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BD59 - 1959 version

Kit Nos. BD 59  BD 61

Bedford Super Vega Coach Duple Body

 

Bedford introduced it's own diesel engine in 1957 and this became the SB1 with the petrol equivalent becoming SB3. An additional option was the Leyland 0.350 engine as used in the Comet and this was the SB8.

By the late 1950`s the new Bedford SB Super Vega's were entering service at the rate of over 500 per year and going to operators all over the UK and abroad.

 

 

A new windscreen design was shown in 1958 and adopted for the 1959 models incorporating new techniques for the production of curved glass. This gave the Super Vega a much more rounded look with the wrap-round windscreen and the corner pillars set back to the sides. A new radiator grille was also incorporated which swept outwards to incorporate the headlights.

Production continued through 1960 and the new models for 1961 received a further face-lift with the adoption of what was termed a three panel windscreen.

A lighter new style grille was also added.

 

BD61 - 1961 version


BD59

 

The kits of the two styles are BD59 and BD61 and are a re-issue produced from the Fanfare Transport Models masters.

 

The parts include:

Resin Body shell, Resin seating unit, metal base, steering wheel, glazing and moulded screens and rear windows, rubber wheel and axle set.

Also included are transfers for side mouldings.

The kit may be completed in any order, the following is suggested.

         The main body parts may need cleaning in the aperture areas with a craft knife or small file.

         Unless the parts are handled excessively they do not need cleaning, sanding or any other abrasive action as this will do more harm than good.

         If cleaning is needed use warm soapy water and rinse afterwards

         Fit the metal base to the seating/chassis unit, drill and fit steering wheel and column.

         Cut axles to required length. The wheels are a push fit and may be put on the axles for painting purposes.

         Fit and glue base plate to chassis

         Fit steering wheel

         All parts are now ready for painting and this is a matter of choice  You may brush or spray and in either case a primer undercoat is recommended

         Photographic reference is required to achieve the many and varied liveries

         Cut the glazing material to size and glue to the inside with a light contact adhesive Kristal Klear or Bostik solvent free.

The moulded glazing should be trimmed with scissors as close as possible to the edge of the curve and tried in position to achieve an accurate fit.

         Fit glazing

         Fit axle through holes and push fit wheels

Suggested suitable adhesives are Superglue, Araldite, Bostik



 

BD61

 

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