Friday, 13 June 2014

Bachmann Exclusive: 31511 - RM - London Transport Silver Jubilee

This year marks Bachmann Europe's 25th year in the Model and Hobby industry. To commemorate this anniversary they have commissioned a model of one of London's iconic Routemasters, 850 DYE (RM 1850) decorated as it would have appeared during the Silver Jubilee celebrations of 1977.




Between April and November 1977 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, London Transport operated a special fleet of 25 silver Routemasters. This newly painted fleet was temporarily renumbered SRM1 to SRM25 and ran on various routes in and out of central London. 

Each vehicle was given a sponsor who paid for exclusive advertising on their vehicle. The interiors were fitted with specially designed woollen carpets. Commemorative individualised yellow tickets were issued to the boarding passengers on all Silver Buses, with the exception of one SRM18.


31511 - RM Routemaster - London Transport Silver Jubilee
Our model depicts SRM 25 (RM 1850) registered 850 DYE, which was sponsored by Woolworth. Shown on its south London route, 1 to Marylebone, which it ran from Mon-Sat, between 11th April and 25th June 1977 and was operated out of the New Cross Garage. 
RRP £32.75
Scheduled for a July Release

Silver Routemaster SRM 25 will be available through all Bachmann Stockists from July 2014. We anticipate that this famous Routemaster livery will be very popular and so would advise our collectors to pre-order it as soon as possible!