The classic London bus red livery was used for buses working services in the Greater London area. The single deck Nationals were usually used on services in suburban districts, often terminating at railway or tube stations.
The Leyland National bus was built in Workington, Cumbria, between 1972 and 1985, this project being a collaboration between British Leyland and the National Bus Company. It was a successful venture, with thousands built, and also exported to many countries around the world, including Australia, the Netherlands, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, and the largest export shipment, 450 buses to Venezuela! Very few remain in service in the UK, but over 100 are preserved.
The approximate size of the bus is 135mm long x 30mm wide x 40mm high.