New Fleetlines from Rapido UK

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Rapido Trains UK is to produce a new batch of its 1:76 scale West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive (WMPTE) Fleetline buses, including a selection of retailer exclusives for Rails of Sheffield and TTC Diecast.

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Six new West Midland liveries along with Scottish and Northern colour schemes are planned including West Bromwich, Quinton and Coventry branding for the first time. Also included is Fleetline No. 6311, which is being re-painted by Transport Museum Wythall with period-style Rapido UK adverts.

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Bearing the hallmarks of previous releases with working headlights and poseable wheels, this new batch of Fleetlines will include examples in WMPTE blue/cream (Cat No. 901027/028), WM Buses West Bromwich silver/blue (901029), WM Buses Quinton silver/blue (901030)  WM Buses Coventry silver/blue (901031), Midland Fox livery (901032), Stotts of Oldham colours (901033), Andrews of Sheffield livery (‘Duke of Darnell’) (901034), A1 Services (901035) and WMPTE blue/cream with Rapido advertising (901036). There will also be undecorated early and late body styles too (901042/043).

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Rails of Sheffield has also commissioned Fleetline NOC 476R ‘Little John’ in Andrews of Sheffield livery (901037), while TTC Diecast has commissioned Fleetlines SDA 715S (901038) and SDA 651S (901039) in Stagecoach United Counties colours, together with WDA 662T in West Midlands Travel Driver Trainer livery (901041) and a plain white sample with no decoration (901040).

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Priced at £54.95 each (£44.95 undecorated), the models are due in late 2023.

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Visit Rapido Trains UK for more information.

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