July 2014 - News

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MODELS FOR SALE

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EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have today advised that there will only be one release of models during August, this will be week commencing 18th august and will comprise of the following models:
23804 Alexander Atlantean Gateshead District - CLICK HERE
38112 Bristol VRT Western National CLICK HERE
38113 Bristol VRT 2 Southdown CLICK HERE

EFE also advised that the two Subscriber models are due mid to late August.

STAFF HOLIDAYS
The office is now closed for staff holidays. The next update will not be until Monday 11th August and I will deal with correspondence on my return.

Thursday 31st July 2014 

EFE RELEASES - PHOTOGRAPHS
Further to my news of yesterday, click on the links below to view photographs of the production version of the model, courtesy of EFE:
31512 RM Routemaster London Transport
Photograph1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
36707 SLF Dart Series 2 One Door Bus Eireann
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

MODEL COLLECTOR MAGAZINE - INTERVIEW WITH MR AND MRS JOYCE - EFE
The September issue of Model Collector magazine has a 3 page article on the 25 years of EFE. Towards the end of the article is a quote from Mr Joyce which will be of interest: "...There are new shops opening and we are again starting a new tooling programme. Soon collectors will see more entirely new models to excite them".

Wednesday 30th July 2014


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
EFE have today confirmed that the following models have now been released:
36707 SLF Dart Series 2 One Door Bus Eireann CLICK HERE
31512 RM Routemaster London Transport CLICK HERE

Tuesday 29th July 2014


EFE 5TH SUBSCRIBER NEWSLETTER 2014
My copy of the latest EFE newsletter arrived today and has a couple of points of interest.

Further to my news report of Friday 25th, the cost of the model including postage and packing for the 25th Anniversary models is given for non UK Subscribers. The total cost of each model to Europe is 33.50 including postage and packing. The price to the rest of the World is 34.50 including postage and packing. 

Four new models are announced but no further details are given:
20456 Bristol VR3 Bus - First Eastern National
20647 Plaxton Pointer Dart - North Western Premier - Route 38
34303 AEC 2RT2 Bus - London Transport - Route 14
35212 AEC Swift - Sheffield Transport

Mr Joyce, gives an update on model 34207 which was announced some time ago:
"I mentioned in the last letter how difficult it is these days to predict the demand for each of the models that we release. The delays being experienced with models coming from China has caused a further factor to immerge. At the beginning of the year we received pre production samples and advertised several models one of which was the 34207 RLH Weymann bus in Midland General livery. In January through lack of staff the factory making them stopped production and we were forced to move the model to one of our other factories and start again. This model has just passed inspection and should be ready for release in September, a full 12 months after it was ordered. However during this time delay the orders have continued to rise, we had no way of anticipating the demand after all that has occurred, so this model could now be in short supply".

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM BT-MODELS
I can confirm that the following model has now been released:
B020 Leyland Leopard Duple Dominant II - 'British Coachways - Wallace Arnold

Monday 28th July 2014


EFE ANNOUNCE TWO SUBSCRIBER OFFER ONLY EFE 25TH ANNIVERSARY MODELS
EFE have announced two Subscriber only special models to celebrate their 25th anniversary and have also released the following text, Click on the links to view photographs of both models:

"Having started the 1:76 scale collectable market for detailed and accurate model road vehicles, in 1988/89, we are proud to be still at the forefront of this fascinating hobby after 25 years. Our first RT bus was launched onto an unsuspecting world in August 1989 and since 1990 we have delighted our collectors with a steady flow of between six and eight new collectable models per month.

To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Exclusive First Editions we have produced 2 special models for our subscribers to enjoy. One features a Leyland RTL bus and the other features a Leyland Titan bus, both in silver and red liveries. There are limited numbers available making them very collectable and valuable.

36006 - Leyland RTL Bus - Exclusive First Editions 25th Anniversary CLICK HERE
Originally part of the London Transport fleet, these buses had a standard RT body adapted to fit onto a Leyland chassis. Extra buses were urgently required to help complement the production of the standard AEC RT bus to supply London with new buses after the war. The main distinguishing feature identifying the RTL bus from the standard AEC RT bus was the Leyland radiator. 32.50 including UK P&P

29207 - Leyland Titan Bus - Exclusive First Editions 25th Anniversary CLICK HERE
To replace the problematic Daimler DMS fleet, London Transport designed their own specific version of the rear engine Olympian bus and used the Leyland Titan name to identify it. These Titan buses were successful in London and became the predominant rear engine buses in the London fleet. 32.50 including UK P&P

You must be a member of the EFE Collectors Association to buy these models. 
To avoid disappointment a swift response is recommended. Due to the small production quantity of these models, orders will be handled on a strict date received basis, and we reserve the right to allocate models on a fair basis, if demand exceeds supply".

EFE/BACHMANN 25TH ANNIVERSARY MODEL
Further to my news of last evening, I have today received photographs from EFE showing the production version of the model:

22519 Alexander Y Type - Bachmann 25th Anniversary
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

The photographs show that the model is displaying the fleet number 2014

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

Week commencing 18th August
OM42521A Dennis Trident East Lancs - Preston Bus
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM42521B Dennis Trident East Lancs - Preston Bus
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM44118A Optare Solo - Southern Vectis, 32 Cowes and Gurnard
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM44118B Optare Solo - Southern Vectis, 25 Newport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Week commencing 8th September
OM46705A Wright Eclipse 2 - National Express Dundee
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46705B Wright Eclipse 2 - National Express Dundee
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Corgi have also advised that they are moving their warehouse from Margate to Canterbury so will not be dispatching any orders to the trade between 22nd August and 1st September whilst the move takes place.

Friday 25th July 2014


CONFIRMED RELEASE OF BACHMANN/EFE COMMISSIONED MODEL
Many thanks to Mike Harvey for advising me of the release of a Bachmann commissioned model. This model was released at this past weeks Bachmann Open day to celebrate their 25th anniversary in the UK with attendees reportably being given one of the models. A photograph of the model can be found on the following link at the bottom of the page CLICK HERE.

EFE today confirmed the stock code of the model as 22519 an Alexander Y Type which appears to be in the same livery as EFE 20th anniversary model 22515AS. I hope to publish additional photographs shortly.

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released:
36707 SLF Dart Series 2 One Door Bus Eireann CLICK HERE
31512 RM Routemaster London Transport CLICK HERE

Thursday 24th July 2014


CONFIRMED RELEASE EFE/BACHMANN COMMISSIONED MODEL
I can confirm that the following model has now been released and is on sale:
31511 Routemaster SRM - London Transport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Tuesday 22nd July 2014


JOTUS.COM ROUTEMASTER FRM - LONDON SIGHTSEEING TOUR - PHOTOGRAPHS
Further to my news of 1st July, click on the links below to view photographs courtesy of Peter Rigarlsford who ordered his model direct from www.jotus.com in Hong Kong:

RS76607 AEC Front Entrance Rear Engine Routemaster LT Sightseeing Tour
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE
Photograph 5 CLICK HERE
Photograph 6 CLICK HERE
Photograph 7 CLICK HERE
Photograph 8 CLICK HERE
Photograph 9 CLICK HERE

Sunday 20th July 2014


PHOTOGRAPHS OF LT MUSEUM COMMISSIONED MODELS
Further to my News of last Saturday (12th July) please see below details of two two models and photographs courtesy of EFE:

34101C AEC RT London Transport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RT469
Registration number: HLX 286
Route number: 152
Destination: Mitcham Cricketers

38901A Routemaster RCL London Transport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RCL2256
Registration number: CUV 256C
Route number: 149
Destination: Victoria

CORGI OOC MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi have advised that the following models are now scheduled for release week commencing 18th August (At this time there are no bus scheduled for release between now and week commencing 18th August). No quantities have been advised at this time:
OM42521A Dennis Trident East Lancs - Preston Bus
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM42521B Dennis Trident East Lancs - Preston Bus
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM44118A Optare Solo - Southern Vectis, 32 Cowes and Gurnard
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM44118B Optare Solo - Southern Vectis, 25 Newport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Saturday 19th July 2014


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 21st July:
36707 SLF Dart Series 2 One Door Bus Eireann CLICK HERE
31512 RM Routemaster London Transport CLICK HERE

EFE BACHMANN MODEL SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Time Tunnel Models have advised that EFE/Bachmann Silver Routemaster 31511 will be released in the next few days. They also advised that they have received their confirmed quantities from Bachmann and at the time of writing they had a few spares if anyone is interested

Wednesday 16th July 2014


TWO MORE LT MUSEUM EFE COMMISSIONED MODELS
The LT Museum have announced two commissioned EFE models for sale at this weekends Routemaster event at Finsbury Park:

Both have Year of the Bus adverts and both are 36.99
34101C RT on Route 152 As per the standard release 34101  plus "Year of the Bus" adverts CLICK HERE
38901A RCL on Route 149 As per the standard release 38901  plus "Year of the Bus" adverts CLICK HERE
These are reserved exclusively for Year of the Bus events and if there are any left over (like the previous 2) they will be available on the LT Museum shop website.

Further to my News of 27th June, The museum also advised that only 24 models of 31503F - Routemaster RM - London Transport CLICK HERE were produced for the Regent St/Stockwell Garage events and these sold out immediately they went on sale.

Saturday 12th July 2014


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
17230 - Leyland National MkI Long - Eastern National Citybus CLICK HERE
26328 Guy Arab II Utility - London Transport WWII CLICK HERE
38703 - Alexander Y Type Bus - Eastern Scottish CLICK HERE 

Friday 11th July 2014


OXFORD DIECAST MODEL NUT003 GUY ARAB - MIDLAND RED
Thanks to Adrian Griffiths for pointing out the error on the above model. This model has been produced with a white stripe on one side and all red on the other. It should be red all over. Oxford Diecast confirmed this error this
afternoon. Unfortunately the model has now been released so it is too late for anything to be done.

Tuesday 8th July 2014


OXFORD DIECAST MODEL NUT003 GUY ARAB - MIDLAND RED
Further to my News of 4th July, Oxford Diecast have written to me today to advise that the use of the word "Belfast" on the packaging of this model is a typing error by their Head office and should be ignored. To view photographs of this model, click on the links below:
NUT003 Guy Arab Utility - Midland Red
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Monday 7th July 2014


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised that the following models are scheduled for release next week (week commencing 7th July):

17230 - Leyland National MkI Long - Eastern National Citybus
PHOTO 1 CLICK HERE 
Fleet number: WW 1825
Registration number: VAR 902S
Route: 20
Destination: Debden Station

26328 Guy Arab II Utility - London Transport WWII
PHOTO 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number:G124
Registration number: GXE 564
Route: 145
Destination: Ford Works via Woodford & Ilford

38703 - Alexander Y Type Bus - Eastern Scottish
PHOTO 1 CLICK HERE 
Fleet number: S 638 N
Registration number: YSG 638W
Route: 208
Destination: Bathgate via Livingston

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM OXFORD DIECAST
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
76WFA001 Weymann Fanfare coach South Wales CLICK HERE
NUT003 Belfast Guy Arab Utility - Midland Red CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 2572
Registration number: HHA 24
Route number: 607
Destination: Leicester via Houghton

Friday 4th July 2014


NEW JOTUS.COM FRM MODEL SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Jotus.com have advised that a new FRM model is scheduled for release in Hong Kong on 4th July, please visit www.jotus.com for further details:
LT AEC Front Entrance Rear Engine Routemaster - Sightseeing Tour
Fleet No: FRM1 (KGY 4D) 
Route No: Round London Sightseeing Tour 
Limited Edition: 200 
Manufacturer: Resin Specialist 
Product Code: RS76607 
Scale: 1/76 
Type: Resin + White Metal 
Weight: 0.75kg 
Dimension: 127 x 33 x 58 mm 
Remark: Released Date: 4th Jul 2014

Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE
Photograph 5 CLICK HERE
Photograph 6 CLICK HERE
Photograph 7 CLICK HERE

Tuesday 1st July 2014


July 2014 - News

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