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London Bus Museum Spring Gathering
 29th April 2013
Brooklands

 

I arrived at the Show about 11.30, the weather was about 18 degrees with sunny intervals and broken cloud. A complete contrast to last years heavy rain and strong winds. The Show this year took place for the first time in the Brooklands Museum complex. Stalls were both inside the Museum and outside on the grassed area in front of the Museum. Buses were parked in various locations behind and to the side of the Mu8suem and on car parking spaces to the Heights office complex which is adjacent to Brooklands. I was able to park in the Heights car park and had a only a couple of minutes walk to the Museum. Entry to London Bus Museum members was free saving me about £10.00

One Show model was available this year:
34204A AEC RLH London Transport
When I left about 4.30 there was still a few model available for sale on the Museum shop stand.

EFE did not attend the event so there is no news from them.

Further to my News of 17th April, a prototype for the new Jotus resin casting of the Leyland CR was on the Shop stall and I was able to look at it. The model looked excellent and I was told that it had received quite a number of very complimentary comments by visitors who had been able to examine it closely.

On their stall TTC Diecast had a small number of their latest Resin casting for sale:
RES7001B Optare Spectra - East London Coaches - They were taking delivery of the full stock mid week. TTC aloes had a number of their Resin Routemaster FRM Showbus 2011 model on sale which had been modified to remove the Showbus advertising.

I have shown below a selection of photographs of models on sale and also a number of buses from around the showground that caught my eye.

 


PHOTOGRAPHS OF MODELS
Click here for a higher resolution image EFE 34204A AEC RLH London Transport - Show Special Model
Fleet number: RLH53
Registration number: MXX 253
Route number: 230
Destination: Harrow Weald Garage
Quantity: 360

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Click here for a higher resolution image EFE 34204A AEC RLH London Transport - Show Special Model

This photograph shows the offside view of the above

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Click here for a higher resolution image TTC Diecast RES7001B Optare Spectra - East London Coaches
Fleet number: -
Registration number: K302 FYJ
Route number: 86
Destination: Romford North Street Garage
Quantity: 200

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Click here for a higher resolution image TTC Diecast RES7001B Optare Spectra - East London Coaches

This photograph shows the offside view of the above

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Click here for a higher resolution image Jotus Leyland CR - London Transport

This photograph shows a very early prototype of the model

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PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE RALLY


Click here for a higher resolution image ADL ENVIRO400 - STAGECOACH LONDON & AEC RT - LONDON TRANSPORT - NEW 28/4/2013

This photograph shows the old and new. Rebuilt Enviro400 19000 (LX55 HGC) AND RT2657 (LYR 641).

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Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RLH - LONDON TRANSPORT - Photograph 1

This photograph shows RLH53 (MXX 253) in the Museum awaiting renovation. This is the actual vehicle represented by this years show model 34204A

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AEC RLH - LONDON TRANSPORT - Photograph 2

This photograph shows the rear nearside view of the above

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Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RLH - LONDON TRANSPORT - Photograph 3

This photograph shows the roof of the above

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Click here for a higher resolution image AEC REGAL 4 - PROTOTYPE

This photographs shows UMP 227 in the Museum currently undergoing renovation.

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Click here for a higher resolution image DENNIS LOLINE 3 - ALDERSHOT & DISTRICT

This photograph shows fleet number 462 (462 EOT). This is the actual vehicle represented by Britbus models DL-01 and DL-04

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Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND CR - LONDON TRANSPORT - Photograph 1

This photograph shows the Museums preserved vehicle CR16 (FXT 122).

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Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND CR - LONDON TRANSPORT - Photograph 2

This photograph shows the offside view of the above

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Click here for a higher resolution image ROUTEMASTER RM - LONDON TRANSPORT

This photograph shows RM5 (VLT 5). This is the actual vehicle represented by Corgi Classics model 35001. Corgi Classics Mettoy model MT00101. EFE models 36501, 36501A, 36501B and finally Jotus model qb-RM-002. Has any other bus been represented so many times?

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Click here for a higher resolution image ROUTEMASTER RMC - GREENLINE

This photograph shows RMC1461 (461 CLT). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 31701A

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Click here for a higher resolution image ROUTEMASTER RML - LONDON TRANSPORT 

This photograph shows RML2272 (CUV 272C). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 25503

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Click here for a higher resolution image TILLING STEVENS - SOUTHDOWN

This photograph shows UF 6805

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Click here for a higher resolution image WRIGHT - NEW BUS FOR LONDON LT5 AND ROUTEMASTER RM1368 - NEW 13/5/2013

This photographs shows the old and new side by side. On the left is New Bus for London LT5 (LT12 EHT) and on the right Routemaster single deck RM1368 (368 CLT). LT5 is the actual vehicle represented by Corgi OOC model OM46606 and RM1368 is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 37801

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