May 2013 Releases
Photos are courtesy of Model Bus Zone or the manufacturers
BASE TOYS B014A Kelvin Scottish Leyland Leopard Duple Dominant II 3061 to Lenzie Station
BASE TOYS B014B Kelvin Scottish Leyland Leopard Duple Dominant II 3063 Chartered
BASE TOYS B015 Colchester Borough Transport Leyland Leopard Duple Dominant II
EFE 14016 Bristol Lodekka FLF Western National
EFE 14408 GMPTE Manchester 10.3m Leyland National
EFE 20454 West Yorkshire Bristol VRTSL3 Tilling livery
EFE 29413 Badgerline Bristol RELH Dual Purpose Coach
EFE 34109 AEC RT Bus Green Line / Ensign
Northcord UKBUS6034 features Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Alexander Dennis Enviro400H 12002 (OU10 GGE) carrying the standard Stagecoach electric hybrid bus livery with distinct “for a cleaner greener Oxford” branding, working on route 1 to Blackbird Leys via Cowley Road.
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire 12002 OU10 GGE is one of 26 Alexander Dennis Enviro400Hs that entered service on local services in Oxford in July and August 2010. The vehicles were purchased ahead of the introduction of coordinated timetables and joint ticketing with competitor Oxford Bus Company from 24 July 2011. Initially they were used on route 1 to Blackbird Leys and route 7A/7B to Kidlington, and then additionally on route 8 to Barton and route 9 to Risinghurst from July 2011.
Funding from the government’s green bus fund covered the difference in cost between these electric hybrids and ordinary diesel buses, the distinct branding has been applied to highlight their environmental credentials. Additional environmental gains have been made by replacing higher frequency single deckers with lower frequency double deckers – but through coordination with Oxford Bus Company’s services the overall timetable is more frequent and attractive than before, and ticketing is made easier with the Oxford SmartZone range.
Northcord UKBUS6035 Stagecoach in Manchester Alexander Dennis Enviro400H 12040 (MX60 BVG) carrying the distinctive Stagecoach electric hybrid livery working on route 43 to Airport via University.
The replicas feature excellent detailing, inside and out, such as realistic-looking handpoles and handrails. The Enviro400H model is a one-piece casting whose clean lines accentuate the windows and livery application on which all logos and lettering are clearly legible.
OOC OM46605 Arriva Borismaster LT3 Mama Mia
OOC OM46606 Arriva Borismaster LT5 We Will Rock You
OXFORD 20454 Bertram Mills Circus Bedford OWB
OXFORD 76AEC013 BRADFORD CORPORATION TRANSPORT AEC Matador wrecker.
018 on trade plate 065AK.