LT Central Bus Garage card model kits in 1/76 scale

Card kits of LONDON TRANSPORT BUS GARAGES in 1/76 scale

 London Transport's central bus garages embodied a large range of architectural styles. Some had been adapted from horse bus garages, or from tram depots. Some were built after the war or were adapted from trolleybus depots.

This range of 1/76 scale model card building kits is designed to provide an authentic setting for diecast model buses.

They are suitable for use with model buses made by EFE , OOC and other manufacturers, and compatible with OO gauge model railways.

The kits are on stout card approximately 1.25mm thick. The parts require to be cut out with a knife and steel rule. Bostik All Purpose adhesive is recommended for assembly. 

See HERE for what is involved in assembly.

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NEW extended versions of previous kits:

TB Bromley garage  - details down the page

 

Harrow Weald garage model new extended version

HD Harrow Weald - details down page

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 For photos of all kinds of London Transport Models click the picture below

 

 

 


OO gauge

 

 

 

The models on this page are to 1/76 scale (4mm per foot) compatible with OO gauge model railways and the vast ranges of EFE and Corgi OOC model buses amongst others.




 Kingsway Models price codes

 

Prices include postage to UK ONLY -  International customers please contact me before ordering.


 

 

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LT Central Garages currently available

 

A    Sutton
AF Putney Cheverton Rd
AH Nunhead
AK Streatham

AL Merton

AM Plumstead
AP Seven Kings
AR Tottenham
AV  Hounslow
BK Barking

BX Bexleyheath
BN Brixton
E Enfield
EM Edmonton
F    Putney Bridge
FW Fulwell
H   Hackney
HD Harrow Weald
IH   Isleworth
K    Kingston


 

 

L     Loughton
N    Norwood  
NS Romford (North St)
PB Potters Bar
PM Peckham
PR Poplar
RD Hornchurch
SW Stockwell
T     Leyton
TB  Bromley
TL   Catford
U     Upton Park
UX  Uxbridge
WN Wood Green
WD Wandsworth

WL  Walworth
WW Walthamstow

 

 Listed below by garage code

Click HERE to be able to download an illustrated list of LT CENTRAL BUS GARAGE kits


 

Sutton Bus Garage LT

A Sutton Garage

Sutton Garage was opened by the LGOC in 1924. It has operated most main London Transport types over the years. Prewar the allocation consisted of STLs, apart from single deck LTs which were used on route 213 for many years, eventually being replaced by RFs. Postwar, austerity D types were allocated which gave way to RTLs from 1952. RTs were used during the sixties and early seventies, with DMSs and RMs then arriving.The model is approximately 22" wide.                    

 Price: B

Sutton Garage model kit by Kingsway Models (detail)

 


Putney Garage Kingsway KitAF  Putney Chelverton Rd Garage

The site of Chelverton Road garage had been used for horse buses. Motor buses took over from 1912. Modernisation was carried out in 1935/6, and the model depicts the frontage in this form prior to later changes in the eighties. With Putney Bridge (F) garage, Chelverton Road was the home of the first 'Prewar RTs'. RTLs and then RTs and RTWs followed. In the sixties, Routemasters were allocated. OMO saw the use of SMSs and then DMSs and Ms.
The frontage of such a large garage is in fact very small and comes complete with that of the nearby F

 

 

Price for both AF anPutney Bridge Garage Kingsway Kitd F:   A

 

 

 

 

Putney Bridge F frontage also included:



  

 

Nunhead bus garage

 AH Nunhead garage

Nunhead garage was originally the base for the National Steam Car Co. It was taken over by the LGOC in 1920 and in turn passed to LT in 1933. It remained a bus garage until 1954, and was later used by coach companies. In turn it was used by Prince Marshall for his Obsolete Fleet which provided vehicles for the Round London Sightseeing Tour and also vintage ST 922 for route 100.

The building has a nicely detailed clocktower, part of which has been incorporated into the housing now on the site. The model measures 24" wide by 4" deep (plus paving which is included). There are options for the door lintels to be unsigned , so it could easily be used to represent a fictional fleet.Nunhead garage tower detail

 Price: B

 Nunhead bus garage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Streatham Garage Kingsway Kit
 

AK Streatham Garage

Streatham was opened by the LGOC in 1913. It has housed most of the main London vehicle types from the B type onwards, including STLs RTs and Routemasters. In the mid eighties the garage was  rebuilt, but it was then closed for good in 1992. The model depicts the building as it was during LT days and is approximately 20" wide by 6.5" deep. The model has some interior wall detail.
 

Price: B                                           

Streatham bus garage Kingsway Models kit
                    Streatham bus garage 1/76 scale card model

 

Streatham garage model interior

 



Merton Bus Garage Kingsway Kit
AL Merton Garage

Merton Garage was opened by the LGOC in 1913. One of London Transports largest garages, it was the main home for the fleet of austerity Daimlers of both highbridge and lowbridge varieties. In the fifties RTs were allocated as well as RLHs and RFs. Routemasters, Merlins, Swifts and DMSs were allocated during the seventies. 

The rather small entrance originally had three openings with the left hand intermediate pillar later being removed. Either of these variants can be built.lt measures approximately 9" wide by 5" deep.

Price: A

Below is shown the modern version of the garage - the modern signs are included in the kit. This particular model has been extended and built into a much larger diorama, and more photos may be seen at Kingsway Inspirations.

 Merton modern style frontage

                                                                                                                                                                   


   

Plumstead garage Kingsway Kit
 
AM Plumstead Garage

On the corner of Wickham Lane, the garage was opened by the LGOC in 1913. For many years the home of six wheeled LT double deckers, after the war RTLs and then RTs were allocated. In 1970 an experimental Metro Scania single decker was operated. Routemasters were only present for a few years, DMSs lasted until being replaced by Metro Scanias, this time being double deckers. The garage closed in 1981 to be replaced by the new (PD) Plumstead Garage. The model is triangular in plan, depicting both frontages. The maximum width is about 15".
                                      

 Price: B

Below is seen exactly the same model as above, built into a small diorama display. Visit the Kingsway Inspirations page to find some tips on achieving this sort of display.
Plumstead Garage diorama

 

                                                                                                                                  


  

Seven Kings bus garage Kingsway card kit

AP Seven Kings

Situated in High Road, Seven Kings the garage was built in 1913. For many years Seven Kings was associated with RT family vehicles receiving RTs in 1948,  which were replaced by RTLs in 1949, and joined by RTWs in 1950. In 1958, RTs were back again and stayed until the garage was modernised in the mid seventies. Rebuilding allowed DMSs to be allocated alongside Routemasters. The garage closed in 1993.
The kits depicts the building prior to rebuilding, and measures approximately 19" by 4".

Price: B

See how the addition of a few features much improves the model. The paving alone makes a tremendous difference - from the PAV kit on the High Street page.

AP Seven Kings Garage diorams


 

AR Tottenham GarageTottenham Garage Kingsway Kit

Opened in 1913 Tottenham was originally used by the buses of the MET Tramways Co. During the first world war the garage was used by AEC, being returned to the LGOC in 1919. RTLs and RTWs were operated in the fifties with Routemasters in the sixties. From 1965 the experimental XA Atlanteans were compared with RMLs and XFs, and also the unique FRM. During the eighties the building was modernised, losing its distinctive triangular gable.
The model is approximately 21" wide.

Price: B

 Tottenham bus garage model from Kingsway Models

Model above has added paving (use the PAV kit) and interior backscene freely downloadable from  Kingsway Downloads

                                                                    

Hounslow bus garage in 1/76 sca;e 

 AV Hounslow GarageHounslow bus garage card kit

The original garage had been built on the site of an old railway station. Hounslow garage exit

After the war it was rebuilt being completed in 1954 in LTs classic architectural style.

The model depicts the entrance and exit roads and has a relatively large covered area. It measures approximately 26" x 15". The site also contained a bus station (not included) which could be easily modelled.

 

Price: D

 Hounslow bus garage model



Barking Garage Kingsway KitN.B. The Barking kit is being redeveloped in slightly extended and improved form. Whilst the original kit is still available, it is suggested that potential buyers await the replacement.

BK Barking Garage

Barking Garage was opened in 1924 to provide buses for the postwar expansion in housing eastwards from London. Before the second war, the allocation was entirely double deck LTs. Wartime G austerity vehicles were then allocated with RTLs coming in the fifties until RTs took over in 1958. Some RTWs and SRTs were also allocated. Barking's main claim to fame was that it was the last garage to operate the RT on 7th April 1979. The kit depicts the garage as it was at this time, with the distinctive (but at that time disused) entrance doors on the corner.
The model is approximately 27" wide.

Price: B

 Barking garage modelled by Clive Greedus

The kit builds the garage as it was when the last RTs ran in 1979. The model above by Clive Greedus has been modified to show the scene as it was in earlier days.

 


       
 Brixton bus garage card kit

 BN Brixton Garage

Brixton was built as part of the tramway replacement scheme in the 1950s, occupying the site of the former Telford Avenue tram depot. From the front the offices are the most noticeable part. There are entrance and exit roads either side leading to the garage behind.

This is a large model measuring approximately 22" by 13", although will probably require a larger area to show to it's best. To make this kit a practical proposition, some aspects have been simplified, and the rear wall of the office block has not been modelled. However with some patience, and a few extra details a pleasing model can be achieved.

 Price: C

Brixton bus garage model aerial view

 

The photos below show a diorama built from the kit with a few additional items. The kit contains some brick paper which can be used with scrap card to make the low walls in front of the office. The poster board is included in the kit. Some foliage items and the telephone boxes and lamp posts have been added along with some paving from the Kingsway PAV kit. Click HERE for a photo sequence showing how this has been done.

 

Brixton garage diorama

 Brixton garage diorama

Brixton garage diorama

Brixton garage diorama built using the basic kit and a few additional items. A freely downloaded 'K sheet ' has been used to provide an interior backscene in the garage entrance.

Visit Kingsway Inspirations for modelling tips which describe how to make an authentic looking road surface, and free K sheet downloads.

                           
                                   
 

BX Bexleyheath Garage

Bexleyheath was designed  as a trolleybus depot - the only one purpose built for London Transport. It opened in 1935. The depot was badly damaged during WW2 and many trolleybuses were damaged; some of these were later rebodied and returned to service. In 1959 the depot was converted to a bus garage and a fleet of RTs took over. OMO saw SM and DMS vehicles arrive in the seventies with the last RTs leaving in 1978.
The model depicts the entire frontage and is approximately 35" wide.

Price: B

Bexleyheath garage detail

 

Bexleyheath bus garage model in 1/76 scaleBexleyheath garage model (modern)

 

The model shown here was built by me for a customer who specified a deeper , and more up to date version of Bexleyheath.

As can be seen, the right hand brick extension building now no longer stands , and this model is deeper than the standard one.

Contact Me to enquire about extra parts.


 

 

Enfield Bus Garage Kingsway Models card kit 

 E Enfield GarageEnfield Bus Garage detail

Enfield Garage (known as Ponders End), was built by the LGOC for the use of the London Public Omnibus Co. in 1928. 

Between 1938 and 1961, its forecourt was used as a trolleybus turning circle: the area is now used as a large bus park. The front of the building has since been rebuilt.

The model measures approximately 21" wide by 6" deep.

Price: B

 
Enfield Bus Garage Kingsway Models card kit

 


 

 

EM Edmonton Garage

Edmonton garage was situated at the end of Tramway Avenue, and had originally been a tram depot. Trolleybuses took over in 1938 and the depot was extended over the area of the original tram track fan and now abutted the terrace houses on either side of the street. The trolleybuses were replaced by RMs in 1961, and the depot thus became a garage.
The model includes the fronts of six houses and measures approximately 13" wide by 10" deep. An alternative label is included to build the model as the trolleybus depot.

Price: B

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


 
 
Putney Bridge Garage Kingsway Kit

F Putney Bridge GaragePutney Garage Kingsway Kit

The garage at Putney Bridge was opened in 1913 by the National Steam Car Co. The garage was acquired by the LGOC who rebuilt it and reopened it in 1920. It operated the main double deck classes, and with the nearby Chelverton Rd garage was the first to operate the 'prewar' RT. In 1949 RTWs were introduced and the RTs were replaced by RTLs in 1955. Putney Bridge garage closed in 1958.

The kit is very small, being literally just the front doorway. It comes with the parts for the front of nearby AF, Putney, Cheverton Rd  garage.

Price for both AF and F: A

 AF frontage also included.


 

 

Fulwell Garage Kingsway Kit

 

FW Fulwell Garage / Depot 

 Fulwell was originally opened in 1902 by the London United Tramways. London's very first trolleybuses were operated from here in 1931 when the famous 'Diddlers' were introduced. The last of the trams left in 1935, and Fulwell subsequently became the main overhaul works for the large LT Trolleybus fleet. Fulwell was also to be the scene of the last London trolleybuses in 1962.
Since then it has been a bus garage, commencing with trolley-replacing Routemasters and also having operated RTs SMs SMSs DMSs and Ms.
The model depicts the frontage of the four sheds and is approximately 35" wide with doors that can be posed open or closed.
                                         

Price: C

 Fulwell diorama by Clive GreedusThis Fulwell diorama built by Clive Greedus.


 

Hackney bus garage  

 H Hackney (Well St)

The Hackney garage replaced nearby horse bus stables from 1911. After the second war it was rebuilt with a frontage in the classic LT style. It was responsible for several important bus routes until finally replaced by the new Ash Grove garage in 1981.

The model measures approximately 22"x6" plus paving.

 Price: B 

Hackney bus garage detailHackney garage modelHackney LT garage

 Hackney Garage

 

 

The Hackney model has been fitted with a interior garage backscene available as a free download from

 Kingsway Downloads

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 HD Harrow Weald Garage (new extended version)

 

The LGOC opened Harrow Weald Garage in 1930 to replace an original smaller one. It was soon extended in 1933 and was the first garage to experiment with diesel engines with the DST class. It was an early operator of Q types. Special lowbridge STLs were also operated which were replaced by RLHs in the fifties, by which time RTWs, SRTs, and TDs had arrived. RTs were then the main type operated. RMs, and RFs were also allocated as were Merlins and Swifts.

This model has now been redesigned to be deeper than the previous version. It is approximately 15" wide and 8" deep.

The roof sections can easily be left as removable pieces to give access to the interior.

 Price: C

 

This view shows the roof removed. On this model a photographic backscene has been added, as has interior wallpaper. See the Kingsway Inspirations free download page for these items.

 

HDX Harrow Weald extension kit

An extension kit is available for the Harrow Weald model. It gives approximately 8" more depth (two roof bays)

 Note that no instructions are provided with this kit - construction follows the same pattern as for the original kit.

 

 Price: B  Use the BUY GARAGE EXTENSIONS SHOP page for this kit. 




Kingsway Models IH kit
IH  Isleworth Depot

Isleworth had originally been Hounslow tram depot. It was rebuilt for trolleybuses in 1935. Unusually it operated just one route - the 657. After the war Q1s were allocated but these were sold to Spain and replaced by older vehicles until closure in May 1962. The model is approx. 19" wide and 10" deep.

Price: B    

 

Isleworth trolleybus depot model in 1/76 scale

 

Isleworth trolleybus diorama. Some paving has been added from the PAV kit along with some cosmetic overhead wiring. More photos here along with hints on making trolleybus poles.

 

Isleworth trolleybus depot card model

 

 

For a video of the real Isleworth depot including a ride on the traverser, click HERE

                                                  

 

 


Kingston Bus Station Kingsway Models kit

K Kingston Bus Station

Kingston Garage and its adjacent bus station is fondly remembered by many LT enthusiasts. During the seventies, there were still numerous RFs which lasted until 1979. Long associated with single deckers Kingston had operated TDs, Ts and Qs in past years. RTs survived until 1978 when RMs took over. The garage closed in 1984.
The  model includes a detailed interior to the bus station and is approximately 16" wide.

Note that the Kingston Kinema /Studio 7 cinema which stood next door is now available as a kit. See the Kingsway High St. page.

Price: B 

Kingston bus station and Kingston Kinema cinema

 

Kingston bus statio Kingsway Models card kit detail

 


 
                                                                                                                                                                      

 

 


 

Loughton Bus Garage Kingsway Models card kit

L Loughton (old) Garage

Opened in 1923, the original Loughton garage was replaced by a new one in 1953. At closure it was operating STD double deckers and T single deckers. This model measures approximately 16" wide by 9" deep, and includes a period style poster frame and variety of posters.

Price: B

Loughton Garage card kit
Loungthon Garage card kit

 

North St Romford Garage Kingsway Kit

NS Romford (North St) Garage

Opened in 1953 to cope with expansion of bus services around Romford that the nearby Hornchurch garage could not cope with, North Street was initially allocated RTL, STL, TD and SRT types. RTs soon became the standard double deck type and RFs replaced the TDs in 1959. RMs were added in 1966, and OMO was widely introduced from 1971 with SMSs and then DMSs. Between 1975 and 1976 North Street uniquely operated the 13 RMAs on route 175. The late seventies saw Romford involved in the experimental Multi-Ride ticket scheme and was the first garage to receive an allocation of Ts.
The model is approximately 35" long depicting the entire North St. frontage.

Price: CNorth Street bus garage model by Kingsway Models

NS Romford North Street Garage diorama

 Romford North St diorama

 1/76 scale Romford (North Street) bus garage model.

 


                                                          


                                      
Norwood LT bus garage Kingsway Models card kit

N Norwood Garage

Opened in 1909 by the LGOC, Norwood garage had a distinctive courtyard with offices alongside and over the entrance. For many years running an all Routemaster allocation, the building was demolished in 1981 and the site cleared for a new building. The model measures approximately 13" wide by 10" deep.

Price: B

 

Norwood bus garage in 1/76 scale
 

 

 Norwood bus garage modelNorwood bus garage model
                                                                                                          

 

Potters Bar garage Kingsway Kit

PB Potters Bar Garage

Potters Bar was the northernmost of the central area garages. It was originally the operating base for the Overground company. The garage provided vehicles for routes towards London such as the 29 and 134, and also for those that headed towards the country area such as 84 and 242. After WW2 the garage was used to rehabilitate vehicles from wartime to peacetime work. New RTs arrived in 1947 and ruled supreme until RMs arrived from August 1964.  In the early seventies MBs and SMSs arrived and the unique FRM was allocated for the short 284 route when its companion XAs were sold to Hong Kong. PB was one of the few garages to operate FS minibuses. DMSs and DMs were operated and in turn were replaced by Ms from 1981.
The model depicts the entire frontage and measures approximately 38" long.
 

Price: C        

Potters Bar bus garage card kit
               

 



Peckham garage Kingsway Kit
 

PM Peckham Garage

Peckham Garage was opened at 1951 on the site of Bull Yard which had been used many years earlier by Thomas Tilling as an engineering base. The modern garage featured distinctive concrete barrel vaulted roofs. Peckham was allocated RTs and was soon involved in the tram conversion scheme. Routemasters arrived during the sixties and XAs were allocated in 1970 for local route P3. DMSs arrived from 1972 and from 1976 the MDs came to take over the 36 and 63 group of routes.
The model is approximately 21" wide.

Price: B
 

 

Peckham bus garage diorama

Peckham garage diorama - this photo shows the model mounted on a baseboard with a few extra items fitted - a wall and inspector's cabin and a bus stop. The garage entrance has been fitted with an interior garage backscene, available as a free download from the Kingsway Inspirations site. 

 
Peckham garage detail

 




Kingsway models Poplar PR kit

Poplar bus garage card kit by Kingsway Models

PR Poplar Garage

Originally opened in 1906 as an LCC tram depot, Poplar was converted for trolleybuses in 1940. From 1959 it housed the first allocation of Routemasters to be used on trolleybus replacement routes.
The model is approximately 33" wide and 5" deep. Doors can be modelled open or closed.


Price: C                                                                                 


 

RD Hornchurch Garage

Hornchurch garage Kingsway Kit

 

 Hornchurch Garage was originally known as Romford, hence its RD code. It was opened in 1924 with accommodation for 40 buses and it was envisaged that it would expand in order to cope with the growth in bus travel as Romford became part of the suburbs. In 1935 it was renamed Hornchurch to avoid confusion with the Green Line garage in London Road Romford RE.  Postwar, Hornchurch along with many other east London garages was allocated austerity G type double deckers. In the early fifties STLs replaced the Gs and RTLs arrived. After many years of one man operated C types, in 1949 these were replaced with crew operated Ts. In 1955 RLHs enabled the 248 route which ran under a low railway bridge, to be double decked. From 1953, local services were shared if not dominated by the new Romford (North St) NS garage. In the sixties RTs were predominant until replaced by SMSs and DMSs in the early seventies and Hornchurch became the first 100% OMO central garage.
The model depicts the distinctive varied brickwork of the garage (a remnant of rebuilding rather than war damage) and measures approximately 23" wide.

Price: B

Hornchurch LT garage

 

 

RD Hornchurch Garage diorama
 
 


 
Stockwell garage interior 
 
SW Stockwell Garage

Stockwell could be described as a cathedral amongst bus garages - it is a listed building. Opened in 1952 to cope with many of the tram replacement routes, the structure of the garage was designed to use reinforced concrete due to the comparative postwar shortage of steel. The initial allocation comprised RTLs although some STLs were received to assist with some of the special Festival of Britain routes. By the mid sixties, Routemasters had joined the RTLs. From the seventies Stockwell became responsible for the Round London Sightseeing Tour using brand new DMS vehicles as well as open top ex-BMMO D9s and ex-Bournemouth Fleetlines. The original building has nine bays and is nearly 400 feet long. The model has just two making it approximately 16" wide.  The interior is also detailed.

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: D 

The photos above and below show an extended model

- the standard kit has just two bays

Stockwell garage interior

                              

MBA in Stockwell Garage

I'm not quite sure why a Red Arrow Merlin should be parked in Stockwell Garage, although the large model does make a convenient storage site for buses - the same use as the real building was often put to.

 

The kit builds two bays of the building - outside view shown above. 

                                 

Leyton Garage Kingsway kit

T Leyton Garage

Built in 1912 by the LGOC, Leyton garage was severely damaged in WW2 and reconstruction was not completed until 1959.
In 1947, it was the first garage to operate the postwar RT, which it did for 25 years. The model is approximately 20" wide by 8" deep. An alternative unsigned label is included together with an East London Bus Group sign, to represent the modern period.

Price: BLeyton bus garage

 

Leyton garage

 


 


TB Bromley Garage


Bromley Garage was opened in 1924. Despite being built by the LGOC the garage was one of those allocated to Thomas Tilling Ltd, accounting for the code TB. Tilling vehicles remained in evidence until as late as 1949 when the last of the STL type were dispensed with. RTs were a central part of Bromleys allocation for many years from 1948, with RTWs operated in 1950 and RFs from 1952  for the 227 route. MBs arrived in 1968 and SMSs in 1971. DMS lasted from 1972 to 1979 and the garage was one of a handful to work FS minibuses. RMs were late arriving only in 1975.

This new extended kit measures approximately 22" wide and 10" deep. If fastened to a base, it may be constructed with a removable roof to give access to the inside. 

Price: C

 

This picture shows a completed model with some added paving from the Kingsway PAV kit. Below: detail of the corner exit.

 

 

 

The roof can be made removable if the building is fixed to a base. 

 

 

 


 

Catford Garage Kingsway Kit
 
TL Catford Garage 

The Catford Garage was originally opened by the LGOC in 1914 having the code AN. With the outbreak of the war it was requisitioned by the War Office. When returned in 1920 it was allocated to Thomas Tilling and received the code TL (Tilling Lewisham - TC having been taken by Croydon). One of the largest garages, Catford for many years had a large allocation of RTs from 1948 with the last surviving until 1978. RMs only arrived in 1968 being followed by Swifts and then DMSs formed the larger part of the fleet until replacement by Titans in the eighties.
The model is approximately 22" wide.  
 

Price: B                                         

 

Kingsway Models card kit Catford bus garage
 

 

                                                                                                                


 

 

 

Upton Park bus garage model in 1/76 scale

 

 

Card model kit Upton Park bus garage

 

U Upton Park Garage 

In 1931 the ex-London Road Car Co. garage was rebuilt and extended to become what was described as the largest LGOC garage with an allocation of over 200 buses. Known for large fleets of LT and then G type double deckers, the garage was the last to run LTs and later STLs. RTs arrived from 1948 and RTWs and occasionally RTLs were also allocated. RMs appeared in 1964 followed later by RMLs which worked for many years on route 15. SMSs and DMSs appeared in the seventies, and from 1981 Ts were allocated. The model is approximately 24" wide.
                                                                                       

Price: B

OO gauge model of Upton Park bus garage by Kingsway Models

 

 


 UX Uxbridge Bus Garage Kingsway Models card kit

 UX Uxbridge Garage

Uxbridge garage was out of the town at Denham. The building was small despite an extension and was closed and replaced by a new structure in Uxbridge by the early eighties.
The model measures approximately 21" wide by 7" deep.

Price: B

UX Uxbridge Garage Kingsway Models card kit

Above: Uxbridge bus garage model .

Below: Uxbridge bus garage with some basic scenic items added to the base. Visit the Inspirations site for hints and tips! Uxbridge bus garage dioramaUxbridge bus garage model in 1/76 scale


 

Wandsworth bus garage

 WD Wandsworth garage

Wandsworth began as an LCC tram depot. A programme to convert it to trolleybus operation was cut short due to WW2 and it ran both forms of traction until 1950 when diesel buses took over. It closed in 1987 only to reopen a few years later. The building is listed as being of architectural interest.

The model is approximately 22" wide by 7" deep.

Price: B

 

Wandsworth bus garage

 

Wandsworth bus garage

 The model in the photo above has been fitted to a scenic baseboard with paving and other items added.


 



 

 

 

 
Walworth Garage Kingsway Kit
 
WL Walworth Garage

Built on the site of Camberwell tram depot, Walworth Garage was pressed into use before completion with buses standing on site amid the unfinished building. The first allocation was of RTLs for the tram replacement routes. RTWs arrived in 1958 staying until being replaced by RMs in 1965. RTs replaced the RTLs in 1966. From 1968 MBAs were allocated for Red Arrow routes. DMSs and DMs were allocated during the seventies as were LSs. Titans arrived in 1982. The garage closed in 1985 with most of the operations passing to Camberwell, sited on the opposite side of the road. The model is approximately 14" wide.
                                                              

Price: B

Walworth bus garage model by Kingsway Models

 


Wood Green Garage Kingsway Kit
 

WN Wood Green Garage

Wood Green was originally a horse tram depot for the North Metropolitan Tramways. It was taken over by the Metropolitan Electric Tramways who converted it for electric cars to work from 1904. In 1937/8 the building was extensively rebuilt to become a trolleybus depot. The trolleybuses were eventually replaced in 1961 by Routemasters and the closure of the nearby West Green garage saw RTs arrive in 1962. In 1968 a large fleet of MBSs were allocated to operate the flat fare W-prefix OMO routes. DMSs arrived in the seventies replacing both MBSs and RTs. The DMSs were in turn replaced by Ms.
The model is approximately 12" wide and is provided with alternative signs in order to build it as the trolleybus depot.

The model is not very deep, and so easily incorporated into a half relief street scene.

Price: A



Walthamstow bus garage in 1/76 scale

WW Walthamstow Garage 

Walthamstow garage was originally a tram depot, later a trolleybus depot, and finally a bus garage. The fine 'Tramways Offices' building still stands surrounded by a modern housing estate.

This large kit builds the front of the main garage shed and the former tower wagon shed, along with the office building.

 Walthamstow bus garageWalthamstow bus garage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walthamstow bus garage Kingsway Models card kit

 

The model requires an area approximately 27" x 18". 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. 

Because of the large size of the main building, it is advised that the model is permanently fixed to a base - 6mm MDF would be fine.

 Walthamstow Bus Garage

 Price: D

 


 

 London not your thing?  Click the picture below to go to Kingsway Inspirations where you can download a free sheet of NBC sign boards to customise a garage to your favourite name.

 

Click for free download of NBC company signs

 


 

 Bus garage extension kits

 Bus garage extension kits

Now available - bus garage extension kits that can be used to extend Kingsway frontage kits. Available in 10" square units. Click picture for details.


 

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 I can supply ready built models for you.

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