London Transport RM971 Yellow Pages Allover Advert Livery
RM971 was repainted into this (it's second) advert livery for Yellow Pages in 1972, which also marked the introduction of the famous walking fingers logos and slogans. Working from Dalston garage on route 11, RM971 operated in this livery for just over a year before reverting to LT red in April 1973.
This model is based upon the pre-2006 "old casting" of EFE's short Routemaster, more specifically those manufactured between 2000-2006 and only the best condition boxed examples are sourced. The respray is straight-forward with the bodyshell and wheelarches airbrushed in gloss yellow coach enamel, with a satin black center band and LT Indian red wheels. The underside and platform floor are also finished off in satin black.
Catalogue available transfers are used for the lettering and logos with just fleetnumbers and registrations made bespoke. Detailing is kept to a minimum and the models do not have an Acrylic clearcoat.
Although slightly generic in appearance, this makes a nice representation of the Yellow Pages livery and is produced with a lower selling price in mind. Minor variations in detail may exist between the resprayed models compared to the examples shown here in photos.