Red Double Decker No177 Bus, Ovaltine, pre-war (Triang Minic)

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Red Double Decker No177 Bus, Ovaltine, pre-war (Triang Minic)

Double Deck Bus, London Transport, Triang Minic (MinicCat 1937).jpg Catalogue image of almost the same bus (i)
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location:
Arch Three , Area 1
1930s Model Railway Layout

A red Tri-Ang MINIC clockwork pre-war double-decker No.177 bus, destination: Mitcham, with cream bands running horizontally across both the upper and lower decks, and white tyres. This example is rather rare.

Advertising

The bus has a large advert on the sides for Ovaltine, and a small advert for Bisto on its lower back.

Dating

As well as the white tyres (which tend to date a MINIC to the pre-war era if the tyres are original), the bus is also a darker red than the others on display (which look to be "Post Office red" or very close).