DEVON GENERAL
Model Fleet Focus
The Devon General Omnibus and Touring Company was founded in 1919 and merged with the competing Torquay Tramways Company Limited in 1922. Always using an interesting variety of vehicles, Devon General recovered from severe war time cuts to be one of the leaders in the 'fifties bus and coaching boom. The many tourist attractions of the Devon area have always been a feature of the advertising on Devon General buses and so feature strongly in this model fleet.
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Britbus
Devon General Bristol LH6L ECW
LHW-06 DEVON GENERAL Bristol LH.
112 (KTT42P) on route 371 to Exeter.

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Issued January 2009
Corgi Original Omnibus Company
Devon General AEC Reliance Marshall BET singledeck
97900 DEVON GENERAL AEC Reliance Marshall.
9 (9RDV) on route 9 to Sidmouth.

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Issued July 1994
Devon General AEC Regent V MCW Orion
41003 DEVON GENERAL AEC Regent V MCW Orion.
DR817 (VDV817) on route O to Redhills.

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Issued November 1999
Creative Master Northcord
Stagecoach Devon Hong Kong Olmypian
HKBUS2010 STAGECOACH DEVON Hong Kong Olmypian.
13601 (BIW4977) on route X46 Express to Paignton.

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Issued July 2008
Stagecoach Devon Bayline Trident
UKBUS0009 STAGECOACH DEVON Bayline Trident.
18063 (WA04CRF) on route 12 to Brixham with Bayline branding.

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Issued August 2005
Stagecoach Devon South Devon College Trident
UKBUS0010 STAGECOACH DEVON South Devon College Trident.
18308 (WA05MGZ) on route 12A to Newton Abbot South Devon Col with South Devon College branding.

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Issued October 2006
Stagecoach Devon Culm Valley Trident
UKBUS0018 STAGECOACH DEVON Culm Valley Trident.
18119 (WA04FOM) on route 1 to Halberton Tiverton with Culm Valley Connect branding.

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Issued September 2007
Stagecoach Devon Park & Ride Trident
UKBUS1024 STAGECOACH DEVON Park & Ride Trident.
17002 (S802BWC) on route PR2 to Red Park & Ride City Centre Paris Street in Exeter Park & Ride livery.

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Issued May 2006
Stagecoach Devon Brunel 200 Trident
UKBUS1026 STAGECOACH DEVON Brunel 200 Trident.
18368 (WJ55NMA) with special destination display: Stagecoach 200 Years of Brunel.

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Issued December 2006
Stagecoach Devon Battle of Trafalgar Trident
UKBUS1033 STAGECOACH DEVON Battle of Trafalgar Trident.
18304 (WA05MHJ) on route 30 to Castle Cross St Marychurch in a special Battle of Trafalgar livery.

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Issued May 2006
Stagecoach Devon General Trident
UKBUS1041 Stagecoach DEVON GENERAL Trident.
17053 (T653KPU) on route 12 to Paignton Torquay Newton Abbot in historic Devon General livery.

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Issued December 2008
Stagecoach Devon go2 Alexander Dennis Enviro400
UKBUS6022 STAGECOACH DEVON go2 Alexander Dennis Enviro400.
19322 (WA08NOH) on route 2 to Newton Abbot Dawlish Teignmouth.

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Issued June 2010
UKBUS6030 Alexander Dennis Enviro400 Stagecoach in Devon
UKBUS6030 Alexander Dennis Enviro400 STAGECOACH DEVON.
19570 (WA59FWS) on Red Park & Ride City Centre.

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Issued March 2011
Oxford Diecast
Devon General Parcel Service Morris J van
76MJ009 DEVON GENERAL Parcel Service Morris J van.
V14 (MTT393).

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Issued November 2014
Devon General AEC Matador wrecker
76AEC012 DEVON GENERAL AEC Matador wrecker.
RV2 (192TT).

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Issued November 2012
EFE
101010 Devon General RT
101010 DEVON GENERAL RT.
Mock model of a Devon General RT.

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Issued October 1989
Devon General Leyland Atlantean MCW
16503 DEVON GENERAL Leyland Atlantean MCW.
On route 12 to Brixham, this Leyland Atlantean made its appearance in the Devon General fleet in 1959. With a seating capacity of 78, these were the largest and most modern vehicles in the fleet for some time. Fleet number 882 displays adverts for the famous Model Village at Babbacombe on its front and sides.

Issued April 1994.
Devon General Leyland PD2 lowbridge
16004 DEVON GENERAL Leyland PD2 Lowbridge.
Fleet number DL604 is en route to Tiverton and represents a slightly older class of vehicle from the Devon General fleet. With its "Lowbridge" bodywork, this vehicle was suitable for many of the more restricted yet still busy routes operated by the company. It carries an advert for Golden Stream Tea on its sides.

Issued December 1994.
Devon General AEC Regent V MCW Orion
19702 DEVON GENERAL AEC Regent V MCW Orion.
Representing the AEC marque of which Devon General were a major user, this Regent V is on route 13 to Dawlish and carries adverts for the Kents Cavern caves on its sides.

Issued January 1995.
Devon General Bristol VRTSL3 ECW
20403 DEVON GENERAL Bristol VRTSL3 ECW.
Bought with a removable roof for summer duties by the company, this VR is one of several which carry names of famous ships to aid their identity. VDV140S, "Invincible", is on route 127 to Hesketh Crescent in a short lived, more traditional livery which it wore in 1986.

Issued May 1996.
Devon General AEC Reliance Marshall BET
24303 DEVON GENERAL AEC Reliance Marshall BET Style Bus.
Tourist based advertising reaches its peak on this BET style bus of which Devon General had several examples. 950 (950HTT) is built on an AEC chassis and is on route 16 to Newton Abbot Bus Station. The colourful advertising on its sides and rear include: Kents Cavern, Babbacombe Model Village, Torbay Aircraft Museum and Totnes Motor Museum.

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Issued December 1997.
Devon General OB Duple Vista
20121 DEVON GENERAL Bedford OB Duple Vista.
Devon General OB, SB604 (JUO604), is en route to Exmouth.

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Issued May 1998.
Devon General Leyland Atlantean PDR MCW
24702 DEVON GENERAL Leyland Atlantean MCW.
537 (NDV537G) is on route 55 to St. Marychurch and displays adverts for Pollard's Ice Cream and local tourist attraction Aqualand.

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Issued July 1998.
DEVON GENERAL GUY ARAB II Park Royal Utility Bus
26303 DEVON GENERAL GUY ARAB II Park Royal Utility Bus.
The distinctive colours of Devon General seem to suit this model well which features DG323 (GTT423) on route 2 to Teignmouth and carries adverts for Watneys Brown Ale and Trumans Beer.

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Issued November 1999. Re-released as 26303A for Classic Buses with Tivvy Beer and grey Cars ads as DG320 (GTT420) on route 12 to Paignton Brixham in September 2000.
STAGECOACH DEVON GENERAL Dennis Dart Plaxton Pointer
20627 STAGECOACH DEVON Dennis Dart Plaxton Pointer.
An interesting vehicle is this ex-Hong Kong Citybus Dart, which comes complete with roof mounted Air Conditioning system, 742 is on route 85A to Newton Abbot.

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Issued February 2001.
DEVON GENERAL Bristol MW6G ECW coach NBC
16224 DEVON GENERAL Bristol MW6G ECW coach NBC
In NBC livery 2902 (XUO721) works route 46 to Exeter.

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Issued July 2010.
DEVON GENERAL Bristol VRTSL3 ECW Open Top NBC
18612 DEVON GENERAL Bristol VRTSL3 ECW Open Top NBC
The red wheel hub centres show part of the attention to detail taken on this accurately restored NBC period, Devon General, convertible open topper. This Bristol VRTSL3. named ‘Victory’, 937 (VDV137S) operates route 12 to Paignton.

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Issued January 2001.
DEVON GENERAL Bristol VRTSL3 ECW.
20445 DEVON GENERAL Bristol VRTSL3 ECW .
Bristol VRTSL3 1215 (LFJ862W) looks splendid in the company’s livery operating route 377 to Crediton near Exeter.

Issued October 2008.
DEVON GENERAL Mercedes Reeve Burgess.
24810 DEVON GENERAL. Mercedes Reeve Burgess
56 (F716FDV) on route 57 to Lympstone Exmouth & Budleigh Salterden.

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Issued November 2000.
DEVON GENERAL AEC Reliance Marshall.
35205 DEVON GENERAL AEC Reliance Marshall.
Devon General’s 9 (9RDV) operates route 9 to Sidmouth and a restored example of the real vehicle can be seen at Bus Rallies.

Issued January 2011.
DEVON GENERAL AEC Regent V Park Royal.
36901 DEVON GENERAL AEC Regent V Park Royal.
The AEC Regent V model of 513 (CTT513C), now preserved was the last AEC Regent in service with Devon General. It is depicted operating route 9 to Sidmouth.
Note this is based on EFE's AEC Renown casting - Devon General never operated any AEC Renowns!

Issued June 2009.
STAGECOACH DEVON GENERAL Bristol VRTSL3 ECW Open Top.
18607 STAGECOACH DEVON Bristol VRTSL3 ECW Open Top.
A popular sight in Devon are the open top VR's which have retained their identities while being repainted into Stagecoach livery. Operating the Seafront service 120 to Paignton Zoo number 935 (VDV135S) proudly displays its name of Ark Royal.

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Issued November 2001.
Devon General Bristol VRTSL6G ECW
38107 DEVON GENERAL Bristol VRTSL6G ECW.
549 (VOD549K) on route 32 Chelston (Circular)

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Issued February 2013.
Devon General Leyland National
17228 DEVON GENERAL Leyland National.
2854 (MOD851P) on route 361 to Exeter.

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Issued July 2012.
Devon General Leyland Olympian ECW width=
29627 DEVON GENERAL Leyland Olympian ECW
1804 (A680KDV) on route X80 to Plymouth.

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Issued November 2011.
Devon General Bristol VRTSL6G ECW NBC green
38121 DEVON GENERAL Bristol VRTSL6G ECW
505 (VOD505K) on route 118 to Kingswear.

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Issued August 2015.
Devon General Leyland Atlantean MCW Sea Dog
16538 DEVON GENERAL Leyland Atlantean MCW Sea Dog
926 (926GTA) on route 30 to Babbacombe via Castle Circus.

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Issued January 2016.
Devon General Bristol RELL6G ECW
E25006 DEVON GENERAL Devon General Bristol RELL6G ECW
2726 (POD825H) on route 374 to Exeter.

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Issued September 2018.