November 2015 - News

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TWO NEW COMMISSIONED MODELS ANNOUNCED BY EFE
EFE have today announced two new commissioned models for The Museum of Transport Greater Manchester, Christmas Cracker event as follows:

26403A - Daimler Utility - City of Manchester
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 4229
Registration number: CNF 166
Route number: 77
Destination: Mersey Bank

28604A - GM Atlantean - Greater Manchester
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 7796
Registration number: UNA 796S
Route number: 210
Destination: Piccadilly

The following text was also published:

Christmas Cracker
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December 2015
Opening times: 10am to 5pm
Admission charges: Standard charges apply - price of £2 for employees

Christmas draws near and this is the event to bring the year to an end in a happy way with opportunities to spend your money on transport memorabilia from books to models, photos to spare parts.

Part of our collection of historic buses and coaches will again move to one side to make way for nearly a hundred stalls, stands and sellers offering everything from books about Wiganís buses to genuine Stockport Corporation Transport ticket machines, and from photos of long-gone trams to real bus stops. An unusual shopping trip can be capped with a ride back in time, as a free heritage bus service using old double-deckers from the 1960s and 1970s will link the Museum with Manchesterís Victoria railway station throughout both days of the event.

If you are unable to attend the event then you needn't miss out as the models will also be available to purchase by mail order from 5th December or by calling the museums shop on 0161 205 2122 any Wednesday, Saturday, or Sunday between 10.00am and 4.30pm.

They will also be available from The Museum of Transport Greater Manchester's online shop at www.motgmshop.co.uk

BRITISH MODEL BUSES IN "THE LONDONER" - LONDON BUS CLUB MAGAZINE
I was recently delighted to be asked by Ken Carr from Visions International and the London Bus Club to write a regular column on news from the model world with a particular emphasis on London operators and models with a London connection. My first column has been published today with the release of Issue 5 of "The Londoner", the magazine of the London Bus Club and can be found on page 57.

If you are a London enthusiast and have not yet seen one of "The Londoner" magazines, they are a superb read with loads of news, articles and photographs and all glossy paper, issue 5 is a bumper issue with 70 pages in full colour. For details on how to purchase the magazine and or join The London Bus Club, please visit Visions International website CLICK HERE

Saturday 28th November 2015


DETAILS OF PREVIOUSLY UNREPORTED OXFORD DIECAST COMMISSIONED MODEL
Many thanks to Steve Hullott for bringing to my attention an Oxford Diecast commissioned model that I have not previously reported and for sending me photographs. Steve advised me that the vendor on eBay who sold him the model told him that the models were given to all those who entered vehicles in the 2013 Rally:

SP075 Bedford OWB - Lincolnshire Steam and Vintage Rally
Registration number: LSVR 13
Route number: 13
Destination: Lincoln
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

PHOTOGRAPHS OF RT2177 REPRESENTED BY EFE MODEL 34112 ADDED TO GALLERY PAGES
I have added two photographs of RT2177 recently announced by EFE as model 34112 to the Gallery pages. One photograph courtesy of John Bennett and the other is one of my photographs. CLICK HERE To visit the Gallery page.

Thursday 26th November 2015


EFE OPEN WEEKEND
I managed to get to EFE's open weekend just before they closed this afternoon. I was hoping to go yesterday but had to change my plans at the last minute. EFE had their Showbus display boards up. There was a large number of models (some recent and others now difficult to find) on sale at £10.00 each. The scrap yard still had plenty of stock and I picked out a Routemaster, the only thing that was wrong was broken wing mirrors, otherwise it was immaculate at £3.00. They also had on sale a number of their 1:24th scale models with had varying degrees of damage at heavily discounted prices. I understand that the event has been extremely well attended (particularly yesterday morning) and a number of people asked if they will be running another event at a future date.

In addition EFE used the occasion to announce 5 previously unannounced models and had pre-production samples on display, together with previously announced RT 34112 which was mentioned on the last Subscriber newsletter. Release dates for all 6 models are not known at this time.

The new models details and photographs are listed below. I have also published a number of photographs of the displays in their Warehouse:

New models:
12311 Harrington Grenadier - Maidstone & District
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 4163
Registration number: FKL 126D
Route number: E7
Destination:
Bournemouth

15808 Leyland PD1 - East Kent
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: -
Registration number: CJG 965
Route number: 66
Destination: Ramsgate Harbour

23406 Bedford TK - British Rail
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 5871 BO M
Registration number: 423 PRO

36007 Leyland RTL - Barton
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 1089
Registration number: OLD 790
Route number: 18
Destination: Chilwell

38123 Bristol VRT - Oxford
Please note that the green colour on this model will be amended slightly prior to production.
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 901
Registration number: OFC 901H
Route number: 82
Destination: Aylesbury

Previously announced model
34112 AEC RT - London Transport
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RT2177
Registration number: KGU 106
Route number: 12
Destination: Oxford Circus

Photographs of Warehouse
Photograph 1 showing models for sale mostly at £10.00 each CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE
Photograph 5 CLICK HERE
Photograph 6 CLICK HERE

Sunday 22 November 2015


PHOTOGRAPHS OF MODELS REPORTED AS RELEASED YESTERDAY

Atlas Editions Trams of the World series
7519032 Blackpool Balloon Tram (1960's livery)
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Oxford Diecast
76OWB011 Bedford OWB - MacBraynes
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 24
Registration number: DUS 24
Route number: -
Destination: Fort William

NPE008 Plaxton Elite - Stagecoach Coastrider
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 53721
Registration number: SV11 FSA
Route number: X7
Destination: Aberdeen

Thursday 19th November 2015


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM ATLAS EDITIONS, EFE AND OXFORD DIECAST
I can confirm that the following models have now been released:

Atlas Editions Trams of the World series
7519032 Blackpool Balloon Tram (1960's livery)
Fleet number: 237
Route number: 1
Destination: North Station Blackpool
Side adverts CIS Insurance and Empire Pools

EFE
16230 Bristol LS - Hants & Dorset CLICK HERE
33802 Bristol RELH Coach - Lincolnshire Road Car CLICK HERE
38124 Bristol VRT - United Counties CLICK HERE

Oxford Diecast
76OWB011 Bedford OWB - MacBraynes CLICK HERE
NPE008 Plaxton Elite - Stagecoach Coastrider X7 CLICK HERE

Wednesday 18th November 2015


EFE MODELS DUE THIS WEEK POSTPONED
EFE advised me today that all three models scheduled for release this week have been postponed to a date to be announced, these models are:
14017 Bristol FLF Lodekka Bristol Omnibus CLICK HERE
17511 Leyland National MkII 1 Door Highland Scottish CLICK HERE
22914 Bedford TK Box Van Rail Express Parcels CLICK HERE

They also advised that the following three models will be now released next week (commencing 16th November):
16230 Bristol LS - Hants & Dorset CLICK HERE
33802 Bristol RELH Coach - Lincolnshire Road Car CLICK HERE
38124 Bristol VRT - United Counties CLICK HERE

Friday 13th November 2015


OXFORD DIECAST MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Many thanks to Dan at Jacksons Models for advising me that the following models are scheduled for release at the end of this week:
76OWB011 Bedford OWB - MacBraynes CLICK HERE
NPE008 Plaxton Elite - Stagecoach Coastrider X7 CLICK HERE

Tuesday 10th November 2015


NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY EFE
EFE have announced 6 new models and given details of 2 previously announced models:

New Models
16230 Bristol LS - Hants & Dorset CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 846
Registration number: JDL 760
Route number: -
Destination: Poole
Anticipated release date: November

16538 Leyland MCW Atlantean - Devon General CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 926 Sir Francis Drake
Registration number: 926 GTA
Route number: 30
Destination: Babbacombe via Castle Circus
Anticipated release date: December

16539 Leyland MCW Atlantean - City of Manchester CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 3624
Registration number: UNB 624
Route number: 60
Destination: Victoria Avenue
Anticipated release date: December

17707 Leyland National MKII Long - Colchester Transport CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 19
Registration number: EON 829V
Route number: 1
Destination: Ambrose Avenue
Anticipated release date: December

29013 GM Standard Atlantean - Swindon Thamesdown CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 206
Registration number: PTD 644S
Route number: 7
Destination: Walcot East
Anticipated release date: December

34113 AEC RT Bus - London Country N.B.C. CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RT1018
Registration number: JXN 46
Route number: 453
Destination: Caterham On The Hill
Anticipated release date: December

Previously announced models
12122 Harrington Cavalier - Southdown CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 1747
Registration number: 547 BUF
Route number:
Destination: Tour of Wales and Northern Ireland
Anticipated release date: January

17312 Leyland National MKI Long - East Kent N.B.C. CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 1078
Registration number: NFN 78M
Route number: 154
Destination: Garlinge
Anticipated release date: December

2nd posting Monday 9th November 2015


JOTUS COMMISSIONED IRISH KD - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Further to my news of Saturday evening, I have been contacted by Derek Farrelly with some additional information:

If you do not have Facebook and would like to order one or both of the models, Derek can be emailed at: derekfarrelly@hotmail.com The Facebook group is called "Irish Model Bus Collectors & Modellers". Fleet number KD221 will be on route 22A - Broombridge via Phibsboro and will carry full adverts. Finally the models will be available Spring 2016.

Monday 9th November 2015


EFE PRE-PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHS
EFE have sent me early pre-production photographs of two recently announced models:

32006 RCL Routemaster coach - London Transport Driver Trainer
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

38124 Bristol VRT - United Counties
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number:754 756
Registration number: TBD 754G UBD 756H
Route: 265 128
Destination: Peterborough Cambridge
Please note: EFE have changed the vehicles details for model 38124 since my news report of 15th October.

JOTUS COMMISSIONED IRISH KD - PRE-PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHS
Further to my news of 24th October, Adrian Lemon has now sent me pre-production sample photographs of both models. Adrian advises me that there will be 150 pieces of each model and almost all have already been pre-ordered. There are still some amendments to be made to the models from the photographs shown but stock is expected during January/February. If you would like to pre-order one of the models you can do so via posting a message on the
Irish model buses Facebook page or private message Adrian or Derek from the Facebook page.

1. CIE KD100 - Route 77 Belgarde Road via Dolphins Barn with no adverts
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE

2. KD221 of Phibsboro Garage carrying Dublin Bus wording and adverts
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE

Friday 6th November 2015


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE advised today that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 9th November:
14017 Bristol FLF Lodekka Bristol Omnibus CLICK HERE
17511 Leyland National MkII 1 Door Highland Scottish CLICK HERE
22914 Bedford TK Box Van Rail Express Parcels CLICK HERE

EFE  MODEL 34112 RT3 - LONDON TRANSPORT
Further to my news of 27th October, EFE have advised that the model will feature RT2177 KGU, other details are to be confirmed. There are no photographs of the model available at this time.

CORGI OOC RELEASE UPDATE
Corgi have advised me that there are currently no OOC models scheduled for release during November.

Wednesday 4th November 2015


November 2015 - News

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