January to March 2019 - News

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CONFIRMED MODEL DETAILS FROM OXFORD DIECAST
Oxford Diecast have today written to me and confirmed details for the models announced on Monday evening:

1:43 Oxford Omnibus
43WFL001 Weymann Fanfare - Southdown 
Fleet number: 1141
Registration number: XUF141
Route number: - 
Destination: BOURNEMOUTH
Anticipated release date: Q3/2019

1:76 Oxford Omnibus
76PD2008 Leyland PD2/12 - A1 Service
Fleet number:- 
Registration number: NTF9
Route number: - 
Destination:ARDROSSAN VIA DALRY RD & BEGGS TERR
Anticipated release date: Q3/2019

76SB005 Saro Bus - Ulster Transport Authority 
Fleet number: H301
Registration number: PZ4874
Route number: 108
Destination: ALDERGROVE
Anticipated release date: Q3/2019

76WFL003 Weymann Fanfare (Leyland) Southdown 
Fleet number: 1134
Registration number: XUF134
Route number: -
Destination: SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS TOUR
Anticipated release date: Q3/2019

1:148 Oxford Omnibus
NMW6002 Bristol MW6G Hants & Dorset
Fleet number: 889
Registration number: 2689RU
Route number: -
Destination: HOLIDAY TOURS
Anticipated release date: Q3/2019
Same details as 1:76th scale model 76MW6002

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Wednesday 23rd January 2019


NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY OXFORD DIECAST
Oxford Diecast has just announced a number of new models on the Oxford Diecast Collectors Facebook page this evening ahead of the London Trade Toy Fair which begins tomorrow morning:

1:43 Oxford Omnibus
43WFL001 Weymann Fanfare Southdown Q3/2019 Fleet number: 1141 (XUF141)

1:76 Oxford Omnibus
76PD2008 Leyland PD2/12 A1 Service Q3/2019
76SB005 Saro Bus Ulster Transport Authority Q3/2019
76WFL003 Weymann Fanfare (Leyland) Southdown

1:148 Oxford Omnibus
NMW6002 Bristol MW6G Hants & Dorset Q3/2019

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Monday 21st January 2019


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM BACHMANN EFE
I can confirm that the following model has now been released:

34115 AEC RT - London Transport 
Fleet number: RT3853
Registration number: LLU652
Route: 75
Destination: Catford Garage
Release date: January 2019.
Limited Edition of 800 supplied with certificate.

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A NUMBER OF RELEASE UPDATES
I have received the following updates regarding anticipated release dates of several models:

EFE commissioned model for  Invicta Model Rail
Vernon from Invicta Model rail has advised me that the model has been delayed. "We were told last week it has been delayed until Feb at the earliest."
16609Z Leyland National, Mk1 - Bexleybus

EFE commissioned model for  TTC Diecast
Chris from TTC Diecast has advised me in response to me asking if he knew when the model might be released: "Not yet Gareth, Should’ve been Dec"..
16610Z  Leyland National - East London

Jotus.com - Optare Spectra models
Jotus.com advised me this morning that "Currently, the Spectra models are planning to be released in Apr 2019"
RS76623 Optare Spectra - Demonstrator K170FY
RS76624 Optare Spectra - Reading Buses fleet number 701 (MRD1)

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Thursday 17th January 2019


CORGI OOC FUSILIER 50 GIFT SET OM46620
The Corgi website, now lists additional details and photographs of the Fusilier 50 Gift Set. This set was announced last August, is scheduled for a February 2019 release and will comprise 1000 pieces in a "Premium Presentation Box". Its recommended retail price is £49.99.

New Routemaster - Go London
Fleet number: LT394
Registration number: LTZ1394
Route number: 15
Destination: Tower Hill

Wright Gemini 2 - Go North East
Fleet number: 6117
Registration number: NL63XCB
Route number: 309
Destination: Newcastle

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CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM CORGI
I can confirm that the following models have been released and are on sale:

OM46713A Wright Eclipse II (Single Deck), Transdev The Shuttle, 
Fleet number: 1801
Registration number: YJ05FNP
Route: 662
Destination: Keighley Bus Station via Crossflats

OM46713B Wright Eclipse II (Single Deck) - Transdev The Shuttle - Destination: Bradford via Bingley
leet number: 1801
Registration number: YJ05FNP
Route: 662
Destination: Bradford via Bingley 

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 Tuesday 15th January 2019


CONFIRMED RELEASES OF TWO NORTHCORD MODEL COMPANY MODELS
I can confirm that the following two models have now been released in the UK and are on sale:
UKBUS6507A ADL Enviro400MMC - Bluestar (1641 – HF66CFM) Rt1 Winchester
UKBUS6507B ADL Enviro400MMC - Bluestar (1641 – HF66CFM) Rt1 Southampton

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 Saturday 12th January 2019


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM OXFORD DIECAST
Further to my news of last evening, I can confirm that the models have now been released:

76PD2006 Leyland PD2/12 - Stratford Blue
NNR006 New Routemaster - LT50 General

Friday 11th January 2019


OXFORD DIECAST MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
The following models are scheduled for release week commencing 15th January 2019:

76PD2006 Leyland PD2/12 - Stratford Blue
NNR006 New Routemaster - LT50 General

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 Thursday 10th January 2019


CORGI MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi have advised me today that the following models are scheduled for release between the dates of 14th January 2019 and 27th January 2019:

OM46713A Wright Eclipse II (Single Deck) - Transdev The Shuttle - Destination: Keighley Bus Station via Crossflats.
OM46713B Wright Eclipse II (Single Deck) - Transdev The Shuttle - Destination: Bradford via Bingley

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 Wednesday 9th January 2019


NEW PHOTOGRAPH ADDED TO THE GALLERY PAGES
Courtesy of David Smith, a photograph of Wright Gemini 2 439 (BF12KXS) in Brighton and Hove Pride livery has been added to the Gallery pages. Click on the thumb nail photograph to be taken to the Gallery page to see a high resolution photograph and read details of where it was taken.

 Tuesday 8th January 2019


CORGI ANNOUNCE 2019 CATALOGUE
Corgi have announced their new catalogue, which appears to be for the whole of 2019. The bad news is NO new OOC buses have been announced for 2019 and the Fusilier Gift set mentioned last year in their collectors club magazine is not mentioned. 

Two new buses are announced as part of other ranges. The Harry Potter Knight bus is being re-released CC99726 and the Scottish souvenir Routemaster which I featured last year is listed as model CC82330.

The 2019 catalogue on the whole seems to feature aviation, military and cars. No trucks are announced. In all very disappointing for bus enthusiasts. Hopefully this lack of new Models does not signal the final demise of the OOC range.

Monday 7th January 2019


PHOTOGRAPHS RECENTLY RELEASED CORGI OOC MODELS
Please see photographs of two Corgi OOC models which were released during December:

OM46514A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2, Go-Ahead East London Transit 
Fleet number: WVL337
Registration number: LX59DDU
Route: EL2
Destination: Ilford Station

OM46514B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2, Go-Ahead East London Transit
Fleet number: WVL337
Registration number: LX59DDU
Route: EL1
Destination:
Thames View Estate

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 Saturday 5th January 2019


PHOTOGRAPHS RECENTLY RELEASED OXFORD DIECAST MODEL
Please see photographs of Oxford Diecast model 76BI004 which was released during December:

76BI004 Beadle Integral - Southdown
Fleet no: 861
Reg no: LCD861
Route: -
Destination: RACES

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 Friday 4th January 2019


PHOTOGRAPHS OF TWO CORGI OOC MODELS RELEASED DURING NOVEMBER
The two models listed below were released during November:

OM46515A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Brighton & Hove (Brighton Pride)
Fleet number: 439
Registration number: BF12KXS
Route: 29
Destination: Tunbridge Wells
Quantity: 500 pieces.

OM46515B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Brighton & Hove (Brighton Pride)
Fleet number: 439
Registration number: BF12KXS
Route: 21
Destination: Brighton Marina & Queens Park
Quantity: 500 pieces.

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PHOTOGRAPHS OF THREE OXFORD DIECAST MODELS RELEASED DURING NOVEMBER
The three models listed below were released during November:

76PAN008 Plaxton Panorama A. Timpson & Sons Ltd
Fleet no: -
Reg no: 552GXX
Route: -
Destination: Folkestone & Hythe

76WFA007 Weymann Fanfare North Western
Fleet no: -
Reg no: FDB570
Route: -
Destination: PRIVATE

NFDE008 Ford 400E Van Southdown
Fleet no: V63
Reg no: 8063CD

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 Thursday 3rd January 2019


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