Corgi 469-A-27 Routemaster Bus - John Gay

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This model is the Corgi 469-A-27 London Transport Routemaster Bus in Black. This model was released with John Gay advertising on both sides and in place of the front and rear route boards. Both lower sides of the bus are marked John Gay for most model buses in gold on two lines and both upper sides carry

DIECAST, TINPLATE MODELS ONE OF THE
LARGEST SELECTIONS IN THE WORLD

also in gold lettering The front and rear route boards carry his address:

JOHN GAY
7 HORSHAM LANE UPCHURCH
SITTINGBOURNE KENT.

 

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" on two lines in the middle centre, and "Made in GT Britain" at the centre bottom. It is held in place with three rivets.

This model is listed as issue 27 in several references and was possibly issued circa 1984, but I can find no specific date of issue reference for this variation.

Item: 1804

 

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I have identified this model as the Corgi 469-A-27b London Transport Routemaster Bus in Dark Blue. This model was released with John Gay advertising on both sides and in place of the front and rear route boards. Both lower sides of the bus are marked John Gay for most model buses in gold on two lines and both upper sides carry

DIECAST, TINPLATE MODELS ONE OF THE
LARGEST SELECTIONS IN THE WORLD

also in gold lettering. The front and rear route boards carry his address:

JOHN GAY
7 HORSHAM LANE UPCHURCH
SITTINGBOURNE KENT.

 

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" on two lines in the middle centre, and "Made in GT Britain" at the centre bottom. It is held in place with three rivets.

This model is not listed in the references and was probably issued circa 1984, but I can find no specific reference to this variation.

Item: 1805

 

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This model is the Corgi 469-A-27 London Transport Routemaster Bus in Black. This model was released with John Gay advertising on both sides and in place of the front and rear route boards. Both lower sides of the bus are marked John Gay for most model buses in gold on two lines and both upper sides carry

DIECAST, TINPLATE MODELS ONE OF THE
LARGEST SELECTIONS IN THE WORLD

also in gold lettering The front and rear route boards carry his address:

JOHN GAY
7 HORSHAM LANE UPCHURCH
SITTINGBOURNE KENT.

 

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" on two lines in the middle centre, and "Made in GT Britain" at the centre bottom. It is held in place with three rivets.

This model is listed as issue 27 in several references and was possibly issued circa 1984, but I can find no specific date of issue reference for this variation.

Item: 1836