Model Fleet Focus
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OM44118A Optare Solo SOUTHERN VECTIS.
2632 (S362JRU) on route 32 to Cowes & Gunard.
OM44118B Optare Solo SOUTHERN VECTIS.
2632 (S362JRU) on route 25 to Newport.
13906 Bristol Lodekka SOUTHERN VECTIS.
One of many Lodekkas working on the island, this FLF in NBC livery, is on route 1 A to Cowesand is a typical representation of the Southern Vectis fleet during the NBC years.
NOVEMBER 1994 RELEASE
16208 Bristol LS Coach SOUTHERN VECTIS.
This ex-Lincolnshire vehicle shows the MW style body fitted to the LS chassis. These vehicles were a favourite with the island operator in their smart cream and green livery and were used for both island and mainland trips. Our vehicle, fleet number 308, is depicted on excursion duties and served in the fleet for almost fifteen years.
MARCH 1995 RELEASE
18704 Bedford SB Vega SOUTHERN VECTIS.
Working on the island in the fifties and sixties, these luxury coaches were distinctive members of the Southern Vectis fleet. Number 231 is seen here on "Private" duties, a common role in its life, until sold in the mid-'sixties. With its detailed styling and accurate livery, this is an essential addition to your Southern Vectis collection.
MAY 1995 RELEASE
20101 Bedford OB SOUTHERN VECTIS.
The first release of this beautiful model, EDL 642, fleet number 213, seems the ideal vehicle to be featured in this fleet, where the classic style of the towns and villages reflect the classic age of coach travel from which the OB ruled.
SEPTEMBER 1995 RELEASE
20409 Bristol VR III SOUTHERN VECTIS.
In the post De-Regulation livery, this VR, DPX 683W, fleet number 683, is on route 16B to Ventnor. As is common with Southern Vectis vehicles, the advertisements carried are all of a local interest, including the local "Yellow Pages," shopping in Ventnor and the local newspaper. Bringing the fleet into a more modern era, this bus still retains the green and cream livery familiar to the island's transport.
DECEMBER 1996 RELEASE
16315 Bristol LS SOUTHERN VECTIS.
The sole example in the Southern Vectis fleet, this Bristol LS was nicknamed the "Jukebox" due to its square styling. This highly accurate model, JDL 43, fleet number 844, is depicted early in its life on route 16 to Shanklin: Continuing the theme for local advertisements, the LS displays "Mew Langton's Ales" and a local shop, "Dabell's".
FEBRUARY 1997 RELEASE
26612 Plaxton Paramount 3500 SOUTHERN VECTIS.
To add to the holiday atmosphere Southern Vectis used this stylish livery to good effect on its Paramount coaches. Fleet number 320, registered TJI7520, this Leyland coach features the Island logo on the rear and a Sun Island destination on the front.
OCTOBER 2001 RELEASE
25103 Bristol RELL SOUTHERN VECTIS.
A must for the Southern Vectis enthusiasts is our Bristol RELL which we have produced in the standard Tilling colours to compliment our existing fleet. Registered TDL 563K, fleet number 863 is on the popular holiday route 44 to Shanklin Esplanade.
DECEMBER 1999 RELEASE
25105 Bristol RELL SOUTHERN VECTIS.
Continuing to build our Southern Vectis fleet, their colours compliment the Bristol RELL beautifully, our model registered TDL 563K. fleet number 863 takes the cross country (rural) route 6 from Newport to Ventnor.
FEBRUARY 2003 RELEASE
18609 Bristol VR MKIII Open Top THE VILLAGE BUS COMPANY SOUTHERN VECTIS.
With summer due to arrive at any moment what could be a better subject than our open top Bristol VR. Looking very attractive, in the Vectis livery of The Village Bus Company registered VDL 613S, fleet number 3. Carrying visitors to the Isle of Wight, on link route 44 to various beauty spots in Sandown and Shanklin.
AUGUST 2003 RELEASE
29602 Leyland Olympian SOUTHERN VECTIS.
The special attraction on the day at EFE SHOWBUS International 2003 from Exclusive First Editions was the very first release of the new Leyland Olympian model in the attractive livery of Southern Vectis. Liveries from the Isle of Wight have become very collectable and this model compliments our recently released Bristol RELL bus.
SEPTEMBER 2003 RELEASE
16221 Bristol LS Coach SOUTHERN VECTIS.
Registration number JDL760, fleet number 311, is operating a tour.
FEBRUARY 2008 RELEASE
29617 Leyland Olympian SOUTHERN VECTIS.
Registration TIL6725, fleet number 725, named Wheelers Bay in the new livery, works route 6 to Ventnor.
APRIL 2008 RELEASE
20636 Plaxton Pointer Dart SOUTHERN VECTIS.
The striking new livery of Southern Vectis suits our Plaxton Pointer Dart very well. Registration number M78 CYJ, fleet number 902 operates route 15 to Ryde and Haylands.
JULY 2007 RELEASE
102001 Open top RT SOUTHERN VECTIS.
Mock model of Southern Vectis open top RT.
Picture courtesy of EFEzone.
APRIL 1990 RELEASE
26622 PLAXTON PARAMOUNT 3500 National Holidays SOUTHERN VECTIS.
This National Holidays Plaxton Paramount 3500 is operated by Southern Vectis. Registration number E320 JDL is working route W38 to Shanklin in the popular holiday destination of the Isle of Wight.
SEPTEMBER 2008 RELEASE
34904 Leyland Olympian Coach SOUTHERN VECTIS.
Continuing to build our fleet of models in Southern Vectis livery this coach seated Leyland Olympian is decorated in the green and cream “Privatisation livery” of the mid 1980’s. Registered G717WDL, fleet number 717 works route 4 to Ryde via Osbourne.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
NOVEMBER 2009 RELEASE