27 May 2021
Holland Oto with Buckie Model Centre Angela Coaches VDL Futura – Angela Holidays
REF: BCC 04
The fourth model in the 1/87 scale British Coach collection, commissioned from Holland Oto by Buckie Model Centre, depicts this rather eye-catching livery on the popular Netherlands-based VDL design.
VDL's Futura is a proven design for the luxury and executive coach travel market and its lines lend themselves very well to the striking livery of the Southampton-based Angela Holidays, a specialist in UK and Continental coach trips throughout the year. Established as a family-run coach company in the early 1950s, Angela prides itself on operating a fleet of luxury coaches that are always kept in top condition and never more than six-years-old.
Following hot on the heels of earlier releases in the collection (reviewed in the December 2020 and April 2021 issues), this latest version of Holland Oto's excellent 1/87 scale VDL Futura casting features some truly excellent work in terms of graphical application - the tampo-printed livery is perfectly applied along the body and around the curves.
The tinted windows are rather special too, adding to the look of luxury whilst still allowing just enough to be seen inside to appreciate the work that has gone into here too. The two side mirrors finish off the authentic look of the coach - these come as separate items to avoid any potential damage in transit, but fit in neatly without the need for any adhesive, so can be easily removed for storage, if desired.
Finishing off the model perfectly are the wheels, which are nicely-detailed and are fitted with authentic rubber tyres. Another excellent model that is perfect for coach and model railway enthusiasts alike, being perfect for HO scale layouts.