September 2006 - News

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FOR SALE

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CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM BRITBUS
One further confirmed release from Britbus in addition to yesterdays announcement:
L004 Leyland Titan PD2 - Beadle - Southdown

PHOTOGRAPHS OF SOME OF THIS WEEKS RELEASES
Courtesy of S&D Models, click on the links below to view photographs of the production versions of most of this weeks releases:
GL07 Guy Arab 3 Provincial CLICK HERE to view
28904 GM Atlantean Fylde Borough Transport CLICK HERE to view
29612 Leyland Olympian Arriva Yorkshire CLICK HERE to view
32202 Bristol RELH Coach Crosville NBC CLICK HERE to view
OM41215 Wright Eclipse Gemini East Yorkshire Motor Services CLICK HERE to view
OM45907 Van Hool T9 WA / Shearings CLICK HERE to view
UKBUS1027 Alexander ALX400/Dennis Trident Stagecoach South ‘CoastLiner‘ CLICK HERE to view

Saturday 30 September 2006


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM BRITBUS
I can confirm that the following model has now been released and is on sale:
GL07 Guy Arab 3 Provincial

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM CORGI OOC
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
OM41215
Wright Eclipse Gemini East Yorkshire Motor Services
OM45907 Van Hool T9 WA / Shearings

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD LTD
I can confirm that the following model has now been released and is on sale:
UKBUS1027 Alexander ALX400/Dennis Trident Stagecoach South ‘CoastLiner‘

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM GILBOW HOLDINGS
I can confirm that the following model has now been released and is on sale:
99103 Daimler DMS London Transport

Friday 29 September 2006


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
28904 GM Atlantean Fylde Borough Transport
29612 Leyland Olympian Arriva Yorkshire
32202 Bristol RELH Coach Crosville NBC

CORGI OOC MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE WEEK COMMENCING 2 OCTOBER
The following models are scheduled for release next week:
AN40306 Burlingham Seagull Ulsterbus
OM41702 RTW Barton Bus Company
OM99191 Tamar Link Gift Set. Please note some stock will be released to the retailers week commencing 2 October, the balance of the stock will be released week commencing 16 October

EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE WEEK COMMENCING 9 OCTOBER 2006
The following models are scheduled for release week commencing 9 October:
17505 Leyland National First Provincial
20635 Dennis Dart East London
32301 Bristol RELH Royal Blue

Thursday 28 September 2006


MODELZONE COMMISSIONED OOC GEMINI MODEL
Further to my news article of 22 September I am grateful to Gary Mitchelhill for sending me a photograph of the Modelzone promotional poster for the above model CLICK HERE to view. Gary advises me that he supplied the photograph used on the poster. Details of the model are given as follows:

Fleet number: 3942
Registration number: NK05 GZP
Route number: X10
Split destinations of either:
A) Newcastle via Gateshead
B) Middlesbrough via Stockton
Quantity:1500 pieces (750 of each destination)
Due date 4th quarter 2006

Tuesday 26 September 2006


SHOWBUS REPORT
I visited Showbus today with my wife and daughter. The weather was very good (long sunny spells and about 22 degrees) with NO rain.

New castings
EFE announced two new castings at Showbus:

1/76th scale AEC RLH
No examples of the casting were on display. However, click on the link below to view a photograph of the promotional poster on display in the EFE tent. CLICK HERE to view. No other details are available at this time.

1/24th scale MK1 1 Door Metrobus. Click on the links below to view photographs of a very early tooling pattern 
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 5 CLICK HERE to view

No release dates are know for the above at present

New models announced by EFE
The following seven new models were announced by EFE. Click on the links below to view very early pre-production photographs:

14013 Lodekka FLF Northern Scottish CLICK HERE to view
26618 Plaxton Paramount Ulsterbus Tours CLICK HERE to view
27618 Wright Volvo Renown Blackburn Transport CLICK HERE to view
27619 Wright Volvo Go Ahead Northern CLICK HERE to view
28605 GM Atlantean North Birmingham Busways CLICK HERE to view
29613 Leyland Olympian Eastern Counties CLICK HERE to view
30604 AEC Renown Northern NBC (Please note the wheels on the production version will be grey not green as show) CLICK HERE to view

Also on display were a couple of models that have previously been announced but no photographs have been available:
17505 Leyland National First Provincial CLICK HERE to view
20635 Dennis Dart East London CLICK HERE to view

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM
The LT Museum stall had on sale the Museums latest Code 2 EFE model (as mentioned in my news of 21 September):
22802
RTL London Transport
Fleet number: 501
Registration number: JXC 20
Route number: 51A
Destination: Farnborough

Sunday 24 September 2006


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM CORGI OOC
I can confirm that the following model has now been released and is on sale:
OM41111 Leyland PD3 East Lancs Black Prince CLICK HERE to view

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD LTD
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
UKBUS6001 Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 Stagecoach in London CLICK HERE to view
UKBUS7002 Scania OmniCity Metrobus Fastway CLICK HERE to view

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
24324 BET Weymann Fishwick & Sons CLICK HERE to view
28813 Leyland Titan Stagecoach East London CLICK HERE to view
28814SB Leyland Titan Stagecoach East London
CLICK HERE to view

NEWS OF A COMMISSIONED CORGI OOC MODEL
I am grateful to Stuart Rogers for bringing to my attention news of a commissioned OOC model. He advises that the latest copy of the Corgi Collector Club newsletter has a short list of non-catalogue items and lists OM41216, a Wright Gemini Eclipse in Go North East X10 livery, which it states is a limited run of 1500 units as an exclusive commission for the Modelzone group of stores. No other details are given.

CORGI OOC MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE NEXT WEEK
The following models are scheduled for release week commencing 25th September:
OM41215 Wright Eclipse Gemini East Yorkshire Motor Services
OM45907 Van Hool T9 WA / Shearings

Friday 22 September 2006


NEWS OF A NEW MODEL AND A SPECIAL FUND RAISING MODEL FROM THE LT MUSEUM
The LT Museum have commissioned two models from EFE. The first an RTL in LT livery and with the stock code 22802 will be available this weekend at the LT Museum Stall at Showbus this will feature Fleet number RTL501 on Route 51/a

From the total run produced for the above, 48 of the models have been redecorated by EFE with different side adverts as a fund raising model for the Friends of the LT Museum (this model has the stock code 22802A).  All other details of the model are the same as the standard release. The adverts on the sides feature the Charity Auction and the signature of Peter Hendy, Commissioner for Transport for London. Only 5 of these model are available "sale" and this will be done by way of bidding on the Ebay Charity site. Proceeds from the auction of the models will be going towards the Museum rebuilding costs.

In addition to the special model mentioned above the Museum is auctioning a number of other rare bus models and Transport related items including use of a Routemaster for the day.

To view the items for sale and to make a bid click on the link below:
http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/project/latestnews.shtml

 

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This photograph shows the production version of this model

Photograph © London Transport Museum

RAMBLERS BUSES - ADDRESS
Further to my news article of Monday 19th September (below) the address to send completed order forms to is:
Mr Stuart Alderman,
7 Heath Farm Court,
Grove Mill Lane,
Watford,
WD17 3TT

Thursday 21 September 2006


A NEW BUS FROM RAMBLERS HOLIDAYS
The below news article has been received from Stuart Alderman:

The new AEC London Transport Merlin from  Britbus

"Some time ago Britbus introduced to the model bus scene the AEC Swift which has now moved through several liveries and remained very popular. It has proved to be a really nice model and has certainly enhanced my railway layout in the attic. At the beginning of the year Britbus started work on a new casting for the single deck AEC Merlin and it has illustrated to me just how long and painstaking a job it is to achieve perfection. I had hoped for the model in early summer but now it would appear to be on its way. It is MBS 525 in red on London Transport route A1 which worked between Hounslow West station at the western end of the Piccadilly Line and Heathrow Airport up until the time the Piccadilly Line was extended to the airport..   It was a flat fare route , 1/- and no concessions or half fares. It was non-stop and scheduled to take 12 minutes. Hounslow Garage was its home base and our model has a garage plate AV2. The front blind incorporates both destinations on a blue background with the words Airport Express above on a white background and Non Stop below on a similar white background, making an interesting display.  The rear route box is filled with just the route A1 writ large filling the box.. The words Pay as you Enter appear under the front on-side window. Registration is VLW 525G.

This special model is a short run of 504 for Ramblers Holidays celebrating its 60th anniversary and comes with an individually numbered certificate. Ramblers Holidays, which is linked to the Ramblers' Association, has for 60 years operated programmes of walking, trekking, sightseeing and cross-country skiing holidays; now they cover the world and are very popular. For a brochure call 01707 331133 or look at their web-site. Our model bus carries advertisements for Ramblers Holidays on both sides and the rear but they are sufficiently unobtrusive not to spoil the model. If you would like one of these models they should be available in October at a cost of £28 which includes postage. Please date your cheque for 1 October 2006 but these will not be banked until the model is ready for dispatch as is our policy. Euros or  Eurocheques accepted to the value of E40. Cheques should be made out to Mr S Alderman

Many thanks

Stuart Alderman"

PS: I have some previous Ramblers' models still if you are looking for any, but not the notorious  D.

Advance notice:   we hope to produce a green LT Merlin on route 346 to Bushey Arches in the new year which will have advertisements for the Ramblers Association.

Please complete the below order form if you would like to place an order for the Merlin model

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RAMBLERS HOLIDAYS NEW LONDON TRANSPORT AEC MERLIN IN RED LIVERY 

Please send me .........models of the above Britbus Merlin on route A1.   I enclose a cheque dated 1st  October 2006 for £.................at £28 per model (including postage) or in Euros as above.

Name.........................................................................................Tel No....................................Address..................................................................................

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.Post Code..........................e-mail............................................................................................

XXX please register me for the Britbus green Merlin, Ramblers Association, model.     YES    NO  (circle as appropriate)

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NEW MODEL ANNOUNCED BY BRITBUS AND DUE FOR IMMINENT RELEASE
I am grateful to Time Tunnel Models for advising me of a new Britbus model that has already been produced and is due for release in near future:

L004
Leyland Titan PD2 - Beadle - Southdown
Registration number: RUF 184
Route: 119
Destination: Lewes
Quantity: 816 pieces

CORGI OOC RECENTLY ANNOUNCED MODELS MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHS
Click on the links below to view the official Corgi Media photographs for three of the recently announced models:

CC25908 AEC Routemaster - London Transport (Sights and Sounds) 1:50 Scale
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
OM45908 Van Hool T9 and Cold Cast - Maynes of Buckie CLICK HERE
OM45909 Van Hool T9 - Shearings CLICK HERE

Monday 19 September 2006


EFE SHOWBUS MODEL
Further to my news article of 14 September please see the below photograph showing this years Showbus model which will be available at Duxford on 24th September.

 

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This photograph shows an early pre-production sample of 32201 Bristol RELH United

Photograph courtesy of Exclusive First Editions © British Model Buses

Sunday 17 September 2006


PHOTOGRAPHS FROM S&D MODELS
Click on the links below to view photographs received over the last few months from S&D Models that I have not previously published.

BRITBUS
AS2-09 AEC Swift London Transport
AS2-11 AEC Swift London Country
AS2W-10 AEC Swift London Transport
DL-03 Dennis Loline 3 Aldershot and District
ES-04 East Lancs Scania OmniDekka Brighton and Hove
ES2-02 East Lancs Scania OmniDekka "Uni Link" Southampton
R806 Scania N113 East Kent
R807 Scania N113 Kentish Bus
R903 Alexander Belfast RH Olympian London United
R905 Alexander Belfast RH Olympian London United

CORGI OOC
OM41404A AEC Regent V Roe Felix Motors
OM43314 Plaxton Premiere Stagecoach Wales
OM45906 Vanhool T9 Goodwins Coaches

CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD LTD
UKBUS1025 Alexander ALX400 Dennis Trident Stagecoach Oxford
UKBUS2014 Plaxton President Arriva Liverpool
UKBUS3023 Dennis Dart MPD Tamar Link
UKBUS3024 Dennis Dart MPD Travel London
UKBUS4010 Alexander Royale South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach
UKBUS5008 Mercedes Benz Citaro Plymouth Citybus
UKBUS5106 Mercedes-Benz Citaro G First London
UKBUS5107 Mercedes Benz Citaro G Arriva London
UKBUS7001 Scania Omnicity Newport Transport

EFE
16219 Bristol LS Cumberland
16220 Bristol MW Bristol Omnibus
16407 AEC RT London Transport
17217 Leyland National MK1 long Northern Tyne and Wear
17218 Leyland National MK1 Eastern National
18009 MCW Fleetline Rochdale Corporation
20010 Leyland PD2 12 Orion Greater Manchester Transport
20438 Bristol VR3_Southdown NBC Coastline
26318 Guy Arab 2 Utility Bamber Bridge Motor Services
26617 Plaxton Paramount 3500 Strathtay
26704 Plaxton Paramount 3500 National Express Rapide
27617 Wright Renown Sheffield
28809DL Leyland Titan Blackburn Transport
28812 Leyland Titan West Coast Motors
29408 Bristol RELH Dual Purpose Coach Bristol Omnibus
29611 Leyland Olympian Tees and District
30704 AEC Renown Crosville

Saturday 16 September 2006


CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD - PRESS RELEASE
The below press release and photograph has been received this morning from CMNL:

HKBUS2008: South West Trains

Tri-axle Leyland Olympian / Alexander Coach

Creative Master Northcord Limited is proud to release the South West Trains livery on its well-known 11-metre, tri-axle Leyland Olympian / Alexander R-type coach model.

The model represents Stagecoach South 13640 (G283 YRJ) in South West Trains livery. The bus itself has a long service history in different fleets and liveries.

Delivered new to Hong Kong as Citybus 113, this Alexander-bodied 11-metre Leyland Olympian coach was numbered 13640 by Stagecoach when she returned to the UK in 2003 to operate services for Megabus.com. Retired from Megabus.com service in December 2005, 13640 is one of six converted with luggage and cycle racks for the Rail Support Unit operated by Stagecoach South on behalf of sister company South West Trains, whilst still retaining the WC and Air Conditioning. Additionally, the buses are specially painted in South West Trains livery in accordance with the agreement. 13640 can often be seen operating across the SWT rail network during engineering works at weekends or late at night.

This early version of the 11-metre Alexander coach differs somewhat from its sister vehicles, most evidently by having gasket-glazed windows fitted instead of the more modern-looking bonded type seen on most of the Olympians returned to the UK by Stagecoach.

As on the previous successful HKBUS2000 series models produced by CMNL, HKBUS2008 has many innovative designs on the tooling, some of which are seen for the first time on a CMNL double-deck model – including the specially designed luggage and cycle racks. This replica features further excellent detailing, inside and out, including all handrails on board and detailed, individual air-vents above the seats. Of note is the improved upper-deck ceiling detail that features the correct colours of the prototype coach. The most remarkable accuracy is seen on the front dome that represents this feature of the Alexander R type bodywork.

Once again, this is a one-piece casting whose clean lines accentuate the windows and livery application. The model has no ugly metal poles to hold it together.

The HKBUS2008 model is limited to 1700 pieces worldwide. They will be distributed by John Ayrey Die-Casts Limited (UK), Concorde Hobby Shop (HK), Porte Publishing Company (Japan) and Transit Graphics (Australia).

 

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This photograph shows the production version of HKBUS2008 : South West Trains Tri-axle Leyland Olympian / Alexander Coach

Photograph © Creative Master Northcord Ltd

Creative Master Northcord Limited (CMNL)

------The World’s Miniature Bus Co.

0615hrs Friday 15 September 2006


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM BRITBUS
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
ME-01 AEC Merlin London Transport
ME-02 AEC Merlin London Country
MRL-07 Metrorider Cardiff Bus
ES-002 Scania OmniDekka Blackburn Transport (Commissioned model)

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM SUNSTAR
I can confirm that the following model has now been released and is on sale:
H2909 Routemaster London Transport Red with silver roof (50th Anniversary of London Transport - The Lock Tavern)

CORGI MODEL SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE NEXT WEEK
The following model is scheduled for release week commencing 18 September 2006:
OM41111 Leyland PD3 East Lancs Black Prince

ANOTHER NEW MODEL ANNOUNCED BY CORGI OOC
Co
rgi have announced a further model that will be available via their Platinum Stockists only and will be limited to 600 pieces:
OM42516 East Lancs Vyking - Go Whippet. Due November/December

EFE SUBSCRIBER NEWSLETTER
The 7th EFE subscriber newsletter of 2006 arrived today and has a number of items of interest:
EFE have announced that they will be reworking their RT casting now that the work on the RM tooling has been completed. This rework will include the RT2 version.

The Showbus model for this year will be has been announced and will be available for sale at Showbus:
32201
Bristol RELH Coach
United Automobile Services

The following new models have been announced:
20635 Plaxton Pointer Dart Stagecoach East London
25710 Daimler DMS 1877 London Buses Forest
99104 1/24th scale Daimler DMS 1877 London Buses Forest (Romford Routes)
27619 Wright Volvo Renown Go-Ahead Northern

Thursday 14 September 2006


CORGI ANNOUNCE THREE MODELS FOR CHRISTMAS
I am grateful to Time Tunnel Models for advising me of the below additions to the Corgi Catalogue which will be available at the end of the year/early next:

CC25908 AEC Routemaster - London Transport (Sights and Sounds) 1:50 Scale. Due Jan/Feb
OM45908 Van Hool T9 and Cold Cast - Maynes of Buckie 1:76 Scale. Due Nov/Dec
OM45909 Van Hool T9 - Shearings. Due Nov/Dec

Further details will be published when known.

Wednesday 13 September 2006


LT MUSEUM SET 14
One further item of news again inadvertently missed after my holiday. If you are aware of anything else I appear to have missed please email me and let me know.

LT Museum announced details of their Gift Set 14 entitled "Dartford 1963". The set will comprise a red RT on route 96 and an AEC Renown Demonstrator that worked for Country Buses from February to June 1963 on route 480 (The Renown model carried no fleet names or numbers).

The set is available to order from the LT Museum and is priced at £45.00 plus £6.00 P&P (UK) or £8.00 P&P (rest of world). It is expected to be available in December.

Further details will be published as soon as they become available.

Tuesday 12 September 2006


NEWS OF A BRITBUS COMMISSIONED MODEL
I am very grateful to Tony Randall for reminding me of the release of the below model and for sending me some excellent photographs. Unfortunately I inadvertently overlooked this release whilst catching up on the very significant amount of correspondence waiting for me when I returned home from holiday.

Tony writes as follows:

"Stagecoach East Kent commissioned a limited edition of the Britbus model of an F-registered Scania/Alexander in traditional livery which carries 90th anniversary logos. The model is not strictly authentic as neither of these vehicles has received traditional livery or anniversary logos.

There was a limited run of 240 pieces (model no R8-001) for company staff, although some were made available for purchase from Mr. Paul Southgate at Stagecoach in East Kent, St. George's Lane, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2SY for £27, including postage - cheques payable to "Stagecoach in East Kent"".

As yet I have not been able to speak with Paul Southgate so do not know if any are still available. If anyone can advise me it would be much appreciated - Gareth.

Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

Monday 11 September 2006


BUS DRIVER OF YEAR COMPETITION MODEL
Further to my news article of 4 September, please see below details of the model and a photograph:

27612A
Wright Renown
Fleet number: 540
Registration number: T540 AUA
Route number: 40
Destination: Blackpool
Quantity: 250

Please see the news article dated 4th for details of how to order one of these models.

 

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This photograph shows the production version of this model

Photograph courtesy of Exclusive First Editions © www.britishmodelbuses.com

Sunday 10 September 2006


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM BRITBUS
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
N6215 Scania Metropolitan London Transport
ES-04 Scania OmniDekka Brighton and Hove

Friday 8 September 2006


BRITBUS AE-02 AEC REGENT 3 IPSWICH
Further to my news article of last evening please see below two photographs showing a pre-production sample of the model:

 

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Photograph © Mark Smith

CLICK HERE to view a near side rear quarter view of the model.

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM BRITBUS
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
GL05 Guy Arab 3 Wolverhampton
GL05X Guy Arab 3 Wolverhampton

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM CORGI OOC
I can confirm that the following model has now been released and is on sale:
OM41701 RTW Double Deck Bus London Transport

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD LTD
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
UKBUS5004 Mercedes-Benz/Citaro Arriva Manchester
UKBUS5007 Mercedes-Benz/Citaro Oxford Bus Company

NEW EFE MODEL
I am grateful to Tony Mason for advising me that the latest issue of Diecast Collector Magazine mentions a previously unannounced EFE model. I have spoken to EFE who confirm that the model is a future release and I will publish further details as soon as I receive them:

17505
Leyland National MK2
First Provincial

Thursday 7 September 2006


PRESS RELEASE FROM IPSWICH TRANSPORT MUSEUM
The below press release has been received from Ipswich Transport Museum. I hope to be able to publish photographs of the model in the near future:

MUSEUM ICON IMMORTALISED IN MINIATURE

Ipswichs first motorbus is 56 years old – and is about to be immortalised in a special diecast model.

The 1/76 scale replica of Ipswich motorbus ADX 1 is being produced by Hong-Kong based Britbus, a diecast model manufacturer of who specialise in buses.

The real bus, which was new in 1950, was the first Corporation bus with a diesel engine.  It ran in the town until 1973, and has been cared for by volunteers at the Ipswich Transport Museum ever since.

Museum vice-chairman Mark Smith explained ‘ADX 1 was an early acquisition by the Ipswich Transport Museum and is a symbol of the local transport preservation scene – the bus has been with the museum longer than it was in service’.

A lot of hard work has gone into ensuring the model is as accurate as possible.  ‘First we supplied paint samples and photographs to Britbus in Hong Kong.  They then produced artwork, which we checked for accuracy, and after various changes a mock up model was produced.  The final production run is expected to be manufactured in China imminently.’ Mr Smith explained.

The museum has yet to be advised of the quantity of the model being produced by Britbus.  The museum hopes to stock the model in the museum shop and details will be made available once they are known.

Weblink: www.ipswichtransportmuseum.co.uk

The Ipswich Transport Museum has one of the largest collections of transport and engineering items relating to one town.  There are around 100 major exhibits covering the development of transport and engineering in Ipswich.

Wednesday 6 September 2006


NEWS OF TWO CODE 2 EFE MODELS
I have been advised of two new EFE Code 2 models:

MODEL 1
I am grateful to Garry Luck for sending me the below details and photograph:
Produced for the Omnibus Society Presidential Weekend 2006 (last weekend) and featuring a Wright Renown in the Coastline fleet.  The total run is 144 pieces and includes additional tampo printing on the fronts and side and is supplied in a standard EFE box with bespoke end labels.

EFE have today confirmed the stock number as 29804A - Gareth

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Photograph © Garry Luck

 

MODEL 2
I am grateful to Andrew Braddock for sending me the below details:
"EFE have produced a "Code 2" model for UKBDoY (of which I am Vice-Chairman) based on the Keighley & District Wrightbus Renown.  Only 250 are available to mark the 40th anniversary of "Bus Driver of the Year" and just over half that number will be distributed to National Finalists and competition officials in Blackpool this coming weekend.  The balance will be on sale there at £30 each to supporters of the event but there may be some left over which BDoY will offer for sale through its own channels and the LT Museum Shop. I may be able to supply a limited quantity of the model to collectors who read your web pages at £30 plus postage".
 
If you are interested in the UKBDoY model please contact Andrew directly at the below address:
Andrew Braddock
A B O U T
4 Borderside
YATELEY
GU46 6LJ
 
EFE have today confirmed the stock code number as 27612A - Gareth

Monday 4 September 2006


BRITBUS RELEASE UPDATE
The below news release has been recived from Britbus:

"Models due shortly or on their way for this period are:
MRL-07 MCW Metrorider- CARDIFF BUS.....Limited to 600 pieces.
CLICK HERE to view

ES-002 THIS IS A TOTALLY FICTITIOUS model based on the Scania Omnidekka- It is a promotional model , however a small quantity will be available for collectors-140 pieces approx. (See below photograph)

ME-01 London Transport - This model is a Red liveried RED ARROW as the first of the new class was primarily introduced to the London travellers. This it is expected, will be closely followed by the first GREEN liveried model ME -02 . Both these models are limited to 1008 pieces. CLICK HERE to view a photograph of ME-01

Get your models from your favourite retailer. Your retailer can get their Britbus supplies from JOHN AYREY DIECASTS Ltd".

Regarding the above mentioned promotional model, I am grateful to Duncan Holden for sending me the below photograph taken on the General Managers desk at Blackburn Transports, Intack depot. The model will feature a "Blackburn Transport" livery.

 

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Photograph © Duncan Holden

Saturday 2 September 2006


CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD LIMITED PRESS RELEASE
The below press release has been received from CMNL:

UKBUS1027 Alexander Dennis ALX400

Trident Stagecoach – CoastLiner 700

There are some fantastic places to visit along the south coast of England between Portsmouth and Brighton and the bus is an easy way to travel and great value too. Whether you are looking for beaches, historic sites, shopping or fun fairs, Stagecoach CoastLiner 700 will get you there.

CMNL is proud to release a brand new livery on its well-known casting – the Alexander ALX 400-bodied Dennis Trident. This is UKBUS1027 carrying CoastLiner 700 livery.

This model represents Stagecoach 18510 (GX06 DXH) with special route branding livery.

18510 is one of 18 brand new low-floor double-deckers running on Stagecoach’s popular CoastLiner 700. These new buses have a low floor entrance with no steps, giving easy access on most journeys for those with buggies or with mobility problems. CoastLiner 700 provides a 30 minute service from Portsmouth via Chichester, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and Worthing to Brighton.

The replica features excellent detailing, inside and out, including an opening engine door, engine detail and the representation of LED lights at the rear. This is a one-piece casting whose clean lines accentuate the windows and livery application on which all logos and lettering are clearly legible. The model has no unnecessary metal poles to hold it together.

The brand new UKBUS1027 model is based on a Limited Edition of 1700 pieces produced. They will be distributed by John Ayrey Die-Casts Limited (UK), Transit Graphics (Australia), Porte Publishing Company (Japan) and Concorde Hobby Shop (HK) respectively.

 

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This photograph shows the production version of UKBUS1027 Alexander Dennis ALX400 Trident Stagecoach – CoastLiner 700

Photograph © Creative Master Northcord Ltd

Creative Master Northcord Limited (CMNL)

------The World’s Miniature Bus Co.

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
The following models were released week commencing 21 August 2006
28809DL Leyland Titan Blackburn Transport
20010 Leyland PD2/12 Orion Greater Manchester Transport
26704 Plaxton Paramount 3500 National Express Rapide

Friday 1 September 2006


September 2006 - News

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