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WWI B type bus build – Part 1:Introduction

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The vehicle

© TfL, from London Transport Museum Collection

“The … B-type is a model of double-decker bus that was introduced in London in 1910… A total of 900 of the buses were used to move troops behind the lines during World War I.” [1] [2]

The kit

airfix_b_type_bus_ole_bill_400

Airfix 1/32 kit [3].

References

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGOC_B-type
2. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234985326-london-general-omnibus-company-type-b-bus/
3. http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/wwi-old-bill-bus-gift-set-1-32.html

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3 thoughts on “WWI B type bus build – Part 1:Introduction

  1. Pingback: WWI B type bus | Skarach's world

  2. Both the photos are not B-type buses but Daimlers. The first one is from 1914 when the Daimlers were used by the Royal Marine Transport Company for the RND (Royal Naval Division). The second one is 1917 from Arras when the 16th Auxiliary Omnibus Company were their successors. Note the window pattern of two small upper windows to each large lower window.
    Ther are a lot of details in my book “Ole Bill, the hitory of London buses in the First World War. Still available from the London Transport Museum shop.

    • Hello! Thanks for your help – that is expert knowledge. I have amended the image to one from the London Transport Museum site, so hopefully that is more accurate.

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