Forward Models - Celebrating the 'Birmingham Standard' bus
Forward Models (Birmingham) Limited is a new name in bus modelling.
It was set up to produce scale models of Birmingham's fine buses which have been neglected by the big manufacturers. We are pleased to announce our first five models which you can order here on line. See the 'BUY A BUS' page for details. We take PayPal.
 
You can also join the Forward Association here, to help support bus preservation and gain a valuable discount on your purchases.
 
We also repaint bus models under the name ReCollect Models. We take original Dinky toys, usually in a sorry state, and repaint, re-tyre, add adverts and provide a box. We also repaint other models such as the Oxford B-type. All can be bought through this online shop.
 
Museum edition Guy Arab JOJ 533
Premium Museum Edition, proceeds to support bus preservation. Due in March 2012. Pre-production photo. Normal price £38.50. Available to members here 10% off at £34.65.
Price: £38.50 £34.65
Guy Arab Museum Edition JOJ 548
This one produced with Aston Manor Transport Museum to support bus preservation. Due March 2012. Normal price £38.50. Available to members here 10% off at £34.65.
Price: £38.50 £34.65
Guy Arab JOJ 598
BCT livery, Levins adverts on route 32. Open edition also available from usual retailers. Photo shows actual bus. Model is 1/76th of this size. Due March 2012. Order now to avoid disappointment! Normal price £38.50. Available to members here 10% off at £34.65.
Price: £38.50 £34.65
Crossley 1949 Birmingham Diecast model bus
Open edition, also available from retailers. GOE 647. Photo shows pre-production prototype. Due OctMarch 2012. Normal price £38.50. Available to members here 10% off at £34.65.
Price: £38.50 £34.65
Crossley 1950 Exposed radiator
Diecast model bus, scale 1:76. BCT livery, route no. 11. Open edition, photo shows actual bus in Selly Oak. Due in March 2012. Normal price £38.50. Available to members here 10% off at £34.65.
Price: £38.50 £34.65
Forward Association Membership
See the Association's page. Your membership will give you newsletters, free gifts and events. Free badge! Or, you can join for free for discounts only by sending in a Custom Form greeting.
Price: £5.00
Birmingham Bus Bond
Show your support and help to produce a decent model of the 'Birmingham Standard'. See the 'Birmingham Bus Bond' page. Money back guarantee!
Price: £100.00
Enamel badge of Birmingham bus
One of the 'New Look' buses on a shiny enamel badge 33mm x 28mm. Made in Birmingham! Free if you join the Forward Association (see above) for only £5.
Price: £3.50
Dinky Bus restored
With a repro box (1940s style - see other Dinky products). London bus style, repainted with new (home-made) decals.
Price: £15.50
Dinky bus restored Dunlop
An original 1950s Dinky toy, repainted, new tyres, new adverts. As new - a nostalgic addition to your collection. Presented in our retro repro sturdy cardboard box. Also available in cream/red, cream/blue or your choice.
Price: £15.50
Dinky Double Decker as Midland Red
My repaint, using Midland Red transfers for the 132 to Bewdley. In retro repro box.
Price: £15.50
Birmingham's first motorbus OA 1605
Bought in 1914 to provide feeder services to the tram terminus in Selly Oak. Commandeered only a few months later and sent to the front as a lorry. Body used on other buses. This is a repaint of the Oxford Diecast Thorneycroft. To Rednal or Rubery. Boxed.
Price: £12.50
World War 1 B-type bus in khaki
This is the Oxford Thorneycroft B-type, repainted and sent to the front. Boxed in our retro repro box.
Price: £14.50
Birmingham Corporation Transport 1904-1938 by Paul Collins
A nearly new hardback book with plenty of illustrations showing nearly all the types of bus used in Birmingham before 1939. As new.
Price: £14.00
Birmingham Corporation Transport 1939-1969 by Paul Collins
A nearly new hardback book with plenty of illustrations showing almost all the types of bus used in Birmingham after 1939 until WMPTE. As new.
Price: £14.00
Birmingham buses at work part 2. 1942-1969
The paperback by David Harvey which inspired the new buses from Forward Models! As new.
Price: £12.00
The West Midlands Bus Handbook
As much as I think that bus history stopped at 1969, it's good to keep up! Published 2000, one page has a few numbers underlined.
Price: £3.00
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