Bedford Duple OB Coach, 1:24 scale, Southdown JCD 371 (Original Classics)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Bedford Duple OB Coach, 1:24 scale, Southdown JCD 371 (Original Classics)

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location:
Arch One , Area 81
Brighton Beach (display)
Glamour of Brighton

A stunningly detailed green 1:24-scale model of a Bedford Duple OB Coach, numberplate JCD 371, by Original Classics ("OC").

The superb model has its original cardboard box and packing. The box is mostly purple with yellow and white text, and a yellow background behind the model title, which contrasts with the picture of a cream "Royal Blue" version of the model (a sticker then qualifies this by saying "This box contains Southdown JCD 371".

Box text

" The superb BEDFORD DUPLE OB COACH DIE CAST MODEL is available from ORIGINAL CLASSIC. Produced to 1:24 scale, this unique model WITH ROOFLIGHTS is packed with detail and features which include – working lights to the front, rear and interior. The inside contains lavish finishing touches comprising patterned upholstery, footrests, ashtrays, clock, mirrors, window winders and even a welcome aboard sign!
The iconic Bedford OB is recognised as a real classic amongst British coaches and the ORIGINAL CLASSICS model captures this faithfully... in every detail! "
MODEL SIZE 12 1/4" (311mm) long, 3 3/4" (96mm) wide, 4 1/2" (114mm) high

The original bus

The Bedford OB appeared in 1939, just before the outbreak of World War Two. Although only a two-digit number were produced before the war halted production, the design was a classic, and after the war ended over twelve thousand were produced.

The manufacturers and bus enthusiasts tend to refer to the bonnet shape as a classic "bullnose", but the bus' curves and bulbous "high forehead" meant that to people who grew up with the bus, it was a "piggy" bus.

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