April 2013 - News

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MODELS FOR SALE

To view models from my collection for sale CLICK HERE

 

Buses in the Snow Winter 2012/2013 Gallery Page CLICK HERE

London Bus Museum Spring Gathering 21st April 2013 CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models went on sale last week:
14409 Leyland National MKI Short - Grey Green CLICK HERE
24819 Plaxton Minibus Norfolk Green CLICK HERE
31707 Routemaster RMC Coach Greenline (Stagecoach) CLICK HERE

NEXT EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
The following models are scheduled for release week commencing 13th May:
29413 Bristol RELL D/P Coach Badgerline CLICK HERE
20454 Bristol VR3 West Yorkshire CLICK HERE

Monday 29th April 2013


NORTHCORD MODEL COMPANY RECENTLY ANNOUNCED MODELS
Further to my news of 17th April 2013, click on the links below to view photographs of the real buses being modelled:
UKBUS6034 ADL Enviro400H Hybrid Stagecoach in Oxford CLICK HERE
UKBUS6035 ADL Enviro400H Hybrid Stagecoach Manchester CLICK HERE

LONDON BUS MUSEUM SHOW UPDATE
Unfortunately an extremely busy week at work has meant I have not yet had sufficient time to set up the webpage and add photographs. I will publish a page as soon as I am able.

Thursday 25th April 2013


OXFORD DIECAST MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
The following Oxford Diecast models are scheduled for release on or about 3rd May:
NTR007 Edinburgh Tram CLICK HERE
76AEC013 AEC Matador Wrecker Bradford CLICK HERE
76OWB007 Bedford OWB Bertram Mills CLICK HERE

NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY BT-MODELS
The following new models have been announced by BT-Models:
B016A Leyland Leopard - Wallace Arnold (Grey) SWW142R CLICK HERE
B016B Leyland Leopard - Wallace Arnold (Grey) Evan Evans SWW130R CLICK HERE
B105A Bristol Lodekka LD1 - West Riding (401) CLICK HERE (Left hand model in photo)
B105B Bristol Lodekka LD1 - West Riding (418) CLICK HERE (Right hand model in photo)

Wednesday 24th April 2013


PHOTOGRAPHS OF LONDON BUS MUSEUM MODEL
Click on the links below to view photographs of the model released at yesterdays Show:
34204A AEC RLH London Transport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE

Monday 22nd April 2013


NEWS FROM LONDON BUS MUSEUM SPRING GATHERING
A quick report from the Museum today, I hope to put together a whole page report over the next few days:

Confirmed release EFE commissioned model
The Show model was released today, there were still a small number left about 4.00pm:
34204A RLH London Transport RLH53
CLICK HERE

RLH53 is one of the Museums buses and is currently awaiting restoration. Click on the links below to view photographs of the real RLH53 in the Museum
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE

Jotus Resin Leyland CR - Prototype
The prototype of this model was at the Museum's shop today and I understand received quite a number of very complimentary comments:
Leyland CR London Transport prototype CLICK HERE

For those not familiar with the Leyland CR, click on the links below to view a couple of photographs of the Museums CR16:
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Confirmed release of TTC Diecast Resin model
RES7001B Optare Spectra - East London Coaches
A small number of the models were on sale today, I understand the reminder of the stock is arriving later this week. The model is certificated at 200 pieces:
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

TTC also had for sale a number of their Showbus 2011 FRM models from which the Showbus side adverts had been removed.

Sunday 21st April 2013


THREE NEW MODELS FROM EFE
EFE have today announced three new models:

24328 30 BET Style Coach - Isle of Man
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 55
Registration number: 3681 MN
Route number: - 
Destination: Peel via Strang
Anticipated release date: July

28010 Daimler DMS Bus Bexleybus
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 81
Registration number: THM 656M
Route number: 99
Destination: Woolwich
Anticipated release date: June

31305 Leyland Fleetline B20 - London General
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: DMS 2505
Registration number: THX 505S
Route number: 37
Destination: Clapham Common Station
Anticipated release date: June

LONDON BUS MUSEUM - EFE COMMISSIONED MODEL ON SALE THIS WEEKEND
A reminder that the London Bus Museum have commissioned a model for this Sundays Spring Gathering:
34204A RLH London Transport and features one of the Museums own preserved buses RLH53 To view a photograph of the model
CLICK HERE. To view the Museums announcement of the model and for full details CLICK HERE to visit my News of 28th February.

Thursday 18th April 2013


NEW RESIN CASTING ANNOUNCED BY JOTUS.COM
Jotus .com have announced a new resin casting, it features the London Transport Leyland CR. I understand that a sample of the prototype will be in the London Bus Museum shop on Sunday at their Show. If you are visiting the shop to view the new model, please buy something whilst you are there. The Museum is a charity run by volunteers.

Click on the links below to view photographs of an early sample:
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE
Photograph 5 CLICK HERE
Photograph 6 CLICK HERE
Photograph 7 CLICK HERE
Photograph 8 CLICK HERE
Photograph 9 CLICK HERE

TWO NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY THE NORTHCORD MODEL COMPANY
Many thanks to Peter at Yardley Wood for advising me of two new models from the Northcord Model Company. Both these models were previously announced as Creative Master Northcord Ltd models:
UKBUS6034 ADL Enviro400H Hybrid Stagecoach in Oxford 
UKBUS6035 ADL Enviro400H Hybrid Stagecoach Manchester

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM FORWARD MODELS
Again many thanks to Peter at Yardley Wood for advising me that the following models have now been released:

NDB-06 Birmingham Daimler MOF 225 on route 24 (this is now preserved and often appears at rallies)
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
NGB-07 Birmingham Guy Arab JOJ 935 on route 41
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
NGB-08 Birmingham Guy Arab LOG 301 on route 44
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
NGW-09 West Midlands PTE Guy Arab JOJ 613 on route 90
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
NGW-10 West Midlands PTE Guy Arab MOF 58 on route 16
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE

Wednesday 17th April 2013


CONFIRMED RELEASE EFE COMMISSIONED MODEL
I can confirm that the following model was released today at the LT Museum Acton open weekend. When I left at 4.00pm there were still plenty left:
14205A Bristol Lodekka - Eastern National CLICK HERE

2nd posting Saturday 13th April 2013


TYPING ERROR
Apologies but due to a typing error I published the incorrect stock code for this weekends Acton model. It should have read 14205A

Saturday 13th April 2013


EFE COMMISSIONED MODEL FOR THIS WEEKENDS LT MUSEUM - ACTON OPEN WEEKEND
EFE have today advised that the following model has been commissioned by the LT Museum for this weekends Acton event. Click on the links below to view photographs of the production version of the model courtesy of EFE:
14205A 14025 Bristol Lodekka - Eastern National
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 2785
Registration number: 936 LWC
Route: 30
Destination: London (Bow)

CORGI OOC MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi have advised today that the following models are now scheduled for release:

Week commencing 29th April:
OM41228A Wright Gemini Finglands - 500 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM41228B Wright Gemini Finglands - 500 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Week commencing 13th May:
OM46605 New Bus for London Arriva London 'MAMMA MIA' - 1500 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46606 New Bus for London Arriva London 'We Will Rock You' - 1500 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

PHOTOGRAPHS OF RECENTLY RELEASED OXFORD DIECAST MODELS
Click on the links below to view photographs of the models I reported as released yesterday evening:
76AEC015 AEC Matador East Kent
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
NQM007 Queen Mary British Shoe Corporation
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
NRF007 AEC RF Greenline Modernised
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Friday 12th April 2013


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM OXFORD DIECAST
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale, I hope to publish photograph of all three models tomorrow evening:
76AEC015 AEC Matador East Kent
NQM007 Queen Mary British Shoe Corporation
NRF007 AEC RF Greenline Modern

PHOTOGRAPHS OF RECENTLY RELEASED ATLAS 3EDITIONS MODEL
Click on the links below to view photographs of the recently released model 4645101 Burlingham Seagull Coach - Whittles. This model is the first in the new "Coach series". I was pleased to find that the model was not permanently fixed to the base like the British Bus series, this one is fixed with two small cross-head screws which were easily removed. Interestingly there is no clue as to the origin of the model on the base plate, however the Corgi stock code of CP40307 is embossed on the plastic packaging used to support the model in the box:

Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

Thursday 11th April 2013


PHOTOGRAPHS OF NEW EFE MODEL REPORTED LAST EVENING
Further to my news of last evening, click on the links below to view photographs of 38108 Bristol VRT Eastern Counties, I am also able to confirm the fleet number (see below):

38108 Bristol VRT Eastern Counties
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: VR 408
Registration number: HAL 104K
Route number: 118
Destination: Cambridge

EFE CONFIRMED RELEASES
EFE have confirmed that they have now released the following two models and they start sending them to the shops today:
17705 Leyland National MkII Long 1 Door Cumberland N.B.C. CLICK HERE
32307 Bristol RELH Coach Eastern Counties CLICK HERE

Tuesday 9th April 2013


THREE NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY EFE
EFE announced 3 new models on their stand at the
South East Bus Festival 2013 last Saturday 6th April, I hope to publish photographs of 38108 tomorrow:

18012 Daimler/MCW Fleetline - East Yorkshire
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 911
Registration number: HFT 387
Route number: 92
Destination: Circular via Cottingham and Willerby

20454 Bristol VR3 - West Yorkshire
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 1707
Registration number: AYG 850S
Route number: 734
Destination: Ilkley

38108 Bristol VRT Eastern Counties
Fleet number: To be confirmed
Registration number: HAL 104K
Route number: 118
Destination: Cambridge

Monday 8th April 2013


PHOTOGRAPHS OF RECENTLY RELEASED ATLAS EDITIONS MODEL
Click on the links below to view photographs of the following model (part of the Eddie Stobart collection) released earlier this week:
4649114 Scania Irizar Coach - Eddie Stobart
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE
Photograph 5 CLICK HERE
Photograph 6 CLICK HERE
Photograph 7 CLICK HERE

2nd posting Saturday 6th April 2013


CORGI OOC MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi have advised that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 29th April:
OM41228A Wright Gemini Finglands - 500 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM41228B Wright Gemini Finglands - 500 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Saturday 6th April 2013


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised that the following models are scheduled for release next week (commencing 8th April):
17705 Leyland National MkII Long 1 Door Cumberland N.B.C. CLICK HERE
32307 Bristol RELH Coach Eastern Counties CLICK HERE

EFE AT KENT SHOWGROUND THIS WEEKEND
EFE have advised that they will be attending the South East Bus Festival 2013 at the Kent Showground this Saturday 6th April 2013. They are looking forward to meeting Subscribers and other visitors and will have some of the recently announced models on display.

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM ATLAS EDITIONS
Atlas Editions have now released their Scania tri-axle Irizar coach in Stobart livery as part of their Eddie Stobart collection. My model arrived this morning. I hope to publish photographs over the next couple of days.

Wednesday 3rd April 2013


EFE ANNOUNCE NEW MODELS
Seven new models have been announced together with details of one previously announced model:

14016 Bristol FLF Lodekka - Western National
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 2074
Registration number: AUO 521B
Route number: 547
Destination: St. Ives
Anticipated release date: MAY

14408 Leyland National MKI Short - Manchester G.M.P.T.E.
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 105 WE
Registration number: HNB 24N
Route number: 26
Destination: Manchester
Anticipated release date: MAY

14409 Leyland National MKI Short - Grey Green
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 808
Registration number: UPB 296S
Route number: 150
Destination: Tunbridge Wells
Anticipated release date: APRIL

29413 Bristol RELL D/P Coach - Badgerline
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: WS 2076
Registration number: GHY 138K
Route number: 163
Destination: Taunton
Anticipated release date: APRIL

32004 RCL Routemaster - London Country
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RCL 2260
Registration number: CUV 260C
Route number: 405
Destination: West Croydon
Anticipated release date: MAY

32306 Bristol RELH Coach - Southern National
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 1468
Registration number: RDV 419H
Route number: 600
Destination: Bristol
Anticipated release date: MAY

33105 RMC Open Top Routemaster Coach - First
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RMC 1510
Registration number: 510 CLT
Route number: 9
Destination: Royal Albert Hall
Anticipated release date: MAY

34109 AEC RT Bus - Greenline / Ensign
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RT 3232
Registration number: KYY 961
Route number: X81
Destination: Gravesend Clock Tower
Anticipated release date: May

Tuesday 2nd April 2013


NEW "TRAMS OF THE WORLD" COLLECTION ANNOUNCED BY ATLAS EDITIONS
Further to my news of 29th March 2013, Atlas have announced a new "Trams of the World" Collection on their website CLICK HERE

The first four models shown in release order listed are:
1. Blackpool Balloon Tram
2. Feltham Tram
3. Blackpool Brush Tram
4. Hong Kong Tram

The usual cheap first model a discount on the second model and a selection of freebies are shown.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF RECENTLY RELEASED CORGI OOC CLUB MODEL
Many thanks to James Dawkins for sending me photograph of his model:
OM46603 NBfL Singing in the Rain Corgi OOC Club
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE
Photograph 5 CLICK HERE

ATLAS EDITIONS RELEASING EDDIE STOBART TRI-AXLE SCANIA IRIZAR
I have read unconfirmed reports today that Atlas Editions have begun posting out their Eddie Stobart tri-axle Scania Irizar.

Monday 1st April 2013


April 2013 - News

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