The future is bright with this new bus from Northcord

18 February 2022
Northcord Model Company is releasing the thirteenth livery of its 10.9 metre long, single-door casting

Following the significant success in launching the brand new casting of the Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMC model in the liveries of National Express West Midlands, Stagecoach in Oxfordshire, Bluestar, Stagecoach West Scotland, Southern Vectis, Stagecoach South, Ensign Bus and Xplore Dundee, Northcord Model Company is now releasing the thirteenth livery of its 10.9 metre long, single-door casting – No UK6526 in the livery of National Express West Midlands, with SmartVision camera mirrors in place of traditional driver rear-view mirrors. UK6526 represents fleet number 6937 (SK68 MJE) and was new to National Express West Midlands in early 2019. In addition to being the first to have the innovative SmartVision camera mirrors bus in the fleet, 6937 carries a full and colourfully branded livery for Platinum X10.

The stand-out features on the branding are: “up to every 20 mins” frequency on all sides. The prominent route number “X10” is carried on both sides and the rear, whilst “FAST along Hagley Road” is carried on the top of the front destination glass, “Halesowen to city centre” and “FAST along Hagley Road” on the nearside above the entrance door and, on the rear, “Merry Hill | Halesowen | then FAST Quinton | Bearwood | city centre” is prominent. Fares details are carried on some windows on each lower deck side. Within the advert panels on each side and on the rear, lower window wording refers to the extra legroom available on board in addition to the comfy seats. The model also correctly portrays the name “Brooke Yvie", which is carried on the front, below the windscreen on the nearside, and on the rear, at the top of the engine cover on the offside. The Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMC UK6526 is a one-piece casting whose clean lines accentuate the square, gasket-mounted windows and the livery application on which all logos and lettering are clearly legible. Another main feature on the UK6526 model is its single tree protector at the front. The front dome on the model is significant, with curved windscreens on both upper deck and lower deck.

Northcord Model Company is also creating new design standards within the interior of both saloons. These features, inside the compartments, will represent the real, outstanding layout of the Enviro400 MMC, such as the extensive portrayal of handrails on upper deck and lower deck, etc. The brand new 10.9 metre Enviro400 MMC bus model is limited to 1,008 pieces worldwide.

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