ModelZone has just announced that it has commissioned an exclusive 1:24 Routemaster bus from Sun Star, which will go on sale exclusively through its chain of stores. Limited to just 639 certificated pieces, the model replicates an East London RMC (RMC 1485-485 CLT) on express route X15, the Beckton Express, with the destination Oxford Circus. (The real bus is still operating for Ensign Bus Company.)

This will be the first outing of Sun Star's RMC casting in a red livery and the model will carry the correct three piece front destination blind and the correct Beckton Express nearside slipboard. 

Priced at £124.99, the model will be go on sale in May 2011 but pre-orders are now being taken. To be sure of securing an example, pop into your local ModelZone store or call the ModelZone mail order hotline on 0208 686 0096, quoting product code ABH2915.