Corgi C482-B Routemaster Bus - George Shillibeer - World of Addis

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This model is the Corgi C482-B Routemaster Bus in Yellow over Dark Green. This model was released with "The colourful world of ADDIS" advertising on the both upper deck sides. This bus shows route boards for Route 22 - Putney Common, Bank, Piccadilly and Chelsea on the front and rear boards and Bank, Piccadilly and Chelsea on the side route board. Both lower sides of the bus are marked OMNIBUS in large yellow letters with a red shadow on the top line followed by "George Shillibeer 1829   London Transport 1979" in small yellow lettering on the second line.

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 green center "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 was issued between April 1984 and 1989 and apears to be the second release of what is shown in the catalogues as "George Shillibeer's Routemaster".

Item: 1127