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SWIFT THINKING - City Swift Double Deckers In Stock Now!

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Following the speedy sell-out success of our Railink Dublin Bus double decker buses, we have gone back to our friends at Britbus and commissioned a new run of Dublin Bus double deckers. This time we have gone for a more mainstream model in the wonderfully attractive and iconic ‘City Swift’ livery of the 1990s on the Leyland Olympian chassis, based on demands for more mainstream liveries to populate layouts.

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Two routes are available, 13A and 51B and this is the first time the Leyland variant has been offered in City Swift livery on the Britbus model. Both models are strictly limited to just 252 pieces each. Considering the premium previous models in this livery go for they are certain to be highly collectable!

These are only available via IRM and are in stock now priced at €59.95/£51.50, so don't miss out. Check them out here as well out other stock of Oxford Diecast 1:76/OO models which are ideal for your Irish layout: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/vehicles

Read more here: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/blogs/announcements/swift-thinking-britbus-dublin-deckers-now-in-stock 

Cheers,

Fran

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6 minutes ago, K801 said:

Lovely stuff. Was the other variant a Volvo?

It was, Volvo took over Leyland Bus and from 1994 onwards they rebranded the Olympian chassis Volvo and retired the Leyland name.

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City Swift a bit modern for my layout, but while browsing IRM's shop I discovered some nice nostalgic older vehicles in their range which I ordered (1960s). All of which could have parked outside Kingsbridge or driven through Gort. Now a ford consul, or Zephyr or Zodiac along with the morris minors would look great parked on the main street. Now all I need to complete my era is a working set of black and white traffic lights for Gort main street. Opened by the Bishop of Galway himself in 1967. :) :)  

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https://irishrailwaymodels.com/products/morris-1000-van-sandy-beige?variant=37942487056537

https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/vehicles/products/saro-bus-county-donegal-railways

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Hi everyone,

Wow, our double decker has certainly gone down well. We are near the 25% mark for remaining stock levels. Thank you to everyone who ordered so far, we will be increasing production runs on future runs it seems! 

As Noel points out above, we have a range of vehicles available in 1:76 from Oxford too with many Irish themed or easily adapted into Irish themed across many eras, so perfect for your layout! 

Check out the full list of available vehicles here: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/vehicles

Cheers!

Fran

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Hi everyone,

Thank you to everyone who supported our second bus release. We're now down to our final 10% of these in stock, so don't miss out. Sales have been very swift indeed.

Cheers!

Fran

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The Leyland RH's would have run in this livery from 1995 until 2000, more or less?

Was it the single-deck City Swifts that started in 1993?

And then the blue and cream livery was born in 1999?

Might be an idea to merge this thread with the other one on the same topic:

 

 

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16 hours ago, DJ Dangerous said:

The Leyland RH's would have run in this livery from 1995 until 2000, more or less?

Was it the single-deck City Swifts that started in 1993?

And then the blue and cream livery was born in 1999?

Might be an idea to merge this thread with the other one on the same topic:

 

 

Cityswift RHs continued into the early/mid 2000s but by that time they were gaining grey bumpers. RH70 went into the core cream and blue livery around 2001 I think, but RH126 lasted a bit longer than that. 

First Cityswift route was the 39 with P Class Plaxton/DAF single deckers in 1993. Blue and cream was 1998 I believe, but open to correction on that. Yellow debuted in 2004. 

While I'm here, RH126 on the 13A is very nearly sold out and RH70 on the 51B is not far behind! 

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14 minutes ago, Warbonnet said:

Hi everyone,

We have two 51Bs left in stock, so it's your last chance to grab one! https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/vehicles/products/dublin-bus-cityswift-51b

Thank you to all of you who ordered and supported us in this one. They seem to have been popular, so we will have to look at doing another one perhaps! 

Cheers,

Fran

Any plans to stock old CIE denis double decker buses with the hop on/off rear platforms?

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5 minutes ago, Noel said:

Any plans to stock old CIE denis double decker buses with the hop on/off rear platforms?

Hi Noel,

Do you mean Leyland or AEC rear platform buses? The only Dennis badged bus I can recall was a small fleet of Trident low floor buses from 2003.

It is something we could look into in time, perhaps in 2022. 

Cheers!

Fran

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