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Revell 1/24 London Bus AEC Routemaster Model Kit

Manufacturer: Revell
Model: 07651
Scale: 1/24
50% off
Was: £49.99
Now £24.99 (save £25.00)
Excl. VAT: £20.82

This product can only be sent by courier due to its size or weight or because of Royal Mail restrictions on its carriage. For more details click here


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This item will be available in 35 days on Tue 1st September 2015 It can be pre-ordered below.

Description

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.

Model Details:
  • 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

Revell have also just released a model of a London Taxi in 1/24 scale.

Manufacturer: Revell
Model: 07651 London Bus AEC Routemaster Model Kit
Scale: 1/24

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Reviews

Revell 1/24 London Bus AEC Routemaster Model Kit 8
Average rating: 5 Star Rating 5
  • Revell 1/24 London Bus AEC Routemaster Model Kit 24th July 2015
    5 Star Rating 5 Reviewed by: David A.

    great kit

    this kit is big and gotv it at a good price

  • Revell 1/24 London Bus AEC Routemaster Model Kit 21st July 2015
    5 Star Rating 5 Reviewed by: Carl S.

    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.

  • Revell 1/24 London Bus AEC Routemaster Model Kit 20th June 2015
    5 Star Rating 5 Reviewed by: Keith C.

    London Routemaster

    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

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