May 2002 - News

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The following EFE models are scheduled for June release. Further details will be given as soon as they are known.
26613 Plaxton Paramount 3500 East London Coaches
28002 Daimler DMS Warrington Transport
26311 Guy Arab II Cardiff Corp.Transport
28801 Leyland Titan London Transport

Thursday 30 May 2002


I can confirm that the following EFE Models have been released and are on sale:

17212 Leyland National Southdown
23313 AEC RF Eynon's
27807 AEC STL London Transport (red)
28001 Daimler DMS Maynes
27607 Wright Volvo Renown Lancashire United

Wednesday 29 May 2002


I am very grateful to C'sM for supplying photographs (see below) showing the two different liveries to be released on their forthcoming 1/50th scale model MCW73101 Metrobus LT Airbus A1 MK1 Double Door. At this time I am not sure which will be version A and which will be version B. C'sM have also confirmed that the quantity to be released of each will be 200 pieces. I will let you have further information as soon as I receive it.

 

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Photograph courtesy of and C'sM

 

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Photograph courtesy of and C'sM

Tuesday 28 May 2002


The Model Collector Magazine Guy Arab Southdown OM43909 has now been released mine arrived in the post this morning

Friday 24 May 2002


Gallery Page

In response to a number of requests I have decided to get the Photo Gallery page up and running. Do you have any good quality digital photographs of "real buses" you would like to be included on the site? Ones that you think would be of interest to other visitors. If you have, please e-mail them to me (link at the top of this page). All makes, models, fleets etc welcome. To make it more interesting, if possible could you please give me a brief description of the photograph e.g. make and model of bus, when and where taken etc. My only proviso would be as to the size of the file (approx 100KB max per photo please) because of download time etc. As with all photographs displayed on this site your name would be acknowledged against each photograph unless you specifically asked me not to.

In particular I would like to receive any photographs you may have of real buses that have been released in model form, as this will enable visitors to compare the real thing against the model in their cabinet.

Please note: I am always very pleased to receive good quality digital photographs of models you have in your collection for use on the site.

I hope to hear from you soon - Gareth

Model Collector Magazine - July issue

This issue on sale now contains a number of bus related articles including:

Alexander the Great - About EFE's Alexander-bodied bus models.
Trident - A review of the CMN Dennis Trident ALX400
Classic Model Collector - Coaching in miniature part 2
Model Collector EFE Leyland Titan model offer.

EFE releases
I understand that the EFE releases scheduled for release this week will now be released next week.

Thursday 23 May 2002


I have just been contacted by C'sM and advised of planned UK releases in 1/50th scale for the remainder of this year as follows:

Due May 2002
MCW73101A Metrobus LT Airbus A1 (version A) MK1 Double Door
MCW73101B Metrobus LT Airbus A1 (version B) MK1 Double Door.
(Further details on the differences between both models will be given as soon as known).

Due June 2002
MCW73301 Metrobus LT (standard LT red) MK2 Double Door
MCW73201 Metrobus Yorkshire Rider MK2 Single Door

Due 2nd Half 2002
MCW73105 Metrobus Metroline MK1 Double Door
MCW73203 Metrobus Travel West Midlands MK2 Single Door
MCW73104 Metrobus LT (with adverts) MK1 Double Door
MCW73204 Metrobus Ensign Citybus  MK2 Single Door
MCW73202 Metrobus Harrow Bus MK2 Single Door
MCW73106 First Group MK1 Double Door
MCW73205 First Group MK2 Single Door

Further details on all the above will be given as soon as known

Wednesday 22 May 2002


With effect from today all new photographs added to the site will have a higher resolution photograph hyperlinked to them. I have started with the following models. 

OM45707 Corgi OOC AEC Q Cardiff
UKBUS1005 CMN ALX 400 TWM Golden Jubilee (The 5 pictures supplied by Jotus)

Click on the photograph on the page and the higher resolution picture will load. Please note, as these linked photographs are much higher resolution they may take some time to load dependant on the speed of your internet connection. Once you have viewed the picture you will need to click the back button on your browser to return to the main page.

Monday 20 May 2002


UKBUS1005 CMN Dennis Trident ALX400 Golden Jubilee is now on sale in Hong Kong

Sunday 19 May 2002


I am advised that the Corgi OOC Van Hool Alizee OM42702 Shearings will be made available to the trade later this month. 

Thursday 16 May 2002


Corgi OOC 2nd half releases:

Due to the large number of model variants in this year's second half (not just buses), it looks like the rumoured Open Top Blackpool tram and the Utility Trolleybus have been postponed to 2003

Tuesday 14 May 2002


My copy of the Corgi OOC Club newsletter arrived this morning. There are articles regarding 2nd half releases and one by Vic Davey on the AEC Regent 2. Also enclosed is a new fleet list giving very basic details of OOC releases. There is no mention of the OOC Club member's Lodekka offer which was mentioned in the last newsletter.

Friday 10 May 2002


Creative Master Northcord Ltd UKBUS1005 Dennis Trident Travel West Midlands Golden Jubilee. I am advised that the total production run for this model will be 8000 pieces of which 1500 will be allocated to the UK

Model Collector Magazine have advised me that they will begin despatching the reader offer Guy Arab Southdown OM43909 within the next few weeks.

I have received the following query from a visitor to the site. Can anyone help? Please e-mail me if you can and I will pass on the answer:

"The West Midlands Travel Timesaver Bus was released in 1990 circa, approx 1/64 scale. Why was it released in two separate versions? The first being the standard release with the phone number print on the bottom rear of the bus in blue, and the second (poss. rare????) same livery but the phone number printed in red".

Thursday 9 May 2002


Just announced, Corgi OOC releases for 2nd Half 2002. I am very grateful to Marc at Ian Allan Birmingham for providing this information. I will give further details as soon as known.

OM40503 FELTHAM TRAM SUNDERLAND CORP TRANSPORT DEPT - JULY
OM45707 AEC Q DOUBLE DECK CARDIFF CORP TRANSPORT DEPT -  JULY
OM44005 BLACKPOOL BRUSH RAILCOACH (19605) -JULY
OM43505 BLACKPOOL BALLOON TRAM  WALLS (REVISED LIVERY) - JULY
OM45306 BOVA FUTURA DURHAM CITY COACHES - JULY
OM43703 Q1 TROLLEYBUS LT (677 ROUTE-WEST INDIA DOCKS) - JULY
OM40804 BRISTOL LODEKKA FS6G ALEXANDER FIFE - AUGUST
OM45708 AEC Q DOUBLE DECK LEEDS CITY TRAMWAYS & TRANSPORT DEPT - AUGUST
OM45111 MCW METROBUS MKII (SD) MAIDSTONE & DISTRICT MOTOR SERVICES LTD - AUGUST
OM44203 NEOPLAN CITYLINER HARRY SHAW - SEPT
OM42406 AEC RELIANCE/PANORAMA I NEATH AND CARDIFF LUXURY COACHES LTD - AUGUST
OM41001 AEC 4Q4 SINGLE DECK LT (1934-WARTIME, 37 SEAT INTERIOR, CLOSED  -DOOR VARIANT) - SEPT
OM41002 AEC 4Q4 SINGLE DECK LT (WARTIME, PERIPHERAL SEATING, CLOSED DOOR VARIANT) - OCT
OM41003 AEC 4Q4 SINGLE DECK LT (CENTRAL, 35 SEAT INTERIOR, OPEN DOOR VARIANT) - NOV
OM41906 LEYLAND PD3/QUEEN MARY UNITED (SOUTHDOWN VEHICLE ON LOAN) - SEPT
OM40303 BURLINGTON SEAGULL/GUY WARRIOR WESTERN SMT (DODDS OF TROON) - SEPT
OM43602 PLAXTON PALATINE II WILTS AND DORSET - OCT
OM40902 LEYLAND TITAN/ORION  EDINBURGH CORP TRANS (EXPERIMENTAL UNPAINTED ALUMINIUM LIVERY) - OCT
OM40504 FELTHAM TRAM METROPOLITAN - OCT
OM43305 PLAXTON PREMIERE NAT EXPRESS (ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, POPPY APPEAL) - OCT
OM40805 BRISTOL LODEKKA FS  UNITED COUNTIES - NOV
OM42407 LEYLAND LEOPARD/PANORAMA I    WALLACE ARNOLD - NOV
OM40203 BET FEDERATION BUS  ALDERSHOT AND DISTRICT - NOV
CC43910 GUY ARAB UTILITY BUS  EAST KENT (WARTIME CAMOUFLAGE LIVERY) - DEC
OM45112 MCW METROBUS MKII (SD) BIRMINGHAM CORP TRANSPORT COLOURS - DEC
OM45606 BMMO D9 MIDLAND RED (NBC) - DEC
OM43101 LEYLAND LYNX MKI LONDON AND COUNTRY - DEC

Saturday 4 May 2002


I am advised by EFE that the following models are expected to be released about 20th May. The models for the May release sheet have not yet been announced, I will let you know as soon as I get details.

17212 Leyland National Southdown
23313 AEC RF Eynon's
27807 AEC STL London Transport (red)
28001 Daimler DMS Maynes

Thursday 2 April 2002


I am very grateful to Shearings Holidays for providing photographs of the pre-production version of their new Corgi OOC Van Hool OM42702 (click the hyperlink on the model number to view more).

 

Pre-production sample, photograph courtesy of and Shearings Holidays Ltd

Wednesday 1 May 2002


May 2002 - News

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