|The model -
what was expected to be an ABC Models release, this CMB water bowser
instead appears from two new manuafacturers, Ox Transport Models and Best
Choose. In 2006, a variation of this model was offered
to collectors of a Spanish Model magazine, and details of this model can
be found at the bottom of this page. My thanks to Andrew Shirley for providing
me with this information and photos.
- this vehicle was originally a short wheelbase single decker, being new
in March 1964. In 1968 it was damaged by fire and in November 1969 was
rebodied as a double decker, becoming fleet number S1. This rebodying proved
so successful that it led to further rebodying of single deckers into double
S1 was withdrawn from service in 1980, after
which it was converted into a water bowser.