Red Double Decker No177 Bus, Ovaltine, pre-war (Triang Minic)
Red Double Decker No177 Bus, Ovaltine, pre-war (Triang Minic)Catalogue image of almost the same bus (i)
A red Tri-Ang MINIC clockwork pre-war double-decker No.177 bus, destination: Mitcham, with cream bands running horizontally across the upper deck of windows and roof, and the lower deck of windows, and white tyres. This example is rather rare.
The bus has a large advert on the sides for Ovaltine, and a small advert for Bisto on its lower back.
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).