September 2016 - News

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MODELS FOR SALE

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SHOWBUS 2016 REPORT CLICK HERE


SHOWBUS REPORT ADDED
I have now put together a report from Sundays show. To access the page CLICK HERE or on the link above in yellow.

Thursday 29th September 2016


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
13918 Bristol FLF Lodekka - Stagecoach East CLICK HERE
29636 Leyland Olympian - Stagecoach Preston CLICK HERE

Wednesday 28th September 2016


SHOWBUS
I returned home after a 4 hour car journey from Donington to Essex, the traffic was very slow on the M1, it only took 3 hours going up yesterday. The weather stayed dry for the day about 18 degrees with a slight breeze.

Model news from the show:

Jotus.com (Resin Specialist) were commissioned to produce a small number of models to present to the winning owners and operators of the buses in the various categories for the Show. Unfortunately by the time I had to leave, they had not put out the prizes so I do not have any photographs at this time ( I will see what I can do).

Forward Models had a stall and announced delays to their Glasgow and Manchester models. I have attached a copy of their Newsletter which explains everything CLICK HERE.

I hope to put a fuller report together during this next week (work permitting). I know that I photographed at least 4 buses that have been represented in model form and I will definitely publish these. Hopefully there will be a few more amongst the photographs I took.

Sunday 25th September 2016


CONFIRMED RELEASE OF BACHMANN COMMISSIONED EFE MODEL
I can confirm that the following model has now been released. many thanks to Ian Kirby for the photographs:

25711 Daimler DMS 2 door - Bus & Coach Council
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

SHOWBUS 2016
I will be attending Showbus tomorrow at its new location at Donnington. I hope to put together a short report from the Show early next week.

Saturday 24th September 2016


CONFIRMED RELEASE ATLAS EDITIONS CLASSIC COACHES COLLECTION
I can confirm that the following model has been released:
4642113 Borgward BO 400 - Wander Falke (Germany)
Fleet number: -
Registration number: AE21-6438
Route number: -
Destination: -

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM OXFORD DIECAST
I can confirm that the following models have now been released:
76COM006 Commer Commando SAA
NUT006 Guy Arab Ribble

Wednesday 21st September 2016


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM SUNSTAR
I can confirm that the following model has now been released and is on sale:
H2919 Routemaster RM - London Transport RM324 CLICK HERE

Sunday 18th September 2016


OXFORD DIECAST MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Many thanks to Dan at Jacksons Models for advising me that the following models are scheduled for release next week:
76COM006 Commer Commando SAA
NUT006 Guy Arab Ribble

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM BT-MODELS
Many thanks to Peter at Yardley Wood for advising me that the following models were released this past week:
B208A Bristol MW ECW Bus - Crosville
B208B Bristol MW ECW Bus - Crossville
B208C Bristol MW ECW Bus - Crosville

Saturday 17th September 2016


EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised me today that the following models are scheduled for release week commencing 26th September:
13918 Bristol FLF Lodekka - Stagecoach East CLICK HERE
29636 Leyland Olympian - Stagecoach Preston CLICK HERE

Thursday 15th September 2016


BUS DRIVER OF THE YEAR EFE COMMISSIONED MODEL - UPDATE
Further to my news of yesterday, I spoke to EFE today and they have provided me details of the model. They advised me that they do not have any production images on file and none of the models remain with them for photography. They have forwarded me a copy of the specification sheet which shows the livery - please note this is a large file of just over 600kb so may take a while to download dependant on your download speed.

The models details are as follows:
34108A AEC RT - Coventry Transport
Fleet number: 99
Registration number: GKV99
Route number: Front 2016, Rear 1967
Destination: Front Blackpool, Rear Coventry

To view the PDF of the Specification sheet CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM CORGI OOC
I can confirm that the following model has now been released:
OM46613 Corgi 60th - New Routemaster - London United
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
EFE advised me today that they have released the following models which will be in the shops over the next few days:
16231 Bristol MW/LS - Eastern Counties CLICK HERE
25815 Leyland Fleetline - Yellow Buses Bournemouth CLICK HERE
30608 AEC Renown - Tynemouth CLICK HERE

Monday 12th September 2016 


NEWS OF A NEW EFE COMMISSIONED MODEL
The Bus Driver of the Year competition 2016, commissioned EFE to produce a model in a special "Bus Driver of The Year" livery to present to every driver taking part. The following from the BDoY website gives details of how you can bid to buy one of the models:

Limited Edition Replica Model Bus

Made by the renowned Gilbow (Holdings) Ltd, especially to commemorate our 50th event and sporting a special BDoY livery, each competitor taking part in the 2016 competition received a limited edition, 1:76 scale precision die-cast replica model bus, based on the unique AEC RT-Type that operated for Coventry Corporation Transport between 1950 and 1964. The bus comes complete with a registration card detailing its history and links to the competition.

We are pleased to announce that around 20 of the 157 buses that were made, are now available to purchase by the submission of sealed bids.

Please send us an email to bdoy@sky.com with the following details -
Full Name,
Address,
Bid price.
Don't miss out on the chance to own a very special model, celebrating a very special event.

Happy bidding !!!

Terms & Conditions

Models are limited to 1 per person. Payment can only be made by cheque or bank transfer. The submission of a bid does not guarantee one of the models. You can submit improved bids but only the highest one will be accepted. Bidding closes at 23.00 on Wednesday 5th October.

Once selected and payment has been received, the model will be sent by recorded delivery to an agreed address. This will incur an additional cost of 10 for p&p (UK mainland only).

The link to the page on their website can be found by CLICKING HERE

Sunday 11 September 2016


CONFIRMED RELEASE OF JOTUS COMMISSIONED IRISH KD BOMBARDIER RESIN MODELS
Further to my news of Monday 6th June 2016, I can confirm that the two models have now been released. Derek Farrelly who has commissioned the models writes:

"Just a Quick email to you to say that our Jotus Resin Commission of the CIE/DUBLIN BUS KD Bombardier Models have now arrived & are now available. The detail is truly stunning in these models.... Thank you for your support on the website & to the many collectors who messaged me from the site. I will contact all soon ."

Derek has sent me a small selection of photographs, which I have published below:
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

Wednesday 7th September 2016


BACK FROM HOLIDAYS
I have returned from an excellent holiday in China and Hong Kong, so now to catch up on the news:

EFE/CORGI MODELS GUIDE 2016
The following news release and photograph has been received from Anne Letch:

The latest (15th) edition of "EFE & CORGI OOC MODEL BUSES GUIDE" is soon to be released on 25th September at the Showbus Event at Donnington Park, East Midlands. The edition for this year will include all the new releases from EFE and CORGI OOC etc as usual, and this year will also include full details of Atlas Editions Buses and Coaches, B-T, Forward, Oxford and UK resin released models.

The guide for 2016, which is priced yet again at just 16.50 can also be purchased post free mail-order. The guide for this year will be a very limited issue and all orders received before 18th September will be guaranteed to be supplied.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the 2016 guide please send a cheque for 16.50 made payable to Mr. P.S. Brain to the following address: EFE/CORGI GUIDE, 16 Parklands, Rochford, Essex SS4 1SQ.

Please make sure that you include your delivery address clearly written with your order.

EFE COMMISSIONED MODEL ANNOUNCED BY SUTTON UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB
The following news release and photograph has been received from Bruce Elliott at Sutton United:

Sutton United have commissioned a further model bus from Exclusive First Editions to celebrate winning the National League South in season 2015/2016.

This is a strictly limited edition of 100 models, each with a numbered certificate, and is an open top AEC Routemaster bus (33105A).

These will be available on a strictly first come, first served basis at 32 each + 3 postage and packing. Cheques, made payable to Sutton United FC, should be sent to Bruce Elliott, Sutton United FC, Borough Sports Ground, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey SM12EY. Payment can also be made by Credit Card, in this case, please email 'bruce.elliott2@btopenworld.com' for details of how to arrange payment or if you require any further information regarding this model.

Fleet number: RMC1510
Registration number: 510CLT
Route: 9
Destination: Royal Albert Hall

Photograph 1 CLICK HERE

EFE MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
EFE have advised me that the following models are scheduled for release week commending 12th September:
16231 Bristol MW/LS - Eastern Counties CLICK HERE
25815 Leyland Fleetline - Yellow Buses Bournemouth CLICK HERE
30608 AEC Renown - Tynemouth CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM ATLAS EDITIONS
I can confirm that the following model has now been released:
4642112 Van Hool Alizee - York Pullman
Fleet number: -
Registration number: B18KJT
Route number: -
Destination: -
Name: Jayne Leigh

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

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM EFE
I can confirm that the following models were released whilst I was away:
20457 Bristol VRIII - Eastern Counties CLICK HERE
24907 Reeve Burgess Minibus - First Cymru CLICK HERE
35213 36 BET Weymann - Maidstone & District CLICK HERE

16231 Bristol MW/LS - Eastern Counties was originally scheduled for release but was delayed so will now be released as above.

CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM OXFORD DIECAST
I can confirm that the following models have now been released:

76DR002 Duple Roadmaster - South Notts
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

76LRT008 Leyland Royal Tiger - Standerwick
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

NNR001 New Routemaster - London General
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

PHOTOGRAPHS OF RECENTLY RELEASED BACHMANN COMMISSIONED EFE SHOP LINKER ROUTEMASTER
31514 Routemaster RM - London Transport Shop Linker:
Photograph 1 CLICK HERE
Photograph 2 CLICK HERE
Photograph 3 CLICK HERE
Photograph 4 CLICK HERE

Thursday 1st September 2016


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