New releases May 1998
Eastern National Mercedes 709D Reeve-Burgess
24801 EASTERN NATIONAL Mercedes Minibus Reeve-Burgess
The Reeve-Burgess bodied Mercedes Benz Minibus debuts in Eastern National livery. The first model to feature a foreign chassis manufacturer, this vehicle is typical of the type of small bus which helped to spearhead De-Regulation, 601 (H601OVW) is depicted on route 21 to Deanery Gardens.
Brewery series logo
Federation AEC Mercury Ergo Flatbed
21604 FEDERATION BREWERY AEC Mercury Ergo 2 Axle Flatbed
Stunning detail is graphically illustrated here, the barrel load and retaining chains making an accurate and authentic model. This AEC Mercury, 25 (RVF50F), proved the Brewery Series to be the "Collector's Choice".
Halifax BET AEC Reliance Alexander
24310 HALIFAX BET AEC Reliance Alexander
The BET bus is seen here in the green, orange and cream livery of Halifax Corporation. This Alexander bodied ex-Hebble vehicle arrived prior to the formation of the "Calderdale Joint Committee" in 1971 and so only carries the Halifax ribbon, 124 (PCP804) is en route to Norton Tower.
Devon General Leyland Atlantean PDR MCW
24702 DEVON GENERAL Leyland Atlantean PDR MCW
537 (NDV537G) is on route 55 to St. Marychurch and displays adverts for Pollard's Ice Cream and local tourist attraction Aqualand.
Southern National Bristol VRTSL6G ECW opentop
This striking blue and yellow livery reflects the summer duties of the Southern Belle service run by Southern National. Advertising the service itself and local tourist attraction "Monkey World", 559 (ATA559L) is on route 501 to Portland Bill.
Wilts & Dorset Bristol LS ECW DP Deluxe
This Bristol LS in dual-purpose livery makes an attractive addition to the Wilts & Dorset fleet. This De-Luxe model of 525 (JAM304) is on route 107 to Basingstoke and comes with a numbered certificate.
LONDON TRANSPORT AEC Routemaster Park Royal RM277
15623 LONDON TRANSPORT AEC Routemaster Park Royal
This London Buses Limited Routemaster carries the red and yellow roundel, seen for the first time on an Exclusive First Editions RM. Part of the London General fleet, one of the eleven operating units established in 1988, RM277 (VLT277) is on route 11 to Victoria, and carries adverts for ticket inspection.
West Bromwich Daimler CVG6 MCW Orion
19808 WEST BROMWICH Daimler CVG6 MCW Orion
This distinctive and detailed livery is featured this month. On route 54 to West Bromwich, 195 (PEA195), benefits from delicate and detailed application of the livery's lining.