23 December 2021
Northcord Model Company Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMC Stagecoach North West 555 Lakes Connection (10555 - SN16 ONX)
Northcord's excellent casting of the Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMC model has proved incredibly popular in the eleven liveries already produced. It has now released the twelfth version on the 10.9 metre long, single-door casting.
Produced in the livery of Stagecoach North West with full branding for route 555 'The Lakes Connection', it carries fleet number 10555, and the registration SN16 ONX. It represents one of 12 Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMCs that were introduced for the Lakes Connection network in 2016 that are now part of the Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire fleet.
The bus that was chosen as the subject is particularly relevant due to the connection between the route number and the final three digits of the fleet number - 555. The model is fully branded for route 555, showing the destination to Keswick. The special, comprehensive livery is accurately reproduced, and the stand-out features of this are: “free WiFi, USB charging” on all sides, the name of every main stop “Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere, Kendal, Lancaster” on both sides, and “£11.30 ALL DAY into and around the Lakes” on the rear. The bus is fitted with Lazzerini seating, covered in E-Leather,with a total seating capacity of 74. Designed by Ray Stenning, of Best Impression, the livery promotes, both inside and outside, the attractions and landscape of the Lake District.
Northcord's Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMC 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 model is its single tree protector at the front. The front dome on the model is significant, with curved windscreens on both the upper deck and lower deck.
Detailing inside is magnificent, with seat fabric patterns and the myriad of handrails clearly visible throughout.