December 2002 - News

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NEW RANGE OF 1/76TH SCALE MOTORISED TRAMS TO BE INTRODUCED
I am grateful to Peter Stephenson for bringing the following to my attention. I will update with further details after the holiday.

Bachmann are to introduce a range of 1/76th scale ready to run British Outline Trams, these are to be 4 wheelers powered by similar motors fitted to those fitted in Peak Horse Hong Kong Trams. The suggested initial range is a 3 window open top, a 4 window open top, a 4 window open balcony and a 3 window fully enclosed car.  These models will retail at around 30

Thursday 26 December 2002


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE, CORGI OOC AND CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD AND FURTHER RELEASES ANNOUNCED BY EFE

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

EFE
26614
Plaxton Paramount 3500 Arriva Shires & Essex
28003 Daimler DMS London Sightseeing
29001 GM Standard Fleetline Birkenhead
23314 AEC RF Premier Travel
99923 Maidstone and District gift set

CORGI OOC
OM40505 - Feltham Tram London United

CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD LTD
UKBUS1008 - Dennis Trident ALX400 Stagecoach Manchester

FURTHER RELEASES ANNOUNCED BY EFE
EFE have announced the following models which are scheduled for release in Feb/March 2003. No other details are known at this time:
20904 Leyland PS1 Windover Coach Southdown
22512 Alexander Y Type Western

In addition the following models are to be available to EFE subscribers only
26204A Guy Arab 1 Utility London Transport
Fleet number: G8
Registration number: GLF 658
Route: 76
Destination: Victoria Station
Quantity 1150 Pieces

28802 Leyland Titan London Transport
Fleet number: T253
Registration number: GYE 253W
Route: 162
Destination: Wanstead Station
Quantity 900 Pieces

Friday 20 December 2002


CORGI OOC RELEASES EXPECTED WEEK COMMENCING 6 JANUARY 2003
The following models are scheduled for release:
OM40402 AEC Regent/Weyman Brighton Corporation
OM41005
AEC 4Q4 Greenline
OM41907
Leyland PD3 Queen Mary Southdown

EFE RELEASES NEXT WEEK
Further to my news article of Thursday, I have been advised by a visitor to the site that his local dealer had the Maidstone and District Set in stock last week.

Saturday 14 December 2002


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE NEXT WEEK
The following models are scheduled for release next week:
26614 Plaxton Paramount 3500 Arriva Shires & Essex
28003 Daimler DMS London Sightseeing
29001 GM Standard Fleetline Birkenhead

In addition the following will also be released for general sale:
23314 AEC RF Premier Travel
99923 Maidstone and District gift set

Thursday 12 December 2002


LT MUSEUM GOLD RML'S
My two models 25513A Metroline and 25513C Arriva arrived in the post today. Click on the hyperlink on each models number to view the pictures

Wednesday 11 December 2002


CORGI AND CMN RELEASE (NEWS ARTICLE 5TH DECEMBER)
The release date should have read week commencing 16th December 2002 not 6th December (I have amended the original article to avoid confusion)

Sunday 8 December 2002


BRITISH MODEL BUSES 1 YEAR OLD TODAY
This web site is 1 year old today. On the evening of 6th December 2001 Graham White announced the launch on his Oriental Model Buses web site. Since that time the popularity has grown and the site now averages nearly 500 hits a day. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people (too numerous to mention) who have assisted me by providing news, information and photographs. I would also like to thank everybody from all over the world who has written to me during this time telling me how much they enjoy visiting the site. It is really good to know my efforts are appreciated.

I am constantly working to improve the site and therefore if anyone has any news, photographs or suggestions etc then please email me via one of the email links on the site. During the year a number of people have written to me asking why I am not publishing "rumours" that they have heard elsewhere. I take pride in providing you with the most up to date, accurate and factual information that I can. I frequently hear rumours, most of which never materialise. I know that I would be very disappointed myself if I heard that a certain model would be produced only to find out it was not going to be, I hope you will understand this.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year and am looking forward to bringing you the latest news and information during 2003.

Gareth

OOC AND CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
The following models are scheduled for release week commencing 16th December 2002:
Creative Master Northcord
UKBUS1008 - ALEXANDER ALX400 DENNIS TRIDENT STAGECOACH - MANCHESTER

Corgi OOC
OM40505 - FELTHAM TRAM - LONDON UNITED

Friday 6 December 2002


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD
I can confirm that UKBUS2001 Lothian Buses Sightseeing - Edinburgh Tour has been released in the UK and is now on sale

NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD
CMN have formally announced the release of three further models these being:
UKBUS2002 Plaxton President Lothian Airlink
UKBUS2003 Plaxton President Metroline
UKBUS2004 Plaxton President Lothian
Further details will be given as soon as they are known.

The details listed above are contained in a high quality glossy catalogue that has been produced by CMN and features both Oriental and British vehicles. I have scanned the the catalogue and it can be viewed by clicking the links below. PLEASE NOTE these images are large and may take some time to download.

Page 1 CLICK HERE
Page 2 CLICK HERE
Page 3 CLICK HERE
Page 4 CLICK HERE
Page 5 CLICK HERE
Page 6 CLICK HERE

LT MUSEUM GOLDEN JUBILEE RML's
Further to my news article of last night I am able to give further details.

Two Gold RML's have been released and orders are being processed at this time, these being as follows:
25513A Metroline
Fleet number: RML2431
Route: 6
Destination: Aldwych
Advertising: Marks and Spencer

25513C Arriva
Fleet number: RML2750
Route: 38
Destination: Victoria
Advertising: Marks and Spencer

Both the above totally sold out some time ago as reported on this site so please do not contact the Museum.

Model number 25513B will be RML in Stagecoach livery again this has totally sold out, no release date and details are known at this time. Details of the remaining gold RML's will be given as soon as known.

I understand that Gold RT4712 will be available in two versions.
Version A: Is a private commission and WILL NOT be for public sale.
Version B: Will be on Route 73. This model will be produced in larger quantities than the RML's and will be offered both via mail order and also will be on sale in the shop. It is anticipated that this model will be released shortly but no further details are known.

Thursday 5 December 2002


LT MUSEUM GOLDEN JUBILEE RML - RELEASED
I understand the the LT museum are currently despatching Gold RML's, no further details of the models involved are known at this time.

Wednesday 4 December 2002


PICTURES OF REAL BUSES
I have added pictures of the following buses to the Gallery pages:
Gallery Leyland National: West Midlands Leyland National fleet number 1816 as represented by newly announced EFE model 17213
Gallery Leyland Titan: Reading Buses Leyland Titan fleet number 73 as represented by newly announced EFE model 28805

EFE CORRECTION TO DECEMBER 2002 RELEASE SHEET
The EFE release sheet for December 2002 describes model 24902 as being a Plaxton Minibus - First Citybus. This is a mistake and should read FIRST CAPITAL

Tuesday 3 December 2002


TWO FURTHER MODELS ANNOUNCED BY EFE
EFE have announced that the following models will be released:
23205 AEC RF Greenline
26701DL Plaxton Paramount 3500 United Welsh Coaches

EFE RELEASE SHEETS DECEMBER 2002 AND JANUARY 2003
I am very grateful to Jim Howat for emailing me copies of the EFE release sheets for December and January (see my Updates Page for links to the individual models to see the pictures)

Monday 2 December 2002


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following model has also been released and is now on sale.
28602 GM Standard Atlantean First Pennine

Sunday 1 December 2002


December 2002 - News

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