Leyland TD1 Bus
◊ A Set 9 Model ◊
ModelPlan by Michael J. Walker
A bus of innovative design in the 1920's, with a low overall height allowing it to pass under low bridges, and low loading height which allowed for easier boarding and alighting.
An offset top-deck gangway with four-seat benches gave the upper saloon a distinctive layout, and other features included pneumatic (in place of solid rubber) tyres and a four-speed sliding-mesh gearbox which transferred power from a 6.8 litre OHC petrol engine to an offset differential on the rear axle.
The model has many very realistic details yet can be built with the contents of a 1950's Set No. 9.
Built and described as separate subconstructions which are brought together in the final assembly.
Ref: MP229 20 Pages Price: £8.60