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This Guy Arab Utility 6 Calais Rd Diecast Model Bus is Burgundy and has working wheels and also comes in a display case. It is made by Corgi and is 1:76 scale (approx. 12cm / 4.7in long). From 1903 - Burton Corporation's municipal transport system relied exclusively on the tram system - but in January 1924 - with more residents living away from the tram network - the decision was taken to bring in two 'B' type motorbuses with Guy B20F bodywork. In 1930 - trams were entirely replaced by buses and in 1943 - Burton received its first double-deck vehicles - two utility Guy Arabs with Weymann H56R bodywork - built to wartime specifications - which included wooden slatted seating. Eight more were delivered in 1944 - including Burton Corporation No. 34 - a Guy Arab II 5LW - registration FA 7978 - which was fitted with a Park Royal body. The double-deck vehicles proved more popular than the single-deck vehicles - which were becoming heavily overcrowded - but the wartime utility buses had been built using poor quality timber and were prone to premature deterioration. Some were rebuilt by the Corporation themselves - whilst others went to Merthyr Tydfil bodybuilder D. J. Davies - including FA 7978 which was rebuilt in 1951.

Diecast models are manufactured to various scales based on measurements taken from the actual vehicles. As a rule the higher the scale, the smaller the model!

Here is a rough guide to the size of our models although this will vary depending on the size of the actual vehicle. Please note that the scale and size of models differs per department. Please refer to the individual product page to find out the estimated size of the actual model you would like to purchase.

Aircraft

Please note that there is a vast variation in aircraft sizes due to different aircraft designs. Please refer to the individual product pages for an estimate of the model size. The model sizes refer to the wingspan measurement.

1:400 scale will be approximately 8-15cm long
1:144 scale will be approximately 15-20cm long
1:72 scale will be approximately 12-25cm long
1:48 scale will be approximately 23-30cm long

Bikes

1:24 scale will be approximately 8cm long
1:18 scale will be approximately 10-12cm long
1:12 scale will be approximately 14-18cm long
1:10 scale will be approximately 20-28cm long

Buses

1:76 scale will be approximately 10-15cm long
1:64 scale will be approximately 14-20cm long
1:50 scale will be approximately 16-23cm long
1:24 scale will be approximately 28-32cm long

Cars

1:64 scale will be approximately 6cm long
1:43 scale will be approximately 10cm long
1:24 scale will be approximately 15-25cm long
1:18 scale will be approximately 20-30cm long
1:12 scale will be approximately 30-40cm long

Commercial

1:76 scale will be approximately 10cm long
1:50 scale will be approximately 30-35cm long
1:24 scale will be approximately 25-40cm long

Farm

1:64 scale will be approximately 10-15cm long
1:50 scale will be approximately 20-25cm long
1:32 scale will be approximately 16-28cm long
1:16 scale will be approximately 23-30cm long
1:12 scale will be approximately 25-35cm long

Military

1:72 scale will be approximately 16-23cm long
1:50 scale will be approximately 12-18cm long
1:32 scale will be approximately 16-28cm long

Plant

1:50 scale will be approximately 5-20cm long
1:32 scale will be approximately 11-22cm long
1:25 scale will be approximately 25-30cm long

Race Cars

1:43 scale will be approximately 10cm long
1:24 scale will be approximately 15-25cm long
1:18 scale will be approximately 20-30cm long
1:12 scale will be approximately 30-40cm long

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