NATIONAL EXPRESS WEST MIDLANDS
ALEXANDER DENNIS E400 MMC UKBUS 6508A
ON SERVICE X1 COVENTRY
VEHICLE REG SN66 WFM, FLEETNUMBER 6843
THIS MODEL IS NEW BOXED IN MINT CONDITION
Following the significant success in launching the brand new casting of the Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMC model in the livery of Go-Ahead London, National Express West Midlands, Stagecoach London & Stagecoach in Oxfordshire, First Bristol, Reading Buses and Bluestar, Northcord Model Company is releasing the tenth and eleventh versions - UK6508A and UK6508B - in the livery of Platinum X1 of National Express West Midlands.
UK6508A / 6508B represent fleet number 6843 (SN66 WFM) that has 10.9 metre, single door bodywork and was new to National Express West Midlands in 2017. 6843 carries a full and colourfully branded livery for Platinum X1. The special, comprehensive livery and branding are 100% reproduced onto the UK6508A and 6508B models.
The stand-out features of the branding are : “Birmingham I NEC & Airport I Coventry”, “up to every 20 minutes” frequency, and the prominent route number “X1” along with the key locations served that are repeated on each side (“Fast via Coventry Road) and on the front, upper windscreen and the rear (Fast between Sheldon, Yardley, Birmingham City Centre”). Fares details are carried in the first nearside window. On the nearside panels and engine access door, wording refers to the extra legroom available on board in addition to the “comfier seats” whilst the offside advertises the “greener emissions, free Wi-Fi, and next stop announcements”.
The model also correctly portrays the name “Connie” that is carried on the front, below the windscreen on the nearside, and on the rear, at the top of the engine cover on the offside, of the bus 6843.
Both UK6508A and 6508B operate on route X1. UK6508A is showing the destination Coventry, whilst UK6508B shows Birmingham.
The Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMC UK6508A / 6508B 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 UK6508A / 6508B models is the provision of a single tree protector at the front. The front dome on the model is significant, with curved windscreens on both upper deck and lower deck.
Northcord Model Company is also creating new design standards within the interior of both saloons. These features, inside the compartments, will represent the real, outstanding layout of the Enviro400 MMC, such as the extensive portrayal of handrails on upper deck and lower deck, etc.
The UK6508A and 6508B models are each limited to 600 pieces worldwide respectively