|Oxford 76OWBxxx Series
Bedford OWB Wartime Single Deck Utility Bus
The Bedford OWB was a wartime version of the Bedford OB, which was designed as a basic utility vehicle to replace war damaged or time expired vehicles during the second world war.
Due to the wartime shortages of materials the bodies were constructed using wooden frames, the timber used was often poorly seasoned and many of the bodies had a relatively short life as a result. The Ministry's specifications for the buses also resulted in a very spartan interior which included wooden slatted seats.
Following the war some OWBs were rebodied with new Duple Vista Coach bodies while others received more comfortable upholstered seating, must of the OWBs.
Oxford Bedford OWB was it's first proper 1/76th scale bus, it was launched in early 2012 with the release of two models in the Military series, however models representing vehicles used by public transport undertakings soon followed.
The Oxford model can be produced in several variants, an original wartime vehicle with small headlights and slatted wooden seats or a post war version with upholstered seats and larger headlights.
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|Thumbnail||Cat No.||Fleet Name (Operator Legal Name)||Fleet No.||Registration||Route No. & Destination||Seating||Released|
|-||56 RN 12||HMS Excellent||Slatted seats||Feb 2012|
|76OWB002||Ministry of Supply
|-||EDG 391||Private||Slatted seats||Apr 2012|
City of Portsmouth Passenger Transport Dept.
|170||CTP 200||Tipner||Slatted seats||May 2012|
Southern National Omnibus Co Ltd
|507||DOD 556||Padstow||Upholstered seats||Nov 2012|
Merthyr Tydfil Corporation
|--||HB 5953||Merthyr||Slatted seats||Dec 2012|
|S298 W||DFE 891||Private||Slatted seats||Mar 2013|
|76OWB007||Bertram Mills Circus
|44||WLO 540||Bertram Mills Circus||Slatted seats||Apr 2013|
|76OWB008||Northern Ireland Transport
Northern Ireland Road Transport Board
|299||GZ 2482||Ballyclare||Slatted seats||Oct 2013|
Bournemouth Corporation Transport Dept.
|184||FRU 102||14 Moordown||Slatted seats||Jun 2014|
Bristol Tramways & Carriage Co. Ltd
|C245||HHW 21||Suspension Bridge||Slatted seats||Feb 2015|
David MacBrayne Ltd
|24||DUS 24||Fort William||Upholstered seats||Dec 2015|
Warstone Motors Ltd
|4||GZ 2248||Blymhill||Slatted seats||Oct 2016|
|76OWB013||Belfast Corporation||140||GZ 448||Cavehill Road||t.b.c.||Apr 2018|
|76OWB014||Isle of Man Road Services||T.B.A.||T.B.A.||T.B.A.||T.B.C.||Future Release|
|SP075||Lincolnshire Steam & Vintage Rally||--||LSVR 13||13 Lincoln||Unknown||Aug 2013|
|Oxford Single Deck Bus Index|