Self adhesive bus advertisments in 1/76 scale 

Self adhesive sheets - a new way with adverts.

Now also in N gauge and O gauge at the bottom of this page.

 

Kingsway Models self adhesive advert

 Self adhesive side advertisement

 

Self adhesive bus adverts

 

 

 Self adhesive rear bus advertisements - these are from the new 'Rear adverts B' sheet.

  

Kingsway ModelsA new way of doing it

We've got used to using transfers as adverts on model buses. Here is an alternative using self adhesive paper.

Apart from when vehicles were individually sign written, real buses used paper posters. On a model the transfers invariably give a gloss finish, which the real thing would not have.

Sometimes the adverts on model buses are the wrong size, the wrong period, or we might simply wish to have some variety.

A range of easy to use posters is now available to enable you to do this.

Obviously if you have a rare model which you wish to retain in mint condition you won't want to change it, but if you wish to personalise your fleet, this is a way to do it. Using these adverts can mean that you can use cheaper more common models to enlarge your fleet, and bring some variety.

Hints and tips

Using an EFE RML and some of the new posters, I'll describe how it's done. 


Sometimes adverts on model buses are larger than they should be. This isn't the case here, but the advert needs to be removed, so that it will not show through the new one.

 



 


 

I used T cut (from a car accessory shop) to remove the advert. This takes a few minutes using piece of kitchen towel, but it is easy to remove paint from the raised moulding lines, as you can see. 

 


 

As an alternative I used nail varnish remover, which was easier, quicker and avoided the removal of paint.

  
Other brands of nail varnish remover are available! This one came from a well known high street chemist.

 

 


 

 
Use a sharp knife and ruler to cut out the posters. You need to cut just the adhesive layer, not the backing - practice on the edges to test the pressure required. A good cutting mat makes this easier.
Once cut the poster can be peeled up quite easily.

Lightly press one end of the poster in place. Ensure it is square to the model. If necessary it can be repositioned as long as you haven't pressed it too firmly.




 


 



The finished result.


 

Front and rear adverts are available as well. Note that the original EFE front advert (seen on the right) is a bit small - this is done to make factory fitting easier. The self adhesive advert (left) is larger like the real one and curves around the corner. This is even more noticeable on RT family vehicles.
Refer to photos of real vehicles. Poster positioning varied - look at the rear of RTWs, Cravens RTs, Park Royal DMSs, MCW DMSs.

For these corner adverts, it is helpful to precrease the advert before application.



 





Lower rear adverts are also available.

 

Kingsway Models self adhesive advert
 

 


 


Swan Vestas side advert
In response to requests, I have now added some 70s/80s style adverts to the range -  see side adverts, sheets K, L and M. Some of these are suitable for vehicles all over the country, not just London.These photos show some samples.
Pentel side advert

 

Kingsway Models self adhesive advert
 

 

Side adverts - sets of ten

Side adverts- Set A

 

Ten 4mm scale self adhesive adverts.




 

 

Side adverts - Set B

Ten 4mm scale self adhesive adverts.






 

Side adverts - Set C

Ten 4mm scale self adhesive adverts.






 

 

Side adverts - Set D



Ten 4mm scale self adhesive adverts.





 

Side adverts - Set E

Ten 4mm scale self adhesive adverts.







Side adverts - Set F



Ten 4mm scale self adhesive adverts.





Side adverts - Set G
Ten 4mm scale self adhesive adverts.








Side adverts - Set H

Ten 4mm scale self adhesive adverts.








 

Side adverts - Set I

Ten 4mm scale self adhesive adverts.






 

 

Side adverts - Set J

Ten 4mm scale self adhesive adverts.







 

 


Side adverts - set K

SIDE ADVERTS KTen 4mm scale self adhesive adverts.


Side Adverts - set L

 

Ten 4mm scale self adhesive adverts.

 

 

 


 

  Side adverts - set M side adverts M

Ten 4mm scale self adhesive adverts

 


 

Front / rear adverts - sets of 40

Front / rear adverts - Set A

 

 

Forty 4mm scale self adhesive adverts.








 

 

 


 

 

Front / rear adverts - Set B




Forty 4mm scale self adhesive adverts.









 

 

 


 

 

 Forty eight 4mm scale self - adhesive adverts

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Forty 4mm scale self adhesive adverts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Lower rear adverts 

Rear adverts plus corner spots. Use the 'Driver Under Instruction' in rear window.

Rear adverts - Set A



 

 

 

 

 


 Rear adverts - Set B

All of the above sheets are £2.50 including UK postage

available in OO and N scales



 

 

 

 

Tram adverts - Set A

London Tram adverts

 

 

1/76 scale London tram advertisements E1 self adhesive kingsway models

 A selection of authentic advertisements for use on postwar London tramcars.

 Side, dash and corner adverts are included, and also 'demi sides' for use on UCC Feltham cars.

Self adhesive model tram advertisments London Feltham Kingsway Models
 

 

 1/76 scale self adhesive London Transport tram advertisements

 

An extensive selection of adverts for 4mm scale London trams.

The sheet includes full side adverts for double deck 'standards' (E1, E3, HR2 etc.) and Felthams

There are also 'demi-side' adverts for Felthams,  and corner 'Typhoo' and 'Oakeys' adverts and dash panel posters for 'standards'.






 A lo-res example of the sheet is shown here.

 

 £3 including UK postage.

 

 

 

self adhesive model tram advert London Feltham 1/76 scale Kingsway Models

USE THE 'ONLINE SHOPS - BUY 1/76 scale adverts' LINK

AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE TO BUY 1/76 scale adverts

 

 


NEW O Gauge adverts for 1/43 scale IXO RT

1/43 scale RT bus adverts

from the BUY 1/43 scale page

 

 

 



USE THE 'ONLINE SHOPS - BUY 1/24, 1/43 and N scale' LINK

AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE TO BUY N and O scale adverts

 

Kingsway Models