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21st September 2014

 

Firstly the usual weather report. It remained dry throughout with broken cloud which most of the time was ideal for photography, the temperature was about 18 degrees. This year there were no Showbus models either especially for the event or as prizes for the buses.

Yardley Wood Bus Club had a mock up of a Forward Models model in Salford City livery on display on their stall. I have emailed Forward Models but have not received a reply in response to my request for more details. I came across an EFE Bristol Lodekka in Eastern National livery with no destination blinds or registration numbers. The Routemaster Association had two models on sale that were produced for the RM60 event at Finsbury park in July. One was a code 3 Routemaster based on EFE model 31907 and limited to 60 pieces. The second model they had on sale was an Oxford Diecast Routemaster in London Transport livery with the same blinds, adverts etc as the EFE model. The Routemaster Association have advised that this model is a Code 2.


MODELS FROM THE SHOW
Click here for a higher resolution image Routemaster Association Code 3 Routemaster RML based on EFE model 31907

This photograph shows the production version of this model

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Click here for a higher resolution image Routemaster Association Code 3 Routemaster RML based on EFE model 31907

This photograph shows the offside view of the above

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Routemaster Association Code 2 Oxford Diecast Routemaster

This photograph shows the production version of this model

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Routemaster Association Code 2 Oxford Diecast Routemaster

This photograph shows the production version of this model

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Click here for a higher resolution image My unusual find EFE Bristol Lodekka - Eastern National

I came across this model on a stall which appears to be the base model for EFE model 14002, 14002A &14002DL. I can see no evidence of adverts, blinds etc being removed from it. The model is rather dusty which can be seen in the photographs so I will dust it off and take a few more photographs of it. I don't know whether it is an undecorated base model that has found its way into the system or whether it has been cleaned down but it is something different in the collection

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Click here for a higher resolution image My unusual find EFE Bristol Lodekka - Eastern National

The offside view of the above

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REAL BUSES
This year, rather than publish photographs of a selection of buses that caught my eye, I have decided to just publish photographs of buses at the Show which are either the actual vehicle represented by a model or the sister/similar vehicle to one modelled. I hope you find them to be of interest.

 

Click here for a higher resolution image EASTERN NATIONAL - BRISTOL VR3

Fleet number 3107 (UAR 597W), sister vehicle to fleet number 3109 (UAR 599W) represented by EFE model  20448

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Click here for a higher resolution image GREENLINE - ROUTEMASTER RMC

Fleet number RMC1461 (461 CLT), this is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 31701A

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Click here for a higher resolution image LINCOLNSHIRE - BRISTOL LODEKKA FS

Fleet number 2378 (OVL 473), this is the actual vehicle represented by Corgi OOC model AN40814

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Click here for a higher resolution image LODGE COACHES - BEDFORD OB

Fleet name Joe (TMY 700), this is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 20136

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Click here for a higher resolution image LODGE COACHES - BEDFORD SBG

Fleet name Katie (MJB 481), this is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 18714

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Click here for a higher resolution image LONDON COUNTRY - GUY SPECIAL

Fleet number GS17 (MXX 317), this is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 30502

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Click here for a higher resolution image LONDON TRANSPORT - AEC RF

Fleet number RF518 (MLL 936), this is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model  23311

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Click here for a higher resolution image LONDON TRANSPORT - ROUTEMASTER  RM (RM1000)

Fleet number RM1000 (100 BXL), this is the actual vehicle represented by Oxford Diecast model NRM011

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Click here for a higher resolution image LONDON TRANSPORT ROUTEMASTER RM (RM1138)

Fleet number RM1138 (138 CLT), this is the actual vehicle represented by Jotus .com toy models QB-RM-001 and QB-SET-001

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Click here for a higher resolution image LONDON TRANSPORT - ROUTEMASTER RM (RM158)

Fleet number RM158 (VLT 158), this is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 15605BD (I do not have a photograph of this model).

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Click here for a higher resolution image LONDON TRANSPORT - ROUTEMASTER RM (RM291)

Fleet number RM291 (VLT 291), this is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 15616

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Click here for a higher resolution image LONDON TRANSPORT - ROUTEMASTER RM (RM2208)

Fleet number RM2208 (CUV 208C), this is the actual vehicle represented by Corgi OOC models OM46305A OM46305B & OM46305C

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Click here for a higher resolution image LONDON TRANSPORT - ROUTEMASTER RML (RML2440)

Fleet number RML2440 (JJD 440D), this is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 25508 in Gift Set 99919 

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Click here for a higher resolution image SHEFFIELD UNITED - AEC RELIANCE PLAXTON

Fleet number 374 (KWE 374D), this vehicle is similar to fleet number 370 (KWE 370D) as represented by Corgi model OOC OM42402

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Click here for a higher resolution image STAGECOACH EAST - BRISTOL LODEKKA FLF

Fleet number 19952 (JAH 552D) this vehicle is a sister vehicle to fleet number 19953 (JAH 553D) represented by  EFE model 13916

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Click here for a higher resolution image SULLIVAN'S BUSES (EX - LONDON TRANSPORT) - ROUTEMASTER RML (RML2272)

Fleet number RML2272 (CUV 272C), this is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 25503

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Click here for a higher resolution image SUNDERLAND CORPORATION - CROSSLEY DD42

Fleet number 13 (GR 9007), this is the actual vehicle represented by Corgi OOC model OM41604A & OM41604B

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Click here for a higher resolution image THAMES VALLEY - BRISTOL  KGA

Fleet number 446 (DBL 154), this is the actual vehicle represented in Corgi OOC Gift Set GS97055 (I do not have a photograph of this model).

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Click here for a higher resolution image TRENT - LEYLAND NATIONAL

Fleet number 421 (GNU 568N), this vehicle is similar to fleet number 445 (no registration number) as represented by EFE model 17201

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Click here for a higher resolution image UNITED COUNTIES - BRISTOL LODEKKA FS

Fleet number 712 (KBD 712D), this is the actual vehicle represented by Corgi OOC model OM40805

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Click here for a higher resolution image VALLIANT - HARRINGTON CAVALIER

Registration number AMX 8A, this is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 12106DL

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