. Depart from Istanbul and travel through Turkey and Bulgaria. Arrive the next day in Bucharest for a one night stay, and continue your journey towards Budapest where you stay one night. Rejoin the train the next day and travel into Austria, stopping for a short city tour in Vienna before your overnight journey to Venice, where your journey ends.


Prices
2011
Shared Occupancy of a Double cabin US $8,080
Shared Occupancy of a Suite cabin US $12,260
2012
Shared Occupancy of a Double cabin US $9,750
Shared Occupancy of a Suite cabin US $14,710
Prices are per person and include all table d'hôte meals and accommodation on board based on two people sharing.
At those prices,I don't think you will see too many "country folk" and their chickens on the train. But if I ever won the lottery, you can bet I would be on it!
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If you are looking for a new name and want to work with what you have you could paint over the "K" and the "ILE" then go around solving paranormal cases with your friends.
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If you are looking for a new name and want to work with what you have you could paint over the "K" and the "ILE" then go around solving paranormal cases with your friends.

First off, you have to be able to scare yourself silly and have someone manning the camera who can''t seem to focus the thing or manage to point it anywhere except at they own feet or at the ceiling. Then you need to try for a TV show! I can see it now....

"Join Spencer and his incompetent camera person, while they travel the US in a converted bookmobile searching for haunted places...."
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I have actually had a fair amount of progress on the bus, im just posting all the step by step pictures here so i can see my full progress and hopefully it will help out other people that want to do the inside similar to my designs.
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The One I referred to was the Venice-Simplon Orient Express.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venice-Sim ... nt_Express
http://www.orient-express.com/web/vsoe/ ... xpress.jsp
http://www.orient-express.com/web/vsoe/our_story.jsp

It has some of the original cars. The PBS episode I referred to was "David Suchet on the Orient Express" in which actor David Suchet hosts the Masterpiece Mystery episode about a real trip on this train which originally aired July 7, 2010"
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