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Papercraft B-Lines from Jason Vanderhill!

One of Jason Vanderhill's 99 B-Line papercraft, printed and assembled by me in my office. (My papercraft SkyTrain sits alongside as window dressing :)

Happy new year everyone! As a late holiday treat, it’s my pleasure to present Jason Vanderhill‘s set of papercraft B-Lines, for you to print and make at home!

I’ve folded the 99 B-Line in its latest livery above, but Jason has kindly made many models for you to choose from:

Detailed instructions on how to fold the B-Lines, plus the story of their genesis, can be found in the caption of this model.

Jason, of course, is the proprietor of the wonderful Illustrated Vancouver blog, chronicling Vancouver in its illustrated form over the years. He’s also contributed many fine posts and DIY projects to the Buzzer blog, which you can see below:

Many thanks again to Jason for sharing this project—hope it provides you with a spot of fun :)


  • By Derek Cheung CMBC, January 4, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

    The “specially branded red, blue, and white 99 B-Line” is in fact the original paint scheme when the original 21 D60LF coaches started service in 1998(?).

    Prior to that the 99 B-Line operated with a mix of D60 high-floor artics and 40′ coaches.

  • By Andrew S, January 5, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    Even though we can’t keep the actual buses forever, we’ll still have paper models! =D

    I’ve noticed (for a while now) the usual 49 route D40LF buses are operated out of the Richmond depot rather than the Vancouver depot. I recently noticed there are D60LF buses being used on the 49 route now.

    Weren’t the “albino” buses also called “ghost scheme” buses?

  • By Derek Cheung CMBC, January 6, 2011 @ 4:17 am

    RTC has been operating the weekday 49 service for a couple of years now. VTC still operates the weekend/holiday 49 service.

    That’s why you’ll invariably see Novas on the 49 on weekends/holidays.

  • By Last351, January 7, 2011 @ 2:28 am

    How’d he fit the 175 little paper people in the paper B-Line?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, January 7, 2011 @ 9:49 am

    Last351: Very carefully. They get very sad if you don’t usher them all in just right.

  • By metro_van_transit_and_more, August 19, 2017 @ 4:32 pm

    nice art! :-)

  • By thepapercraftguy, January 23, 2019 @ 8:19 pm

    whoa, he really went into detail on this project. Nice work!

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