Spring Announcement Extra: EFE Road and the Leyland National

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“EFE Road” is the new name for Exclusive First Editions diecast model vehicles. A new look with new models and new packaging, complementing the railway rolling stock available in the “EFE Rail” range. 

2022 is the 50th anniversary of the Leyland National single deck bus which first entered service in March 1972. Leyland National was a joint venture by British Leyland Motor Holdings and the National Bus Company (NBC) with the objective of supplying bus operators nationwide under the NBC umbrella with a standard single deck vehicle. A dedicated factory for Leyland National production was built at Lillyhall near Workington in Cumberland (now Cumbria), and some 7000 Nationals were built there between 1972 and 1985.

The first Leyland National 50th anniversary event of 2022 is being held in Whitehaven in Cumbria over the weekend of April 30/May 1 2022 and is being organised by the Workington Transport Heritage Trust.

We have modelled six Mk 1 dual door 11.3m Leyland Nationals in liveries that were mostly eradicated when NBC Poppy Red and Leaf Green swept across the country.

Expected availability July/August 2022


Improved all round visibility for all future EFE vehicle releases!