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Base Toys
Southern Vectis Bristol LD
SOUTHERN VECTIS Bristol Lodekka LD6G Closed Platform
B103A
533 (LDL732) on route 22 to Freshwater Bay
B103B 540 (LDL739) on route 12 to Sandown.

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FEBRUARY 2013 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Bristol LD6G ECW
B117A SOUTHERN VECTIS Bristol Lodekka LD6G open Platform
521 (KDL416) on route 16 to Blackgang.

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NOVEMBER 2017 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Bristol LD6G ECW
B117B SOUTHERN VECTIS Bristol Lodekka LD6G open Platform
563 (SDL268) on route 8 to Ryde Esplansde.

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NOVEMBER 2017 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Bristol MW6G ECW bus
B210A SOUTHERN VECTIS Bristol Lodekka MW6G EXW bus
806 (FDL927D) on route 5 to East Cowes-Trinity Wharf.

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NOVEMBER 2017 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Bristol MW6G ECW bus
B210B SOUTHERN VECTIS Bristol Lodekka MW6G EXW bus
804 (FDL925D) on route 39 to Ventnor.

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NOVEMBER 2017 RELEASE
Corgi Original Omnibus Company
Southern Vectis Bristol Lodekka FS.
OM40811 SOUTHERN VECTIS Bristol Lodekka FS ECW.
565 (TDL998) on route 1A to Cowes.

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JULY 2004 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Leyland Olympian.
43014 SOUTHERN VECTIS Leyland Olympian.
714 (G714WDL) on route 1 to Bembridge.

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AUGUST 2000 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Bristol K utility.
43902 SOUTHERN VECTIS Bristol K utility.
707 (DDL765) on route 8 to Bembridge via St. Helens.

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AUGUST 1999 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Optare Solo
SOUTHERN VECTIS Optare Solo.
OM44118A
2632 (S362JRU) on route 32 to Cowes & Gunard.
OM44118B 2632 (S362JRU) on route 25 to Newport.

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AUGUST 2014 RELEASE
Creative Master
Southern Vectis Dennis Dart MPD.
UKBUS3009 SOUTHERN VECTIS Dennis Dart MPD.
300 (HW52EPX) on route 1 to Cowes via Newport.

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APRIL 2005 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Dennis Dart MPD.
UKBUS3020 SOUTHERN VECTIS Dennis Dart MPD.
301 (HW54BTU) on route 5 to East Cowes via Osborne House.

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JANUARY 2006 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Dennis Dart MPD.
UKBUS3029 SOUTHERN VECTIS Dennis Dart MPD.
316 (SN03LDU) on route 29 to Newport.

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DECEMBER 2007 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Mercedes Citaro.
UKBUS5018 SOUTHERN VECTIS Mercedes Citaro.
457 (HW07CXY) on route 9 to Newport via Staplers.

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DECEMBER 2008 RELEASE
EFE
Southern Vectis Bristol Lodekka FLF ECW
13906 SOUTHERN VECTIS Bristol Lodekka FLF ECW
One of many Lodekkas working on the island, this FLF in NBC livery, is on route 1A to Cowesand and was typical of the Southern Vectis fleet during the NBC years.

NOVEMBER 1994 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Bristol LS ECW coach
16208 SOUTHERN VECTIS Bristol LS ECW Coach.
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, 308 is depicted on excursion duties and served in the fleet for almost fifteen years.

MARCH 1995 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Bedford SB Vega
18704 SOUTHERN VECTIS Bedford SB Duple Vega.
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.

MAY 1995 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Bedford OB Duple
20101 SOUTHERN VECTIS Bedford OB Duple.
213 (EDL642) 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
Southern Vectis Bristol VRTSL3 ECW
20409 SOUTHERN VECTIS Bristol VRTSL3 ECW.
In the post De-Regulation livery, this VR, 683 (DPX683W), 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.

DECEMBER 1996 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Bristol LS ECW bus
16315 SOUTHERN VECTIS Bristol LS ECW bus.
The sole example in the Southern Vectis fleet, this Bristol LS was nicknamed the "Jukebox" due to its square styling. This highly accurate model, 844 (JDL43), 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
Southern Vectis Leyland Tiger Plaxton Paramount 3500
26612 SOUTHERN VECTIS Leyland Tiger Plaxton Paramount 3500.
To add to the holiday atmosphere Southern Vectis used this stylish livery to good effect on its Paramount coaches. 320 (TJI7520), this Leyland coach features the Island logo on the rear and a Sun Island destination on the front.

OCTOBER 2001 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Bristol RELL6G ECW
25103 SOUTHERN VECTIS Bristol RELL6G ECW.
In the standard Tilling colours 863 (TDL563K) is on the popular holiday route 44 to Shanklin Esplanade.

DECEMBER 1999 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Bristol RELL6G ECW
25105 SOUTHERN VECTIS Bristol RELL6G ECW.
In a later livery 863 (TDL563K) this time takes the cross country rural route 6 from Newport to Ventnor.

FEBRUARY 2003 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Bristol VRTSL3 ECW Open Top THE VILLAGE BUS COMPANY.
18609 SOUTHERN VECTIS Bristol VRTSL3 Open Top THE VILLAGE BUS COMPANY.
The Village Bus Company 3 (VDL613S) carries visitors to the Isle of Wight, on link route 44 to various beauty spots in Sandown and Shanklin.

AUGUST 2003 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Leyland Olympian.
29602 SOUTHERN VECTIS Leyland Olympian.
The special attraction on the day at EFE SHOWBUS international 2003 from EFE was the very first release of the new Leyland Olympian model in the attractive livery of Southern Vectis.

SEPTEMBER 2003 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Bristol LS ECW Coach
16221 SOUTHERN VECTIS Bristol LS Coach.
311 (JDL760) is operating on tour.

FEBRUARY 2008 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Leyland Olympian.
29617 SOUTHERN VECTIS Leyland Olympian.
725 (TIL6725) named Wheelers Bay in the new livery, works route 6 to Ventnor.

APRIL 2008 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Dennis Dart Plaxton Pointer.
20636 SOUTHERN VECTISDennis Dart Plaxton Pointer.
902 (M78CYJ) operates route 15 to Ryde and Haylands.

JULY 2007 RELEASE
Southern Vectis open top RT.
102001 SOUTHERN VECTIS Open top RT.
Mock model of Southern Vectis open top RT on route 46 to Sandown Zoo.

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APRIL 1990 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Leyland Tiger PLAXTON PARAMOUNT 3500 National Holidays.
26622 SOUTHERN VECTIS Leyland Tiger Plaxton Paramount 3500 National Holidays.
This National Holidays Plaxton Paramount 3500 is operated by Southern Vectis, 320 (E320JDL) is working route W38 to Shanklin in the popular holiday destination of the Isle of Wight.

SEPTEMBER 2008 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Leyland Olympian Coach.
34904 SOUTHERN VECTIS Leyland Olympian Coach.
This coach seated Leyland Olympian is decorated in the green and cream “Privatisation livery” of the mid 1980’s, 717 (G717WDL) works route 4 to Ryde via Osbourne.
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NOVEMBER 2009 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Leyland National
14406 SOUTHERN VECTIS Leyland National.
885 (ODL885R) on route 7 to Seaview.

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SEPTEMBER 2011 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Bedford SBG Duple
18716DL SOUTHERN VECTIS Bedford SBG Duple.
238 (ODL51) on route to Ventnor.

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OCTOBER 2012 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Bedford OB Duple
20137 SOUTHERN VECTIS Bedford OB Duple Coach.
221 (GDL796) on route 24 to Sandown.

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FEBRUARY 2012 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Bristol VRTSL3 ECW NBC
20455 SOUTHERN VECTISBristol VRTSL3 ECW NBC
657 )ODL657R) on route 16 to Ryde Esplanade.

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SEPTEMBER 2013 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Dennis Dart Plaxton Pointer
20646 SOUTHERN VECTIS Dennis Dart in SOUTHERN VECTIS Dart
900 (M73CYJ) on route 28 to Gurnard and Cowes - see 20636.

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MARCH 2013 RELEASE
Southern Vectis Bristol VRTSL6G ECW
38104 SOUTHERN VECTIS Bristol VRTSL6G
628 (SDL638J) on route 1A to Cowes.

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JUNE 2012 RELEASE