ON THE BUSES

Model Rail (UK) - - Opening The Box -

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.

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