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76MW6006 Oxford Diecast Bristol MW6G West Yorkshire 1:76/OO Gauge100% SSL Secure
76MW6006 Oxford Diecast Bristol MW6G West Yorkshire
A 1:76 scale Bristol MW6G single decker in West Yorkshire livery. Decorated in the cream and crimson colour scheme of the West Yorkshire Road Car Co. Ltd, our coach is heading to Blackpool probably from its West Yorkshire base in Harrogate, registered 797 CWU. A black and silver band runs round the waist of the vehicle, which also sports the West Yorkshire name in cream and orange on the sides immediately behind the driver and the passenger door. Additional lettering indicates the company address, the emergency door, fuel cap lever along the offside skirt and water filler cap under the window, again behind the driver. The interior seating is brown against cream flooring. One of the key attractions for passengers travelling on the Bristol MW6G must have been the wealth of windows, not only along the sides but along the roofline too.
The Bristol MW was a bus and coach chassis designed and built between 1956 and 1964 by Bristol Commercial Vehicles Ltd at Brislington, Bristol. The abbreviation MW stands for Medium Weight. It had a horizontally mounted engine under the floor between the two axles allowing an entrance door ahead of the front axle and a completely flat floor area, making it easy for one man operation. The chassis was provided either by a coach builder or a bus builder. All MW chassis were fitted with a Gardner 5 cylinder or 6 cylinder engine with chassis type designations either as MW5G or –as this model – MW6G. The transmission comprised a manual forward 5-speed gearbox.