21 March 2019
Newly tooled EFE Routemaster first release
The first updated Routemaster release from E.F.E. with new panel rib detail will be RML900 (registration WLT 900) depicted in the ownership of Clydeside Scottish in the late 1980s.
RML900, built in 1961, had been earmarked for scrap by London Transport following a heavy collision. Deemed beyond economical repair by LT, Clydeside bought the bus and rebuilt it, re-entering service in Glasgow in June 1988. At the time, it was well known as the only RML in service outside London. Clydeside's red and yellow livery also included a large area of white and featured a popular Scots cartoon character. In 1995 the vehicle was acquired by Blue Triangle and restored to original 1961 LT condition. Passing to the London Bus Company in 2007, it is still used on charter hire work today.
Priced at £34.95, No E42301 is yet to to have a confirmed release date but pre-ordering from your EFE/Bachmann stockist is advisable as ‘Oor Wullie’s Special’ won’t be around for long!