BRS Model Fleet Focus
British Road Services was created after the war as part of a plan to enable Britain's transport systems to function together and provide a more efficient service. Using a wide cross section of vehicles for various tasks and sizes of loads, BRS. is arguably the most significant name in Britain's road haulage history and below is Exclusive First Editions own collection of vehicles from this famous fleet.
Other 4mm scale BRS models have been created by B-T Models/Base Toys and Oxford Diecast.
22105 Ergo Articulated Box Van BRITISH ROAD FERRY SERVICES.
22105 Ergo Articulated Box Van BRITISH ROAD FERRY SERVICES.
After denationalisation various divisions of British Road Services became operated as separate companies within the National Freight Company. The Continental Ferry Service Division, therefore, became British Road Ferry Services, operating as before but changing livery. AEC Ergomatic cab number 349 (MGY540D), pulls trailer 3082V26.

ISSUED JULY 2004
35001 AEC Mandator Artic Flatbed BRITISH ROAD SERVICES.
35001 AEC Mandator Artic Flatbed BRITISH ROAD SERVICES.
This heavy duty AEC Mandator represents one of several operated by British Road Services: CB52 (HDM245C).

ISSUED JANUARY 2009
34402 AEC MkV 4 Axle Flatbed BRITISH ROAD SERVICES.
34402 AEC MkV 4 Axle Flatbed BRITISH ROAD SERVICES.
BRS was a big user of AEC trucks as can be seen in this MKV flatbed. Working from the Mitcheldean depot, GP82 (OSD32) would have been used to transport a wide variety of loads.

ISSUED SEPTEMBER 2008
31202 ERF KV 4 Axle Flatbed BRS WIGAN.
31202 ERF KV 4 Axle Flatbed BRS WIGAN.
In a fleet dominated by AEC, Leyland, Bedford and Bristol it was good to see a few ERF trucks in the British Road Services livery. Based at the Wigan depot, IC259 (OED94) carries a sheeted load.

ISSUED MAY 2010
30901 AEC MKIII Flatbed & Trailer BRITISH ROAD SERVICES.
30901 AEC MKIII Flatbed & Trailer BRITISH ROAD SERVICES.
The second release of the modified AEC Mk III casting depicts British Road Services Lorry & Trailer number 42D107 (EVH23), from the Huddersfield Depot, carries a crated Chureh organ as a back load from Huddersfield to the docks for shipping to its final destination, Cape Town.

ISSUED MAY 2005
24002 Bedford TK Box & Trailer BRS PARCELS
24002 Bedford TK Box & Trailer BRS PARCELS
In this distinctive yet short lived livery style, this Leicester based rig complete with container fleet number details and depot phone numbers, was used on trunk services. P59E231 (ERY231L) tows a drawbar trailer.

ISSUED JANUARY 1998
22912 Bedford TK Box Van NORTH WESTERN BRS
22912 Bedford TK Box Van NORTH WESTERN BRS
This North Western British Road Services Bedford TK boxvan BVM938M is seen on Contract Hire.

ISSUED MARCH 2010
22605 AEC Ergo Articulated Flatbed WESTERN BRS
22605 AEC Ergo Articulated Flatbed WESTERN BRS
Western British Road Services' powerful articulated AEC Ergomatic flatbed, RH234 (GEU375N), pulls a "rope and sheeted" load.

ISSUED APRIL 2010
22603 AEC Ergo Artic Flatbed Western BRS
22603 AEC Ergo Artic Flatbed Western BRS.
Western BRS fleet RL46 (UHU685N) is towing a trailer which features a new design of covered load.

ISSUED AUGUST 1999
BRS Bedford TK Twin Axle Articulated Tractor Unit.
22202 BRS Bedford TK Twin Axle Articulated Tractor Unit.
EC25 (NVP301G) and fleet number TEB241 on the front and rear of the trailer.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
ISSUED OCTOBER 1996
Bedford TK Twin Axle Long Rigid Box Van
21701 Bedford TK Twin Axle Long Rigid Box Van.
Registration PJJ618.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
ISSUED MAY 1996
12804DL Atkinson 8 Wheel Flatbed BRS BLACKBURN De-luxe.
12804DL Atkinson 8 Wheel Flatbed BRS BLACKBURN De-luxe.
These Atkinson trucks worked from Preston and Blackburn depots, mostly on long haul routes to London. Rig 3C1297 (KBV283) carries a mixed sheeted load.
ISSUED DECEMBER 2005
12804 Atkinson 8 Wheel Flatbed British Road Services.
12804 Atkinson 8 Wheel Flatbed British Road Services.
After many requests at Showbus 2002, the EFE Commercial Series resumed with this British Road Services Atkinson, 3C1321 (NRN921). It is based at Preston and carries a load of three large cable drums.
ISSUED APRIL 2003
11008 AEC 4 Axle Box Van BRS (BTC Ltd).
11008 AEC 4 Axle Box Van BRS (BTC Ltd).
From the very early days of BRS is this Boute Tillotson Box Van, 602 (GK9732) is in the green parcel service livery.
ISSUED MAY 1991
BRS AEC Mammoth Major 3 Axle Box Van.
10503 BRS AEC Mammoth Major 3 Axle Box Van.
107.

Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
ISSUED FEBRUARY 1990
BRS AEC Artic Flatbed
19601 AEC Artic Flatbed.
The first BRS release, this attractive truck carries British Road Services' lion emblem on its cab doors, a sight well known in Britain in the ‘fifties.
ISSUED JUNE 1995
BRS Albion Ergo Rigid Flatbed
21603 Albion Ergo Rigid Flatbed.
It would be fair to say that there was at least one example of every British, (and many foreign) truck manufacturer in the BRS fleet at one time. It is no surprise then that this Albion version of the Ergomatic design of cab is featured here: AT47 (DRK238D) being an early example of the marque.

ISSUED NOVEMBER 1996
27001 Bedford TK Transporter. BRITISH ROAD SERVICES
27001 Bedford TK Transporter. BRITISH ROAD SERVICES.
British Road Services operated many car transporters delivering cars for the various British car manufactures. They tried to match the tractor unit to the vehicles they were delivering, and hence our Bedford TK Fleet number FFB4 9JBC320D) based at Dunstable was used for Vauxhall deliveries.

ISSUED DECEMBER 1999
Bedford TK Box Van Short Wheelbase
22901 Bedford TK Box Van Short Wheelbase.
BRS was divided into regional groups in 1969. Southern BRS adopted a bright orange and white livery as their identlty, which included the new corporate "arrows" logo on the cab doors. VBY354M is an accurate representation which even includes the nudge bar on its cab front.

ISSUED JANUARY 1997
Bedford TK Artic Flatbed
22202 Bedford TK Artic Flatbed.
NVP301G represents the early seventies where the new style fleetname was carried proudly in white, this time on the roof. Bedford TK EC25 pulls trailer TEB741 loaded with two large packing crates. A point of detail is that the tail of the trailer on the majority of BRS vehicles was painted white to aid loading as seen on this model.

ISSUED OCTOBER 1996
AEC Ergo Artic Flatbed
22602 AEC Ergo Artic Flatbed.
AM79 (PGW780E), depicts the vehicle as it would have been seen under THC control with the appropriate logo on its cab sides and complete with headboard and highly detailed grill.

ISSUED MARCH 1997
BRS Ergo 3XL Box
23001 Ergo 3XL Box Van BRITISH ROAD SERVICES.
This AEC Ergo in British Road Services livery operated from the Bristol depot, RA237 (FHF769D).

ISSUED JUNE 1998
26001 AEC Ergo 4 axle Flatbed BRS
26001 AEC Ergo 4 axle Flatbed BRS
In the very attractive livery of red, black and silver, DB43 (HUB316E) from Leeds depot is loaded with wooden crates and cable drums.

ISSUED OCTOBER 1998
19405 Atkinson Artic Box Van BRS DOOR TO DOOR.
19405 Atkinson Artic Box Van BRS DOOR TO DOOR.
This model features the Continental Ferry Service livery. Based at Preston, NRN920 operated primarily between Ireland and the UK.

ISSUED MAY 1999
22909 Bedford TK Box Van BRSTRUCK RENTAL.
22909 Bedford TK Box Van BRS TRUCK RENTAL.
This attractive Bedford TK in the distinctive BRS Truck Rental livery, JTC48P, features the early all white livery with red, white and blue branding.

ISSUED JULY 2004
BRS Derbyshire Group AEC Mammoth Major Mark III 3 Axle Dropside Lorry.
38801 BRS Derbyshire Group AEC Mammoth Major Mark III 3 Axle Dropside Lorry.
66E233 (ORA839).

Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
ISSUED MARCH 2014