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J. Howe,
15 King's Close,
Buxton,
Derbyshire. SK17 7NT


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New kit: SUK - Southdown Uckfield Depot & Bus Station

INTRODUCTION

John Howe produces a large range of card kits, these include an extensive range of London Transport & provincial bus garages which make the ideal back drop for any model bus collection.

Bus & railway modellers will also find a range London Transport Tube related buildings, and growing "High Street" range which includes various commercial & residential buildings. Visit the Kingsway Models site for full details.

The majority of the kits are 1/76 scale but some are also available in N scale.
Below is summary of the bus related kits produced by Kingsway Models, you can view further details & purchase these via the on-line shop at:

www.kingswaymodels.com

PRICE CODES
The prices for the codes below (As of the 20th June 2017)
AA - £8    A - £11    B - £14    C - £16    D - £18    X - £5    Y - £3
Postage: (UK included) / Oversea (please enquire)

QUICK LINKS
London Transport (Central Red Area Depots) - London Transport (Country Green Area Depots)
London Transport (Other Buildings) - Provincial Garages - Garage Extensions

CURRENT KIT AVAILABILITY (Bus Related Only)
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Image Kit Ref No. Model & Approximate Size Availability
LONDON TRANSPORT CENTRAL AREA GARAGES
A Sutton
Sutton Garage was opened by the LGOC in 1924.
Size: width Approx 22 inches
Price Code: A

AF Putney Chelverton Rd Garage
Kit also contains Putney Bridge (F) garage frontage
Price Code: A
AH Nunhead Garage
Size: width 24 inches, depth 4 inches
Price Code: B
AK Streatham Garage
Model depicts the original 1913 LGOC building
Size: width 20 inches, depth 6.5 inches
Price Code: B
NAK Streatham Garage (N SCALE)
Model depicts the original 1913 LGOC building
Size: width 10 inches, depth 3 inches
Price Code: A
AL Merton Garage
Model can depict original or modern version of the building
Size: width 9 inches, depth 5 inches
Price Code: B
AM Plumstead Garage
Model can depict the 1913 LGOC garage
Size: width 15 inches
Price Code: B
AP Seven Kings Garage
Model depicts garage prior to its rebuilding in the 1990s
Size: width 19 inches, depth 4 inches
Price Code: B
AR Tottenham Garage
Model depicts garage prior to its moderisation
Size: width 21 inches
Price Code: B
AV Hounslow Garage
Model depicts garage opened in 1954
Size: width 26 inches, depth 15 inches
Price Code: D
BK Barking Garage
Model depicts garage as it was in 1979
Size: width 27 inches
Price Code: B
BX Bexleyheath Garage
Model depicts the entire frontage of the garage
Size: width 35 inches
Price Code: B
E Ponders End Garage (Enfield)
Model depicts the garage prior to the rebuilding of the frontage
Size: width 27 inches, depth 6 inches
Price Code: B
E Edmonton Garage
Model depicts the garage entrance and six houses in Tramway Avenue leading to it
Size: width 13 inches, depth 10 inches
Price Code: B
F Putney Bridge Garage
Kit also contains Putney Chelverton Rd (AF) garage frontage
Price Code: A
FW Fulwell Garage/Depot
The model depicts the frontage of the four sheds
Size: width 35 inches
Price Code: C
H Hackney Garage (Well Street)
Model includes garage & office adjacent office buildings
Size: width 22 inches, depth 6 inches
Price Code: B
HD Harrow Weald Garage
Model includes garage & period concrete bus shelter
Size: width 15 inches
Price Code: B
IH Isleworth Depot
This model depicts the depot following its rebuilding for Trolleybus operation
Size: width 19 inches, depth 10 inches
Price Code: B
K Kingston Bus Station
The Kingston Kinema /Studio 7 cinema which stood next door is now building is available as a kit CKK
Size: width 16 inches, depth 7.5 inches
Price Code: B
L Loughton (Old) Garage
The model depicts the old garage which was used between 1923 & 1953 and includes a period style poster frame
Size: width 16 inches, depth 9 inches
Price Code: B
N Norwood Garage
The model depicts the old garage which was demolished in 1981.
Size: width 13 inches, depth 10 inches
Price Code: B
NS Romford (North Street) Bus Garage
The model depicts the entire frontage of the garage.
Size: width 35 inches
Price Code: C
PB Potters Bar Garage
The model depicts the entire frontage of the garage.
Size: width 38 inches
Price Code: C
PM Peckham Garage
The model depicts the garage & adjacant offices.
Size: width 21 inches
Price Code: B
PM Popular Garage
Doors can be modelled open or closed.
Size: width 33 inches, depth 5 inches
Price Code: C
RD Hornchurch Garage
This garage was known as Romford until 1935.
Size: width 23 inches
Price Code: B
SW Stockwell Garage
The original building has nine bays and is nearly 400 feet long. The model has just two making it approximately 16" wide, although a CD ROM is included which enables extra parts to be printed. The Stockwell model is by its nature more difficult to construct than most of the other kits in the range and it is recommended that the builder gains experience on some of the easier ones first!
Price Code: D
T Leyton Garage
The kit depicts the post 1959 building and includes an alternative unsigned label together with an East London Bus Group sign, to represent the modern period
Size: width 20 inches, depth 8 inches
Price Code: B
TB Bromley Garage
Bromley Depot opened in 1924.
Size: width 20 inches
Price Code: B
TL Catford Garage
Catford Garage was one of largest LT garages and this model captures the imposing frontage.
Size: width 22 inches
Price Code: B
U Upton Park Garage
This garage situated near the West Ham Football stadium was mouthballed by Stagecoach London in 2011.
Size: width 24 inches
Price Code: B
UX Uxbridge Garage
This garage situated out of town at Denham was replaced by new garage next to Uxbridge Station in the 1980s.
Size: width 21 inches, depth 7 inches
Price Code: B
WD Wandsworth Garage
This garage started life as a LLC tram depot
Size: width 22 inches, depth 7 inches
Price Code: B
WL Walsworth Garage
This garage was built on the site of the former Camberwell tram depot and just across the road from Camberwell Bus Garage.
Size: width 14 inches
Price Code: B
WN Wood Green Garage
This model is supplied with alternative signs which allow it to be built as a trolleybus depot. The model is not very deep, and so easily incorporated into a half relief street scene
Size: width 12 inches
Price Code: A
WW Wathamstow Garage
This large kit builds the front of the main garage shed and the former tower wagon shed, along with the office building.
he model requires an area approximately 27 x 18 inches. This will provide an area that can be used as a bus parking yard, and also a small part of the road that passed outside.
Price Code: D
LONDON TRANSPORT COUNTRY AREA GARAGES
CM Chelsham Garage
This model can be built as either Chelsham or Godstone, the difference being the extension on the side of the building. The model has posable doors and includes alternative labels to represent the LCBS period.
Size: width 18 inches, depth 6.75 inches
Price Code: B
NCM Chelsham Garage (N SCALE)
The model has posable doors and includes alternative labels to represent the LCBS period.
Size: width 9 inches, depth 3 inches
Price Code: AA
CY Crawley Garage
Closed in 1982 this was one of the smallest garages used by London Transport. Kit includes alternative labels for the LCBS period & a concrete LT bus shelter.
Size: width 11 inches, depth 6 inches
Price Code: B
DG Dunton Green Garage
Opened by the LGOC in 1924 this garage reminaed in use until 1988.
Size: width 22 inches
Price Code: B
DS Dorking Garage
Dorking Garage was the prototype of a number of country garages, it closed in 1990.
Size: width 20 inches, depth 13 inches
Price Code: B
DT Dartford Garage
This former Maidstone & District garage was taken over by LGOC in 1933 and closed in 1986. The doors can be repositioned as desired.
Size: width 19 inches
Price Code: B
EG East Grinstead Garage
Just like the prototype the right hand entrance is for single-deck vehicles only. A sign on the door reads 'Covered top buses must not enter here'. The doors can be posed open or closed.
Size: width 16 inches, depth 6.5 inches
Price Code: B
GD Godstone Garage
This model can be built as either Chelsham or Godstone, the difference being the extension on the side of the building. The model has posable doors and includes alternative labels to represent the LCBS period.
Size: width 18 inches, depth 6.75 inches
Price Code: B
GY Grays Garage
The kit portrays the north end of the garage with the offices on the other side of the running out road.
The garage frontage is approximately 18 inches deep.
Price Code: B
HE High Wycombe Garage
Originally built by Amersham & District in 1929 this garage passed to London Transport & then LCBS before closing 1977.
Size: width 14.5 inches, depth 4 inches
Price Code: B
HG Hertford Garage
Hertford Garage opened in 1935 and replaced two premises in Ware. It closed in 1989. The doors can be posed open or closed as desired.
The model is approximately 28 inches wide (allowing for yard between the two buildings).
Price Code: B
HN High Wycombe Garage
Used by LPTB since 1933 the garage at Hitchin was originally only able to accomodate single deck vehicles. It was rebuilt in 1954 in order to allow double deckers to enter, but was closed in 1959. The kit can be built to represent either version.
Size: width 8 inches
Price Code: B
MA Amersham Garage
This garage opened in 1935 next to the former garage which it eventually replaced. It passed to LCBS and closed in 1989. It has now been demolished.
The model comes with two styles of bus shelter.
Allowing for the width of the yard the model requires about 27 inches of shelf space.
Price Code: B
RG Reigate Garage
Reigate opened in 1934 and replaced the original East Surrey premises. It was the headquarters of LT's Country Area & later LCBS.
Size: width 21 inches, depth 10 inches
Price Code: B
SA St Albans Garage
The kit provides parts for the building, shelter and island. Signage is included for both LT and LCBS versions.
The model is approximately 20" X 13" and the builder will need to provide a piece of hardboard of at least this size to use as a sloping base, which will need to be painted to represent the road surface and grassed areas.
Price Code: B
SJ Swanley Garage
This former East Surrey Traction Co garage passed to LGOC in 1993 and LCBS in 1970. Doors that can be posed open or closed as desired.
Size: width 18 inches including space for a yard.
Price Code: B
ST Staines Garage
Staines was a prime example of the classic London Transport country garage. The layout with the running in road to one side of the shed enables a comprehensive model to be built.
Size: width 27 inches, depth 10 inches
Price Code: C
WR Windsor Bus Station
Windsor garage was opened in 1933. It was substantially enlarged by the LPTB. In front of the garage was a bus station used by bus and coach routes.
Size: width 20 inches
Price Code: B
WY Addlestone Garage
Addlestone Garage opened in 1936. It had two round ended office blocks facing each other across the access road. One of these is included in the kit.
Size: width 20 inches
Price Code: B
LONDON TRANSPORT OTHER BUILDINGS
BH Brixton Hill Tram Depot
After the trams the building was used by the motor trade but is now used by Arriva. Extra parts are included to model it as an Arriva bus garage.
Size: width 12 inches, depth 6 inches
Price Code: B
COB Cobham (Redhill Road) Bus Museum
A model of the southern end of the now closed Redhill Road Museum building. It portrays the area used for exhibiting vehicles on open days, and includes the vehicle inspection ramp.
Size: width 12 inches, depth 11 inches
Price Code: B
CTD Camberwell Tram Depot
Camberwell was really two depots linked by a single track. Each had its own entrance. It was built in the distinctive LCC brick style. Inside the depot traversers enabled the trams to be moved between tracks. The kit provides the two entrances and an office building. The entrances are approximately one tram lengths depth. The remainder of the depot was hidden behind other buildings fronting the street.
Price Code: B
LTS London Transport Bus Shelters
Set of six (three types), 2 LT wooden rural shelters with seat, 2 LT Concrete Shelters & 2 1980s style metal shelters
Price Code: X
PITS Bus Inspection Pits
Based on LT practice this kit provides four inspection pits, with surrounding walls and doors to the rear.
Price Code: B
SBS Sevenoaks Bus Station
The bus station building at Sevenoaks was an unmistakable example of LT architecture. It provided waiting room accomodation for passengers, an office and canteen for staff, and toilets.
The building comes on a paved base measuring approximately 15 by 3.5 inches
Price Code: A
TT Aldenham Tilt Test Shed
The tilt test shed at Aldenham works was used to check that all of London Transport's double deck buses could safely be tilted to 38o with their wheels still on the floor
This model has a working tilt table.
Price Code: B
PROVINCIAL BUS GARAGES
BCTY Yardly Wood Garage
Birmingham City Transport

The art deco style building has a large office block, which has been reduced in length for the model. The model can be constructed signed for Birmingham City Transport or in modern guise
Size: width 30 inches, depth 3.5 inches
Price Code: C
CC Corwen Depot
Crosville

The small Crosville depot at Corwen, North Wales. The model is approximately 10" wide by 5.5" deep. Alternative labels are provided for NBC and Crosville Cymru. The depot can be built with the doors open or closed.
Size: width 10 inches, depth 5.5 inches
Price Code: B
CFNT Flint Depot
Crosville

An impressive brick built structure from North Wales
Size: width 22.5 inches, depth 6.5 inches
Price Code: B
ECIM Ipswich Market Garage
Eastern Counties

A typical ECOC depot
Size: width 7.5 inches, depth 7 inches
Price Code: A
ECIM New Romney Dormy Shed
East Kent

This is an example of a small local bus depot (a dormy shed) used to house two or three buses in a small village. The small office extension is an addition. The three doors can be posed in different positions, and there is some simple interior detail included.
Size (main shed): width 7 inches, depth 5.5 inches
Price Code: A
ENCP Castle Point Transport Museum
Eastern National

Now a transport museum, this was once the Canvey Island depot of Eastern National.
Size: width 15 inches, depth 2.5 inches
Price Code: A
ENCY Canvey Depot
Eastern National

As it was just before closure and subsequent conversion to a Transport Museum.
Size: width 15 inches, depth 2.5 inches
Price Code: A
WSTC Canvey Depot
Westcliff on Sea Motor Services

A model of Canvey Depot with Westcliff on Sea signage..
Size: width 15 inches, depth 2.5 inches
Price Code: A
ENDT Dovercourt Depot
Eastern National

A model of this compact depot ith its small forecourt enclosed by adjacent buildings
Size: width 8 inches, depth 10 inches
Price Code: B
ENWG Wood Green Depot
Eastern National

This former City Coach Depot was taken over by Eastern National and also used as the Depot in the 1970s "On The Buses" TV comedy series. Kit contains alternative signs for City, Eastern National and the fictional "On The Buses" Luxton District.
Size: width 8 inches, depth 11 inches
Price Code: B
EYD Driffield Depot
East Yorkshire

This model of Driffield depot includes signage for present day and NBC periods. The doors can be posed as required.
Size including adjacent office: width 11 inches, depth 14 inches
Price Code: B
SMW Musselburgh Depot
First Edinburgh

The Eastern Scottish depot in Mall Avenue was built on the site of a former tram depot in 1961. It is now operated by First Edinburgh. This modelhs a detailed interior.
Size: width 17 inches, depth 7 inches
Price Code: B
GYC Great Yarmouth Caister Road
A magnificent art deco garage and adjacent office originally owned by the Great Yarmouth Corporation. The building is still in use by First Eastern Counties. The decorative stone panels depicting bus, train and stagecoach are reproduced. In later years these have been painted blue, but bare stone versions are included to build an earlier version.
Size: width 25 inches, depth 9 inches
Price Code: C
IOMR Ramsey Bus Station
(Isle of Man)

A model of Ramsey bus station on the Isle of Man. Although a small prototype, this is a substantial model being modelled in it's entirety.
Size: width 10 inches, depth 14 inches
Price Code: C
MDSJ Tunbridge Wells, St John's Road Garage
(Maidstone & District)

Alternative labels are provided to show the garage in the Arriva period.
Size: width 10 inches, depth 14 inches
Price Code: B
MRSS Leicester Southgates Depot
(Midland Red)

Built in 1927 and finally closed in 2009, this model of the exit from Leicester Southgates depot.
Size: width 8 inches, depth 9.5 inches
Price Code: B
MRSY Shrewsbury Ditherington Depot
(Midland Red)

Built in 1920 and successively expanded over the years, Shrewsbury depot comes with modern Arriva signage
Size: width 26 inches, depth 3.5 inches
Price Code: B
MRWL Wellington Depot
(Midland Red)

Wellington depot was rebuilt in this style in 1953. The model comes with signs for Midland Red or Arriva ownership.
Size: width 17 inches, depth 3 inches
Price Code: B
SBOG Bognor Regis Bus Station
(Southdown)

Art deco styled bus station.
Size: width 11 inches
Price Code: B
SCHR Chichester Depot
(Southdown)

The depot doors can be repositioned as required..
Size: width 16 inches, depth 7 inches
Price Code: B
SHAY Hayling Island Depot
(Southdown)

A simple shed type depot in an art deco style.
Size: width 8.5 inches, depth 11 inches
Price Code: B
SHS Hand Cross Dormy Shed
(Southdown)

Southdown had many small bus depots - commonly known as dormy sheds, which would house one or two buses, to avoid long journeys of 'dead running' back to a larger garage. This model of Handcross will hold two vehicles and the doors may be folded and posed open or closed, and the interior has some simple detail. The kit is now supplied with altnerative red doors & front wall enabled it to be used for other bus operators or as a rural fire station.
Size: width 4 inches, depth 6 inches
Price Code: A
SPH Portsmouth Hilsea Depot
(Southdown)

A classic art deco styled Southdown depot. This kit will construct the building in either the traditional Southdown style, or with NBC period signage
Size: width 34 inches, depth 5.5 inches
Price Code: B
SPR Sheriffhall Park & Ride terminal building
Edinburgh

This model is based on the Midlothian, Sheriffhall terminal building in Edinburgh, standing in a large car park at the terminus of a commuter bus route.
It could serve as a similar facility anywhere in the UK, or perhaps as a bus station.

With some care it would be possible to remove the printed window areas and add clear plastic sheet. To this end some interior detailing is supplied in the kit.

Size approximately 9 x 6.5 inches
Price Code: A
SUK Uckfield Depot & Bus Station
(Southdown)

This bus depot / station is modelled on the one at Uckfield, Sussex. The depot will accommodate six vehicles and has doors that may be positioned open or closed. The kit enables the roof of the depot to made removable to allow access.

Bus station facilities - cafe, conveniences , shelter are positioned alongside the building.

Although based on a Southdown prototype, alternative signage is included in the kit, so that it could be used for any bus company.
Size: width 10 inches square
Price Code: C
TM Matlock Bus Depot
(Trent)

This building still stands in Matlock, used as a car exhaust repair depot. Previously it was a North Western bus depot, later passing to Trent.

The depot always operated single-deckers. In fact the right hand side entrance was only high enough for these.
The doors can be posed open or closed.

Size: width 21 inches, depth 8 inches
Price Code: C
UCH Huntingdon Depot
(United Counties)

This compact bus depot is modelled externally in full. There are two entrances at the front and a single one at the rear . An office and administration block runs along the side.

Signs are provided for the NBC period, and also for Stagecoach. There is provision for modelling the modern roller shutter housings and extra cladding fitted during this period.

The building is sufficiently anonymous in design to be suitable for any bus company - real or imagined - if new signs are added.
Size: width 16 inches, depth 13 inches
Price Code: C
WNH Helston Depot
(Western National)

Two alternative WNOC signs are included to produce pre NBC versions.

For the NBC version there is a small extension building on the left side and other small changes. The model may be assembled leaving the roof sections removable although it is suggested that in this case, the walls are fixed to a base.

It is possible to re-label the depot building quite easily in order to represent other companies.
Size: width 14 inches, depth 11 inches
Price Code: C
GARAGE Extensions
GGX Garage Extension
(Triple Gable/Yellow Brick)

Each of the four kits listed below builds a three walled 10" square area with a triple gabled roof (GGX) or single gabled roof (GGZ).

Entrances may be added in the walls. The roof may be turned through 90 degrees, and can be removable. Note that the rooflight glazing panels are NOT included in the kit but can be easily made using some plastic glazing material and some adhesive paper strip.

Inside the garage the walls are printed with white brick with a black brick base.
These kits can be used to extend many of the existing low relief Kingsway Bus Garage kits and can also be modified & combined to produce larger covered areas as required.
Please visit the kingswaymodels.com for further details & examples.
Remember that the walls should be fixed to the baseboard, but the roof sections can be removable.

Size: 10 inches square
Price Code: B
GGXr Garage Extension
(Triple Gable/Red Brick)

Red brick version of GGX kit.
Size: 10 inches square
Price Code: B
GGZ Garage Extension
(Single Gable/Yellow Brick)

Size: 10 inches square
Price Code: B
GGZr Garage Extension
(Single Gable/Red Brick)

Size: 10 inches square
Price Code: B
HDX Harrow Weald Bus Garage Extension
The simple design of the HD Harrow Weald garage has made it possible to offer a two bay extension to the kit. This kit provides an extra 8" depth in the same style as the original kit.

Note that the interior walls of this (like the original kit) are plain card - interior wall paper if required, can be downloaded from the free download page.
The extension can be joined to the existing model using brick pillars (supplied) to cover the join. It would be possible to join a further unit or units in order to make a very large model.
Price Code: B
BA Traditional Style Garage Front Wall PLUS GGZr Unit
(Red Brick Only)

This kit comprises one GGZ R (red brick) along with a traditional style bus depot front wall. The brick patterns match exactly. The front wall is loosely modelled on the former United depot in Bishop Auckland.

The front wall has two openings each of which has two sets of multi doors, which may be shown as open or closed.

One or more GGZ units could be used to extend the building by areas of 10" square, for example an extra GGZ unit could be added to the above kit to produce a building of total size 20" x 10".
Size: 10 inches square
Price Code: C
MOD
MOD R
Modern Style Garage Front Wall PLUS GGX Unit
(MOD - Yellow Brick or MOD R - Red Brick)

This kit comprises one GGX (yellow brick) OR GGX R (red brick) along with a modern style bus depot front wall.

The front wall has four openings which may be shown as open or closed. The square roof can be positioned with the roof trusses running either across or front to back.

Modern style safety signs are included.

One or more GGX units could be used to extend the building by areas of 10" square.
Size: 10 inches square
Price Code: C

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