'B' Type Omnibus - Vintage Airfix

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'B' Type Omnibus

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This kit is for sale the condition is: New
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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There may also be extra information underneath the main description.

Airfix Catalogue description:

First introduced in 1910, the B type bus was a standardised mechanically propelled omnibus, but it still retained many of the lines of the horse-drawn buses which had preceded it. The B type buses proved extremely successful in service and many hundreds of them were produced, both as the standard double decker and also in single-deck form. The body of the bus was built mainly of wood and seats 18 passengers on the top deck with 16 below inside.

A water-cooled 4 cylinder petrol engine producing 25hp powered the bus through a 3-speed and reverse gearbox with a shaft to the rear wheels. The chassis was made of ash faced with steel and the cast steel wheels had solid rubber tyres. Fenders were fitted on each side between the wheels to prevent people from falling under the rear wheels.

Airfix Catalogue information:
Series: 4
First Issued: 1962
Catalogue Ref - 2nd Edition (1963): 471
Catalogue Ref - 3rd Edition (1964): 471
Catalogue Ref - 4th Edition (1966): 471
Catalogue Ref - 5th Edition (1967): 471
Catalogue Ref - 17th Edition (1980): 06443-1
Catalogue Ref - 1991 Edition: 06443
Catalogue Ref - 1992 Edition: 06443
Catalogue Ref - 1993 Edition: 06443
Catalogue Ref - 1994 Edition: 06443
Catalogue Ref - 2014 Edition: A06443


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