New releases January 1997
In the modern Western National colours, is Bristol VRTSL3 941 (VDV141S) on route 84 to Tavistock.
WESTERN SMT Leyland Leopard Alexander Y Type
22503 WESTERN SMT Leyland Leopard Alexander Y Type
Displaying the "Western" fleet name proudly on its sides, this black and white example from this famous fleet, KCS173F, is on the number 6 service to Glasgow. Points to note are the Leyland Leopard badge and the complex fleet number system employed by Western which showed the age and garage to which the vehicle belonged.
SCOUT Leyland Atlantean MCW
16519 SCOUT Leyland Atlantean MCW.
This Leyland Atlantean in Scout livery, depicts the vehicle as it was just before the Ribble take over of this famous Northern company. OCK 500 is on route 154 to Burnley. Carrying adverts for Philips Lamps and Thom's soap, the model partners the PD1 released earlier in the year.
Sheffield United AEC Regal Windover
20704 S.U.T. AEC Regal Windover
The ideal partner to the earlier OB, this attractive Windover AEC, S184 (KWA724), deserves special mention, as it took part in the First International Coach Rally at Montreux in 1949, taking home the title "Outright Winner"! It is for this trip that the vehicle has been modelled, complete with GB plate at the rear and destination blind reading Switzerland.
NORTH WESTERN Leyland PD2 Lowbridge
16007DL NORTH WESTERN Leyland PD2 Lowbridge.
This month's De-Luxe model is the ever popular Leyland PD2 in North Western livery, 224 (CDB224), now on route X9 to Oldham and displaying a new advert for Crown wallpapers and Red Rose Stout. As with all new De-Luxes, 16007DL carries a certificate of authenticity, identifying how limited the production run is on these models.
METROBUS Dennis Dart Plaxton Pointer
20611 Dennis Dart Plaxton Pointer
In the dark blue and yellow livery of Metrobus, this Pointer is based around the South London area, this example displays the dedicated route livery of the 358, in this case heading to Orpington. L720OMV, also displays the 'London Transport Service' sign in its front window.
SOUTHERN BRS Bedford TK '20 Box Van
22901 SOUTHERN BRS Bedford TK '20 Box Van.
The first example of the new series of shorter chassis castings for the commercial range, this TK is presented in the bright orange and white adopted by Southern BRS when the company was divided in 1969. VBY354M can be seen carrying the then new BRS logo on its cab doors.
WOODCOCK Leyland Ergo 4 Axle Flatbed

23101 WOODCOCK Leyland Ergo 4 Axle Flatbed.
This rare chassis configuration is seen here in the two-tone green livery of Woodcock of Ampthill. Carrying a brick load, SCT717J is yet another accurate model of the Ergomatic cab.