Corgi 469-A-11 London Transport Routemaster Bus - OXO

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This model is the Corgi 469-A-11 London Transport Routemaster Bus in Light Cream and Orange-red issued for the UK market. It carries paper label advertising on both upper sides reading "OXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO" in white text on a red background with a small "Make it again and again..." in white text on a black background. The upper front and rear route boards are paper labels with white lettering on a black background showing the route destination as "High Street, 14, SPECIAL", flanked by green "Life as you like it..." and "...As a Kelly Girl Temp" advertising. The side rear route board is a small paper label in black with white lettering reading "14, High Street, SPECIAL".

This model has no opening parts. The front headlights and grill are represented by cast impressions that have been painted silver. The rear also has cast impressions to represent the rear lights and number plate but these have not been highlighted with an alternative colour.

The entire interior is red plastic with the upper interior showing around the middle of the bus as a red stripe. The glazing is clear with molded lines on some areas to represent the small opening slide windows present on the real bus. The stairs to the upper level have been cast into the lower body casting but there is no corresponding opening cast into the upper interior!

All wheels are of the "speed wheel" type - hollow one piece plastic with a chromed center, 6 spoke "hub".

The base plate is black plastic and is marked with "corgi" in the centre top, "London Transport Routemaster" in the middle centre and "Made in GT Britain" at the centre bottom. It is held in place with three rivets.

This model was issued as a promotional model in 1983.

Item: 1850

 

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This model is the Corgi 469-A-11 London Transport Routemaster Bus in Light Cream over Orange-Red. This model was released with OXO advertising on the left and right hand sides. It also carries Life as you like it... and ...As a Kelly Girl Temp advertising either side of the front and rear Route boards. This bus shows route boards for Route 14 - High St [SPECIAL] on the front, rear and side route boards. Both lower sides of the bus are unmarked.

This model has no opening parts. The front headlights and grill are represented by cast impressions that have been painted silver. The rear also has cast impressions to represent the rear lights and number plate but these have not been highlighted with an alternative colour.

The entire interior is red plastic with the upper interior showing around the middle of the bus as a red stripe. The glazing is clear with molded lines on some areas to represent the small opening slide windows present on the real bus. The stairs to the upper level have been cast into the lower body casting but there is no corresponding opening cast into the upper interior!

All wheels are of the "speed wheel" type - hollow one piece plastic with a 6 spoke, "chromed" center "hub".

The base plate is black plastic and is marked with "corgi" in the centre top and "London Transport Routemaster" in the centre middle section and "Made in GT Britain" at the centre bottom. It is held in place with three rivets.

This model was issued in 1983.

Item: 1777