The Little Bus Company the-bus.gif (21152 bytes) LITTLE BUS COMPANY

6 Appleyard, Haworth Close,
Halifax, HX1 2NN.
Tel: 01422 301600



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London Transport STD Class
London Transport STD - STD 1
In 1937 Londont Transport decided to speed up its NS replacement programme and ordered 100 new buses from Leyland. Classified as 1STD1 they were based on the TD4 chassis with the standard Leyland Body. STD 91 - 100 were fitted with torque convertors when new but were later replaced with standard gearboxes. These were classified as 1STD1/1.

The bodies were Leyland standard metal framed and were modified in detail to resemble as near as possible the roof-box STL.

All were based at Hendon (AE) where they were well respected and performed most of their lives on the routes 13, 113 and 183. They operated on other routes for short periods before the war and in the early 50's when some were replaced by the new RT.

The STD class as with most London Transport vehicles is well documented and some helpful references are as follows;

BUSES ILLUSTRATED No 7 February 1961
Odd Men Out No 2 The STD Class by Alan Townsin
(Includes Photographs front and rear in pre-war livery)

the Operation of London Transport STD class of Leyland Titans by G. J. Robbins
(Details routes operated including allocations and photographs of pre and post war liveries)

Present Books in Print with Photographs

THE PRESTIGE SERIES No 6 London Transport photographs by G. H. F. Atkins
Page 24 and 25 nearside and offside in pre-war livery on routes 16, 183 and 83A

LONDON BUS FILE by Ken Glazier
1940 - 45 Page 59 Wartime conditions on route 113
1946 - 49 Pages 59-60 front and rear early post war livery route 113 restricted blinds
1950 - 54 Pages 34-35 All over red livery routes 13 and 183

Scene showing Two STDs The kit comprises
  • Resin Upper Deck
  • Resin Lower Deck
  • Resin Chassi/Seats
  • Resin Stairs
  • Metal Base Plate
  • 6 Wheels 2 Axles
  • Steering Wheel & Column
  • Platform Pole
  • Radiator
  • Nearside Headlight
  • Glazing Material

Fox Transfers
A range of waterslide transfers, designed by Little Bus Company, which includes destination screens, fleetnames and numbers, number plates etc. and, also, the range of Cherry Paints, is available from

Fox Transfers,
Markfield Ind Est,
Hill Lane Close,
LE67 9PN.
Tel: 01530 245618


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Halifax, HX1 2NN.

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