2925    1948  RT597-HLX414

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Avail Date : NOV 2009
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Scale : 1:24
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Color : Green
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Barcode : 657440029254
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N.W. 4.88 KGS
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G.W. 6.65 KGS
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Per CTN : 2 PCS
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Carton CBM : 0.0362
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Limited Edition 768pcs
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1948 RT597 ˇV HLX414

RT597 was the first RT to be delivered , brand new, to Country service when it entered service on route 301 on  21st July 1948 out of Tring garage.  Unlike our earlier model of a Country bus, 2922 ˇV RT36, a 2RT2 which had been re-painted in 1955, RT597 was a Weymann-bodied 3RT3. The 3RT chassis was similar to the 2RT with the main differences being that it was cut short behind the rear axle, the platform and staircase being cantilevered off the main body structure, and had a revised square fuel tank.

The RT3 body was completely new with the most obvious difference being the absence of the rear roof box.. At the front, the downward curve of the lower edge of the cab windows had been removed and, below the windscreen, the vents were reduced to 3. The destination blind box was moved to below the via box, although blinds were ˇ§restrictedˇ¨ due to lack of availability of revised blinds and a route number plate had been added to the corner pillar below the canopy. Internally, a bell cord was added and the fare chart was now glass-fronted and sited on the bulkhead above the off-side longitudinal seat. Perhaps the most curious change was the addition of a second stairwell mirror to improve the conductor's view of the upper deck. All these features have been faithfully reproduced in this new model.