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July 2013 - News

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PETER TAYLOR
I was saddened to hear of the death yesterday of Peter Taylor (after a lengthy illness) who submitted a number of photographs to me for inclusion on the Gallery pages. His good friend John Bennett (one of my regular contributors) told me that Peter "was interested in all forms of transport, particularly liked AEC buses as he had worked for them for a while he was brought up in Southall."

At Johns suggestion as a tribute to Peter I have published below three photographs of London United MCW Metrobus M1069 in the commemorative livery as represented by Corgi OOC model 45108.

Photograph 1 CLICK HERE was taken at North Weald on 28/06/1992. The bus is shown on route R70 to Hanworth where Peter is to be cremated.
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE was taken at Norbiton Garage in 1994 the destination box is set the same as depicted on the model.
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE was taken at Stamford Brook Garage on 12th August 1989.

Wednesday 24th July 2013


EFE ANNOUNCE FOUR NEW MODELS
EFE have announced 4 new models and released details of two previously announced models:

New Models
16135 Leyland PD2 Highbridge - Accrington Corporation Transport CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 127
Registration number: NTD 589
Route number: 4
Destination: Accrington
Anticipated release date: September

22518 Alexander Y Type - West Riding N.B.C. CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 269
Registration number: GHD 416G
Route number: X12
Destination: Manchester
Anticipated release date: August

28907 GM Standard Atlantean - Fylde Borough Transport CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 88
Registration number: EBV 88S
Route number: 11A
Destination: Blackpool
Anticipated release date: September

29509 Plaxton Panorama - Eastern Counties CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RE 860
Registration number: CAH 860K
Route number: E
Destination: London
Anticipated release date: August

Previously announced models
20455 Bristol VR III - Southern Vectis N.B.C. CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 657
Registration number: ODL 657R
Route number: 16
Destination: Ryde Esplanade
Anticipated release date: September

35804 Plaxton SLF Dart 1 Door Badgerline CLICK HERE
Fleet number: - 
Registration number: P264 PAE
Route number: 352
Destination: Weston Super Mare
Anticipated release date: August

Saturday 20th July 2013


SURPRISE RELEASE OF BRITBUS MODEL
Many thanks to peter at Yardley Wood for advising me that the last model announced by Britbus (in January 2011) was unexpectedly released yesterday. I was made aware sometime ago of rumours that there were significant quality control issues with this model (which delayed the release) but heard nothing further. Peter advises that the certificates indicate a quantity of 504 models (but he is not sure if this is correct as his models vary in numbers from 1 to 145) so I am not sure of the actual quantity released. 
LLB-10 Leyland Lowlander East Midlands CLICK HERE

CANCELLED SUNSTAR MODEL
Many thanks to Neil at Time Tunnel Models for passing on the following message he received from Sunstar:

Sunstar H2929 AEC RT 1939 RT1 - Cancelled

"I regret to inform you that we will cancel our next RT model item 2929 (1939 RT1 - EYK 396 (Red) First On-Road RT). Item 2929 is suppose to be our first London Bus since year 2011. However we find that there are a lot of complications on the tools and many additional parts are required to assemble that bus. Due to the high costs involved, we have no choice but to cancel. I would appreciate if you could amend your records accordingly."

Friday 19th July 2013


EFE ARRIVA COMMISSIONED MODELS - PHOTOGRAPHS
Further to my News of Tuesday evening click on the links below to view photographs of the the production version of the two models courtesy of EFE:
31908B Routemaster RML Arriva London
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

33103C Routemaster RMC Arriva London
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Thursday 18th July 2013


TWO EFE COMMISSIONED MODELS
EFE have advised that they have produced two commissioned models for Arriva Heritage London. These will be sold at their event on 20th July celebrating 100 years of operation at Tottenham Garage, the models will be sold to support
The North London Hospice. 

The Arriva Heritage website gives the following details:
The 1:76 scale limited-edition models are of RML 901 with "Tottenham" destination blinds, and RMC 1464 with "Waterloo" destination blinds, made for us by EFE, the country's premier scale-model manufacturer. Both are based on two of the existing Heritage Fleet, with RMC 1464 being our open topper.

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM BT-MODELS
Many thanks to Peter at Yardley Wood for advising that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
B105A Bristol Lodekka LD1 West Riding (401) CLICK HERE (Left hand model in photo)
B105B Bristol Lodekka LD1 West Riding (418)  CLICK HERE (Right hand model in photo)

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM CORGI OOC
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
OM46306A Routemaster Blackpool Transport - 500 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46306B Routemaster Blackpool Transport - 500 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Tuesday 16th July 2013


BACHMANN TO DISTRIBUTE EFE
The following news release has appeared on the Bachmann website this morning:

On The Buses with EFE

15/07/2013

"We have today announced that we will begin distributing the well known range of EFE (Exclusive First Editions) models of road vehicles, underground trains and associated ranges to our trade customers.

Gilbow Holdings, owners of EFE, will continue to develop the range and also service their existing trade customers.

The appointment of Bachmann Europe Plc, is aimed at expanding the availability of these models and increasing the profile of the range. David Haarhaus, European Sales Manager said "The vast majority of the EFE range is produced to 1/76th OO scale and will fit well alongside our existing range of Bachmann Branchline OO scale models. Our own sales team travel the length and breadth of the British Isles and we have considerably increased sales of W. Britain figures since we took over UK distribution in January 2012. We now look to do the same with EFE products"

Bachmann now has stocks of current EFE products and will begin distribution to new trade customers with immediate effect.

Please see our product pages for more information".

Monday 15th July 2013


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 22nd July:
24328 30 BET Style Coach Isle of Man CLICK HERE
31510 RM Routemaster London Transport CLICK HERE

CORGI OOC MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi have advised that the following models are scheduled for release:

Week commencing 15th July:
OM46306A Routemaster Blackpool Transport - 500 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46306B Routemaster Blackpool Transport - 500 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Week commencing 29th July:
OM40819A Bristol Lodekka West Yorkshire - 500 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM40819B Bristol Lodekka West Yorkshire - 500 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM BT-MODELS
I can confirm that the following models have been released and are on sale:
B016A Leyland Leopard Wallace Arnold (Grey) SWW142R CLICK HERE
B016B Leyland Leopard Wallace Arnold (Grey) Evan Evans SWW130R CLICK HERE

Friday 12th July 2013


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
17310 Leyland National MKI Long Southend Transport CLICK HERE
24820 Plaxton Minibus First Hampshire & Dorset CLICK HERE

Thursday 11th July 2013


CORGI UPDATED RELEASE SCHEDULE
Corgi today sent me the latest information regarding their forthcoming release schedule:

OM46306A Routemaster, Blackpool Transport, 12 Blackpool dual destination Jul-13 
OM46306B Routemaster, Blackpool Transport, 12 St Annes dual destination Jul-13 
GS82322 Corgi Best of British Routemaster Jul-13 
OM46607 New Bus for London, 38 Victoria, 'Top Hat' Aug-13 
OM46018A Wright Eclipse, First Potteries, 25 Stoke Hartshill via Keele University dual destination Sep-13 
OM46018B Wright Eclipse, First Potteries, 25 Hartshill via Keele University dual destination Sep-13 
OM44711A Dennis Pointer Touchwood Connections 37 Solihull Station dual destination Sep-13 
OM44711B Dennis Pointer Touchwood Connections 37 Birmingham dual destination Sep-13 
OM41310A Wright Fusion, First Leeds, 95 Leeds Rail Station via Headingley dual destination Oct-13 
OM41310B Wright Fusion, First Leeds, 95 Bodington Hall via Headingley dual destination Oct-13 
OM40819A Bristol Lodekka, West Yorkshire, 43 Scarborough dual destination Oct-13 
OM40819B Bristol Lodekka, West Yorkshire, 36 Leeds dual destination Oct-13 
OM46701A Wright Eclipse 2, Wilts and Dorset, M2 Southbourne dual destination Nov-13 
OM46701B Wright Eclipse 2, Wilts and Dorset, M1 Castlepoint dual destination Nov-13 
OM41229A Wright Gemini, Yellow Bus 1C Christchurch dual destination Nov-13 
OM41229B Wright Gemini, Yellow Bus 1B Bournemouth dual destination Nov-13 
OM42415A Plaxton Panorama, Wallace Arnold, Yorkshire Dales dual destination Nov-13 
OM42415B Plaxton Panorama, Wallace Arnold, Scottish Highlands dual destination Nov-13 
OM46703A Wright Eclipse 2, Lothian 113 Pencaitland dual destination Nov-13 
OM46703B Wright Eclipse 2, Lothian 113 Western General Hospital dual destination Nov-13 
OM41605A Crossley DD42, Lancaster City Transport, Scotforth 11 dual destination Dec-13 
OM41605B Crossley DD42, Lancaster City Transport, Marsh 2 dual destination Dec-13 
OM46408A Caetano Levante, National Express, 202 Heathrow Airport 'Welsh Dragon' dual destination Dec-13 
OM46408B Caetano Levante, National Express, 202 Swansea 'Welsh Dragon' dual destination Dec-13 

Friday 5th July 2013


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised that the following models are scheduled for release Week commencing 8th July 2013:
17310 Leyland National MKI Long Southend Transport CLICK HERE
24820 Plaxton Minibus First Hampshire & Dorset CLICK HERE

LANCASHIRE BUS AND TRAIN SHOW - SATURDAY 6TH JULY 2013
The above event organised by the Lancashire branch of the Model Bus Federation takes place this Saturday between 10.00am and 4.00pm at the Nelson Independent Methodist Church, Nelson CLICK HERE to view an advertising flyer for full details

Wednesday 3rd July 2013


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM CORGI OOC
I can confirm that the following models have been released and are on sale:
OM46407A Caetano Levante National Express 'St Georges Flag' 
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46407B Caetano Levante National Express 'St Georges Flag'
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

NEW MODELS FROM OXFORD DIECAST
Oxford Diecast today advised me of the following new n-gauge Bristol Lodekka Models. No other details are known at this time:

Stock code to be confirmed - W. Alexander GWG 982
Stock code to be confirmed - Bristol Tramways UHY 400

PRE PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHS OF OXFORD DIECAST BRISTOL LODEKKA'S
Oxford diecast have today sent me the following pre-production photographs:

NBL001 Bristol Lodekka LD Crosville CLICK HERE
NBL002 Bristol Lodekka LD United Welsh CLICK HERE
NBL003 Bristol Lodekka LD Western National CLICK HERE

Tuesday 2nd July 2013


July 2013 - News

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