Rapido announces Leyland National model

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The new models promise to be accurate down to the rivets, in line with previous high-specification models by the manufacturer. RAPIDO

Model manufacturer Rapido has announced a major new range of 1:76 scale Leyland National models which will be available shortly in several forms.

Unveiled at the 1970 Commercial Motor Show at Earls Court, the National could be seen operating just about everywhere in Britain long after production ceased in 1985, and played a major part in post deregulation ‘bus wars.’

The high specification of the new Rapido model promises accurate proportions based on laser scans of the real bus, and even includes working lights. It will use a mix of injection-moulded plastic and metal construction, with all body weld lines, extrusions and rivets accurately rendered. Steerable front wheels, rubber tyres and flush-fitting windows are among the other features.

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