November 2004 - News

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CONFIRMED EFE CODE 2 RELEASE FROM RAMBLERS HOLIDAYS

I am able to confirm that the following model has now been released by Ramblers Holidays,:

EFE10128B
AEC SRT London Transport
Fleet number: SRT1
Registration number: FJJ 746
Route number: 351
Destination: St Albans
Certificated quantity: 600

If you have not yet ordered one of these models and would like to do so then please contact:
Mr Stuart Alderman,
7 Heath Farm Court,
Grove Mill Lane,
Watford,
WD17 3TT.
Telephone: 01923 251506
Email: stuart_alderman@hotmail.com

Please note: personal callers to address by prior appointment only please.

Models are available on a first come first served basis at a cost of 22.50 + 1.50 P&P. Cheques payable to Mr S Alderman

 

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The photograph above shows EFE Code 2 model 10128B as per the above news article.

Photograph British Model Buses

NEW MODEL ANNOUNCED BY RAMBLERS HOLIDAYS

Ramblers Holidays have announced a new model expected to be available in February 2005, the below is an extract from a letter I received today from Mr Stuart Alderman:

".... I will not have another model until the new year when I am expecting to be able to produce a vehicle for the Ramblers Association. The good news is that it will be at a much lower cost as I have taken the opportunity to purchase 260 Corgi green 4Q4s in
London Transport livery at a favourable price. It is Corgi model 41009 and Contour Equipment, which is part of EFE, is going to reprint it.

In the late forties and fifties before cars were in widespread private ownership the Ramblers Association organised day-trips for walkers, including transport, in numerous areas . Fairly local excursions were by coach or bus and farther afield trips were by special Ramblers trains. They were very popular and greatly enjoyed. One of these I joined was from Islington to the Hogs Back for a good days walking in that part of Surrey. The bus, a Q, had come from Guildford early in the morning, I believe working a sector of the 715 to London and as far as I know did the same in the evening after returning the walking party to Islington. Such an operation meant the bus was available in Guildford for much of the day at a time when the country area was borrowing vehicles from the central area to provide sufficient capacity at weekends. Our bus recreates one of these excursion vehicles.

The blinds will read "Ramblers Association Excursion - Christmaspie and Hogs Back". The fleet number will be Q95, CJG 200 and the garage plate GF1. Along the roof on each side above the windows will be a one line advert "Join the Ramblers 
Association" and this will be repeated on the back below the rear window in a box.

The production run will be only 260 with individually numbered certificates. The price is 16.25 plus 1.75 for p&p. It is hoped to be ready for February delivery and those wishing a model can date cheques for the end of January, in any case they will not be banked until the models are ready for dispatch. You are welcome to collect your model from Watford and save the p&p, by arrangement of course".

Models are available from:

Mr Stuart Alderman, 7, Heath Farm Court, Grove Mill Lane, Watford, WD17 3TT at 16.25 + 1.75 p&p= 18.

Cheques should be made payable to Mr S Alderman.

Monday 29th November 2004


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM CORGI OOC
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:

OM40812 Bristol Lodekka Bristol Omnibus Company
OM43402 Plaxton Beaver East Yorkshire

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:

99646 Bristol VR3 Western National GWR
26314 Guy Arab 2 Utility Stockport
29006 GM Fleetline Yorkshire Rider Halifax

Friday 26 November 2004


CORGI OOC MODEL SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE NEXT WEEK
The following model is scheduled for release week commencing 29th November 2004

OM41301 Wright Solar Fusion Go Ahead

CMNL PLAXTON DENNIS DART MPD BLACKBURN TRANSPORT STOCK NUMBER
Creative Master Northcord have advised me that the stock number for the above will be UKBUS3011. Production of the model is scheduled to be the end of December 2004

Thursday 25 November 2004


CMNL PLAXTON DENNIS DART MPD BLACKBURN TRANSPORT FURTHER DETAILS

Further to my news article of yesterday, I am able to give additional details of the model as follows:

Fleet number: 652
Registration number: V652 HEC
Route number: 14
Destination: Sunnybower

Details of how to obtain this model approx 6 weeks before it goes on general sale from Blackburn Transport can be found at Duncan Holden's "Blackburn Transport.Net" website. CLICK HERE to view

A photograph showing fleet number 652 in service in June this year can be found by visiting my Gallery pages. CLICK HERE to view

Wednesday 24 November 2004


NEW MODEL ANNOUNCED BY CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD LTD
Creative Master Northcord Ltd have announced  a new model in their UKBUS3000 Mini Pointer Dart range. The model is in the livery of Blackburn Transport (see pre-production sample photograph below). Further details will be given as soon as they are known.

 

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Photograph John Ayrey Die-Casts Ltd

Tuesday 23 November 2004


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM BRITBUS
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:

GS03 Guy Arab MK3 Provincial
N6501 MCW Metropolitan Leicester

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD LTD
I can confirm that the following models have now been released in the UK and are on sale:

UKBUS0005 Plaxton President (open) City Sightseeing Glasgow
UKBUS1017 Dennis TridentALX400 London United
UKBUS3008 Plaxton Dennis Dart MPD London United

CORGI CLASSICS LTD MODEL SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE WEEK COMMENCING 22 NOVEMBER 2004
The following model is scheduled for release next week:

CC25905 AEC Routemaster Delaine Buses

CORGI OOC MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE WEEK COMMENCING 22 NOVEMBER 2004
The following models are scheduled for release next week:

OM40812 Bristol Lodekka Bristol Omnibus Company
OM43402 Plaxton Beaver East Yorkshire

Friday 19 November 2004


UPDATED DETAILS FOR TWO EFE MODELS

Details of two forthcoming EFE models have changed from those previously advertised as follows:

99646 Bristol VR3 GWR
Fleet number should read 1003 NOT 941

16009 Leyland PD2 Ulster Transport Authority
Registration number should read GZ 4733 NOT GZ 4739

EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE NEXT WEEK

The following models are scheduled for release week commencing 22 November 2004:

99646 Bristol VR3 Western National GWR
26314 Guy Arab 2 Utility Stockport
29006 GM Fleetline Yorkshire Rider Halifax

Wednesday 17th November 2004


BRITBUS PRESS RELEASE - NEW RANGE OF MODELS

AsianbuS is Proud to announce the launch of a further range of 1/76th scale (00 scale) model buses.

The new range is specific to IRELAND and EIRE and will be known as

Irbus.

The first model to be featured in this range will be Item number R 701 and features the Bus Atha Cliath ( Dublin Bus ) Alexander bodied RH class Leyland Olympian.

This model will be in the earlier two tone green livery and represents fleet number RH 156 ( 93 D 10156 ) on route 27 B =An Lar - City Centre - via Fairview.

The model features higher levels of detail than previous AsianbuS models with separate seats including handrails, roof detail, full stanchions, detailed drivers cab  and tampo printing in the interiors. The bus has a detailed under frame and rear engine with an opening engine cover and steerable front wheels.

It is expected that the model will be available by the end of November 2004.

Also due in NOVEMBER 2004 is the awaited BritbuS Item L001

This model features a revised casting of the Park Royal models issued previously and has been re tooled to represent one of the very attractive Beadle bodied Leyland TITAN PD2 vehicles as used by Southdown Motor Services. It is a replica of fleet number 783 , RUF 183 on route 12 to EASTBOURNE.

This model will expect to be released  in the third week of November 2004

TWO NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY BRITBUS
Britbus have announced two new models as follows:
GS06B Guy Arab 3 - Lincoln City Transport - Due 2005
GL07 Guy Arab 3 - Provincial (Long bonnet and mudguards) - Due 2nd half 2005

Further details will be given as soon as they are known.

Tuesday 16 November 2004


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD LTD
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:

UKBUS2009 Plaxton President/Dennis Trident Go-North East
UKBUS2011 Plaxton President Blue Triangle

Saturday 13 November 2004


BRITBUS L001 LEYLAND TITAN PD2 BEADLE  - SOUTHDOWN

I am grateful to Britbus for sending me a photograph of the above model. A release date is not known at this time but I will update the site as soon as I hear more.

 

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Photograph Britbus

CONFIRMED RELEASE OF EFE MODELS
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:

22513 Alexander Y Type SELNEC Cheshire
25806DL Daimler DMS 1 Door Midland Fox
29504 Plaxton Panorama (roof dome) Royal Blue

Friday 12 November 2004


BRITBUS MODELS ON THEIR WAY
Britbus have advised me that the following two models have now been despatched from Hong Kong to the UK and will hopefully be available next week:

N6501 MCW Metropolitan Leicester
GS03 Guy Arab MK3 Provincial

CORGI NEXT RELEASES
The next releases from Corgi will be weeks commencing 22nd and 29th November 2004. I will publish details as soon as they are available.

Thursday 11 November 2004


2ND SUNSTAR ROUTEMASTER PHOTOGRAPHS OF PRODUCTION VERSION
Shown below are two photographs of the production version of the 2nd Sunstar Routemaster model number 2902.

 

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Photograph British Model Buses

 

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DETAILS OF RECENTLY ANNOUNCED EFE MODELS
Details of the 6 recently announced EFE models are as follows:

15636 Routemaster RM Stagecoach Magicbus
Fleet number: 614
Registration number: LDS 210A
Route number: 2
Destination: Tulloch-Letham City

16009 Leyland PD2 Ulster Transport
Fleet number: A915
Registration number: GZ 4739
Route number: 153
Destination: Ballyclare

16218 Bristol MW Hants and Dorset
Fleet number: 855
Registration number: SRU 969
Route number: 106
Destination: Swanage

17702 Leyland National Go Northern
Fleet number: 4700
Registration number: FTN 700W
Route number: 718
Destination: Durham

29302 Leyland Olympian Wilts and Dorset
Fleet number: 4910
Registration number: CUB 67Y
Route number: 150
Destination: Swanage

29606 Leyland Olympian Maidstone and District
Fleet number: 5888
Registration number: A888 PKR
Route number: 5
Destination: Hastings

Sunday 7 October 2004


EFE ANNOUNCE FOUR NEW MODELS
EFE have announced four new models as listed below. Click on the link beside each to view photographs:

16009 Leyland PD2 Ulster Transport - CLICK HERE to view
16218 Bristol MW Hants and Dorset  - CLICK HERE to view
17702 Leyland National Go Northern - CLICK HERE to view
29606 Leyland Olympian Maidstone and District - CLICK HERE to view

Click on the links adjacent to the two models announced last week to view photographs of them:

15636 Routemaster RM Stagecoach Magicbus - CLICK HERE to view
29302 Leyland Olympian Wilts and Dorset - CLICK HERE to view

Friday 5 November 2004


NEXT SUNSTAR MODEL ON ROUTE TO THE UK
I am very grateful to Neil from Time Tunnel Models for advising me that he has been in contact with the wholesaler for Sunstar models who have told him that the second Routemaster model H2902 AEC Routemaster LT - The standard Routemaster has now left China by sea and they expect to take delivery of the stock in approx 2 weeks time. The exact release date is not known at this time, I will publish details as soon as I hear more.

Tuesday 2 November 2004 


LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM NEWS

I have copied below an extract of the new model news from the latest LT Museum Subscriber newsletter which I received recently.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST EDITIONS

A few Bus Set 12 (Prototype Routemasters) remain available. This set has been extremely popular, and if any customers have not already ordered and are so minded, please do so now, as stock will not last for much longer. Details on the attached order form.

As many of you by now know, our enigmatic references to two RML's (2360 and 2403) being available in due course, have changed to RM 25 wearing Great Northern livery and RML 2524 wearing Shillibeer colours. The originally allocated vehicles needed much work to be undertaken to reach an acceptable standard for further public service. The order form has been further amended, as there will be two versions of each, one of each with adverts on Route 73, and one of each without adverts on Route 19. These models should be available in early 2005. Details on the attached order form.

Our special model for Acton is RF190 in 1950's Green Line livery on Route 712  to Dorking When the Acton allocation has been sold, all remaining stock will be        allocated to our Standing Order customers on a first come, first served basis. Details on the attached order form.

The long awaited London Transport green STL is again on the horizon, and we will be able to produce a much larger quantity than was originally arranged three years ago. New details are; STL2411 (EGO 473) Route 455 to High Wycombe. In view of the elapse of time and changed specification, please reconfirm your order on the attached order form.

We are pleased to announce that the next Bus Set (13) due in Spring 2005 will be 'London Country in Rickmansworth', featuring an RF and a GS, which is the latest EFE casting. At present price and further details are not finalised. A separate letter will be sent to you in due course, and no orders can be accepted at this time.

We are accepting orders for the new GS model casting, the first release is expected at the turn of the year. Yes, we know it will be green London Transport, but no further details are available. We expect a price of 18.99, but as yet is unconfirmed. Obviously, the correct retail price will be charged for those who chose to order. Details on the attached order form.

We now have in stock a quantity of the special 10T10 in red livery the EFE Duxford Special. The model costs 18.99 Details on the attached order form.

CORGI

We are working on our first ever commission with Corgi Classics (Original Omnibus Company), and when we have finalised details we will write to you.

SUNSTAR

The first Sunstar RM was sold out before we took delivery, and we expect RM254 an example of a standard production vehicle, to be as popular as the original'. This is expected in November. Mail Order is available at 20 extra, but we operate a reservation service for this product line. RM664, the unpainted aluminium example will be available in the new year. Details on the attached order form.

CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD

As you may now know, CMN will be releasing a Mercedes-Benz Citaro 2 axle bus model next spring, the first livery will be First London on RV1, and a Citaro articulated bus, with a least a Stagecoach London example on Route 453. Prices for each are unknown at present, but we will accept orders for both models in the new year. Also new will be the Alexander Royale model, and expected liveries include Lothian. We will send more detailed information in the next letter.

BRITBUS

At short notice and previously unannounced, Britbus have produced a special model for the Museum, which has already been delivered. This is a Guy Arab III with Park Royal bodywork (and a recent casting), G436 and was unique to the fleet operating for a year in Peckham and Enfield. (Our version differs in very minor respects from the less numerous standard release which is only being made available to us in very low quantities and is not available on mail order).

Our version is priced at 29.99. This is the same model that was also available at     Duxford. details on the attached order form.

Finally we are very pleased to announce a new casting from Britbus in Spring 2005. This will be an AEC Swift/MCW (or Marshall) SM type. We have arranged a special model for the Museum. It will be SMS700, one of three painted in Red Arrow livery in the later days of the type's operation, and is depicted working on Route 501 to Waterloo. We expect a very heavy demand for  this model, and early orders are recommended. Details on the attached order form.

Monday 1 November 2004


November 2004 - News

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