Corgi 46930 Routemaster Bus - Liverpool Garden Festival 1984

Click on any photo to see a larger version...

This model is the Corgi 46930 London Transport Routemaster Bus in Green issued for the UK market. This model was released with advertising on both upper sides reading "International Garden Festival, Liverpool '84 2nd Mat to 14th October" in black on a yellow background plus upper rear and front route board showing route "46 Penny Lane". The lower right hand side carries the Festival Mascot Bird.

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 and "Made in GT Britain" at the centre bottom. It is held in place with three rivets.

This model may have been issued circa 1984, but I can find no specific reference to the number 46930 or to this variation in the published references. The model comes with a small label indicating the original owner purchased it on 15 Nov 1989.

Item: 1844