April 2014 - News

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MODELS FOR SALE

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OXFORD DIECAST RELEASED MODELS PHOTOGRAPHS
Further to my news of yesterday, click on the links below to view photographs of the models:
NPP002 Plaxton Panorama I Southdown
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: -
Registration number: BUF 90C
Route number: -
Destination: Worthing

NUT002 London Transport Guy Arab Utility
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: G351
Registration number: HGC 130
Route number: 175
Destination: Collier Row

The livery for this model with the exact same route, destination and adverts can be found on my Gallery page for Guy Arab G351 CLICK HERE This actual vehicle is preserved by the London Bus Museum.

Tuesday 29th April 2014


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM OXFORD DIECAST
I can confirm that the following models have now been released:
NPP002 Plaxton Panorama I Southdown CLICK HERE
NUT002 London Transport Guy Arab Utility CLICK HERE

JOTUS LEYLAND CR14 - RS-76641
Further to my news of 22nd April, many thanks to Neil at Time Tunnel Models for advising me that it is now possible to order the above model which he is listing for 84.99

Monday 28th April 2014


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE AND ATLAS EDITIONS
I can confirm that the following models have now been released:

EFE
12121 Harrington Cavalier Northern General - CLICK HERE
38901 RCL Routemaster Coach London Transport CLICK HERE

Atlas Editions - World Trams
7519001 Herdbrand/A.E.G TW4 Tram - Halle
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 4
Destination: Bahnhof - Steinweg

Friday 25th April 2014


JOTUS.COM PHOTOGRAPHS AND DETAILS OF NEW LEYLAND CR MODEL
Further to my News of 17th April, jotus.com have now sent me photographs of CR14. It was hoped that this model would be released in Hong Kong on 27th April, but Jotus have advised that it might be delayed, they will send me confirmation of the release date as soon as it is known:
Stock code: RS-76641
Leyland CR - London Transport
Fleet number: CR14
Registration number: FXT 120
Route number: 25B
Destination: Victoria
Quantity: Not advised at this time
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE
Photograph 5 CLICK HERE
Photograph 6 CLICK HERE

2nd Posting Tuesday 22nd April 2014


EFE 3RD SUBSCRIBER NEWSLETTER 2014
The Newsletter has just arrived and has a couple of items of interest.

Mr Joyce mentions the ongoing production difficulties with China and explains that they are working with the factories to increase manufacturing capacity, but it will take some time to see the results of this. Additionally he mentions that to keep collectors supplied some models will be similar to vehicles previously released but with authentic new liveries.

Subscriber only model AEC 10T10 in Ensign buses American Clubmobile livery has almost sold out and are in short supply if any Subscribers have not yet ordered one and want one.

Brief details of two new models are also given:
26328 Guy Arab utility - London transport (Grey)
38112 Bristol VRT - Western National

EFE RELEASES THIS WEEK
EFE have advised that there will just be two releases this week:
12121 Harrington Cavalier Northern General - CLICK HERE
38901 RCL Routemaster Coach London Transport CLICK HERE

The AEC Renown will now be an early May release:
30714 AEC Renown A1 Services CLICK HERE

Tuesday 22nd April 2014


PHOTOGRAPHS OF A RECENT ADDITION TO MY COLLECTION
I thought I would include a few photographs of a recent and rather belated Corgi addition to my collection:
OM45312 Bova Futura coach - Eddie Stobart
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

PHOTOGRAPHS OF TWO RECENT RELEASES FROM BT-MODELS
B109A Bristol Lodekka LD1 SR West Yorkshire
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: DX46
Registration number: RWY 824
Route number: 53
Destination: Bradford

B109B Bristol Lodekka LD1 SR West Yorkshire
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: DX23
Registration number: OWX 167
Route number: 53
Destination: Harrogate

PHOTOGRAPHS OF TWO PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED MODELS FROM BT-MODELS
John Ayrey have now published photographs of the following two models that were announced a number of weeks ago:
B110A Bristol Lodekka LD1 SR - Midland General
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 436
Registration number: VRB 522
Route number: D8 
Destination: Chesterfield

B110B Bristol Lodekka LD1 SR - Notts & Derby Traction Co
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 468
Registration number: 17 DRB
Route number: C6
Destination: Nottingham

Sunday 20th April 2014


LONDON BUS MUSEUM MODEL - ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS
Further to my news of Sunday 13th April, click on the links below to view photographs of the model released last Sunday together with the Jotus.com stock code and details:
RS-76640 Leyland CR - London Transport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: CR16
Registration number: FXT 122
Route: 387
Destination: Tring Stn
Quantity produced: 200 pieces

Friday 18th April 2014


NEW RESIN LEYLAND CR MODEL ANNOUNCED BY JOTUS.COM
Following on from the success of their London Bus Museum commissioned model of CR16 in London Transport green (see news of 13th April below), Jotus.com have advised that they will be releasing a standard release Leyland CR model in London transport green, this time representing CR14. The model will be released in Hong Kong on 27th April. I will let you have further details and photographs as soon as I receive them.

CORGI OOC MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi have advised that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 5th May, the size of the production run has not been given at this time:
OM46609A New Bus for London Metro Line
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46609B New Bus for London Metro Line
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM BT-MODELS
I can confirm that the following two models have now been released and are on sale:
B109A Bristol Lodekka LD1 SR West Yorkshire CLICK HERE
B109B Bristol Lodekka LD1 SR West Yorkshire CLICK HERE

Thursday 17th April 2014


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised me that the following models are scheduled for releases week commencing 21st April:
12121 Harrington Cavalier Northern General - CLICK HERE
38901 RCL Routemaster Coach London Transport CLICK HERE

If it is ready in time the following model will also be released if not it will be released during May:
30714 AEC Renown A1 Services CLICK HERE

Tuesday 15th April 2014


LONDON BUS MUSEUM SPRING GATHERING BROOKLANDS
I attended the event today but unfortunately could not get there until just before 2.00pm. The weather was unbroken sunshine with temperature of about 18/19 degrees. My only complaint about the weather was the very bright sun made photography around the site difficult on occasions.

EFE did not attend the event so there is no news from them.

Further to my report of 9th April (below), the Museum's show model was on sale today and is limited to 200 pieces. There were some models left at the end of the day but I do not know how many. The Museum also had on display a completed kit model in 1:76th scale of the Museums AEC Regal 4 Prototype UMP 227. The kit is not yet available for sale and I do not know what the retail price will be.

To view photographs of the two models click on the links below. I have only had time for a couple of very quick photographs of my Show model and hope to take some higher quality images later this coming week.

Show model
Jotus Leyland CR London Transport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Museum - Kit model
AEC Regal 4 Prototype UMP 227 - Kit
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE

I hope to publish a more detailed report from the Show later this week.

Sunday 13th April 2014


LONDON BUS MUSEUM SPRING GATHERING - MODEL
The London Bus Museum have advised that stock of their Spring Gathering special model should arrive in the UK tomorrow, to be on sale this Sunday at the Show at Brooklands. As previously reported on 27th February, the model will be a Jotus resin Leyland CR representing the Museums own CR16 CLICK HERE to view a photograph of a pre-production sample of the model.

The Museum have advised that the model will be priced at 65 with a 10% discount for London Bus Museum members (58.50) plus 5.00 post and packing if required.

Wednesday 9th April 2014


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have been released and are on sale:
26327 Guy Arab 2 Utility Stockport - CLICK HERE
36102 Trader Luton Box Van Marley Tiles CLICK HERE

I have not received confirmation that 12121 has also been released so it may now be a late April release.

Tuesday 8th April 2014


POSSIBLE COMMISSIONED MODEL FROM THE ROUTEMASTER ASSOCIATION
The latest on-line Newsletter from the Association has arrived and mentions a possible commissioned model for the Routemaster 60 event in July:

"Routemaster 60 Commemorative model
We are looking into producing a commemorative 1:76 scale Routemaster model for the Routemaster 60 event in July. This will be a small production run, and it is hoped that the model will be priced around the 30.00 to 32.50 mark.

If there is sufficient interest, then we will go ahead and produce this model".

I will let you know if I hear more.

Sunday 6th April 2014


NO CORGI OOC MODELS SCHEDULED DURING REMAINDER OF APRIL
Corgi have sent me a list of their scheduled releases for weeks commencing 14th and 28th April, there are no buses currently scheduled for release.

Friday 4th April 2014


PHOTOGRAPHS OF RECENTLY ANNOUNCED EFE MODELS
Click on the links below to view photographs of the EFE models announced last week:

12120 Harrington Cavalier - Timpsons & Son CLICK HERE
Fleet number: -
Registration number: XXT 518
Route: -
Destination: Evening Tour
Anticipated release date: June 

24905 Plaxton Minibus - Metrobus CLICK HERE
Fleet number: - 
Registration number: F123 TRU
Route: 351
Destination: Bromley North Station
Anticipated release date: May

30714 AEC Renown - A1 Services CLICK HERE
Fleet number: -
Registration number: ASD 890B
Route: -
Destination:
Ardrossan via Springvale
Anticipated release date: May

35211 36ft BET Style Bus - Bournemouth Transport CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 102
Registration number: CRU 102C
Route: 1
Destination: Circular Tour 
Anticipated release date: June

36005 Leyland RTL Bus - Chieftain CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 52
Registration number: YVA 776
Route: -
Destination: Eaglesham
Anticipated release date: May

38114 Bristol VRT 2 - Ribble Motor Services CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 2000
Registration number: OCK 100K
Route: 660
Destination: Harraby East
Anticipated release date: May

EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
A reminder that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 7th April:
26327 Guy Arab 2 Utility Stockport - CLICK HERE
36102 Trader Luton Box Van Marley Tiles CLICK HERE

If it is ready in time the following model will also be released, if it is not ready it will be a late April release:
12121 Harrington Cavalier Northern General - CLICK HERE

Wednesday 2nd April 2014


April 2014 - News

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