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1:76 Scale Guy Arab Birmingham

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Customers in Europe/United Kingdom

If you have not yet reserved your bus models, please come see us at the Warley Model Railway Exhibition on 23-24 November to buy your buses in person. We will be selling the buses from our booth on behalf of our friends at the Wythall Transport Museum, and every direct purchase made at the show will support the museum. You can't miss us - just look for the big Brummie bus in the exhibition hall!

If you can't make it to Warley, please order your buses from Rails of Sheffield.

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Customers in the USA and Canada.

Limited stock is available in our North American warehouse!

Your card will be charged when ordering and buses will ship out within the next two weeks.

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Birmingham City Transit

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$59.95

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$49.95

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6 SANDON ROAD
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$59.95

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$49.95

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11 OUTER CIRCLE
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$59.95

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$49.95

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32 GOSPEL LANE LOOP VIA LAKEY LANE
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$59.95

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$49.95

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52 BEECHES ESTATE VIA WALSALL ROAD
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$59.95

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$49.95

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56 CASTLE BROMWICH (NEWPORT ROAD)
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$59.95

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$49.95

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63 RUBERY
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$59.95

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$49.95

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750 WYTHALL TRANSPORT MUSEUM
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$59.95

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$49.95

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1A MOSELEY AND ACOCKS GREEN
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$59.95

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$49.95

 

West Midlands

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5 PERRY COMMON COURT LANE
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$59.95

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$49.95

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9 QUINTON
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$59.95

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$49.95

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15 BLAKENALL
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$59.95

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$49.95

 

Undecorated

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$59.95

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$49.95

 

 

 

Model Features

The 1:76 Birmingham Guy Arab will feature:

  • 100% accurate proportions based on a 3D scan of the real thing
  • Injection-moulded plastic and metal construction
  • All body weld lines, extrusions and rivets accurately rendered
  • Full, multi-coloured interior with no large posts blocking aisles
  • Separate metal wire handrails and rear platform grab pole
  • Separate etched-metal interior grab poles
  • Steerable front wheels with rubber tyres
  • Flush-fitting windows
  • Accurate, even paint finish that does not obscure the details
  • Several routes/destinations available plus blank destination with transfers included
  • Deluxe versions feature working headlamps & interior lighting
  • Deluxe versions also feature illuminated destination blinds
  • Deluxe versions require a 12V 500mA DC power supply (not included)

Rapido is excited to begin shipping its first 1:76 Scale model bus, the Birmingham City Transport (BCT) ‘New Look’ Guy Arab Birmingham.

With the word “FORWARD” emblazoned beneath its coat of arms, the city of Birmingham has been the industrial and technological hub of the United Kingdom. Reflecting its home at the forefront of industrial development, the adoption of concealed radiators by BCT really made the industry sit up and take notice.

Under development from 1948 and delivered from 1950, the New Look buses gained their nickname from fashion designer Christian Dior’s ‘New Look’ dresses of the late 1940s. The BCT New Look had a radical impact on bus development in the 1950s, with variations of the New Look front appearing all over the country in subsequent years.

Rapido’s Birmingham New Look Bus model is a Guy Arab Birmingham with Metro-Cammell body, one of 200 buses delivered between 1952 and 1954 (JOJ 901-999, LOG 300 and MOF 3-102). These iconic buses featured one-piece body construction, a seating capacity of 55 (30 upper and 25 lower), and a tough Gardner 6LW engine. They were rugged and loud, growling through the streets of Birmingham for an entire generation.

 

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Rapido Trains Inc. is a high-end manufacturer of model trains and accessories in HO, OO and N (North American 1:160 and British 1:148) scales. Our aim is to recreate the entire rail travel experience, from fully-detailed interiors and underframe equipment on our trains to fully-wired telephone poles for your model railroad.