Optare Solo - Wilts and Dorset - Salisbury
Product Code: OM44116B
The name Wilts & Dorset was first seen on the sides of buses in 1915, when a service commenced between Salisbury and Amesbury. The company rapidly expanded, with particular growth coming from serving the many military establishments on Salisbury Plain. Meanwhile another bus company, Hants & Dorset, established in 1916, was also growing rapidly from its Bournemouth base.
In 1965 the two companies, by then both state owned, were merged and in 1972 the Wilts & Dorset name disappeared when the operation was subsumed into Hants & Dorset. However, Wilts & Dorset was reborn in 1983 when Hants & Dorset was broken up in preparation for privatisation. Now based in Poole and owned by the Go-Ahead Group, Wilts & Dorset runs an extensive network of routes in Dorset, Wiltshire and South West Hampshire.
This is a Dual Destination/Split Run model.
OM44116B – X7 Salisbury
Every model in The Original Omnibus Company is recreated in 1:76 scale and includes a numbered, Limited Edition certificate. The range includes both modern and classic buses and coaches from some of the best known British manufactures and operators.
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- Scale: 1:76
- Era: Modern
- Length: 110mm
- Limited Edition Size: 500 Total
- Age Suitability: 14+
A detailed die-cast scale model for the adult collector. Not suitable for children under 14 years.