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JB 5001 - Isuzu BX141
  Japanese National Rail Bus 
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This model first appeared in the Creative Master Northcord Ltd. 2004/05 product catalogue, (see photo below) listed as being an Isuzu BX341 and carrying a slightly different livery than the above photograph. The same photograph appears in their 2007 catalogue. Photographs of the model appeared on the Porte Publishing website in May 2007 and the official CMNL press release was issued on 4th June 2007.

Creative Master Northcord Ltd.
- Press Release -
4th June 2007

New casting  -  JB5001 Isuzu BX141 Bonnet Bus  -  Japan National Rail Bus

Creative Master Northcord Limited has proudly released its first livery on the long-awaited Isuzu BX141 bonnet bus replica, JB5001, in Japan National Rail Bus colours.

The Isuzu BX bonnet bus series was one of the most popular city bus types in the late 1950s and 1960s in Japan.

The replica features excellent detailing, inside and out, including 2 small windscreen wipers, marker lights on both the front and rear, box-shaped front and rear destination blinds and individual turning lights placed at the window pillars.

Japan National Rail Bus (JNR) operated city and inter-city bus routes all over Japan until privatization in 1984. JB5001 features the bonnet bus made in 1957 for service in Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan.

The Isuzu BX141 bonnet bus is the fifth 1/76 scale diecast bus or coach replica for the Japanese market from Creative Master Northcord Ltd since 2000. It is also the second classic Japanese bus model, following the JB3001 Mitsubishi Fuso Aerobus Coach.

The JB5001 model is limited to 300 pieces for the UK, Australia, P.R. of China and Hong Kong. They will be distributed by John Ayrey Die-Casts Limited (UK), Transit Graphics (Australia), cnmycar.com (P. R. China) and Concorde Hobby Shop (HK) respectively.

Creative Master Northcord Limited (CMNL)
------ The World’s Miniature Bus Co. ------

My special thanks to Creative Master Northcord Ltd for supplying the above sample model

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Extract from the 2004/5 Creative Master
Northcord Ltd. product catalogue

 Manufacturer of model  Creative Master Northcord Ltd
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Isuzu BX141 
 Prototype bodywork  ?
 Prototype length  8.27 metre
 Fleet number  212-780
 Registration number  ? 1957
 Route number  -
 Destination  ?
 Commissioned by  Club Busrama - Porte Publishing
 Quantity (total)  2,200
      Hong Kong /  UK / Australia / China
 Quantities (if known)
 Date released
June 2007/ July 2007 
late May 2007

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