Eastern Counties   Model Fleet Focus
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Eastern Counties Omnibus Company was registered on the 14 July 1931 and was an amalgamation of four companies who covered the areas of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, the Isle of Ely and the Soke of Peterborough. Under Tilling management the fleet grew strongly, incorporating many standardised features, being an enthusiastic user of Bristol chassis for the majority of its vehicles, common on the Tilling group. Surviving through nationalisation, the Eastern Counties fleet is now subsumed in the ownership of First.
Base Toys
Eastern Counties Bristol Lodekka LD ECW B112A EASTERN COUNTIES - Bristol Lodekka LD5G ECW
LKD228 (OVF228) on Circular Service 239.
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Issued February 2015
Eastern Counties Bristol Lodekka LD ECW B112B EASTERN COUNTIES - Bristol Lodekka LD5G ECW
LKD231 (SAH231) on route 216.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
Issued February 2015
Eastern Counties Bristol MW B201A EASTERN COUNTIES Bristol MW5G ECW
LM465 (8005VF) on route 750 to Cromer.
B201B EASTERN COUNTIES Bristol MW5G ECW
LM469 (8009VF) on route 204 to Ipswich.
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Issued February 2015
Bus By Bono
First Eastern Counties Dennis Dart Northern Counties
100102 FIRST EASTERN COUNTIES Dennis Dart Northern Counties
40256 (N624CDB) on route 70A to Ipswich
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Issued May 2017
Corgi Original Omnibus Company
Eastern Counties Leyland PD1A ECW
97839 EASTERN COUNTIES Leyland PD1A ECW.
AP348 (GPW348) on route 37 to Kings Lynn.
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Issued May 1995
Eastern Counties Bristol L ECW dual purpose
97868 EASTERN COUNTIES Bristol L ECW dual purpose.
LE697 (KNG697) on route to Cambridge.
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Issued May 1995
First Eastern Counties Volvo Plaxton Paragon
OM46103 FIRST EASTERN COUNTIES Volvo Plaxton Paragon.
20500 (AO02RCX) on route No. X1 to either Peterborough Via Kings Lynn or Lowestoft Via Norwich.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
Issued September 2007
EFE
13905 Bristol Lodekka FLF
13905 EASTERN COUNTIES Bristol Lodekka FLF
Painted in the familiar red livery of NBC, this Lodekka can be seen on route 509 to Bowthorpe. With adverts promoting cheap season tickets and bus hire, this vehicle is a fine example of an NBC vehicle from the early days of the company. The model incorrectly has white instead of cream fleetnames.
Released July 1994.
16310 Bristol LS Bus
16310 EASTERN COUNTIES Bristol LS Bus
A popular workhorse for the Eastern Counties fleet under Tilling control, this Bristol LS, fleet number LM923, is seen in the common red and cream livery on route 90 to Thorpe Station.
Released December 1994.
16207 Bristol MW Coach
16207 EASTERN COUNTIES Bristol MW Coach
In reverse livery used for the coaching fleet, the attractive MW style bodywork on this Bristol chassis makes a pleasing partner for the previous Bristol vehicles. Fleet number LS790, is shown on the common duty of an excursion.
Released January 1995.
20105 Bedford OB
20105 EASTERN COUNTIES Bedford OB
A slightly older design of livery can be seen on this classic vehicle with the inclusion of a black chassis in addition to the familiar red and cream. BS951 (KAH951) is on excursion duties.
Released November 1995.
20408 Bristol VRTSL3
20408 EASTERN COUNTIES Bristol VRTSL3
With the advent of De-Regulation came a host of new liveries for many companies, Eastern Counties being no exception. VR924 (VEX294X) can be seen as it run when FirstBus first acquired the company, running on route X74 and carries adverts for Surf washing powder, Churchill Insurance and a local furnishers.
Released November 1996.
18502 Bristol VRTSL2 Open Top EASTERN COUNTIES
18502 EASTERN COUNTIES Bristol VRTSL2 Open Top EASTERN COUNTIES.
In the predominantly cream livery, OT353 (JNG50N) is on route F4 to the Felixstowe Ferry.
Released September 1998.
24809 Mercedes Minibus EASTERN COUNTIES.
24809 Mercedes Minibus EASTERN COUNTIES.
Transferred from Thamesway and now decorated in the established livery of Eastern Counties this minibus makes a great addition to the fleet, 875 (H354LUN) is on route 25 to University via Unthank Road.
Released April 2000.
27503 & 27507 Wrights Scania Axcess PARK & RIDE EASTERN COUNTIES
27503 & 27507 Wrights Scania Axcess PARK & RIDE EASTERN COUNTIES.
This version of our Scania Axcess features Eastern Counties fleet number 551, registered R551CNG branded for the Park & Ride service 506 to Postwick (27503) or 552 (R552CNG) as 27507.
Released February 2001 & November 2013.
29405 Bristol RELH DP Coach EASTERN COUNTIES NBC.
29405 Bristol RELH DP Coach EASTERN COUNTIES NBC.
RLE742 (GCL344N) is working route 851 to Ipswich.
Released December 2005.
24814 Mercedes Minibus FIRST EASTERN COUNTIES.
24814 Mercedes Minibus FIRST EASTERN COUNTIES.
This pretty Eastern Counties minibus in First's corporate livery has been customised to operate a service via the James Paget Hospital. 900 (J615UTW) is on route 607 to Belton.
Released December 2004.
32302 Bristol RELH Coach EASTERN COUNTIES.
32302 Bristol RELH Coach EASTERN COUNTIES.
The second release of this version of our Bristol RELH casting shows fleet number RE880 when first in service in the cream and maroon coach livery of Eastern Counties. Registration number GNG92C operates route E to Norwich.
Released February 2007.
29613 Leyland Olympian EASTERN COUNTIES.
29613 Leyland Olympian EASTERN COUNTIES.
The cheerful orange and cream livery of Eastern Counties brightened the roads of East Anglia for a few years. Leyland Olympian 111 (H103KVX) is working route 17 to Sprowston.
Released January 2007.
16222 Bristol LS Coach EASTERN COUNTIES NBC
16222 Bristol LS Coach EASTERN COUNTIES NBC
The Poppy red and white colours on this ECW bodied Bristol LS coach shows a snapshot in time from when Eastern Counties were under the National Bus Company's banner: LS776 (VVF776) is operating on route 29.
Released July 2009.
20450 Bristol VRTSL3 EASTERN COUNTIES.
20450 & 20457 Bristol VRTSL3 EASTERN COUNTIES.
This Eastern Counties Bristol VR is 262 (RAH262W) working route 726 to Hemsby Beach. Re-released as 219 (BVG219T) on route 604 to Martham with Norwich Airort advert.
December 2010 & August 2016 releases.
27506 WRIGHT SCANIA AXCESS First Eastern Counties.
27506 & 27507 FIRST EASTERN COUNTIES SCANIA WRIGHT AXCESS.
The traditional Eastern Counties colours have been cleverly used by First on their Superoute services in East Anglia. Registered P549RNG it is working the Superoute 88 service X88 Ipswich Express via Stowmarket Town Centre. Re-released as 552 (R552CNG) on route 204 to Gorleston Beach
August 2007 and November 2013 releases.
29505 Plaxton Panorama EASTERN COUNTIES.
29505 Plaxton Panorama EASTERN COUNTIES.
The traditional maroon and cream Eastern Counties coaching livery suits the Bristol domed Plaxton Panorama very well. RE858 (CAH858K) works route G to Norwich.
March 2008 release.
38702 Leyland Leopard Alexander Eastern Counties
38702 Leyland Leopard Alexander EASTERN COUNTIES.
FEBRUARY 2014 RELEASE
32307 Bristol RELH Coach Eastern Counties
32307 Bristol RELH Coach EASTERN COUNTIES.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
APRIL 2013 RELEASE
Eastern Counties Bristol VRTSL6G
38108 Bristol VRTSL6G ECW EASTERN COUNTIES.
JUNE 2013 RELEASE
Eastern Counties Bristol RELH6G Plaxton
29509 Bristol RELH6G Plaxton EASTERN COUNTIES.
AUGUST 2013 RELEASE
Eastern Counties Bristol LS6G ECW coach
16231 EASTERN COUNTIES Bristol LS6G ECW.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
SEPTEMBER 2016 RELEASE
Eastern Counties Leyland Leopard Alexander Y
38702 EASTERN COUNTIES Leyland Leopard Alexander Y-type.
FEBRUARY 2014 RELEASE