Roden 739 Type B Old London Bus 1/72
The Type B was able to transport up to 34 passengers — 16 on the first level and another 18 on the second "floor", which was not covered by any roof, which apparently did not facilitate travel during bad weather, but allowed for a good view from the height of several feet from the surface. The first buses did not even have headlights, which caused some danger during their operation in the dark, but in 1912, all previously built buses, along with the new ones, received an electric lighting system.
The maximum speed of the bus was 16 miles per hour, but almost immediately the London police set a speed limit of 12 miles for reasons of traffic safety in the city. Immediately with the advent of a new mode of transport, an extensive itinerary network was created, and in this context the only transport was cabs that carried passengers solely by the modern principle of taxi transportation. Currently, passengers have been able to get from one end of the city to another on a specific route, knowing in advance the bus schedule of a particular route.
In the coming years, nearly 2,500 B-type buses have been built, and their use has become larger and larger.
Skill level 4
Paints and glue not included
Not suitable for under 14 years of age
New Other : Box opened absolutely no signs of use. May have some cosmetic blemishes from being unboxed. Original box may be missing or damaged. Generally will be complete with all accessories and manuals where applicable otherwise it will be noted in the listing condition.
Used Excellent : Minimal signs of use in almost new condition. Full working order. Original box may be missing or damaged.
Used Good : Signs of use but still in good condition / working order. Original box may be missing or damaged.
Used Acceptable : Extensive signs of use but in good working order, may be missing some items that do not affect the operation. Original box may be missing or damaged.
Spares or Repair : Parts missing that affect the function or not working needing some attention to fix.
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