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Southdown Leyland Atlantean AN68 Park Royal NBC.
AN1-01 Leyland Atlantean AN68 Park Royal NBC SOUTHDOWN.
743 (LCD43P) on route X16 to Southsea South Parade.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
DECEMBER 2006 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Atlantean AN68 Park Royal NBC.
AN1-06 Leyland Atlantean AN68 Park Royal NBC SOUTHDOWN.
735 (SCD735N) on route 712 Limited Stop to Brighton.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
OCTOBER 2007 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Atlantean AN68 Park Royal NBC.
AN1-07 Leyland Atlantean AN68 Park Royal NBC SOUTHDOWN.
702 (PUF132M) on route 700 to Brighton Pool Valley Limited stop.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
APRIL 2008 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Atlantean AN68 Park Royal Silver Jubilee.
AN1-11 Leyland Atlantean AN68 Park Royal Silver Jubilee SOUTHDOWN.
738 (SUF138N) on route 700 Limited Stop to Portsmouth.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
DECEMBER 2010 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Atlantean AN68 Park Royal NBC.
AN1-15 Leyland Atlantean AN68 Park Royal NBC Solenteer SOUTHDOWN.
747 (LCD47P) on route X71 Limited Stop to Southampton.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
APRIL 2009 RELEASE
Southdown B&H Leyland Atlantean AN68 Park Royal NBC.
AN1-17 Leyland Atlantean AN68 Park Royal NBC SOUTHDOWN BRIGHTON & HOVE.
739 (SUF139N) on route 22B to Brighton Old Steine.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
AUGUST 2009 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Atlantean AN68 Park Royal NBC.
AN1-19 Leyland Atlantean AN68 Park Royal NBC Coastliner SOUTHDOWN.
705 (PUF135M) on route 700 Limited Stop to Portsmouth.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
JANUARY 2010 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Titan PD2 Beadle.
L001 Leyland Titan PD2 Beadle SOUTHDOWN.
783 (RUF183) on route 12 to Eastbourne.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
DECEMBER 2004 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Titan PD2 Beadle.
L002 Leyland Titan PD2 Beadle SOUTHDOWN.
777 (RUF177) on route 31 to Southsea.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
FEBRUARY 2005 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Titan PD2 Beadle.
L003 Leyland Titan PD2 Beadle SOUTHDOWN.
778 (RUF178) on route 18 to Heathfield Hawkhurst.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
JUNE 2005 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Titan PD2 Beadle.
L004 Leyland Titan PD2 Beadle SOUTHDOWN.
784 (RUF184) on route 119 to Tunbridge Wells.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
SEPTEMBER 2006 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Titan PD2 Beadle trainer.
L005 Leyland Titan PD2 Beadle SOUTHDOWN trainer.
T768 (OCD768) Driver Under Instruction .
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
NOVEMBER 2011 RELEASE
Southdown Guy Arab IV Park Royal.
N6001 Guy Arab IV Park Royal SOUTHDOWN.
547 (PUF647) on route 12 to Brighton Aquarium & Railway.
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SEPTEMBER 2003 RELEASE
Southdown Guy Arab IV Park Royal.
N6003 Guy Arab IV Park Royal SOUTHDOWN.
527 (PUF627) on route 38 to Pool Valley.
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DECEMBER 2003 RELEASE
Southdown Guy Arab IV Park Royal.
N6005 Guy Arab IV Park Royal SOUTHDOWN.
550 (PUF650) on route 22 to Petworth.
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JUNE 2004 RELEASE
Southdown Guy Arab IV Park Royal.
N6005S SHOWBUS Guy Arab IV Park Royal SOUTHDOWN.
550 (PUF650).
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SEPTEMBER 2004 RELEASE
Southdown Guy Arab IV Park Royal.
N6006 Guy Arab IV Park Royal SOUTHDOWN.
539H (PUF639) on route 16 to Lewes + Ringmer Laughton Golden Cross.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
AUGUST 2005 RELEASE
Corgi Original Omnibus Company
Southdown Leyland Tiger & Leopard.
97057 Leyland Tiger & Leopard SOUTHDOWN GIFT SET.
Leopard 199 (KUF199F) on route 69 to Bognor Regis and Tiger 1249 (HCD449) pn route to Brighton.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
JUNE 1995 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Leopard Marshall.
OM40201 Leyland Leopard Marshall SOUTHDOWN.
681 (281AUF) on route 92 to East Grinstead.
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FEBRUARY 2001 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Tiger PS1 ECW.
OM40601 Leyland Tiger PS1 ECW SOUTHDOWN.
675 (GUF740) on route 80 to Steyning.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
FEBRUARY 2001 RELEASE
Southdown BH&D Bristol Lodekka FS.
OM40801 Bristol Lodekka FS SOUTHDOWN BH&D.
2013 (RPN13) on route 5 to Hangleton Hardwick Road.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
JUNE 2002 RELEASE
Southdown Bristol FS ECW NBC opentop.
OM40807 Bristol FS ECW NBC opentop SOUTHDOWN.
2052 (AAP52B) on route 17 to Portslade Stn.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
FEBRUARY 2003 RELEASE
Southdown BH&D Bristol Lodekka opentop.
OM40810 Bristol Lodekka opentop SOUTHDOWN BH&D.
2043 (XPM43) on route 17 to Rottingdean.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
MARCH 2004 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Titan PD3 NCME Queen Mary.
40901 Leyland Titan PD3 NCME Queen Mary SOUTHDOWN.
827 (TCD827) on route 45 to Fareham.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
DECEMBER 1999 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Titan PD3 NCME Queen Mary.
40902 Leyland Titan PD3 NCME Queen Mary SOUTHDOWN.
272 (BUF272C) on route 31 to Bognor Regis.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
MARCH 2000 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Titan PD3 NCME Queen Mary NBC.
40903 Leyland Titan PD3 NCME Queen Mary NBC SOUTHDOWN.
298 (FCD298D) on route 230 to Worthing Pier.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone

APRIL 2000 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Titan PD3 NCME Queen Mary opentop.
OM41905 Leyland Titan PD3 NCME Queen Mary opentop SOUTHDOWN.
878 (2878CD) on route 139 to Portsmouth Hyde Park Road.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
FEBRUARY 2002 RELEASE
Southdown BH&D Leyland Titan PD3 NCME Queen Mary.
OM41907 Leyland Titan PD3 NCME Queen Mary SOUTHDOWN BH&D.
830 (VUF830) on route 2 to Portslade Station.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
JANUARY 2003 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Titan PD3 NCME Queen Mary.
OM41909 Leyland Titan PD3 NCME Queen Mary SOUTHDOWN.
288 (FCD288D) on route 12 to Brighton Pool Valley.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
JULY 2004 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Titan PD3 NCME Queen Mary NBC.
OM41910 Leyland Titan PD3 NCME Queen Mary SOUTHDOWN.
283 (BUF283C) on route 192 to Hailsham Relief. Produced for Model Collector Magazine and available via a readers offer.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
APRIL 2005 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Titan PD3 NCME Queen Mary opentop.
42001 Leyland Titan PD3 NCME Queen Mary opentop SOUTHDOWN.
416 (416DCD) on route 102 to Arundel.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
MARCH 2000 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Leopard Plaxton Panorama.
42402 Leyland Leopard Plaxton Panorama SOUTHDOWN.
1186 (BUF86C) on an Excursion.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
DECEMBER 2000 RELEASE
Southdown NATIONAL Leyland Leopard Plaxton Panorama.
42404 NATIONAL Leyland Leopard Plaxton Panorama SOUTHDOWN.
1230 (LCD230F) on route to Hastings.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
NOVEMBER 2000 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Leopard Plaxton Panorama.
42408 Leyland Leopard Plaxton Panorama SOUTHDOWN.
1244 (LCD244F) on an Excursion.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
APRIL 2003 RELEASE
Southdown Bedford OB Duple.
42607 Bedford OB Duple SOUTHDOWN.
70 (JCD370) on an Excursion.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
JUNE 1999 RELEASE
Southdown Guy Arab Park Royal utility.
43906 Guy Arab Park Royal utility SOUTHDOWN.
444 (GUF144) on route 31 to Brighton.
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MAY 1999 RELEASE
Southdown Guy Arab Park Royal utility.
OM43909 Guy Arab Park Royal utility SOUTHDOWN.
495 (GUF395) on route 8 to Worthing Pier. Commissioned by Model Collector Magazine.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
MAY 2002 RELEASE
Oxford Diecast
Southdown Leyland Royal Tiger
76LRT002 Leyland Royal Tiger - SOUTHDOWN
1640 (LUF640) on route to Hayling Island.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
JUNE 2013 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Weymann Fanfare coach
76WFL002 Leyland Weymann Fanfare coach - SOUTHDOWN
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
2014 RELEASE
EFE
Southdown BET & Windover
GIFT SET 99915 SOUTHDOWN.
This set continues the Southdown theme by linking two coaches that illustrate the rapid development in technology that took place in the post war years. The first vehicle is the Leyland PS1 with Windover Huntingdon body. These elegant half cab coaches were part of the Southdown fleet from 1947-1962, offering holiday makers luxurious transport for many years on private hire workings. Collectors have been requesting a model of these vehicles for some time, so we are sure that the demand will be great for this detailed representation of how the vehicle looked in its original livery. Carrying a "South Coast Express" board on its radiator, HUF 275, fleet number 1275, is seen with the appropriate "Private" displayed on its destination blind. The second vehicle features our new B.E.T. style body on a Leyland Tiger Cub chassis. Still capturing that classic Southdown look, this much more modern design of vehicle provides the contrast which was visible in the Southdown fleet in the early 'sixties. 7660 CD, fleet number 660, is on route 36 to Brighton. This set presents the two individually boxed models within a customised Southdown sleeve.
DECEMBER 1997 RELEASE
25207 Bristol RELL SOUTHDOWN
25207 Bristol RELL SOUTHDOWN.
The Southdown livery is always extremely popular and when applied to our Bristol RELL it produces a very collectable model. In the traditional light green and cream, fleet number 492 registered UCD 602J is on route 115 to Old Steine via Preston Circus.
DECEMBER 1999 RELEASE
26306 Guy II Utililty SOUTHDOWN.
26306 Guy II Utililty SOUTHDOWN.
In response to the many requests received for our utililty to be produced in this popular livery, we have modelled fleet number 409 registered GUF 69. The model features route 12 to Seaford and carries advertisements for Co-op shopping and Henty and Constables Ales.
FEBRUARY 2000 RELEASE
15910 Leyland PD1 Highbridge SOUTHDOWN
15910 Leyland PD1 Highbridge SOUTHDOWN.
Our first Southdown vehicle for some time is this early PD1 which features fleet number 309, registered HCD 909 on route 15 to Eastbourne carrying adverts for H & C Ales and Tamplins Sussex Bitter.
MAY 2001 RELEASE
17212 Leyland National MKI Long SOUTHDOWN.
17212 Leyland National MKI Long SOUTHDOWN.
We have been urged to fill a gap in our Southdown fleet by producing a Leyland National from the post de-regulation period. This ex Ribble vehicle fleet number 771 registered CBV 771S is working route 309 to Waterlooville.
MAY 2002 RELEASE
18608 Bristol VRTSL3 Open Top SOUTHDOWN.
18608 Bristol VRTSL3 Open Top SOUTHDOWN.
In response to many requests for a Bristol VR in Southdown livery, is this open top version which will be popular with collectors and bus enthusiasts. Fleet number 621, registered UWV 621S is working the popular, scenic 3B service to the top of Beachy Head.
AUGUST 2003 RELEASE
20904 Leyland Windover SOUTHDOWN
20904 Leyland Windover SOUTHDOWN.
Continuing to build our ever popular Southdown fleet, the livery detail on this Windover coach is particularly effective. Registration HUF273, fleet number 1273 is on route to Southsea.
APRIL 2003 RELEASE
26315 Guy Arab II Utility SOUTHDOWN.
26315 Guy Arab II Utility SOUTHDOWN.
The stylish Southdown livery did much to hide the austerity of the Utility bus body. Registered GUF184, fleet number 484 is on route 31 to Brighton and carries adverts for Kemp Town Brewery and Tamplins Sussex Bitter.
MARCH 2005 RELEASE
28501 Leyland TD1 Closed Type C SOUTHDOWN.
28501 Leyland TD1 Closed Type C SOUTHDOWN.
The first release of our high "piano" fronted TD1s is in the much requested livery of Southdown Motor Services. Number 842, registered UF 5642 was among the first closed top deckers purchased by the company. Working on route 22 to Brighton it carries adverts for Simonds Ale and Kemp Town Brewery.
SEPTEMBER 2003 RELEASE
28501SB Leyland TD1 Closed Type C SOUTHDOWN SHOWBUS.
28501SB Leyland TD1 Closed Type C SOUTHDOWN SOUTHDOWN.
With adverts promoting this year's Showbus Rally, Southdown's TD1 fleet number 830 registered UF 5530 is operating on route 17 to Horsham and shows lower deck, side intermediate destination details. This is a limited run model, not to be missed.
SEPTEMBER 2003 RELEASE
Guy Arab II Utility SOUTHDOWN.
26325 Guy Arab II Utility SOUTHDOWN.

MARCH 2013 RELEASE.
99205 Guy Arab II Utility SOUTHDOWN.
99205 Guy Arab II Utility SOUTHDOWN.
Operating services along the southeast coast, Southdown buses were particularly vulnerable to damage from bombers and marauding fighter aircraft so the livery was camouflaged to hide them.
JUNE 2005 RELEASE.
20438 Bristol VRTSL3 SOUTHDOWN NBC COASTLINER.
20438 Bristol VRTSL3 NBC COASTLINER SOUTHDOWN.
This Southdown Bristol VRTSL3 registered JWV270W carries the blue double arrow sign which indicates that Southdown had received The National Bus Companies 'Chairman's Award for Innovation'. Fleet number 270 operates route 700 to Portsmouth with limited stops.
JUNE 2006 RELEASE
12101 Southdown Harrington Cavalier.
12101 Harrington Cavalier SOUTHDOWN.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
Picture courtesy EFEZone
AUGUST 1991 RELEASE
Southdown Bristol FLF & Harrington Cavalier.
99907 Bristol FLF & Harrington Cavalier SOUTHDOWN GIFT SET.
The Cavalier is on tour to the English Lakes and the Lodekka is 2073 on route 1A to Whitehawk Lintott Avenue.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
SEPTEMBER 1993 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Leopard Harrington Grenadier.
12304 Leyland Leopard Harrington Grenadier SOUTHDOWN.
On tour to John O'Groats.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
AUGUST 1992 RELEASE
Southdown Bristol VR & Leyland National.
99912 Bristol VR & Leyland National SOUTHDOWN GIFT SET.
15001 Leyland National on 230 to Worthing Pier and 20410 Bristol VRTSL3 on 230 to Brighton in a special livery to commemorate 75 Years of Southdown.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
DECEMBER 1996 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Leopard Plaxton Elite.
15709 Leyland Leopard Plaxton Elite SOUTHDOWN.
On tour to the English Lakes.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
APRIL 1994 RELEASE
Southdown Leyland Titan & Bedford OB.
99910 Leyland Titan & Bedford OB SOUTHDOWN GIFT SET.
16108 Highbridge Leyland PD2 on route 31 to South Lancing and 20103 Bedford OB Coach on route to London.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
NOVEMBER 1995 RELEASE
16128 Leyland PD2 Highbridge SOUTHDOWN.
16128 Leyland PD2 Highbridge SOUTHDOWN.
Southdown had a very large fleet of Leyland PD2’s, decorated in the company’s later, simplified livery fleet number 386 looks particularly fine. Registration number JCD86 operates route 7 to Southwick via various other destinations around Brighton on this Town route.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone

OCTOBER 2009 RELEASE
16133 Leyland PD2 Highbridge SOUTHDOWN.
16133 Leyland PD2 Highbridge SOUTHDOWN.
Titan 388 (JCD388) on route 13 to Brighton Pool Valley.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
DECEMBER 2011 RELEASE
Southdown Bristol VR Solenteer.
20303 Bristol VR Solenteer SOUTHDOWN.
564 (GNJ564N) on route X71 Limited Stop to Southsea.
Picture courtesy EFEZone
JANUARY 1996 RELEASE
20446 Bristol VRTSL3.
20446 Bristol VRTSL3 SOUTHDOWN.
Our Bristol VR III depicts UTO834S, fleet number 624 at a time just after the days of the National Bus Company on route 700 limited stop to Portsmouth. Red being an unusual colour for Southdown vehicles should make this a popular choice with collectors so order early.
AUGUST 2008 RELEASE
25210 Bristol RELL SOUTHDOWN.
25210 Bristol RELL SOUTHDOWN.
Rather unusually our Bristol RELL carries the Southdown logo level rather than at the usual angle. Registered UCD 601J, fleet number 601 is seen operating route 48 to Woodingdean.
AUGUST 2010 RELEASE
26320 Guy Arab II Utility SOUTHDOWN.
26320 Guy Arab II Utility SOUTHDOWN.
In this interesting Southdown model we found fleet number 423, registration number GUF123 operating on route 13B to North Moulscombe. When creating the artwork for this model the East Sussex destination gave us some cause for concern until we discovered that the town name had been changed in the 1950’s to Moulescoomb.
MARCH 2007 RELEASE
32901 Trader Short Dropside SOUTHDOWN SUPPORT VEHICLE.
32901 Trader Short Dropside SUPPORT VEHICLE SOUTHDOWN.
The first release of our Trader cab with the dropside body depicts Southdown engineering support vehicle. Cab number L15 registration number BUF 215C carries a mixed load of oil drums and crates.
JUNE 2007 RELEASE
34701 AEC MkV Elliptical Tanker SOUTHDOWN NBC
34701 AEC MkV Elliptical Tanker SOUTHDOWN.
The first release of our AEC MkV casting with the elliptical tanker. This Southdown Fuel Tanker registered DLK 292C one of many of the company’s support vehicles is depicted during the N.B.C period.
MARCH 2008 RELEASE
35301 SOUTHDOWN Leyland Leopard Marshall.
35301 Leyland Leopard Marshall SOUTHDOWN.
112 (112CUF) on route 197 to the Top of Beachy Head, Birling Gap, Eastbourne. This model - the first of the casting - was initially released at Showbus.
SEPTEMBER 2009
35305 SOUTHDOWN Leyland Leopard
35305 Leyland Leopard SOUTHDOWN.
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SEPTEMBER 2011