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Leyland Olympian Double Decker Bus, London Buses Metro
The Leyland Olympian entered service with the National Bus Company (N.B.C.) in 1981, as a replacement for the Bristol VRT. Shortly after this, Olympians entered service with many provincial operators. London Transport ordered its' first batch in 1984.
Initial batches of the Olympian featured a Leyland chassis, powered by a Gardner 6 LXB engine with an Eastern Carriage Works (E.C.W.) body. Later batches used a Leyland built body and those produced more recently had an Optare built body. Outwardly these three bodies are basically identical and this kit is based on this type of Olympian.
They were exported to Greece, Hong Kong, the USA, Canada and Singapore. Kit contains pre-coloured parts and transfers; requires glue and detail painting to complete.
Leyland National Single Decker Bus, Greater Manchester
The Leyland National bus was built in Workington, Cumbria, between 1972 and 1985, this project being a collaboration between British Leyland and the National Bus Company. It was a successful venture, with thousands built, and also exported to many countries around the world, including Australia, the Netherlands, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, and the largest export shipment, 450 buses to Venezuela! Very few remain in service in the UK, but over 100 are preserved. Another interesting fact, and a railway one, is that the bus body design, and components, were adapted to be used in the British Rail Class 141, 142 and 155 diesel multiple units. Kit contains pre-coloured parts and transfers; requires glue and detail painting to complete.