Corgi C529 Routemaster Bus - Graham Ward - 1985 Calendar

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This model is the Corgi C529 Routemaster Bus in Orange over Black. This model was released with a 1985 Calendar on the upper deck sides. This bus shows no route boards front and rear these positions being taken by the Calendar for January and July. The left hand lower side of the bus is marked with an advertisement for "G Ward's Model & Hobby Shop" in black letters on a white paper label background. The right hand lower side also has a white paper label advertising "Have a Happy 1985 Collect with Graham Ward". At the rear the lower half of the bus has a white paper label with black printed "1985" just below the window.

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 black 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 1984 and 1985.

Item: 1122

 

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This model is the Corgi C529 Routemaster Bus in Orange over Black. This model was released with a 1985 Calendar on the upper deck sides. This bus shows no route boards front and rear these positions being taken by the Calendar for January and July. The left hand lower side of the bus is marked with an advertisement for "G Ward's Model & Hobby Shop" in black letters on a white paper label background. The right hand lower side also has a white paper label advertising "Have a Happy 1985 Collect with Graham Ward". At the rear the lower half of the bus has a white paper label with black printed "1985" just below the window.

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 black 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 1984 and 1985.

Item: 1775