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Models built for the 'Year of the Bus' Secretary's Challenge

The Challenge:

This Challenge is to tie in the London Transport Year of the Bus 2014.  It's been 60 years since the creation of the iconic Routemaster (it was September 1954 when the first prototype was delivered), 75 years since the launch of the RT-Type bus and 100 years since the world's first mass-produced motor bus, the B-Type 'Battle Bus' that carried soldiers to the frontline during the First World War.

The Challenge, then, is to build a model of either a bus, or something bus related.


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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeA Bus for Old People

Built by Sam Edwards

 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeBus

Built by Jack Edwards

 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeBus

Built by Richard Marsden

 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeBus Shelter

Built by Andrew Couzens

 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeBus Stop

Built by Les Chatfield

 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeBus Stop and Shelter

Built by Chris Fry

Complete with those annoying swivel seats that keep the homeless on the move.
 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeBus Stop Seat

Built by Richard Marsden

 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeBus Tilt Test Platform

Built by Richard Marsden

 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeDouble Deck Omnibus

Built by Brian Elvidge

This model is well illustrated in the July 1931 issue of Meccano Magazine , and due to the fact that flexible plates had not been invented, it is in skeletal form. The model steers and is driven by a No. 1 Clockwork motor. It operates well, except th...
 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeDouble Decker Bus

Built by Andrew Couzens

The basic idea for this model came from a Corgi model of a Guy Arab. The model has steering, drive shaft, seating on both decks, and a rear staircase. It was built to no particular scale.
 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeLondon B-Type Bus

Built by Cathy Claydon

In October 1914 these London buses were sent to join the army in Belgium and France. The B-Type was developed with this possibility in mind as it was reliable and easy to maintain. By 1918 over 900 B-Types were in use carrying soldiers behind the front...
 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeLondon Transport RF Type Motor Bus

Built by John Gay

 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeMagical Musical Bus

Built by Viv Endecott

 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeMotor Bus

Built by Bob Palmer

Model no. 109 from the 1913 no. 4 set.
 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeOyster Card

Built by Guy Loveridge

Made from two blue plates and a curved strip.
 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeRoutemaster Bus

Built by Brian Leach

As I have no red/green Meccano, this bus is all in zinc. I only had three hours to build it in, so it is not a work of art.
 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeSandbanks Ferry and Purbeck Breezer Bus

Built by Viv Endecott

This model of the chain ferry that crosses from Sandbanks to Shell Bay near Poole in Dorset carries the Purbeck Breezer route 50 open-top bus.
 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeSkate Bus Stop

Built by Ralph Laughton

 
 
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Built for the Year of the Bus Secretary's ChallengeVintage Double Deck Bus

Built by Douglas Windibank

This model was designed by the late Chris Beckett and was described by Jim Gamble in the March 2014 issue of The Meccano Newsmag . It can be built within the limits of a 1949 No. 7 set. Mine is in the 'work in progress' stage but it follows the orig...

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