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Birmingham City Transport buses on longer routes

Outer circled
Our range of Birmingham buses is now available with ‘longer routes’. On special order only - direct from us via this website. As advertised in 'Buses' magazine.
    The famous ‘longest bus route in Europe’ – Outer Circle number 11. Or the cross-city 29A. Or the one that ventured outside the city boundaries to the Black Country via West Bromwich – the 75. All on ‘tin-front’ Daimlers or Guy Arabs. 

NGB-0711 BCT Guy Arab New Look (JOJ 935) on route 11 Outer Circle with Drinkapinta and Dulux adverts (as photo).
NGB-0829 BCT Guy Arab New Look (LOG 301) on route 29A to Baldwins Lane. One of the ‘lightweights’.
NGB-0675 BCT Guy Arab New Look (MOF 225) on route 75 to Wednesbury via West Bromwich with Elkins and Hercules Cycles adverts.

Our B-type bus commemorating World War 1
We are pleased to announce our B-type bus from WW1. Dozens were commandeered by the War Department in 1914, sent to France and painted khaki. Our model is a repaint of the Oxford Die-cast models, with detailing added by hand. Models may vary from photograph.

We have also produced a number of ambulances, lorries and other vehicles used during the conflict. Each model is hand finished and weathered by our resident artist, Andrew Smith, an expert in camouflage and mud! Each model is individually priced.May be packed in original boxes or in our replacement cartons with our own labels. Code 3 repaints. Order through this website or look for them on Ebay (Seller: Brainiac007). Prices are Suggested Retail Prices, postage extra. See our shop for prices direct from this website.

Main illustration:  OBA-120 First World War bus in khaki ‘Ole Bill’. A repainted Oxford Diecast B-type bus with added detail and weathered. Presented in new ‘War Department’ packaging. Scale approx 1:64. £27.50.

LAL-129 WW1 Leyland ambulance. A repainted die-cast Lledo model. Scale approx 1:64. Weathered and mud-spattered. Price around £12.50.

1914 Vauxhall staff car. A repainted Matchbox ‘Models of Yesteryear model scale 1:47 approx 10 cm long. As used in the Middle east. Dusty and sandy. About £18.50. 

MAR-133 WW1 Renault ambulance. A repainted Model of Yesteryear. Scale 1:38. 10 cm long. Weathered. Price about £18.50. In original packaging.

MLC-130 1918 Crossley military lorry. A repainted Matchbox ‘Models of Yesteryear model 10 cm long, scale 1:47. Price £18.50. 

current bus range

NGS-02 Birmingham Standard Guy Arab JOJ 548 As preserved. Adverts for Haig and the Co-op. No.9  Quinton.
NGB-0711 BCT Guy Arab New Look (JOJ 935) on route 11 Outer Circle.
EDB-14 Daimler CVG6 GOE 571 route 12. Schweppes and Black & White whisky.
NDB-06 BCT Daimler New Look (MOF 225) Route 24 Warstock with Elkins and Hercules Cycles adverts.
NGB-0829 BCT Guy Arab New Look (LOG 301) on route 29A to Baldwins Lane. One of the ‘lightweights’.
NGB-07 BCT Guy Arab New Look (JOJ 935) Route 41 to Turves Green with Drinkapinta and Dulux adverts.
NGB-08 BCT Guy Arab New Look (LOG 301) Route 44 to Acocks Green with Co-op and Littlewoods Pools.
EDB-15 Daimler CVD6 HOV 809 on rte 60. Bull Ring shopping and Smarts sausages adverts.
NGB-0675 BCT Guy Arab New Look (MOF 225) on route 75 to Wednesbury via West Bromwich.
WMPTE (West Midlands) BUSES
NGW-09 WMPTE ex-BCT Guy Arab New Look (JOJ 613) Route 90 Pheasey Estate. Prudential and Gold Leaf.
NGW-10 WMPTE ex-BCT Guy Arab New Look (MOF 58) Route 15 Walsall (yellow roof - see photo). Vernons and Visionhire.

EDE-11 Daimler CVD6 with ‘Birmingham’ body in Edinburgh madder and white. Route 11 to Fairmilehead.Tern/Drinkapintamilkaday. Also available with route 9 (Granton), 18 (Burdiehouse) or 5 (Brunstane).
EDN-12 Daimler CVD6 in Newcastle yellow. Ads for Tizer / Isaac Walton. Route 2 to Walker. Also available with route 7 (Wardley), 8 (Central Station) or 11 (Tynemouth).
EDH-13 Daimler CVD6 in Hull streamlined blue. Hull Brewery and Littlewoods. Route 50 via Market Sq. Also available with routes 15 (Chanterlands Ave), 30
Left: An Edinburgh Daimler.
Bundy clock and bus stop
An unmistakeable piece of street furniture during the 1950s and 1960s was the ‘Bundy Clock. These were time recorders and each bus conductor carried their own so they could record the progress of their journey.
    Forward Models will be producing scale versions to add to your layout, along with a bus stop and bus shelter, all in typical BCT style and colours. Buy them as a kit to paint and finish yourself.
Waterslide transfers
We now offer a range of bus side advertisements, as used on our own models. Also coats of arms. Ask for a list. However, our packs of Birmingham destinations are sold out.

We can now also provide alternative routes for your Edinburgh, Newcastle and Hull fleets.

PRESS AND WHOLESALE ENQUIRIES: For more information, photographs, order forms, contact Forward Models on
456 760.
To order models, please use this website where you can pay with PayPal.
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