Provincial Bus Garages 1/76 scale card model kits

 

Card kits of PROVINCIAL BUS GARAGES & BUS STATIONS in 1/76 scale

  



 

NEW Sherriffhall park & ride card building kit

 NEW -  Midlothian Sheriffhall park & ride terminal building - details down the page.

Click the Midlothian link below

 

 Kits now available for:

Birmingham City Transport

Crosville 

Eastern Counties

East Kent 

Eastern National

East Yorkshire

Luxton District 

Westcliff on Sea

 

 

First Edinburgh 

Great Yarmouth Corporation

Isle of Man

Maidstone & District

Midland Red 

Midlothian

Southdown

Trent

United Counties 

 


 

The Kingsway Models range of card bus garage kits provides authentic settings for 1/76 scale diecast model buses.

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

See HERE for what is involved in assembling a kit.

 

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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 NEW - Southdown Haywards Heath bus station

Southdown Haywards Heath bus station 1/76 scale card kit model

This model of Haywards Heath art deco style bus station is a new addition to the range - see further down the page.

 


  


 


BIRMINGHAM CITY TRANSPORT

 

 Yardley Wood Bus Depot
 BCTY Yardley Wood Garage

Yardley Wood Omnibus Garage was opened by Birmingham City Transport on the 9th November 1938. 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 (above) or in modern guise (below). It measures approximately 30" wide and  3.5" deep.

This kit might be of use to non-bus modellers as a 'town hall' type of building.

 Price: C
 BCT Yardley Wood Garage
 

detail of entrance

 

Detail of garage entrance.

Photo: Yardley Wood Bus Club

Hospital scene built from the Kingsway Yardley Wood bus garage kit

The Yardley Wood offices used here as a hospital. All that was needed were some flower beds and signs! 


 


CROSVILLE

Crosville Corwen depot
CC Corwen Depot

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.

Price: BCrosville bus depot


Crosville Flint depot Kingsway Models card kit
CFNT Flint
 
An impressive brick built structure from North Wales. The model measures approximately 22.5" wide and 6.5" deep.
Price: B
Crosville Flint bus deot Kingsway Models card kit

 Flint depot model photographs courtesy Mike Hitchen

 


 EASTERN COUNTIES

 

Eastern Counties Ipswich bus depot

Eastern Counties Ipswich bus depot

ECIM Ipswich Market garage.

A typical ECOC depot which measures approximately 7.5" wide by 7" deep.

Price: A 


 

EAST KENT

 

East Kent New Romney dormy shed bus depot card kit in 1/76 scale 

 EKNR New Romney dormy shed

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 main shed is approximately 7" deep by 5.5" wide, and the small office extension is an addition. The three doors can be posed in different positions, and there is some simple interior detail included.

Price: A 

 

East Kent New Romney dormy shed

 


 


 

EASTERN NATIONAL

Canvey Transport Museum Castle Point

ENCP Castle Point Transport Museum

Now a transport museum, this was once the Canvey Island depot of Eastern National. Approximately 15" wide by 2.5" deep.

Price: A  

Eastern National Canvey bus depot

ENCY Canvey Depot

 As it was just before closure and subsequent conversion to a Transport Museum. Approximately 15" wide by 2.5" deep.

Price: A  

 


Canvey - Westcliff on Sea version 

 WSTC Canvey Depot - Westcliff on Sea

 A model of Canvey Depot with Westcliff on Sea signage. Approximately 15" wide by 2.5" deep.

(Model & photograph by Keith Peacock)

Price: A   



              
Kingsway kit Dovercourt depot

 ENDT Dovercourt depot

A model of this compact depot (now used as a public library) with its small forecourt enclosed by adjacent buildings. The model is 8" wide by 10" deep.

Thanks to Chris Stewart for providing prototype pictures used for reference in the course of producing the kit.

Price: B

Eastern National Dovercourt bus depot

 


 

Wood Green eastern National depot by Kingsway Models
Eastern National Wood Green depot by Kingsway Models

 

ENWG Wood Green Depot

 

For many years the London terminus of the lengthy 251 route the depot was also filmed as the setting of 'On the Buses'. Why not visit the On the buses website?

Before being taken over by Eastern National the depot had been a City Bus Co. depot. The kit includes alternative labels for City, EN and Luxton District (the fictional On the Buses company.)

Approximate size 8" wide by 11" deep.

Price: B

The model illustrated has a printed interior scene fitted available free from the Kingsway Downloads page.

 
Get that bus aht - On the Buses - card kit by Kingsway Models
"Butler! Get that bus aht!"


  EAST YORKSHIRE

Kingsway Models kit - East Yorkshire Driffield bus garage

Models built and photographed by Andrew Robinson

 

East Yorkshire Driffield bus garage by Andrew Robinson
 

 

EYD Driffield

This model of Driffield depot includes signage for present day and NBC periods.
It is approximately 11" wide and with the adjacent office 14" deep. The doors can be posed as required.

Price: B


FIRST EDINBURGH


SMW Musselburgh Depot

Musselburgh bus depot 

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. 

The model measures approximately 17" wide by 7" deep. It has a detailed interior. 

 

Price: B

 

 Musselburgh aerial view

Musselburgh interior Musselburgh bus depot card kit

 


 

GREAT YARMOUTH CORPORATION

Great Yarmouth Corporation bus garage Kingsway kit

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. The model is approximately 25" wide by 9" deep. Many thanks to Tony Hall for inspiring this kit, and providing source photos.

 Price: C

Great Yarmouth Bus Garage Kingsway kitFirst Eastern Counties Great Yarmouth


 

ISLE OF MAN

 

 Ramsey Bus Stn IOM Kingsway card kit

 

 Ramsey Bus Stn IOM Kingsway card kitRamsey Bus Stn IOM Kingsway card kit

 

IOMR Ramsey Bus Station

A model of Ramsey bus station on the Isle of Man. Although a small prototype, this is a substantial model measuring 10" wide by 14" deep, being modelled in it's entirety.  
Many thanks to Steve Bryce-Grant who suggested this kit and assisted with photos.
        Price: C


MAIDSTONE & DISTRICT


Maidstone & District Tunbridge Wells, St Johns Rd

MDSJ Tunbridge Wells,

St John's Road Garage

The model is approximately 27" wide and 4" deep.  Alternative labels are provided to show the garage in the Arriva period.

Price: B

 

 


  

MIDLAND RED 

Midland Red Southgates Depot Kingsway Models kit
Midland Red Southgates Kingsway Models card kit

MRSS Leicester Southgates

Built in 1927 and finally closed in 2009, this model of the exit from Leicester Southgates depot is approximately 8" wide by 9.5" deep.

Price: B


Shrewsbury depot Kingsway card kit

MRSY Shrewsbury Ditherington

Built in 1920 and successively expanded over the years, Shrewsbury depot comes with modern Arriva signage. The model measures approximately 26" wide by 3.5" deep.

Price: B

Kingsway models Shrewsbury depot


 

Midland Red Wellington depot Kingsway Models card kit

MRWL Wellington depotClose up of tower and office in classic period

Wellington depot was rebuilt in this style in 1953. The model is approximately 17" wide by 3" deep, and comes with signs for Midland Red or Arriva ownership.

Price: B


 MIDLOTHIAN

 

 Sherriffhall Park & Ride terminal building

 SPR Sheriffhall Park & Ride terminal building

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.

The building has a footprint approximately 9" x 6.5".  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.

Note that the photo above shows it with a strip of Kingsway PAV paving, which is not included.

Price: A Sherriffhall park and ride terminal building card kit in 1/76 scale

 

Rear view of Sherriffhall park and ride building

Sherriffhall bus park and ride terminal building

 Rear view of building 

 Photo: Brian Mason

 

With care this kit can be made into a very special model. 

Brian Mason, who kindly provided photographs of the real thing for me to work from has fitted real windows and a detailed interior.

Click picture and scroll down for more photos.

 

 

 


SOUTHDOWN

 

Bognor bus stn Kingsway KitBognor Bus Stn SD

SBOG Bognor Bus Station

Art deco styled bus station. The model is approximately 11" wide.

Price: B


Southdown Chichester depot Kingsway card kit

SCHR Chichester

 

This model of Chichester depot is approximately 16" wide and 7" deep. The doors can be repositioned as required.

Price: B

Southdown Chichester Kingsway kit
Southdown Chichester Kingsway card kit


 

Southdown Hayling Island bus depot Kingsway Models card kit

SHAY Hayling Island

A simple shed type depot in an art deco style.
The model measures approximately 8.5" wide by 11" deep.

The original building still survives and is used as a DIY store.

Price: B

Southdown Hayling Island bus depot Kingsway Models card kit
Southdown Hayling Island bus depot Kingsway Models card kit
 
Southdowns Hayling Island Depot by Mike Hart
A fifties scene at Hayling Depot - model built by Mike Hart.

 

Hayling Island bus garage built by Peter Greaves Southdown Hayling depot built into an attractive scene on a model railway layout by Peter Greaves.

 

 


 

Southdown Haywards Heath bus station model

 

 SHH Haywards Heath bus station

This art deco bus station still stands albeit in dilapidated condition. The model shows it in it's heyday with canopies in place. These have a stepped design to allow for the gentle gradient of the site.

Consequently the model wilHaywards Heath bus station model kit from Kingsway Modelsl need a gently sloping road surface alongside; although it stands happily on a flat surface. A pattern is provided to give the necessary 1:20 gradient.

 

 

The model is viewable from all sides, and includes paving creating an island approximately 8" x 17".

Price: C

 

Southdown Haywards Heath bus station card model kit
 

 

 

 


 

 SHS Handcross dormy shed

Southdown Handcross bus dormy shed  

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 is approximately 6" deep by 4" wide, and will hold two vehicles. The doors may be folded and posed open or closed, and the interior has some simple detail.

Price: A 

 The kit now includes alternative red doors and a plain front wall panel. These enable it to represent the shed of an alternative bus company,  or maybe a rural fire station.

 Handcross built in optional fire station format

 Alternative rural fire station version.

 Handcrossdormy shed card model bus depot in 1/76 scale


 


 Hilsea NBC version

SPH Portsmouth Hilsea

A classic art deco styled Southdown depot. This kit will construct the building in either the traditional Southdown style, or with NBC period signage. The model is approximately 34" wide by 5.5" deep.

 

Price: C

 Hilsea Southdown version

 Centre section detail - Southdown HilseaHilsea depot entrance detail

 

Note that the model is shown in the pictures with added paving from the PAV kit in the Kingsway HIgh Street range.

 Hilsea depot  Southdown version

 

Southdown Portsmouth Hilsea garage model built by Peter Greaves 

This model of Hilsea, with extra added detail has been built by Peter Greaves. Click on the image and scroll down to find more photos. 


 

TRENT

 Trent Matlock depot

TM Matlock depot

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 model measures approximately 21" wide by 8" deep. The doors can be posed open or closed.

Price: C

 

Trent Matlock bus depot card model kit

 


 UNITED COUNTIES

 
United Counties Huntingdon depot

UCH Huntingdon

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.

The footprint of the entire building is approximately 16" wide by 13" deep.

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.

Price: C

Rear view of United Counties Huntingdon bus depot model

 Rear view of Huntingdon bus depot model

 

 Stagecoach version of Huntingdon bus depotThe Stagecoach version (left) has modern roller shutter housings and reshaped brickwork.

 

 

 

 

 

 United Counties Huntingdon bus depot model in 1/76 scale

 Overhead view of the building.

Width 16" , depth 13"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Don't see your company?  Click the image below to go to the Kingsway Inspirations free download page for a sheet of NBC company signs to enable you to customise a garage as you wish.

Click for 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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