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Western National Bristol Lodekka LD ECW.
B106A Bristol Lodekka LD ECW WESTERN NATIONAL.
1883 (RTT962) on route 517 to Penzance (Promenade).
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AUGUST 2013 RELEASE
Western National Bristol Lodekka LD ECW.
B106B Bristol Lodekka LD ECW WESTERN NATIONAL.
1872 (OTT11) on route 22 to Falmouth (Moor).
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
AUGUST 2013 RELEASE
Corgi Original Omnibus
Western National Bristol K ECW.
97854 Bristol K ECW WESTERN NATIONAL.
353 (FTT704) on route 88 to Plymouth.
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NOVEMBER 1994 RELEASE
Western National Volvo B10M Van Hool.
42725 Volvo B10M Van Hool FIRST WESTERN NATIONAL.
2509 (OWB243).
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JUNE 1999 RELEASE
First Western National National Expres Poppy Appeal Volvo B10M Plaxton.
43318 National Expres Poppy Appeal Volvo B10M Plaxton FIRST WESTERN NATIONAL.
6184 (R813HWS) on route 339 to Birmingham.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
OCTOBER 1999 RELEASE
EFE
Western National Bristol LS bus
16304 Bristol LS
The first model released of a Western National vehicle, this Tilling green Bristol LS is on route 166 to Falmouth. Fleet number 1736 is typical of buses run by the group at this time.
JUNE 1994 RELEASE
Western National Bristol FLF
13910 Bristol FLF Lodekka WESTERN NATIONAL.
Still retaining a green livery, but this time under NBC control, this FLF, 824KDV fleet number 2019, is on route 128 to Plymouth Bus Station. Adverts for NBC, a local paper and car dealership, makes this a most attractive model in the Western National fleet.
APRIL 1997 RELEASE
Western National Leyland National
17208 Leyland National WESTERN NATIONAL.
Sporting the livery first applied after De-Regulation, this National introduces the blue colour now recognisable on modern Western National vehicles. SFJ 136R, fleet number 2856, is on route 81 to Torpoint.
MAY 1998 RELEASE
Western National Bedford OB
20120 Bedford OB WESTERN NATIONAL.
The charming OB looks particularly attractive in the reversed cream and green of the company's coaching livery. HOD 44, fleet number 555 is depicted en route to Newquay.
OCTOBER 1997 RELEASE
Western National Bristol VR
20411 Bristol VRTSL3 WESTERN NATIONAL.
The attractive modern livery on this VR sets the tone for the newer vehicles. VDV141 S, fleet number 941, is on route 84 to Tavistok.
JANUARY 1997 RELEASE
Western National Dennis Dart
20611 Plaxton Pointer / Dennis Dart WESTERN NATIONAL.
M418 CCV is on route 76 to Callington. With Western National's distinctive flags emblazed along its roof and adverts for the Daily Herald on its sides, this attractive vehicle typifies the modern fleet.
FEBRUARY 1997 RELEASE
Western National Mercedes 709
24802 Mercedes Minibus WESTERN NATIONAL.
The epitome of De-Regulation bus services, the minibus allowed new routes to be opened to greater serve the immediate population. K616 ORL is one of Western National's examples of these smaller vehicles which excel in serving both rural and urban communities. On route 14 to Keyham, this attractive little bus completes a well respected and important fleet.
JULY 1998 RELEASE
25206 Bristol RELL WESTERN NATIONAL.
25206 Bristol RELL WESTERN NATIONAL.
This very impressive livery suits the RE very well, and compliments the Leyland National produced previously in these colours. Registered LHT 173L, fleet number 1616 is on the busy route 173 to Newton Abbot via Morton Hempstead.
MAY 1999 RELEASE
26609 Plaxton Paramount 3500 WESTERN NATIONAL.
26609 Plaxton Paramount 3500 WESTERN NATIONAL.
The Badger is back! A model not to be missed by bus enthusiasts is this Paramount which combines the Western National livery that we have featured on earlier models, with the distinctive Badgerline branding. Registered F445DUG, this vehicle was used on long haul coaching services to and from the West country.
SEPTEMBER 2000 RELEASE
29802 Wright Dennis Lance WESTERN NATIONAL.
29802 Wright Dennis Lance WESTERN NATIONAL.
The second release of our Wright Dennis Lance is from the West Country and continues to build the Western National fleet with the distinctive modern flag livery. Registered M221EAF, fleet number 221 is on route 183 to Okehampton and Tavistock.
APRIL 2004 RELEASE
27210 Leyland TD1 Open Stairs WESTERN NATIONAL.
27210 Leyland TD1 Open Stairs WESTERN NATIONAL.
The traditional colour of Western National look good on this TD1. Due to the limited space at the front of the upper deck many operators fitted destination boards to the sides of the lower deck, as our model shows. Registered DR 4034, fleet number 2591 is on route to Tavistock via Crownhill, Roborough and Yelverton.
AUGUST 2003 RELEASE
99646 Bristol VRTSL3 WESTERN NATIONAL G.W.R.
99646 Bristol VRTSL3 G.W.R. WESTERN NATIONAL.
To celebrate the centenary of Westem National in 1999, this VR was painted into the livery of Great Western Railway. Fleet number 941, registration number VDV141S is working route 527 to the Lizard and carries period adverts encouraging us to holiday in the Cornish Riviera.
NOVEMBER 1994 RELEASE
16517 Leyland Atlantean WESTERN NATIONAL G.W.R.
16517 Leyland Atlantean G.W.R. WESTERN NATIONAL.
Registration number 900DDT, route 503 to Penzance Railway Station.
MAY 1996 RELEASE
25804 / 25804SB Daimler DMS WESTERN NATIONAL
25804 / 25804SB Daimler DMS WESTERN NATIONAL.
Registration number THM502M, fleet number 804, route 10 to Derriford Hospital.
25804SB was the 1999 Showbus model.
SEPTEMBER 1999 RELEASE
20633 Plaxton Pointer Dart WESTERN NATIONAL
20633 Plaxton Pointer Dart WESTERN NATIONAL.
Registration number L402VCV, route X83 to Tavistock via Yelverton.
MAY 2005 RELEASE
14204 Bristol FLF Lodekka WESTERN NATIONAL
14204 Bristol FLF Lodekka WESTERN NATIONAL.
Western National operated a large number of Bristol FLF lodekka’s. Decorated in Tilling green and cream livery registration number 468 FTT, fleet number 1969 operates route 33 to Redruth via Tuckingmill, Pool and Illogan Highway.
JULY 2010 RELEASE
16226 Bristol MW Coach WESTERN NATIONAL NBC
16226 Bristol MW Coach NBC WESTERN NATIONAL.
This coach bodied Bristol MW registered 621DDV is depicted during Western National’s time under the National Bus Company’s control. Fleet number 2906 operates route 310 to the beautiful Devonshire town of Lynton.
JANUARY 2011 RELEASE
20447 Bristol VRTSL3 NBC WESTERN NATIONAL
20447 Bristol VRTSL3 NBC WESTERN NATIONAL.
1236 (LFJ883W) on route 84 to Plymouth. Special release for EFE subscribers only.
FEBRUARY 2009 RELEASE
28008 Daimler DMS 1 Door CORNISH FAIRWAYS NBC (WESTERN NATIONAL).
28008 Daimler DMS 1 Door CORNISH FAIRWAYS NBC WESTERN NATIONAL
Western National purchased a number of these ex London Transport Daimler DMS. Painted NBC leaf green this Cornish Fairways vehicle registered TGX 848M, fleet number 812 operates route 543 to Camborne.
APRIL 2010 RELEASE
34906 Leyland Olympian Coach WESTERN NATIONAL
34906 Leyland Olympian Coach WESTERN NATIONAL.
Our coach seated version of the Leyland Olympian is seen in a Western National livery previously used on our Daimler DMS model. Registration number A752 VAF, fleet number 1802 works route 83 to Tavistock.
JANUARY 2011 RELEASE
36702 Plaxton SLF Dart MkII 1 Door FIRST WESTERN NATIONAL.
36702 Plaxton SLF Dart MkII 1 Door FIRST WESTERN NATIONAL.
Continuing to build our “Barbie” liveried fleet this First Western National Plaxton SLF Dart will complement our other First bus models. Registration number R449CCV, fleet number 449 works route 86 to Hatherleigh.
SEPTEMBER 2009 RELEASE
99647 Leyland National MkII Long + Trailer BRITISH RAILWAYS SEALINK.
99647 Leyland National & trailer British Rail SEALINK / WESTERN NATIONAL.
After releasing our Airport Routemaster with the trailer, photographs of other buses towing these trailers began turning up in the Post. One such vehicle is this 11.3m Leyland National and trailer, T1 (MOD823P), which operated a Western National service taking Holidaymakers from Weymouth Railway Station to the Channel Islands Ferry Terminal for BR Sealink.
OCTOBER 2009 RELEASE
14016 Western National Bristol Lodekka FLF ECW
14016 Bristol Lodekka FLF ECW WESTERN NATIONAL.
MAY 2013 RELEASE
Cornish Fairways Bristol VRT opentop.
18614 Cornish Fairways Bristol VRT opentop WESTERN NATIONAL.
EFE Subscribers model
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
OCTOBER 2011 RELEASE
Western National Bristol VRTSL6G.
38112 Western National Bristol VRTSL6G WESTERN NATIONAL.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
JULY 2014 RELEASE