Revell 1/24 London Bus AEC Routemaster Model Kit
Model Number: 07651
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The Revell London Bus AEC Routemaster in 1/24 scale from the plastic models range accurately recreates the real life British classic public transport vehicle.
This plastic bus kit requires paint and glue to complete. Revell colors required: 34, 90, 91, 99, 302, 314, 331, 378.
The AEC Routemaster was presented to the public for the first time in 1954. Compared with the previous bus types the Routemaster, with its integral chassis and bodywork design, was considered to be a real innovation. The double-decker, which was mass produced from 1958, was in particular characterised by the open boarding platform on the rear left allowing quick "hop on and off". At the end of the 1950s a change in regulations allowed in addition the operation of over thirty-foot long buses on only two axles.
Some Routemasters were subsequently divided in the middle and a central bay inserted in the middle recognisable by square windows. The new bus type, the Routemaster Lengthened, in short RML, now had room for a total of 72 passengers. The resounding success with 15 test vehicles persuaded London Transport to order a further 500 of the RMLs, which were produced from 1965 to 1968. In the 1970s more and more RMLs were in service in central London. With the constant presence of the double-deckers, kept in the typical red, on almost all routes the image of the Routemaster as a typical symbol of London was noticeably consolidated. Not until in 2005, after almost 50 years of continuous use, was the general operation of this hallmark of London discontinued. ROUTEMASTER is a registered trademark of Transport for London.
- Multi-part body panels
- Detailed reproduction of the surface structures
- Reproduction of the complete passenger area with 72 seats
- Detailed cockpit
- Multi-part Leyland and Scania engine
- Moveable bonnet
- Multipart underfloor
- Rotating tyres
- Typical open entrance area
- Two separate passenger decks
- Optionally removable roof segment
- Lots of transparent parts
- Transfer picture for two RML versions
Reviewed by Colin Rutter
Great to build have done one but starting another and will paint it green. Spare transfers and country area blinds route 409 from Kingfisher cardboard models. Would be nice for a RF Greenline and an RT in 1/24 gauge think these would sell well
Reviewed by Brian Adams
Quality kit. Fun to build.
Come on Revell. An RT, RLH, RF and trolleybus wouldn`t go amiss
Reviewed by Arthur Turner
Brilliant to build very pleased thank you very much
Reviewed by Stephen
Route master Bus
As usual arrived on time, within 1 hour given slot the next day. Cannot complain about any part of this experience
Reviewed by Derek Squires
A different subject to model
Purchased just to try a different type of model in a scale I'm not used to. Could do with a driver and conductor as well to give it a lift.
Reviewed by Richard Eastaff
Revell 1:24 AEC London Routemaster Bus
First thing to say is that this is a 1:24 model kit but don't let that fool you into thinking this is a small kit, because its not. At nearly 40 cm in length its nearly on par with some 1:16 kits out there. Also the instruction manual is 28 pages so this shows how much is needed for this kit, I would say its not for the faint of heart or a beginner due to the amount of parts. Its a shame the kit does not include a driver and a conductor, however this kit is in scale with G Scale model railways, so picking up seated passengers etc. would not be too difficult to add a little extra to this kit if so wished. All in all the quality of the kit is great with little to no flashing on the parts and there is also a lot of detail and scope to make a realistic display and in my opinion is worth the money.
Reviewed by Brian
I haven't got round to starting this model yet but from what I have seen it is a very clean and well prepared kit of a well loved blast from my past. I am looking forward to getting started.
Reviewed by Neil Mitchell
Fantastic 5 Stars
Amazing kit, lots of parts will keep you busy for hours. Looks really great as you build it up haven't quite finished this yet but out of all the 1:24 models I have made this is one of my favourite. I mostly do air kits but am really enjoying the Bus. Excellent value am half tempted to buy another to have a pair of them. Great customer service for Wonderland as ever keep up the good work.
Reviewed by Dennis Meakin
This model will keep you busy for hours! The details are pretty good, but having been a mechanic and worked on these buses, some of the underside is not so well done, like lack of brake accumulators, power steering ram, air tank and a few other minor details. But saying that, the interior and exterior is pretty good. Am about halfway through it now and so far it's all fitted together well
Reviewed by Brian Morris
ordering & delivery
This is the first time I have ordered any goods from your company, and must say that I have been very impressed by the way you responded. Thank you for your help and it won't be the last time I will be ordering from you. Yours Brian Morris
Reviewed by Graypt
Extremely quick delivery! Ordered Friday, received Monday! Excellent service!
Reviewed by RidhaZ
Excellent on all aspects
Always wanted this huge kit. It was delivered to me in France in no time and in very good shape. Very pleased with Wonderland models. Keep up the good work .
Reviewed by wthomason
excellent model delivered next day. would recommend wonderland models. thank you
Reviewed by David Fuller
I wanted a Revell Routemaster Bus Kit. So I Surfed the net. Much to my surprise, an image popped up on the screen saying that Wonderland models had one at half price. I was delighted at this offer and bought it. The following day Wonderland contacted me saying that they didn't have one available, but would contact their supplier to try and get one. To be honest the cynic in me said 'oh yeh, that's not going to happen' but the following day or so, I received by Courier the Kit well packed in excellent condition. Thanks Wonderland. That is what I call great service.
Reviewed by Emma Green
Cannot comment on what's inside the box BUT Wonderland provided a great service. This was my first purchase from them and I had never heard of them before so was worried it could be a bit of a risk! However I was pleasantly surprised and would definitely buy from them again. Not only did they process & deliver the order quickly but they actually took notice of my 'special request' - unlike most other suppliers that would have conveniently overlooked it. Not only that the item was well packaged and they used a reputable courier. All I can say about the product itself is that the box is huge and will keep my Dad very busy!!
Reviewed by Peter Davies
London Bus Routmaster
Very good model to make, very good casting of parts, enjoyed building it, Only wish Revell would make more models similar to this. Nice size 1/24 scale and nice price from Wonderland.
Reviewed by ronnie maben
1/24 london bus aec routemaster model kit
A great bus to build its worth the stars very good.
Reviewed by Steve Randell
1/24 Revell Routemaster bus
One of the best kits to come from Revell. Good quality plastic and crisp mouldings. Superb detail and two engine options. Brilliant. Great service from Wonderland Models as usual.
Reviewed by Michael Milsom
Nice Kit !
Very nice kit lots of work to keep me interested, found one part missing (drivers seat). Will be contacting you later today on what to do! Thanks for your great service. Thanks again Fuzzy.
Reviewed by Keith Callow
With the 50% discount offer I thought this was a great bargain. It also comes with a choice of engines so you actually get two engines. Very pleased with the kit
Reviewed by david wiseman
great bus really big and detailed
Reviewed by Paul O'Hagan
Great way to pass the winter
Looking forward to building this kit. First 1/24 so big box seemed huge. Parts look well defined. Lots of repettitive work with seats etc.I'm practicing on a smaller kit first as I'm a long time away from hobby and large beautiful kitt like this deserves a good patient effort.
Reviewed by David Airey
this kit is big and gotv it at a good price
Reviewed by Carl Stembridge
big box of fun
i haven't started this yet but it looks immense! glad i have it in my stash it's gonna be a fun one not to mention huge! i look in the gigantic box every day.. you know what they say, look at something long enough and the shock eventually wears off lol so many conversions can be done aswell it's a nice bit of kit.
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