|Oxford 76AMTxxx Series
Alexander M Type Coach
The Alexander M type coach was developed in the early 1970s for use by the Scottish Bus Group on its growing Anglo-Scottish motorway express services. The vehicles had distinct parallelogram-shaped side windows which was a design carried over to later vehicles supplied by Duple.
The Alexander M Type modelled by Oxford Diecast is a third series version, these vehicles were 12m in length & were supplied to the Eastern, Fife, Northern & Scottish Omnibus subsidies of the Scottish Bus Group. They were built on three different chassis, Seddon Pennine 7, Leyland Leopard & Volvo B58.
The M Type vehicles were used on the express services during the 70s and early 80s, after replacement by new vehicles they were demoted to shorter express services & eventually local bus services before withdrawal.
The only large English operator to buy the M Type was Ribble, they purchased a single Leyland Leopard trial vehicle in 1972. RTF 561L was delivered in White "National" livery & used on both long & short distance express services. The vehicle didn't find favor & the National Bus Companies initial plans to buy large quantities of the type were dropped, orders instead going to Duple & Plaxton.
The only preserved operational M Type is currently MSF 750P which carries the livery depicted on the proposed first issue 76AMT001. Oxford Diecast announced the model in January 2021, although the first release isn't likely to be until late 2021 or 2022.
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Scottish Omnibuses Ltd
|Seddon Pennine 7||XS750 A||MSF 750P<||5 London From Edinburgh||Future Release|
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