December 2015 - News

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MODELS FOR SALE

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SHOWBUS 2015 REPORT CLICK HERE


MODELS RELEASED JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS
The following models were released in the week before Christmas:

Corgi OOC
OM46507A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Delaine
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46507B  Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Delaine
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Oxford Diecast
SP02- Routemaster - Christmas 2015 - Collectors Club Model 2015
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

HAPPY NEW YEAR
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year. I would also like to say thank you to everybody who contributed to the site over the last 12 months. All contributions are always very much appreciated.

Thursday 31st December 2015


HAPPY CHRISTMAS
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and I hope Santa is kind to you. Thank you to everybody who has contacted me with best wishes. Many thanks to John Bennett for sending me the Home page Christmas photograph.

BUSES IN THE RAIN/FLOODS
In the past when we have had periods of heavy snow, I have published a Gallery page of contributions showing buses from all over the country battling through the wintry weather. This year November and December has seen substantial flooding in parts of the country. If anyone has taken any photographs showing buses in the adverse weather that they would not mind sharing then I will create a Gallery page of the contributions CLICK HERE to email me if you can assist. Should we get any heavy snow fall as the winter progresses then I can add further contributions and change the file to Winter 2015/2016

Thursday 24th December 2015


CORGI JANUARY TO JUNE 2016 - VEHICLE DETAILS ADDED
I have now added the vehicle details:

OM41230A Wright Eclipse Gemini - First West Yorkshire, Brian Parkin Livery
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 7674
Registration number: YJ58 RTV
Route number: 33 
Destination: Leeds
Anticipated release date: Mar-16

OM41230B Wright Eclipse Gemini - First West Yorkshire, Brian Parkin Livery
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 7674
Registration number: YJ58 RTV
Route number: 87
Destination: Morley via Parkwood
Anticipated release date:Mar-16

OM41417A Daimler ROE - Glasgow Corporation,   
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: D200
Registration number: SGD 184 or  SGD 249 (The photographs show two different registration numbers)
Route number:45
Destination: Rouken Glen
Anticipated release date: Jan-16

OM41417B Daimler ROE - Glasgow Corporation
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: D200
Registration number: SGD 184 or  SGD 249 (The photographs show two different registration numbers)
Route number: 48A
Destination: Priesthill
Anticipated release date: Jan-16

OM41418A AEC Regent V - Ipswich Corporation
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 34
Registration number: HPV 34
Route number: X 
Destination: Ipswich Station
Anticipated release date: Apr-16

OM41418B AEC Regent V - Ipswich Corporation
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 34
Registration number: HPV 34
Route number: 3
Destination: Rushmere Heath
Anticipated release date: Apr-16

OM41913A Leyland PD3 'Queen Mary' Open Top - Southdown Motor Services
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 402
Registration number: 402 DCD
Route number: 197
Destination: Eastbourne via & Birling Gap
Anticipated release date: Jun-16

OM41913B Leyland PD3 'Queen Mary' Open Top - Southdown Motor Services
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 402
Registration number: 402 DCD
Route number: 197
Destination: Top of Beachy Head
Anticipated release date: Jun-16

OM46310 Corgi 60th Classic Routemaster - London Transport 
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RM1692
Registration number: 692 DYE
Route number: 2
Destination: Golders Green Station
Anticipated release date: Jan-16

OM46510A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Transdev " The Witch Way"
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 2766
Registration number: BF63 HCE
Route number:X43
Destination: Burnley Bus Station
Anticipated release date: Jan-16

OM46510B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Transdev "The Witch Way"
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 2766
Registration number: BF63 HCE
Route number: X43
Destination: Manchester Chorlton Street 
Anticipated release date: Jan-16

OM46613 Corgi 60th - New Routemaster - London United
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: LT71
Registration number: LTZ1071
Route number: 9
Destination: Hammersmith
Anticipated release date: Jan-16

OM46614A New Routemaster - Go-Ahead London
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: LT189
Registration number: LTZ1189
Route number: 453
Destination: Deptford Bridge
Anticipated release date:Feb-16

OM46614B New Routemaster - Go-Ahead London
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: LT189
Registration number: LTZ 1189
Route number: 453
Destination: Marylebone
Anticipated release date: Feb-16

OM46615A New Routemaster - Arriva
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: LT341
Registration number: LTZ 1341
Route number: 137
Destination: Streatham Hill 
Anticipated release date: May-16

OM46615B New Routemaster - Arriva
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: LT341
Registration number: LTZ 1341
Route number: 137
Destination: Oxford Circus
Anticipated release date: May-16

Bus related model
CC82326 The 90th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Die-Cast Souvenir Classic Routemaster Apr-16
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE

Wednesday 16th December 2015


CORGI JANUARY TO JUNE 2016 CATALOGUE ANNOUNCED
Corgi announced their first half 2016 catalogue earlier today, I will add further details and photographs during the course of this evening:

OM41230A Wright Eclipse Gemini, First West Yorkshire, Brian Parkin Livery, 33 Leeds Mar-16
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM41230B Wright Eclipse Gemini, First West Yorkshire, Brian Parkin Livery, 87 Morley via Parkwood Mar-16
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM41417A Daimler ROE, Glasgow Corporation, 45 Rouken Glen Jan-16
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM41417B Daimler ROE, Glasgow Corporation, 48A Priesthill Jan-16
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM41418A AEC Regent V, Ipswich Corporation, X Ipswich Station Apr-16
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM41418B AEC Regent V, Ipswich Corporation, 3 Rushmere Heath Apr-16
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM41913A Leyland PD3 'Queen Mary' Open Top, Southdown Motor Services, 197 Eastbourne via & Birling Gap Jun-16
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM41913B Leyland PD3 'Queen Mary' Open Top, Southdown Motor Services, 197 Top of Beachy Head Jun-16
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46310 Corgi 60th Classic Routemaster, London Transport Jan-16
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46510A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2, The Witch Way, X43 Burnley Bus Station Jan-16
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46510B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2, The Witch Way, X43 Manchester Chorlton Street Jan-16
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46613 Corgi 60th - New Routemaster, 9 Hammersmith Jan-16
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46614A New Routemaster, Go-Ahead London, 453 Deptford Bridge Feb-16
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46614B New Routemaster, Go-Ahead London, 453 Marylebone Feb-16
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46615A New Routemaster, Arriva, 137 Streatham Hill May-16
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46615B New Routemaster, Arriva, 137 Oxford Circus May-16
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Bus related model
CC82326 The 90th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Die-Cast Souvenir Classic Routemaster Apr-16
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE

(2nd posting) Tuesday 15th December 2015


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released:
14017 Bristol FLF Lodekka Bristol Omnibus CLICK HERE
16539 Leyland MCW Atlantean - City of Manchester CLICK HERE
17511 Leyland National MkII 1 Door Highland Scottish CLICK HERE
17707 Leyland National MKII Long - Colchester Transport CLICK HERE
22914 Bedford TK Box Van Rail Express Parcels CLICK HERE

Tuesday 15th December 2015


NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY EFE
EFE announced 6 new models today and confirmed details of two previously announced models:

New models
15111 Leyland National Long 2 Door - Plymouth City Transport CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 63
Registration number: WDR 663M
Route number: 9
Destination: City Centre, Efford & Laira
Anticipated release date: January

24331 30 BET Bus - Hebble CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 196
Registration number: PCP 804
Route number:- 
Destination: Bridlington
Anticipated release date: January

26329 Guy Arab II Utility - Burton Corporation CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 28
Registration number: FA 8034
Route number: 10
Destination: Acorn Inn
Anticipated release date: January

28828 Leyland Titan 2 Door - Bexleybus CLICK HERE
Fleet number: T952
Registration number: A952 SYE
Route number: 229
Destination: Foots Cray
Anticipated release date: January

29635 Leyland Olympian - Tees & District CLICK HERE 
Fleet number: 226
Registration number: AEF 226Y
Route number: 270
Destination: Redcar
Anticipated release date: January

38125 Bristol VRT - Lincolnshire Road Car CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 1904
Registration number: JVL 619H
Route number: 103
Destination: Scunthorpe
Anticipated release date: January

Previously announced models
23406 Bedford TK 2 Axle Flatbed - British Railways CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 5871 BO M
Registration number: 423 PRO
Anticipated release date: January

34112 AEC RT Bus - London Transport CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RT2177
Registration number: KGU 106
Route number: 12
Destination: Oxford Circus
Anticipated release date: January

Saturday 12th December 2015


OXFORD DIECAST MODEL SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Many thanks to Dan at Jacksons Models for advising me that the following model is scheduled for release next week:
NLRT001 Leyland Royal Tiger - Ribble CLICK HERE
Photograph shown is of the 1:76th scale model

CONFIRMED RELEASE OF EFE SUBSCRIBER OFFER MODEL
The latest EFE Subscriber offer model has now been released, mine arrived today:
32006 RCL Routemaster - Driver Trainer CLICK HERE

Friday 11th December 2015


EFE MODELS SOON TO BE RELEASED
EFE emailed me yesterday to advise that they have been experiencing shipping problems from Hong Kong which has resulted in a delay to the release of some of their models. They went onto say that the situation has now improved and they hope to release three models in the next couple of weeks. I will let you know more details as soon as I hear anything.

The models in question are:
14017 Bristol FLF Lodekka Bristol Omnibus CLICK HERE
17511 Leyland National MkII 1 Door Highland Scottish CLICK HERE
22914 Bedford TK Box Van Rail Express Parcels CLICK HERE

Thursday 10th December 2015


CORGI ANNOUNCE RELEASE DATE FOR JANUARY TO JUNE 2016 CATALOGUE
Many thanks to David Thompson for advising me that Corgi have announced the release date for their new catalogue in a very interesting article about the changing face of the Corgi Catalogue over the years on their website CLICK HERE. The new catalogue will be released on Tuesday 15th December.

CONFIRMED RELEASE OF LONDON BUS MUSEUM JOTUS.COM COMMISSIONED MODELS
I can confirm that the two models have now been released and can be ordered direct from the Museums on-line shop CLICK HERE:
RS-76550 AEC Renown Double Deck LT641
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
RS-76551 AEC Renown Double Deck LT668
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE

Tuesday 8th December 2015


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM ATLAS EDITIONS
I can confirm that the following model has now been released. Despite stating on their advertising material that the model is 1:76th scale, it is in fact 1/72nd scale (The same as the first model in the series 4642101 Burlingham Seagull - Whittle & Son) - See Photograph 3. They also state the 3rd model in the series a Bedford OB will also be 1:76th scale, time will tell!
4642102 Bedford Val - Wallace Arnold
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: -
Registration number: JUA 320E
Route number: -
Destination: Excursion

OXFORD DIECAST LEYLAND ROYAL TIGER NORTH WEST - PHOTOGRAPHS
Click on the links below to view photographs of the model which was released earlier this week:
76LRT007 Leyland Royal Tiger coach - North Western
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

NORTHCORD COMMISSIONED MODEL - DUBLIN BUS
Many thanks to Adrian Lemon for advising me that Brian Collins has commissioned a Northcord Model Company ALX400 model in Dublin Bus Cityswift livery. Brian commissioned this model 3 years but has just received proof that work is now commencing in the form of pre-production samples being manufactured:
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Sunday 6th December 2015


PHOTOGRAPHS OF EFE COMMISSIONED MODELS FOR MANCHESTER MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT
Further to my News of 28th November, please find below images of the production versions of both models received this morning from EFE. Both will be on sale at the Museum's Christmas Cracker event this weekend:

26403A - Daimler Utility - City of Manchester
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 4229
Registration number: CNF 166
Route number: 77
Destination: Mersey Bank

28604A - GM Atlantean - Greater Manchester
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 7796
Registration number: UNA 796S
Route number: 210
Destination: Piccadilly

Friday 4th December 2015


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM OXFORD DIECAST
I can confirm that the following model has now been released:

76LRT007 Leyland Royal Tiger coach - North Western CLICK HERE

Thursday 3rd December 2015


OXFORD DIECAST MODEL SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Many thanks to Dan at Jacksons Models for advising me that the following model is scheduled for release this week:
76LRT007 Leyland Royal Tiger coach - North Western CLICK HERE

Tuesday 1st December 2015


December 2015 - News

This page last updated Thursday, 31 December 2015

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