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June 2013 - News

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MODELS FOR SALE

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Buses in the Snow Winter 2012/2013 Gallery Page CLICK HERE

London Bus Museum Spring Gathering 21st April 2013 CLICK HERE


CONFIRMED RELEASE IN THE UK OF NORTHCORD MODEL COMPANY MODELS
Many thanks to Peter at Yardley Wood for advising me that the following models were released at the end of last week:
UKBUS6034 Alexander Dennis E400H - Stagecoach in Oxford CLICK HERE
UKBUS6035 Alexander Dennis E400H - Stagecoach in Manchester CLICK HERE

Sunday 30th June 2013


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

Week commencing 1st July:
OM46407A Caetano Levante National Express 'St Georges Flag' - 900 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46407B Caetano Levante National Express 'St Georges Flag' - 900 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

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

Friday 28th June 2013


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM CORGI OOC
The following models were released last week:
OM41412A Daimler ROE - Grampian - 500 pieces - shown as allocated to the trade by Corgi
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM41412B Daimler ROE - Grampian - 500 pieces - almost sold out at Corgi only a few pieces left
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
EFE advised today that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
18012 Daimler/MCW Fleetline East Yorkshire CLICK HERE
32004 RCL Routemaster London Country CLICK HERE
38108 Bristol VRT Eastern Counties CLICK HERE

EFE MODEL 16134 LEYLAND PD2 LUTON - CHANGE OF MODEL NUMBER
Further to my news of 5th June, EFE advised today that model should have been listed as a lowbridge vehicle and not highbridge. The model number has therefore been changed from 16134 to 16015 and the model description changed to lowbridge. All other details remain unchanged. EFE assured me that the production version will be correct.

Wednesday 26th June 2013


OXFORD DIECAST LEYLAND ROYAL TIGER - PHOTOGRAPHS
Further to my news of this morning, click on the links below to view photographs of my model which arrived this morning:
76LRT002 Leyland Royal Tiger - Southdown
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

2nd posting Saturday 22nd June 2013


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM OXFORD DIECAST
I can confirm that the following model has now been released:
76LRT002 Leyland Royal Tiger - Southdown CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 1640
Registration number: LUF 640
Route: -
Destination: Hayling Island

Saturday 22nd June 2013


CORGI OOC MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi have today advised me that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 8th July:

OM46407A Caetano Levante National Express 'St Georges Flag' - 900 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46407B Caetano Levante National Express 'St Georges Flag' - 900 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Friday 21st June 2013


OXFORD DIECAST MODEL SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
The following model is scheduled on 21st June:
76LRT002 Leyland Royal Tiger Southdown CLICK HERE

Wednesday 19th June 2013


JOTUS.COM RS76606 AEC FRM1 LONDON TRANSPORT - PRODUCTION VERSION PHOTOGRAPHS
I have received photographs this evening from jotus.com showing the production version of the model. Jotus advise that the model is scheduled for release on 21st June:

RS76606 AEC FRM - London Transport
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
Photograph 7 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 8 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 9 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 10 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 11 CLICK HERE to view

EFE & CORGI OOC MODEL BUSES GUIDE 13TH EDITION
I have received the below news this evening from Anne Letch the author of the guide:

The latest (13th) edition of "EFE & CORGI OOC MODEL BUSES" is soon to be released on 7th July at the North Weald Bus Rally. The edition for this year is produced primarily as a supplementary guide to the 12th edition and includes all the new releases from EFE and CORGI OOC along with most of the smaller producers models released during the past 12 months.

The supplementary guide for 2013, which is priced at 2.20 can also be purchased post free mail-order. Purchasers are advised that the next full issue of this guide (14th edition) will be released in July 2014. The supplementary guide for this year will be a limited issue and all orders received before 1st July will be guaranteed to be supplied.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the 2013 supplementary guide, please send a cheque for 2.20 made payable to Mr. P.S. Brain to the following address: 
EFE/CORGI GUIDE, 16 Parklands, Rochford, Essex SS4 1SQ.
Please make sure that you include your delivery address clearly written with your order.

Monday 17th June 2013


EFE SUBSCRIBER NEWSLETTER
Further to my News of yesterday, my EFE Subscriber newsletter arrived this morning. In addition to the EFE Subscriber Offer model reported yesterday, one other new model is mentioned:
20455 Bristol VR3 Southern Vectis N.B.C

No further details of the model are given.

Saturday 15th June 2013


OXFORD DIECAST WEYMANN FANFARE
Oxford Diecast have today confirmed that the first release of the recently announced 1:76th scale Weymann Fanfare casting (model 76WFA001 Weymann Fanfare South Wales) will feature the following vehicle as shown in the photograph:

76WFA001 Weymann Fanfare - South Wales CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 1032
Registration number: NCY 626

They also advised that the second release will feature the Southdown vehicle shown in the photograph:

Stock code to be confirmed
Weymann Fanfare - Southdown CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 1141
Registration number: XUF 141

2nd posting Friday 14th June 2013


NEW SUBSCRIBER OFFER MODEL ANNOUNCED BY EFE
EFE have announced a new Subscriber offer model. Details will be given on the next Subscriber newsletter which is due any day:
34101B AEC RT - London Transport CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RT2629
Registration number: LYF 354
Route number: - 
Destination: Coronation Route Tour

Friday 14th June 2013


JOTUS.COM - AMENDED FRM FLYER
Jotus have today sent me an amended flyer for the FRM model. In this flyer the centre photograph of the real FRM shows the destination of "Potters Bar Station" as per the model. The previous flyer showed FRM1 on route to "Potters Bar Garage"

CLICK HERE to view the amended flyer. Again this is a large file so may take a while to download dependent on your connection speed.

Thursday 13th June 2013


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
28010 Daimler DMS Bus Bexleybus  CLICK HERE
32306 Bristol RELH Coach Southern National CLICK HERE
33105 RMC Open Top Routemaster Coach First London CLICK HERE

Wednesday 12th June 2013


NEWS FROM JOTUS.COM - RESIN FRM SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Jotus.com have advised that their second FRM Resin model will be released on or about 20th June. 

Please note the flyer advertising the model on this news article has been removed and replaced with an amended flyer showing FRM1 on the same route as modelled. See news dated Thursday 13th June above for the amended flyer.

Model details:
Manufacturer: Resin Specialist
Stock code: RS76606
AEC FRM - London Transport
Fleet number: FRM1
Registration number: KGY 4D
Route number: 284
Destination: Potters Bar Station
Quantity: 300 pieces

To view a low resolution photograph of the model CLICK HERE

Tuesday 11th June 2013


NORTHCORD MODEL COMPANY - HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOGRAPHS
Further to my News of this morning, click on the links below to view high resolution photographs of two of the models taken by myself:

UKBUS0039 Alexander Royale-bodied Volvo Olympian - SBS Transit - Route 93
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

UKBUS0041 Alexander Royale-bodied Volvo Olympian - SBS Transit - Route 257
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

2nd posting Monday 10th June 2013


NEWS RELEASE FROM THE NORTHCORD MODEL COMPANY
The following news release has been received this morning:

UKBUS0039, 0040, 0041 Alexander Royale-bodied Volvo Olympian

SBS Transit

Following the significant success in launching the new casting of the Alexander Royale-bodied Volvo Olympian model in the livery of Lothian Buses in 2005 by Creative Master Northcord Limited, Northcord Model Company has picked up this tooling from the former joint-venture company and is proud to release the latest products based on the Singapore non-air-conditioned bus.

These are launched as UKBUS0039, 0040 and 0041. The models feature Volvo Olympians working on route 93, 182M and 257 which are among the last services with non-air-conditioned buses in Singapore.

The Volvo Olympian is the last non-air-conditioned double-decker bus serving in Singapore. After the Swedish company relocated the Olympian assembly line to Irvine in Scotland from the north of England in 1993, this effectively removed the Leyland name and allowed Volvo to supply more parts to the improved Volvo Olympian chassis.

When Volvo was moving house, Singapore Bus Service (SBS) was still taking delivery of Leyland Olympian 12-metre 3-axle air-conditioned buses from the Workington plant. The firm orders for the new Volvos had to wait therefore until 1994-1995. These 100 units of 2-axle Volvo Olympian buses were commissioned in 1994-1995. The 2-axle buses were not air-conditioned. The front, however, adopted the air-conditioned Leyland Super Buses design, minus the words. The rest of the body was the same as for the Alexander R-type bodies. The bus measured 10.5 metres indicating that the Volvo chassis from the Irvine plant still retained the Leyland design.

On top of that, there were no more Leyland engines to choose from. The 2 and 3-axle ones were all fitted with Volvo TD102KF 9.6 litre turbo-charged engines. For the transmission, SBS chose the Voith DIWA D852.1 full-automatic gearbox. More so, the 100 2-axle Volvo Olympian buses were the last non-air-conditioned double-deck buses in the Singapore fleet. In due course, all the double-decker fleet will be fully air-conditioned.

The replicas feature excellent detailing, inside and out, such as realistic-looking handpoles and handrails. The Volvo Olympian model is a one-piece casting whose clean lines accentuate the gasket windows and livery application on which all letterings are clearly legible. The round headlight and rectangular sidelight / indicator units at the front are made of individual components to look more realistic.

The brand new UKBUS0039, 0040 and 0041 models are each based on a Limited Edition of only 360 pieces produced.

Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Monday 10th June 2013


CORGI OOC MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi have today advised that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 17th June:

OM41412A Daimler ROE - Grampian - 500 pieces - shown as allocated to the trade by Corgi
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM41412B Daimler ROE - Grampian - 500 pieces - almost sold out at Corgi only a few pieces left
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

EFE UPDATED PP PHOTOGRAPHS
Further to my news of 5th June, EFE have today sent photographs of later PP samples of two of the models:

24820 Plaxton Minibus - First Hampshire & Dorset CLICK HERE
31510 RM Routemaster - London Transport CLICK HERE

Friday 7th June 2013


NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY EFE
EFE have today announced 5 new models and gave details of one previously announced:

New models:
16134 Leyland PD 2 Highbridge - Luton Corporation CLICK HERE
EFE advised me on 26.6.13 that model should be a lowbridge vehicle and stock code changed to 16015. All other details remain unchanged
Fleet number: 121
Registration number: FNM 121
Route number: 11
Destination: Stopsley
Due date: August

17310 Leyland National MkI Long - Southend Transport CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 702
Registration number: TPD 195M
Route number: 23
Destination: Leigh Station
Due date: July

24820 Plaxton Minibus - First Hampshire & Dorset CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 50206
Registration number N273 JUG:
Route number: 6A
Destination: Hilsea via Southsea, Copnor & North End
Due date: July

31510 RM Routemaster - London Transport CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RM 20
Registration number: VLT 20
Route number: 11
Destination: Fulham Broadway
Due date: July

34206 AEC RLH Bus - South Wales CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 339
Registration number: GCY 522
Route number: 76
Destination: Port Tennant, Hospital, Brynmill
Due date: August

Previously announced
19306 Atkinson Artic Flatbed - Bass Worthington CLICK HERE
Trailer number: 41
Registration number: KFA 24
Due date: July

IMAGES OF RECENTLY ANNOUNCED OXFORD DIECAST MODELS
Click on the links below to view line drawing images of the recently announced models and one previously announced model:

New models
76LRT003 W Alexander Leyland Royal Tiger CLICK HERE
76WFA001 Weymann Fanfare South Wales CLICK HERE

1:148th scale
NPE006 Plaxton Elite Prospect Coaches CLICK HERE
NPP002 Southdown Plaxton Panorama I CLICK HERE
NUT002 London Transport Guy Arab Utility CLICK HERE

Previously announced model:
NPB001 Commer PB (Post Bus) - Royal Mail CLICK HERE

Wednesday 5th June 2013


PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE PRODUCTION VERSIONS OF NEXT WEEKS EFE RELEASES
Click on the links to view photographs of the production versions of the three EFE models scheduled for release next week:
28010 Daimler DMS Bus Bexleybus
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
32306 Bristol RELH Coach Southern National
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
33105 RMC Open Top Routemaster Coach First London
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

REMINDER OF NEWS FROM END OF LAST WEEK
The two items of news appeared on the last day of May's news so I thought I would mention them again at the beginning of this month:

NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY OXFORD DIECAST
Oxford Diecast have announced a number of new models including a new casting, no further details are known at this time:

1:76th scale:
76LRT003 W Alexander Leyland Royal Tiger Q4/2013 RRP 14.95
76WFA001 Weymann Fanfare South Wales Q4/2013 RRP 14.95

1:148th scale
NPE006 Plaxton Elite Prospect Coaches Q4/2013 RRP 6.95
NPP002 Southdown Plaxton Panorama I Q4/2013 RRP 5.95
NUT002 London Transport Guy Arab Utility Q4/2013 RRP 5.95

EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
The following EFE models are scheduled for release week commencing 10th June:
28010 Daimler DMS Bus Bexleybus  CLICK HERE
32306 Bristol RELH Coach Southern National CLICK HERE
33105 RMC Open Top Routemaster Coach First London CLICK HERE

Tuesday 4th June 2013


June 2013 - News

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