April 2009 - News

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EFE NEW MODELS
EFE have announced two new models:

23207 AEC RF Bus MkII LONDON COUNTRY N.B.C. CLICK HERE
Fleet number:
RF 26
Registration number:
LYF 377
Route number:
434
Destination:
Edenbridge via Troy Town
Anticipated release date: June 2009

37101 ERF KV 4 Axle Dropside ASSOCIATED LEAD CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 76
Registration number:
961 FTN
Anticipated release date: July 2009

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
27625 Wright Volvo Renown Lancashire Way CLICK HERE
28818 Leyland Titan Cityline Oxford CLICK HERE
34403 AEC MKV 4 Axle Flatbed Spiers Of Melksham CLICK HERE
36401 Foden Flatbed Robsons Of Carlisle CLICK HERE

Thursday 30 April 2009


CORGI OOC MODELS JULY TO DECEMBER 2009 - PHOTOGRAPHS
Click on the links below to view photographs of the models announced today:

OM46301 RM164 (164CLT) - Route 131 Walton on Thames CLICK HERE

OM46302 RM23 (VLT23) - Route K2 Kingston  Shoppers Express CLICK HERE

OM41604 Crossley DD42 Dipped Window - Sunderland Corporation Transport – Sunderland CLICK HERE

OM41222 Wright Eclipse Gemini - Go North East - Gateshead, Tyne & Wear CLICK HERE

OM46013 Wright Eclipse Urban - East Yorkshire CLICK HERE

OM46110 Plaxton Panther - Ulster Bus Translink, Belfast CLICK HERE

OM43708 3 Axle Trolley Bus - South Lancs (The last trolley bus) CLICK HERE

OM41912 Queen Mary - British Shoe Corporation CLICK HERE

OM45121 Metrobus - WMPTE - West Midlands CLICK HERE

OM46206 Scania Irizar PB - National Express CLICK HERE

OM41411 Roe Body – Darlington CLICK HERE

(2nd posting) Wednesday 29 April 2009


CORGI OOC MODELS JULY TO DECEMBER 2009
Many thanks to Time Tunnel Models for advising me of the models for July to December 2009 which were announced today by Hornby. Prices shown are recommended retail price:

OM46301 RM164 (164CLT) - Route 131 Walton on Thames NEW TOOL (First Issue) Nov 29.99

OM46302 RM23 (VLT23) - Route K2 Kingston  Shoppers Express NEW TOOL (First Issue) Dec 29.99

OM41604 Crossley DD42 Dipped Window - Sunderland Corporation Transport – Sunderland July 27.99

OM41222 Wright Eclipse Gemini - Go North East - Gateshead, Tyne & Wear Nov 29.99

OM46013 Wright Eclipse Urban - East Yorkshire Oct 27.99

OM46110 Plaxton Panther - Ulster Bus Translink, Belfast Dec 27.99

OM43708 3 Axle Trolley Bus - South Lancs (The last trolley bus) Oct 27.99

OM41912 Queen Mary - British Shoe Corporation July 27.99

OM45121 Metrobus - WMPTE - West Midlands Aug 27.99

OM46206 Scania Irizar PB - National Express Nov 27.99

OM41411 Roe Body – Darlington Oct 27.99

No further details are known at this time.

Wednesday 29 April 2009


PHOTOGRAPHS OF RECENTLY RELEASED CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD LTD MODELS
Click on the links below to view photographs of the three CMNL models released over the past few weeks:
UKBUS1042 Alexander Dennis ALX400-bodied Trident
Stagecoach North West
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE to view

UKBUS1043 Alexander ALX400-bodied Dennis Trident Finglands
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

UKBUS5022 Mercedes-Benz Citaro EURO5 Western Greyhound – Park for Truro
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

CONFIRMED RELEASE CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD LTD MODEL
Many thanks to Graham at Miniature Motors for advising me that the following model is now been distributed by the UK importer so will be in the shops anytime:
NABUS0001 Alexander Dennis Limited Enviro500 lhd  GO Transit CLICK HERE

Tuesday 28 April 2009


CORGI MODEL RE-INSTATED
Many thanks to Time Tunnel Models for advising me that the following model which was previously cancelled will now be released during June and will be limited to 1000 pieces
CC25908 1/50th AEC Routemaster London Transport – Sights and Sounds CLICK HERE

Monday 27 April 2009


CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD LIMITED PRESS RELEASE
The below press release has been received from CMNL:

UKBUS1042 Alexander Dennis ALX400-bodied Trident

Stagecoach North West

CMNL is proud to release another brand new livery on its well-known casting – the Alexander Dennis ALX400-bodied Trident. This is UKBUS1042 carrying the special wholly wrapped “BRING ME SUNSHINE” livery.

Probably UKBUS1042 model is one of the most important bus replicas because of the fondness that this comedy duo has in the minds of the British public, that the bus model collectors will not want to miss it.

This model features Stagecoach North West 18362 (MX55 KPP).

During 2007/08 Stagecoach North West had a series of buses wrapped in special liveries celebrating local people, sporting teams and industry. When looking for a subject to celebrate in the Morecambe area, the late Eric Morecambe, one half of the much-loved Morecambe & Wise comedy double act sprang to mind.

John Eric Bartholomew OBE (14th May 1926 – 28th May 1984), took his stage name from his much beloved home town and made Morecambe a household name all over the UK. A statue of Eric was unveiled by the Queen on Morecambe promenade in 1999, and this statue, showing the characteristic Morecambe and Wise pose, features on the rear of the bus.

Stagecoach North West bus number 18362 was chosen to be wrapped in the celebratory vinyl. Now based at Morecambe depot, it started life on the 18th October 2005 with Stagecoach Manchester at their Princess Road depot and was collected on the 13th April 2008; part of a batch of 15 Tridents transferred in to replace older Leyland Titans and Olympians still on regular service work. The bus was launched at the superbly restored Midland Hotel in Morecambe, by Eric’s son Gary on 4th August 2008. It can now be found plying its trade on the 2/2A services between Heysham, Morecambe, Lancaster and the University, or it occasionally ventures out on the 40/41 services from Morecambe and Lancaster to Preston. 18362 always raises a smile with young and old wherever it goes and ensures that Eric will still ‘Bring Sunshine’ to the people of Morecambe for many more years to come.

The replica features excellent detailing, inside and out. This is a one-piece casting whose clean lines accentuate the windows and livery application on which all logos and lettering are clearly legible. The model has no unnecessary metal poles to hold it together.

The brand new UKBUS1042 model is based on a Limited Edition of 1200 pieces produced. They will be distributed by John Ayrey Die-Casts Limited (UK), Transit Graphics (Australia), Porte Publishing Company (Japan), cnmycar.com (P.R. China) and Concorde Hobby Shop (HK) respectively.

Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

Creative Master Northcord Limited (CMNL)

------The World’s Miniature Bus Co.

Friday 24 April 2009


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM BRITBUS
I can confirm that the following model has been released and is on sale:
LH-06 Bristol LH - London Transport (Hillingdon) - limited to 408 pieces CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM CORGI OOC
I can confirm that the following models have been released and are on sale:
OM46011 Wright Eclipse Urban Travel West Midlands CLICK HERE
OM46205 Scania Irizar PB Bus Eireann CLICK HERE

Thursday 23 April 2009


NEXT CORGI OOC MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
The following models are scheduled for release:
This week (commencing 20th April 2009):
OM46011 Wright Eclipse Urban Travel West Midlands CLICK HERE
OM46205 Scania Irizar PB Bus Eireann CLICK HERE

Week commencing 18th May 2009:
OM46109 Plaxton Panther Yelloway CLICK HERE

Tuesday 21 April 2009


CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD - PRESS RELEASE
The below press release has been received from CMNL:

UKBUS5022 Mercedes-Benz Citaro EURO5

Western Greyhound – Park for Truro

Following the great success of the launch model of the brand new Mercedes-Benz Citaro EURO5 casting, Creative Master Northcord Limited is pleased to announce the release of UKBUS5022, carrying allover blue colour with Park for Truro branding, in the Western Greyhound fleet.

This model features Western Greyhound 204 that is registered WK08 ESY.

Western Greyhound is an independent bus operator based in Newquay, Cornwall. It has recently awarded the contract to operate the new high quality Truro Park and Ride PR1 service and this vehicle was one of a batch of five (201 to 205) purchased specifically to operate this contract. It entered into service on the opening day of the service, 4 August 2008. WK08 ESY is painted in the blue livery exclusively designed for the “Park for Truro” service.

UKBUS5022 features the smooth, curved windscreen with the destination display set behind the windscreen glass.

The Mercedes-Benz Citaro EURO5 UKBUS5022 is a one-piece casting whose clean lines accentuate the square-mounted, double-glazed windows and the livery application on which all logos and lettering are clearly legible. Another main feature on the UKBUS5022 model is its extensive portrayal of handrails. The headlight / indicator units at the front and indicator / tail light units at the rear are made of individual, translucent components to look more realistic.

The brand new single door Mercedes-Benz Citaro EEV bus models will be distributed by John Ayrey Die-Casts Limited (UK), Porte Publishing Company (Japan), TransitGraphics (Australia), cnmycar.com (P. R. China)  and Concorde Hobby Shop (HK) respectively. The UKBUS5022 model is limited to 1000 pieces worldwide.

Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

Creative Master Northcord Limited (CMNL)

------The World’s Miniature Bus Co.

Monday 20 April 2009


NEXT EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 27 April 2009:
27625 Wright Volvo Renown Lancashire Way CLICK HERE
28818 Leyland Titan Cityline Oxford CLICK HERE
34403 AEC MKV 4 Axle Flatbed Spiers Of Melksham CLICK HERE
36401 Foden Flatbed Robsons Of Carlisle CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM BRITBUS
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
AN1-13 Leyland Atlantean Ribble Sealink Windermere CLICK HERE
AN1-15 Leyland Atlantean Southdown NBC CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:

29411 Bristol RELH Jones Omnibus Services Ltd CLICK HERE
29620 Leyland Olympian NORTHUMBRIA CLICK HERE
29906 AEC 10T10 Bus LONDON TRANSPORT CLICK HERE

(2nd posting) Friday 17 April 2009


CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD LIMITED PRESS RELEASE
The below press release has been received from CMNL:

UKBUS1043 Alexander ALX400-bodied Dennis Trident

Finglands

CMNL is proud to release another brand new livery on its well-known casting – the Alexander ALX400-bodied Dennis Trident. This is UKBUS1043 carrying Manchester-based Finglands Coachways livery.

This model features Finglands 1760 (X584 XKH).

Established in 1907, Finglands has developed into one of Greater Manchester’s leading public transport operators.

Finglands operates buses to the University from Sale, Northenden, West Didsbury, East Didsbury, Didsbury, Withington, Rusholme and Manchester Piccadilly. Buses run frequently from 07.00 am until the early hours.

Finglands became a subsidiary of the EYMS group in 1992 and its modern fleet of fifty seven buses and luxury coaches has retained its familiar livery of white with stripes of beige, orange and brown.

Four Dennis Tridents with Alexander ALX400 bodywork were delivered to the EYMS Group during August and September 2000. Two were painted in EYMS livery and operated from the Hull-based company’s depot. These were numbered 660 and 661 and carried EYMS’ “cherished” registrations 546 EYB and 46 EYB.

The other two were painted in Finglands’ earlier livery (with brown skirt panels) and were numbered 1763/4 (X763 / 4 ABU).

All four Tridents shared the high-set roller blind destination with space underneath for the company name to be displayed prominently on the destination glass.

The two EYMS Tridents were later re-registered and were transferred to join their sisters in Manchester, in June 2006, where they were numbered 1759 and 1760 (X585 / 4 XKH). 1759 was the former EYMS 660, and 1760 was formerly EYMS 661.

The family resemblance through the EYMS house-style of low floor branding has been apparent all through their lives.

UKBUS1043 features the same bus that CMNL previously released as UKBUS1006.

The replica features excellent detailing, inside and out, including an opening engine door and engine detail at the rear. This is a one-piece casting whose clean lines accentuate the windows and livery application on which all logos and lettering are clearly legible. The model has no unnecessary metal poles to hold it together.

The brand new UKBUS1043 model is based on a Limited Edition of 1000 pieces produced. They will be distributed by John Ayrey Die-Casts Limited (UK), Transit Graphics (Australia), Porte Publishing Company (Japan), cnmycar.com (P.R. China) and Concorde Hobby Shop (HK) respectively.

Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

Creative Master Northcord Limited (CMNL)

------The World’s Miniature Bus Co.

Friday 17 April 2009


TWO NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY BRITBUS
Many thanks to Miniature Motors and Time Tunnel Models fort advising me of two new models from Britbus:
LH-06 Bristol LH - London Transport (Hillingdon) - limited to 408 pieces CLICK HERE
R603 Olympian - First Centrewest Challenger CLICK HERE

Wednesday 15 April 2009


CORGI MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE WEEK COMMENCING 20 APRIL 2009
Corgi have advised that the following models are scheduled for release:
OM46011 Wright Eclipse Urban Travel West Midlands CLICK HERE
OM46205 Scania Irizar PB Bus Eireann CLICK HERE

EFE MODEL 34103 AEC RT LAST DAY OF SERVICE CORRECTED PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE
EFE have today sent me a photograph of a corrected pre-production sample of the above CLICK HERE to view

Thursday 9 April 2009


EFE NEW MODELS AT COBHAM - NEW PHOTOGRAPHS
Click on the links below to view photographs of the new models courtesy of EFE:

24326 BET Hebble CLICK HERE to view

16324 Bristol LS Durham District Services CLICK HERE to view

32205 Bristol RELH United NBC CLICK HERE to view

19304 Atkinson Artic (with new back load) J & A Smith CLICK HERE to view

EFE MODEL 34103 AEC RT LAST DAY OF SERVICE
EFE have advised me that they have received some comments regarding the front adverts and the London Transport logo's on the above model. they have further advised me that the model as shown in the photographs is a pre-production sample and will be correct when it goes on sale.

Wednesday 8 April 2009


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM BRITBUS
I can confirm the following model was released a few weeks ago:
AN1-10 Leyland Atlantean AN68 Ribble CLICK HERE

EFE NEW MODELS AT COBHAM
EFE have today confirmed the model numbers for the four models on display yesterday:

24326 BET Hebble CLICK HERE to view

16324 Bristol LS Durham District Services CLICK HERE to view

32205 Bristol RELH United NBC CLICK HERE to view

19304 Atkinson Artic (with new back load) J & A Smith CLICK HERE to view

Monday 6 April 2009


COBHAM BUS MUSEUM - WISLEY RUNNING DAY
This year the show was blessed with sunny weather and a very pleasant temperature of about 15 degrees, a complete contrast to last years snow. EFE had a stand with models on display in the main hanger including 4 previously unannounced models:

The EFE commissioned show model was on sale today, model 31503B it is limited to 390 pieces.

New EFE models:
4 new models were on display click on the links below to view photographs. I hope to confirm the model numbers over the next few days:

BET Hebble CLICK HERE to view
Fleet number: 195
Registration number: PCP 803
Route number: 26A
Destination: Hipperholme

Bristol LS Durham District Services CLICK HERE to view
Fleet number: DBU1
Registration number: 187 BHN
Route number: D4
Destination: Stockton

Bristol RELH United NBC CLICK HERE to view
Fleet number: 4343
Registration number: NHN 143E
Route number: 128
Destination: Scarborough

Atkinson Artic (with new back load) J & A Smith CLICK HERE to view
Fleet number: n/k
Registration number: n/k

Sunday 5 April 2009


NEXT CORGI MODEL SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi have advised that the following model is scheduled for release week commencing 20th April 2009:
OM46205 Scania Irizar PB Bus Eireann
CLICK HERE
There are no buses shown as being scheduled for release in the weeks commencing 6th April or 4th May.

NEW CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD LTD MODEL COMMISSIONED BY JOHN AYREY LTD
Further to my news article of
31 March 2009 I have received the below news release from John Ayrey Ltd courtesy of Peter at Yardley Wood Bus Club. Many thanks also to Alan Thompson at Octo Models Ltd (Ryanbus) for the photograph showing a pre-production sample of the model:

CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD

2009 JOHN AYREY SPECIAL COMMISSION

By 2009 still the only examples of Enviro 400 bodies in the 320-strong East Yorkshire bus and coach fleet, five buses of this type, based on the company’s current standard Volvo B9TL chassis, were bought at the end of 2007 for use on local and interurban routes in and around Hull.  The buses seat 77 passengers and are authorised to carry 12 standees which gives them a slightly higher total capacity than most other modern EYMS low floor double decks.

Finished in East Yorkshire’s burgundy and cream bus livery introduced shortly after the company was bought from the National Bus Company by its management in 1987, the buses carry fleet numbers 722 to 726 and are registered YX57 BWD to BWH. The model represents fleet number 7022 (YX57 BWD) operating on route '155 - HULL CITY CENTRE via Elloughton'. The real vehicle is based at the original EYMS Depot at Elloughton.

To view a pre-production photographs courtesy of Ryanbus.com CLICK HERE

CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD LTD UKBUS3030 GO NORTH EAST PHOTOGRAPHS
Further to the news release of yesterday, click on the links below to view high resolution photographs of the model:
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

Friday 3 April 2009


CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD - PRESS RELEASE
The below press release has been received from CMNL:

TransBus Mini Pointer-bodied Dart

UKBUS3030 Go North East

There has been a bit of silence of its Plaxton Pointer-bodied Dennis Dart  replicas in the past 28 months, but now Creative Master Northcord Limited (CMNL) has proudly released its latest version of this casting. It is UKBUS3030, carrying Go North East Doxford Clipper branding colours.

UKBUS3030 represents fleet number 606 (NK54 NUB).

Eight similar Mini-Pointer Dart buses are painted in silver base livery with white and purple flashes and Doxford Clipper branding for operation within the City of Sunderland on linked route 29 and 39.

Both routes serve the same catchment area but follow clockwise and anti-clockwise paths around the outer areas of Hylton Castle to the north of the City Centre, and Doxford International Business Park to its south.

Four of the Mini-Pointer Darts in Doxford Clipper livery (544 – 547) were new in December 2002 and the remaining four (603 – 606) were new in December 2004.

This is a one-piece casting whose clean lines accentuate the gasket windows and livery application on which all logos and lettering are clearly legible. The model also features excellent detailing, inside and out, including an opening engine door, showing the detailed, environmentally friendly Euro 3 engine. All grab rails feature inside the replica and in their correct positions. The construction method of this replica permits realistic-looking front and rear lights – in particular the front headlamp / indicator assembly whose headlamp is transparent and indicator is translucent.

In particular CMNL has paid attention to the specific requirement of the Go Ahead Group specification in replicating the full width and fully informative rear destination display that is set above the rear window. To accommodate this full destination, the registration plate has been relocated to an inset location within the rear bumper.

The brand new TransBus Mini Pointer-bodied Dart UKBUS3030 bus models will be distributed by John Ayrey Die-Casts Limited (UK), Transit Graphics (Australia), Porte Publishing Company (Japan), cnmycar.com (P. R. China) and Concorde Hobby Shop (HK) respectively. The UKBUS3030 model is limited to 1000 pieces worldwide.

Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

Creative Master Northcord Limited (CMNL)

------The World’s Miniature Bus Co.

Tuesday 2 April 2009


NEXT EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 13 April 2009:
29411 Bristol RELH Jones Omnibus Services Ltd CLICK HERE
29620 Leyland Olympian NORTHUMBRIA CLICK HERE
29906 AEC 10T10 Bus LONDON TRANSPORT CLICK HERE

EFE 34103 A CHANGE TO GARAGE PLATE AND RUNNING NUMBER
EFE have today advised a change to the Garage Plate and Running Number of the above model. The model will now display a yellow plate with Garage BK and Running Number 228

Wednesday 1 April 2009


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