The Leyland PD3 was introduced in the late 1950s to fulfil an industry need for longer buses with less frequency. Based on the PD2, the new PD3 version was increased to the new legal length of 30 feet, with a width of 8 feet. This extra length over its predecessor earned it the familiar name 'Queen Mary', which stuck! Southdown Motor Services, who worked chiefly along the south coast, were the first to take an allocation of the new double deckers, delivered to Portsmouth. The Leyland PD3 was produced between 1957 and 1967 and during that time Southdown took 285 Northern Counties bodied versions featuring full fronts and a front entrance. This lead the way for other UK operators to follow suit and many were exported to British colonies , including Hong Kong.
Our model TCD 822, fleet No. 822 is travelling on Route 31B. In its instantly recognisable Southdown colours of cream and pale green, lined in gold, it was amongst the first batch delivered between May and December 1958.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
If you choose to join the club you will receive any multi-purchase discounts at the time of ordering, by selecting the membership level you want and adding it to your order.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850