B-T Models

(Formerly Base Toys)

Table listing releases in model number order

The below news release was issued by John Ayrey Ltd mid August 2011:

B-T Models - New name & New coach casting

B-T Models is the new trading name for Base Toys, manufacturers of 1:76 scale cars and trucks that are designed to complement ‘00’ scale model railways. The new name better reflects the improved levels of detail and decoration that are now routinely included in the ever widening range of commercial vehicles.

B-T Models is also very pleased to announce another new addition to the range, a budget priced, passenger vehicle. This all new moulding, has been requested by model rail and bus enthusiasts for some time. It fills an important gap in the existing model vehicle ranges.

The new model is based on the 1970s/1980s Duple Dominant Mk2 coach which was fitted to a wide range of chassis types, and could be seen on the roads of Britain and Europe from the early 1970s until the late 1990s. It was one of the most popular coach body styles of its age, and was used in great numbers by coach operators large and small.

This new model has been developed as an accessory for model railway layouts, and follows the same construction methods as the already well established model truck range. A plastic moulded body is mounted on a die-cast chassis unit to give low cost with high strength.

To help keep the cost of this new model down there will be three ‘standard’ versions:

1) Coach with coach type door,

2) Coach with bus type door and top destination box,

3) Coach with coach type door and top destination box.

These three versions will cover most types of Duple Dominant coach, and any variations in the positions of chrome trims, etc. will be represented by tampo printing. There will be less detail than is incorporated in the sister range of high detail Britbus models, but this will be reflected in the retail price. There will be a basic livery application for each model, that incorporates the body colours along with fleet names, registration plates, legal address and if appropriate, a destination display, but much of the minor lettering, etc. will be left off.  This will allow bus collectors and railway modellers to add any individual details and lettering that they wish.

The first three releases of this new and eagerly awaited model will feature one of each body casting variation, and these will be:

B001 – Leyland Leopard/Duple Dominant II (Coach door & Destination) – ‘National Travel East’

B002 – AEC Reliance/Duple Dominant II (Bus Door & Destination) – ‘Green Line’

B003 – Leyland Leopard/Duple Dominant II (Coach Door  - No Destination)– ‘Ulsterbus Tours

During July 2012 BT-Models announced a new casting of the Bristol Lodekka LD.

Please note this listing only contains the bus models announced in the above news release and any others subsequently announced. It does not include the many other models issued under the Base Toys brand name or any other non bus models issued under the BT Models brand. 

 

 

1:76TH SCALE MODELS

Bristol Lodekka LD Bristol MW SD Duple Dominant II    

1:148TH SCALE MODELS

Duple Dominant II Leyland Atlantean PR      

 

BRISTOL LODEKKA LD 1:76th scale
Model No Vehicle Fleet
No
Reg No Route
No
Quantity Date released
B101
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Crosville - Destination: Colwyn Bay, Llandudno - RFM412 408 n/a 1/13
B102
PHOTO 1
West Yorkshire - Destination: Leeds, Harewood, Spacey Houses DX4 MWY113 36 n/a 2/13
B103A
PHOTO 1
Southern Vectis NBC - Destination: Freshwater Bay 533 LDL732 22 n/a 2/13
B103B
PHOTO 1
Southern Vectis NBC - Destination: Sandown 540 LDL739 12 n/a 2/13
B104A
PHOTO 1
Fife - Destination: Birnam Road FRD106 GM7002 12 n/a 3/13
B104B
PHOTO 1
Fife - Destination: Garage FRD104 GM7011 025 n/a 3/13
B105A
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
West Riding - Destination: Hemsworth 401 XNU424 82 n/a 7/13
B105B
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
West Riding - Wakefield 418 SNN73 58 n/a 7/13
B106A
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Western National - Destination: Penzance (Promenade) Lelant, Carbis Bay - Advertising: - 1883 RTT962 517 n/a 8/13
B106B
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Western National - Destination: Falmouth (Moor) Helston, Constantine - Advertising: n/s advert Royal Blue Coach services, o/s advert “Dont drive yourself mad – take a BUS” 1872 OTT11 22 n/a 8/13
B107A
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Western SMT - Destination: Woodhall GB1151 GCS237 - n/a 10/13
B107B
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Western SMT - Destination: Dellingburn GB1158 GCS244 - n/a 10/13
B108A
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Bristol Omnibus Co (Closed Platform) - Destination: Bristol L8460 YHT956 418 n/a 12/13
B108B
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Bristol Omnibus Co (Open Platform) - Destination: Chippenham L8486 851CHU 233 n/a 12/13
B109A
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
West Yorkshire - Destination: Bradford DX46 RWY824 53 n/a 4/14
B109B
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
West Yorkshire - Destination: Harrogate DX23 OWX167 53 n/a 4/14
B110A
PHOTO 1
Midland General - Destination: Chesterfield 436 VRB522 D8 n/a 514
B110B
PHOTO 1
Notts & Derby Traction Co - Destination: Nottingham 468 17DRB C6 n/a 5/14
B111A
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Crosville - Destination: Station Ruskin Road DLB689 RFM434 K20 n/a 8/14
B111B
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Crosville - Destination: Chester DLB864 821AFM C84 n/a 8/14
B111C
PHOTO 1
Crosville - Destination: Liverpool DLB849 806AFM H16 n/a 9/14
B112A
PHOTO 1
Eastern Counties - Destination: Circular Service LKD 228 OVF228 239 n/a 2/15
B112B
PHOTO 1
Eastern Counties - Destination: Service LKD 231 SAH231 216 n/a 2/15
B113A
PHOTO 1
Wilts & Dorset - Destination: Basingstoke, Andover 614 MMW411 76 n/a 6/15
B113B
PHOTO 1
Wilts & Dorset - Destination: Salisbury 618 NHR845 3 n/a 6/15
B114A
PHOTO 1
Red & White - Destination: Beachley via Tutshill, Chepstow L153 LAX624 76 n/a 8/15
B114B
PHOTO 1
Red & White - Destination: Abergavenny via Badminton L558 TAX237 147 n/a 8/15
B115A
PHOTO 1
Hants & Dorset - Destination: Southampton 1413 NEL25 63 n/a 10/15
B115B
PHOTO 1
Hants & Dorset - Destination: Wimborne, New Road, Ferndown 1368 SRU981 22  n/a 10/15
B115C
PHOTO 1
Hants & Dorset NBC 'Training Bus - Driver Instruction 9097 OHR123 n/a 10/15
B116A United Counties - Destination: Luton 958 JBD963 142 n/a 7/16
B116B United Counties - Destination: Aylesbury 976 LNV504 141  n/a 7/16
B117A Southern Vectis - Destination: Blackgang 520 KLD 416 16  n/a n/k
B117B Southern Vectis - Destination: Ryde Esplanade 563 SDL 268 8 n/a n/k
MB01
PHOTO 1
Macau - Destination: Macau to Taipa - Produced for the Hong Kong market, a small quantity made available in the UK - M-87-60 11 n/a 10/15(UK)
MB02
PHOTO 1
Macau - Destination: Chinese (ex United Counties NBD 902) - Produced for the Hong Kong market, a small quantity made available in the UK - M-87-59 - n/a 10/15(UK)

 

BRISTOL MW SD 1:76th scale
Model No Vehicle Fleet
No
Reg No Route
No
Quantity Date released
B201A
PHOTO 1
Eastern Counties - Destination: Cromer LM 465 8005VF 758 n/a 2/15
B201B
PHOTO 1
Eastern Counties - Destination: Ipswich LM 469 8009VF 204 n/a 2/15
B202A
PHOTO 1
Crosville - Destination: Blaenau SMG 499 6336FM R26  n/a 1/15
B202B
PHOTO 1
Crosville - Destination: Nantwich  SMG 385 361MFM  K45 n/a 1/15
B203A Wilts & Dorset - Destination: Devizes 838 EMR303D  10  n/a 6/15
B203B Wilts & Dorset - Destination: Weymouth 735 EMR300D 34 n/a 6/15
B203C Wilts & Dorset – Destination: Salisbury 819 XMR949 - n/a n/k
B204A Red & White - Destination: Aberdare U1758 TWO81 - n/a n/k
B204B Red & White - Destination: Cardiff U1366 JAX113D - n/a n/k
B205A
PHOTO 1
Ribble - Destination: Carlisle 270 2590HN 334 n/a 9/15
B205B
PHOTO 1
Ribble - Destination: Crossgates 279 8696HN 623 n/a 9/15
B206A
PHOTO 1
United Counties - Destination: London 155 155BRP 1X n/a 8/15
B206B
PHOTO 1
United Counties - Destination: Princes Risborough 150 150BRP 365 n/a 8/15
B207A

United Automobile - Destination: Whitby

2595 5025HN 255 n/a n/k
B207B United Automobile - Destination: Newcastle BUE 591 2591HN 220 n/a n/k
B208A Crosville - Destination: Pwllheli EMG584 HFM584D N95 n/a 9/16
B208B Crossville - Destination: Groeslon Ty Mawr EMG421 920VFM R5 n/a 9/16
B208C Crosville - Destination: Barmouth EMG354 244FFM S35 n/a 9/16
B209A
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Western National - Destination: Dartmourth 2627 FTA239D 93 n/a 12/16
B209B
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Western National - Destination: Tiverton 2623 754MDV 282 n/a 12/16

 

DUPLE DOMINANT II 1:76th scale
Model No Vehicle Fleet
No
Reg No Route
No
Quantity Date released
B001
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Leyland Leopard/Duple Dominant II (Coach door & Destination) – National Travel East - Destination Express - UWA96S - n/a 12/11
B002
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
AEC Reliance/Duple Dominant II (Bus Door & Destination) – Green Line - Destination Windsor RB16 PPH446S 700 n/a 1/12
B003
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Leyland Leopard/Duple Dominant II (Coach Door  - No Destination) – ‘Ulsterbus Tours 1999 TOI1999 - n/a 1/12
B004
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Duple Dominant II Coach - Brighton & Hove - Destination London 336 EAP936V 064 n/a 12/11
B005
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Duple Dominant II Coach - Lothian Coaches - Destination City Tour RT55 PSC55Y 1 n/a 1/12
B006
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Duple Dominant II Coach - Crosville NBC - De Cambria - Destination Aberdovey ELL332 JMB332T X8 n/a 2/12
B007
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Leyland Leopard/Duple Dominant II Dual Purpose Coach - Maidstone & District - Destination Gillingham 2163 JKK163V 900 n/a 2/12
B008
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Leyland Leopard/Duple Dominant II Express Coach - East Kent Road Car - Destination Ramsgate 8809 VJG809T 001 n/a 2/12
B009
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Bedford YMT/Duple Dominant II Dual Purpose Coach - Eastern National - Destination Brentwood 1209 BNO695T 261 n/a 4/12
B010
PHOTO 1
AEC Reliance/Duple Dominant II Coach - London Coaches - No Destination - AHE996T - n/a 5/12
B011
PHOTO 1
Leyland Leopard Duple Dominant II - Grey-Green - Destination: Yarmouth via Ipswich - XYK764T 083 n/a 7/12
B012
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Leyland Leopard Duple Dominant III - Ribble - Destination: Private 1109 KRN99T 000 n/a 7/12
B013
PHOTO 1
Volvo B58 Dominant II - Parks of Hamilton - Destination: Private - GGD671T - n/a 12/12
B014A
PHOTO 1
Leyland Leopard Duple Dominant II - Kelvin Scottish - Destination: - Lenzie Station 3061 630DYE n/a 5/13
B014B
PHOTO 1
Leyland Leopard Duple Dominant II - Kelvin Scottish - Destination: - Chartered 3063 RMS396W 1 n/a 5/13
B015
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Leyland Leopard Duple Dominant II - Colchester Borough Council - Destination: Colchester 102 DHK102T 084 n/a 5/13
B016A
PHOTO 1
Leyland Leopard - Wallace Arnold (Grey) - No Destination - SWW142R - n/a 7/13
B016B
PHOTO 1
Leyland Leopard - Wallace Arnold (Grey) - Evan Evans - No Destination - SWW130R - n/a 7/13
B017
PHOTO 1
Ford R Duple Dominant II - Smiths Happiway-Spencers (Blundell Group) - No Destination 113 BTB696T - n/a 3/14
B018
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Leyland Leopard Duple Dominant II - Wallace Arnold (Cream) - XWX166S - n/a 9/13
B019
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Leyland Leopard Duple - WYPTE Metrocoach - Destination: Metrocoach 1537 YWX537X - n/a 2/14
B020
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Leyland Leopard Duple Dominant II - 'British Coachways - Wallace Arnold - Destination:  - CED203T - n/a 7/14
B021A
PHOTO 1
Leyland Leopard Duple - Midland Scottish - Destination: Callander MPE344 ULS651T 39 n/a 6/15
B021B
PHOTO 1
Leyland Tiger Duple - Midland Scottish - Destination: On Tour MPT109 BLS109Y 33 n/a 6/15

 

DUPLE DOMINANT II 1:148th scale
Model No Vehicle Fleet
No
Reg No Route
No
Quantity Date released
NB001
PHOTO 1
National Travel North. East - Destination: Express - UWA94S 265 n/a 8/14
NB002
PHOTO 1
Green Line - Destination: Windsor RB16 PPH444R 700 n/a 8/14
NB003
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Ribble - Destination: Private 1109 KRN99T 000 n/a 11/14
NB004 Grey Green - Destination: Yarmouth via Ipswich - XYK764T 083 n/a 11/14
NB005 Maidstone & District - Destination: Gillingham Bus Station 2163 JKK163V 900 n/a 11/14

 

LEYLAND ATLANTEAN PR 1:148th scale
Model No Vehicle Fleet
No
Reg No Route
No
Quantity Date released
NAN001
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Southdown NBC - Destination: Southsea 743 LCD43P X16 n/a 9/14
NAN002
PHOTO 1
East Yorkshire NBC - Destination: Hull 944 PAT944M 60 n/a 9/14
NAN003 London Country NBC - Destination: Uxbridge  AN65 JPL165K 321 n/a 5/16
NAN004 Ribble NBC - Destination: Blackpool 1393 NRN393P 158 n/a 12/14
NAN005 Tyne & Wear PTE - Destination: South Shields 3466 AUP366W 522 n/a 12/14
NAN006 Maidstone & District - Destination: Maidstone 5737 KPJ264W 101 n/a 12/14
NAN007 A1 Service - Destination: Ardrossan Beggs Terrace via Pennyburn - JPE235V A1  n/a 5/16
NAN008 Yorkshire Woollen - Destination: Leeds - WUA870P 219 n/a 5/16
NAN009 London Country - Destination: Epping Station AN85 JPL185K 339 n/a 5/16

 

Dates please note the following:
Date in Red = the expected release date
Date in Green = the original advertised release date when the actual release date is not known
Date in Black = the actual confirmed release date

 

This page last updated Thursday, 23 February 2017

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