Corgi 471-B-1 Routemaster Bus - The Queen's Silver Jubilee 1977

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This model is the Corgi 471-B-1 London Transport Routemaster Silver Jubilee Bus in silver. This model was released with London Transport's "See More London" advertising on both upper deck sides. It also carries small logos that appear to represent a Crown in black over which is superimposed St. Paul's Cathedral's dome in white. These appear either side of the front and rear destination boards on the upper deck and precede the text on the lower decks. This bus shows route boards for Route 25 - Bank, Oxford Circus, Bond Street and Victoria on the front and rear boards and Bank, Oxford Circus, Bond Street and Victoria on the side route board. Both lower sides of the bus are marked The Queen's Silver Jubilee London Celebrations 1977 in black lettering on two lines. All signage is on paper labels.

This model has no opening parts. The front headlights and grill are represented by cast impressions. The rear also has cast impressions to represent the rear lights and number plate but due to the silver paint used for the entire bus none have 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 moulded 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 "hub".

The base plate is black plastic and is marked with "corgi" in the centre top and "London Transport Routemster" 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 1977.

Item: 1253