MAY 2019 Releases
Photos are courtesy of Model Bus Zone or the manufacturers
JOTUS RS76623A Optare Spectra Optare demonstrator K170FYG
JOTUS RS76623B Optare Spectra Optare demonstrator K170FYG on loan to Trent Buses on route R11 from Nottingham to Ripley
NORTHCORD UKBUS6508A ADL Enviro400MMC Single Door National Express West Midlands 6843 (SN66WFM) on Platinum route X1 to Coventry.
UKBUS6508B ADL Enviro400MMC Single Door National Express West Midlands 6843 (SN66WFM) on Platinum route X1 to Birmingham.
The stand-out features of the branding are: "Birmingham | NEC & Airport | Coventry", "up to every 20 minutes" frequency, and the prominent route number "X1" along with the key locations served that are repeated on each side (Fast via Coventry Road) and on the front, upper windscreen and the rear (Fast between Sheldon, Yardley, Birmingham City Centre). Fares details are carried in the first nearside window. On the nearside panels and engine access door, wording refers to the extra legroom available on board in addition to the "comfier seats" whilst the offside advertises the "greener emissions, free WiFi and next stop announcements".
The model also correctly portrays the name "Connie" that is carried on the front, below the windscreen on the nearside, and on the rear, at the top of the engine cover on the offside, of the bus 6843. Both UKBUS6508A and 6508B operate on route X1.
The Alexander Dennis Enviro400MMC UKBUS6508A / 6508B is a one-piece casting whose clean lines accentuate the square, gasket-mounted windows and the livery application on which all logos and lettering are clearly legible. Another main feature on the UKBUS6508A / 6508B models is the provision of a single tree protector at the front. The front dome on the model is significant, with curved windscreens on both upper deck and lower deck.
Northcord Model Company is also creating new design standards within the interior of both saloons. These features, inside the compartments, will represent the real, outstanding layout of the Enviro400MMC, such as the extensive portrayal of handrails on upper deck and lower deck, etc.
NORTHCORD UKBUS6509 ADL Enviro400MMC Dual Door Abellio London 2616 (SN18KLJ)
TTC DIECAST N6510A ADL Enviro400MMC Single Door in dealer white
OXFORD 76DC001 Southdown Leyland Leopard Duple Commander 1785 (HCD385E)
OXFORD 76FRE005 TfL Freelander London Underground Emergency Incident Vehicle 7429LR (VK12GPU)
OXFORD 76FTC011 TfL Ford Transit Connect London Underground van 6833F (LS58XDV)
OXFORD 76LAN2018 Southdown Land Rover L13 (13EUF)
OXFORD 76LRT009 Alexander Bluebird Leyland Royal Tiger PC31 (DWG527)
OXFORD 76TPU003 London Underground Ford Transit Dropside 7111F (LL11LOJ)