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Adam Dowling

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Toy Bus-can anyone identify make and type?
« on: April 26, 2008, 04:27:36 PM »
I have had this toy bus (well alright its not a model) for as long as I can remember, but I have always wondered what chassis and body design it was based on.
Can anyone help?
As for the fact it is quite battered and held together with sellotape....blame my younger brother!!
(And the fact that I played with it non-stop until I was about 8 or 9!!!)

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Re: Toy Bus-can anyone identify make and type?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2008, 04:38:56 PM »
I'd guess a Fleetline of some sort?.

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Re: Toy Bus-can anyone identify make and type?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2008, 04:42:56 PM »
Forgot to add-It has Greater Manchester Transport written on the side along with a logo like the one at the top of this bus stop

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Re: Toy Bus-can anyone identify make and type?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2008, 05:07:37 PM »
I recognised the livery :). It will most likely be a Fleetline, looks like it has been based on the Mancunian style of body specified by Selnec and GMPTE.

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« Last Edit: April 26, 2008, 07:41:49 PM by Bristol RE »

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Re: Toy Bus-can anyone identify make and type?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2008, 07:39:58 PM »
Cheers for the info ;D

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Re: Toy Bus-can anyone identify make and type?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2008, 07:59:05 PM »
I have had this toy bus (well alright its not a model) for as long as I can remember, but I have always wondered what chassis and body design it was based on.
Can anyone help? [img]
Looks like a MB17 but is it a code one or is it code3?
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Re: Toy Bus-can anyone identify make and type?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2008, 08:37:09 PM »
I have had this toy bus (well alright its not a model) for as long as I can remember, but I have always wondered what chassis and body design it was based on.
Can anyone help?
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Looks like a MB17 but is it a code one or is it code3?

You mean these?

I don't think it is due to the fact that the doors don't open.
Also the top deck window appears to be of a different design.
Although it was made by Matchbox as part of a "Super Kings" range, according to the bottom.

(What's gone wrong with the quotation box thingy???
my reply has been quoted by my reply!!)
« Last Edit: April 26, 2008, 08:39:28 PM by Adam Dowling »

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Re: Toy Bus-can anyone identify make and type?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2008, 12:30:19 AM »
It's a 'Code 3' (repaint) into Greater Manchester livery of the Lesney (Matchbox) Super Kings K15 'The Londoner' - I think it was first produced in 1972, with 'Swinging London Carnaby Street' adverts. The original casting had a sliding button which allowed the rear doors to open.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Matchbox-K15-Bus-Swinging-London_W0QQitemZ220211261195QQihZ012QQcategoryZ123828QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247

Various liveries have been produced, including the silver 'Royal Wedding' in 1981. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Matchbox-K15-The-Londoner-Superking-Royal-Wedding_W0QQitemZ220220081275QQihZ012QQcategoryZ123828QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247

The real bus was the DMS-class Fleetline, as used by London Transport: http://www.ltmcollection.org/museum/object/object.html?_IXSR_=VqdIZIEQSku&_IXMAXHITS_=1&IXinv=1986/8&IXsummary=collection/collection&IXcollection=vehicles&_IXFIRST_=20

Hope this is of interest  :)
« Last Edit: April 27, 2008, 12:44:00 AM by Derrick Pancel »

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Re: Toy Bus-can anyone identify make and type?
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2008, 07:17:05 AM »
It's a 'Code 3' (repaint) into Greater Manchester livery of the Lesney (Matchbox) Super Kings K15 'The Londoner' - I think it was first produced in 1972, with 'Swinging London Carnaby Street' adverts. The original casting had a sliding button which allowed the rear doors to open.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Matchbox-K15-Bus-Swinging-London_W0QQitemZ220211261195QQihZ012QQcategoryZ123828QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247

Various liveries have been produced, including the silver 'Royal Wedding' in 1981. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Matchbox-K15-The-Londoner-Superking-Royal-Wedding_W0QQitemZ220220081275QQihZ012QQcategoryZ123828QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247

The real bus was the DMS-class Fleetline, as used by London Transport: http://www.ltmcollection.org/museum/object/object.html?_IXSR_=VqdIZIEQSku&_IXMAXHITS_=1&IXinv=1986/8&IXsummary=collection/collection&IXcollection=vehicles&_IXFIRST_=20

Hope this is of interest  :)
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I hadn't realised it was a King size.
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Re: Toy Bus-can anyone identify make and type?
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2008, 11:53:51 AM »
Adam I think the picture above of the bus on top of it's boxis a "normal" size Matchbox model MB17 The "scruffy"  one at the top of this thread is, as the others have sated, a Superking model K15. On some versions of this model you could open and shut the dors with az small lever i=on the side and ring the bell  wivh e=was situated in the engine bay.

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Re: Toy Bus-can anyone identify make and type?
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2008, 09:27:12 AM »
Sorry about the typos in the above post.

I am not sure now about the opening door version, it may have been a late Dinky model??

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Re: Toy Bus-can anyone identify make and type?
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2008, 11:12:31 AM »
It's a K15 as I mentioned above, although I can understand how you might think it was a Dinky Atlantean :)

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Re: Toy Bus-can anyone identify make and type?
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2008, 10:22:57 AM »
Cheers Derrick
I am sure I have one of the K15 s in red livery in the loft somewhere
I have a few of the small 17s in various liveries

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Re: Toy Bus-can anyone identify make and type?
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2008, 01:54:31 PM »
I also have a few MB17s - Both 'The Londoner' and Leyland Titan castings.