August 2002 - News

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CORGI OOC RELEASES WEEK COMMENCING 2 SEPTEMBER
The following model is scheduled for release next week:
OM40303 Burlingham Seagull Western SMT (Dodds of Troon)

PLAXTON PRESIDENT LOTHIAN AIRLINK
Further to my news article of yesterday, the picture below shows V541 ESC in the latest Airlink Livery. The Photograph was taken on Waverley Bridge in Edinburgh whilst waiting to depart to Edinburgh Airport.

 

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Photograph www.geocities.com/fifebuses/index.html

Thursday 29 August 2002


MORE MODELS FROM CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD
It is rumoured that CMN will be releasing a Dennis Trident Plaxton President bodied model in the livery of Lothian Airlinks. Additionally that a two door version of the Dennis Trident Plaxton President will be released in the new year, the first model being in the livery of Metroline. I further understand that the Open Top Lothian Sightseeing model may be released in October/November.

I will let you know as soon as I hear anymore on the above.

Wednesday 28 August 2002


CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD PLAXTON PRESIDENT LOTHIAN BUSES SIGHTSEEING
I understand that this model will be released in City Sightseeing livery only and thus the ONLY release on this casting, it will not be certified and the intention is to market through tourist shops in all the locations that City Sightseeing serve.

Monday 26 August 2002


NEW MODEL ANNOUNCED BY CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD
CMN have announced a further Dennis Trident ALX400, this time in the livery of Stagecoach Manchester Golden Jubilee under stock code UKBUS1008

 

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Photograph Campbell Morrison

CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD EXPECTED RELEASE DATE
It is anticipated the the following model will be released during September
UKBUS1007 Dennis Trident ALX400 Travel West Midlands

Saturday 24 August 2002


CONFIRMED RELEASE OF EFE MODEL COLLECTOR MAGAZINE TITAN
I am very grateful to Bob Belcher for advising me of the release of:
28802 Leyland Titan London Transport and for sending me the picture shown below.

 

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Photograph Bob Belcher

Friday 23 August 2002


CONFIRMED RELEASES OF CORGI OOC AND EFE MODELS
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:

CORGI OOC
OM41001 AEC 4Q4 LT 1934 Wartime
OM41906 Leyland PD3/Queen Mary United (Southdown on loan)
OM44203 Neoplan Cityliner Harry Shaw

EFE
15713 Plaxton Panorama British Airways
18608 Bristol VR Open Top Southdown
28102 Alexander Atlantean A1 Service

Thursday 22 August 2002


CONFIRMED RELEASE OF C'sM MODELS
The following models have now been released and are on sale:
MCW73101A Metrobus LT Airbus A1 (version A) MK1 Double Door
MCW73101B Metrobus LT Airbus A1 (version B) MK1 Double Door

FURTHER MODELS ANNOUNCED BY EFE
The following models in addition to those previously announced are scheduled for release in September:
28804 Leyland Titan London Transport
28804SB Leyland Titan London Transport (Showbus)

PUBLICITY FOR THE BRITISH MODEL BUSES WEB SITE
I am very grateful to the editors of the following publications for featuring articles about the web site:
Model Collector Magazine (October 2002 issue)
Buses Magazine (September 2002 issue)
Cobham Bus Museum Magazine (No 37 Summer 2002 issue)
Australian Model Bus (July/August 2002 issue) - The journal of the Model Bus Association of Australia

Wednesday 21 August 2002


CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD CONFIRMED RELEASE
UKBUS1006 Dennis Trident ALX400 East Yorkshire has been released in Hong Kong

C'sM PROVISIONAL RELEASE DATE
MCW73301 is scheduled for release in the UK in mid September

Tuesday 20 August 2002


EMAIL NOW WORKING
The fault with my email has now been corrected, if you have had a mail returned undelivered over the last 3 or 4 days can you please resend it .

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

CORGI OOC
0M40503 Feltham Tram Sunderland
OM40804 Bristol Lodekka FS Alexander Fife
OM42406 AEC Reliance Plaxton Panorama Neath & Cardiff Express
OM45111 MCW Metrobus Maidstone & District
OM40803 Bristol Lodekka FS Brighton Hove & District (OOC Club 2002 model)

EFE
15911 Leyland PD1 Highbridge Barton
27608 Wrights Volvo Renown Travel West Midlands
99642 BET Todmorden
10128A AEC RT London Transport (red) (Sutton United FC model)

CORGI OOC RELEASES SCHEDULED WEEK COMMENCING 19 AUGUST
The following models are scheduled for release this week:
OM41001 AEC Q Single Deck London Transport 1934 Wartime
0M44203 Neoplan Cityliner Harry Shaw
OM41906 Queen Mary Open Top United

Monday 19 August 2002


RETURN FROM HOLIDAY
I have just returned home from holiday to be greeted by a huge pile of emails which will take me some hours to go through. I have also discovered that my email went down yesterday 17th August, unfortunately I will not be able to rectify the problem until tomorrow. If you have sent mail in the last few days that has been returned as undelivered can you please resend it tomorrow evening. I will endeavour to acknowledge all the mails I have received during the course of this coming week.

A news update will appear on this page tomorrow evening.

Sunday 18 August 2002


STAFF HOLIDAYS
Due to staff holidays the "office" will be shut for a couple of weeks. Look out for the next  bumper update which will be on 19th/20th August. In the meantime please keep the news items coming in and if you are out and about and you see any buses that have been represented in model form, please mail me a photo for the Gallery. I will deal with all correspondence on my return.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES SPECIAL MODEL - EFE WRIGHTS RENOWN FIRST MANCHESTER

I am grateful to Peter Crichton for sending me a photograph and details of this model.

Peter was a guest of First at the Commonwealth Games  on 31st July. His company have been helping with the scheduling of the Athlete's buses and he was given one of the models as a souvenir. It is a limited run of 400 and is solely for First Group to present to it's employees who have been involved in the games.

 

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Photograph Peter Crichton

 

CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD PLAXTON PRESIDENT

Please find below two photographs showing the pre production version of the open top Lothian Buses Sightseeing model.

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Photograph Campbell Morrison

 

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Photograph Campbell Morrison

Friday 2 August 2002


August 2002 - News

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