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Halifax, HX1 2NN.
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Northern Coachbuilders Double Decker

NB1 AEC Regent III / Northern Coachbuilders
NB3 Guy Arab / Northern Coachbuilders


Northern Coachbuilders Double Decker

Northern Coachbuilders, not to be confused with Northern Counties, was formed in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1931.

They produced a standard post-war double deck body from 1946 until 1951, which was of composite construction and flexible enough to be fitted on several different makes of chassis including AEC, Leyland, Guy and Daimler. This body type was also available, in kit form, produced as a trolleybus and issued, by Little Bus Company, in 2004.


Northern Coachbuilders Double Decker

The kit is a re-master of a previous model from some years ago, and is again based on the AEC Regent III (NB1) and Guy Arab (NB3) chassis'. With the present kit design, the cab and bonnet line is easier to change, which represents the main differences between the various manufacturers.


The following companies operated vehicles with the Northern Coachbuilders body:

Operator Chassis Fleet No. Registration
Glasgow AEC Regent III A71-90 FYS171-190
Glasgow Daimler CVD6 D1-20 FYS 101-20
Dundee Daimler CWD6 35-54 YJ9039-9058
Aberdeen Daimler CWD6 56-81 BRS556-581
Aberdeen Daimler CVD6 160-169 DRS 360-369
Bolton Leyland TD5 216 AWH954
Blackburn Guy Arab II 73-84 ACB901-912
Bradford AEC Regent III 524-543 EKU524-543
Sheffield AEC Regent III 148-150
Sheffield AEC Regent III 425-434 MWA825-843
Sheffield Daimler CVD6 14, 66, 81,
138, 139
KWB914, 866, 881,
KWE38, LWE139
Yorkshire Guy Arab II 528-542 HD7811-7825
Northampton Daimler CVG6 150-169 ANH150-169
Newcastle AEC Regent III 251-280,
Northern General Guy Arab 5LW ? ?
Maidstone Daimler 6LW 74-76 JKO638-640


Northern Coachbuilders Double Decker

The photo (right) shows the Guy Arab (NB3) version with Northern Coachbuilders body, with the AEC Regent III (NB1), below.


Master for the model designed and built by Neil Mortson for Little Bus Company


Northern Coachbuilders Double Decker

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