RT Bus 
1:24 scale

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1939 RT113 - FXT288
Item: 2920
Color: Red

Limited Edition 2999pcs

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1946 RT10-FXT 185
Item: 2921
Color: Red

Limited Edition 2000pcs

RT10 entered service in May 1940 at the Chelverton Road garage and was then transferred in December 1940 to Putney. We have modeled RT10 as it was in 1946, having been painted in the new red and cream livery which was almost exactly the same as the original RT1 prototype and which would be adopted as the standard livery for STL?ôs and new and over-hauled RT?ôs for the next four years. By this time, an off-side headlight had been incorporated into the body below the driver window.
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1955 RT36-FXT 211
Item: 2922
Color: Green

Limited Edition 2000pcs

The last of the pre-war 2RT2?ôs were withdrawn from passenger service on May 31st 1955. Most of them stayed with London Transport as driver training or staff transport vehicles. However, on Country Bus Route 327, which was operated out of Hertford garage, there was a bridge at Brow bourns which had a weight-carrying restriction which would not allow a standard post-war RT3 with a full load of passengers to cross over it. In the absence of any suitable STL?ôs,RT36 was one of only seven 2RT2?ôs to be re-painted in the green and cream livery of the Country Area and to re-enter passenger service on June 1st 1955 , where it stayed until August 31st 1957 before final withdrawal when the bridge had been strengthened. Our model replicates RT36 during its operation on 327.

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1947 RT402-HLX219
Item: 2923
Color: Red
In 1947, manufacture of the first post-war RT3's started and on Saturday May 10th of that year, RT402 was the first of them to enter service, operating out of

the Layton garage on Route 10. This Weymann-bodied vehicle is a 3RT3 and incorporates all the characteristics this body. Externally, the cab windows were revised and the ventilation louvers were reduced in number. Furthermore, the rear off-side body panel in front of the rear wheel arch no longer curved inwards. In terms of Route information, a Route number plate was added to the front near-side pillar and one above the front near-side window was removed, the front destination blind box was re-located below the Via box and the rear roof box has been omitted. Internally, the fare chart moved to the off-side bulkhead, just above the off-side longitudinal bench seat, and a bell cord was added.

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RT7-FXT182
Item: 2924
Color: Red
In April 1946, three 2RT2, including RT7, were painted in an experimental livery which was intended to replace the war-time one, as used on our first RT model, 2920. This new simplified livery consisted of an all-over red body with black wings and wheel arches, a thin cream line above the upper-deck windows and a cream band between the upper and lower decks. Our model features RT7 in this short-lived livery, operating on Route 28 out of Chelverton Road garage, where it had entered service in March 1940. During that overhaul, the bell cord had been replaced with two bell pushes on the lower deck, a curtain had been added behind the front lower deck window and the handrails at the front had been re-sited.
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1949 RTL501-JXC20
Item: 2926
Color: Red

Limited Edition 580 pcs
Traditionally, AEC was London Transport's major supplier of buses but, at the end of the war, it became apparent that they had insufficient capacity to meet the future demand.So, in the summer of 1946, Leyland Motors Ltd was approached to supply 1,500 of its new standard 9.8 litre engine, 1,000 for RT's which would now be called RTL's and the remaining 500 for RTW's, the wider-bodied version. 
RTL501 was the first Leyland-engined RT to enter service on 16th June 1948, operating from Turnham Green garage on Route 91. Easily recognisable by its Leyland radiator grille which did not have the AEC-style central vertical silver strip, its Leyland chassis also has the characteristic flat-faced Leyland dumb-irons. RTL501 is also unique because it was also the only Leyland to be fitted with a roof box from new, since it used the RT3 body originally destined for RT657.
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1948 RT1045 - JXN73
Item: 2927
Color: Green


Limited Edition 900pcs
After the disappearance of the rear roofbox on the RT3 body, it was not long before the front roofbox was also removed on its successor, the RT3/1. The cab remained unchanged on the RT3/1 but the blind box was modified to a more familiar 3-bay layout and a route number blind was added below the canopy, which now had a thin °ßvalance°® or overhang. 
The body was mounted on the shortened 3RT chassis with the revised fuel tank. Country buses began to receive RT3/1s in November 1948 and RT1045 was one of nine delivered to Watford High street in December 1948.
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1948 RT852 - JXN230
Item: 2928
Color: Red

Limited Edition 800pcs
RT852 was the first example of the new RT3/1 body (with no roofboxes at all) and had been presented to the public at the Commercial Motor Exhibition at Earl's Court in 1948. 
In July 1948, the first delivery of RT3/1s was made to Dalston when they received a batch of 6. In October, to replace their ST's on Routes 81, 116 and 117, Hounslow became the third garage to receive them when a batch of 16 was delivered, including RT852. Despite its brand new 3-bay layout to the front blind box, restricted blinds had to be used because none of the new format were available, when RT852 first entered service on Route 117.

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