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OXFORD DIECAST - DETAILS OF RECENTLY ANNOUNCED MODELS
Oxford Diecast have advised me of the confirmed details of their recently announced models:

NMW6003 - Bristol MW6G Eastern Counties NBC
Fleet number: LS804
Registration number: 3804PW
Route number: 499
Destination: ELY

76LRT010 - Mexborough & Swinton Leyland Royal Tiger
Fleet number: 107
Registration number: LUF637
Route number: -
Destination: PRIVATE

76MW6006 - Bristol MW6G West Yorkshire
Fleet number: 1077
Registration number: 797CWU
Route number:
Destination: YORKSHIRE BLACKPOOL/BLACKPOOL

76PB010 - Royal Mail (Scotland) Commer PB Postbus
Fleet number: -
Registration number: USG706R
Route number: -
Destination: ELGOL

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Thursday 23rd January 2020


OXFORD DIECAST ANNOUNCES NEW MODELS
Oxford Diecast have announced new models for their February to May 2020 catalogue on the Oxford Diecast Collectors Facebook page.

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Monday 20th January 2020


OXFORD DIECAST MODEL SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
I can confirm that the following model is scheduled for release week commencing 20th January 2020:
76DC003 Duple Commander II - Neath & Cardiff

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Thursday 16th January 2020


FOUR NEW MODELS FROM JOTUS.COM
Further to my post of 26th December, please see photographs showing the production versions of the 4 variations of the Stagecoach Magic Bus model, manufactured to celebrate Resin Specialist’s 10th Anniversary (Their first model being the LT Volvo Alisa V3). 

Also shown are photographs highlighting the differences between the models which are show in purple colour lines.

Jotus will be taking delivery of the models on Saturday this week and will be available for sale from the Jotus.com website on Monday 13th January:

Stagecoach Dennis Dragon Duple Metsec 11M - Magic Bus
Fleet No.: 681 (M681TDB)
Route No.: 142 EAST DIDSBURY
Limited Edition: 50
Manufacturer: RESIN SPECIALIST
Product Code: RS76515A
Scale: 1/76
Type: DIE CAST + RESIN MODEL

Stagecoach Dennis Dragon Duple Metsec 11M - Magic Bus
Fleet No.: 685 (M685TDB)
Route No.: 143 PICCADILLY
Limited Edition: 50
Manufacturer: RESIN SPECIALIST
Product Code: RS76515B
Scale: 1/76
Type: DIE CAST + RESIN MODEL

Stagecoach Dennis Dragon Duple Metsec 11M - Magic Bus
Fleet No.: 686 (M686TDB)
Route No.: 142 WEST DIDSBURY
Limited Edition: 50
Manufacturer: RESIN SPECIALIST
Product Code: RS76515C
Scale: 1/76
Type: DIE CAST + RESIN MODEL

Stagecoach Dennis Dragon Duple Metsec 11M - Magic Bus
Fleet No.: 691 (M691TDB)
Route No.: 86 CHORLTON
Limited Edition: 50
Manufacturer: RESIN SPECIALIST
Product Code: RS76515D
Scale: 1/76
Type: DIE CAST + RESIN MODEL

Version A

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Version B

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Version C

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Version D

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Differences between the models

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Packaging

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Thursday 9th January 2020


CORGI ANNOUNCE 2020 CATALOGUE
Corgi announced their new catalogue at 6.00am this morning, with 10 new bus models. One is shown as being available now, the others later in the year. Their email states "The Original Omnibus range expands this year with more exciting liveries to be announced throughout the course of 2020", so hopefully there is more to look forward to:

OM46516A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2, Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company, BK13OAU, Route 5 Patcham, The Snowman - Due Autumn
OM46516B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2, Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company, BK13OAU, Route 5 Hangleton, The Snowman - Due Autumn
OM46623 New Routemaster - London United - LTZ1148 - Route 10 - Kings Cross - Coca Cola® 1:76 – Due January (Available now)
OM46624A New Routemaster - Arriva London - LTZ1192 - Route 38 Hackney Central, ‘Release the Kraken’ - Due Summer
OM46624B New Routemaster - Arriva London - LTZ1192 - Route 38 Victoria - ‘Release the Kraken’ - Due Summer
OM46315A AEC Type RM - London Transport - CLT359- Route 88 Acton Green - ‘Boulogne, The motorway to Europe’ - Due Autumn - Correct registration number for this model is: 359CLT (RM1359). Not CLT359 as shown on the PP model.
OM46315B AEC Type RM - London Transport - CLT359 - Route 88 Mitcham Cricketers - ‘Boulogne, The motorway to Europe’ - Due Autumn - Correct registration number for this model is: 359CLT (RM1359). Not CLT359 as shown on the PP model.
OM46316A AEC Type RM, ALM50B, Heritage Route 15 Tower Hill, 'Mamma Mia!' - Due February
OM46316BAEC Type RM, ALM50B, Heritage Route 15 Trafalgar Square, 'Mamma Mia!' - Due February
CC02741 Only Fools and Horses - 'The Jolly Boys Outing' - Plaxton Panorama - Percy's Luxury Tours of Peckham - Due Autumn

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2nd posting Monday 6th January 2020


NORTHCORD MODEL COMPANY - PRESS RELEASE
The following press release has been received a few minutes ago from the Northcord Model Company:

Herewith we itemise an update on likely release dates and status for announced models in the UKBUS1500 and UKBUS6500 range. In addition, nine further future releases are announced.

Production delays due to shortage of appropriate labour in all factories in southern China are affecting many manufacturers and it is appropriate that NMC should advise you accordingly. Furthermore, the usual delays will be accommodated due to the return of factory staff to their provinces during Lunar New Year and the resultant need to recruit staff to replace those who do not return to the factories.

UKBUS1500 Range

NMC will relaunch the model based on the casting of the Alexander ALX400 – bodied Dennis Trident opentop in 2020.

UKBUS1501 – megasightseeing.com (18496 – LX06AHC)

UKBUS1502 – Stagecoach North West “the White Lady” (17012 – S812BWC)

The pre-production samples of both items for checking are in the course of being prepared with an anticipated production slot being available during early April 2020.

UKBUS6500 Range

UKBUS6516 – Stagecoach South Gold (10770 – SN66VYR): production is scheduled for completion by early January 2020.

UKBUS0063 – Ensign Bus (132 – YX66WLH): production is scheduled for completion by the end of January 2020.

UKBUS6519 – Stagecoach Oxford Gold (10786 – SN66VZH): production is scheduled for completion by early March 2020.

UKBUS6520 – Stagecoach South 700 Coastliner (10942 – SN18KNF): pre-production samples for checking are in the course of being prepared with an anticipated production slot being available during early June 2020.

KBUS6521 – Xplore Dundee (6695 – SK68MBO) pre-production samples for checking are in the course of being prepared with an anticipated production slot being available during early May 2020.

IEBUS0005 – Dublin Bus (AH1 – 191-D-44403) pre-production samples for checking are in the course of being prepared with an anticipated production slot being available during late June 2020.

UKBUS6524 – Stagecoach North West 555 Lakes Connection (10555 – SN16ONX): pre-production samples for checking are in the course of being prepared with an anticipated production slot being available during early July 2020.

UKBUS6526 – National Express West Midlands (6937 – SK68MJE) pre-production samples for checking are in the course of being prepared with an anticipated production slot being available during early August 2020.

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Northcord Model Company (NMC)
------The World’s Miniature Bus Co.
 

Monday 6th January 2020


NEW IRISH BRITBUS MODEL ANNOUNCED BY ADRIAN LEMON
Adrian has written to me to advise details of his latest Britbus commission: “Please find pictures of my new commission, a Dublin Bus Volvo Olympian (Belfast Alexander) Airlink. There was 8 of these on route 747 and unusually, the destination switched between several language's and on the model, its depicted in Spanish. The model is a run of 448 models with new style coloured boxes, delivery is expected on Tuesday 7th January. Price is 55€/49£ and can got at the Chris Dyer Dublin Swapmeet in February from me in person, or by post at an extra 5£/5€ cost. Payment by PayPal as friends and family please to lemon1970@eircom.net

To order please email Adrian at ajlemon1970@gmail.com

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Sunday 5th January 2020


HAPPY NEW YEAR
Wishing you all a very Happy, peaceful and healthy New Year.

I am looking forward to Corgi announcing their 2020 models on Monday 6th January. After the last Corgi catalogue, we will see how many buses feature, which might give an indication of Corgi's intentions to continue their OOC range. Lets hoping they will not disappoint and we will have a good number of models to look forward to.

Friday 3rd January 2020


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