22 October 2010
The Model Bus Federation - who specialize in model PSVs, including diecast buses and scratch-built models - has now celebrated its 40th anniversary. ...
Many modellers and collectors will have heard the of the Model Bus Federation (MBF) but perhaps less well known is that the MBF has now celebrated it’s 40th anniversary.
Two enthusiasts initially set up the MBF as a means of communicating with like-minded people with a view to extending their hobby. From these humble beginnings, the Federation has gone from strength to strength, with a worldwide membership in excess of 1,000 members.
The organisation has much to offer the bus enthusiast, especially those with a general interest in models. Members now benefit from a professionally produced, full colour 28-page monthly Journal, comprising members’ articles, the latest kit and diecast reviews, events diary, hints and tips, and a sales shop which is run for the benefit of it’s membership on a mail order basis. Many items stocked are exclusive to members.
In addition to the Journal, local and national monthly meetings are regularly held. The MBF is structured into geographical areas, each having its own area secretary, so anyone can become an active member very easily.
All scales are catered for and full-sized buses are also featured regularly in the Journal with articles to assist members in their modelling activities.
The MBF remains the only organisation devoted to the world of model PSVs, and these take the form of kit and scratch-built models, diecast bus, tram and trolleybuses, as well as ancillary vehicles and, to a lesser extent, cars, vans and lorries.