June 2014 - News

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MODELS FOR SALE

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THIRD EFE MODEL PRODUCED FOR LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM - YEAR OF THE BUS EVENT
EFE today confirmed that a third model was produced for last weekends event (two were reported by me last Friday). I understand that this model was produced in smaller run than Routemaster model 31510A to make up the total quantity required by the Museum. The total numbers of each model have not been advised. Click on the links below to view photographs of the production version of the model:
31503F - Routemaster RM - London Transport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RM1563
Registration number: 563 CLT
Route number: 9
Destination: Mortlake Garage

Friday 27th June 2014


CORGI OOC OM41310 WRIGHT FUSION - FIRST LEEDS
The latest edition of the Corgi Collectors Club magazine contains interesting news regarding the above and an exclusive member offer, the below has been scanned from the magazine:

"The July to December 2013 Corgi catalogue featured the 1:76 scale Original Omnibus Company model OM41310 Wright Fusion - First Leeds Bendy Bus which was to be produced as a Special Edition with a split destination. The A variant was heading to Leeds Rail Station via Headingly on route 95, while the B variant was going to Bodington Hall again via Headingly on the same route. The model did not proceed to production and a very few were produced, which we are offering exclusively to Club members. There are only eighteen in all, across both variations and we are limiting purchases to one bus per household. The models are complete and come in standard Original Omnibus Company packaging.

Because of the very small number available, we are holding a ballot which will close on 25th July 2014, when the 18 models available will be selected at random from the applications received by that date".

The article goes on to say that the model will cost the lucky members 49.99 each plus P&P.

To remind yourselves of what the model looks like, click on the links below:
OM41310A Wright Fusion First Leeds
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM41310B Wright Fusion First Leeds
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

EFE BACHMANN COMMISSIONED SILVER JUBILEE SRM
EFE contacted me today having received comments that the fleet number appeared to be missing on the model shown on my home page photograph. They assure me that the model does have the fleet number displayed but it was bleached out due to the way the light hit it. They have re-photographed the model CLICK HERE to view

Thursday 26th June 2014


CONFIRMED RELEASES  FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released:
12120 Harrington Cavalier - Timpsons & Son CLICK HERE
29806 - Wright SLF Dennis Lance - Badgerline CLICK HERE
35211 36ft BET Style Bus - Bournemouth Transport CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASE ATLAS EDITIONS WORLD TRAM SERIES
I can confirm that the following model has now been released:
7519019 Be 4/4 Standard Wagen - Geneva
Fleet number: 727
Route number: 12
Destination: Carouge

Wednesday 25th June 2014


LT MUSEUM COMMISSIONED EFE MODELS - PHOTOGRAPHS
Further to my news of yesterday, click on the links below to view photographs of the production version of both models courtesy of EFE:

28822A Leyland Titan London Transport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
31510A Routemaster RM - London Transport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Monday 23rd June 2014


LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM - TWO COMMISSIONED EFE MODELS FOR SUNDAYS YEAR OF THE BUS REGENT ST CAVALCADE
Further to my news of Friday, I can confirm that the two models went on sale yesterday at the Stockwell garage open day, they were also on sale in Regents St today. I am grateful to Julian Bowden who let me take photographs of the Routemaster model (which he purchased yesterday at Stockwell) on his stall at North Weald this afternoon.
31510A Routemaster RM - London Transport
Fleet number: RM20
Registration number: VLT 20
Route: 11
Destination: Fulham Broadway
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

Sunday 22nd June 2014


LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM - TWO COMMISSIONED EFE MODELS FOR SUNDAYS YEAR OF THE BUS REGENT ST CAVALCADE THIS SUNDAY
The London Transport Museum have advised me that they have two EFE models for sale this Sunday on their stall in Regent St:

Both are reworks of existing models the only additions being special adverts for Year of the Bus:
28822A Leyland Titan on Route 184
Stock code to be confirmed (possibly 31510A) Routemaster RM on Route 11 

36.99 each and only available at Regent St, then afterwards (if any left) online.

EFE BACHMANN SILVER FRM
Further to my news of 10th June, click on the links below to view photographs of the production version of this model courtesy of EFE:
31511 Routemaster SRM - London Transport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM CORGI OOC
I can confirm that the following model has now been released:
OM46609B New Bus for London Metroline - 2000 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Friday 20th June 2014


OXFORD DIECAST NSET02 - PHOTOGRAPHS AND DETAILS
Click on the links below to view photographs of the individual models in the set courtesy of Oxford Diecast:

RF - CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RF321
Registration number: MLL 958
Route: 200
Destination: Wimbledon & Raynes Park Stn

RM - CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RM81
Registration number: VLT 81
Route: 73
Destination: Knightsbridge

RT - CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RT1817
Registration number: KYY 672
Route: 9
Destination: Piccadilly Circus

Q1 - CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 1812
Registration number: HYM 812
Route: 601
Destination: Twickenham

TRAM - CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 34
Destination: Embankment

Thursday 19th June 2014


CORGI OOC MODEL SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi have advised that the following model is scheduled for release week commencing 16th June:
OM46609B New Bus for London Metroline - 2000 pieces (not show as being allocated at this time)
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Friday 13th June 2014


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 23rd June:
12120 Harrington Cavalier - Timpsons & Son CLICK HERE
29806 - Wright SLF Dennis Lance - Badgerline CLICK HERE
35211 36ft BET Style Bus - Bournemouth Transport CLICK HERE

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

OM46702A Wright Eclipse 2 Bus Eireann
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46702B Wright Eclipse 2 Bus Eireann
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46308A Routemaster Black Prince
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46308B Routemaster Black Prince
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46610A New Bus for London - Go Ahead London - Route 11 Liverpool St
OM46610B - New Bus for London - Go Ahead London - Route 11 Fulham Broadway

EFE AND CORGI OOC MODEL BUSES 14TH EDITION
The following news has been received this evening from Anne Letch:
The latest (14th) edition of "EFE & CORGI OOC MODEL BUSES GUIDE" is soon to be released on 22nd June at the North Weald Bus Rally. The edition for this year will include all the new releases from EFE and CORGI OOC etc as usual, and this year will also include full details of Atlas Editions Buses, B-T, Forward and UK resin released models.

The guide for 2014, which is priced at 16.50 (as in 2012) can also be purchased post free mail-order. The guide for this year will be a limited issue and all orders received before 20th June will be guaranteed to be supplied.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the 2014 guide please send a cheque for 16.50 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.

JOTUS.COM ROUTEMASTER 60 ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTS
Further to my news of earlier this week, additional details of the products have now been received from jotus.com:

LT AEC FRONT ENTRANCE REAR ENGINE ROUTEMASTER - ROUTEMASTER 60th ANNIVERSARY
Fleet No.: FRM1 (KGY 4D)
Route No.: 76 TOTTHAM GARAGE 
Limited Edition: 100 PCS
Manufacturer.: RESIN SPECIALIST
Product Code: RS76608
Scale: 1/76
Type: RESIN + WHITE METAL
Weight: 0.75kg
Dimension: 127 x 33 x 58 mm
Remark: RELEASED DATE: 12/JUL/14
The decal paper for the RM60 logo and banner will be included the packaging.
Price.: GBP64.99 each (selling at the RM60 event)

PHONE CASE - ROUTEMASTER 60th ANNIVERSARY
COMPATIBLE MOBILE : IPHONE4S / IPHONE5 / 5S / 5C / SAMSUNG S2 / S3
Manufacturer : JOTUS.COM LIMITED
Product Code : qbpc/01
Type : PP PLASTIC
Weight : 0.02kg
Remark: RELEASED DATE: 12/JUL/14
Price.: GBP7.99 each (selling at the RM60 event)

qb - LONDON TRANSPORT AEC ROUTEMASTER - ROUTEMASTER 60th ANNIVERSARY
Fleet No.: RM5 (VLT 5)
Route No.: 60 CHARING CROSS
Limited Edition: 200 PCS
Manufacturer.: JOTUS.COM LIMITED
Product Code: qb-RM-003
Scale: CUTE TYPE MODEL
Type: PULL BACK PLASTIC MODEL
Weight: 0.03kg
Dimension: 58 x 30 x 50 mm
Remark: RELEASED DATE: 12/JUL/14
Price.: GBP4.50 each (selling at the RM60 event)

Thursday 12th June 2014


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
24905 Plaxton Minibus Metrobus CLICK HERE
26625 Plaxton Paramount 3500 East Kent - CLICK HERE
36706 Dart SLF2 Northern Go North East -
CLICK HERE

OXFORD DIECAST NSET02
Oxford Diecast have today advised me that due to an error, the RT in the above set has been fitted with an RTL radiator by mistake.

Wednesday 11th June 2014


BACHMANN ANNOUNCE ANOTHER EXCLUSIVE EFE MODEL
Bachmann have today announced another exclusive EFE model, only available via Bachmann dealers. 

Model 31511 will represented SRM25 (RM1850) in silver Jubilee livery with Woolworth adverts
Route number: 1
Destination: Marylebone
Available from July.

CLICK HERE to view the Bachmann website.

OXFORD DIECAST N-GAUGE NSET02
Oxford Diecast have today confirmed that the 5 models issued as part of this set are all new models and have not previously been released individually.

Tuesday 10th June 2014


JOTUS.COM PRODUCTS ON SALE AT ROUTEMASTER 60
Further to my News of 2nd June, Jotus have sent me photographs and details of the products they will be selling on their stall at Routemaster 60 on 12/13th July at Finsbury Park:

1) ROUTEMASTER 60 - qb model with banner (Limited Edition : 200 pcs)
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE
Photograph 5 CLICK HERE
Photograph 6 CLICK HERE

2) LT AEC FRONT ENTRANCE REAR ENGINE ROUTEMASTER FRM1 1/76 resin model, decals for RM60 logo and banner are included in the packaging but are not stuck on the model (Limited Edition : 100 pcs)
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE
Photograph 5 CLICK HERE
Photograph 6 CLICK HERE

3) Mobile phone case in Routemaster 60 logo and caricature bus drawings in 4 versions for different cases including iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, Samsung S3 (Limited Edition : 50 pcs)
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

OXFORD DIECAST - A COUPLE OF ITEMS OF NEWS
I contacted Oxford Diecast in relation to the Weymann Fanfare - South Wales after I received an email enquiring why the horns which were shown on the initial line drawings were not fitted to the production model I published photographs of last week. They responded as follows: "We decided against the air horns as the roof would need to be punctured and then the air horns stuck in by hand - to achieve this in production and have the horns all fitted in exactly the right position facing forward would be virtually impossible so they were omitted".

Oxford diecast NSET02 5 piece London Transport Set - Details and photograph
Oxford Diecast have advised that the models represented in this set CLICK HERE to view a photograph are as follows. These models appear that they are new models not previously issued as individuals, I am seeking clarification from Oxford:
RM - VLT 81, RM81, Route 73 Knightsbridge, Ads Crown & British Railways
Q1 - HYM 812, 1812, Route 601 Twickenham, Ads Cobnut & Premium Bonds
RF - MLL 958, RF 321, Route 200 Wimbledon Stn & Raynes Park Stn
RT - KYY 672, RT 1817, Route 9 Piccadilly Circus, Ads Pearl & British Railways
Tram - No.34, Route 36 Embankment, Ads - Jacobs & Beer

Monday 9th June 2014


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM OXFORD DIECAST
I can confirm that the following models have been released and are on sale:
NSET02 Five Piece London Bus Set- Comprising: Routemaster, RT, Q1 Trolleybus, RF and London Tram CLICK HERE
76OWB009 Bedford OWB Bournemouth Corporation
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Sunday 8th June 2014


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

17229 Leyland National Mk 1 Long - Konectbus CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 152
Registration number: UFX 852S
Route number: 17
Destination: Dereham
Anticipated release date: August

23805 Alexander Atlantean - Glasgow P.T.E. CLICK HERE
Fleet number: LA 65.
Registration number: SGD 643
Route number: 58
Destination: Dalmuir West
Anticipated release date: July

31512 RM Routemaster - London Transport CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RM 60
Registration number: VLT 60
Route number: 47
Destination: Monument
Anticipated release date: July

36707 SLF Dart Series 2 One Door - Bus Eireann CLICK HERE
Fleet number: DPC 12
Registration number: OO-D-89232
Route number: 8
Destination: Mervue, Radharc Na Mara
Anticipated release date: July

37602 AEC Ergo 2 Axle Flatbed - London Brick Company CLICK HERE
Fleet number: H I.
Registration number: CMB 242C
Anticipated release date: August

38113 Bristol VRT 2 - Southdown CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 507
Registration number: TCD 507J
Route number: 319
Destination: Tunbridge Wells
Anticipated release date: July

EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised me that the following models are scheduled for release next week (Commencing 9th June)

24905 Plaxton Minibus Metrobus CLICK HERE
26625 Plaxton Paramount 3500 East Kent - CLICK HERE
36706 Dart SLF2 Northern Go North East -
CLICK HERE

PHOTOGRAPHS OF RECENTLY RELEASED MODELS
Click on the links below to view photographs of a recently released Corgi model and Jotus.com model:

Corgi OOC
OM46609A New Bus for London Metroline
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

jotus.com
RS-76641 Leyland CR London Transport (CR14)
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

Wednesday 4th June 2014


OXFORD DIECAST MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Oxford Diecast have advised that the following models should be in the shop next week:
NSET02 Five Piece Bus Set
76OWB009 Bedford OWB Bournemouth Corporation

CORGI CLASSICS 50TH SCALE ROUTEMASTER DELAYED
The Collectors Club of Great Britain/Diecast Collector magazine is reporting the Corgi have delayed a number of models to 2015 including their 50th scale Routemaster, I have copied an extract from their report below:
".... Some sad news for those of you excited about new products in the Corgi July to December 2014 catalogue, as Corgi has announced that a number of models have been postponed to 2015. Perhaps the most disappointing is the 1/50 scale Buses in Britain Routemaster, RM8 London Transport, First in Operation (CC25909), which was set to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the iconic bus.

No reason was given for the delays - although one could speculate that it's due to manufacturing delays at the factories - although Corgi has stated that "all orders placed for these items will be cancelled".

Tuesday 3rd June 2015


OXFORD DIECAST WEYMANN FANFARE - SOUTH WALES - PHOTOGRAPHS
Further to my news of last week, click on the links below to view some further high resolution photographs of the model:
76WFA001 Weymann Fanfare - South Wales Transport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

JOTUS MODEL FOR RM60 EVENT
The Routemaster Association are reporting that Jotus are producing a special resin FRM model for the RM60 event on 12th/13th July at Finsbury Park, London N4. No other details are given at this time. Jotus will also be producing one of their novelty qb Routemaster models and some special mobile phone cases. The RM Association will be releasing a 1:76th Routemaster model for the event. The manufacturer is not known.

Finsbury Park in London N4
Finsbury Park in London N4

Monday 2nd June 2014


June 2014 - News

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