June 2011 - News

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MODELS FOR SALE

To view models from my collection for sale CLICK HERE

Cobham Gathering at Dunsfold Aerodrome 10th April 2011 CLICK HERE

OXFORD DIECAST RECENTLY ANNOUNCED MODELS - IMAGES
Click on the links below to view copies of the Design cells for the models recently announced by Oxford Diecast:

1/76th scale
Bedford OWB
76OWB001 - Royal Navy CLICK HERE
76OWB002 - Ministry of Supply CLICK HERE
76OWB003 - City of Portsmouth CLICK HERE
76OWB004 - Southern National - Image not yet available

RM110 AEC Routemaster Black Prince Q4/2011 CLICK HERE

1/148th scale
NBL001 Bristol Lodekka LD Crosville Q4/2011
CLICK HERE
NPE002 Plaxton Elite Parks of Hamilton Q4/2011
CLICK HERE
NQ1007 Trolleybus Cardiff (Streamline) Q4/2011
CLICK HERE
NQM006 Queen Mary OK Motor Services Q4/2011
CLICK HERE
NRF006 AEC RF London Transport Q4/2011
CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
23208 AEC RF Greenline CLICK HERE
34406 AEC MKV 4-axle Lloyds of Ludlow CLICK HERE
36603 Dart SLF Metroline CLICK HERE
37701 ERF KV Gardner  CLICK HERE

Thursday 30 June 2011


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM ATLAS EDITIONS
I can confirm that the following model has now been released. Mine arrived this morning with yet another smashed box:
ATLAS 4655516 Leyland Tiger - Western Welsh

OXFORD DIECAST BEDFORD OBW SECOND MILITARY MODEL
Oxford have advised that the second military model for their new 1/76th scale Bedford OWB will feature:
76OWB002 - Ministry of Supply

The official Oxford codes for the OWB models so far announced are:
76OWB001 - Royal Navy
76OWB002 - Ministry of Supply
76OWB003 - City of Portsmouth
76OWB004 - Southern National

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM OXFORD DIECAST
I can confirm that the following model has now been released and is on sale;
NRF005 AEC RF London Country CLICK HERE

Wednesday 29th June 2011


NEW MODEL ANNOUNCED BY EFE
I inadvertently missed one further EFE model from the list of new models I published on Saturday, I should also have included:
36604 SLF Dart Twin Door - Arriva London
The model is shown as a late July release

EFE RELEASES DUE THIS WEEK
Due to unavoidable circumstances the releases scheduled for week commencing 20th June were not dispatched. I have just spoken to EFE this morning and they will be dispatched this week:
23208 AEC RF Greenline CLICK HERE
34406 AEC MKV 4-axle Lloyds of Ludlow CLICK HERE
36603 Dart SLF Metroline CLICK HERE
37701 ERF KV Gardner  CLICK HERE

OXFORD CONFIRM FIRST LIVERY FOR BEDFORD OWB MODEL
Further to my news 14th June, Oxford Diecast have announced their first livery for their new 1/76th scale Bedford OWB will be Royal Navy. No other details are known at this time.

Monday 27 June 2011


CORGI OOC MODEL SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi have advised that the following model is scheduled for release week commencing 18th July:
OM46401 Caetano Levante National Express W24 Wembley Stadium CLICK HERE - 2000 pieces.

EFE SUBSCRIBER NEWSLETTER
The 5th EFE subscriber Newsletter 2011 arrived this morning and has a number of items of news:

Tooling update
The mould tooling for the single deck Routemaster is almost completed and EFE hope to see the first shot models in 2-3 weeks. The patterns for the multi windowed Alexander Y Type bus and the Britsol RE cocah version of the Y Type have been completed and they are waiting to hear when the first shot models will be available. The patters for the Bristol VR1 have been completed and Mr Joyce comments from the images they have seen "it looks stunning"

New models announced
The following new models have been announced:
25811 Daimler DMS Western S.M.T
26624 Plaxton Paramount 3500 Brighton & Hove
29626 Leyland Olympian Barton Transport
34502 Bedford TK Bulk Tipper Marston Bricks

Cobham Bus Museum
Cobham Bus Museum has commissioned a fund raising model for their members only day at the new Museum at Cobham Hall, Brooklands. 

36002B RTL
Fleet number: RTL139
Registration: KGK 803
Route: 277
Destination: Smithfield
Any surplus models will be sold after the event. I will let you know details when I hear them.

Routemaster Association Model
Further to my previous reports, Mr Joyce states that the model is now available from the Routemaster Association. Please see my News report of 15th June for an order form.

EFE CORGI COLLECTORS GUIDE 2011
Anne Letch has contacted me and advised that the latest edition of her book has now been printed and will be released very shortly: "...
As is usual it will be released at the North Weald Rally on Sunday 3 July. The guide this year (11th edition) A5 version is priced at 15.50 post free just 50p more than last year. It can be purchased mail order post free from:
EFE Corgi Guide,
PO Box 2092,
ROCHFORD,
SS4 9DA.

All cheques should be made payable to Mr P.S. Brain. All mail orders will be processed as soon as is possible as the 2011 guides have now all been delivered from the printer". CLICK HERE to view an image of this year front cover.

CORGI OOC MODEL OM41707 RTW OK MOTORBUS SERVICES
Thank you very much to everyone who has taken the time to send me photographs of the above. I have received quite a number of photographs and hope to publish a selection over the next few days.

CODE 3 OXFORD DIECAST ROUTEMASTER
I have received the following from Steve Way. If you would like to purchase one of the models please follow the link to the website:

".. I wonder if I could ask you a great favour? My daughter is going to the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden next month with the Greater London North contingent - each contingent has it's own, self designed badge, and theirs features a Routemaster. As a diecast collector, I helped them get a professional Code 3 commemorative model created to reflect the badge as a fundraiser. The model is based on a 1/76 Oxford Diecast Routemaster - the full story is here: http://www.gln-jamboree.org.uk/unitpages/unitlogo.html and is in a certificated run of 200.

We have some models left, and are still raising money to support the trip - could I ask you to give the Scouts a little publicity?

Some are for sale through ebay as well as the website".

Saturday 25th June 2011


CORGI OOC OM43915A DAIMLER CW UTILITY BIRMINGHAM
Further to my News article of 20th June, I am very grateful to Mr Geoff Kelland for forwarding me a copy of an email he sent to Corgi on 7th August last year which Corgi acknowledged receipt of but sadly do not appear to have acted on.

"Looking at the new catalogue it is good to see a Birmingham City Transport release under the OOC banner, however there are a couple of issues of which you should be aware. The vehicle you have chosen to model is illustrated in the TPC book Birmingham City Transport on page 97 and looks to be a fair representation of the real thing however the numberplate should be under the cab window rather than at the bottom of the radiator and the radiator should not have a heavily chromed finish as these were produced in wartime to a utility specification.

The service you have chosen to use needs some explanation, service 22 was the direct replacement of tram route 22 in February 1930 and ran between the City, Station Street and Bolton Road Small Heath, in October 1935 service 21 & 22 were combined to form service 28 running between City Station Street and Great Barr via Bolton Road with service number 22 being retained for short workings terminating at Bolton Road. This means that the destination on OM43915A is correct and appropriate for the vehicle modelled. For the alternative destination you have chosen City Suffolk Street 22 which unfortunately is totally inappropriate. Birmingham City Transport never used the city terminal points on destination blinds, it was renowned for only using the outer terminal point regardless of direction of travel, all bus stops had to or from city marked on them. The only exceptions to this rule was when a bus was terminating in the city but short of its usual terminal point or a cross city service terminating in the City. This error is further compounded by the use of Suffolk Street as this was never used by buses on the Bolton Road 22 service. The use of 22 for short workings of service 28 was discontinued in February 1955 and the service number was then used to renumber service 20B in July 1957. The 20 group of services were operated between a large municipal housing estate at Weoley Castle and the City Suffolk Street. So the destination used on OM43915B is not correct for bus 1389 as it had been scrapped in 1951 six years before the number 22 was allocated to a service terminating in Suffolk Street.

May I suggest that a most typical Birmingham destination of the period and indeed right up to the start of WMPTE in 1969 would be SERVICE EXTRA, or indeed service 14B KITTS GREEN (LEA VILLAGE) as illustrated on page 96 of the same book. I offer these notes in the hope that a more accurate model may be produced and assure you that there is no criticism intended".

Wednesday 22 June 2011


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

OM41607A Crossley DD42 Southshields - Simonside - 550 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view 

OM41607B Crossley DD42 Southshields - Chichester - 450 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

Tuesday 21 June 2011


PHOTOGRAPHS OF RECENTLY RELEASED CORGI OOC MODELS
Click on the links below to view photographs of two recently released models:

OM43915A Daimler CW Utility Birmingham Bolton Road
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view 
OM43915B Daimler CW Utility Birmingham City (Suffolk Street)
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view 

I understand that the model has been released with a totally incorrect colour on the roof. The model has been released with a gloss gold roof instead of matt khaki as can be seen in the photographs.

If anyone was luck enough to acquire Corgi model OM41707 RTW OK Motorbus Services and was able to take some photographs for me to use on the site they would be much appreciated CLICK HERE to email.

Monday 20 June 2011


MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE THIS WEEK
A reminder that a number of models are scheduled for release this coming week:

Corgi OOC
OM41607A Crossley DD42 Southshields - Simonside CLICK HERE - 550 pieces
OM41607B Crossley DD42 Southshields - Chichester CLICK HERE - 450 pieces

EFE
23208 AEC RF Greenline CLICK HERE
34406 AEC MKV 4-axle Lloyds of Ludlow CLICK HERE
36603 Dart SLF Metroline CLICK HERE
37701 ERF KV Gardner  CLICK HERE

Oxford Diecast
NRF005 AEC RF London Country CLICK HERE

Saturday 18 June 2011


OXFORD DIECAST NEW N-GAUGE CASTING AND NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED
Oxford Diecast have announced a new casting to their n-gauge range of model buses and also a number of new models. the new casting features the Bristol Lodekka.

New models 1/76th scale
RM110 AEC Routemaster Black Prince Q4/2011

New models 1/148th scale
NBL001 Bristol Lodekka LD Crosville Q4/2011
NPE002 Plaxton Elite Parks of Hamilton Q4/2011
NQ1007 Trolleybus Cardiff (Streamline) Q4/2011
NQM006 Queen Mary OK Motor Services Q4/2011
NRF006 AEC RF London Transport Q4/2011

EFE CHANGE TO LATE JUNE RELEASES
EFE have advised me of a change to their releases scheduled for week commencing 20th June:

23208 AEC RF Greenline CLICK HERE - will be released week commencing 20th June.

27627 Wright Renown CMT Buses CLICK HERE - will now be released in the early July releases (date to be confirmed)

Thursday 16 June 2011


NEW RESIN MODEL FROM TTC DIECAST
TTC Diecast have advised me of a new commissioned resin bus kit:

"NWS02UK 1/76 Carlyle Dennis Dart 9.8m bus kit (UK version). A highly detailed Carlyle bodied dart, model bus kit. This kit is based on the UK spec vehicle as used in the NWS01 Arriva Scotland model. Kit will not include air conditioning pod. Kits will be in stock from Friday 17th June 2011

This kit will be limited to just 50 pieces and will be priced at 27.99 

First come first served. Available to order now"

BRITBUS GUY ARAB 3 W. ALEXANDER & SONS
Further to my news article of last evening. Many thanks to Harry Cameron for advising me that model GL10A will carry route number 14B NOT 20B as reported last night. The pre-production photograph shows 20B but the production version will be amended.

ROUTEMASTER ASSOCIATION MODEL 31907
I have been contacted by the Routemaster Association and asked to advise visitors to the site that their model holds Code 1 status from EFE not code 2 as previously reported. They also advise there has been some confusion with regard the order form and some orders have been getting sent to the wrong person. CLICK HERE for a copy of the order form with email contact details at the bottom to email your form to.

Wednesday 15 June 2011


NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY BRITBUS
Many thanks to Peter from Yardley Wood Bus Club for advising me that John Ayrey's have today announced two new Britbus models, both shown as July releases:

GL10A GUY ARAB III W.ALEXANDER & SONS
Reg.No: AWG 386
Fleet Number: RO600
Route: 'HIGH VALLEYFIELD - 20B

ABC GL10B GUY ARAB III W.ALEXANDER & SONS
Reg.No: AWG 386
Fleet Number: RO600
Route: 'TOWNHILL - 305'

NEW MODELS FROM OXFORD DIECAST
Further to my News article of 13th May, Oxford Diecast have today advised me of the first two bus company liveries in their 1/76th scale Bedford OWB model:

The first two releases will feature military liveries. The first bus company livery will feature:
City of Portsmouth preserved vehicle CTP 200 and the second model will feature Southern National livery

CLICK HERE to view a photograph of CTP 200 courtesy of John Bennett

Tuesday 14 June 2011


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

Week commencing 20th June
OM41607A Crossley DD42 Southshields - Simonside CLICK HERE - 550 pieces
OM41607B Crossley DD42 Southshields - Chichester CLICK HERE - 450 pieces

Week commencing 4th July
OM46015A Wright Single Deck Lothian Buses - Easter Road CLICK HERE -  650 pieces
OM46015B Wright Single Deck Lothian Buses Clermison CLICK HERE - 550 pieces

OXFORD DIECAST MODEL SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Oxford Diecast have advised that the following model is scheduled for release week commencing 20th June:

NRF005 AEC RF London Country CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:

16132 Leyland PD 2 Highbridge C.I.E. CLICK HERE
18206 Daimler Fleetline London Country (Blue Arrow) CLICK HERE
29409 Bristol RELH Coach Cambus CLICK HERE
30710 AEC Renown A1 Service CLICK HERE

Friday 10 June 2011


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 20th June:
27627 Wright Renown CMT Buses CLICK HERE
34406 AEC MKV 4-axle Lloyds of Ludlow CLICK HERE
36603 Dart SLF Metroline CLICK HERE
37701 ERF KV Gardner  CLICK HERE

EFE 29703 LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - LONDON COUNTRY NBC
I brought to EFE's attention that the above model carried a spelling error on the destination blind (shown as Stanstead should be Stansted). EFE have advised that Stansted will be spelt correctly on the production version of the model

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM CORGI OOC
OM43915A Daimler CW Utility Birmingham Bolton Road CLICK HERE
OM43915B Daimler CW Utility Birmingham City (Suffolk Street) CLICK HERE

Thursday 9 June 2011


PHOTOGRAPHS OF A RECENTLY RELEASED ATLAS EDITIONS MODEL
Click on the links below to view photographs of the two recently released Atlas Editions models:

ATLAS014 4655514  AEC Q single deck Greenline
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view

ATLAS0015 4655115 Sunbeam Roe Trolleybus Teeside Municiple Transport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

PHOTOGRAPHS OF RECENTLY RELEASED EFE MODELS
Click on the links below to view photographs of some of the recently released EFE models:

32101A RMF London Transport - Subscriber Offer model
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 5 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 6 CLICK HERE to view

12309 Harrington Grenadier Black and White
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

31908 RML London Transport 
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

32305 Bristol RELH Coach Royal Blue
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

36004 Leyland RTL Bus Silver Star
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

EFE ROUTEMASTER SINGLE DECK
EFE have confirmed details for the single deck Routemaster announced at last years Showbus:

37801 RM Routemaster Single Deck CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RM1368
Registration number: 368 CLT
Route blind: Private

II received the below from Time Tunnel Models which gives an explanation as to the price of this models:

"Pricing - we assumed this would be a normal priced release.  As this is a one-off model, EFE have to recoup all the tooling costs on just one model run - as a result, the price is much higher than initially assumed.

The Single Deck RM we will retail at 38.95.  This is the best price we have been able to offer for the product, due to a very high trade price."

Sunday 5 June 2011


NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY EFE
EFE have announced the following new models:

20451 Bristol VR3 Eastern National CLICK HERE
Fleet number: SD 3075
Registration number: KOO 793V
Route number: 400
Destination:  London Kings Cross
Anticipated release date: July 2011

22517 Alexander Y Type - Northern General CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 2633
Registration number: FCN 633F
Route number: X62
Destination: Blackpool
Anticipated release date: July 2011

26410 Daimler Utility - London Transport CLICK HERE
Fleet number: D73
Registration number: GYE 62
Route number: 88
Destination: Clapham Common
Anticipated release date: July 2011 

29703 Leyland Olympian - London Country NBC CLICK HERE
Fleet number: LR68
Registration number: B268 LPH
Route number: 799
Destination: London Victoria to Stanstead
Anticipated release date: July 2011

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM BRITBUS
I can confirm that the following model has now been released and is on sale:
DL-10 Dennis Loline - Scarlet Band CLICK HERE

ROUTEMASTER ASSOCIATION COMMISSIONED MODEL UPDATE
I have received the following updates from the Routemaster Association:

CLICK HERE to view an advertising poster for the model which gives details of how to order etc. 

I have also received the following update from the Routemaster Association: "We are due to collect them over the next few days and it will be available shortly. The first venue that it will be available for the general public, apart from by post, will be at North Weald rally on the 3rd July".

CLICK HERE for a copy of the order form to order by post

CORGI OOC MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi have advised that the following models are scheduled for release:
Week
commencing 6th June
OM43915A Daimler CW Utility Birmingham Bolton Road CLICK HERE
OM43915B Daimler CW Utility Birmingham City (Suffolk Street) CLICK HERE
Version A - 490 pieces Version B - 510 piece

Week commencing 20th June
OM41607A Crossley DD42 Southshields - Simonside CLICK HERE - 550 pieces
OM41607B Crossley DD42 Southshields - Chichester CLICK HERE - 450 pieces

Friday 3 June 2011


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM CORGI OOC
I can confirm that the following model has now been released and is on sale:
OM41707 RTW OK Motorbus Services Bishop Auckland Town Services CLICK HERE

EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
A reminder that the following models are scheduled for release
week commencing 6th June:
16132 Leyland PD 2 Highbridge C.I.E. CLICK HERE
18206 Daimler Fleetline London Country (Blue Arrow) CLICK HERE
29409 Bristol RELH Coach Cambus CLICK HERE
30710 AEC Renown A1 Service CLICK HERE

Thursday 2nd June 2011


June 2011 - News

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