Limited Editions With Endless Appeal
Opening Offside Emergency Exit (Metrobus only)
Detailed Drivers compartment with movable steering
Authentic Upholsterd Seat detailing
Realistic moulded Engine
Front & Rear Sprung Suspension
Opening Passenger Doors & Nearside Rotating Blind
All blinds Changed by rotating Cog system
Opening Rear Emergency Exit
Opening Rear Engine Cover
Front, rear & nearside blinds are all changeable
All of our highly detailed 1:24th Scale DMS & Metrobus models include working features, such as steering, changeable rotating front, nearside and rear route blinds, sprung; front and rear suspension, opening passenger doors, emergency exits, and engine cover, all of which we feel goes to make theses models an impressive addition to any collection.
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In the late 1970s London Transport were looking for large numbers of suitable buses to replace the DMS Fleetlines. Following trials of the MCW Metrobus London Transport were impressed with their performance and began placing orders for these buses to help them overcome production problems being experienced with the supply of the Leyland Titans.
London Transport began to take delivery of batches of these buses in the 1970s and further batches arrived each year until the mid-1980s.
The reliability of the MCW Metrobus made it popular and it was purchased by bus companies throughout the U.K. and abroad. Thirty years on these distinctive buses can still be seen working in service around many parts of the country and it was only the requirement for low floor buses that removed them from service in London.
The DMS was one of the last buses to be specifically designed for London Transport and was the first purpose-built on man operated (OMO) double deck bus. The chassis used was the Daimler Fleetline, later to become a Leyland Fleetline and the were powered by Gardener, Leyland and Rolls-Royce engines and bodies that were built by Park Royal and MCW. The body was equipped with a periscope to let the driver see into the upper deck and some were originally fitted with split entrance doors to allow exact fare collection via an automatic turnstile, a feature that proved to be short-lived. The DMS bus was also operated by bus companies across Britain and around the world. The DMS bus was operated by London Transport between 1971 and 1993 and was also operated by companies across Britain and the world.