March 2016 - News

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PHOTOGRAPHS AND DETAILS OF RECENTLY ANNOUNCED BT-MODELS
Many thanks to Dan at Jacksons Models and Peter at Yardley Wood Bus Club for advising me that details and photographs of the two recently announced models are now available:

B116A Bristol Lodekka LD6G United Counties CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 958
Registration number: JBD 963
Route number: 142
Destination: Luton via Ampthill, Clophill and Barton

B116B Bristol Lodekka LD6G United Counties CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 976
Registration number: LNV 504
Route number: 141
Destination: Aylesbury

EFE ATTENDING SATURDAYS SOUTH EAST BUS FESTIVAL
EFE have advised me that Mr and Mrs Joyce will be attending this Saturday's show at the Kent Showground in Detling near Maidstone and will have a stall with pre-production samples of recently announced models on display. The event runs from 10:00 to 16:00.

For those attending, the cost of admission is advertised as 10.00 per adult (Children under 14 free) for tickets purchased on the gate. However, by visiting the Kent Showgrounds website CLICK HERE tickets can be purchased in advance at 7.00 each! I purchased mine earlier this evening.

Thursday 31st March 2016


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE advised me today that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 11th April:
25213 Bristol RELL Bus - Bristol N.B.C CLICK HERE (Delayed from last week - see below)
28012 Leyland DMS 1 Door - Western Scottish CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models were released last week:
17231 Leyland National - Northumbria CLICK HERE
28829 Leyland Titan - Oxford Bus Company CLICK HERE

25213 Bristol RELL Bus - Bristol N.B.C CLICK HERE was not released last week, it will now be released early April (see above).

Wednesday 30th March 2016


NEWS OF THE RELEASE OF TWO CORGI OOC IRISH COMMISSIONED MODELS AND A PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE OF A COMMISSIONED NORTHCORD MODEL COMPANY DUBLIN BUS

Many thanks to Brain Collins from Brian Collins Enterprises for sending me photographs of his two corgi OOC commissioned models and also early pre-production photographs of a Northcord Model Company commissioned model:

Corgi OOC models
Brian's two Corgi commissioned models feature a Scania Irizar in BCE/Bus Eireann Expressway livery as follows. Both are limited to 500 pieces each:
CP46213A - BCE/Bus Eireann Expressway SP111 Model (X20 Galway) 
CP46213B - BCE/Bus Eireann Expressway SP111 Model (22 Ballina)

Click on the links below to view photographs of the production versions of both models:
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE

Manufactured by Corgi Premiums for Brian Collins Enterprises. Each model is priced @ 51, which includes VAT @ 23%.  Plus postage. Brian can be contacted on 00353 87 9837712 or email brianc130@hotmail.com. Brian advises that his website in currently being worked on to to accept E-commerce orders but that is not available at this time.

Northcord Model Company commissioned model
Brian tells me that
he started this project a couple of years ago with NMC, He says "due to issues beyond my control we are now only seeing some movement. The pp sample arrived with me last Friday. When produced it will be limited to only 300 pieces. Release date & pricing to be confirmed".

NMC Stock code: Not known
Alexander ALX400 Volvo B7TL
- Dublin Bus City Swift
Fleet number: AV1
Registration number: 00-D-40001
Route: 39X
Destination: Xpresso Clonsilla

Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

Monday 28th March 2016


PHOTOGRAPHS OF RECENTLY RELEASED OXFORD DIECAST MODELS
Click on the links below to view photographs of the three recently released models:

NPE009 Plaxton Elite - East Yorkshire Coaches
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

NPP004 Plaxton Panorama 1 - Midland Red
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

76DR001 Duple Roadmaster - Belle Vue Coaches
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE
Photograph 5 CLICK HERE
Photograph 6 CLICK HERE

Sunday 27th March 2016


NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY BT-MODELS
Many thanks to Time Tunnel Models for advising me that the following new models have been announced:
B116A Bristol Lodekka LD6G United Counties (958)
B116B Bristol Lodekka LD6G United Counties (976) 
No further details or photographs have been given this time.

CONFIRMED RELEASE OF TWO CORGI COMMISSIONED MODELS BY BRIAN COLLINS ENTERPRISES
Further to my news of 7th April 2015 CLICK HERE, Brian Collins has announced today that he has taken stock of his two models and they are on sale now. Details can be found on the Brian Collins Enterprises Facebook page.

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM ATLAS EDITIONS
The following model has now been released:
4642106 Saurer L4C - Swiss PTT
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: -
Registration number: P-23123
Route: -
Destination: Sonderfahrt (English meaning - Special)

NEW ADDITION TO MY COLLECTION
I was very pleased to add the below model to my collection yesterday. It was very kindly sent to me by the parents of a friend of mine who passed away suddenly just before Christmas and was part of his model collection. The model will be displayed prominently in my collection and every time I look at it I will remember him. A nice memory.

Corgi Classics 33804 Bedford OB - Guinness
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: -
Registration number: ZH-7684
Route: -
Destination: Excursion

Tuesday 22nd March 2016


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM OXFORD DIECAST
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
NPE009 Plaxton Elite - East Yorkshire Coaches CLICK HERE
NPP004 Plaxton Panorama 1 - Midland Red CLICK HERE
76DR001 Duple Roadmaster - Belle Vue Coaches CLICK HERE

Friday 18th March 2016


OXFORD DIECAST MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Many thanks to Dan at Jacksons Models for advising me that the following models are scheduled to be delivered to him tomorrow:
NPE009 Plaxton Elite - East Yorkshire Coaches CLICK HERE
NPP004 Plaxton Panorama 1 - Midland Red CLICK HERE
76DR001 Duple Roadmaster - Belle Vue Coaches CLICK HERE

Thursday 17th March 2016


EFE ADD ANOTHER MODEL TO THEIR LATE MARCH RELEASES
EFE advised me this afternoon, that the following model will also be released week commencing 21st March, making three models in total:
25213 Bristol RELL Bus - Bristol N.B.C CLICK HERE

Wednesday 16th March 2016


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised this morning that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 21st March:
17231 Leyland National - Northumbria CLICK HERE
28829 Leyland Titan - Oxford Bus Company CLICK HERE

Monday 14th March 2016


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
12123 Harrington Cavalier - Royal Blue N.B.C. CLICK HERE
24108 Bedford TK Dropside -Alder Valley N.B.C. CLICK HERE

Thursday 10th March 2016


NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY EFE
EFE have announced 4 new models and published details and photographs of two previously announced models:

New Models:

20651 Plaxton Pointer Dart - First Capital Citybus CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 782
Registration number: N982 EHJ
Route number: 645
Destination: Chingford Station
Anticipated release date: April

25213 Bristol RELL Bus - Bristol N.B.C CLICK HERE
Fleet number: BH 1325
Registration number: MHW 285L
Route number: 332
Destination: Bristol
Anticipated release date: April

28012 Leyland DMS 1 Door - Western Scottish CLICK HERE
Fleet number: DR 819
Registration number: KJD 2P
Route number: 16
Destination: Crichton
Anticipated release date: April

28609 GM Standard Atlantean - G.M Buses Rochdale CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RE 8677
Registration number: A677 HNB
Route number: 409
Destination: Rochdale
Anticipated release date: April release

Previously Announced Models:

31808 RMA Routemaster - BEA CLICK HERE
Fleet number: -
Registration number: KGJ 610D
Route number: -
Destination: -
Anticipated release date: April

38126 Bristol VRT - Ribble CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 1984
Registration number: NCK 984K
Route number: 668
Destination: Upperby
Anticipated release date: April

Saturday 5th March 2016


GRAHAM FARRISH - LATEST PRE-PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONFIRMED MODEL DETAILS
Please see below courtesy of Bachmann, the latest pre-production photographs and confirmed details of the remaining 7 Graham Farrish models announced some time ago. Bachmann have advised that these models are on the way to them and should be in the shops soon.

379-516 Harrington Cavalier - Maidstone and District
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: C25
Registration number: 25 TKR
Route: -
Destination: Private

379-517 Harrington Cavalier - Southdown
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 1
Registration number: 2726 CD
Route: -
Destination: Mystery Drive

379-530 Bristol RELH - Bristol Greyhound
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: -
Registration number: AFM 103G
Route: 421 
Destination: Stroud

379-533 Bristol RELH - NBC Southern National
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 1468
Registration number: RDV 419H
Route: X96
Destination: Taunton

379-546 Leyland Titan PD2 - Stockport Corporation
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 75
Registration number: KJA 875F
Route: 92
Destination: Stockport Hazel Grove

379-560 Guy Arab II - London Transport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: G351
Registration number: HGC 130
Route: 175
Destination: Ford Works Romford Becontree Heath

379-562 Guy Arab II - Midland General
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 2
Registration number: HRB 977
Route: B1
Destination: Nottingham

BACHMANN EFE EXCLUSIVE SHOP LINKER ROUTEMASTER - RELEASE UPDATE
Bachmann have advised me that this model is now in transit so it should be
with them in the coming weeks.

Thursday 3rd March 2016


BACHMANN ANNOUNCE TWO NEW EXCLUSIVE EFE MODELS
Many thanks to Neil at Time Tunnel Models for advising me that Bachmann have announced two new EFE Exclusive models that will only be available from Bachmann stockists:

25711 Daimler DMS 1 Door - Bus & Coach Council - London
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: DM1063
Registration number: GHV 63N
Route: 70
Destination: Victoria
Release date: To be confirmed

28825 Leyland Titan 2 Door Prototype - London Transport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: -
Registration number: BCK 706R
Route: 24
Destination: Victoria
Release date: To be confirmed

EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
A reminder that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 7th March:
12123 Harrington Cavalier - Royal Blue N.B.C. CLICK HERE
24108 Bedford TK Dropside -Alder Valley N.B.C. CLICK HERE

Wednesday 2nd March 2016


March 2016 - News

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