transfers designed by Little Bus Company are authentic image waterslide transfers. This
means that to release them from the backing card will require a small quantity of water.
The following illustrations show a step by step
method to refinish an E.F.E. Diecast RT Repainted Model.
The first transfer set used is RTU 10
(Upper Case) destination set from the London Transport series.
The set provides the following options
A standard blind with the bus terminating at
Or terminating at ABRIDGE instead
Or terminating at VICTORIA STN and changed
at a later date to ABRIDGE by overlay
Converting the set to Roof Box style RT
1. The RTU 10
transfers come on a card such as this and each of the set blinds are layed out as above
2. Now we take the
model of the RT.
3. Taking a pair of
scissors, make three Vertical cuts, leaving four sections, as above
4. Working Clockwise
around the RT, starting with the Front.
5. Cut the complete
front destination blinds from the set. The complete front blinds may be put on the model
in one piece or the final destination exchanged as required. Keep the discarded one in a
safe place and put the one you are going to use into a saucer of water for a few seconds.
6. Take the transfer
on the backing card and slide onto the front of the prepared model and position as
required removing surplus water with a small piece of kitchen roll
7. Repeat Step 5 with
the Rear Destination Blind.
8. Take the Transfer
on the backing card as in Step 6 and repeat the task with the Rear Destination as above
9. Again, repeat Step
5 for the Side Destination Blind, but leaving the Final Destination (VICTORIA STN) on the
card as above.
10. Take the Transfer
on the backing card as in Step 6 and repeat the task with the Side Destination as above
11. The same procedure
as followed in Step 5 can be used to produce the Beneath Canopy Route Number
12. And here is the
completed RT with Canopy Route Number
Destination Blinds, such as the 'ABRIDGE' Screen, can be overlaid to produce another
Destination. The roof box RT can be accomplished by selecting the front route number and
cutting off the excess black above and below to fit the roof box and use the shorter
destinations for the front. The optional offside Route Plate can be produced, but these
were discarded in latter years..
The RTR and RTS blinds in use in the early
post-war period also provide options as illustrated in the relevant tutorials.