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JB 5002 - Isuzu BX141
  Japanese National Rail Bus 
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Photographs of the model appeared on the Porte Publishing website in January 2008 and the official CMNL press release was issued on 28th March 2008.

Creative Master Northcord Ltd.
- Press Release -
28th March 2008

JB5002 Isuzu BX141 Bonnet Bus  -  Japan National Rail Bus

Creative Master Northcord Limited has proudly released its second livery on the long-awaited Isuzu BX141 bonnet bus replica, JB5002, in Japan National Rail Bus colours (cream / green).

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 front and rear, box-shaped front and rear destination blinds and individual translucent headlights and turning indicator lights placed on the front wings.  To make this a more personal item for collectors, a set of alternative destinations is included with the model.

Japan National Rail Bus (JNR) operated local and inter-city bus routes all over Japan until privatisation in 1984. JB5002 features an Isuzu BX141 with JNR 212 type made in 1957.

The Isuzu BX141 bonnet bus is the fifth 1/76 scale diecast bus or coach casting 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 JB5002 model is limited to 400 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


 Manufacturer of model  Creative Master Northcord Ltd
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Isuzu BX141 
 Prototype bodywork  ?
 Prototype length  8.27 metre
 Fleet number  212-743
 Registration number  2 0918
 Route number  -
 Destination  ?
 Commissioned by  Club Busrama - Porte Publishing
 Quantity (total)  2,900
 
      Hong Kong /  UK / Australia / China
           Japan 
 Quantities (if known)
400
2,500
 Date released
March 2008/ April 2008 
March 2008

 
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