ON THE BUSES
Bachmann has announced the first Exclusive First Edition 1:76 scale bus to be produced under its ownership. The Volvo Olympian, with Northern Counties Palatine I coachwork, will be offered in London Central, London Central Docklands Express and Metrobus liveries. The new bus will be available in 2019 but prices have yet to be confirmed. Bachmann is also to tweak the EFE Leyland Atlantean in order to produce the Devon General ‘Sea Dog’ variant. The new top deck tooling will be mated to the existing EFE Atlantean. Four existing EFE buses are planned but in new liveries: Bristol RELL with ECW body as Devon General NBC red (POD 825H); Leyland National Mk 1 in London Transport Golden Jubilee livery (THX 194S), London Transport RT on Route 75 to Catford Garage (LLU 652) and RT KLB 596, as preserved in Brown’s Blue livery.