February 2015 - News

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MODELS FOR SALE

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EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Apologies, my News article on Thursday evening should have read:
The following models are scheduled for release week commencing 9th March 2015:
28909 GM Standard Atlantean Yorkshire Rider Leeds CLICK HERE
38302 Alexander Y Type Bus - Lincolnshire Road Car CLICK HERE
39001 Foden S24 Short 2 Axle Tipper Limmer & Trinidad CLICK HERE

LONDON TRANSPORT MODEL OF RT2921 BY IXO
Many thanks to Barrie Davis for advising me of an IXO model of RT2921 (MLL668) which is currently on sale in France for 20-30. No other details are known at this time.
Click on the links below to view photographs:
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM BT-MODELS
Many thanks to Peter at Yardley Wood for advising me that the following models were released during this last week:
B112A Bristol Lodekka LD5G Eastern Counties CLICK HERE
B112B Bristol Lodekka LD5G Eastern Counties CLICK HERE

Saturday 28th February 2015


EFE SUBSCRIBER OFFER MODELS - PHOTOGRAPHS
Further to the recent release of the two EFE New Year Subscriber offer models, click on the links below to view photographs of the production version of both models courtesy of EFE:

18016 Daimler Fleetline - Belfast Corporation
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

34111 AEC RT3 - London Transport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Friday 27th February 2015


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have today announced that the following models are scheduled for release:
28909 GM Standard Atlantean Yorkshire Rider Leeds CLICK HERE
28909 GM Standard Atlantean - Yorkshire Rider Leeds CLICK HERE
39001 Foden S24 Short 2 Axle Tipper Limmer & Trinidad CLICK HERE

EFE MODEL CHANGE OF DETAILS - 28910 GM ATLANTEAN LONDON COUNTRY (NORTH WEST)
Having flagged up an error following the announcement of the above model, EFE have today advised me that they have changed the fleet number and registration number and emailed me a new pre-production photograph showing the correct details: 
28910 - GM Atlantean - London Country (North West) CLICK HERE
Fleet number: AN814
Registration number: LJA 605P
Route number: 142
Destination: Brent Cross. 

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM BT-MODELS
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
B201A Bristol MW SD Eastern Counties (Cromer) CLICK HERE
B201B Bristol MW SD Eastern Counties (Ipswich) CLICK HERE

Thursday 26th February 2015


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and will be on sale in the next few days:
17311 Leyland National MKI Long 1 Door Green Line N.B.C. CLICK HERE
29632 Leyland Olympian Northumbria CLICK HERE
34003 AEC 2RT2 Bus London Transport CLICK HERE

Monday 23rd February 2014


BT-MODELS BRISTOL MW UPDATE
The March edition of Buses magazine features an article by Mark Lyons on the BT-Models, Bristol MW casting. Mark advises that the first releases are around 2.5mm (a scale 8 inches) too high, with all the excess height below the waistline. He goes onto say that this error was not picked up at the pre-production stage by the manufacturer who is now aware of this problem and is re-tooling the model. The first correct version will be the Wilts and Dorset models B203A&B.

PHOTOGRAPH OF ROUTEMASTER RM1979 ADDED TO GALLERY PAGE
Click on the link below to view a photograph taken by me on 5th June 2014 of RM1979 in Parliament Square. The vehicle was previously operated by Metroline but is now operated by Premium Tours. This vehicle was modelled in Metroline livery as Corgi Classics model CC25901 CLICK HERE

Saturday 21st February 2015 


PHOTOGRAPHS ADDED TO THE GALLERY PAGES
Click on the links below to view photographs of a few vehicles represented in model form courtesy of John Bennett, Ian Kirby and Campbell Morrison:

Dennis Dart SLF 2 - First Bus - Fleet number 42526 CLICK HERE
Scania Irizar PB - Bus Eireann Eurolines - Fleet number SP89 - 4 x Photographs CLICK HERE
Scania Irizar PB - Ulsterbus - Fleet number 127 - 3 x Photographs CLICK HERE
Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Go-Ahead London General - Fleet number WVL500 CLICK HERE

Thursday 19th February 2015


EFE/BACHMANN MODEL 35308 LEYLAND LEOPARD - SOUTHDOWN - CERTIFICATE
Further to my News of last week regarding the above model, the certificate of the model resembles a bus ticket with details of the the bus modelled and about the Southdown company. I thought you might find this of interest if you have not purchased one of the models:
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

EFE/BACHMANN MODEL LEYLAND TITAN 28823
At the time the above model was announced I published a photograph on the Gallery pages of the real T1983 at the North Weald show over 10 years ago. I have since received another photograph of T1983 from her current owner (Paul Smith), taken two years ago when he acquired the vehicle from Sullivan Buses.  The vehicle is currently undergoing restoration (albeit more work needs doing) but Paul hopes to take her to the London Bus Museum sometime this year.

To view the photograph on the Gallery page CLICK HERE

Monday 16th February 2015


CONFIRMED RELEASE OF SECOND EFE SUBSCRIBER OFFER MODEL
I can confirm that the following model has now been released:
34111 AEC RT3 - London Transport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RT2010
Registration number: LUC 236
Route: 90
Destination: Kew Gardens Station

PHOTOGRAPHS OF OXFORD DIECAST MODELS FROM RECENT NUREMBURG TOYFAIR
I am very grateful to David Cole for sending me a selection of photographs he took at the recent Nuremburg Toyfair showing pre-production samples of 3 Oxford Diecast models:
76PD2001 Leyland Titan PD2/12 Maidstone & District CLICK HERE
NCOM001 Commer Commando RAF CLICK HERE
NIRZ001 Scania Irizar Bus Eireann/Eurolines CLICK HERE

2nd posting Friday 13th February 2015


NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY EFE
EFE have announced 4 new models and published details and photographs of 4 previously announced models:

New models
26626 Plaxton Paramount 3500 - First Southern National - CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 2229
Registration number: UFX 330
Route number: X96
Destination: Bristol
Anticipated release date: April

28011 Daimler DMS 1 Door - West Midlands P.T.E. - CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 5564
Registration number: MLH 350L
Route number: 9
Destination: Quinton
Anticipated release date: March

28910 GM Standard Atlantean - London Country North West - CLICK HERE
Please note: Details for this model were amended by EFE on 26th February.
Fleet number: AN809 AN814
Registration number: XJA 523L LJA 605P
Route number: 142
Destination: Brent Cross
Anticipated release date: April

36903 Park Royal Regent V - East Kent N.B.C. - CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 7770
Registration number: AFN 770B
Route number: 501
Destination: Arlington and Town Centre
Anticipated release date: March

Previously announced models:
18014 Daimler MCW Fleetline - Greater Manchester Transport - CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 4606
Registration number: 4606 NE
Route number: 82
Destination: Waterhead
Anticipated release date: March

23323 AEC RF Coach - Valliant / Silverline - CLICK HERE
Fleet number: -
Registration number: NLE 573
Route number: -
Destination: Route blinds showing that it is entry number 78 in the 21st British Coach Rally, Brighton in 1975
Anticipated release date: April 

27318 Leyland TD1 - Wilts & Dorset - CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 87
Registration number: MW 7048
Route number:- 
Destination: Wilton
Anticipated release date: April

28824 Leyland Titan 2 Door - London Transport - CLICK HERE
Fleet number: T119
Registration number: CUL 119V
Route number: 87
Destination: Barking
Anticipated release date: April

EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised me that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 23rd February:

17311 Leyland National MkI Long 1 Door Green Line N.B.C. CLICK HERE
29632 Leyland Olympian Northumbria CLICK HERE
34003 AEC 2RT2 Bus London Transport CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
18013 Daimler MCW Fleetline Birmingham City Transport CLICK HERE
23805 Alexander Atlantean Glasgow P.T.E. CLICK HERE
38117 Bristol VRT Midland General CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASE OF EFE/BACHMANN MODEL
I can confirm that the following model has now been released and is on sale:
35308 - 36' BET 6 Bay Leyland Leopard - Southdown
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM OXFORD DIECAST
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
76COM005 Commer Commando - Australian National Airways
76IRZ002 Scania Irizar PB Wilfreda Beehive CLICK HERE
76IRZ003 Scania Irizar PB Ulsterbus   CLICK HERE
76OWB010 Bedford OWB Bristol Tramways  CLICK HERE

APOLOGIES FOR INTERRUPTION TO SERVICE
Apologies for the lack of updates over the past week or so, this is due to a combination of being very busy at work followed by me being unwell.

Friday 13th February 2015


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM EFE
EFE have confirm that they have now begun posting one of the two Subscriber offer models:
18016 Daimler Fleetline - Belfast Corporation
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE

The second model (34111 AEC RT3 - London Transport CLICK HERE) will be released in approximately a weeks time.

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM ATLAS EDITIONS - WORLD OF TRAMS SERIES
I can confirm that the following model has now been released:
7519011 1957 Simmering-Graz-Pauker - Vienna
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 141
Route number: 46
Destination: Bellaria

PHOTOGRAPHS OF CORGI MODELS
I am very grateful to Nigel Leahy for sending me a selection of photographs of some of the models in his collection:

Corgi Classics
35007 Routemaster RM London Transport CLICK HERE

Corgi OOC
40406 AEC Regent Weymann City of Oxford CLICK HERE
40801 Leyland PD1 ECW Hants & Dorset CLICK HERE
44101 Optare Solo Wilts & Dorset CLICK HERE
97130 BET City of Oxford CLICK HERE
97851 Bristol K Hants & Dorset CLICK HERE
GS45001 Weymann Trolleybus Bournemouth Corporation CLICK HERE
OM42902 Optare Delta Wilts & Dorset CLICK HERE
OM45501 BMMO C5 Midland Red CLICK HERE

2nd posting Thursday 5th February 2015


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
A reminder that the following are scheduled for release, week commencing 9th February:
18013 Daimler MCW Fleetline Birmingham City Transport CLICK HERE
23805 Alexander Atlantean Glasgow P.T.E. CLICK HERE
38117 Bristol VRT Midland General CLICK HERE

Thursday 5th February 2015


February 2015 - News

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