February 2016 - News

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MODELS FOR SALE

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SHOWBUS 2015 REPORT CLICK HERE


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised me today that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 7th March:
12123 Harrington Cavalier - Royal Blue N.B.C. CLICK HERE
24108 Bedford TK Dropside -Alder Valley N.B.C. CLICK HERE

Monday 29th February 2016


CORGI JANUARY TO JUNE 2016 - RELEASE UPDATE
Corgi advised me on Friday that there are NO bus models currently scheduled to arrive in the UK between now and 31st March. I have checked the Corgi website and the release dates shown for the remaining buses in their catalogue are in some cases quite different to those initially advertised. The website does say that the dates shown are reviewed monthly and might change:

OM41417A Daimler ROE - Glasgow Corporation,   
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Original release date: Jan-16
New release date: 31/8/16

OM41417B Daimler ROE - Glasgow Corporation
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Original release date: Jan-16
New release date: 31/8/16

OM41418A AEC Regent V - Ipswich Corporation
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Original release date: Apr-16
New release date: 30/4/16

OM41418B AEC Regent V - Ipswich Corporation
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Original release date: Apr-16
New release date: 30/4/16

OM41913A Leyland PD3 'Queen Mary' Open Top - Southdown Motor Services
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Original release date: Jun-16
New release date: 30/6/16

OM41913B Leyland PD3 'Queen Mary' Open Top - Southdown Motor Services
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Original release date: Jun-16
New release date: 30/6/16

OM46310 Corgi 60th Classic Routemaster - London Transport 
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Original release date: Jan-16
New release date: 31/7/16

OM46510A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Transdev " The Witch Way"
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Original release date: Jan-16
New release date: 31/8/16

OM46510B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Transdev "The Witch Way"
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Original release date: Jan-16
New release date: 31/8/16

OM46613 Corgi 60th - New Routemaster - London United
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Original release date: Jan-16
New release date: 31/7/16

OM46614A New Routemaster - Go-Ahead London
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Original release date: Feb-16
New release date: 30/6/16

OM46614B New Routemaster - Go-Ahead London
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Original release date: Feb-16
New release date: 30/6/16

OM46615A New Routemaster - Arriva
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Original release date: May-16
New release date: 31/8/16

OM46615B New Routemaster - Arriva
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Original release date: May-16
New release date: 31/8/16

Bus related model
CC82326 The 90th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Die-Cast Souvenir Classic Routemaster
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Original release date: Apr-16
New release date: 30/4/16

Sunday 28th February 2016


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
15720 Plaxton Panorama - Ribble CLICK HERE
24331 BET Bus - Hebble CLICK HERE
26329 Guy Arab 2 Utility - Burton Corporation CLICK HERE

Wednesday 24th February 2016


PHOTOGRAPHS OF RECENTLY RELEASED MODELS
Click on the links below to view photographs of a number of models released over the past week or so:

Atlas Editions
4642105 Kassbohrer Setra S8 - Reisedienst Oberbach
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Graham Farish
379-547 Leyland Titan PD2 - Trent
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

379-548 Leyland Titan PD2 - Leicester Corporation
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

379-577 Leyland National - Alder Valley (NBC Red)
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

379-578 Leyland National NBC - Green Line
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

379-605 Leyland Atlantean - Tynemouth
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

379-607 Leyland Atlantean - Plymouth City
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

379-608 Leyland Atlantean NBC - Northern
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Oxford Diecast
NBL006 Bristol Lodekka LD - Eastern National
Fleet number: PC2400
Registration number: XVX 19
Route: 2A
Destination: Southend via Hadleigh, Basildon, West Horndon Stn
Adverts: Mace and Butlins
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Sunday 21st February 2016


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM OXFORD DIECAST
I can confirm that the following model has now been released and is on sale:
NBL006 Bristol Lodekka LD - Eastern National CLICK HERE

Saturday 20th February 2016


OXFORD DIECAST MODEL SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Thank you to Dan at Jacksons Models for advising me that the following Oxford Diecast model is scheduled for release later this week/early next:
NBL006 Bristol Lodekka LD - Eastern National CLICK HERE

2nd posting Wednesday 17th February 2016


EFE 1ST SUBSCRIBER NEWS LETTER 2016
The 1st Newsletter of 2016 has now been released. In it Mr Joyce talks about continuing manufacturing delays from China and when this happens EFE are bringing forward other models that are ready for release. He goes onto say this is why models "appear out of the blue" with very little prior notice before they are released.

EFE Open Warehouse Day
In addition Mr Joyce gives details of their next one day Warehouse event which is being held for one day only on Saturday 19th March and is open for all to attend. With a large number of models at very low on the day prices. Full details of the event can be found in my News article of 26th January CLICK HERE

New models
In addition the four new models I mentioned yesterday are listed in the forthcoming model section.

Wednesday 17th February 2016


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised me that the following models are scheduled for release next week, commencing 22nd January 2016:
15720 Plaxton Panorama - Ribble CLICK HERE
24331 BET Bus - Hebble CLICK HERE
26329 Guy Arab 2 Utility - Burton Corporation CLICK HERE

NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY EFE
Four new models announced by EFE, No Further details are known at this time:
31808 RMA Routemaster B.E.A B.A. Pound Stretcher
31911 RML Routemaster - London Country NBC
32803 Trader Short Tipper - London Transport
38126 Bristol VRT 2 - Ribble

EFE MODEL24108 BEDFORD TK - ALDER VALLEY NBC
I am aware that the colour of this model has been queried with EFE. EFE have issued the following descriptive text to accompany the model:
"Engineering support vehicles were a vital part of any bus operators fleet as seen in this NBC liveried truck. Used by Alder Valley after the consolidation of Alder Valley, Thames Valley and Aldershot and District when dropside Bedford TK, registered TPJ 780S was allocated a new fleet number of 60".

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM ATLAS EDITIONS
I can confirm that the following model has now been released in the Classic Coaches Collection:
4642105 Kassbohrer Setra S8 - Reisedienst Oberbach
Fleet number: -
Registration number: 52-3272
Route: -
Destination: -

Tuesday 16th February 2016


BACHMANN CONFIRM DETAILS OF RECENTLY RELEASED GRAHAM FARISH MODELS
Bachmann have contacted me and advised me the details of the models released earlier this week:

379-547 Leyland Titan PD2 - Trent
Fleet number: 1230
Route number: 62
Registration number: CRC 830
Destination: NOTTINGHAM

379-548 Leyland Titan PD2 - Leicester Corporation
Fleet number: 153
Route number: 18 
Registration number: FJF 192
Destination: BRAUNSTONE

379-577 Leyland National - Alder Valley (NBC Red)
Fleet number: -
Route number: 273
Registration number: KPA 369P
Destination: GUILDFORD

379-578 Leyland National NBC - Green Line
Fleet number: -
Route number: 727
Registration number: HPF 321N
Destination: CRAWLEY

379-605 Leyland Atlantean - Tynemouth
Fleet number: 194M
Route number: 305
Registration number: PCN 894M
Destination: NEWCASTLE

379-607 Leyland Atlantean - Plymouth City
Fleet number: 86
Route number: 46 
Registration number: GDR 211N
Destination: ESTOVER via city centre

379-608 Leyland Atlantean NBC - Northern
Fleet number: 3244
Route number: 219
Registration number: OTY 403M
Destination: SUNDERLAND

2nd posting Friday 12th February 2016


GRAHAM FARISH 379-545 LEYLAND TITAN PD2 - SOUTHDOWN DETAILS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Further to my news of Monday 8th February (below) I can confirm that the model details are:
Fleet number: -
Registration number: JCD 35
Route number: 014
Destination: South Woodingdean via Bears Road, Downs Hotel, Bexhill Rd
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Friday 12th February 2016


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
EFE have advised me that the following models have now been released and will be on sale very soon:
15111 Leyland National Long 2 Door - Plymouth City Transport CLICK HERE
29635 Leyland Olympian - Tees & District CLICK HERE 
34113 AEC RT Bus London Country N.B.C. CLICK HERE

HORNBY REPORT BIG REDUCTION IN PROFIT AND THEIR SHARE PRICE TUMBLES
It has been reported today on the BBC News Business pages that Hornby (the owner of the Corgi brand) has posted a big reduction in profit for the past 12 months and their share price dropped massively today. I have copied the report from BBC News below which you might find to be of interest:

Shares in model rail company Hornby tumbled by 62% after the firm warned of mounting losses following a "disappointing" start to the new year.

The group - whose brands also include Scalextric, Airfix and Corgi - said recent UK trading was far worse than expected.

It now expects to post "substantially" wider underlying pre-tax losses for the full year, between 5.5m and 6m.

It revealed a 1m write-off after reviewing its stock and balance sheet.

The share price closed down by 50p to 31p.

Hornby said it was now in talks with its lender, as the scale of losses could see the firm breach its banking agreements.

The company has suffered major disruption from new computer and stock management systems, while European trading was also hit by troubles with suppliers in China.

The group had seen buoyant trading in the run-up to Christmas, when it said like-for-like sales rose 17% throughout November and December.

It said trading since the start of the new year had been in "stark contrast".

The Kent-based company said while UK trading was expected to improve in February and March, sales would still be "significantly" behind previous expectations.

International sales have also fallen short of forecasts, despite returning to growth, rising by 5% across December and January.

Richard Ames, chief executive of Hornby, said: "This has been a real year of change at Hornby. Undoubtedly this is a disappointing result, but we have a strong portfolio of brands that we are determined to see flourish."

Wednesday 10th February 2016


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM GRAHAM FARISH
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
379-545 Leyland Titan PD2 - Southdown
379-547 Leyland Titan PD2 - Trent
379-548 Leyland Titan PD2 - Leicester Corporation
379-577 Leyland National - Alder Valley (NBC Red)
379-605 Leyland Atlantean - Tynemouth
379-607 Leyland Atlantean - Plymouth City

2nd posting Monday 8th February 2016


TWO NEW ADDITIONS TO MY COLLECTION
One old and one new, both added to my collection during the past week:

Britbus AN2-05 Leyland Atlantean AN68 - Ensignbus
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

EFE 25212 Bristol RELL Bus - Southdown NBC
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

Monday 8th February 2016


DETAILS OF GRAHAM FARISH MODELS
Thanks again to Jacksons Models for sending me details of the two models which I reported as released last evening:

379-578 Leyland National NBC Green Line N Gauge CLICK HERE
Fleet number: -

Registration number: HPF 321N
Route number: 727
Destination: Crawley

379-608 Leyland Atlantean NBC Northern N Gauge CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 3244
Registration number: GDR 211N (there is an error on this model in that the rear registration number reads OTY 403N)
Route number: 219
Destination: Sunderland

Friday 5th February 2016


CONFIRMED RELEASE OF TWO GRAHAM FARISH MODELS
Many thanks to Jacksons Models for advising me that the following two models have now been released, these models were announced back in 2009!
379-578 Leyland National NBC Green Line N Gauge CLICK HERE
379-608 Leyland Atlantean NBC Northern N Gauge CLICK HERE

Thursday 4th February 2016


NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY EFE
EFE have today announced the following new models, click on the links to view pre-production sample photographs:

12123 Harrington Cavalier - Royal Blue N.B.C. (Ex Southdown) CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 2204
Registration number: 8739 CD
Route number: - 
Destination: Brixham
Anticipated release date: March

15720 Plaxton Panorama Ribble CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 966
Registration number: HRN 966G
Route number: X40
Destination: Keswick
Anticipated release date: March

17231 Leyland National Northumbria CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 772
Registration number: LUP 903T
Route number: 46
Destination: Gosforth via Newcastle
Anticipated release date: March

24108 Bedford TK Dropside - Alder Valley N.B.C. CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 60
Registration number: TPJ 780S
Anticipated release date: February

28829 Leyland Titan - Oxford Bus Company CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 973
Registration number: KYV 493X
Route number: 52
Destination: Oxford City Centre
Anticipated release date: March

31910 RML Routemaster - Arriva London CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RML2611
Registration number: NML 611E
Route number: 73
Destination: Tottenham Swan
Anticipated release date: March

Wednesday 3rd February 2016


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM ATLAS EDITIONS
The following two models were released in the later part of January. Click on the links to view photographs:

Classic Coaches collection
4642104 Van Hool T9 - Kings Ferry
Fleet number: -
Registration number: R1 KFC
Route: -
Destination: -
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

Trams of the World collection
7519033 Feltham Tram - Leeds City Transport
Fleet number: 501
Registration number: -
Route: 2
Destination: Halton
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

A REMINDER OF THE LAST TWO NEWS ITEMS IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM THE LAST UPDATE ON THE JANUARY PAGE

Atlas Editions list of models in classic coaches collection
Atlas Editions have sent me a list of models in the Classic Coaches selection. There is very little details on the list other than makes of coach but I suppose it gives a little details as to what we might expect CLICK HERE to view

EFE models scheduled for release
EFE have advised me this afternoon that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing Monday 8th February:
15111 Leyland National Long 2 Door - Plymouth City Transport CLICK HERE
29635 Leyland Olympian - Tees & District CLICK HERE 
34113 AEC RT Bus London Country N.B.C. CLICK HERE

Tuesday 2nd February 2016


February 2016 - News

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