Atlas Editions

During the early part of 2010 Atlas Editions carried out an extensive advertising campaign with flyers included in many of the major TV and newspaper magazines. The initial offer was to buy a 1/76th scale RTW for £1.99 with free P&P.

I was initially informed that the models were being produced for Atlas Editions by Corgi and the models are BEING produced in the same factories as produce Corgi's standard release models. When phoning to order the RTW callers were offered a second model (Bristol Lodekka open top, Southdown) at a discounted price together with a number of free items. The models are not hand painted as indicated on their initial flyer (see below).

The models appear to have been produced in a similar way that Base Toys produced the range of models for a Spanish magazine a couple of years ago, in that they lack some of the refinements of the standard release models. The RTW model being released has a few changes/omissions to the standard release model.

CLICK HERE to view a scanned image of the RTW model taken from the TV Easy magazine flyer.

CLICK HERE to view an image of the Corgi model OM41703 on which this model appears to be based.

A few differences between the standard release model and the Atlas Editions model is the lack of mirrors, lack of indicators, lack of legal lettering, lack of details on the windows and the registration for RTW5 but the model displays fleet number RTW4 (The actual release version of the RTW carried no fleet number at all).

An article in the Mr Richard West column of Model Collector magazine (May 2010 edition) Mr West gave some additional information regarding the Atlas models. I have listed some items of interest from his article:
1. Within a few days of the RTW model being offered Atlas Editions had taken orders for almost 90,000 pieces.
2. The RTW is the first in a series of approximately 30 models which will normally be priced at £14.99 but the numbers of models could be increased if there is demand.
3. Corgi have loaned Atlas their tooling and the models will be produced by Atlas in China. With the exception of the Routemaster casting which Corgi will produce.
4. Corgi are providing assistance with the research and artwork so that liveries/decoration will not be exactly the same as previously released by Corgi.
5. Each model will come with a booklet giving background information regarding the vehicle and six cards (similar to cigarette cards) which can be kept in an album supplied.
6. Lastly Richard comments that with nearly 90,000 orders experience has shown that the number that become hooked is likely to be in the region of 35,000 to 40,000.

The RTW was released in late March 2010 and the Lodekka during April 2010. My parcel containing both models and free gifts arrived on Friday 16th April 2010. Photographs of the released models can be found in the listings below. Click on the links below to view photographs of the free items that arrived with my parcel:

RTW Booklet CLICK HERE
Bristol Lodekka Booklet
CLICK HERE
Replica pin badge
CLICK HERE
Travel Alarm Clock
CLICK HERE
Travel Alarm Clock embossed case
CLICK HERE
"Best of British Buses DVD"
CLICK HERE
Card Collectors Album
CLICK HERE
Collectors cards
CLICK HERE
150 Years of London Buses Poster
CLICK HERE

When I first started listing these models as the packaging of the models carries no apparent stock number I therefore allocated my own stock numbers e.g. ATLAS001 to assist me listing the models. During June 2010 I was very grateful to Ian Houston who wrote to Atlas Editions enquiring how many models would be in their series, they replied with a list detailing 31 models with their Atlas stock code numbers which I have now listed below. Further details for each model will be added as they become available

During February 2013 Atlas Editions announced their second "bus " range, featuring a collection entitled "Great British Coaches"

At the end of March 2013 a third collection entitled "Trams of the World" was announced, their first few releases featuring Blackpool, London Feltham and Hong Kong trams

 

1:76TH COLLECTIONS

Classic Coaches Collection Great British Buses Trams of the World    

 

GREAT BRITISH BUS COLLECTION
Model
No
Vehicle and Company Fleet
No
Registration Number Route
No
Quantity Date Released
ATLAS001
4655501
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
RTW - London Transport - KGK505 22 n/a 3/10
ATLAS002
4655502
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Bristol Lodekka - Southdown - AAP53B 17 n/a 4/10
ATLAS003
4655503
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Bedford OB - Wallace Arnold (W.A Tours) n/k MUA346 - n/a 5/10
ATLAS005
4655504
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Q1 Trolleybus - London Transport 1891 LYH891 657 n/a 8/10
4655505
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Leyland PD3 Queen Mary - Southdown 265 BUF265C 45 n/a 9/10
ATLAS006
4655506
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
East Lancs Daimler CVG6 - Bradford City Transport 238 EAK238D 78 n/a 11/10
ATLAS007
4655507
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
AEC Q - Cardiff Corporation 30 KG7750 38 n/a 1/11
ATLAS008
4655508
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
AEC Routemaster - London Transport RM289 VLT289 268 n/a 3/11
ATLAS009
4655509
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Bristol K ECW - Western National 895 HOD22 178 n/a 1/11
ATLAS010 4655510
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
AEC Regent/Weymann Double deck - Brighton Hove & District 65 - 42 n/a 2/11
ATLAS011
4655511
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Daimler CWA6 - Douglas Corporation Transport 51 FMN954 28 n/a 2/11
ATLAS012
4655512
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
BMMO CM5T Motorway coach 4805 805HHA - n/a 5/11
ATLAS013
4655513
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Blackpool Balloon Tram - Destination Fleetwood 250 - - n/a 3/12
ATLAS014
4655514
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
AEC Q single deck - Greenline Q103 CGJ208 - n/a 5/11
ATLAS015
4655515
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Sunbeam Roe Trolleybus - Teeside Municipal Transport T294 CPY288 - n/a 5/11
ATLAS016
4655516
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Leyland Tiger - Western Welsh 856 CUH856 - n/a 6/11
ATLAS017
4655517
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
MCW Orion - Lytham St Annes 67 50NTD 11 n/a 7/11
ATLAS018
4655518
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Burlingham Seagull - Ribble 940 FCK440 - n/a 8/11
ATLAS019
4655519
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Crossley DD42 - Leeds City Transport 701 JUB727 - n/a 9/11
ATLAS020
4655520
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Plaxton Panorama/Bedford Val - West Riding - EHL471D - n/a 11/11
ATLAS021
4655521
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Leyland Titan PD2 Roe - City of Lincoln 91 SFE120 09 n/a 12/11
ATLAS022
4655522
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Plaxton Panorama - Hants & Dorset 2051 CCG704C - n/a 1/12
ATLAS023
4655523
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Blackpool Brush Railcoach - Blackpool Transport - Destination Pleasure Beach Promenade  284 - - n/a 1/12
ATLAS024
4655524
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
AEC Regent V - St Helens X199 KDJ399 309 n/a 5/12
ATLAS025
4655525
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Feltham Tram - Metropolitan 355 - 21 n/a 3/12
ATLAS026
4655526
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
BMMO D9 - Midland Red - Destination Leicester 5358 8358HA 658 n/a 5/12
ATLAS027
4655527
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Wright Eclipse Gemini - Go North East  - Destination Bishop Auckland and Newcastle. Note: this model has been released with the incorrect fleet number NK06JXB should be 3965 3962 NK06JXB 21 n/a 6/12
ATLAS028
4655528
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Weymann Trolleybus - Hull Corporation Transport 1 CRH925 62B n/a 7/12
ATLAS029
4655529
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
BET Federation - East Yorks 875 RKH875G 44 n/a 8/12
ATLAS030
4655530
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Leyland Lynx - Midland Red West 1114 G114HNP 209 n/a 9/12
ATLAS031
4655531
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Leyland Olympian - Northern Scottish - Destination: Oldmeldrum NLO1A ONS910W 85 n/a 11/12

 

CLASSIC COACHES COLLECTION (ORIGINALLY ANNOUNCED AS GREAT BRITISH COACH COLLECTION)
Model
No
Vehicle and Company Fleet
No
Registration Number Route
No
Quantity Date Released
4645101
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Burlingham Seagull - Whittles - Destination: Blackpool - Tester model for new series - HNT462 - n/a 3/13
4642101 Burlingham Seagull - J T Whittle & Son - Destination: Blackpool - First model in new series - HNT462 - n/a 10/15
4642102
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Bedford Val - Wallace Arnold - Destination: Excursion - JUA320E - n/a 12/15
4642103
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Bedford OB - Dewsway Tours - Destination: Private - CUT465 - n/a 1/16
4642104
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Van Hool T9 - Kings Ferry - No Destination - R1KFC - n/a 1/16
4642105
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Kassbohrer Setra S8 - No Destination - 52-3272 - n/a 2/16
4642106
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Saurer L4C - Swiss PTT - Destination: Sonderfahrt (English meaning - Special) - P-23123 - n/a 3/16
4642107
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Henschel HS 100 N - No Destination - AH22-4781 - n/a 4/16
4642108 IFA H6 B 1958 - East German - No operator specified - Destination: Werdau - KN46-50 - n/a 5/16
4642109
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Plaxton Panorama - Samuel Ledgard - Destination: - - AUM414C - n/a 6/16
4642110
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Bova Futura - Allander Travel Destination: - - 7921AT - n/a 6/16
4642111
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Plaxton Excalibur - Excelsior Holidays - Destination: - - A7XEL - n/a 7/16
4642112
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Van Hool Alizee - York Pullman - Destination: - Jayne Leigh B18KJT - n/a 9/16
4642113 Borgward BO 400 - Wander Falke (Germany) - Destination: - - AE21-6438 - n/a 9/16
4642114
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
BMMO CM5T - Midland Red - Destination: Coventry Motorway Service 4837 837HHA - n/a 10/16
4642115
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
PHOTO 3
PHOTO 4
Mercedes Benz O 3500 - Reiser Reisen - Destination: - - AW 12-31745 - n/a 11/16
4642116
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
PHOTO 3
PHOTO 4
Plaxton Premiere - TransPeak  - Destination: Nottingham (Atlas Editions have in error used the Plaxton Excalibur casting for this model not the Premiere) - R62RAU - n/a 12/16
4642117
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
PHOTO 3
PHOTO 4
Van Hool 306 – Belgium 1958 - The photograph show is of the European release of this model 7163107 a limited quantity of which were released in the UK during April 2015. The European version differed in that it did not display a front number plate, otherwise it is identical - 45-R-11 - n/a 12/16
4642118
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
PHOTO 3
PHOTO 4

Magrirus-Deutz Saturn 2 (German) - Destination: Rabenstr Alsterufer

7450 HHXS750 55 n/a 1/17
4642119
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
PHOTO 3
PHOTO 4
Verheul Holland - Amsterdam - Destination: Ringlijn Noord 134 PB4019 7 n/a 2/17
4642120
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
PHOTO 3
PHOTO 4
Brossel Jonckeere -  SNCV (Brussels Belgium) - Destination: Liege Jupille 1515 10-1630 1255P 60 n/a 3/17
4642121
PHOTO 1
Steyr 380q - Rerschner-Reisen (Austria) - Destination: Salzburger - Hauptbahnhof - O508722 - n/a 4/17
Stock code not known
PHOTO 1
Bedford Val - Carrs - Destination: Private - Originally announced as part of the Great British Coaches Collection - Not known if this will now be released n/k GUP743C - n/a n/k
Stock code not known
PHOTO 1
BET Federation - Chiltern Queens - Destination: Woodcote - Originally announced as part of the Great British Coaches Collection - Not known if this will now be released n/k EUD256K 1 n/a n/k
Stock code not known
PHOTO 1
Leyland Tiger Windover - Midland Coaches - Destination: On Tour - Originally announced as part of the Great British Coaches Collection - Not known if this will now be released n/k JA5515 - n/a n/k
Stock code not known
PHOTO 1
Bedford OWB - Northern Ireland Transport - Destination: Station - Originally announced as part of the Great British Coaches Collection - Not known if this will now be released 957 GZ783 - n/a n/k
Stock code not known
PHOTO 1
AEC Reliance Harrington Grenadier - Western Welsh - Destination: Mystery Tour - Originally announced as part of the Great British Coaches Collection - Not known if this will now be released 145 ABO145B - n/a n/k
Stock code not known
PHOTO 1
Leyland Leopard - Tyne Valley - Destination: Private - Originally announced as part of the Great British Coaches Collection - Not known if this will now be released n/k GAN744J - n/a n/k

 

TRAMS OF THE WORLD COLLECTION
Model
No
Vehicle and Company Fleet
No
Registration Number Route
No
Quantity Date Released
4648501
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Balloon Tram - Blackpool - Destination: Fleetwood Market via Promenade 257 - 7 n/a 5/13
4648502
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Feltham Tram - London United - Destination: Sheperds Bush (Spelling of Sheperds is as shown on model) 370 - 7 n/a 5/13
4648503
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Brush Rail Coach - Blackpool - Destination: Pleasure Beach - - - n/a 8/13
4648104
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Hong Kong Tram - Destination: North Point 75 - - n/a 9/13
4648105
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
San Francisco Cable Car - United Railroads - Destination: Powell & Mason Sts 25 - - n/a 10/13
7519001
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Herdbrand/A.E.G TW4 Tram - Halle - Destination: Bahnhof - Steinweg 4 - - n/a 4/14
7519002
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
G 3/3 Steam Tram - Bern - Destination: Bahnhof-Ausserholligen Bumpliz
Carriage number: 31
12 - - n/a 5/14
7519006
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Munich Type A2 Tramcar - Munich Tramway - Destination: Stachus - Haupbahnhof- Landsbergerstr.-Laim- Pasing 256 - 29 n/a 11/13
7519007
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Großer Hecht - Dresden "Pike" Tramcar - Destination: Bühlau 1716 - 11 n/a 1/14
7519008
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
TE 59 Reko-Wagen - East Berlin 1961 - Destination: Alt-Schmockwitz 217 055-8 - 68 n/a 2/14
7519009
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Remodelados 541-551 1928/29 - Carris Lisbon - Destination: - 542 - 28 n/a 8/14
7519010
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
1907 Motrice type 500 CGPT Tramcar - Paris - Destination: VAL d'OR 505 - 44 n/a 12/13
7519011
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
1957 Simmering-Graz-Pauker - Vienna - Destination: Bellaria 141 - 46 n/a 2/14
7519012
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Tatra T3 Tram - Prague - No destination 6102 - 22 n/a 1/14
7519013
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
CE 2/3 Tram - BEB Basel - No destination 7 - - n/a 4/15
7519014
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Tramvia Blau Serie 5-10 1903 - Barcelona Estrada/TMB - No destination 5 - - n/a 3/14
7519016
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Blauwe Wagen 465 (Beijnes) - 1929 Amsterdam Tram 465 - 10 n/a 9/14
7519018 Zeppelinwagen (MAN/SSW) 1909 - Nuremburg - Destination: Erlenstegen 144 - 6 n/a 6/15
7519019 Be 4/4 Standard Wagen - Geneva - Destination: Carouge 727 - 12 n/a 6/14
7519021
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Allan/Beijnes/Werkspoor -  RET (Rotterdam 1931) - Destination: Charlois 520 - 2   4/16
7519022 Zurich Ce 4/4 "Elefant" tram - Zurich - Destination: Burgwies 321 - 21 n/a 8/15
7519023
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Motrice L 1923 - Paris STCRP (Société des transports en commun de la région parisienne) - Destination: Montrouge n/a - 8 n/a 10/14
7519024
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Elektrisk Motorvagn 1902 - ASEA (Gothenburg) - Destination: Centralstationen 43 - 12 n/a 1/16
7519025
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
 Motrice Standard B - OTL (Lyon) - Destination: Meridien 217   5 n/a 8/15
7519027
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
GETA (Beijnes) - 1929 Arnhem - Destination: Velp 73 - 1 n/a 1/15
7519030 PCC (Atleliers de Bruges) 1949 - Destination: Charler - Gosselies 10409 - 62 n/a 6/15
7519032
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
Blackpool Balloon Tram (1960's livery) - Destination: North Station Blackpool 237 - 1 n/a 11/15
7519033
PHOTO 1
PHOTO 2
 Feltham Tram - Leeds City Transport - Destination: Halton 501 - 2 n/a 1/16
Dates please note the following:
Date in Red = the expected release date
Date in Green = the original advertised release date when the actual release date is not known
Date in Black = the actual confirmed release date

This page last updated Wednesday, 05 April 2017

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