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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.
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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The 1:76 Birmingham Guy Arab will feature:
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.