Corgi "Red Rose" Routemaster repair...only in Canada you say, pity
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TOPIC: Corgi "Red Rose" Routemaster repair...only in Canada you say, pity

Corgi "Red Rose" Routemaster repair...only in Canada you say, pity 3 years, 2 months ago #1

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<p>I picked up this Red Rose Routemaster at a yard sale in my neighborhood for a great price, because it had a broken lower window and body damage.</p>
<p>It looks like some Anti-Tea kiddies back in the 60’s did some target shooting on this with a bow and arrow. When I removed the rivet from the chassis, I found part of a broken arrow and the arrow's tip inside.</p>
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Last Edit: 3 years, 2 months ago by gcladd.

Re: Corgi "Red Rose" Routemaster repair...only in Canada you say, pity 3 years, 2 months ago #2

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I had an extra Outspan Routemaster (auction find) that was missing the upper section for the seats. The original plan was to use the Red Rose as a “parts” vehicle.
Glad I researched this vehicle before acting. The Outspan became the parts and Red Rose became the repair.

Re: Corgi "Red Rose" Routemaster repair...only in Canada you say, pity 3 years, 2 months ago #3

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I used some metal forming techniques after removing the chassis plate and carefully cold formed the damaged side to the lower body contour without disassembly of any other portion of the vehicle.

Bit of paint damage still visible where the arrow hit the body…a bit of patina associated with this model’s past history.

Re: Corgi "Red Rose" Routemaster repair...only in Canada you say, pity 3 years, 2 months ago #4

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The Red Rose needed a new lower window section that came from the Outspan. I also replaced a couple of decals on the front and rear of the Red Rose with ones that were carefully steamed off the Outspan


Re: Corgi "Red Rose" Routemaster repair...only in Canada you say, pity 3 years, 2 months ago #5

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I left the original patina still intact. I definitely have no plans to tamper with the originality of this Corgi. Only visible repair is a 2-56 stainless steel pan head machine screw in the bottom, that threads into a tapped hole in the rivet post.

I have seen others in better paint condition than mine, but this only cost me 8 bucks and about 30 minutes of repair time while watching a documentary on the History Channel.

I know these were released by Corgi for Expo 67, in Canada as a mail order item, and supposedly there were not a great number available. This is even better than the Dinky Shado 2 (missing the missile, another machining project)) that I got the other day at a local second hand store.

Re: Corgi "Red Rose" Routemaster repair...only in Canada you say, pity 3 years, 2 months ago #6

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That is a great score and you got to like Yard sales here in Canada. They come few and far between with toys here in my area of BC but looks like it is alive an healthy in Ontario. Good work and I like the idea of leaving some tell tale marks from its history. Good work.

Re: Corgi "Red Rose" Routemaster repair...only in Canada you say, pity 3 years, 2 months ago #7

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<p>test...can't get rid of those annoying p's</p>
Last Edit: 3 years, 2 months ago by gcladd.

Re: Corgi "Red Rose" Routemaster repair...only in Canada you say, pity 3 years, 2 months ago #8

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GLaddiator, Only use Quick Reply on the bottom right of the page. That will not put the HTML in you post. DON'T edit either as that also puts it in. I am using Quick Reply right now and no HTML

Re: Corgi "Red Rose" Routemaster repair...only in Canada you say, pity 3 years, 2 months ago #9

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And interesting find... Thank you for showing. I have not seen this Red Rose Tea RM before and it is one I have to find for my vollection.

Re: Corgi "Red Rose" Routemaster repair...only in Canada you say, pity 1 month, 1 week ago #10

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<p>Hi There I am trying to restore Corgi toys 468 Outspan Routemaster bus. I have a question in regards to that: How can you safely separate the top part of this bus? Thanks</p>
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Last Edit: 1 month, 1 week ago by jpolo.

Re: Corgi "Red Rose" Routemaster repair...only in Canada you say, pity 1 month, 1 week ago #11

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Welcome to Planet Diecast.
On you next post, please use the Quick Reply on the bottom right side. That will eliminate the HTML code you see in you post and it will look like mine here.

There is a metal tab at the rear of the bus. I am pretty sure you need a flat screw driver to pry it open and out of the bottom of the bus. It has been years since I did one and my pictures are not that clear as to how to open the bus.
First picture is of the rear and you can see the metal tab sticking out of the back bottom of the bus. The other two are the bus in pieces. Not sure but I think the plastic sign also has to come out first.





Re: Corgi "Red Rose" Routemaster repair...only in Canada you say, pity 1 month, 1 week ago #12

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Unfortunately it is a two step process. You will have to carefully drill out the single rivet head on the post at the front of the bus. I usually use a 1/8" drill bit to remove the pressed fit rivet flange on the chassis, and then gently pry off the chassis plate with a flat heat screw driver. Underneath that there will be another two rivet flanges for the upper section that you will have to carefully drill off and remove like you did the first.

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I use the recessed drill head mark centers on these rivet flanges as centers so that I can drill and tap a 2-56 UNC thread into the post about 1/8" deep. It's can be time consuming but the results are usually good.

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Re: Corgi "Red Rose" Routemaster repair...only in Canada you say, pity 1 month, 1 week ago #13

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Forget what I said about prying off the base or top of the bus, sorry, it has been 4 years since I did this bus.
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Re: Corgi "Red Rose" Routemaster repair...only in Canada you say, pity 1 month, 1 week ago #14

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Thanks for the quick reply. Being new to this forum, I replayed to your comments but I don't see any trace of my response. Still don't know how to post the image here, which would have been helpful in this case.
Anyway, this particular type of 468 is the smart type. No rivets inside the bus. The secret is in the front Destination Board, the plastic rectangular piece just below the upper deck front window. It serves as a lock for the upper deck. It needs to be prayed off with a sharp, flat, thin screwdriver. Easy and very thoughtful by Corgi...
Thanks again
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Re: Corgi "Red Rose" Routemaster repair...only in Canada you say, pity 1 month, 1 week ago #15

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