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MIDLAND RED

MOTORWAY EXPRESS COACH

Midland Red Motorway Express Coach - 1120

page last updated: 22 February 2017


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Corgi was as ever being topical and springing surprises. Motorways were very new in 1961 - the first stretch of the M1 from St Albans to Birmingham had only opened 14 months before the release of this model while we in the north were enjoying the no-speed-limit Preston By-Pass which later became the M6. Of course this bus is in Birmingham's Midland Red livery and would have been seen on the new M1 speeding between the Midlands and London.

The detail of this model is nice and is worth looking at closely. The interior is well detailed with a loo cubicle at the back, the windscreen is well done too. This Corgi is probably the first to have chassis detail cast into the base plate.

The models which made up the Chipperfields Circus Gift Set - GS12 were:

  • 1121 International Crane Truck

  • 1123 Animal cage

The bus anoraks among you will know that this is a model of the BMMO CM5T, of which there is a bit of information on the Internet, I always want to know a bit more about the vehicles upon which the models are based.

The Midland Red Motorway Coach was released in 1961 and was produced for two years before being deleted in 1963, it is always red with a black roof and there are no listed variations.


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Midland Red Motorway Express Coach - 1120 Midland Red Motorway Express Coach - 1120 Midland Red Motorway Express Coach - 1120        
Midland Red Motorway Express Coach - 1120 Midland Red Motorway Express Coach - 1120 Midland Red Motorway Express Coach - 1120        
Midland Red Motorway Express Coach - 1120 Midland Red Motorway Express Coach - 1120 Midland Red Motorway Express Coach - 1120 Midland Red Motorway Express Coach - 1120      

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