November 2014 - News

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MODELS FOR SALE

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NEW EFE COMMISSIONED MODEL
EFE have produced another model featuring Arriva London Heritage vehicle RMC1464. This model represents RMC1464 as she appeared in this years Lord Mayors Show, the model is limited to 200 pieces. The model is available from the Arriva shop, for more details and to purchase CLICK HERE.

EFE stock code: 33103D - RMC Routemaster - Arriva London Heritage - Lord Mayors Show 2014
Fleet number: RMC1464
Registration number:  464 CLT
Route number: 76
Destination: Waterloo

To view photographs of the model click on the links below:
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Saturday 29th November 2014


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised that they will only have one release of models during December and it will be week commencing 8th December. It will comprise the following models:
14410 Leyland National Short 1 Door Greater Glasgow CLICK HERE
14902 Leyland National MKII Short Ribble N.B.C
CLICK HERE
18015 Daimler Fleetline - Nottingham City Transport CLICK HERE
27317 Leyland TD1 - Cork City Services CLICK HERE
30715 AEC Renown - North Western CLICK HERE
36709 SLF Dart Series 2 One Door Bus - First Southampton - 8 to City Centre - scanned image CLICK HERE

Thursday 27th November 2014


CONFIRMED RELEASES
Apologies for the lack of news over the last week, I have been very busy at work. The following models have now been released and are on sale:

BT-Models
NB003 Duple Dominant II Coach Ribble
NB004 Duple Dominant II Coach Grey Green
NB005 Duple Dominant II Coach Maidstone & District 

Corgi OOC
OM46502A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Brighton and Hove - Destination: Brighton Marina - Limited to 700 pieces.
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46502B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Brighton and Hove - Destination: Hove George Street - 600 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46501A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Metro Line
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46501B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Metro Line
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

EFE
20649 Plaxton Pointer Dart Arriva South London CLICK HERE
31708 RMC Routemaster Coach Green Line CLICK HERE
36204 RMA Routemaster Coach & Trailer B.E.A. Sovereign Holidays CLICK HERE

Tuesday 25th November 2014


CORGI MODELS DELAYED UNTIL NEW YEAR
Corgi advised me today, that today is known as "sea day" - the last day they can get a sea freight container into the UK for the models to be distributed to retailers before Christmas. The following models have not yet arrived in the UK so will be delayed until the New Year. Their estimated time of arrival to the UK is 12th January and they have said they will publish an updated delivery schedule on 9th January:
OM46409A Caetano CT650 Aircoach, Dublin Express CLICK HERE
OM46409B Caetano CT650 Aircoach, Cork Express CLICK HERE
OM46410A Caetano CT650 Lucketts Travel, Isle of Wight Festival CLICK HERE

PHOTOGRAPHS OF RECENTLY RELEASED OXFORD DIECAST MODELS
Click on the links below to view photographs of three recent Oxford Diecast releases:
76COM003 Commer Commando BEA
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
76LRT005 Leyland Royal Tiger - Cumberland
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
76MJ009 Morris J van - Devon General
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Wednesday 19th November 2015


BACHMANN/EFE MODEL 38118 BRISTOL VRT EASTERN NATIONAL
Neil at Time Tunnel models has advised me that Bachmann are now processing the release of this model so they should reach retailers later this week. Neil also advises he currently has a couple spare if anyone is interested, first come first served CLICK HERE to visit the Time Tunnel Models website:
38118 Bristol VRT - Eastern National CLICK HERE to view a pre-production photograph of this model.

Monday 17th November 2014


JOTUS.COM LEYLAND CR9 - ARRIVED FROM HONG KONG
Further to my News of 4th November, my model has arrived safely from Hong Kong. I hope to publish photographs early next week of it. In the mean time click on the links below to view a couple of photographs of CR9 courtesy of Jotus.com

RS76643 Leyland CR - London Transport (red)
Fleet No: CR9
Registration number: FXT 115
Route No: 73
Destination: Kings Cross
Limited Edition: 240 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Details of how to order the model direct from Jotus can be found in my News of 4th November CLICK HERE

Saturday 15th November 2015


NEW BACHMANN EXCLUSIVE EFE MODEL
Many thanks to Neil at Time Tunnel Models for advising me of a new Bachmann exclusive EFE model:
31306 Daimler B20 - London General - London Driver Training Bus CLICK HERE
Fleet number: DMS2422
Registration number: OJD 422R

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM OXFORD DIECAST
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
NUT003_1 Guy Arab Utility Midland Red - Correct Colour CLICK HERE
76COM003 Commer Commando BEA CLICK HERE
76LRT005 Leyland Royal Tiger - Cumberland CLICK HERE

76MJ009 Morris J van - Devon General

3rd Posting Friday 14th November 2014


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

Week commending 24th November
OM46502A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Brighton and Hove - Destination: Brighton Marina - Limited to 700 pieces.
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46502B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Brighton and Hove - Destination: Hove George Street - 600 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46501A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Metro Line
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46501B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Metro Line
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Week commending 1st December
OM45123A MCW Metrobus MkI Leicester, 88 Eyres Monsell
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM45123B MCW Metrobus MkI Leicester, 55 Evington
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Week commending 8th December
OM41227A Wright Eclipse Gemini - First Glasgow, 75 Castlemilk - This model is shown as sold out to the trade
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM41227B Wright Eclipse Gemini - First Glasgow, 9A City Centre
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM41609A Crossley DD42 - Stockport, 47 Stockport via Crossley Road
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM41609B Crossley DD42 - Stockport, 16 Stockport via Stepping Hill
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
OM46505A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Go Ahead Northern Angel of the North, 21 Newcastle via Chester-le-Street
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46505B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Go Ahead Northern Angel of the North, 21 Durham via Chester-le-Street
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE

2nd posting Friday 14th November 2014


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following Subscriber model has now been released and EFE have begun posting out models to those who ordered it:
27316 Leyland TD1 - East Kent 
Photograph1 CLICK HERE
Photograph2 CLICK HERE

EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 24th November:
20649 Plaxton Pointer Dart Arriva South London CLICK HERE
31708 RMC Routemaster Coach Green Line CLICK HERE
36204 RMA Routemaster Coach & Trailer B.E.A. Sovereign Holidays CLICK HERE

EFE MODEL 27318 TD1 - CORK CITY
The registration number for the above model should have read PI 6049 not PL 6049. The model is correct, this was a typing error on the EFE Trade sheet.

Friday 14th November 2014


NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY EFE
EFE have announced the following new models for release during December and January:

18015 Daimler Fleetline - Nottingham City Transport CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 49
Registration number: 49 NAU
Route number40:
Destination: Wilford Road
Anticipated release date: December

27317 Leyland TD1 - Cork City Services CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 800
Registration number: PL 6049 PI 6049
Route number: - 
Destination: Dillons Cross
Anticipated release date: December

27704 AEC STL Bus (No Roof Box) - London Transport CLICK HERE
Fleet number: STL 1605
Registration number: CXX 315
Route number: 314
Destination: Hemel Hempstead
Anticipated release date: January

30715 AEC Renown - North Western CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 973
Registration number: VDB 973
Route number: 55
Destination: Stockport
Anticipated release date: December

38116 Bristol VRT 2 - Crosville N.B.C. CLICK HERE
Fleet number: DVG 571
Registration number: NCK 981K
Route number: R11
Destination: Pwllheli
Anticipated release date: January

38302 Alexander Y Type Bus - Lincolnshire Road Car CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 1463 
Registration number: OGM 625M
Route number: 69
Destination: North Scarle
Anticipated release date: January

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released:
29704 Leyland Olympian Bristol N.B.C. CLICK HERE
32308 Bristol RELH Coach - West Yorkshire - Yorkshire / Blackpool CLICK HERE
37602 AEC Ergo 2 Axle Flatbed London Brick Company CLICK HERE

CORGI GS89201 BEST OF BRITISH NEW BUS FOR LONDON - PHOTOGRAPHS
Click on the links below to view photographs of the following model:

GS89201 New Bus for London
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE

Prior to the release of this model I have read various reports speculating as to the scale of it. I recently read it was 1:64th scale. I have therefore taken a series of photographs showing the model against a Corgi OOC New Bus for London OM46610A New Bus for London - Go Ahead London on Route 11 to Liverpool St. As can be seen from the photographs the differences in size are minimal. The Best of British model is fractionally longer, otherwise they are both almost an identical size. You can also compare the differences in finish between the two models e.g. fleet names, painted in light clusters, registration number and fleet number etc.

Photograph 1 CLICK HERE showing the front view of both models
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE showing the rear view of both models
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE showing the roofs of both models, you can see in this photograph GS89201 is fractionally longer (the one with no roof markings).

Thursday 13th November 2014


MORE PHOTOGRAPHS ADDED TO THE GALLERY
Courtesy of John Bennett, click on the links below to view photographs of two buses that have been represented in model form by Creative Master Northcord Ltd/Northcord Model Company:

Alexander Dennis Enviro200 - RATP London United 2 x photographs CLICK HERE
Mercedes Citaro - British Airways CLICK HERE

Wednesday 12th November 2014


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM CORGI
I can confirm that the following model has now been released:
GS89201 Corgi Best of British New Routemaster CLICK HERE

PHOTOGRAPHS OF A RECENT EFE RELEASE
Click on the links below to view photographs of a recently released model:

34207 AEC Weymann RLH Midland General
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

PHOTOGRAPHS ADDED TO GALLERY PAGES
Courtesy of John Bennett, I have added a couple of photographs taken on 2nd November 2014 when RT family buses were running on route 11 for an ‘RT75’ & ‘Year of the Bus’ event:
RT1700 - London Transport CLICK HERE
RTW75 - London Transport CLICK HERE

Tuesday 11th November 2014


RAIL NEWS FROM OXFORD DIECAST
Taff at Oxford Diecast has just contacted me to advise of breaking news regarding their new Oxford Rail products. The following appears on their new Oxford Rail website CLICK HERE to view, on which you can register to receive news and updates on their railway products:

For some years the development team at 'Oxford' have been examining the possibilities of bringing their undoubted skills at producing accurate and detailed models to the varied and diverse world of the UK model railway market and have now decided that the time is right for them to launch their first model. Introduced under the Oxford Rail banner, the inaugural locomotive will be the much vaunted Adams Radial, Class 415, however this new division is not just interested in producing adhoc and random locomotives, but have established a development plan of introductions not seen in the UK for many years. CEO Lyndon Davies explained. "I, along with my development team have been closely monitoring, for several years the interest in model railways especially in the UK and now believe that the time is right for Oxford Rail to enter the market. Anyone who knows me is aware that I would not be interested in just introducing the odd locomotive. We have a rolling planned introduction program based on extensive market research, as well as sitting down and talking to the modeller, and more importantly listening! I am determined that Oxford Rail will be seen and judged on the integrity and the quality of our models that I, along with my team will be offering. Our first model, which I am really excited about will be the Adams Radial, Class 415 but there will be other items announced in the not too distant future and not all will be locomotives. This first item is already in tooling and will be launched in 2015, with first shots in Q1 2015."

The Oxford Rail website is now active and further updates on new introductions and their development will be part of the site with enthusiasts and modellers being invited to comment. Products will be available through all good hobby shops and specialist outlets.

Further announcements will be made shortly, but for the moment Oxford Rail wish it to be known that they are now open for business and it is the business of providing excellent quality models". 

Details of the new locomotive:

BR 4-4-2T Adams radial
5 Pole skew wound motor
DCC Ready - 8 Pin
Geared for slow prototypical operation
Sprung Buffers
Detailed Cab Interior
Weighted Chassis for extra pulling power
All over spray with precision printing
NEM Couplings
Pickups on all the wheels
1:76 Scale

Saturday 8th November 2014


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

Week commending 10th November
GS89201 Corgi Best of British New Routemaster CLICK HERE - This model is shown as allocated to the trade but further orders are being taken by Corgi for a future delivery

Week commending 24th November
OM46502A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Brighton and Hove - Destination: Brighton Marina - Limited to 700 pieces.
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46502B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Brighton and Hove - Destination: Hove George Street - 600 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46501A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Metro Line
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46501B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Metro Line
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Week commending 1st December
OM45123A MCW Metrobus MkI Leicester, 88 Eyres Monsell
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM45123B MCW Metrobus MkI Leicester, 55 Evington
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

PHOTOGRAPHS OF A FEW RECENT RELEASES
Click on the links below to view photographs of a few recent releases:

Atlas Editions - World Tram series
7519016 Blauwe Wagen 465 (Beijnes) 1929 - Amsterdam Tram
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
7519023 Motrice L 1923 Paris (STCRP)
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

EFE
20456 Bristol VR3 - First Eastern National
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Friday 7th November 2014


OXFORD DIECAST MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Oxford Diecast have advised that the following models are scheduled for release shortly:
NUT003_1 Guy Arab Utility Midland Red - Correct Colour CLICK HERE
76COM003 Commer Commando BEA CLICK HERE

Thursday 6th November 2014


NEW JOTUS.COM RESIN MODEL RELEASING TOMORROW
Jotus.com have advised that a new model will be releasing tomorrow in Hong Kong, the UK on sale date is not known at this time. The model is priced at US$79.00 (very approx £49.40 plus postage & packing). To order a model visit www.jotus.com:

Manufacturer: Resin Specialist
RS76643 Leyland CR - London Transport (red)
Fleet No: CR9
Registration number: FXT 115
Route No: 73
Destination: Kings Cross
Limited Edition: 240 pieces
Scale: 1/76 
Type: Resin & white metal 
Weight: 0.55kg 
Dimensions: 92.20 x 30.50 x 35.70 mm

Click on the links below to view photographs of the model:
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE
Photograph 5 CLICK HERE
Photograph 6 CLICK HERE
Photograph 7 CLICK HERE
Photograph 8 CLICK HERE
Photograph 9 CLICK HERE
Photograph 10 CLICK HERE

PHOTOGRAPHS OF SOME RECENTLY RELEASED MODELS
Click on the links below to view a selection of recently released models:

EFE
20648 Plaxton Pointer Dart - Brighton & Hove - 33 to Haywards Heath
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
28908 GM Standard Atlantean - East Kent - 605 to Whitstable, Herne Bay & Hillborough
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
38115 Bristol VRT - Western SMT - 35 to Greenock via Largs
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Tuesday 4th November 2014


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 10th November 2014:
29704 Leyland Olympian Bristol N.B.C. CLICK HERE
32308 Bristol RELH Coach - West Yorkshire - Yorkshire / Blackpool CLICK HERE
37602 AEC Ergo 2 Axle Flatbed London Brick Company CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASE ATLAS EDITIONS WORLD OF TRAMS SERIES
I can confirm that the following model has now been released:
2519008 Motrice L 1923 - Paris STCRP (Société des transports en commun de la région parisienne)
Route number: 8
Destination: Montrouge

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

Week commending 10th November
GS89201 Corgi Best of British New Routemaster CLICK HERE - This model is shown as allocated to the trade but further orders are being taken by Corgi for a future delivery

Week commending 24th November
OM46502A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Brighton and Hove - Destination: Brighton Marina - Limited to 700 pieces.
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46502B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Brighton and Hove - Destination: Hove George Street - 600 pieces
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46501A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Metro Line
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
OM46501B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Metro Line
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Monday 3rd November 2014


November 2014 - News

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