September 2009 - News

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ANOTHER NEW MODEL ANNOUNCED AT SHOWBUS
Many thanks to Paul Gander and
Phillip Stephenson for advising me of a model I missed. Ian Allan announced on their stall at Showbus the next model in their series of commissioned EFE models. They had two sample models on the stall of RML 2317 in Thomas Tilling (Brighton & Hove) Livery. Ian Allan advised that an advert for the model would appear in the next issue of Buses magazine and anyone who has bought previous models from the series will receive a mailing.

I understand that the model will carry the EFE stock code 31906, full details will be confirmed as soon as they are available.

I further understand that the real RML2317 was on display at Showbus, did anyone take a photograph they could email me for use on the site?

(2nd posting) Tuesday 29 September 2009


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

RENUMBERING

UKBUS0030 Alexander Dennis ALX400-bodied Volvo B7TL

Translink Metro

The Translink Metro model will be released as UKBUS0030 in line with CMNL company protocol for identifying models that do not comply with the original design such as this Volvo bus that is being modelled using the Trident length casting.

Even though the ALX400 casting in fully closed-top format is being retooled to allow the Volvo grilles etc to be tampo printed on smooth sides, rather than on top of the existing Trident features that are usually cast into the metal, there are too many differences in dimensions between Volvo and Trident. This retooling is being undertaken in the same way as the Open Top ALX400 for Dublin Bus, iebus 0002.

The previously published model reference for the Translink Metro Alexander Dennis ALX400-bodied Volvo B7TL (UKBUS1047) has been voided and will not be issued in the future.

Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view

Creative Master Northcord Limited (CMNL)

------The World’s Miniature Bus Co.

NEW BUS STATION KIT FROM KINGSWAY MODELS
John Howe has advised me of a new addition to his kit range. The new bus garage kit features Maidstone & District Tunbridge Wells, St John's Road Garage. To view further details CLICK HERE

Tuesday 29 September 2009


TWO NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY BRITBUS
Britbus have announced two new models:
AN1-18 Leyland Atlantean - 'Brighton & Hove' - Due October CLICK HERE
R503 Leyland Olympian - 'Arriva London Tour' - Due October CLICK HERE

CORGI OOC SCANIA IRIZAR FIRST GREYHOUND
Further to my news article of 23 September 2009, John Ayrey have today sent the below communication to their customers:

"You may receive requests from customers for the above Corgi model which we advertised as a Special Release in the October 2009 issue of ‘BUSES’ magazine.

This model had been commissioned by us from Corgi with the assistance and permission of First Group plc.

However, since the advertisement was prepared and sent for publication, Corgi have decided to make it one of their Standard releases for 2010.

We are, therefore, unable to give a part number or any other information about this model until Corgi announce it in their new range for next year.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause".

Many thanks to Neil at Time Tunnel Models for the above items of news

Monday 28 September 2009


EFE SHOWBUS - SUNBUS!
I returned from Duxford a short while ago. A beautiful sunny day with some high wispy cloud. As we left the external temperature according to my car was 22 degrees. On with the news:

EFE revealed the identity of their two new castings:
Bristol VR1 and  the Alexander bodied Atlantean Fleetline.

The Bristol VR1 was represented in poster form and as a wooden tooling pattern.
Poster CLICK HERE
Wooden tooling pattern CLICK HERE
The Alexander bodied Atlantean Fleetline poster only CLICK HERE

The 1/24th scale RF had progressed to an early tooling pattern CLICK HERE, the tooling pattern was also on display for the Olympus CLICK HERE although there was no update as to when we might see its release.

11 new bus models were announced and 2 new trucks.

Buses:
16128 Leyland PD2 Highbridge Southdown CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 386
Registration number: JCD 86
Route number: 7
Destination: Southwick
Release date: Not known

16223 Bristol LS/MW Crosville NBC CLICK HERE
Fleet number: CMG 359
Registration number: 807 FFM
Route number: 40
Destination: Sturlan Dam
Release date: Not known

23320 AEC RF London Transport CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RF507
Registration number: MXX 484
Route number: 218
Destination: Kingston
Release date: Not known

26323 Guy Arab 2 Utility Walsall Corporation CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 65
Registration number: JDH 195
Route number: -
Destination: Walsall
Release date: Not known

27314 Leyland TD1 - Scout CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 29
Registration number: CK 4604
Route number: -
Destination: Preston
Release date: Not known

29622 Leyland Olympian Isle of Man Transport CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 87
Registration number: BMN 87G
Route number:  6
Destination: Douglas
Release date: Not known

30606 AEC Renown Tynemouth CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 333
Registration number: GAT 820D
Route number: 308
Destination: Whitley Bay
Release date: Not known

31504 Routemaster RM London Transport CLICK HERE
Fleet number: RM255
Registration number: VLT 255
Route number: 229
Destination: Bexleyheath Garage
Release date: Not known

32206 Bristol RELH Hants & Dorset CLICK HERE
Fleet number: -
Registration number: AEL 6B
Route number: - 
Destination: Holiday Tours
Release date: Not known

34904 Leyland Olympian Coach Southern Vectis CLICK HERE
Fleet number: n/k
Registration number: G717 WDL
Route number: 4
Destination: Ryde
Release date: Not known

36703 Plaxton SLF Dart Aldershot & District CLICK HERE
Fleet number: 33020
Registration number: T593 CGT
Route number: 253
Destination: Aldershot
Release date: Not known

Trucks:
22911 Bedford TK Box Van United Dairies CLICK HERE
Fleet number: -
Registration number: 917 KPL
Release date: Not known

34404 AEC MKV Flatbed & trailer Vic Hallam CLICK HERE
Fleet number: L35
Registration number: ERB 478C
Release date: Not known

OTHER NEWS FROM SHOWBUS

The EFE Showbus model of the day was on sale 35301 BET Southdown CLICK HERE

A pre-production sample of previously announced EFE model 36002 RTL London Transport CLICK HERE was on display but there was no sample of previously announced model 25004 Bristol RELL Eastern National.

Jotus.com had their recently released London Transport Alexander Volvo Ailsa B55 MKIII on display. No models of V3 were on sale although visitors could place orders. People who had ordered their model via the Jotus.com web site were able to collect their models.

As usual I seemed to have little time for viewing the real buses on display although for the first time ever I did get out on a ride to Duxford village on a Birmingham Crossley.

Outside the EFE tent were two buses recently released in model form. Recently restored RM5 CLICK HERE was on display and visitors could purchase the Arriva commissioned EFE model of the bus. Also on display was Maidstone & District BET CLICK HERE just released in model form.

Sunday 27 September 2009


EFE SHOWBUS
Showbus takes place tomorrow at The Imperial war Museum, Duxford. I shall be attending the show with my note pad and camera and will prepare a round up of all the News either tomorrow evening or Monday morning depending on what time I get home. I have just checked the weather forecast on-line and it is saying sunny intervals, dry and a maximum temperature of 18 degrees.

Saturday 26 September 2009


CORGI OOC MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi have advised that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 2 November 2009:
OM46013 Wright Eclipse Urban East Yorkshire CLICK HERE - 1100 pieces 
OM49801 Enviro 400 Olympic Handover Bus - 5000 pieces

Corgi have advised that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 16 November 2009:
OM46206 Scania Irizar PB National Express CLICK HERE - 1500 pieces

(2nd posting) Friday 25th September 2009


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

NEW CASTING

UKBUS1045 Alexander ALX400-bodied Dennis Trident Open-Topper

Stagecoach in Cumbria

Creative Master Northcord Limited is proud to make the official announcement of its second ALX400 open top model. This is UKBUS1045, a replica of an open-top ALX400-bodied Dennis Trident in the fleet of Stagecoach in Cumbria.

UKBUS1045 represents fleet number 17016 (S816 BWC)

Stagecoach North West started operating its latest Lake District open-topper service in April 2009 utilising some low-floor, easy access Dennis Tridents that were previously in the main bus fleet.

17016 was new to Stagecoach East London as its TA 16 in January 1999 and was amongst the earliest transfers to provincial companies from this first batch of low-floor Tridents after only 4 years of service in London.

Arriving in the north-west in the early summer of 2003 for conversion at the Lillyhall workshops of Stagecoach subsidiary Cumberland Motor Services, these buses received a “seamless” conversion to single door. The rebuild was impressive as these buses retained the smooth look of the bonded glass throughout the full side.

The ALX400 open-top replica features excellent detailing inside and out, including an opening rear engine cover.  This is a one-piece casting whose clean lines the livery application on which all logos and lettering are clearly legible.

The interior plastic blister has been redesigned to ensure the secure positioning of the model on the plinth by following the shape of the Stagecoach in Cumbria open-top model that is based on the full 3-bay Lothian Buses-style conversion.

The brand new ALX400-bodied Trident Open Top UKBUS1045 bus models will be distributed by John Ayrey Die-Casts Limited (UK & I), Transit Graphics (Australia), Porte Publishing Company (Japan), cnmycar.com (P. R. China) and Concorde Hobby Shop (HK) respectively. The UKBUS1045  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.

HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOGRAPHS OF UKBUS1045
Click on the links below to view two additional high resolution photographs of the model:
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view

Friday 25 September 2009


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
28819 LEYLAND TITAN 2 DOOR BLUE TRIANGLE CLICK HERE
35201 B.E.T 36 FOOT 6 BAY RELIANCE MAIDSTONE & DISTRICT CLICK HERE
36302 Bedford TK Short Tipper Ribble CLICK HERE
36702 Plaxton SLF Dart MK2 1 Door First Western National CLICK HERE

Thursday 24 September 2009


CORGI OOC SCANIA IRIZAR FIRST GREYHOUND
I have received reports that John Ayrey are advertising the above model in Buses magazine as a special release due early 2010. Having made some enquiries I understand that the trade has not yet been notified of this model and it currently does not appear on John Ayreys trade website. I will publish further details as and when I hear anything.

Wednesday 23 September 2009


NEWS FROM THE LONDON BUS PRESERVATION TRUST - COBHAM BUS MUSEUM
The below press release has just been received from Cobham Bus Museum:

New limited-edition EFE model from Cobham Bus Museum

Most London bus enthusiasts "of a certain age" will remember from their spotting days when London Transport's driver training fleet was made up largely of the early RT-type, the so-called "pre-war" RTs. These 150 buses had been delivered shortly after WW2 had begun and the commencement of hostilities ensured that no more of the famous RT-type buses would be delivered until after the War. This batch therefore remained unique and with distinct differences from the thousands of standard RT family vehicles built later.

By the mid-1950s, the "pre-war" RTs were no longer required for passenger service and many of them then began a long association with driver-training, becoming the so-called "learner buses", an operation based at London Transport's famous Chiswick Works and responsible for giving thousands of rookie drivers their first experience of driving a London bus. The buses continued on these duties until final withdrawal for scrap in 1962/63.

Cobham Bus Museum, the Home of London's Bus Heritage, has teamed up with Exclusive First Editions to produce a reminder of these well-known buses in their training role and has selected RT79, registration no. FXT 254, to represent the class. RT79 has been chosen for two reasons: firstly, it was one of only 7 of this batch to operate in green livery in London Transport's Country Area. Secondly, this bus is believed to have been the very last of its kind to be used on training duties - still in green colours, nearly 6 years after it last carried passengers.

The model has been carefully created to represent the last 3 years of the life of RT 79 - based at London Transport's Dunton Green Garage (coded "DG") near Sevenoaks in Kent, where the bus trained hundreds of Country Bus drivers to drive for LT. Complete with "L plates" front and rear, destination blinds set to "Private", "DG" garage code and authentic period advertisements, this model has been produced as a limited edition of just over 400 and will be available for purchase at Cobham Bus Museum's Event Day on Sunday 25 October at Redhill Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1EF. The event is entitled "London On The Fringe" and commemorates the various "provincial" bus companies whose services met with London Transport's on the edges of LT's operating area in the 1950s and 1960s, operators such as Southdown, Maidstone & District, Eastern National and Aldershot & District. Buses from those companies, as well as LT, will be on display as well as operating free services on the day.

To view photographs of the model click on the links below. The model carries the EFE stock code 34301A:
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE to view

(2nd posting) Monday 21 September 2009


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE THIS WEEK
EFE have advised that the following models are being released this week:
28819 LEYLAND TITAN 2 DOOR BLUE TRIANGLE CLICK HERE
35201 B.E.T 36 FOOT 6 BAY RELIANCE MAIDSTONE & DISTRICT CLICK HERE
36302 Bedford TK Short Tipper Ribble CLICK HERE
36702 Plaxton SLF Dart MK2 1 Door First Western National CLICK HERE

Monday 21 September 2009


NEW MODEL ANNOUNCED BY JOTUS.COM
I am grateful to Jotus.com for advising me of a new model just released in Hong Kong which they have developed. The model features London Transport Alexander Volvo Ailsa B55 MKIII, details:

Jotus stock code: RE-76600
Construction: Resin and white metal
Manufacturer: jotus.com Ltd
Fleet No: V3
Registration number: A103 SUU
Route: 77A
Destination: Euston
Quantity: 500

Jotus advise me that the model is available for purchase on their web site www.jotus.com . They also advise they will be attending Showbus next weekend and welcome orders from customers who can order the model via their web site and pay and collect at Showbus.

To view photographs of the model click on the links below:
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
Photograph 6 CLICK HERE to view
Photograph 7 CLICK HERE to view

Sunday 20 September 2009


NEXT CORGI MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi have advised that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 5th October 2009:
OM41411 Roe Body Darlington CLICK HERE 1100 pieces
OM43708 3 Axle Trolley Bus South Lancs (The last trolley bus) CLICK HERE 1200 pieces

Saturday 19 September 2009


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

UKBUS6025 Alexander Dennis Enviro400

Arriva London

Following the great success of the launch models of the Alexander Dennis Enviro400 in two different overall lengths, Creative Master Northcord Limited is pleased to announce the release of UKBUS6025, the eighth dual-door, short-wheelbase Alexander Dennis Enviro400 model for a London operator, on this occasion in Arriva London’s standard Transport for London livery.

UKBUS6025 represents fleet number T64 (LY08 CXU).

Arriva London T64 (LY08 CXU) is one of 18 Euro-4 specification Alexander Dennis Tridents with Enviro400 bodywork allocated to South Croydon garage. Primarily for the busy 466 service which operates every 10 minutes from Caterham-on-the-Hill via Croydon to Addington Village. The vehicles can also been seen on a variety of other routes alongside DAF/VDL DB250 chassis with ALX400 and Wright Gemini bodies.

The Alexander Dennis Enviro400 UKBUS6025 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. Another main feature on the UKBUS6025 model is its dual individual tree protectors at the front. The front dome on the model is also significant, with its curved windscreen on the upper deck.

Creative Master Northcord is creating new design standards in the layout of the interior of both saloons. These features inside the compartments represent the really outstanding layout of the Enviro400, such as the newly designed emergency window at the upper deck at the back, an additional seat behind the driving cab, additional ventilation equipment on the upper deck ceiling, and extensive portrayal of handrails on the upper and lower deck, etc. The headlights at the front are made of individual components to look more realistic.

The brand new Enviro400 UKBUS6025 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 UKBUS6025 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.

Friday 18 September 2009


BRITBUS MODELS CANCELLED
Many thanks to Neil at Time Tunnel Models for passing on a message received today from the importer:

"These are items that were announced to British Model Buses by Don Craggs back in July 2006. They have never been made and if those numbers are used they will be for other bus companies now. I suggest you delete them from your system (We have never announced them officially and are not on our system)"

ES3-02 Scania Omnidekka - London United     
N6504 Scania Metropolitan - Imperial (Essex)    
N6109 Scania Metropolitan - Newport Corporation    
N6505 Scania Metropolitan - Camms     
R809 Scania N113 - MTL Liverpool      
R833 Scania N113 - Keighley      
R834 Scania N113 - Black Prince      
R835 Scania N113 - West Midlands Travel

Monday 14 September 2009


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM BRITBUS
I can confirm that the following models have been released and are on sale:
AN3-04 LEYLAND ATLANTEAN  'SUNDERLAND & DISTRICT' (NBC). CLICK HERE
R604 LEYLAND OLYMPIAN ALEXANDER 'ARRIVA NORTH EAST' CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD LTD
I can confirm that the following models have been released and are on sale:
AUBUS1002 Volvo B12BLE / Custom Coaches CB60 - Sydney Buses CLICK HERE
UKBUS1044 Dennis Trident ALX400 Stagecoach South CLICK HERE
UKBUS5023 Mercedes Citaro Metrobus CLICK HERE

NEXT OXFORD DIECAST N GAUGE MODEL SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Oxford Diecast have advised that the following model will be released after 18th September:
NRM007 Routemaster London Transport CLICK HERE

Sunday 13 September 2009


CORGI ANNOUNCE FIRST OLYMPIC MODEL
Many thanks to Neil at Time Tunnel Models for advising me that Corgi have announced their first Olympic bus model. The model stock code OM49801 will feature the bus used in the Olympic Handover ceremony in Beijing. It will be limited to 5000 pieces and will be available later in the autumn CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have been released and are on sale:
14702 Leyland National MK2 Portsmouth City Transport CLICK HERE
36701 Plaxton SLF Dart MK2 1 Door Bus Eireann CLICK HERE
99647 LEYLAND NATIONAL MKII LONG & TRAILER BRITISH RAILWAYS SEALINK CLICK HERE

Thursday 10 September 2009


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

IEPLUS1001 Bus Stop set : O’Connell Street, Dublin

Dublin Bus

Creative Master Northcord Limited is proud to make the official announcement of its first Dublin Republic of Ireland bus stop set. This is IEPLUS1001 that replicates three bus stops and other items from O’Connell Street, Dublin.

The IEPLUS1001 set contains the following five items :

1. Bus shelter that features Dublin Bus maps and travel information on its inward face, and Dublin Airport “Weekend Special” adverts on the side panel.

2. Bus shelter bench seat

3. Three bus stops from locations OR, OB and ON.

The individual items within the IEPLUS1001 set have flat bases so that they can be displayed or mounted with ease for those wishing to use them for detailing a model railway layout or other transport diorama.

The IEPLUS1001 bus stop set has a simple blister packaging.

The IEPLUS1001 items are contained within a specially shaped plastic blister tray that has a clear plastic cover to hold the five items securely in place. The blister is attached to a well presented and decorated card backing. The items are accessed by peeling the top plastic cover away from the card backing sheet and removing the tray.

For the retailer, this new form of expendable packaging has been designed so it can be displayed hung from a wall-mounted display, or it can also be placed in a free-standing position.

The IEPLUS1001 bus stop set replica features excellent detailing on each of the component pieces on which all logos and lettering are cleanly printed.

The brand new IEPLUS1001 bus stop sets will be distributed by John Ayrey Die-Casts Limited (UK & I), Transit Graphics (Australia), Porte Publishing Company (Japan), cnmycar.com (P. R. China) and Concorde Hobby Shop (HK) respectively. The IEPLUS1001 set is not certificated.

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

Creative Master Northcord Limited (CMNL)

------The World’s Miniature Bus Co.

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM CORGI OOC
I can confirm that the below model has now been released and is on sale:

OM45121 Metrobus WMPTE - West Midlands CLICK HERE

JOHN HOWE - KINGSWAY MODELS BUS GARAGE KITS
Many thanks to John Howe for letting me know that he now has a web site for his excellent Kingsway Bus Garage kits. Johns range of kits can be viewed and you can also order kits on line. The web site can be found at www.kingswaymodels.com

Monday 7 September 2009


NEXT LT MUSEUM ACTON DEPOT COMMISSIONED MODEL
Many thanks to
Peter Rigarlsford for advising me of a new commissioned model. Bus and Coach Buyer magazine report that at the LT Museum Acton Open weekend on 10-11 October,  the Museum will have on sale an RML Routemaster in Arriva (2004 fleet colours) on route 38. This will only be available at the event. I will publish further details as soon as I receive them.

CLICK HERE to view a copy of the article from the magazine which gives additional details about the weekend.

Saturday 5 September 2009


CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD UKBUS6020 - HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOGRAPHS
Click on the links below to view high resolution photographs of the model released this morning:
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

Friday 4 September 2009 (2nd posting)


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

NEWLY RETOOLED CASTING

UKBUS6020 Alexander Dennis Enviro400 Hybrid - Metroline

Creative Master Northcord Limited is pleased to announce the release of UKBUS6020, Alexander Dennis Enviro400 Hybrid, the long awaited newly retooled casting of a revolutionary modern double-decker in the United Kingdom.

The first livery to be carried on the brand new model is Metroline with outstanding London Hybrid Bus “Green Leaves” livery.

UKBUS6020 represents fleet number TEH 915 (SN08 AAO) in service on route 16 heading to Victoria.

Metroline is part of the Singapore based ComfortDelgro group and operates around 1200 buses in North, North West, West and Central London employing nearly 4000 staff.

TEH 915 was delivered to the company in late 2008 and was the launch vehicle for the Hybrid version of Alexander Dennis’s Enviro400 model. The vehicle joined four similar vehicles delivered to Metroline earlier in the year. Being the first of the type it was subject to a number of trials and used to promote this type of vehicle across the UK by Alexander Dennis.

All five vehicles operate from Cricklewood Garage and are normally used on Route 16 between Cricklewood and Victoria.

The Enviro400 Hybrid bus has a completely new content in the engine room. They include BAE Systems’ HybridDrive hybrid driveline and a Cummins ISBe4 4-cylinder turbocharged and intercooled diesel engine. The re-tooled UKBUS6020 model replicates them all in the engine room correctly.

The Alexander Dennis Enviro400 Hybrid UKBUS6020 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. Another main feature on the UKBUS6020 model is its dual individual tree protectors at the front. The front dome on the model is significant, with its curved windscreens on both upper and lower deck.

Creative Master Northcord is creating new design standards in the layout of the interior of both saloons. These features inside the compartments represent the really outstanding layout of the Enviro400 Hybrid in new specifications, such as, re-located destination blind at the rear, newly design ventilation grill above the lower-deck window at the back, and extensive portrayal of handrails on upper and lower deck, etc. The headlights at the front are made of individual components to look more realistic.

The brand new Enviro400 bus models will be distributed by John Ayrey Die-Casts Limited (UK), Transit Graphics (Australia), cnmycar.com (P. R. China), Porte Publishing Company (Japan) and Concorde Hobby Shop (HK) respectively. The UKBUS6020 model is limited to 1368 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.

EFE SHOWBUS "ON THE DAY MODEL"
EFE have advised that model 35301 represents a BET style Leyland Leopard with 36 foot Marshall bodywork

Friday 4 September 2009


EFE SHOWBUS "ON THE DAY MODEL"
Further to my news article of last evening EFE have confirmed the stock code for the model as 35301. CLICK HERE to view a photograph of the production version of the model.

Thursday 3 September 2009 (2nd posting)


CREATIVE MASTER NORTHCORD LTD
The below news release has been received from CMNL

News Release

CMNL UK Release Update

Update on planned releases for Period 2 (May - August) 2009

1. UKBUS1000 range : The Alexander ALX400/Dennis Trident

UKBUS1045 : Stagecoach in Cumbria (17012 – S812 BWC) - September  2009
2. UKBUS4000 range : The Alexander Royale/Volvo Olympian
UKBUS4014 : First in Glasgow (30107 – K174 EUX) - November  2009
UKBUS4015 : Lothian Buses (262 – P262 PSX) - December  2009
3. UKBUS6000 range : The Alexander Dennis Enviro 400
UKBUS6020 : ADL Hybrid bus / Metroline – September  2009
UKBUS6025 : Arriva London (T64 – LJ08 CXU) – October  2009
4. UKBUS8000 range : The Alexander Dennis Enviro200Dart
UKBUS8012 : Stagecoach in Cambridge – Citi (36011 – AE07 KYS) – September  2009

Future planned releases for Period 3 (September - December) 2009

1. UKBUS0000 range : Commissioned Models

No new releases, for sale through the CMNL dealer network, are planned for the current period.

2. UKBUS1000 range : The Alexander ALX400/Dennis Trident

UKBUS1047 : Metro Citybus (2882 – EEZ 2882) – November  2009

UKBUS1048 : Stagecoach in Hull (18435 – YN06 LMM) – December 2009

3. UKBUS2000 range : The Plaxton President/Dennis Trident

No new releases are planned for the current period

4. UKBUS3000 range : The Plaxton Dennis Dart MPD

UKBUS3031 : Cardiff Bus (193 – CE02 UUM) – December 2009

5. UKBUS4000 range : The Alexander Royale/Volvo Olympian
UKBUS4016 : First West Yorkshire (30843 – T663 VWU) – December 2009
6. UKBUS5000 range : The Mercedes-Benz/Citaro
UKBUS5024 : Go-Northern (5281 – NK07 KPR) – November 2009

UKBUS5025 : London General (MEC34 – BD09 ZVZ) – December 2009

7. UKBUS5100 range : The Mercedes-Benz/Citaro G

No new releases are planned for the current period

8. UKBUS6000 range : The Alexander Dennis Enviro 400
UKBUS6026 : Yellow Buses (SK07 DYB) – November 2009
9. UKBUS7000 range : The Scania OmniCity

UKBUS7012 : Arriva Durham County (4647 – NK05 GXA) – October 2009

10. UKBUS8000 range : The Alexander Dennis Enviro200Dart
UKBUS8014 : First Hampshire & Dorset (44510 – YX58 HWJ) -  October 2009
11. UKBUS9000 range : The Scania OmniCity Double-Decker
UKBUS9001 : East London Bus (15028 – LX58 CFZ) – October 2009
12. HKBUS2000 range : The Alexander RX-type/Leyland Olympian

HKBUS2011 – Stagecoach Western (13612 – J938 MHC) – October  2009

13. UKPLUS range of associated street furniture

UKPLUS1004 – London bus stop set – King’s Cross – November 2009

14. UKVAN range

No new releases are planned for the current period

15. Irish models

IEPLUS 1001 : Dublin bus stop set - August  2009
IEBUS0004 : Bus Eireann Enviro200Dart (AM103 – 09-D-3732) – November 2009

Please note that the release dates quoted above are anticipated completion dates, not necessarily when the models will be on sale at your retailer. Some detail may change during the production process.

Creative Master Northcord Limited (CMNL)

The World’s Miniature Bus Co.

http://www.cmn.com.hk/en/index.php

Thursday 3 September 2009


EFE SHOWBUS MODEL
The October issue of Diecast Collector magazine arrived today and gives details of the EFE model on sale "on the day" at Showbus. This year they report the model will feature:
EFE stock code not known:
BET - Southdown
Fleet number: 112
Registration number: 112 CUF
Route number: 197
Destination: Eastbourne, Birling Gap and Top of Beachy Head.

They report that the model will be made available after Showbus for EFE subscribers unable to attend.

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM BRITBUS
I can confirm that the following models have been released and are on sale:
AN1-16 Leyland Atlantean LCNW - Hemel Bus CLICK HERE

AN1-17 Leyland Atlantean Southdown Brighton & Hove CLICK HERE

Wednesday 2 September 2009


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