Corgi 469-A-15 London Transport Routemaster Bus - Barratt

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This model is the Corgi 469-A-15 London Transport Routemaster Bus in Mid Blue and Dark Blue issued for the UK market. It carries paper label advertising on both upper sides reading "Barratt Building houses to make homes in" in white text on a red background with a small "Make it again and again..." in black text on a white 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 white plastic with the upper interior showing around the middle of the bus as a white 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: 1851