We've just received news today that the Northcord Model Company will shortly be releasing its first model under the new company name (the company formerly traded as Creative Master Northcord Ltd, or CMNL). This will be a 1:76 Alexander ALX400-bodied Dennis Trident in the iconic blue and silver Ensign Bus livery.

This first NMC model will comes in new generic packaging and will features Ensignbus 103 (V479 KJN) on route 22 to Grays Bus Station (Belhus, Lakeside) with '22 via Lakeside' carried in the side desination.

Ensignbus acquired V479 KJN in September 2009 after it had operated in service with Stagecoach Selkent and East London Bus & Coach in London for many years. Although it was originally a dual-door bus for TfL service, V479 KJN was later rebuilt as single-door and repainted into the stylish Ensignbus colours.

This will be a limited edition of only 720 pieces. To pre-order see ads in Model Collector or call UK distributor John Ayrey Diecast Ltd on 01274 594119 for stockist advice.

Ensign Bus Alexander ALX400-bodied Dennis Trident in 1/76

 

Ensign Bus Alexander ALX400-bodied Dennis Trident in 1/76