Timber Models

This beautifully crafted prototype (42 inch long) timber model, delicately perched on the roof wall at Park Royal, was the design of the PRV bodywork intended for the Dennis Lancet III chassis and destined for East Kent Road Car Company (circa 1950).  In all twenty-five buses were produced. 

No doubt this work of art, demonstrating the carpenter's skill and craftsmanship, has long been scrapped.  Today it would be a treasured possession!


Well I thought it would be long lost; but Mike Harvey has kindly advised me that this model prototype survives at the Dover Transport Museum just off the A2 at Whitfield.  Apparently the museum also has a photograph of the back of another East Kent bus carrying one of only two LOWbridge Utility bodies produced by Park Royal, and fitted to two old East Kent Leyland TS2 chassis, FN 9094 (from 1928) and JG 652 (from 1930). These were unusual in having a long wheelbase (17ft 6 in), and may have been unique for Park Royal double deck Utility buses.