September 2008 - News

This page displays news for the current month. To view a previous months news Click here
Do you have any news or information not listed here, if so please e-mail me

 

FOR SALE

To view models from my collection for sale CLICK HERE

 

CORGI NOVEMBER 2008 TO MARCH 2009 OFFICIAL MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHS
Click on the links below to view media photographs of the recently announced models:

Original Omnibus Collection 1:76 - LIMITED EDITION
OM40404 AEC Regent II - Liverpool Corporation
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

OM41220 Wright Eclipse Gemini - London Central 
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

OM41602 Crossley DD42 - Glasgow 
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

OM41603 Crossley DD42 - Portsmouth 
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

OM42413 Bedford Val - West Riding
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

OM42520 East Lancs Myllennium - London Sovereign 
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

OM43104 Leyland Lynx - North London Railways 
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

OM43513 Double Decker Balloon Tram - HM Coastguard
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

OM44712 Dennis Dart Pointer SLF - Cardiff
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

OM45508 BMMO C5 - Midland Red
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

OM46012 Wright Solar - Wilts & Dorset
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

OM46107 Plaxton Paragon - Wallace Arnold
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

OM46108 Plaxton Panther - East Yorkshire Coaches
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

OM46109 Plaxton Panther – Yelloway
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

OM46205 Scania Irizar PB - Bus Eireann
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

Buses in Britain 1:50 - LIMITED EDITION
26107CC RT - London Transport - Plain Green
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

Tuesday 30 September 2008


SHOWBUS - MODEL DETAILS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Further to my news report of last evening, listed below are details and photographs of models on display yesterday:

New castings
BET 4 Bay - No images available at this time.
BET 6 Bay - Pattern
Photograph 1
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE
Photograph 2
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

SLF Plaxton Pointer 1 (1 door and 2 door versions) - I hope to publish photographs tomorrow

SLF Plaxton Pointer 2 (1 Door)
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

SLF Plaxton Pointer 2 (2 Door)
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

1:24th scale RF (Wooden tooling pattern)
Photograph 1
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE
Photograph 2
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

Optare Olympus (Pattern)
Photograph 1
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE
Photograph 2
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

New models
Buses

14014 Bristol Lodekka - Eastern Scottish (EFE have advised that the green on this pre-production sample is too dark and will be lighter on the production version)
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE
Fleet number: AA9711
Registration number: KPM 91E
Route number: 200
Destination: Livingstone
Anticipated release date: Not known.

22716 Alexander Y Type - West Coast Motors
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE
Fleet number: Not known
Registration number: GCS 50V
Route number: 420
Destination: Ardishaig
Anticipated release date: Not known.

23319 AEC RF London Transport
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RF584
Registration number: NLE 584
Route number: 432
Destination: Gt Bookham
Anticipated release date: Not known.

29205 Leyland Titan - Stagecoach East London
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 323
Registration number: KYN 282X
Route number: 174
Destination: Dagenham
Anticipated release date: Not known.

31503 Routemaster RM - London Transport
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RM1563
Registration number: 563 CLT
Route number: 9
Destination: Mortlake Garage
Anticipated release date: Not known.

32401 Bristol RELH - Bristol Omnibus
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE
Fleet number: Not known
Registration number: NHW 304F
Route number: 526
Destination: Bristol
Anticipated release date: Not known.

36201 Routemaster RMA + Trailer - British European Airways
Photograph 1
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE
Photograph 2
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE
Photograph 3
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE
Fleet number: Not known
Registration number: NMY 641E
Route number: -
Destination: -
Anticipated release date: Not known.

Trucks
31002 Foden 4-axle Flatbed - D.A. Macrae
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE
Fleet number: Not known
Registration number: ASA 382B
Anticipated release date: Not known.

32701 Thames Trader 2 Flatbed - Bass Worthington
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE
Fleet number: Not known
Registration number: JFA 427
Anticipated release date: Not known.

35002 AEC Mercury Flatbed - Barton Transport
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 71
Registration number: 626 KNN
Anticipated release date: Not known.

Other Items
Display turntable

To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

BET 4 Bay Poster
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

BET 6 Bay Poster
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

EFE Truck Casting Poster
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

EFE Station and Roadside Accessories
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized image CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM EFE
I can confirm that the Show model was on sale yesterday:
34101 AEC RT3 London Transport  CLICK HERE

 


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM BRITBUS
I can confirm that the following model has now been released and is on sale:
AN108 Leyland Atlantean Coastline (Tyneside) CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM CORGI
I can confirm that the following model has now been released and is on sale:
MT00106 Routemaster London Transport (Green) CLICK HERE

Monday 29 September 2008


SHOWBUS NOT SHOWERBUS!
No rain at all today and a very pleasant sunny day with temperatures up to about 18 degrees.

EFE Announced their new castings and a number of other new models, I only have time for a very brief update tonight but will publish details of the new models and photographs tomorrow.

New castings
BET 4 Bay
BET 6 Bay
SLF Plaxton Pointer in 1 door and 2 door versions.

The wooden tooling pattern was on display for the 1:24th scale RF also a mock-up of the Optare Olympus announced at last years Showbus.

New models
The following new models were on display:
Buses
14014 Bristol Lodekka - Eastern Scottish
22716 Alexander Y Type - West Coast Motors
23319 AEC RF London Transport
29205 Leyland Titan - Stagecoach East London
31503 Routemaster RM - London Transport
32401 Bristol RELH - Bristol Omnibus
36201 Routemaster RMA + Trailer - British European Airways

Trucks
31002 Foden 4-axle Flatbed - D.A. Macrae
32701 Thames Trader 2 Flatbed - Bass Worthington
35002 AEC Mercury Flatbed - Barton Transport

Sunday 28 August 2008


PICTURE PRIDE CABINETS FOR SALE
As part of the continued downsizing of my collection, I have 8 Picture Pride Displays Limited cabinets for sale. CLICK HERE to view further details. ALLSOLD

CORGI OOC MODEL SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE NEXT WEEK
Corgi have advised that the following model is scheduled for release next week:
OM45912 Van Hool T9 Golden Boy Coaches - 1000 pieces CLICK HERE

Friday 26 September 2008


NEW N GAUGE MODELS ANNOUNCED BY OXFORD DIECAST
Many thanks to Neil at Time Tunnel Models for advising me of a number of new N-gauge (1:144 ) models from Oxford Diecast:

NOB001 Bedford OB Coach - British Rail - Anticipated release date October 2008 CLICK HERE
NOB002 Bedford OB Coach - Southdown - Anticipated release date November 2008
NOB003 Bedford OB Coach - Grey / Green - Anticipated release date December 2008

NRM001 Routemaster Bus - London Transport VLT 8 - Anticipated release date October 2008 CLICK HERE
NRM002 Routemaster Bus - Shillibeer CUV 191C - Anticipated release date November 2008
NRM003 Routemaster Bus - London Transport 1933 Golden Jubilee - Anticipated release date December 2008

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
20444 Bristol VR MANSFIELD & DISTRICT CLICK HERE
26622 Plaxton Paramount 3500 National Holidays CLICK HERE
28817 Leyland Titan 2 Door London Northern CLICK HERE
34901 Leyland Olympian Coach Wilts & Dorset CLICK HERE

Thursday 25 September 2008


NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY EFE
EFE have today announced the following new models:

14605 Leyland National MKI Short LONDON COUNTRY NORTH WEST
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized photograph CLICK HERE

Fleet number: SNB 505
Registration number: EPD 505V
Route number: 322
Destination: Watford Town Centre
Anticipated release date: November 2008

20445 Bristol VRIII DEVON GENERAL
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized photograph CLICK HERE

Fleet number: 1215
Registration number: LFJ 862W
Route number: 377
Destination: Crediton
Anticipated release date: October 2008

23708 Alexander Fleetline MAIDSTONE & DISTRICT
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized photograph CLICK HERE

Fleet number: 5001
Registration number: GCN 803G
Route number: 29
Destination: Maidstone
Anticipated release date: October 2008

28007 Daimler DMS 1 Door BEXLEYBUS
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized photograph CLICK HERE

Fleet number: 86
Registration number: THM 679M
Route number: 178
Destination: Lewisham Bus Station
Anticipated release date: November 2008

29010 GM Standard Fleetline BADGERLINE
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized photograph CLICK HERE

Fleet number: 72
Registration number: BNE 737N
Route number: 1
Destination: Bournemouth
Anticipated release date: November 2008

34102 AEC RT Bus LONDON COUNTRY
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized photograph CLICK HERE

Fleet number: RT 604
Registration number: HLX 421
Route number: 403
Destination: Chelsham
Anticipated release date: November 2008

98003 1:24 Scale MCW Metrobus LONDON TRANSPORT
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized photograph CLICK HERE

Fleet number: M6
Registration number: WYW 6T
Anticipated release date: November 2008
A choice of five routes worked from Fulwell Garage:
1. 90B Northolt Station. 2. 110 Hounslow Bus Station. 3. 267 Fulwell Garage. 4. 270 Richmond Station. 5. 285 Kingston.

Monday 22 September 2008


CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD LTD MODEL PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE
Click on the links below to view photographs of an early pre-production sample of CMNL model UKBUS7013 Scania OmniCity Ipswich Buses courtesy of Mark Smith:
Photograph 1
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized photograph CLICK HERE
Photograph 2
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized photograph CLICK HERE
Photograph 3
To view a supersized photograph CLICK HERE
To view a regular sized photograph CLICK HERE

Sunday 21 September 2008


NEW COMMISSIONED MODEL FROM CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD LTD
Please see below a press release from Octo Models Ltd:

PRESS RELEASE

Octo Models Ltd owners of the model bus website www.ryanbus.com are pleased to announce that they have commissioned Creative Master Northcord Ltd (CMNL) to produce a very limited quantity of a model bus local to Octo Model’s shop in Hull

The model is a Dennis Trident with ALX400 body carrying the livery of Stagecoach in Hull with ‘Frequento 15’ Route Branding

Fleet No 18429, Reg No: YN06 LLZ is one of a batch of 11 Alexander bodied Tridents (18425 -18435) which entered service in April 2006 and were the first buses launched under the Frequento "Low Floor & Frequent" branding.

The release of this model is expected in November 2008 and pre-orders for this limited edition of 300 pieces are being taken exclusively by Octo Models Ltd via their website: www.ryanbus.com or by post or telephone to:

Octo Models Ltd
The Model Shop
179 Ferensway
Hull
HU1 3UA

01482 329199

To view a photograph of the model CLICK HERE

Saturday 20 September 2008


NEW BRITBUS MODELS PHOTOGRAPHS
Further to my news article of yesterday, click on the links below to view photographs of models AN2-06 and R814 courtesy of Britbus:

AN2-06 Leyland Atlantean Black Prince
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE to view

R814 Scania Alexander R Stagecoach East Kent
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE to view

Friday 19 September 2008


NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY BRITBUS
Britbus have announced 4 new models with an anticipated release date of October 2008:
AN1-09 Leyland Atlantean  East Kent Road Car
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
AN2-06 Leyland Atlantean Black Prince
LLA-04 Albion Lowlander Central SMT
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
R814 Scania Alexander R Stagecoach East Kent

Thursday 18 September 2008


CORGI WINTER ANNOUNCEMENTS
I have been made aware that the destinations of the following models appear to have been swapped:

OM42520 East Lancs Myllennium - London Sovereign (North Woolwich/Stratford Split run, 2 of each destination)
OM43104 Leyland Lynx - North London Railways (Ruislip Station/Mill Hill Broadway Split run, 2 of each destination)

I have checked the original email from the wholesaler who supplied the information and the error appears on their list. At this time I have not swapped the details over as I do not know if the error has originated at the wholesaler or whether Corgi have supplied the incorrect information. As soon as I receive further information I will amend the list accordingly.

Tuesday 16 September 2008


CORGI WINTER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS NOVEMBER 2008 - MARCH 2009
Many thanks to Dave at S&D Models for forwarding the below to me. Further details will be published as soon as I receive them:

Original Omnibus Collection 1:76 - LIMITED EDITION
OM40404 AEC Regent II - Liverpool Corporation
OM41220 Wright Eclipse Gemini - London Central (South Croydon/Russell Sq Split run, 2 of each destination)
OM41602 Crossley DD42 - Glasgow (Abbotsinch/Kilbarchan Split run, 2 of each destination) - NEW TOOL
OM41603 Crossley DD42 - Portsmouth (Eastney/Cosham Railway Station Split run, 2 of each destination) - NEW TOOL
OM42413 Bedford Val - West Riding
OM42520 East Lancs Myllennium - London Sovereign (North Woolwich/Stratford Split run, 2 of each destination)
OM43104 Leyland Lynx - North London Railways (Ruislip Station/Mill Hill Broadway Split run, 2 of each destination)
OM43513 Double Decker Balloon Tram - HMS Coastguard
OM44712 Dennis Dart Pointer SLF - Cardiff, Christmas Livery  (Central Station/Penterennan Split run, 2 of each destination)
OM45508 BMMO C5 - (Bimingham/Worcester Split run, 2 of each destination)
OM46012 Wright Solar - Wilts & Dorset (Poole/Castlepoint Split run, 2 of each destination)
OM46107 Plaxton Paragon - Wallace Arnold
OM46108 Plaxton Panther - East Yorkshire Coaches
OM46109 Plaxton Panther – Yelloway
OM46205 Scania Irizar PB - Bus Eireann

Buses in Britain 1:50 - LIMITED EDITION
26107CC RT - London Transport - Plain Green

Friday 12 September 2008


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM BRITBUS
I can confirm that the following model has now been released and is on sale:
LLB-05 Albion Lowlander Ribble Motor Services
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
17507 Leyland National MK1 Long Merseybus CLICK HERE
20640 Plaxton Pointer Dart LONDON BUSWAYS CLICK HERE
34402 AEC MkV 4 Axle Flatbed BRITISH ROAD SERVICES CLICK HERE

Thursday 11 September 2008


LT MUSEUM RARE MODEL ON EBAY
The LT Museum have advised me that they are auctioning one of their rare 25513A Metroline Golden Jubilee RML's in their latest fund raising Ebay auction. Click on the link to view

http://members.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=lt
_museum_auction

Saturday 6 September 2008


NEXT EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
The following EFE models are now scheduled for release:

Week commencing 8th September:
17507 Leyland National MK1 Long Merseybus CLICK HERE
20640 Plaxton Pointer Dart LONDON BUSWAYS CLICK HERE
34402 AEC MkV 4 Axle Flatbed BRITISH ROAD SERVICES CLICK HERE

Week commencing 22 September:
20444 Bristol VR MANSFIELD & DISTRICT CLICK HERE
26622 Plaxton Paramount 3500 National Holidays CLICK HERE
28817 Leyland Titan 2 Door London Northern CLICK HERE
34901 Leyland Olympian Coach Wilts & Dorset CLICK HERE

CORGI MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi have today advised me of their release schedule and quantities of each model until early January 2009. Please note all dates shown are week commencing:

MT00106 Routemaster Bus - Green 1000 w/c 22/9
OM45912 Van Hool T9 - Golden Boy Coaches 1000 w/c 29/9
OM42519 Southdown PSV - E Lancs Mylenn 1200 w/c 6/10
OM46106 Plaxton Panther - Parks of Hamilton 1250 w/c 6/10
OM41601 Crossley DD42 - Manchester 2001 w/c 6/10
OM46203 Irizar PB - Citylink Galway 1501 w/c 6/10
OM46204 Irizar PB - Johnsons 1000 w/c 13/10
OM45312 Bova Futara - Eddie Stobart 2000 w/c 20/10
OM41219 Lincs Road Car (Stagecoach) - WEG 1200 w/c 20/10
OM41410 ROE Motorbus - Doncaster 1000 w/c 3/11
CC26102 London Transport RTL Double Decker Bus 1500 w/c 24/11
OM44114 Brighton & Hove - Optare Solo 1150 w/c 5/1/09
OM49903 Go Ahead NE Set - W Gem Sloar 1200 w/c 5/1/09

Wednesday 3rd September 2008


MR GRAHAME HAWKYARD - MODEL BUS FEDERATION
I received the below sad news very late last evening from Mr Dave O'Connor.

"Grahame Hawkyard, for many years the Chairman of the MODEL BUS FEDERATION died yesterday Sunday 31st August after a long illness. Grahame form Southall in West London was a life long London Transport fan and was a first class model builder and diecast collector. He was a guiding hand in the MBF and a well known, well liked  face at Bus Rallies and events. He built up a large collection of London buses from his youth up to the present day and his famous  Uxbridge Trolleybus layout was a familiar sight at exhibitions and events. He started his career at James Whitson & Co the coach builders in West Drayton and trained as a draughtsman with the firm. Whitson were also more famous as builders of the Green Goddess Fire Appliance. He was 73. He will be missed by many bus collectors and fans. Myself and him were close friends for over thirty years".

Tuesday 2nd September 2008


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

UKBUS8008 Alexander Dennis Enviro200Dart

Transdev Yellow Buses

Creative Master Northcord Limited is pleased to announce the release of Alexander Dennis Enviro200Dart UKBUS8008, the 10.7m long wheelbase version with gasket windows of the casting of this distinctive modern single-decker in the United Kingdom.

The fourth livery to be carried on this version of the brand new model is Transdev Yellow Buses. UKBUS8008 represents fleet number 515 (HF57 BKN).

The ADL Enviro200Dart went into service with Transdev Yellow Buses in December 2007. The livery is based upon the concept of ‘the brighter bus company’ both in terms of bright yellow and branding recognizes the ownership of Yellow Buses by Transdev and also retains the strong local identity.

The Alexander Dennis Enviro200Dart UKBUS8008 is a one-piece casting whose clean lines accentuate the square-mounted, gasket windows and the livery application on which all logos and lettering are clearly legible.

Creative Master Northcord is creating new design standards in the layout of the interior in the replica. These features inside the compartment represent the really outstanding layout of the Enviro200Dart, such as the additional seats on the wheel arch on the offside, and extensive portrayal of handrails in the compartment.

The brand new Enviro200Dart bus models will be distributed by John Ayrey Die-Casts Limited (UK), Transit Graphics (Australia), Porte Publishing Company (Japan), cnmycar.com (P.R. China) and Concorde Hobby Shop (HK) respectively. The UKBUS8008 model is limited to 1000 pieces worldwide.

Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

Creative Master Northcord Limited (CMNL)

------The World’s Miniature Bus Co.

Monday 1st September 2008


September 2008 - News

This page last updated Monday, 25 February 2013

© British Model Buses 2008