Signs of the times

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A former Stagecoach in the Fens and Whippet bus driver is offering a range of reproduction nostalgic signage for bus and coach restorers and enthusiasts. Robert Tarling, of Replica Transport Graphics, has been collecting National Bus Company (NBC) adverts and notices since he worked in the printing industry during the 1990s, and has acquired and borrowed original items to build up a vast collection from which he can make copies to order.

His lifelong interest in NBC vehicles began when he lived in Bristol, where he regularly rode on Bristol REs, eventually buying an RE, registration DAE 528K, for preservation, and currently owns OAE 594M.

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