Royal Tiger Lines Moquette Fabric (Bus & Coach) By the Metre


  • Ideal for small handicraft items or complete reupholstering projects
  • Available in complete lengths up to 24m (1.27m wide)
  • Also available by the roll or as a sample tile
  • Cut to order and delivered as one continuous piece
  • Woven using authentic techniques and finished by hand
  • Hard wearing and stain resistant
  • Visually striking and delightfully tactile

Only 5 left in stock

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The Product

Authentic heritage era moquette now available by the metre for upholstery and handicraft projects large and small.  Comes as a custom cut piece directly from the roll, your chosen size in length and 1.27 metres in width. All our moquettes have been faithfully and accurately recreated from clean, non-faded samples of original fabric and archive documentation, and are manufactured using authentic techniques.

Our moquettes are primarily made for use in the restoration of rolling stock at the nation's heritage steam railways, and as such this cloth is finished by hand to comply with all UK Railway Safety, Durability and Flammability requirements.  It is therefore an extremely hard-wearing material with great stain-resistance properties.  This cloth is the real deal and we guarantee you will not be disappointed.

The Pattern - Royal Tiger Lines

The Leyland Motor Company exhibited a groundbreaking design of new motor coach, the Royal Tiger, at the 1950 Commercial Motor Show at Earls Court. Featuring a new chassis with the engine mounted under the floor of the passenger saloon, the vehicle had a sleek modern appearance, which presaged the visual style of the "Festival of Britain" exhibition which took place in London the following year.

Many of these vehicles featured an eye-catching new design of internal upholstery, called 'Royal Tiger Lines'. 282 of these vehicles were built and saw service all over the country, although more than half of them were owned by Ribble Motor Services and were used on that organisation's network of express services across the North West of England and into Scotland.


All by-the-metre orders are cut to order and shipped using a tracked 48hr courier. Small orders are sent boxed whilst larger orders are sent on a roll. We take our environmental impact seriously and try to reduce packaging materials wherever possible. We only use plastic packaging materials where absolutely necessary and we are constantly looking for new ways to make all transactions as carbon-light as possible.

Weight 1.25 kg





Royal Tiger Lines


Bus & Coach: 1950-1960

Pile Formation

Loop Pile