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1954 AEC Routemaster London Double Decker Bus (Revell of Germany) (1/24) (fs)
1954 AEC Routemaster London Double Decker Bus (Revell of Germany) (1/24) (fs)
 
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Our Price: $299.90

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Description
 
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 characterized 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 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 recognizable 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, the Routemaster became a symbol of London. Not until 2005, after almost 50 years of continuous use, was the general operation of this hallmark of London discontinued. Although they finished on regular London routes at the end of 2005, there are still the two "heritage"routes with Routemasters in London.
Be sure to go thru the picture rotation and check out the picture of the test shot.  This is sure to be another marvel and future classic for Revell of Germany.
Features
  • 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 tires
  • Typical open entrance area
  • Two separate passenger decks
  • Optionally removable roof segment
  • Lots of transparent parts
  • Transfer picture for two RML versions

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