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Oxford Diecast Duple Britannia Wallace Arnold

Product Code: 76DB001
12 reviews |
$26.88

The Duple Britannia, manufactured in 1955, makes its entrance in the well-known livery of Wallace Arnold whose coach tours were particularly successful in the era before package holidays became affordable to the nation.

The history of Duple goes back to 1919 when the bus and coach bodybuilding company was funded by Herbert White in Hornsey, London. In the ensuing years, it survived two world wars, amalgamations with other companies and relocation to both Kegworth and Loughborough. The Duple Britannia belongs to the era following this decentralisation when the company became known as Duple Motor Buses (Midland) Limited, Manufactured between 1956 and 1962, It was based on its immediate predecessor the Elizabethan with underfloor engine chassis but with modified vertical pillars. Duple lasted exactly 70 years until 1989 when the Duple body designs were sold to the Carlyle Works of Birmingham.

The Wallace Arnold story goes back even further to 1912 when the company was named after two of its three founders, Wallace Cunningham and Arnold Crowe. The third founder, Robert Barr was to form the Barr & Wallace Arnold Trust in 1926. He also became Chairman. With its headquarters in Leeds, it was to become one of the industry’s foremost coach tour operators throughout the UK and in the 1970s even ventured into Europe under the Euroways banner. In 2005 the company merged with Shearings to become WA Shearings before the Wallace Arnold name was dropped in 2007.

Highly detailed in every respect, our Duple Britannia is decorated in the signature cream colour scheme of Wallace Arnold with orange masked roof skylights. The flat fronted coach has the two windowed passenger door on the nearside with the driver’s door placed higher on the offside.   The interior features a beige floor and red seating. Registered 4324 UA, the coach has a wealth of external silver sprayed detail including bumpers and window surrounds. The destination plate above the chrome radiator grille shows our coach on its way to Blackpool. Note too the Britannia name masked in silver centred below the split windscreen, as well as the Duple name etched along the top edge of the radiator. To the rear, the Wallace Arnold name and key towns and cities are printed in red while on the coach sides, the WA crest with the words Industriae Nil Impossible is printed in gold.  The coach company address in Leeds headed by R Barr, Chairman is printed behind the front wheels.

Throughout its history, Wallace Arnold transported thousands of happy coach tour trippers and for coach enthusiasts everywhere, this superb replica will be another nostalgic journey.

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Packed: 17.5cm x 6.5cm x 8cm ( L x W x H )

Unpacked: 11.7cm x 3.1cm x 4cm ( L x W x H )

Dimension excludes shipping carton. Packed item comes on plinth with case.

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Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast, PO Box 62, Swansea, SA1 4YA. As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).

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    Customer Reviews
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    RY
    15/03/2023
    Roy Y.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Duple Britannia Walalce Arnold

    Very good despatch--Model is beautiful and I am tempted to buy others from you

    DK
    08/03/2023
    David K.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Duple Britannia Wallace Arnold.

    Beautifully finished as usual from Oxford. Another fine addition to my collection,

    RA
    08/03/2023
    RICHARD A.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    WA Duple Britannia0

    I bought two because I will repaint them to another coach operator. I think that they are great with all the detail correct

    PG
    02/03/2023
    Peter G.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Duple Britannia

    Fine. A superb product. (Will you be bringing one out in Smith's Coaches of Reading livery? I used to drive one there.)

    DM
    01/03/2023
    David M.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    New Duple model

    Excellent casting of this model look forward to seeing more liveries done in the future.

    RB
    01/03/2023
    Robert B.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Good value

    Good detail model well made good value

    GB
    01/03/2023
    Garry B.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    A model to buy

    The coach is a fantastic model my Dad had one of these brand new at COLISEUM Coaches Southampton and I remember it well the detail is brilliant would love to see this in a bigger scale I would buy for sure

    NB
    01/03/2023
    Nigel B.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    I recommend this product

    AEC Reliance Coach Duple Britannia of Wallace Arnold Model

    They court the Duple Britannia body AEC Reliance Coach really well, love the detail on the coach model like the instrument Binnacle in the driver cab and Bulleye symbol on the axles.care has been taken the paintwork, the shape and look of Duple Britannia Coachwork as been court well 10 /10 to Oxford

    GC
    04/02/2023
    Geoffrey C.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    An Eye for deatail

    Model itself - excellent detail, well finished, perfect colouring. Shopping - very easy from a well designed site. Quick delivery. Overall. Oxford Diecast is a reliable, innovative company with an eye for detail

    RS
    02/02/2023
    Ray S.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Wallace Arnold Brittania

    Very pleased with model, well represented