July 2002 - News

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EFE NEW RELEASES - LATE AUGUST
EFE have announced the following models scheduled for release late August in addition to those previously announced:

18006 Fleetline - Nottingham
Fleet number: 61
Registration number: 61 NAU
Route: 99
Destination: Trent Bridge

16605 Leyland National - Cardiff
Fleet number: 214
Registration number: JBO 354N
Route: 2
Destination: City Circle

20629 Pointer Dart - Chester
Fleet number: 67
Registration number: N459 EEY
Route: 18
Destination: Cliveden Road

The previously announced model:
27609 Wright Renown First Manchester will I understand be on Gold service 135 destination Manchester
Piccadilly.

EFE SUBSCRIBER NEWSLETTER
The 5th mailing of the subscriber newsletter arrived this morning. There is nothing that has not been previously reported on this site.

Monday 29 July 2002


CORGI OOC CONFIRMED RELEASE:
Thank you to everybody who mailed me to confirm that the following model is now on sale:
OM42702 Van Hool Alizee Shearings

Saturday 27 July 2002


CORGI OOC CONFIRMED RELEASES
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
OM45306
Bova Futura Durham City Coaches
OM45708 AEC Q Double Deck  Leeds City Transport

Can anyone confirm the release which was also due this week of:
OM42702
Van Hool Alizee Shearings

Thursday 25 July 2002


EFE CONFIRMED RELEASE - NORTH WEALD STL
27808B AEC STL LT (green) went on sale on Sunday  21 July at the North Weald Show. Details as follows:
Fleet number: STL 1902
Registration number: DLU 260
Route: 339
Destination: Epping
Certificated 480 models.

I hope to bring you photographs of the model later in the week.

Tuesday 23 July 2002


CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD - NEW CASTING

Further to my news article yesterday. Campbell Morrison made the following announcement last night on Yahoo Groups UK Model Buses Forum

The first of four new castings from CMNL is hereby announced to be the Plaxton President, initially on Dennis Trident chassis. These are 4 totally different, new castings, not just 4 members of the one family."  

I will let you know sooner details as soon as I can.

As reported on this site yesterday the first new casting is to be the Plaxton President (Open top) in Lothian Buses Sightseeing livery. See below for pictures

 

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Shown above an early sample of the new Plaxton President (Dennis Trident bodied) model

Photograph  Campbell Morrison

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This pictures shows the livery in which the first model will appear

Photograph  Campbell Morrison

Monday 22 July 2002


CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD - NEW CASTING

It has been announced that CMN's new casting is to be a Plaxton President, the first version of which will be the open top version operated by Lothian Buses. I understand that there is to be 4 variations of the new casting. can anyone confirm what they are? Please email me (email link at the top of this page) if you can assist. I will give more details as soon as they are known.

Sunday 21 July 2002


CORGI OOC RELEASES WEEK COMMENCING 22 JULY 2002

OM42702 Van Hool Alizee Shearings
OM45306 Bova Futura Durham City Coaches
OM45708 AEC Q Double Deck  Leeds City Transport

NEW EFE RELEASES
EFE have advised that the following models are scheduled for future release in addition to those previously announced. No other details are known at this time.

24812 Plaxton Mini Arriva Herts and Essex
10130 AEC RT LT Green
27609 Wright Volvo Renown First Manchester

 

EFE and CORGI OOC MODELS COLLECTORS REFERENCE GUIDE

I am grateful to Anne Letch for sending me a copy of the second edition of her book which goes on sale this Sunday at the North Weald Show. The guide contains all known information up to and including Sunday 30th June 2002. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at North Weald and by mail order from the following address:
Mr N Mitchell
L.B.R.T
PO Box 125
Hailsham,
East Sussex
BN27 1WG

Price mail order is 5.50 including postage and packing. Cheques payable to Mr N Mitchell.

Friday 19 July 2002

CREATIVE MASTER DENNIS TRIDENT ALX400 UKBUS1006 EAST YORKSHIRE 
I have been advised by Jotus.com that the above model is scheduled for release in Hong Kong later this week. See the models page for new pre production sample photographs

Wednesday 17 July 2002


EFE RELEASES
I can confirm that the following models have been released and are now on sale
27808 AEC STL London Transport Country
28801 Leyland Titan London Transport

Tuesday 16 July 2002


GOLD TITAN T172 AND GOLD ROUTEMASTER RM6
I would like to say a big thank you to all the people who have sent me pictures of the above in response to yesterdays request for photograph. I am sorry but it is not possible to use all the photographs that I have been sent, I have uploaded  a few examples. A picture of RM6 can be found on the Gallery Routemaster Page and two examples of the Titan on Gallery Page 2

EFE 27608 WRIGHTS RENOWN TRAVEL WEST MIDLANDS
The picture below shows a final production version of the model being held up against the real 1412. 

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Photograph  British Model Buses

Saturday 13 July 2002


CONFIRMED RELEASE OF CORGI OOC
I can confirm that the following models have been released and are now on sale:
OM40802 Bristol Lodekka FS Brighton & Hove
OM43505 Blackpool Balloon Tram Walls
OM44005 Blackpool Brush Railcoach 1960's
OM45707 AEC Q Cardiff

Friday 12 July 2002


APPEAL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS
Has anybody got photographs of the buses that will form LT Museum Set 11? I have already got  a photograph of  RT4712 in the Gallery, but in response to a number of requests would like to also have photographs of RM 6 and T172 in their Gold Livery. Please email me if you can assist.

Thursday 11 July 2002


LT MUSEUM SET 10 AND MODEL COLLECTOR TITAN
I am grateful to EFE for advising me of the numbers for the above models as follows:
LT Museum Set 10:
Routemaster Sovereign - 15631
RML Stagecoach - 25512

Model Collector Leyland Titan - 28802

CORGI OOC AND EFE LISTS
I have today updated all Corgi OOC pages and a few EFE (see updates page for list of pages updated). If you notice and errors or omissions please email me and let me know (email link at top of this page)

CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD
I have heard a rumour that CMNL will be shortly announcing another new casting. I will let you know as soon as I hear anything

Wednesday 10 July 2002


OOC RELEASES
The following models are scheduled for release week commencing 8 July 2002:
OM40802 Bristol Lodekka FS Brighton & Hove
OM43505 Blackpool Balloon Tram Walls
OM44005 Blackpool Brush Railcoach 1960's
OM45707 AEC Q Cardiff

Saturday 6 July 2002


EXCLUSIVE

I am very grateful to Model Collector Magazine for giving me details of their next Readers Offer. The model will comprise Corgi OOC OM410XX (exact stock code not known at this time) AEC 4Q4 in Red LT Livery (see below picture of pp sample). Further details of how to order will be given in the September and October editions of the magazine

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Photograph Model Collector Magazine

EFE LT MUSEUM SET 10
I can confirm that the above is now on sale I hope to publish photographs over the weekend. Vehicle details are as follows:

AEC Routemaster (RM)
Operator: Sovereign
Fleet number: n/k
Registration number: XVS 830
Route number: 13
Destination: Aldwych

AEC Routemaster (RML)
Operator: Stagecoach in London (East London Bus & Coach Co Ltd)
Fleet number: RML 2639
Registration number: NML 639E
Route number: 15
Destination: Blackwall Station

EFE LT MUSEUM SET 11
I have just received details of the above set from the LT Museum. The set will comprise the following gold models:
AEC RT: RT4712 (see Gallery page 1 for picture of real bus)
AEC Routemaster: RM6
Leyland Titan: T172

The museum have included further information about each vehicle and I will publish this in due course. The set will be available late 2002 from the LT Museum and will be priced at 50.00 + 6.00 (P&P UK and Europe) 8.00 (Rest of World). I understand priority will be given to those who have ordered Set 10

Friday 5 July 2002


CORGI OOC CLUB
I am very grateful to the OOC Club for featuring this web site on the front page of their latest Bus Route newsletter (Issue 20 June/July).

Issue 20 also features an article about Nostalgia in the West Midlands and gives details of how to purchase the 2002 OOC Club model Bristol Lodekka Brighton and Hove which is limited to 1000 pieces. I will give full details of the vehicle as soon as they are known.

COLLECTORS GAZETTE
I am also very grateful to the Collectors Gazette for featuring this web site on page 8 of their latest edition (Issue 220 July 2002)

Tuesday 2 July 2002


EFE MODEL 27608 WRIGHT VOLVO RENOWN
Further to my news article dated 24 and 26 June and the picture on the 24 June article. I received a number of items of correspondence regarding the forthcoming model. This has prompted me to contact Travel West Midlands for clarification. I can confirm the following:

If as I have been advised the model to be released is of fleet number 1412 then despite being marketed by EFE as a Renown the vehicle is a "LIBERATOR" 1412 (P412 EJW) is a B10L. Chassis number 0546 Body number W221.

Monday 1 July 2002 (second posting)


EFE LT MUSEUM SET 10
I understand that the above set is due for release this week.

BOURNEMOUTH CENTENARY GUY ARAB 26309A
I am very grateful to Julian Bowden for advising me that the above model was released yesterday at the Bournemouth Centenary Rally and I understand it sold out. Details are as follows:
Fleet no:  33
Reg'n no: FRU180
Route:     1
Destination: IFORD BOSCOMBE SQUARE via BATH AND WESTOVER RDS
Certificated 500 Pieces

A CORRECTION
In yesterdays news article. I stated that EFE were releasing 15713 "Plaxton Paramount" British Airways. This was the information I was given by a contributor to the site. I have just spoken to EFE who confirm that 15713 should read "Plaxton Panorama". I have amended yesterdays news article to read Panorama and apologise for any confusion this may have caused.

EFE further advised me that STL 27808 is now scheduled for release late July/early August

Monday 1 July 2002


July 2002 - News

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