April 2010 - News

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MODELS FOR SALE

To view models from my collection for sale CLICK HERE

 

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM BRITBUS
I can confirm that the following model has now been released:
AN1-27 Leyland Atlantean Maidstone & District CLICK HERE

Friday 30 April 2010


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
17508 Leyland National MkII Long 1 Door Western Scottish CLICK HERE
30510 Guy GS London Country CLICK HERE
34104 AEC RT3 Greenline CLICK HERE 
37201 Foden S24 8 Wheel Oval Tanker Miers Transport Ltd CLICK HERE

Thursday 29 April 2010


MODEL COLLECTOR MAGAZINE - BUS MODEL OF THE YEAR
The June edition of Model Collector magazine arrived today and reveals the results of their 2009 annual awards.

EFE won the award for best 1:76th scale bus with their model:
36201 Routemaster RMA British European Airways + trailer
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

Oxford Diecast won the award for best manufacturer.

Tuesday 27th April 2010


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM OXFORD DIECAST
I can confirm that the following model has been released and is on sale:
NRTL002 RTL London Transport Country Area
Fleet number: RTL1256
Registration number: LYR 788
Route number: 341
Destination: Hertford
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

NEW BUS GARAGE KITS FROM KINGSWAY MODELS
Kingsway Models have announced the release of two new Garage kits:

MRSY - Midland Red's Shrewsbury depot, built in 1920 and extended over the years, with each successive extension not quite matching what was there before.
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE to view

SCHR - Southdown's Chichester - a much more modern building with a sweeping curved roof.
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE to view

Monday 26 April 2010


ATLAS EDITIONS BEDFORD OB
Further to my news article of Friday 16 April, many thanks to everyone who has written advising me that the OB is in Wallace Arnold livery.

Monday 19 April 2010


ATLAS EDITIONS MODELS ARRIVED TODAY
The first two of the Atlas Editions models which I ordered arrived today. I have photographed both models and the host of freebies that arrived with them. I have also scanned the two flyers that arrived with the parcel showing next months release (Bedford OB - Can anyone confirm the bus company please? I spoke with Atlas this evening just before they closed and the service agent did not have that information to hand). Atlas also confirmed that the next release after the OB will be a Q1 Trolleybus followed by the Leyland PD3.

As the Atlas models do not appear to have stock numbers, the numbers I have listed are numbers I have allocated them.

ATLAS0001 RTW London Transport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 5 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 6 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 7 CLICK HERE to view

ATLAS0002 Bristol Lodekka Southdown
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 5 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 6 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 7 CLICK HERE to view

Freebies
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

Flyers for forthcoming models
Bedford OB CLICK HERE to view
Other models CLICK HERE to view

PHOTOGRAPHS OF RECENT RELEASES
My very busy afternoon in my photographic studio continued with me photographing two recent releases:

Creative Master Northcord
UKBUS6029 Alexander Dennis Enviro400H Hybrid The Demonstrator
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

EFE
36002A Leyland RTL London Transport - Cobham 2010
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE to view

PHOTOGRAPHS OF A FEW RECENT ACQUISITIONS
I concluded my marathon photograph session with photographing four recent additions to my collection:

BRITBUS
AN1-18 Leyland Atlantean Southdown (Brighton & Hove)
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

AN1-19 Leyland Atlantean Southdown
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

EFE LT Museum commissioned model
31902A RML Routemaster Arriva London - LT Museum Acton October 2009
I purchased this yesterday in the LT Museum shop. If you would like to purchase on please contact the shop directly as they still have a number in stock.
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

COOEE COLLECTABLES
W6 No 1000 City Circle Tram. Melbourne Australia.
My brother very kindly bought me this model for my birthday on a recent trip to Australia
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

CORGI RELEASE UPDATE
I received a release update from Corgi this afternoon and NO buses are listed as having been scheduled for release between now and week commencing 24th May. This means we will not be seeing any Corgi bus releases before June at the earliest.

Friday 16 April 2010


NEXT EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 26th April 2010:
17508 Leyland National MkII Long 1 Door Western Scottish CLICK HERE
30510 Guy GS London Country CLICK HERE
34104 AEC RT3 Greenline CLICK HERE 
37201 Foden S24 8 Wheel Oval Tanker Miers Transport Ltd CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
EFE have confirm that the following models have now been released:

26207 Guy Arab 1 Utility Bus Bristol Tramways CLICK HERE
29805 Wright Dennis Lance Southend Transport CLICK HERE
28008 Daimler DMS 1 door Cornish Fairways N.B.C. CLICK HERE
22605 AEC Ergo artic Flatbed Western B.R.S CLICK HERE

EFE MODEL ANNOUNCED AT COBHAM STOCK CODE
Further to my News article of Sunday 11th, EFE have confirmed that the stock number for
the following model
AEC Mandator Pollock CLICK HERE is 35004

Wednesday 14 April 2010


WWW.TTCDIECAST.COM  - COMMISSIONED CMNL MODEL
Further to my Cobham report of last evening, I am grateful to www.ttcdiecast.com for sending me photographs of the bus to be represented as CMNL commissioned model UKBUS0032. I have also added these photographs to the Enviro 400 Album in the Gallery.

The photographs show Stagecoach in Cheltenham vehicle
Fleet number 15527
Registration number VX09 NBL

Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE to view

NEW KITS ANNOUNCED BY KINGSWAY MODELS
Kingsway models have announced the release of a  new bus station kit and a cinema kit. The bus station kit represents
Great Yarmouth Corporation's art deco styled building in Caister Road, that is now operated by First Eastern Counties, and also a cinema, which although perhaps not uniquely of bus interest, has Summer Holiday as one of the three films that can be advertised on the poster board. in the picture Cliff has parked his RT outside! Both kits and the rest of the range of 70 are available from www.kingswaymodels.com

Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE to view

2nd posting Monday 12 April 2010


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

UKBUS6029 Alexander Dennis Enviro400H Hybrid

The Demonstrator

Creative Master Northcord Limited is pleased to announce the second release of the newly retooled casting, Alexander Dennis Enviro400H Hybrid, the revolutionary modern double-decker in the United Kingdom. This is UKBUS6029 wearing Alexander Dennis demonstrator livery.

UKBUS6029 carries the registration number  SN59 AWW.

The Alexander Dennis Enviro400H Hybrid double decker has taken the market by storm with its excellent reliability and fuel consumption savings of greater than 30%. The hybrid drive system also delivers improved emissions including reduced Particulate Matter and Oxides of Nitrogen. This demonstrator vehicle was built to promote the Enviro400Hybrid around the UK when the government launched the Green Bus Fund and was seen at Lothian, Reading and Nottingham amongst others. The demonstrator was also most prominent during Coach and Bus Live 2009, at the NEC in that October, when it was used to give operators, and other interested parties, the opportunity to ride in this bus around the extensive road network at the NEC.

This Enviro400H is fitted with Cummins ISBe Euro V, EEV engine fitted in conjunction with the BAE system Hybridrive equipment. The BAE supplied batteries use Lithium lon technology. BAE systems have supplied more hybrid systems in buses worldwide although predominantly in the USA and the UK to date.

The 17 ADL hybrid vehicles in their first year of service have saved over 150 Tonnes of CO2.

The Alexander Dennis Enviro400H Hybrid UKBUS6029 is a one-piece casting whose clean lines accentuate the square-mounted, gasket windows and the livery application on which all logos and lettering are clearly legible. The livery promotes the green credentials of this type of bus by means of the large leaves on either side as well as the British content by means of the large representations of the Union Flag on either side at the rear dome.

Another main feature on the UKBUS6020 model is its dual individual tree protectors at the front. The front dome on the model is significant, with its curved windscreens on both upper and lower deck. The re-tooled UKBUS6029 model replicates all new items at the engine room correctly.

Creative Master Northcord is creating new design standards in the layout of the interior of both saloons. These features inside the compartments represent the really outstanding layout of the Enviro400H Hybrid in new specifications, such as, re-located destination blind at the rear, newly design ventilation grille above the lower-deck window at the back, and extensive portrayal of handrails on upper and lower deck, etc. The headlights at the front are made of individual components to look more realistic.

The brand new Enviro400 bus models will be distributed by John Ayrey Die-Casts Limited (UK), Transit Graphics (Australia), cnmycar.com (P. R. China), Porte Publishing Company (Japan) and Concorde Hobby Shop (HK) respectively. The UKBUS6029 model is limited to 1008 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 12 April 2010


COBHAM BUS MUSEUM - WISLEY NEWS
I have just returned from Wisley after an excellent day. The weather was fine and sunny temperature up to 15 degrees. The Cobham show model was on sale and had sold out completely by late morning.
36002A Leyland RTL London Transport (On Greenline route 718) CLICK HERE

If you have seen articles in any of the model/bus press to phone and order remaining stock from the show model please do not phone. I spoke with the shop manager Mr Richard Jones and he advised that there is absolutely no stock left to fulfil requests. He anticipates being inundated with calls but will be unable to assist.

EFE had a stand in the Hanger at the Museum and a number of new previously unannounced models were on display.

New models
22718 Alexander Y Type Starks (Dunbar) - June release
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view

26623 Plaxton Paramount Excelsior Holidays - June release
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view

32207 Bristol RELH United Counties - Release date not known
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view

35203 BET Northern - June release
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view

36202 RMA + Trailer BEA - June release
Please note the colour of the production version will be correct and not as shown
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view

Stock code Not know AEC Mandator Pollock
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view

Photographs of previously announced EFE models
Click on the links to view photographs of these two models announced earlier this week:
29306 Optare Olympian Liverpool Motor Services
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view

30511 Guy GS Special Stevenson's
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view

NEW COMMISSIONED MODEL FROM CREATIVE MATER NORTHCORD LTD
TTC Diecast had details of a new commissioned CMNL model on their stall and were taking orders. Orders can also be placed via their website
www.ttcdiecast.com

The model will feature an Enviro 400 on Scania Chassis in the livery of Stagecoach Goldline.
Catalogue number UKBUS0032 and will be limited to 500 pieces with a split destination
Destination 1 Route 94 Cheltenham 250 pieces
Destination 2 Route 94 Gloucester 250 pieces
The model is priced at £47.99 inc P&P or one of each destination for £90.00. Purchasers will also be able to purchase UKBUS0011 Mercedes-Benz Citaro G - Stagecoach in London for £10.00

I hope to be able to publish a photograph of the vehicle being modelled in the near future. In the mean time see the article below of a couple of liveries which caught my eye at Cobham which show a similar vehicle and livery to the one being modelled

A couple of buses which caught my eye
I made a point this time of having a good look at the real buses on display on the runway (rather than spending most of the day at the Museum and looking at stalls) and found a couple of new buses I particularly liked. Future models??:

Enviro 400 Stagecoach Goldline (Similar to above article)
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE to view

Enviro 400 Stagecoach Southdown
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 5 CLICK HERE to view

Sunday 11 April 2010


EFE TOOLING UPDATE
The latest edition of the EFE Subscriber newsletter arrived today. EFE advise that further to their announcement at Showbus 2009 the new tooling is underway to provide the Bristol VR1 and flat fronted VR2:
To view Bristol VR1 CLICK HERE

Two New casting variants announced in the newsletter
These will be variants on the Alexander Y Type and will include a new "Bus" style interior and a Bristol style front for use with the bus or coach variation:
To view Alexander Y Type Bristol RELL CLICK HERE
To view Alexander Y Type Bus CLICK HERE

Two new models are announced
No other details are known at this time:
29306 Optare Olympian Liverpool Motor Services
30511 Guy GS Special Stevenson's

Friday 9 April 2010


ATLAS EDITIONS SOUTHDOWN LODEKKA RELEASED
Speaking to Atlas Editions today they advised me that the London Transport RTW I ordered had now been posted to me together with the Southdown Bristol Lodekka I also ordered. I will let you know when they arrive.

Thursday 8 April 2010


CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD - PRESS RELEASE
The following press releases have been received this morning from CMNL:

UKBUS2017 Plaxton President-bodied Dennis Trident

Stagecoach in Hull

There has been a bit of silence of its Plaxton President-bodied Dennis Trident replicas in the past 13 months, but now Creative Master Northcord Limited (CMNL) has proudly released its latest single door version of this casting. It is UKBUS2017, carrying Stagecoach in Hull colours.

UKBUS2017 represents fleet number 18023 (MX53 FLC).

18023 is one of a batch of 17 Dennis Tridents with Plaxton President bodywork transferred from Stagecoach Manchester during 2008 to the Stagecoach in Hull fleet. Wearing the “Frequento” branding, the bus is showing the Service 43 Greatfield number which is one of Hull’s many “Frequento” routes providing a ten minute frequency throughout the main day. Also above the entrance doors can be seen the logo fitted to all the Hull buses to mark the 110th anniversary of the former Transport Department which took place on the 5th July 2009.

This is the second such “frequento” model produced by CMNL. The first was ALX400 UKBUS0024, a commissioned model produced for Octo Models / Ryanbus.

The Plaxton President UKBUS2017 is a one-piece casting whose clean lines accentuate the square-mounted, bonded windows and the livery application on which all logos and lettering are clearly legible.

The brand new Plaxton President UKBUS2017 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 UKBUS2017 model is limited to 900 pieces worldwide.

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

UKBUS9003 Scania OmniCity

Metrobus

Creative Master Northcord Limited is pleased to announce the release of UKBUS9003, the Polish-built double-deck single-door Scania OmniCity and the distinctive, modern double-decker in the United Kingdom.

The third livery to be carried on the brand new model is Metrobus, part of the Go-Ahead Group, with standard livery.

UKBUS9003 represents fleet number 953 (YN08 OBP).

YN08 OBP (953) was delivered to Metrobus in July 2008 for use on route 409 (East Grinstead – Croydon) and 411 (Redhill – Chelsham Common). It joined sister vehicle YN08 OBR operating from Crawley depot.

The Metrobus fleet already contained single deck Scania OmniTown and OmniCity vshicles and double deck Scania OmniDekkas and a large number of dual doored Scania OmniCity double decks have subsequently been delivered for the use on Transport for London routes from Croydon depot.

The UKBUS9000 series is seeing a new design feature for the first time on a CMNL UKBUSseries double deck model - namely the side windows are all fitted from the outside. This method gives a smoother finish to the model’s sides that can assist in the application of tampo printing and waterslide decals.

The roof of UKBUS9000 models features many of the add-on vents or aerial cover.

The Polish-built OmniCity double-decker UKBUS9003 is a one-piece casting whose clean lines accentuate the square-mounted, bonded windows and the livery application on which all logos and lettering are clearly legible. Another main feature on the UKBUS9003 model is its single tree protector at the front. The front dome on the model is significant, with its curved windscreen, and the large windscreen on the lower deck is a single-piece unit without any centre dividing strip.

Creative Master Northcord is creating new design standards in the layout of the interior of both saloons. These features inside the compartments represent the really outstanding layout of the OmniCity, such as an additional window at the back, above the rearmost double seats, the additional ventilation equipment on the upper deck ceiling above the straight staircase, and the extensive portrayal of handrails on the upper and lower deck, etc. The headlights and turning signal lights at the front are made of individual components to look more realistic.

The brand new OmniCity bus models will be distributed by John Ayrey Die-Casts Limited (UK), Transit Graphics (Australia), Porte Publishing Company (Japan) and Concorde Hobby Shop (HK) respectively. The UKBUS9003 model is limited to 900 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.

HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOGRAPHS
Click on the links below to view additional high resolution photographs of the two CMNL models detailed above:

UKBUS2017 Plaxton President-bodied Dennis Trident Stagecoach in Hull

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

UKBUS9003 Scania OmniCity Metrobus

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

Wednesday 7 April 2010


PHOTOGRAPHS OF SOME RECENTLY RELEASED OXFORD DIECAST MODELS
Click on the links below to view photographs of 4 recent Oxford Diecast releases:

NQM002 Queen Mary London Country
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

NQM004 Queen Mary Southdown 
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

NRT004 AEC RT London Transport (Country) 
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

NRT005 AEC RT London Country
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

CORGI AND EFE AT COBHAM
Corgi and EFE have advised me that they will be at Cobham on Sunday 11th April. Both will be displaying forthcoming models from their respective ranges.

Thursday 1 April 2010


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