Model Lists
Model Errors & Variations
A list compiled by Tony Price & Kevin Ellis

This list was originally started by Tony Price and is now maintained by Kevin Ellis, it's aim is to record some of the rare errors that sometimes make their way through the quality control process and end up on the final production versions of the models.

It also lists some of the known variations that have occurred during the production of certain models which have not been recorded or perhaps noticed by their manufacturers.

Look at it as a bit of fun where you can check whether you even spotted the error on your own model!

Please be aware that this page it not intended to record every compromise that model manufacturers make, sometimes the existing tooling available will not be a perfect match for the particular vehicle being modelled. In these cases manufacturers will use a certain degree of artist license to produce the closest match possible using the resources available.

This page isn't intended to be a criticism of any of the model manufacturers, they are only human and we all make mistakes from time to time. Many of the errors below are tiny and they rarely affect the models appearance unduly.

A special thank you goes to everyone who sent error reports & in particular to Frank Houlden for reporting many of the errors and supplying the close up photographs of them.

The list was been split up into the following categories:
Latest Entries, variations, errors, production errors, perceived errors
numbering anomalies, general errors and Unexplained Models


This latest update includes a number of new entries and around 50 new photographs showing some of the previously listed errors. A new photo viewer has also been added which allows you to browse through the 300 plus photographs.
From now on the latest entries will be shown at the top of the list for a period before being moved into the main sections.


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while other recent entries are shown in green.

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Latest Entries - Newest first
Manufacturer/Model no.
Photo Links
Livery/Model Issue Date Error Description
Oxford Diecast 76BI001 East Kent/Beadle Integral Coach 2017/06 Air vents were not fitted to the passenger door glazing on these coaches.
Oxford Diecast 76WFA005 Greenslades' Tours/Weymann Fanfare Coach 2017/07 Weyman instead of Weymann on rear badge.
Oxford Diecast 76WFA006 (2) Birch Bros/Weymann Fanfare Coach 2017/06 1. Weyman instead of Weymann on rear badge.
2. Fuel Filler cap on off-side is incorrectly labeled with "Water"
EFE 12122 (2) Southdown/Harrington Cavalier 2017/04 Factory Error. Incorrect rear wheels fitted which sit too far back within the wheel arches.
EFE 25703 South Yorkshire Transport/Daimler Fleetline DMS 1999/06 The real South Yorkshire buses didn't have the London style flush profile rear engine shrouds as depicted on the model. (Photographs of one of real vehicles can be viewed HERE)
CMNL UKBUS2015 Oxford Bus Company/Dennis Trident Plaxton President 2007/08 "Emgine" on rear engine cover.
OOC OM42406 Neath & Cardiff/Plaxton Panorama Coach 2002/08 "Brition" instead of Briton Ferry in legal address lettering. This is correctly spelt on the rear boot door.
EFE 1010x Blank?
(2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Blank Red/AEC RT Bus Unknown 1-6. This model was acquired from eBay, and there are signs that indicate the fleet numbers have been erased, however there are no signs it ever had fleet names, advertisements or destination blinds. Was this possibly a blank used for some of the commissioned EFE RT models produced back in the early 1990's?
Britbus R906 (2) First Capital/Volvo Olympian Alexander 2006/04 1/2. "Homsey Road" & "Aldwich" instead of Hornsey Road & Aldwych shown on front & rear destination blinds.
OOC OM41913A/B (2) Southdown/Queen Mary Leyland PD3 2016/12 1. "Britian" instead of Britain on off-side staircase panel.
2. Near side front windscreen wiper missing.
OOC OM46509A/B (2) First Green Line/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 2016/11 1/2. "bought" instead of brought to you by First on both rear nearside & front off-side.
OOC OM46510A/B (2) The Witch Way/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 2016/11 1. Legal lettering incorrectly shows Lancashire United Ltd, it should be Burnley & Pendle Travel Ltd. The vehicle weight is also incorrectly stated as 13041KG it should be 11740KG. These decals appears to have been copied from the earlier Witch Way Gemini mark I OOC model.
CMNL UKBUS5102 Stagecoach East London/
Mercedes Citaro Bendibus
2005/11 The wording for central door emergency control switch is printed upside down.
Atlas Editions
4642 116 (2) (3)
Trans Peak/Volvo Plaxton Excalibur 2016/12 1. The model is based on R62 RAU, a Volvo B10M-62 with Plaxton Premiere body, as per the description on the certificate & model plinth. The model however uses the Corgi OOC Plaxton Excalibur tooling rather than Premiere version.
2. The dark green on the lower side & rear panels should also extend across the front of the model.
3. Wrong photograph & description over the rear wheel arches for a point on the route. On the real R62 RAU this related to "Derby" whereas on the model it is "Heights of Abraham".
Britbus R706 (2) Dublin Bus/Volvo Olympian 2008/07 Model Variation: Some models exist with a single peice rear engine cover and without the black masking on the bottom of the lower deck side windows.
OOC 43004 (2) (3) Keighley/Olympian 1997/04 Line variation on some models (Yellow lining application is different on the front & side between deck panels)
Atlas Editions
GBB Model 11
Douglas Corporation/Daimler CWA6 Utility 2011/02 Model is incorrectly described as an AEC Regent on both box & model plinth. The certificate however correctly describes the model as a Daimler CWA6.
EFE 36002B London Transport/Leyland RTL Class bus 2011/07 Via point on destination blinds shows Lime House instead of Limehouse.
Britbus ES-12 Nottingham City Transport (GO2)/Scania East Lancs Omnidekka 2010/11 Registration & fleet number mismatch. Vehicle 987 was registered YT10 UWR. YT10 UWL, as carried on the model, belongs to sister vehicle 982.
EFE 263xx
(2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Southdown Blank/Guy Arab II Utility Unknown This EFE model obtain from the company carries what appears to be Southdown colours. The paint has a satin finish and it appears to have been some sort a trial model. All the EFE Southdown Guy Arab models released to date have had dark green roofs.
EFE 15628
(2) (3) (4) (5)
London Transport/AEC RM Routemaster Unknown This EFE model obtain from the company appears to be a modified version of gift set issue 15628. The original route & registration are still present on the rear, but the flake grey central band has been re-painted cream. The model carries new registration WLT 387 on the front. A mark not recorded on any model issued by EFE to date. The single front "HERE" advert was used on the green London Transport RML issued as model 25507 in 1999.
EFE 34114 (2) London Transport/AEC RT Bus 2016/06 1. The bus featured, RT4276 was painted red from new until an overhual in January 1964. Route 93 Express only operated for three months between late October 1955 & early January 1956. It was a central area red route operated by Sutton Garage (A). The model should be red not green!
2. Legal address shows London Transport Board which didn't come into existance until 1963. As this is a 1955 vehicle it should have London Transport Executive legals.
Oxford Diecast 76WFA003 Neath & Cardiff/Weymann Fanfare Coach 2016/04 "ERGENCY DOOR" instead of EMERGENCY DOOR on off-side exit door.
Britbus ES-14 Wilts & Dorset/Scania East Lancs Omnidekka 2016/05 "EMERGEENCY DOOR CONTROL" instead of EMERGENCY.
Britbus ES-15 Wilts & Dorset/Scania East Lancs Omnidekka 2016/05 "EMERGEENCY DOOR CONTROL" instead of EMERGENCY.
EFE 28604/28604A GM Buses City Central/GM Standard Atlantean 2003/12 It has been suggested that normally the "City Central" branding was only applied to the nearside of vehicles.
EFE 28609 (2) GM Buses Rochdale/GM Standard Atlantean 2016/05 1. The white lining above the skirt on the off-side should continue up to the rear wheel arch, as per the nearside of model.
2. It has been suggested that normally the "Rochdale" branding was only applied to the nearside of vehicles.
Oxford Diecast 76WFA004 Barton/Weymann Fanfare Coach 2016/04 Rear body builders badge shows Weyman instead of Weymann.
CMNL UKBUS2006 (2 (3) Bright & Hove/Plaxton President 2004/02 1. Incorrectly showing Brightom in main fleetnames
2. AGGESS instead of ACCESS on entrance door
3. Printing on rear off-side engine flap is upside down
Oxford Diecast 76PD2002 Midland Red/Leyland PD2 Bus 2016/04 Models carries incorrect fleet number 4843. The fleet number for vehicle JBC 989 should be 4845.
Corgi OOC OM41606F/S Leeds Corporation/Crossley DD42 2010/10 This pair of Collector Club models both carry front fleet number 727. Leeds only had a single DD42 vehicle which was originally numbered 701 and then renumbered 27. There doesn't appear to be any record of the bus ever being numbered 727.
Corgi OOC 42712 Shearings/Van Hool Alizee 1997/10 Due to a factory error, this particular model is missing the orange overprinting of Shearings fleet name on the nearside only.
EFE 24108 Alder Valley NBC/Bedford TK Lorry 2016/03 Alder Valley used NBC red rather than green. There is little evidence this lorry was ever repainted green while owned by the operator.
Oxford Diecast 76DR001 Belle Vue Coaches/Duple Roadmaster Coach 2016/03 Bell Vue instead of Belle Vue in legal lettering.
Graham Farish 379-591 Eastern National/Bristol Lodekka FLF 2013/10 The packaging incorrectly describes the model as Northern instead of Eastern National.
EFE 16004 Devon General/Leyland PD2 1994/12 The model carries incorrect fleet number DL604 instead of DL640. Real bus was registered MTT 640.
OOC 97096
(Part of set)
MacBraynes/AEC BET Bus 1995/12 Compromise: The real LUS524E has five side windows and not six. The vehicles also has twin headlights & folding type entrance doors.
OOC 42601 MacBraynes/Bedford OB Coach 1996/12 Compromise: The vehicle depicted, DYS 933 was actually fitted with a Duple bus body which differed in design to the Vista coach body used on the model.
EFE 16230 (2) Hants & Dorset/Bristol LS Coach 2015/11 1. The box labels incorrectly show the model number 16320 instead of 16230. To confuse matters 16320 was used for an earlier Hants & Dorset model, a Bristol LS bus issued in 2000.
2. There is also a suggestion that the livery depicted on this model was never actually applied to the vehicle. The PSV Circle fleet history indicates this vehicle was acquired from Southern Vectis in January 1968 and then placed in store still carrying it's former owners livery & fleet names. The vehicle was then converted to OMO configuration & repainted in Hants & Dorset dual purpose green & cream livery before entering service in June 1968.
There are no records of it being used in service before the conversion work and a photograph taken in March 1968 shows it in store at Shirley Road works still carrying the original Southern Vectis fleet names.
EFE 30603 East Yorkshire/AEC Renown 2006/04 Skirlough instead of Skirlaugh on front intermediate destination blind.
EFE 10135 Dundee Corporation/AEC RT Bus 2015/06 Compromise: All the 30 of the former London Transport RT buses operated by Dundee Corporation had Cravens built bodies. Compared to other RT bodies these had an extra window bay (5 on the lower & 7 on the upper deck). The vehicles also had roofbox bodies and two piece front & rear destination displays.
EFE 23320B London Transport/AEC Regal IV RF 2013/01 The Correct registration for RF315 should be MLL 952 rather than MLL 852, the later was actually used on RT3542.

Variations
Manufacturer/
Model no.
Livery/Model Issue Date Variation
Atlas Editions
Model 4 (2) (3)
London Transport/Q1 Trolleybus 2010/08 Some models known to exist with side advertisements transposed
Britbus AS2-003 London Transport/AEC Swift 2006/05 A small number are known to exist the with base-model's front registration of EGN 163J as well as the correct rear EGN 317J
Corgi 96895 Birmingham/Morris J van 1993/12 Legal lettering shows Genetal (rather than General) Manager: also issued correctly
EFE 10103B London Country/RT 1992/12 This code 3 model is known to exist with transposed side advertisements.
EFE 10110B London Transport/RT 1992/12 This code 3 model is known to exist with transposed side advertisements.
EFE 10113 Dundee/RT 1991/08 A number of models released with black on white destination blinds – mainly released correctly with white on black
EFE 10121 London Country Green/RT 1995/04 Allsorts base model without tampo printing bar off-side Dulux advert. Not generally issued by Allsorts
EFE 10121D (2)(3) London Country/RT (Happy Xmas) 1996/12 RT 3148 incorrectly issued with reg. no. LLU613: mainly issued correctly with reg. no. KYY 877
EFE 10121 (2) London Transport /RT 1998/03 (EFE Collectors Club) 216 issued as 321 Croxley LT Station, and only 24 issued as 325 Newgreens Estate
EFE 10123 London Transport/RT 1997/05 A very small number found their way onto the open market completely devoid of tampo printing
EFE 10132C London Transport/RT 2004/07 A small number were issued as a re-working of 10130 with closed rear wheel hubs rather than the more generally available re-working of 10132 with open rear wheel hubs
EFE 11104 (2) Lockeys/RTL 1990/11 A very small number of models were issued with LT red, rather than Lockeys black, wheels
EFE 11110 Stevensons/RTL 1996/?? 6 pre-production models were produced and fitted with AEC radiators in error. They also had incorrect registration KCU 216 instead of KGC 216. Three of these sample models were sent to magazines as review samples and these eventually made it to the wild.
EFE 14002A Eastern National/Bristol FLF Lodekka 1993/08 Known to exist with side averts fitted the wrong way round, i.e. with Golden Jubilee Rally on the off-side and Bristol Festival on near-side
EFE 15608 London Transport/RM 1993/12 Very small number of models (48-96?) issued as RM 966. The rest of the models were issued as 15614 and had the nearside Pickfords advertisement overprinted with a British Airways ones.
EFE 15802 East Kent/Leyland Titan PD1 1994/04 Also released with upper deck from 16003 East Kent Leyland PD2
EFE 15628A (2) London Transport /RM 2000/07 Two variants of offside adverts - no current indication as to quantities of each made available. The black variation is believed to have been a rarer private release.
EFE 16001 Todmorden/LMS/PD1 1993/11 Incorrectly showing Hebden Bridge rather than Summit on side blind – mainly issued correctly
EFE 16003 East Kent/Leyland Titan PD2 1994/04 Also released with upper deck from 15802 East Kent Leyland PD1
EFE 16305 Tilling Red/Bristol LS n/k Not issued, though a very small number of models have found their way onto the open market without any tampo printing in error
EFE 16306 Tilling Green/Bristol LS n/k Not issued, though a very small number of models have found their way onto the open market without any tampo printing in error
EFE 16503 Devon General/Atlantean 1994/04 Ribble on engine bustle in error: mainly issued correctly
EFE 20410 Southdown/Bristol VRT III 1996/12 Originally 20410A with a Stagecoach logo on the offside, the logos were removed from most of the model before they went on sale.
EFE 23703 Bradford/Alexander Fleetline 1998/02 A small number of models produced with a plain, rather than fluted, roof dome
EFE 26404 East Yorkshire/Daimler Utility 2003/08 Initial batch fitted with Guy Arab II radiator and chassis in error – about 600 were subsequently issued re-registered, and with a fresh fleet number and destination, and corrected labelled as 26313
EFE 28602 First Pennine/Leyland Atlantean 2002/11 A small number of models released with the original 005 route number and First Pennine destination as well as the intended 350 Hey Farm
EFE 36501 (2) London Transport/AEC RM 2009/05 Known to exist without any blinds depicted - quantity unknown
Jotus/TTC RES7001A Metroline/Optare Spectra 2012/09 Four pre-production models exist with X10 Central Station destinations
Jotus/TTC RES7001A Metroline/Optare Spectra 2013/02 Some production models exist with brighter red stripes above & below the between decks white band
OOC 40305 Yelloway/Seagull 1997/02 Destinations vary between Torquay and Rochdale (possibly deliberately?), Rochdale believed to be the rarer
OOC 40406 Oxford/AEC Regent III 1997/05 Variation issued with a red roof, rather than the more general maroon roof
OOC 41901 Southdown/PD3 1999/12 Some models noted as having the silver horizontal bar missing from drivers window
OOC 42501 Royal Blue/Bedford OB 1996/12 Variation issued with seats raised rather than the generally issued and more correct seats level
OOC 42502 Trossachs/Bedford OB 1996/12 Variation issued with seats level rather than the generally issued and more correct seats raised
OOC 42601 MacBrayne/Bedford OB 1996/12 Variation issued with seats raised rather than the generally issued and more correct seats level
OOC 42701 Shearings/Volvo B10M 1996/11 Variation issued with seats missing
OOC 42805 Plymouth/Dart Pointer 1997/08 Variation showing fleet number 104 and registration number L104 YOD – ‘almost certainly’ never officially released, though a small number have found their way onto the open market
OOC 42906 Crosville Cymru/Delta 1997/10 Some models issued without route number (possibly deliberately?)
OOC 43205 Citybus/Olympian 1998/06 Hong Kong issue models had an additional Dragon motif (as used on model 43222)

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Errors
Manufacturer/
Model no.
Livery/Model Issue Date Error/s
ABC TRA5005 West Midlands PTE/Volvo Aslia 2001/01 Legal lettering shows Modlands instead of Midlands
ABC TRA5006 Black Prince/Volvo Aslia 2001/01 Front destination showing Radford - should be Bradford
ABC TRA5101 Southport/Leyland Lion PLSC 2000/12 Some box labels incorrectly describe the operator as Southport instead of Stockport Corporation Tramways.
ABC TRA5301 Fife Scottish/Daimler Fleetline 2001/03 Insert misspells re-classified as re-cassified, and classification as calassification - Shows Scotish & Kirkaldy instead of Scottish & Kirkcaldy in legal lettering
ABC UM-002 A1 Service/Volvo Aslia 2001/08 Postcode showing KAZZ instead of KA22 in legal lettering
Atlas Editions
GBB Model 15
Lytham St Annes/MCW Orion 2011/07 Incorrectly showing 'West Riding Bedford VAL/Plaxton' description on box end flaps
Atlas Editions
GBB Model 17
Teeside Municipal Transport/Sunbeam Roe Trolleybus 2011/05 Incorrectly showing Middlesborough in legal lettering - should be Middlesbrough
Atlas Editions
GBB Model 21
City of Lincoln/Leyland PD2 Roe 2011/11 Incorrectly showing North Hykenham on off-side advertisement - should be North Hykeham
Atlas Editions
GBB Model 26
Midland Red/DMMO D9 2012/05 Correct type of driving mirrors attached but to wrong sides (ie off-side mirror is on the nearside)
Atlas Editions
GBB Model 27
(2) (3) (4)
Go North East/Wright Gemini Eclipse 2012/06 (1) Fleet number 3962 doesn't match registration number and should be 3965. (2) Auokland instead of Auckland on front destination. (3) Aukland & Newoastle instead of Auckland & Newcastle on side destination. (4) Pull To Open printed upside down in two locations.
Atlas Editions
GBB Model 29
East Yorkshire/BET Federation Bus 2012/08 C missing from East Yorkshire Motor Servies in legal lettering
B-T Models B110B Notts & Derby Traction/Bristol Lodekka LD 2014/05 Legal lettering contains Notinghamshire instead of Nottinghamshire.
B-T Models B112A/B Eastern Counties/Bristol Lodekka LD 2015/02 Legal lettering contains ONMIBUS instead of OMNIBUS.
B-T Models B201A/B Eastern Counties/Bristol MW Bus 2015/02 Legal lettering contains ONMIBUS instead of OMNIBUS.
Britbus AS2W-14 London Transport/AEC Swift 2007/01 Garage code incorrectly showing SW - should be either EW or W
Britbus DL-01 Aldershot & District/Loline III 2005/12 Incorrectly showing modern black on yellow rear number plate – official stickers made available to correct
Britbus DL-001A Aldershot & District/Loline III 2006/03 Incorrectly showing modern black on yellow rear number plate – official stickers made available to correct
Britbus DL-001B Aldershot & District/Loline III 2006/03 Incorrectly showing modern black on yellow rear number plate – official stickers made available to correct
Britbus DL-03 Aldershot & District/Loline III 2006/06 n/s advert showing Ash Read, instead of Ash Road
Britbus ES-05 Ipswich Buses/Scania Omnidekka 2007/02 Registration PJ54 YZU coupled with incorrect fleet number 60 - should be 61
Britbus LH-01 London Transport/Bristol LH/ECW 2007/12 Incorrectly showing registration KJD 480P instead of KJD 408P – official stickers made available to correct
Britbus LH-03 London Transport/Bristol LH/ECW 2008/02 Incorrectly showing silver handrails across the windscreen - should be black as LH-01 and LH-02
Britbus LHW-05 EMMS/Bristol LH/ECW 2008/08 Legal lettering incorrectly showing S40 2J2 instead of S40 2JZ
Britbus ME1-02 London Transport/AEC Merlin 2008/06 MBS/MBA style glazing strip incorrectly applied to offside
Britbus MRL-01 Westlink/MCW Metrorider 2005/09 Incorrectly showing black on white rear registration rather than black on yellow
Britbus MRL-02 Kentish Bus/MCW Metrorider 2005/12 Incorrectly showing Stanwell Buses in legal lettering; should be Kentish Bus & Coach Co. Ltd.
Britbus N6101 Greater Manchester/Metropolitan 2003/11 Front registration shown as GNC 277N, rear registration shown as GNS 277N
Britbus N6102A Greater Glasgow/Metropolitan 2004/03 Legal lettering shows G25 TR - should be G2 5TR
Britbus N6102B Trans-Clyde/Metropolitan 2004/03 Legal lettering shows G25 TR - should be G2 5TR
Britbus N6108 GMT/Metropolitan 2004/10 Via blind shows Dunkinfield instead of Dukinfield
Britbus N6201X Leicester/MCW Scania Metropolitan 2003/09 Destination should read Beaumont Leys Centre instead of Beoumont Leys Centre
Britbus N6202 (2) Black Prince/MCW Scania Metropolitan 2003/09 Incorrectly showing Metroplitan rather than Metropolitan on engine cover, and Capacitey instead of Capacity in the legal lettering
Britbus R401 London Buses/Scania N113 2009/12 Box states Olympian rather than Scania N113 & Lodon instead of London
Britbus R402 London Buses/Scania N113 2006/12 Box states Olympian rather than Scania N113
Britbus R504 (2) Metroline Travel/Volvo Olympian 2010/10 1. Has incorrect registration P489 NBY instead of P489 MBY
2. Has orange instead of yellow internal grab poles
Britbus R800X-BP (2) Black Prince/Scania N113 2005/08 Incorrectly shows a drivers weekly wage of £3.60 rather than £360, and Capacitey instead of Capacity in the legal lettering
Britbus R812 Demonstrator/Scania N113 2006/11 Auenue instead of Avenue, and 'ES1' instead of S81 in the legal lettering
Britbus R906 First Capital/Alexander Olympian 2006/03 Aldwich shown instead of Aldwych
Britbus R907 (2) First Leeds/Alexander Olympian 2006/04 Batter instead of Battery below driver's window, and Engwe instead of Engine on Emergency Engine Stop
Britbus R908 First PMT/Alexander Olympian 2007/04 Batter cut off binside' instead of Battery cut off inside' below driver's window
Britbus R9-001 First Capital/Alexander Olympian 2008/03 Batter instead of Battery below driver's window, and Engwe instead of Engine on Emergency Engine Stop
Corgi 35006 Liverpool /Routemaster (The Beatles) 1997/05 Although the livery is correct for Liverpool Corporation in the Beatles era, the operator never actually owned any RM class Routemasters
Corgi 35009 Blackpool /Routemaster 2000/01 Side blind shows Tolbot instead of Talbot and Squire instead of Squires
Corgi 35004 London Transport RM1933/Routemaster 1997/03 Side cab window beside bonnet should have a black surround not white. The under side of the canopy above the bonnet should be red not white. Both colours are correctly applied to the model illustrated on the the packaging.
Corgi CC25907 Arriva London/Routemaster (Last Day) 2006/12 Fleet number missing from offside
CMNL UKBUS0026 EYMS/Enviro400 2009/07 Incorrectly showing Puel Oil rather than Fuel Oil on the off-side
CMNL UKBUS1016 A1 Service/ALX400 2004/06 Hosspital instead of Hospital and Kilmarmock instead of Kilmarnock on upper deck windows
CMNL UKBUS1021 First Midland Red/ALX400 2006/06 Worester rather than Worcester and Limted instead of Limited in the legal lettering
CMNL UKBUS1022 Cheltenham Stagecoach/ALX400 2006/01 Cheltengam rather than Cheltenham in the legal lettering
CMNL UKBUS2002
(2)
Lothian/Plaxton President 2003/07 EMERGENCY incorrectly spelt on rear boot lid, and beneath rear upper-deck window
CMNL UKBUS2004
(2) (3)
Lothian/Plaxton President 2005/01 Incorrectly showing PEAR instead of PEAK in front windscreen, EMERGENCY incorrectly spelt on rear boot lid, and beneath rear upper-deck window
CMNL UKBUS3014 Arriva London/MPD 2005/08 towand instead of towards and wtlb instead of with on window adverts
CMNL UKBUS4006 London United (Airbus)/Alexander Royale Olympian 2006/01 Tampo printing on off-side rear corner upside down
CMNL UKBUS4011 Lothian/Alexander Royale Olympian 2007/06 Box incorrectly indicates registration P431 PSX - model correctly shows P431 KSX
CMNL UKBUS4006 First West Yorkshire/Alexander Royale Olympian 2010/01 'EMERGENDY EXIT' on off side emergency door glass area, the same error also appears in gold lettering next to the door handle and on the upper deck exit
CMNL UKBUS5003 First Slough/Citaro 2006/01 Four different spelling errors in the Vacancies advert
CMNL UKBUS5009 Solent Blue Line/Citaro 2006/12 Incorrectly Showing Mardhwood instead Marchwood in route-branding
CMNL UKBUS5010 First Manchester/Citaro 2007/01 Inverted 'e' in offside '10 minutes' circle (most of the day)
CMNL UKBUS6005 Stagecoach Manchester/Enviro400 2007/08 Vehicle modelled never ran in service on route shown - showing traver instead of travel in n/s and o/s window adverts
CMNL UKBUS6021 First Devon & Cornwall/Enviro400 2009/08 SCREEN WASH' printed upside down
CMNL UKBUS7004 First Hants & Dorset/Scania Omnicity S/D 2007/03 Incorrectly showing Public Trabsport Info on rear and offside windows
CMNL UKBUS7007 Nottingham City Transport/Scania Omnicity S/D 2007/07 Incorrectly showing NCT Trave Centre below side destination box.
CMNL UKBUS7012 Arriva Durham/Scania Omnicity 2011/01 Registration plates have different European state marks - GB front & IRL rear
CMNL UKBUS8001 Selkent/Enviro200 2007/10 Kenr rather than Kent in legal lettering
CMNL UKBUS8007 Stagecaoch Hampshire/Enviro200 2008/07 Fleet number 36019 shown on fuel filler access cover instead of 36028
CMNL UKBUS8014 First Hants & Dorset/Enviro200 2010/01 Breax Glass rather than Break Glass on Emergency exit notice
CMNL UKBUS8019 Stagecoach Manchester/Enviro200 Not Issued The small batch of prototype models which exist carry two different fleet numbers on the rear. The correct 36107 on the body & 36003 above the rear window.
CMNL UKBUS9005 Reading Buses/Scania Omnicity D/D 2010/01 Fares printed upside down on side window
EFE 10113/A Dundee Corporation/AEC RT Bus 1991/08 Compromise: All the 30 of the former London Transport RT buses operated by Dundee Corporation had Cravens built bodies. Compared to other RT bodies these had an extra window bay (5 on the lower & 7 on the upper deck). The vehicles also had roofbox bodies and two piece front & rear destination displays.
EFE 10123B London Transport/RT Ramblers Holidays 1997/10 LCBS Flying Polo logo printed upside down
EFE 10123C London Transport/RT Sutton FC 1997/10 LCBS Flying Polo logo printed upside down
EFE 10128 London Transport/RT 2000/02 1. Registration shown correctly as FJJ 738 on front, and incorrectly as 738 FJJ on rear. 2. The front destination shows "East Acton Makepeace Arms" this should be "East Acton Goldsmiths Arms" as this was the correct name of the public house at the terminus location. - This model was issued as part of the Cobham/Ramblers gift set 99920
EFE 10131 London Transport/RT 2003/05 Some route 73 gift set models (10131B) have been found in 10131 packaging for route 23 version
EFE 10132C London Transport/RT 2004/07 Showing Cheshan instead of Chesham shown on via blinds
EFE 11107 Barton/RTL (In set 99905) 1992/08 1. Showing Ilkestone instead of Ilkeston on front blind.
2. Chillwell instead of Chilwell in legal lettering.
EFE 11111 (2) (3) Walsall Corporation/RTL 1998/06 Showing mismatched fleet number 205 and registration OLD 601 – should be either 204/OLD 601 or 205/OLD 603
EFE 11902 Yelloway/Harrington Cavalier 1991/08 Side-blind incorrectly showing showing Ryle instead of Rhyl
EFE 12106 Valiant/Harrington Cavalier 1993/05 Destination shows Chedder Gorge rather than Cheddar Gorge
EFE 12201 Black & White/Harrington Grenadier 1991/11 This model carries an incorrect application of the operator's livery, The Black & White Grenadier coaches had black side window surrounds not white. EFE's later 12309 model carries the correct livery.
EFE 13914 Central Scottish/Bristol Lodekka FLF 2001/01 Error withdrawn - The casting is the correct lenght for the vehicle depicted. The model carries a BE suffix fleet number indicating it depicts one of the operator's shorter 70 seat Lodekka FLF vehicles. However the EFE casting is based on the longer 76/78 seat version and should instead depict one of the operators BL class vehicles with either a FGMxxxD or HGMxxxE registration.
EFE 14202 Midland General/Bristol Lodekka FLF 1993/12 The rear destination boxes are the wrong way around, the route number should be above the destination.
EFE 14202DL Midland General/Bristol Lodekka FLF 1994/08 The rear destination boxes are the wrong way around, the route number should be above the destination.
EFE 15610 London Transport/RM Daltons Weekly 1994/04 Blinds incorrectly show Kesington instead of Kensington
EFE 15610A London Transport/RM British Airways 1994/04 Blinds incorrectly show Kesington instead of Kensington
EFE 15610B London Transport/RM Sutton FC 1994/04 Blinds incorrectly show Kesington instead of Kensington
EFE 15613 Blackpool/RM 1994/09 Side blind shows Tolbot instead of Talbot and Squire instead of Squires
EFE 15628C London Transport/RM 2001/05 Registration incorrectly applied as ALB 1B - RM2001 should be ALM 1B
EFE 15708 (Real coach) Barton/Plaxton Panorama Elite II 1994/01 A few compromises on this model: This Barton coach had two leaf bus grant folding doors not a plug fit coach door. It also had an Elite III body which had modified waist-line trim to accommodate the Barton Robin Hood and pennant. The rear lights were a one-piece unit, rather than the individual round types found Elite II model.
EFE 15711 London Country/Plaxton Panorama Elite 2000/11 A compromise on this model is the depiction of a plug fit coach door. The RN class vehicles all had two leaf bus grant folding doors in reality.
EFE 15716 Percy's Luxury Tours/Plaxton Panorama Elite 2014/02 The text on the rear of the box states the coach is a Plaxton Paramount instead of a Plaxton Panorama.
EFE 15902 Ribble/PD1 Highbridge 1994/04 Irwins correctly shown on side advert, Erwins incorrectly shown on box
EFE 15905 Salford/PD1 Highbridge 1995/05 Lowheight upper deck bench seating fitted in error
EFE 15910 Southdown/PD1 Highbridge 2001/05 Showing Hertsmonceux instead of Herstmonceux on all destination blinds
EFE 15911 Barton/PD1 2002/08 Showing Chillwell instead of Chilwell in the legal lettering
EFE 16223 Crosville NBC/Bristol MW/LS 2009/12 Showing Warf instead of Wharf in legal lettering
EFE 16301 United/Bristol LS 1993/12 Showing Haltwhiste instead of Haltwhistle
EFE 16407A London Transport/Roofbox RT 2000/06 Showing Farringdon instead of Faringdon on all three blind boxes
EFE 16602 Eastbourne Buses/Leyland National 1994/11 Although Eastbourne operated some dual door nationals the vehicle depicted with fleet number 15 was a single door former London Country National (NPK 248R)
EFE 16701 London Transport/Leyland National 1994/02 Showing London General legal lettering instead of London Transport Executive
EFE 16903 London Transport/Leyland National Mk 2 2015/04 1. Box label describes the model as "London Red Arrow" the model depicts a vehicle in standard London Transport livery. 2. The supplied certificate incorrectly shows the EFE model number as 16904 instead of 16903.
EFE 17303 Southend Transport/Leyland National 2003/08 A long wheelbase casting has been used to depict a short wheelbase vehicle. Should have been issued as a 145xx series model.
EFE 17310 Southend Transport/Leyland National 2013/07 A long wheelbase casting has been used to depict a short wheelbase vehicle. Should have been issued as a 145xx series model.
EFE 17311 Green Line N.B.C./Leyland National 2015/03 Model carries T garage codes (Leyton) instead of TG for Tring Depot
EFE 17401 Blue Bus/Leyland National 1998/09 Emergncy instead of Emergency Engine Stop on off-side
EFE 18007 Belfast Corporation/Daimler Fleetline 2005/04 This MCW model has been used to depict an MH bodied vehicle and thus has a number of compromises when compared to the real vehicle.
1. The model has two glazed panels in each of the folding door panels instead of one.
2. The cream area doesn't extend higher enough above the lower deck windows.
EFE 18017 Bournemouth Corporation/Daimler Fleetline 2015/06 Compromise: EFE have used the MCW body tooling to depict this vehicle which had a similar body design built by MH Cars.
Note ALJ340B has been preserved, however it now has single headlamps rather than the original twin lights depicted on the model. (Photograph of real vehicle in original condition)
EFE 18207 London Country/Daimler Fleetline/Park Royal 2013/11 The folding doors should have been green not yellow.
EFE 18605
(2)
Open Top Bristol VRT III/Provincial 1999/11 1. Front destination is Portsmoth Hard instead of Portsmouth Hard.
2. Warior instead of Warrior in route points listed along the off-side of the model.
EFE 18606 (2) (3) Open Top Bristol VRT III/Cumberland 2001/01 (1) CRCULAR instead of CIRCULAR on both side adverts, (2) Troutheck Bridge instead of Troutbeck Bridge on side route diagrams & (3) Liey for Puel Tap instead of Lift for Fuel Tap & Engine Oll instead of Engine Oil on rear
EFE 18612 Open Top Bristol VRT III/Devon General 2010/03 Model should have a thin red band around the top edge of the upper deck panels. If the model is based on the bus while in service then the route should have been 120 not 12 & the doors should be all white.
(It should be noted that this model may be based on the now preserved vehicle which often carries the route destination featured and for a time at least had the doors painted as modelled)
EFE 18613 Bristol VRTIII O/T/Arriva Wales 2011/12 Isollater instead of Battery Isolator
EFE 18704 Bedford SB/Southern Vectis 1995/05 Map of the island incorrectly shown reversed on both sides
EFE 18710 Bedford SB/Bere Regis 1996/02 Legal lettering shows Bere Regis & District. This was never included in the legal lettering instead the names of the partners - W.J. Ironside, P.W. Davies & R.W. Toop would have appeared.
EFE 19801 Daimler CVG6 MCW Orion/Manchester 1995/04 Fleet number should be 4480-4489, not 4400 which was MCW but not Orion
EFE 19807 Daimler CVG6 MCW Orion/Lancashire 1998/02 Should not have route number box on back
EFE 20101 Bedford OB/Southern Vectis 1995/09 Some models have been found with the Bedford badge printed upside down on the radiator
EFE 20102 Bedford OB/Royal Blue/Southern National 1995/10 Model has legal lettering for Western National - it should be Southern National for a vehicle of this period
EFE 20110 Bedford OB/Bere Regis 2006/03 Legal lettering shows Bere Regis & District, This was never included in the legal lettering instead the names of the partners - W.J. Ironside, P.W. Davies & R.W. Toop would have appeared.
EFE 20122 Bedford OB/Skills 1999/03 1950’s model with post code in legal lettering – post codes were not introduced until 1966
EFE 20303 Bristol VRII/Southdown NBC 1996/01 Legals incorrectly showing Steine St. address - should be Freshfield Rd.
EFE 20307
(2)
Southdown/ Bristol VR Series II 2015/04 1. Possibly due to trade mark issues the "Wonder of Woolworth" logo has been omitted on the front near side advert, it should appear below the text which has been extended over the location on the model.
2. The Union Jack flag on the left of the side adverts has been printed back to front, the one on the right is correct applied however. There should also be a full stop after "World".
EFE 20438 Bristol VRIII/Southdown NBC 2006/06 Legals incorrectly showing Steine St. address - should be Freshfield Rd.
EFE 20637 West Coast Motors/Dennis Dart Plaxton Pointer. 2008/04 (1) The vehicle depicted, J60 WCM wasn't fitted with a rear route number display.
(2) The red paint should extend up higher on the rear to cover the entire engine access panel and there should also be a West Coast Motors logo and email address on the this panel
(Photograph of real vehicle on flickr)
(3) The side windows at the rear should have a black strip painted across the bottom.
(4) The real vehicle has dark blue seats & a grey floor, whereas model has a tan interior.
EFE 22512 Western/Alexander Y Type 2003/04 Showing Main Swatch instead of Main Switch on off side
EFE 22703 Lincs Road Car/Alexander Y Type 1997/12 Incorrectly showing an ambitious 63 seat capacity
EFE 23202 Green Line/AEC RF 1998/05 Showing Stains instead of Staines on the roofboards
EFE 23503 Great Yarmouth Corporation/Leyland Atlantean 2015/07 Compromise: EFE have used the Alexander body tooling to depict this vehicle which had a similar body design built by Roe.
The front upper deck windows and front dash panel differ on the real bus. (Photograph of real vehicle (www.ourgreatyarmouth.org.uk)
EFE 24322 Stratford Blue/BET Single Deck Bus 2004/05 Fleet number 40 & registration 2743 AC aren't compatiable - Should either be 40 & 2741 AC or 42 & 2743 AC.
EFE 24704 SELNEC Southern/Manchester MCW Atlantean 1998/20 Destination Reddish Mould Square is incorrect, route 9 terminated at Houldsworth Square in Reddish.
EFE 24705 Lancaster/Manchester Atlantean 1998/12 Showing Morcambe instead of Morecambe on front blind
EFE 24818 First Halifax/MB 709 Minibus 2003/01 Missing detail - No Mercedes Benz badge on front grille
EFE Mercedes Minibuses
248xx & 249xx
Various/Mercedes Benz 609D Minibus Post 2008 None of the models issued in new liveries after 2008 carry the Mercedes Benz three pointed star badge on the front grille. (Probably a trade mark licensing issue)
EFE 24902 First Capital/MB 709 Minibus 2003/01 Showing Walihamstow instead of Walthamstow in legal lettering
EFE 25207 Southdown/Bristol RELL 1999/12 Showing Steine Street rather than Freshfield Road in legal lettering
EFE 25209 West Riding/Bristol RELL 2001/07 Showing Read instead of Road in legal lettering
EFE 25506D London Buses/RML 1999/08 Showing Hide Park Corner rather than Hyde Park Corner on rear and side blinds
EFE 25512 Stagecoach/RML 2002/07 Incorrectly coloured ‘Stagecoach in London’ logos
EFE 25602 London Country NBC/RCL 1999/02 Garage code showing DG instead of DS (interestingly the model is otherwise correctly based on a picture showing the route blind incorrectly set to 449 rather than 439)
EFE 25806 Midland Fox/DMS 2001/07 Gold logo and fleet name should have been yellow
EFE 25806DL Midland Fox/DMS 2004/12 Gold logo and fleet name should have been yellow
EFE 26208 Leigh Corporation/Guy Arab Utility 2012/08 Compromise: All of Leigh Corporation's double deck buses had low height bodies due to a low door lintel built at the entrance to its depot, the EFE model depicts a normal height vehicle.
EFE 26313 Real bus East Yorkshire/Guy Arab Utility 2003/10 Re-worked version of 26404 detailed as Guy Utility. The model should have a thin cream band below the upper deck windows & the central & lower bands should both continue around the front of the vehicle. A period photograph showing the sister vehicle GRH 195 suggest this bus probably had a further cream band running around the edge of the roof and a cream frame around the front destination.
EFE 26322 London Transport/Guy Arab Utility 2009/10 Legal lettering is shown as London Passenger Transport Executive it should be London Transport Executive.
EFE 26322A London Transport (EFE Subscribers Model)/Guy Arab Utility 2013/01 Legal lettering is shown as London Passenger Transport Executive it should be London Transport Executive.
EFE 26322B London Transport (London Bus Museum)/Guy Arab Utility 2012/04 Legal lettering is shown as London Passenger Transport Executive it should be London Transport Executive.
EFE 26402A Green Line/Daimler Utility 2001/10 (Ramblers) A model with the errors listed on each of the 100 Limited Edition Certificates – it should have been D173, but ended up as D73, resulting in a bus in a fictitious livery – to cap it all the registration applied was that of D61
EFE 26404 East Yorkshire/Daimler Utility 2003/10 Incorrectly issued with Guy Arab Radiator.
EFE 26806 Bere Regis/Leyland Tiger/Duple 2006/07 Incorrectly shows Bere & Regis District rather than Bere Regis & District in legal lettering. This trading name was never actually shown in the legals, only the names of the partners - W.J. Ironside, P.W. Davies & R.W. Toop would have appeared.
EFE 26701DL United Welsh/Plaxton Paramount 2003/01 Incorrectly shows Swancea rather than Swansea in legal lettering
EFE 27303 Yorkshire Traction/Leyland TD1 2001/02 Showing Manger instead of Manager in legal lettering
EFE 27501 Lincolnshire Road Car Co/Wright Scania 2000/09 No representation of the direction indicator on near side.
EFE 27502 (2) First Eastern National/Wright Scania 2000/12 ‘First’ logo back to front on the offside and o representation of the direction indicator on near side.
EFE 27503 First Eastern Counties/Wright Scania 2001/02 No representation of the direction indicator on near side.
EFE 27601 Bus Eireann/Wright Renown 2001/05 No representation of the direction indicator on near side.
EFE 27602 Blackburn Transport/Wright Renown 2001/07 No representation of the direction indicator on near side.
EFE 27603 Sovereign Bus & Coach/Wright Renown 2001/07 The unladen weight of 1040 kgs is less than that of a Mini!
EFE 27607 Lancashire United/Wright Renown 2002/05 Backburn instead of Blackburn on front destination display and also incorrectly showing Burnley & Pendle legal lettering
EFE 27609 First Manchester/Wright Renown 2002/09 ‘First’ logo back to front on the offside
EFE 27612 Keighley/Wright Renown 2004/01 Paid, concessionary and tendered all spelt incorrectly on front near-side advert
EFE 27702 London Transport/STL 2007/10 "Admaral" instead of Admiral Byrd at the bottom of the front off-side advertisement.
EFE 27801 London Transport/STL 2001/05 LTE legal lettering – should be LTPB
EFE 27807 London Transport/STL 2001/09 1. Pre-(1939) war livery, but British Rail (1947 onwards) Holiday advert on side
2. Registration number should be DGX 279 not DGX 297.
EFE 27807 London Transport/STL 2001/09 Pre-(1939) war livery, but British Rail (1947 onwards) Holiday advert on side
EFE 27807B London Transport/STL 2004/05 Beauity instead of Beauty on off-side advert
EFE 27809B London Transport/STL 2003/10 Garage code EN was never used by London Transport - should show E for Enfield
EFE 28008
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Cornish Fairways/DMS 2010/04 1) Fleet number & registration don't match, should either be 812 THM530M or 832 TGX848M.
2) Small Western National fleet names on sides of vehicle should be followed by small white double N symbols as per the front and rear examples.
3) TGX848M had a Park Royal body whereas the model depicts the MCW body. The top of emergency rear exit door shouldn't therefore extend in to the white central band.
4) The rear fleet name should be above the central bonnet panel not inside it. It should also have a small One Man Operated Bus sign below it.
5) The fleet number plate should be positioned on the bottom left corner of the bonnet.
6) These vehicles had the earlier smaller more rounded style of rear light clusters (casting limitation) with a large round rear reversing light below the off-side cluster.
7) An illuminated Pay As You Enter sign should be present below the first nearside window & the doors should be four leaf rather than two.
8) Interior trim was blue rather than tan.
EFE 28801 London Transport/Titan 2002/07 Brodway instead of Broadway (legal lettering)
EFE 28801 London Transport/Titan 2002/07 Off-side LT Roundel should be on stairs panel and not above the cab
EFE 28802 London Transport/Titan 2002/02 Brodway instead of Broadway legal lettering & off-side roundel should be on staircase
EFE 28803 London Transport/Titan 2003/04 Rear registration white on yellow: should be black on yellow
EFE 28804 London Transport/Titan 2002/10 ‘1’ missing from 101 route number on side destination blind: Brodway instead of Broadway (legal lettering)
EFE 28818 Oxford/Titan 2009/04 Black on white rear registration plate in place of black on yellow
EFE 28822 (2) London Transport/Titan 2013/11 (1) This Walworth based vehicle should carry "WL" garage codes rather than "W".
(2) The flip flap sign below the windscreen has "PAY CONDUCTOR" wording & is correctly positioned for that option, however the sign is in the black on yellow colours that were used for the pay driver side of the sign. As route 184 was an OPO only route it should be positioned higher & bear the "PAY DRIVER" wording. If the sign had been set incorrectly to the pay conductor position on the actual bus depicted it would had white text on a dark blue background.
EFE 28822A (2) London Transport/Titan 2014/06 Model has same issues as those listed for 28822 above.
EFE 28824
(2) (3)
London Transport/Leyland Titan 2015/04 1. The model should have a round L type rather than Leyland scroll badge on the front grille and a smaller Leyland Titan badges below.
2. When T shapes adverts were applied to the off-side the roundel would have been re-positioned below first passenger window behind the staircase panel and not placed above the driver's side window.
3. Advert mismatch: The T shape off-side Surf advert makes reference to Albert Square from the BBC soap opera Eastenders. This programme was first broadcast in February 1985, however the near side "Fare Deal", advertisement, which should have the 25p printed in red & not black, dates from about 1981. It's actually doubtful that T shape adverts were being applied to this class of vehicles in 1981.
Note: The model lacks a yellow "Pay as you enter sign" below the windscreen, however photographic evidence does exist which confirms this is actually correct for this particular vehicle.
EFE 29011 Strathtay Scottish/GM Standard Fleetline 2012/01 Legal lettering shows Strathclyde instead of Strathtay
EFE 29304A Kentish Bus/Leyland Olympian 2013/02 The certificate supplied with the the Buses Subscriber pack of three models, describes this model as a Leyland Atlantean instead of Olympian.
EFE 29401 Red & White/Bristol RELH 2007/08 The RELH batch of vehicles XWO171-4J in the livery portrayed would have had cream rear boot doors not red.
EFE 29406 Lincolnshire Road Car/Bristol RELH 2007/07 Legal lettering shows Lincolin instead of Lincoln
EFE 29504 Royal Blue/Plaxton Panorama 2004/11 Cream base livery should be white
EFE 29602 Southern Vectis/Leyland Olympian B 2003/10 Registration should be F711 SDL not F11 SDL
EFE 29614 East Yorkshire/Leyland Olympian 2007/02 Incorrectly showing 'Screen wash' beneath entrance door control - should be on front nearside corner beneath the screen wash filler cap
EFE 30303 London Transport/Routemaster 2004/09 Garage code incorrectly showing W instead of V for Turnham Green
EFE 30303SB London Transport/Routemaster Showbus 2004 2004/09 Garage code incorrectly showing W instead of V for Turnham Green
EFE 99928 London Country GS & RF Set 2005/08 The GS model in the set has yellow fleet names & numbers, GS17 only ever carried gold versions of these and is illustrated as such on the set box lid.
EFE 31511 (2) London Transport
(Queen's Silver Jubilee)/ SRM Class Routemaster
2014/07 (1) Front & rear between decks adverts are missing the "Wonder of Woolworths" logo.
(2) The Woolworth's W logo is also missing on the rear off-side corner. Both details may have been omitted by EFE to avoid possible trade mark infringements.
EFE 31513
(2) (3) (4)
Tower Transit/AEC Routemaster RM 2014/12 1. The Tower Transit company logos are incorrectly positioned & too large. They should be positioned below the central band over the first passenger window on each side.
2. The intermediate destination blind has Piccadilly Circus as the first point whereas the real blinds show Pall Mall.
3. The upper rear blind contains both the route number & intermediate destination points. The Heritage Routemasters only used this blind to show the route number.
4. The Heritage Routemasters were fitted advertisement frames, the side advertisements were much longer than those applied to the model and the off-side one should be L shaped and extend down over the staircase paneling. Its very doubtful that RM1204 ever carried the "Visit Australia" adverts which seem to reflect the company's Australian roots.
It's not clear whether these are actual errors or just compromises requested by Tower Transit who commissioned this model as a Christmas gift for their staff.
EFE 31701 London Transport/RMC 2006/12 Incorrectly shows Unladen Weight in metric rather than Imperial measures
EFE 31701A London Transport/RMC 2007/04 Incorrectly shows Unladen Weight in metric rather than Imperial measures
EFE 31703 London Transport/RMC 2007/10 Incorrectly shows a three piece blind set on front, rather than two piece
EFE 31708 London Transport/RMC 2014/11 Incorrectly shows Unladen Weight in metric rather than Imperial measures
EFE 31902 London Transport/RML 2006/11 Side adverts are incorrectly too long
EFE 31904A (2) London Transport/RML 2007/09 Incorrectly shows Sinshiem instead of Sinsheim on the side adverts, and has the efe.showbus.com website address incorrectly stated on the rear
EFE 32201 United/Bristol RELH Coach 2006/09 Automoble instead of Automobile in legal lettering
EFE 32302 Red & White/Bristol RE Coach 2007/09 Boot should be cream not red
EFE 32401 Bristol/Bristol RELH Coach 2008/11 'Bristol' scroll applied to the rear should not be present
EFE 34105 AEC RT 2RT2/London Country NBC 2011/05 The model dipicts RT604 with the early style RT rear lights configuration whereas the EFE model 34102 of RT604 in the earlier London Country pre NBC livery depicts the vehicle with the correct later style rear lights.
EFE 34302 AEC RT 2RT2/London Transport 2010/01 Incorrectly showing a route number in the rear roof box: rear roof boxes not used on 2RT2s post-war, except briefly on RT129
EFE 34904 Southern Vectis/Leyland Olympian 2009/11 Incorrectly showing Osbourne instead of Osborne on front blind
EFE 35302 MacBraynes/6 Bay 36 Foot BET Bus 2010/04 The vehicle depicted UGB 698H had a five bay body, the model has six.
(Photographs of real vehicle on flickr)
EFE 35304 Isle of Man/6 Bay 33 Foot BET Bus 2011/04 Compromise: The preserved six bay bus depicted, 697 HMN has a 10 metre long Willowbrook body whereas the EFE model depicts a longer 11 metre vehicle with Marshall body..
(Photograph of real vehicle)
EFE 35306 (2) Maidstone & District/6 Bay 36 Foot BET Bus 2012/07 Distrct instead of District & Serviges instead of Services in side fleet names. Rear direction indicators overpainted in cream body colour
EFE 35801 Arriva Medway Towns/Dennis Dart SLF Mark I 2010/05 Missing detail - No direction indicator on off-side of model
EFE 35802 Brighton & Hove/Dennis Dart SLF Mark I 2011/03 Showing Emergency Door Contol instead of Emergency Door Control
EFE 36701 Bus Eireann/Dennis Dart SLF Mark II 2009/09 Showing Emergency Door Contol instead of Emergency Door Control
EFE 36705 Pennie/Dennis Dart SLF Mark II 2012/06 Showing Emergency Door Contol instead of Emergency Door Control
EFE 36706 Go North East/Dennis Dart SLF Mark II 2014/06 Showing Emergency Door Contol instead of Emergency Door Control
EFE 36707 Bus Eireann/Dennis Dart SLF Mark II 2014/07 Showing Emergency Door Contol instead of Emergency Door Control
EFE 36709 (2) (3) First Southampton/Dennis Dart SLF Mark II 2014/12 1. Showing Emergency Door Contol instead of Emergency Door Control
2. The marker lights either side of the front destination should be orange and not silver.
3. It has been suggested that the darker shade of blue used on the skirt panels is too dark.
EFE 36710 (2) Lothian Buses/Dennis Dart SLF Mark II 2015/05 1. Showing Emergency Door Contol instead of Emergency Door Control. There should also be some very thin gold lining on the upper divide between the white & madder colours above the front wheel arches.
2. Similar gold lining should also be present on the divide between the colours below the windscreen.
EFE 36711 Arriva Medway Towns/Dennis Dart SLF Mark II 2015/06 Showing Emergency Door Contol instead of Emergency Door Control
EFE 38105 United/Bristol VR Series I 2012/11 Shade of red used on this model is incorrect
EFE 38110 Alder Valley/Bristol VR Series I 2013/10 This model depicts a vehicle from the early 1970's era, but carries a legal address for "Alder Valley South Ltd". This company wasn't formed until the mid 1980's and the correct name should have been the "The Thames Valley and Aldershot Omnibus Company".
EFE 38401 North Western/Alexander Y Bristol RE 2012/07 Legal lettering reads North Eastern Road Car Ltd
EFE 38901 London Transport/RCL 2014/04 The rear platform doors were removed from all the RCL class Routemasters used on route 149.
EFE 80003A/80103A London Transport/
1938 Tube Train Carriages
2011/11 The stock numbers on the "A" & "D" Driving carriages which form part of the commissioned LT Museum set have been transposed. 80003A should carry 10012 while 80103A should be 11012.
EFE 99101 London Transport/Daimler DMS 2006/02 BAGAGE instead of BAGGAGE, and AVIOD instead of AVOID on internal lettering
EFE 99202 London Transport/Daimler Utility 2005/05 LTE legal lettering – should be LPTB
EFE 99704 (2) Red & White/Bristol RELH 2007/08 1. There is no record of a Red & White Bristol RELH ever existing with the registration XWO 175J & fleet number RD475. Only vehicles registered XWO171-4J existed. 2. The RELH vehicles in the livery portrayed would have had cream rear boot doors not red.
EFE 99709 (2) Red & White/Bristol RE Coach
(LT Museum Commission)
2009/03 Boot should be cream not red, The model has a coach door & small front dome whereas the real vehicle had folding doors & a larger dome.
EFE AT1001 Melbourne Tramways/W6 Tramcar 2008/08 Incorrectly showing destination as East Coborg rather than East Cobourg
Jotus/TTC RES1001 (2) London Transport Volvo Ailsa V3 (route 263) 2012/09 (1) Finotley instead of Finchley twice on the front destination blind
(2) Broardway instead of Broadway in legal lettering
Jotus RS76600 London Transport Volvo Ailsa V3 (Route 77A) 2009/09 Broardway instead of Broadway in legal lettering
Jotus RS76600/2 (2) London Transport Volvo Ailsa V3 (Route 88) 2010/06 (1) Shephereds Bush instead of Shepherds Bush on Front Destination
(2) Broardway instead of Broadway in legal lettering
Jotus RS76605 London Transport/FRM 1 Routemaster 2011/11 Has TC garage codes for Croydon, FRM 1 operated route 76 from Tottenham Garage so the code should have been AR
Jotus RS76635 British European Airways AEC Regal 4RF4 Airport Coach 2012/10 The livery depicted on this model wouldn't have had "British European Airways" company names on the front & rear roof domes
OOC 40601 Western Welsh/Leyland PS1 1996/05 The real Western Welsh vehicles had a 2 piece rear window with a central dividing bar.
OOC 40602 Isle of Man/Leyland PS1 1997/01 The real Isle of Man vehicle had a 2 piece rear window with a central dividing bar. Photograph of real vehicle
OOC 40901 Chesterfield Corporation/
Leyland PD2 MCW Orion
1996/02 Text on rear box label states the vehicle mixed with "the Chocolate, Sand and Cream of Trent", this livery was actually used by East Midland Motor Services whereas Trent would have been red.
OOC 41104 Plymouth/PD2 Orion 1999/12 Incorrectly showing Starky's rather than Starkey's on nearside advert
OOC 41901 Southdown/Leyland PD3 1999/12 Showing Porchester instead of Portchester on via blind (Sticky labels supplied with model to correct error)
OOC 41907 Lancaster/Leyland PD3 2000/08 Limitod instead of Limited and Morecombe instead of Morecambe in legal lettering
OOC 42707 Citybus/Van Hool Alizee 1998/07 Seats missing from Hong Kong issue models only
OOC 42809 VFM Buses/Dart Pointer 1998/01 Incorrectly showing destination of South Sheilds rather than South Shields
OOC 42903 Blackpool Transport/Optare Delta 1997/02 Front registration plate should be black on white, box incorrectly states fleet no. 130 rather than 129
OOC 43013 Ribble NBC/Leyland Olympian 2000/01 Rear registration plate has incorrect white background, should be yellow
OOC 43115 PMT/Leyland Lynx 1999/02 Incorrectly spelt heritage branding – Pottries rather than Potteries
OOC 43702 Belfast Corporation/AEC 664T Trolleybus 1998/07 Compromise: The real trolleybus GZ 8567 had a Harkness body which most notably had six lower deck passenger side windows and not five as depicted on the London Transport style body modelled.
OOC 43901 Oxford/Guy Arab II Utility 1999/09 Seating capacities printed upside down and back to front
OOC 45101 Yorkshire Rider Leeds/Metrobus 2000/05 Legal lettering should be Swingate Leeds, not Skircoat Road Halifax
OOC 45109 Stagecoach East Kent/Metrobus 2000/10 Four-fold doors should be two-fold, as 45104
OOC 97055 Thames Valley Set/Bristol L6B 1994/10 The plinth for the single deck model is this set incorrectly describes it as a Bristol L5G whereas the decription on the rear of the box correctly states the model depicts a Bristol L6B bus.
OOC 97813 Brighton, Hove & District/BUT Weymann Trolleybus 1995/06 '&' symbol missing from fleet names
OOC 97839
(
Sister bus)
Eastern Counties/Leyland PD1A 1995/05 Photographs suggest the real vehicle never had a destination display above the rear entrance
OOC 97852 Maidstone & District/Bristol L6A 1995/05 The plinth for the model incorrectly describes it as a Bristol L5G whereas the supplied certificate correctly states the model depicts a Bristol L6A bus.
OOC 97858 Caledonian Omnibus/Bristol K 1995/05 Front & side destinations show Aulogrith instead of Auldgirth.
OOC 97943 Douglas Corporation/AEC Regent V Orion 1995/05 The rear destination displays are transposed, the route number should on the left not right.
OOC OM40203 Aldershot/BET Federation 2002/10 Aldershot OR Reading should show in the top ‘destination’ box, the lower box is for the ‘via’ blind
OOC OM40405B Mansfield & District/Weymann AEC Regent 2010/02 Production models incorrectly carry route number 101, it should correctly be 102 to match the Pleasley Colliery destination. (This appears to have been a factory error as the model was shown with the correct 102 route number when announced by Corgi)
OOC OM40501 London Transport/Feltham 2001/02 Originally distributed without certificates in error – certificates subsequently available via dealers ‘on request’
OOC OM40505 LUT/Feltham 2002/12 Destination miss-spelt Sheperds Bush – Corgi issued stickers to correct showing Shepherds Bush
OOC OM40506 Metropolitan/Feltham 2003/06 Two upper deck windows (one front, one rear) wrongly obscured with white paint
OOC OM40802 Brighton, Hove & District/Bristol FS 2002/07 Post amalgamation Southdown fleet number: should have Southdown not BH&D legal lettering
OOC OM40817 Western SMT/Bristol FS 2007/07 Certificate incorrectly shows model available as either 18 to Largs Local or 91 to Langholm: the latter was actually released as 20 to Kilbarchan Wheatlands
OOC OM40818A/B Central SMT/Bristol FS 2012/04 No silver detailing on the off-side front side-light
OOC OM40904 Exeter/Leyland PD2 Orion 2005/09 Issued in unlabelled white box in error
OOC OM41003 London Transport/AEC 4Q4 2002/10 London Passenger Executive legal lettering should be London Transport Executive
OOC OM41004 London Transport/AEC 4Q4 2002/11 London Passenger Executive legal lettering should be London Transport Executive
OOC OM41008 London Transport/AEC 4Q4 2003/10 London Passenger Executive legal lettering should be London Transport Executive
OOC OM41102 Huddersfield/Daimler CVG6 2003/07 Factory applied Poppy Red in error for Post Office Red
OOC OM41111/2 Black Prince/Leyland PD2 2006/09 Front destination shows Corn Exchang instead of Exchange
OOC OM41112 Burnley/Colne/Nelson/Leyland PD3 2008/02 Route X28 on the certificate, route 50 on the model
OOC OM41221A/B Go North East/ Wright Gemini Eclipse 2012/09 Some of the upper deck window vents are incorrectly positioned on both sides of the model. On the near-side they should be in second, fourth & six bay, while on the off-side they should be in the fourth, fifth & six bays.
OOC OM41226A/B Lancashire Way/ Wright Gemini Eclipse 2012/09 Yorkshire Coastliner Ltd instead of Lancashire United Ltd in legal address
OOC OM41701 London Transport/Leyland RTW 2006/08 Tranport instead of Transport in legal lettering
OOC OM41703 London Transport/Leyland RTW 2007/07 London Transport Board legal lettering should be London Transport Executive
OOC OM41905 Southdown/PD3 open 2002/02 Error Withdrawn NBC symbol should follow the fleet name, not precede it
OOC OM41907 Southdown/Leyland PD3 2003/01 Incorrectly showing Steine Street rather than Freshfield Road in legal lettering
OOC OM42405 Ribble/Leopard Panorama 2002/02 Ribble logo (not wording) upside down on front panel
OOC OM42507 Brighton & Hove/East Lancs Lolyne 2004/03 Holllingdean instead of Hollingdean on side blind
OOC OM42518 Transdev/East Lancs Lolyne 2008/01 Both A and B variants should have a red roof - white roof not applied at the time of release. (when applied it should have TGD VLE18 security lettering shown)
OOC OM42519 East Lancs Myllennium 2000/10 Correct registration should be GX06 AOE rather than GX06 ADE
OOC OM42602 Bibby's of Ingleton/Bedford OB 2002/06 Old Faithful name on bonnet is printed upside down on both sides & has an additional "L".
OOC OM434xx All/Mercedes Benz Vario Plaxton Minibus 1998 to date None of the models issued to date carry the Mercedes Benz three pointed star badge on the front grille. (Probably a trade mark licensing issue)
OOC OM43601 Harris Bus/Palatine II 2002/01 Crdyford rather than Crayford in the route branding on rear
OOC OM43701 Belfast Corporation/AEC 664T Trolleybus 2001/01 Compromise: The real trolleybus FZ 7801 had a Harkness body which most notably had six lower deck passenger side windows and not five as depicted on the London Transport style body modelled.
OOC OM43703 London Transport/Q1 2002/06 Fleet number belongs to another class of vehicle
OOC OM43907 Maidstone & District/Daimler Utility 2001/11 Towbridge instead of Tonbridge on via blind
OOC OM43911 Coventry Corporation/Daimler Utility 2003/12 Guy Arab Utility bonnet and wings used in error
OOC OM43915A/B Birmingham City Transport /Daimler Utility 2011/06 Roof painted gold instead of khaki and wrong shade of cream used.
OOC OM44108 Burton/Optare Solo 2005/08 Issued in unlabelled white box in error
OOC OM44109 Strathtay/Optare Solo 2005/11 Scoish instead of Scottish in the legal lettering
OOC OM44701 Lothian Buses/Plaxton SLF 2004/01 Packaging incorrectly states Lothian Regional Transport. Lothian also only ran SPDs not SLFs
OOC OM45603 West Midlands/BMMO D9 2001/08 Missing the 4871 fleet number on rear route number box
OOC OM45608A Midland Red/DMMO D9 2010/03 Correct type of driving mirrors attached but to wrong sides (ie off-side mirror is on the nearside)
OOC OM45608B Midland Red/DMMO D9 2010/03 Correct type of driving mirrors attached but to wrong sides (ie off-side mirror is on the nearside)
OOC OM45701 London Transport/Q4 2001/11 White roof should be silver
OOC OM45905A/B West Coast Motors/Van Hool T9 2006/03 The real West Coast Motors Y80WCM Van Hool T9 has an orange dot matrix front destination display, not yellow as depicted by Corgi.
OOC OM46005 Arriva Shires/Wright Urban Eclipse 2007/06 Off-side Arriva cove logo should before the name not after it.
OOC OM46013/1 2) EYMS/Wright Eclipse Urban 2009/11 Destination of Endike Lane incorrectly shown as Endike Lake
OOC OM46210 (2) Brighton & Hove/Scania Irizar PB 2012/07 Missing legal lettering which should be present on the skirt panel behind near-side front wheel. The middle dot above the i in Brighton and middle spot beside wording on the rear should be yellow not red. These are shown correctly applied on the pre-production model pictured on the certificate.
OOC OM46103 (2) First Eastern Counties/Plaxton Paragon 2007/09 1. Fleet number 20500 should have registration AO02 RBX, not AO02 RCX as modelled - 2. Eastern Countries incorrectly stated on the box label
OOC OM46301 London Transport/Routemaster RM 2010/01 Certificate incorrectly shows RM164, model correctly shows RM1164
OOC OM46404A/B National Express/Caetano Levante 2012/04 The model has been produced using the Volvo tooling variation instead of the correct Scania version and as such carries a Volvo description on the base. The correct tooling with Scania description was used on the earlier OM46401A/B models which depict the same vehicle FJ59 AFP.
OOC OM46406A/B National Express/Caetano Levante 2013/02 Fleet number should be CY115 rather than CY155.
OOC OM46701A/B Wilts & Dorset/Wright Eclipse 2 2013/12 These models are fitted with an incorrect style forward protruding front nearside mirror, the real vehicle had same style mirrors as fitted to the off-side
OOC OM46703A East Lothian Buses/Wright Eclipse 2 2013/12 Model has Pentcaitland instead of Pencaitland on side destination display.
OOC OM46706A/B Celtic Travel/Wright Eclipse 2 2014/09 These models are fitted with an incorrect style forward protruding front nearside mirror, the real vehicle had same style mirrors as fitted to the off-side.
OOC OM46707A/B (real bus) Petuaria Express/Wright Eclipse 2 2014/09 1. These models are fitted with an incorrect style forward protruding front nearside mirror, the real vehicle had same style mirrors as fitted to the off-side. 2. The direction indicator lights above the front wheel arches painted silver instead of orange.
Oxford Diecast 76COM003 British European Airways/Commer Commando Coach 2014/11 NORTHHOLT instead of NORTHOLT in legal lettering.
Oxford Diecast 76COM004 Billy Smarts Circus/Commer Commando Coach 2014/12 Cricus instead of Circus on box bar code label
Oxford Diecast 76COM005 Australian National Airways/Commer Commando Coach 2015/02 Issued in Oxford Showtime card sleeve instead of Oxford Omnibus sleeve.
Oxford Diecast 76COM002 Wilfreda Beehive/Scania Irizar PB Coach 2015/02 Has legal lettering for Bus Eireann - Irish Bus instead of Wilfreda Beehive.
Oxford Diecast 76OWB006 British Railways/Bedford OWB 2013/03 Box barcode label carries incorrect reference number 72OWB006.
Oxford Diecast 76WFA001 South Wales Transport/Weymann Fanfare AEC Coach 2014/07 Weymann is spelt "Weyman" on the badge on rear of the model.
Oxford Diecast 76WFA002
(2), (3)
Grey Cars/Weymann Fanfare AEC Coach 2015/03 1. Weymann is spelt "Weyman" on the badge on rear of the model. 2. ERGENCY DOOR instead of EMERGENCY DOOR on off-side exit door. 3. FUEL OIL on filler flaps on both sides of model, near-side should be labeled WATER.
Oxford Diecast NUT003 Midland Red/Guy Arab Utility 2014/06 Model only has white lower deck window surrounds applied to the nearside
Sunstar 2904 LT Green Line/Routemaster RMC 2005/08 Incorrectly carrying polished front wheel trims (ref. Blacker: RM Vol 1 p90)
Sunstar 2907 LT Shillibeer/Routemaster RM 2006/03 Incorrect registration CUV 191 applied - should be CUV 191C
Sunstar 2908 LT Red/Routemaster RM 2006/05 Some models have the London Transport badge on the front of the bonnet applied upside down.
Sunstar H2911 London Transport/Routemaster RM 2007/03 Carries TH garage codes for Thornton Heath, route 190 was only operated by Croydon Garage in 1983, so code should have been TC.
Sunstar 2914 Arriva London/Routemaster RM 2007/08 Incorrect garage code M applied - Should be N (for Norwood Garage)
Sunstar 2924 (3) London Transport/Pre-War RT 2010/?? 1. There doesn't seem to be any documented evidence that RT7 ever carried the experimental livery depicted, only RT39 is recorded to have worn this livery.
2.RT 7 should also have a nearside bulkhead pillar route plate holder as all of Putney's RT2s were equipped with them as part of a trial starting in 1946.
3. RT 7 didn't have an Off-side route plate holder, it was removed at overhaul during the war and although its use was reinstated for RTs in 1947, RT 7 never regained one.
Sunstar 5001 Yelloways/Bedford OB Coach 2006/08 The First Aid box on the drivers door has Emergent instead of Emergency
TTC/Jotus RES7001B East London Coaches/Optare Spectra 2013/02 Has EMERGENCY EXIT instead of vehicle's unladen weight on skirt behind nearside rear wheel
Trux TX7F Leyland Tiger OPS2 2008/11 Showing fleet no. 2660 on the nearside and 2662 on the off-side

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Factory Errors
Manufacturer/
Model no.
Livery/Model Issue Date Isolated Factory Errors
Britbus
ME-002A
AEC Merlin/London Transport 2007/02 Rear 335 number only destination blind fitted to front in error
EFE 101001 (2) (3) AEC RT/Green Line 1990/04 Missing near side Pearl Assurance advert.
EFE 15601BB (2) AEC Routemaster RM/London Transport (MBF) 1994/04 Should have RM1910 fleet numbers both sides but this one has RM2110 on near side instead.
EFE 16214 Bristol MW Coach/Red & White 2000/11 This model is missing the near side fleet name
EFE 16601 Leyland National MK I/London Transport 1994/04 This model has London General legel lettering instead of London Transport Executive
EFE 17901 (2) (3) Open Top Routemaster/Metroline 1994/04 This model is missing all the tampo printed decals on both sides of the lower deck
EFE 20201 (2) Leyland STD/London Transport 1996/03 London Transport fleet name positioned to far forward on near side
EFE 20621 (2) Lea Valley/Plaxton Pointer Dart 1998/08 Lea Valley fleet name is missing on the nearside of model.
EFE 23303 (2) AEC RF/London Country 1997/08 Fleet name missing from roof panels on near side
OOC 43703 Q1 Trolleybus/London Transport 2000/01 Missing fleet number on near side
OOC 43708/1 (2) (3) Q1 Trolleybus/London Transport 2000/01 Missing most of the tampo printed decals. Possibly one of the donor models intended to be tampo printed for the code 3 Ramblers Holidays release 43708/2.

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Perceived Errors
Manufacturer/
Model no.
Livery/Model Issue Date Perceived error known to be correct
EFE 16607 Hobart/Leyland National TRUX 2006/02 Leyland Atlantean badge on rear..
OOC OM42406 Neath & Cardiff/Plaxton Panorama Coach 2016/04 The N appears to be reversed in the "N. & C. fleet names". This is actually correct & was a characteristic of the particular typeface used by the company.
Oxford Diecast 76WFA003 Neath & Cardiff/Weymann Fanfare Coach 2016/04 The N appears to be reversed in the fleet name in the "N. & C. Express" fleetname. This is actually correct & was a characteristic of the particular typeface used by the company.

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Numbering Anomalies
Manufacturer/
Model no.
Livery/Model Issue Date Numbering anomalie
EFE 15107 Surfside/Leyland National TRUX 2005/01 Should be in the 150xx (short pod) series
EFE 16605 Cardiff/Leyland National 2002/09 Should be in the 150xx (short pod) series
EFE 16702 Melbourne/Leyland National TRUX 2005/02 Should be in the 166xx (short pod) series
EFE 17401 Eastern Counties/Leyland National 1998/09 Should be in the 177xx (mk. II) series
EFE 17901 London Transport/Routemaster O/T 1994/08 Should be in the 178xx (no blind box casting) series
EFE 18306 Western Welsh/Leyland Tiger TS8 1995/12 Should be in the 184xx (small blind box) series
EFE 18306DL Western Welsh/Leyland Tiger TS8 1999/02 Should be in the 184xx (small blind box) series
The Unexplained
Manufacturer/
Model no.
Livery/Model Issue Date Notes
EFE Mix & Match
(2) (3) (4)
Green Line/Open Top RT 1990/?? What do you do if there are some left over bits? One option is produce a model like this. The bottom half comes from the Green London Transport 101003 model while the top half is that used for the Eastbourne open top model 10201. There's even a mix of retaining plugs in the base!
EFE 15103x (2) Leyland National MK I/Northern General unknown This rather scruffy model was found with Beatties Model Shop adverts like those applied to 15101B & 15102B. It has also had the original Northern General Legal lettering partly removed and a new white London Transport version added in it's place.
Is this a test model for another Beatties special or just a model used by EFE to set up the tampo printing equipment for the other pair of models. Note how the near side Beatties advert has the pink background intended for smaller Toys & Games wording showing through the larger Beatties logo.

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General Errors
All the red London Britbus Alexander R/RH models have either green or orange internal grab rails, most vehicles used on London Transport tendered services had yellow grab poles.
EFE green RT models 10103,10103A, 10103B, 10123, 10123A, 10123B, 10123C, 101001, 101003A, 101003B,101003D, 101005 all incorrectly have black wings. London Transport Country Area RTs and London Country RTs always had green wings. Only London Transport's Central Area red RTs ever had black ones
All EFE London Country models of every type have incorrect legal ownership lettering which reads "London Country Bus Service Ltd" instead of "London Country Bus Services Ltd"
All of EFE's yellow Northern General NBC models (15103,15103DL,16508 & 30604) to date carry a shade of yellow that is too pale. The correct cadmium yellow (also known as Goldcup) was the same as that used on Tyne & Wear PTE's own vehicles.
All the early releases of the EFE Plaxton Panorama Elite II 157xx and 295xx series models with Panorama Elite II wording have Panorama incorrectly spelt Panarama
All EFE Prototype Routemasters have the fuel filler cap on the off-side whereas the four prototype vehicle RM1 to 3 & CRL4 had them on the nearside.
All EFE 'Routemaster Series' model boxes incorrectly state that the last Routemaster model would be RML2575 whereas the actual model depicted was RML2572.
All EFE RCLs are fitted with the wrong radiator grill - they should be as found on the new EFE 31701 RMC model
All EFE Green Line RMCs carry an incorrect style bullseye on the between deck panels that has "London Transport" across the central bar. This style was only applied to the later RCL vehicles, the RMCs had bullseyes with "Green Line" wording.
All Retooled EFE RMC Models All models the issued to date have the opening near side upper deck windows incorrectly applied. The opening windows from front to back should be positioned in the second, third & fifth bays, however the rear most window is either positioned in the fourth bay or missing altogether on the models.
OOC & Atlas Editions RTW. The wheelbase of both the London RT & RTW class buses should be the same at 16ft 4". When Compared with the EFE RT the OOC RTW has a longer wheelbase, if this was scaled up to full size it would equate to around a 5 inch difference. Photograph
OOC AEC Q double deck models have a upright frame on the rearward side of the entrance, on the real vehicles this actually sloped forward slightly from top to bottom.
Various OOC Wright Gemini Eclipse models - On some models a short instead of long wiper arm is fitted on the nearside.

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