June 2015 - News

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PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONFIRMED DETAILS OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED BT-MODELS
Many thanks to Jacksons Models and The Yardley Wood Bus Club for advising me of details for the following previously announced models:
B205A Bristol MW5G Bus - Ribble (Tilling Red) CLICK HERE
Fleet no: 270
Registration number: 2590 HN
Route number: 334
Destination: Carlisle
circa 1969 - 1972

B205B Bristol MW6G Bus No radiator Grill - Ribble (Ribble Red) CLICK HERE
Fleet no: 279
Registration number: 8696 HN
Route number: 623
Destination: Crossgates
circa 1969 - 1974

TWO RELEASES FROM BT-MODELS
I can confirm that the two following models were released mid June:
B113A Bristol Lodekka LD5G - Wilts & Dorset (Basingstoke, Andover) CLICK HERE
B113B Bristol Lodekka LD5G - Wilts & Dorset (Salisbury) CLICK HERE

2nd posting Tuesday 30th June 2015


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM BT-MODELS
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
B203A Bristol MW SD Wilts & Dorset (Devizes) 
B203B Bristol MW SD Wilts & Dorset (Weymouth)
B021A Leyland Leopard Duple Midland Scottish (Callander) CLICK HERE
B021B Leyland Tiger Duple Midland Scottish (On Tour) CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM JOTUS.COM - RESIN SPECIALIST
I can confirm that the following models have now been released in the UK:
RS76637 AEC Regal IV 4RF4 Coach - British European Airways (Grey) CLICK HERE
RS76601 Volvo Alisa Alexander - London Transport CLICK HERE

Tuesday 30th June 2015


CORGI OOC MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi have advised that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 27th July:
OM41610A Crossley DD42 Ashton Corporation CLICK HERE
OM41610B Crossley DD42 Ashton Corporation CLICK HERE
OM46709A Wright Eclipse 2 Perrymans CLICK HERE
OM46709B Wright Eclipse 2 Perrymans CLICK HERE

Thursday 25th June 2015


HATTONS PRE-OWNED MODELS SALE
Hattons have contacted me and advised that they are having a sale of pre-owned EFE models with lots of models at bargain prices. To visit the sale page and see what is available, CLICK HERE and this link will take you straight to the sale page rather than navigating through Hattons website to find it.

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM CORGI OOC
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
OM46611A New Routemaster London United CLICK HERE
OM46611B New Routemaster London United CLICK HERE

RUBY TOYS - LEYLAND TIGER PHOTOGRAPH OF REAL BUS
Further to my News of 20th June, CLICK HERE to view a photograph of the actual vehicle to be represented by the model, photograph courtesy of Ruby Toys.

Ruby Toys have confirmed that the model will represent TD95 (JXC 288). this vehicle is currently preserved and resides at the London Bus Museum. CLICK HERE to view a photograph of TD95 that I took at Brooklands on 19th April 2015 and CLICK HERE to view a photograph of TD95 taken in the snow at the Cobham Bus Museum Spring Gathering on 6th April 2008.

Wednesday 24th June 2015


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and will be in the shops in the next few days:
15719 Plaxton Panorama Elite London Country N.B.C. CLICK HERE
18017 Daimler Fleetline Bournemouth Corporation CLICK HERE
24822 Plaxton Minibus Northumbria CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASE OF CORGI OOC MODELS
Although not due for release until next week, it appears that the following models have now been released. I am aware that one of the models was listed earlier on the Corgi website and examples of both have appeared on eBay. I have also seen a photograph on Facebook from someone who had received their model today:
OM46611A New Routemaster London United CLICK HERE
OM46611B New Routemaster London United CLICK HERE

Monday 22nd June 2015


NEW 1:48TH SCALE LEYLAND TIGER FROM RUBY TOYS
I have been contacted by John Hope from Ruby Toys who writes:
"I am the creator and proprietor of Ruby Toys which I set up in 2012 to produce in limited editions 1 : 48 scale models of commercial vehicles from the 1940s and 1950's in the style of early Dinky Toys . My website is http://www.rubytoys.co.uk . I plan to release a model of a Leyland Tiger bus from 1949 in London Transport Central Area red livery in early 2016 and I wondered if you could put an announcement on the News section of your website".

To visit the Ruby Toys website, click on the link above or CLICK HERE to be taken to the News page of Ruby Toys which gives additional details.

Saturday 20th June 2015


EFE SUBSCRIBER OFFER MODELS
As reported by me on 8th June, EFE advised today that model 10135 AEC RT Dundee Corporation has now been posted to those who ordered it. They also advised that the second Subscriber offer model 18616 Bristol VR3 (open top) The Hampshire Pullman CLICK HERE will be released early July.

Friday 19th June 2015


NEW PHOTOGRAPHS ADDED TO GALLERY PAGES
I have added a number of photographs to the Gallery pages:

Photographs courtesy of Bob Belcher
Bristol VR - Solent BlueLine - Fleet number
07 (SDL 637J) - Actual vehicle represented by EFE model 38122 CLICK HERE

Dennis Dart SLF - Arriva London - Fleet number PDL 25 (X475 GGO) - Actual vehicle represented by EFE model 36609 CLICK HERE

Leyland Olympian - Metrobus - 805 (G805 SMV) - This vehicle was originally announced as being represented by EFE model 29631, however EFE later changed the model to K814 HMV as reported by me on 11th June 2015. CLICK HERE

Wright Gemini Eclipse 2 -  Delaine - Fleet number 156 (AD14DBL) - Actual vehicle represented by Corgi OOC models OM46507A & OM46507B. CLICK HERE

Photographs courtesy of Campbell Morrison:
Leyland Leopard Duple - Midland Scottish - Fleet number MPE344 ULS 651T - Actual vehicle represented by BT-Models model B021A. Shown in service on route 38 (the route for the model) but screened for Edinburgh rather than the destination of Callender (Stirling), and carrying the pre-Saltire fleet names that will not feature on the model. CLICK HERE

Leyland Leopard Duple - Midland Scottish - Fleet number MPE345 ULS 652T - Sister vehicle to MPE344 showing the livery represented on model B021A on route 38 and Stirling destination. CLICK HERE

Leyland Tiger Duple - Midland Scottish - Fleet number MPT109 BLS 109Y - Actual vehicle represented by BT-Models model B021B shown at at Midlandí Larbert Road depot when brand new having just been delivered. CLICK HERE

Leyland Tiger Duple - Midland Scottish - Fleet number MPT108 (BLS 108Y) sister to planned B021B again at Midlandí Larbert Road depot when brand new having just been delivered. CLICK HERE

Plaxton Paramount 3500 - Stagecoach Caledonian Express - Fleet number VSR 689 (G554 SSP) - Actual vehicle represented by EFE model 26705 although with a number of livery differences to that shown on the model CLICK HERE

Alexander Volvo Ailsa  B55 - London Transport - Fleet number V1 (A101 SUU) - Two photographs showing the actual vehicle represented by Resin Specialist (jotus.com) model RS76601 CLICK HERE

Wednesday 17th June 2015


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM JOTUS.COM
Further to my news of 16th May, I can confirm that Resin Specialist model RS76601 Volvo Alisa Alexander - London Transport is now on sale on the www.jotus.com website.

Sunday 14th June 2015


RECENTLY ANNOUNCED OXFORD DIECAST - IMAGES
Further to my news of 1st June, click on the links below to view line images of the models:
76DR001 Duple Roadmaster - Belle Vue Coaches - Due Q3 2015 CLICK HERE
76IRZ006 Irizar PB - Bullocks - Due Q3 2015 CLICK HERE
76LRT007 Leyland Royal Tiger coach - North Western - Due Q1 2016 CLICK HERE
76PAN003 Plaxton Panorama - Cotters - Due Q1 2016 CLICK HERE
76WFA004 Weymann Fanfare AEC - Bartons - Due Q4 2015 CLICK HERE

RECENTLY ANNOUNCED BT-MODELS - CONFIRMED DETAILS AND IMAGES
Further to my news of 21st May, please see below confirmed details for the 6 models and images for 4 of the 6:
B114A Bristol Lodekka LD6G - Red & White CLICK HERE
Fleet number: L153
Registration number: LAX 624
Route number: 76
Destination: Beachley via Tutshill, Chepstow

B114B Bristol Lodekka LD6G - Red & White CLICK HERE
Fleet number: L558
Registration number: TAX 237
Route number: 147
Destination: Abergavenny via Badmington

B205A Bristol MW5G Bus - Ribble (Tilling Red) - Photograph not yet available
Fleet number: 270
Registration number: 2590 HN
Route number: 334
Destination: Carlisle

B205A Bristol MW6G Bus - Ribble (Ribble Red) - Photograph not yet available
Fleet number: 279
Registration number: 8696 HN
Route number: 623
Destination: Crossgates

B206A Bristol MW6G Bus - United Counties CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 155
Registration number: 155 BRP
Route number: 1X
Destination: London

B206B Bristol MW6G Bus - United Counties CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 150
Registration number: 150 BRP
Route number: 365
Destination: Princes Risborough

Saturday 13th June 2015


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 22nd June:
15719 Plaxton Panorama Elite London Country N.B.C. CLICK HERE
18017 Daimler Fleetline Bournemouth Corporation CLICK HERE
24822 Plaxton Minibus Northumbria CLICK HERE

Friday 12th June 2015


EFE MODEL 29631 - LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - METROBUS CHANGE OF DETAILS
The following has been received this afternoon from EFE:
"It has been kindly brought to our attention that the pre-production model of 29631 an Olympian in the Metrobus livery, shown on our May Order Form and Upcoming Releases post, was displaying the wrong logos for the livery we have chosen. Thankfully we have been able to amend the model before production and can now show you the revised sample and new details".

Registration number K814 HMV, running number 21
Route: 161
Destination: Chislehurst
Adverts for Excel Windows.

CLICK HERE to view a revised pre-production photograph

PHOTOGRAPHS OF OXFORD DIECAST MODELS RELEASED YESTERDAY
Click on the links below to view photographs of the two Oxford Diecast models that I reported as released yesterday:

NPE007 Plaxton Elite - Scottish Citylink
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: -
Registration number: KSK 981
Route: 909
Destination: Edinburgh

NPP003 Plaxton Panorama 1 - Neath & Cardiff
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: -
Registration number: PTX 830F
Route: -
Destination: Tour

CONFIRMED RELEASE ATLAS EDITIONS WORLD OF TRAM SERIES
I can confirm that the following model has now been released:
7519030 PCC (Atleliers de Bruges) 1949 - Destination: Charler - Gosselies
Fleet number:10409
Route number: 62
Destination: Charler - Gosselies

Thursday 11th June 2015


TWO NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY EFE
EFE have advised me that they announced two further models at the Southdown 100 event last weekend. I am not sure how I missed them and have no recollection of seeing them on the EFE stand when I visited, details as follows. In addition I have included details and an EFE media photograph for the Tilling's Plaxton Panorama I reported on Sunday evening:

25005 - Bristol RELL - West Yorkshire NBC CLICK HERE
Fleet number:1287
Registration number: BWU 552H
Route number:16
Destination: Harrogate
Release date: TBA

29510 - Plaxton Panorama Bristol Dome - Tillings National Travel CLICK HERE
Fleet number: PL 9438
Registration number: PWC 345K
Route number: - 
Destination: Switzerland
Release date: TBA

38122 - Bristol VRT II - Solent Blue Line CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 07
Registration number: SDL 637J
Route number: 160
Destination: Ocean Village
Release date: TBA

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
16325 Bristol LS Coach - Bristol Tramways CLICK HERE
18110 Park Royal XA Atlantean - London Transport CLICK HERE
36711 Plaxton SLF Dart - Arriva Medway CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM OXFORD DIECAST
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
NPE007 Plaxton Elite - Scottish Citylink
Fleet number: -
Registration number: KSK 981
Route: 909
Destination: Edinburgh

NPP003 Plaxton Panorama 1 - Neath & Cardiff
Fleet number: -
Registration number: PTX 830F
Route: -
Destination: Tour

Wednesday 10th June 2015


TWO NEW SUN STAR 1:24TH SCALE ROUTEMASTER'S ANNOUNCED
The July edition of Model Collector magazine arrived today and reports that Sun Star are to produce two new Routemaster models. Model Collector advises that Sun Star will be releasing the models at the end of this year and that as yet no pre-production photographs are available. Click on the links to view photographs of both buses in service, one I took and the other courtesy of John Bennett:

RM324 - Routemaster RM - London Transport CLICK HERE
RM2089 - Routemaster RM - Stagecoach London Transport CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM CORGI OOC
I can confirm that the following models were released last week:
OM41416A AEC Regent V/Roe Hartlepool Corporation CLICK HERE
OM41416B AEC Regent V/Roe Hartlepool Corporation CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASE OF EFE SUBSCRIBER OFFER MODEL
EFE have advised they they started posting out one of the Subscriber offer models today, they should start arriving in the post over the next few days:
10135 AEC RT Dundee Corporation CLICK HERE

HACHETTE - BUILD YOUR OWN ROUTEMASTER
Further to my news of 22nd April, I am grateful to Brett Colley who has written to me to advise of a delay to the model. he writes:

"You may want to update readers about the Build your own Routemaster model partworks from Hachette at http://www.buildtheroutemaster.com/ You mentioned it in the News article on British Model Buses website recently.

Some readers have already received a couple of parts or more likely have obtained them via a newsagents. I hadnít got any parts, having signed up as a new subscriber and patiently waiting.

We have now all received a printed letter posted to us telling us that production has been temporarily suspended so no more partworks until possibly later in the year! Iím glad I didnít start building it only to find its not carrying on at the moment. See here as well: https://twitter.com/rm857build. This chap was charting his progress, but has also received a letter. A consolation magnifying glass tool was also posted as an apology.

There is nothing on their website about this suspension, so it may be useful to advise people".

Monday 8th June 2015


SOUTHDOWN 100 - CENTENARY RALLY
I have just returned from a really good day out at Southsea. The weather was warm and sunny with just a little bit of cloud. EFE had a stall and in addition to a display of previously released Southdown models, some recently released general release models and their popular scrap yard, they had one new model on display:
28510 Plaxton Panorama - Tillings National  CLICK HERE

Sunday 7th June 2015


EFE SUBSCRIBER OFFER MODEL SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised that they will begin dispatching the following Subscriber offer model next week (week commencing 8th June):
10135 AEC RT - Dundee Corporation CLICK HERE

OXFORD DIECAST MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE NEXT WEEK
A reminder that the following Oxford Diecast models are scheduled for release week commencing Monday 8th June:
NPE007 Plaxton Elite - Scottish Citylink
NPP003 Plaxton Panorama 1 - Neath & Cardiff

Friday 5th June 2015


NEW BACHMANN EXCLUSIVE EFE MODEL ANNOUNCED
Bachmann have today announced their latest EFE exclusive model. Many thanks to Time Tunnel Models and TTC Diecast for advising me:
38119 Bristol VRT - BR Engineering Training Bus
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Limited to 900 pieces
Due July/August

CORGI OOC MODELS RELEASE DATE BROUGHT FORWARD
Corgi have advised that the following models originally scheduled for release next week (commencing 8th) will now be released this week:
OM41416A AEC Regent V/Roe Hartlepool Corporation CLICK HERE
OM41416B AEC Regent V/Roe Hartlepool Corporation CLICK HERE

Wednesday 3rd June 2015


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised that the following models are scheduled for release next week (Commencing 8th June):
16325 Bristol LS Coach - Bristol Tramways CLICK HERE
18110 Park Royal XA Atlantean - London Transport CLICK HERE
36711 Plaxton SLF Dart - Arriva Medway CLICK HERE

CORGI OOC MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
A reminder that the following models are scheduled for release during June:
Week commencing 8th June:
OM41416A AEC Regent V/Roe Hartlepool Corporation CLICK HERE
OM41416B AEC Regent V/Roe Hartlepool Corporation CLICK HERE

Week commencing 29th June:
OM46611A New Routemaster London United CLICK HERE
OM46611B New Routemaster London United CLICK HERE

GALLERY PHOTOGRAPHS OF TWO RECENTLY ANNOUNCED MODELS
Click on the links below to view Gallery photographs of two vehicles recently announced in model form:
Corgi OOC - Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Delaine CLICK HERE
Oxford Diecast - Scania Irizar PB - Bullocks CLICK HERE

Tuesday 2nd June 2015


CORGI OOC JULY TO DECEMBER 2015 CATALOGUE - MODEL DETAILS
Please see details of the new models:

OM46309A Routemaster RM - East Midland
Photo 1 CLICK HERE
Photo 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RM1164
Registration number: NSG 636A
Route: 16 
Destination: Clipstone
Anticipated release date: September 2015

OM46309B Routemaster RM - East Midland
Photo 1 CLICK HERE
Photo 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RM1164
Registration number: NSG 636A
Route: 15A
Destination: Mansfield
Anticipated release date: September 2015

OM46507A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Delaine
Photo 1 CLICK HERE
Photo 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 156
Registration number: AD14 DBL
Route: 101
Destination: Bourne
Anticipated release date: December 2015

OM46507B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Delaine
Photo 1 CLICK HERE
Photo 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 156
Registration number: AD14 DBL
Route: 102
Destination: The Deepings
Anticipated release date: December 2015

OM46508A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Tower Transit
Photo 1 CLICK HERE
Photo 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: VN36108
Registration number: BJ11DTO
Route:25
Destination: Ilford
Anticipated release date: September 2015

OM46508B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Tower Transit
Photo 1 CLICK HERE
Photo 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: VN36108
Registration number: BJ11DTO
Route: 25
Destination: Oxford Circus 
Anticipated release date: September 2015

OM46612 New Routemaster - Stagecoach London - Poppy Appeal
Photo 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: LT269
Registration number: LTZ1269
Route: 8
Destination: Bow Church
Anticipated release date: September 2015

OM46710A Wright Eclipse 2 - First Hampshire
Photo 1 CLICK HERE
Photo 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 69544
Registration number: BF12 KWD
Route: E2
Destination: Gosport Ferry
Anticipated release date: October 2015

OM46710B Wright Eclipse 2 - First Hampshire
Photo 1 CLICK HERE
Photo 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 69544
Registration number: BF12 KWD
Route: E2
Destination: Fareham Bus Station
Anticipated release date: October 2015

3rd posting Monday 1st June 2015


CORGI OOC JULY TO DECEMBER 2015 CATALOGUE
Corgi released details of their second half catalogue this afternoon:

OM46309A Routemaster, East Midland, 16 Clipstone CLICK HERE
OM46309B Routemaster, East Midland, 15A Mansfield
OM46507A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2, Delaine, 101 Bourne CLICK HERE
OM46507B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2, Delaine,102 The Deepings
OM46508A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2, Tower Transit, 25 Ilford CLICK HERE
OM46508B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2, Tower Transit, 25 Oxford Circus 
OM46612 New Routemaster, London Poppy Day CLICK HERE
OM46710A Wright Eclipse 2, First Hampshire, E2 Gosport Ferry CLICK HERE
OM46710B Wright Eclipse 2, First Hampshire, E2 Fareham Bus Station

2nd posting 1st June 2015


DETAILS OF NEW OXFORD DIECAST MODELS
Further to my news of Saturday CLICK HERE, Oxford Diecast have now given me details of the new models:

1:76th scale models:
76DR001 Duple Roadmaster - Belle Vue Coaches - Due Q3 2015 - LOE 300, Destination Manchester
76IRZ006 Irizar PB - Bullocks - Due Q3 2015 - PB11 BUL
76LRT007 Leyland Royal Tiger coach - North Western - Due Q1 2016 - FDB 603, Fleet 603, Destination London
76PAN003 Plaxton Panorama - Cotters - Due Q1 2016 - AYS 401B
76WFA004 Weymann Fanfare AEC - Bartons - Due Q4 2015 - SNN 609, Fleet 929, Destination Private

N-Gauge models:
NBL006 Bristol Lodekka LD - Eastern National - Due Q2 2016 - XVX 19, PC2400, destination Southend via Hadleigh, Basildon, West Horndon Stn - adverts for Mace and Butlins
To view a Gallery photograph of the real XVX 19 CLICK HERE
NIRZ004 Scania Irizar - Eddie Stobart - Due Q3 2015 - Same as 1:76th scale model
NLRT001 Leyland Royal Tiger - Ribble - Due Q3 2015
- Same as 1:76th scale model
NOWB006 Bedford OWB British Railways - Due Q3 2015
- Same as 1:76th scale model

 Monday 1st June 2015


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