Kits & body parts exclusively available only to members of the Model Bus Federation.

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MBF Kits &
Model Bus Building Accessories

Members wishing to purchase items should refer to the Shop section in the MBF's monthly Model Bus Journal.

Joining The MBF
For details on how to become a member, please visit the MBF website using the link below.

You can download a FREE sample MBF Journal or request a copy by post,
by either visiting the MBF Website
or sending an email to:


MBF Website:
www.model-bus-federation.org.uk



 

Latest Kit Announcement: MBF2K-09 - Alexander Enviro E300 with gasket glazing



Two in stock kits & a re-run available soon


Quick Section Links
Introduction -- MBF Shop -- Latest Press Annoucement -- MBF Kits List

MBF INTRODUCTION

Established in 1968, the Model Bus Federation was the first club formed to represent the interests of bus modellers in the UK.

The MBF caters for all model buses, no matter what scale, or whether they are kits, scratch built or ready-built models. Indeed its members' models come in just about every shape, size and colour imaginable - and some are even remote controlled! But they all have one thing in common - they are models which appeal to the modellers themselves.

For over 50 years, it has become the world’s leading society for bus modelling.

Members receive a monthly 32 page glossy colour magazine 'The Model Bus Journal' this contains a wide variety of articles covering models & modellers themed collections, reviews of both kits & ready assembled models along with news of newly announced models & recent releases.

Some 2020 Model Bus Journals - click to open full size in new tab

Reports from the latest area meet ups & shows are also included in each issue. Articles by members explaining modelling techniques/tips have covered everything from scratch building to model conversions and painting . Each issue of the Journal usually includes a vehicle plan and these have covered a diverse range of both current & heritage vehicles.

Members can also sign up for the optional Fleet Supplement which is a quarterly illustrated magazine listing vehicle additions & movements between the members who have their own model fleets, this is a model version of the 'Fleet News' section found in the long running 'Buses' magazine.

The society organizes regular local area meets across the UK where members can meet up to exchange modelling tip & display their latest model projects. Sadly at the time of writing these meets have been temporarily suspended due to the current pandemic, but some areas have switched to virtual meets ups using the online Zoom platform as an alternative.
Additionally the MBF Facebook page has organised themed events where members can share photographs of models that match the chosen catagory.

In addition to the meet ups the society also organizes larger area shows & a annual national show, however like the local face to face meet ups these have unfortunately also been suspended until further notice.

Other benefits of membership include access to the online members forum and the MBF shop's kits & body parts products.

You can join or find further membership details on the society's website at: www.model-bus-federation.org.uk.

MBF SHOP

The MBF Shop has been supplying members with various model bus building accessories for sometime, but more recently it has started to offer a range of resin 1/76 scale kits. The kits are exclusive to members and the range has aimed to produce kits not previously modelled by other kit producers or diecast manufacturers.

In the Spring of 2020 the MBF completed the purchase of the ABS (including Streetscene) range of Model bus and coach kits. This incorporates all the ranges of kits, parts, accessories, including masters and moulds.
Work is now in hand to expand the online shop & bring this extensive ABS range of products exclusively to MBF members.

For the very latest news or to purchase items if a member, please see the MBF Shop section in the latest issue of the Journal or visit the Facebook page.



LATEST PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT

NEW Model Bus Federation resin kit - August 2020

The Model Bus Federation has announced their latest MBF2K resin kit.

MBF2K-09 will be a resin model of the Alexander Enviro E300, with gasket glazing. The MBF is delighted to have acquired the master for this prototype, which had/has wide operator appeal, as well as being a great service bus for fictional model fleet operators. It is hoped that several chassis/engine combinations can be offered using the same master, giving modellers a number of model choices. Printed glazing, white metal wheels, plus etched brass mirrors and wipers complete this highly detailed and authentic kit. Casting will be in Q4 2020, so the kit should be available in early 2021.

Pictures show various angles of the master, including detailed interior.

The kit will be available exclusively to MBF members only. For details on how to become a member of the MBF, please visit their website at www.model-bus-federation.org.uk. You can download a FREE sample copy of the MBF Journal on the website, or request a FREE sample copy by post from the MBF Publicity Officer, 21 Plough Close, Aylesbury, Bucks HP21 9AD









CURRENT KIT AVAILABILITY
MBF MODEL KITS
IMPORTANT: These kits are only available to members of the Model Bus Federation.
Image Kit No. Model Availability
MBF2K-01 Wright Gemini II Sold Out
MBF2K-02 AEC Regent III Weymann H33/26R 8ft Wide
(Produced by Marsden Models)
Sold Out
MBF2K-03 Leyland PD3A Roe 30ft Forward Entrance
(Produced by Little Bus Co.)
Kit Re-run
Pre-orders Open
MBF2K-04 Irizar i6 three axle coach, 14m long, 3.7m high Sold Out
MBF2K-05 1973 Leyland Atlantean AN68/1R East Lancs H47/30D Sold Out
MBF2K-06 ECW Bristol LH Flat Front
(Produced by Marsden Models)
In Stock
MBF2K-07 Sunsundegui Sideral Coach In Stock
MBF2K-08 1954 Roe Sunbeam MF2B Hull Corporation Trolleybus Future Kit
Pre-orders Open


MBF2K-09 Alexander Enviro E300 with gasket glazing Future Kit
Pre-orders Open