Oxford Diecast 1:76 76COM003 Commer Commando Deck and a Half Bus - BEA

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This model is the Oxford Diecast 76COM003 Commer Commando Deck and a Half Bus in Lt Grey over Dk Grey BEA livery.

The model has no opening parts, all detail is cast into the body. To the front of the vehicle we have a chromed radiator grille with starting handle opening and black radiator cap(?) set into the top centre. Either side of this sits the head lights, painted in dark grey with silver painted lenses, . Below this is the front bumper (chromed) and incorporating a centred number plate with white on black background lettering [TMG 114].

Further back on the wheel wells are two tiny silver painted side lights. THe engine bay side louvres are picked out in silver. The front windscreen is encompassed by a light grey surround. A single black, tampo printed windscreen wiper is placed above and across the windscreen. Above the windscreen, in maroon lettering, is "British, Eauropean Airways" on two lines. To the sides, the doors are finished off with tampo printed BEA logo, silver door handles and silver body lines. On the right hand side is a cast petrol cap. To the rear sides is a tampo printed BEA logo and the words "British European Airways".

At the rear is another chromed bumper. The rear lights are represented by red dots either side of the white on black number plate [TMG 114]. Below the number plate are the luggage compartment doors, handle and hinges.

The interior has reddish brown plastic seats with a blue  face to the compartment separators. A black Steering wheel is set into the black dashboard. The glazing is clear in all the windows.

All wheels are of a "commercial" hub style - a dark grey plastic hub, with simulated chromed hub centre on the front wheels, and a separate "rubber" tyre.

The base plate is black plastic with a rudimentary representation of a chassis, drive shaft, exhaust system, petrol tank, locker, and spare wheel. It is attached to the body casting by two small self tapping screws and carries the legend "Oxford" at the top front centre.

Item: 3022

This photograph of the Commer Commando in BEA livery is used with the kind permission of Bob Hobbs (na3t.org) and is attributed on that site to Peter Brazier. COPYRIGHT on this photo remains with NA3T and permission to use the photograph should be obtained from that organisation.