October 2014 - News

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MODELS FOR SALE

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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

Friday 31st October 2014


EFE SUBSCRIBER OFFER MODEL - PHOTOGRAPHS OF PRODUCTION VERSION
Courtesy of EFE click on the links below to view photographs of the production version of the Subscriber offer model announced last week:
27316 Leyland TD1 - East Kent 
Photograph1 CLICK HERE
Photograph2 CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released:
20648 Plaxton Pointer Dart - Brighton & Hove - 33 to Haywards Heath
To view a scanned image CLICK HERE
28908 GM Standard Atlantean - East Kent - 605 to Whitstable, Herne Bay & Hillborough
To view a scanned image CLICK HERE
38115 Bristol VRT - Western SMT - 35 to Greenock via Largs
To view a scanned image CLICK HERE

Thursday 30th October 2014


CONFIRMED RELEASE OF CORGI CLASSICS MODEL
I can confirm that the following model has now been released:
CC25910 Routemaster London Transport Route 11 CLICK HERE

Tuesday 28th October 2014


EFE 7TH SUBSCRIBER NEWSLETTER
The latest Subscriber newsletter arrived today and has details of a new Subscriber only offer model:
27316 Leyland TD1 - East Kent CLICK HERE
Registration number: JG 1622
Destination: Faversham.
The model is priced at £30.00 inc Postage to UK, £34.50 Europe and £35.50 Rest of World
The models will be ready to mail out at the end of this month

One new model is also listed:
27704 AEC STL (no roof box) - London Transport (green)
No other details are given.

CORGI CLASSICS MODEL CC25910 ROUTEMASTER LONDON TRANSPORT
The above model was scheduled for release last week. I have not read any reports of it being released and Corgi's own website still shows it as "coming soon". I will let you know when I hear more.

Monday 27th October 2014


CORGI MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi have advised that the following models are now 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

CLICK HERE to visit the Gallery pages and view two photographs of the bus represented by this model.

EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
The following models are scheduled for release this next week (commencing 27th October) 
20648 Plaxton Pointer Dart - Brighton & Hove - 33 to Haywards Heath
To view a scanned image CLICK HERE
28908 GM Standard Atlantean - East Kent - 605 to Whitstable, Herne Bay & Hillborough
To view a scanned image CLICK HERE
38115 Bristol VRT - Western SMT - 35 to Greenock via Largs
To view a scanned image CLICK HERE

Friday 24th October 2014


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM OXFORD DIECAST
I can confirm that the following model has now been released:
76LRT004 Leyland Royal Tiger Maidstone & District
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Thursday 23rd October 2014


EFE AMENDMENTS TO TWO MODELS
Further to my News of Friday, I was made aware of a couple of errors in relation to two of the models by visitors to this site, which I brought to the attention of EFE and they have this afternoon sent me updated pre-production photographs of the two models:

31708 RMC Routemaster Coach - Green Line
Now displays the correct fleet number of RMC1500 CLICK HERE

36204 RMA Routemaster Coach & Trailer - B.E.A. Sovereign Holidays
The spelling mistake on the banner advert on the side of the bus has now been corrected CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASE OF JOTUS.COM/LONDON BUS MUSEUM COMMISSIONED MODEL
I can confirm that the following model was on sale at yesterdays Transportfest at the London Bus Museum:
RS-76642 Leyland CR - London Transport (red) CLICK HERE

Subject to availability any stock that remained after the event will be offered for sale on the Museums on-line shop CLICK HERE

Monday 20th October 2014


NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY EFE
EFE have announced six new models:

14410 Leyland National Short 1 Door - Greater Glasgow CLICK HERE
Fleet number: LN 1
Registration number: GGE 156T
Route: 69
Destination: Hillpark.
Anticipated release date: December

14902 Leyland National MKII Short - Ribble N.B.C CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 849
Registration number: JCK 849W
Route: 646
Destination: Penrith
Anticipated release date: December

20649 Plaxton Pointer Dart - Arriva South London CLICK HERE
Fleet number: LDR 5
Registration number: N675 GUM
Route: 130
Destination: West Croydon
Anticipated release date: November

31708 RMC Routemaster Coach - Green Line CLICK HERE (NEW PHOTOGRAPH ADDED 20TH OCTOBER - SEE ABOVE)
Fleet number: RMC1500
Registration number: 500 CLT
Route: 719
Destination: Hemel Hempstead
Anticipated release date: November

36204 RMA Routemaster Coach & Trailer - B.E.A. Sovereign Holidays CLICK HERE
Fleet number: -
Registration number: KGJ 623D
Route: - 
Destination: - 
Anticipated release date: November
Advert: Carries an advert for Sovereign Holidays

39001 Foden S24 Short 2 Axle Tipper - Limmer & Trinidad CLICK HERE
Fleet number: - 
Registration number: HOR 203E
Anticipated release date: January

Friday 17th October 2014


NEW BACHMANN EFE MODEL ANNOUNCED
Bachmann have announced another Bachmann exclusive EFE model, click on the links below to view photographs of the model courtesy of EFE:

38118 Bristol VRT - Eastern National
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 3005
Registration number: SMS 31H
Route: 400
Destination: London Victoria

The Bachmann website gives the following information regarding the model:

"Our latest EFE item, E38118 Bristol VRT - Eastern National, depicts a well-known Express Bus Service to London. E38118 is priced at an RRP of £32.75. Our model depicts SMS 31H, which operated out of the Wood Green (WG) garage and ran on fleet number 3005. This vehicle is shown operating on the popular limited stop route 400, which ran between the Essex seaside town of Southend and London Victoria.

There was a mixed reception to the rear-engined Bristol VRT when it was first introduced. Midland Scottish had purchased a number of the early vehicles but found them troublesome. They returned these buses to Bristol for improvements but they were still not impressed with performance, so in 1971 they arranged to swap 15 of these 'troublesome' VRT's, with Eastern National for a similar quantity of Lodekkas.

Once in service at their new Essex home, they became reliable and popular vehicles. Many of them were to retain the blue and cream colours of Midland Alexander, which made them a distinctive and attractive addition to the Eastern National fleet.

The plain white panels on the vehicle are due to a peculiar feature of Scottish fleets at this time. Where adverts could be featured they instead carried body colour cream blocks, perhaps with the intentions of putting adverts over them at a future date, though they seldom ran with any advertising displayed. When the VRT's moved to Eastern National this quirk was carried over and the new operator also chose to run them without adverts".

EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 27th October:
20648 Plaxton Pointer Dart - Brighton & Hove - 33 to Haywards Heath
To view a scanned image CLICK HERE
28908 GM Standard Atlantean - East Kent - 605 to Whitstable, Herne Bay & Hillborough
To view a scanned image CLICK HERE
38115 Bristol VRT - Western SMT - 35 to Greenock via Largs
To view a scanned image CLICK HERE

Tuesday 14th October 2014


NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY OXFORD DIECAST
Oxford Diecast have announced the following new models, no further details are given at this time:

1:148th N-GAUGE
NOWB004 - Bedford OWB - Southern National
NPE007 Plaxton Elite - Scottish Citylink
NPP003 Plaxton Panorama 1 - Neath & Cardiff
NUT003 Guy Arab Utility - Midland Red - With correct colour

1:76th
76CMP007 CMP LAA Tractor - Southdown
76COM003 Commer Commando - BEA
76COM005 Commer Commando - Australian National Airways
76IRZ005 Scania Irizar PB - White
76MJ009 Morris J van - Devon General
76PAN002 Plaxton Panorama - Flights
76PD2001 Leyland Titan PD2/12 - Maidstone & District
76WFA002 Weymann Fanfare - Grey Cars

Gift Sets
76SET38 Southdown Centenary set - Leyland Royal Tiger and Weymann Fanfare

Listed under their Showtime range
76COM004 Commer Commando - Billy Smarts

Sunday 12th October 2014


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

Week commencing 20th October 2014
CC25910 Routemaster London Transport Route 11 CLICK HERE

Week commending 10th November
GS89201 Corgi Best of British New Routemaster CLICK HERE

Friday 10th October 2014


NEW N-GAUGE MODELS ANNOUNCED BY BT-MODELS
BT-Models have announced 6 new n-gauge models. No details or photographs are available at this time other than all are shown as a 4th Quarter 2014 release:
NAN003 Leyland Atlantean PR - London Country NBC
NAN004 Leyland Atlantean PR - Ribble NBC  
NAN005 Leyland Atlantean PR - Tyne & Wear PTE 
NB003 Duple Dominant II Coach - Ribble  
NB004 Duple Dominant II Coach - Grey Green 
NB005 Duple Dominant II Coach - Maidstone & District 

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
EFE have advised that the following models have now been released:
16537 Leyland MCW Atlantean - Wallasey Corporation CLICK HERE
20456 Bristol VR3 First Eastern National CLICK HERE
34207 AEC Weymann RLH Midland General CLICK HERE

Thursday 9th October 2014


CONFIRMED RELEASE OF TWO BACHMANN COMMISSIONED EFE MODELS
I can confirm that the following two models have now been released:
16136 Leyland PD2 Highbridge - C.I.E Southern Ireland
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
16137 Leyland PD2 Highbridge - C.I.E. Southern Ireland
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

PRE-PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHS OF OXFORD DIECAST MODELS
Further to my News of 2nd October, Oxford Diecast have sent me a pre-production photographs of three previously announced models:

76PAN001 Plaxton Panorama - Southdown CLICK HERE
76IRZ002 Scania Irizar PB - Wilfreda Beehive CLICK HERE

76IRZ003 Scania Irizar PB - Ulsterbus CLICK HERE

Wednesday 8th October 2014


PRESS AND MEDIA RELEASE FOR THE LONDON BUS PRESERVATION TRUST LTD TRANSPORTFEST EVENT AT BROOKLANDS ON SUNDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2014

The London Bus Museumís close of season event, Transportfest, is on Sunday 19th October between the hours of 10.00am and 5.00pm. The theme this year is World War 1 and we will be having an unprecedented line up of period vehicles in the Paddock outside the Brooklands Club House. In addition to the Chocolate Express(1924), S464 and the Tilling Stevens(1922), along with our own D142(1925), we are delighted to have joining us from the London Transport Museum their Battlebus from 1910 and used in the 1914-18 War. The appearance of this bus will really help in reminding us of the anniversary we are commemorating this year. On August 3rd in the London Bus Museum, the commemorative plaques of those who worked for AEC and who died in two World Wars were dedicated and now form part of our permanent display.

In addition to the Museum displays in Cobham Hall, we will be running our horse bus rides (additional charge), with other attractions including a jazz band, Punch and Judy shows and a roundabout for our younger visitors, rides on vintage, classic and modern buses and of course the many stallholders who also attend this event. Catering for all tastes is also available on site.

Engineering works that weekend means that there are no train services to Weybridge, so our 462 bus service will meet the railway replacement buses at Weybridge Station and in addition we will be running extra services in the morning and late afternoon to and from Leatherhead Station, the nearest operating rail station to Brooklands. And as we near the end of the Year of the Bus and RT75 and RM60, our own RT1 will be making an excursion out in the afternoon for which there will be an additional charge for those who wish to travel on this iconic vehicle.

Further details are available on www.londonbusmuseum.com where you will find details of the entry charges to the Brooklands site. We look forward to seeing you at our event with so many important historic events to remember.

Simon Douglas Lane, Event Organiser.

CLICK HERE to view a copy of the Show flyer. Please note this is a large file of approximately 500KB so may take sometime to download depending on the speed of your connection.

Monday 6th October 2014


GALLERY PAGE UPDATE
I have added a photograph of Dennis Dart SLF2 - Plymouth Citybus R123 OFJ (the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 36708) to the Dennis Dart Gallery page. Photograph courtesy of David Smith. To view the photograph CLICK HERE

Sunday 5th October 2014


PHOTOGRAPHS OF A COUPLE OF RECENT ACQUISITIONS
Click on the links below to view a couple of recent acquisitions. One released a few weeks ago and the other approximately six years ago:

B-T Models
NAN001 Leyland Atlantean (Park Royal) - Southdown
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

Oxford Diecast
MV028 Mini Van - Southdown
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Saturday 4th October 2014


CORGI CLASSICS MODEL SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi has advised that the following model is scheduled for release week commencing 20th October:
CC25910 Routemaster London Transport Route 11 CLICK HERE

Friday 3rd October 2014


SHOWBUS REPORT
I have just uploaded my Showbus 2014 report. The page can be accessed via the Featured Events page or by CLICKING HERE. I apologise for the delay in publishing the report but I have been extremely busy since the Showbus event.

NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY OXFORD DIECAST
The November issue of Model Collector magazine gives details of a couple of new models from Oxford Diecast:

1:76th Scale
76PD2001 Leyland Titan PD2/12 - Maidstone & District
A photograph is shown of a new 1:76th scale Plaxton Panorama - Southdown on route to Brighton.

No further details are given for either model.

Thursday 2nd October 2014


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised today that the following models are scheduled for release next week (Week commencing 6th October):
16537 Leyland MCW Atlantean - Wallasey Corporation CLICK HERE
20456 Bristol VR3 First Eastern National CLICK HERE
34207 AEC Weymann RLH Midland General CLICK HERE

PHOTOGRAPHS OF SOME RECENTLY RELEASED OXFORD DIECAST MODELS
Click on the links below to view photographs of 3 recently released Oxford Diecast models:
76COM001 Commer Commando - RAF
This model comes in special Yorkshire Air Museum packaging
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE
Photograph 5 CLICK HERE
Photograph 6 CLICK HERE

76COM002 Commer Commando - BOAC
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

76MJ008 Morris J van - Southdown
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

PHOTOGRAPHS OF RM60 MODELS
Further to my Showbus news of 21st September, the Routemaster Association have very kindly swapped my faulty model for a new one. Click on the links below to view photographs of the model. A reminder that both of the models are available from the Routemaster Association RM60 on-line shop page, only whilst stocks last CLICK HERE:
31907A Routemaster RML London Transport RM60
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

Click on the links below to view photographs of the Routemaster Association RM60 special Oxford Diecast model:
Routemaster RM - London Transport RM60
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE

Wednesday 1st October 2014


October 2014 - News

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