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Showbus 26 September 2010

 

Unfortunately after 3 years of good weather this years Showbus became "Rainbus" and it was quite cool and breezy at 12/13 degrees. It did not stop me having a great time and I did get a little wet despite having purchased a Citybus Hong Kong umbrella brand new for 1.00 which I then put it in the car and did not have it with me when some heavy rain arrived! Fortunately during a  couple of heavy downpours I was able to go into two of the Museum hangers and have a good look around including a nice cup of hot chocolate in the American Air Museum display hanger.

There were loads of new models on display and at the end of the day I was able to get them all out of the Display cabinets and photograph them on one of the tables. For me the highlight of the new models were the prototype RMC CRL4 and the "red single deck that very few will be expecting" turned out to be something totally different, Chiswick Works RM1368 which was cut down from a double deck Routemaster following a fire and used as a single deck works vehicle to release RM8 back into service.

No firm dates were given for the new models on display although I understand that the new RMC and RM casting will not be available until spring 2011.

Shown below are a selection of photographs showing the new models announced at the Show together with photographs of some other recently announced models. I have also included photographs taken in the EFE marquee showing advertising flyers for some previously announced new castings and a couple photographs showing the inside of the marquee (for those who have never been there).

I hope you enjoy looking through this page, I have added as few additional photographs to the report showing a few of the real buses on display around the Museum site that for one reason or another caught my eye.


PHOTOGRAPHS OF NEW MODELS
Click here for a higher resolution image 17225 Leyland National MK1 - Burnley & Pendle
Fleet number: 23
Registration number: HNL 159N
Route number: 23
Destination: Milton St

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Click here for a higher resolution image 17225 Leyland National MK1 - Burnley & Pendle

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24106 Bedford TK - Watneys

Registration number: HNJ 975V

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24106 Bedford TK - Watneys

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image 30709 AEC Renown - Red Rover
Fleet number: -
Registration number: DPP 990B
Route number: -
Destination: St Peters Ave

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Click here for a higher resolution image 30709 AEC Renown - Red Rover

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Click here for a higher resolution image 35303 BET 36' - Ribble
Fleet number: 772
Registration number: TRN 772
Route number: X61
Destination: Blackpool

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Click here for a higher resolution image 36303 BET 36' - Ribble

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Click here for a higher resolution image 36602 Pointer SLF MK 2 - Metrobus
Fleet number: 328
Registration number: V328 KMY
Route number: T33
Destination: West Croydon

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Click here for a higher resolution image 36602 Pointer SLF MK 2 - Metrobus

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image 37301 AEC MKV 4 axle box van - Fridged Freight
Registration number: 2700 VF

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Click here for a higher resolution image 37301 AEC MKV 4 axle box van - Fridged Freight

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image Stock code N/K RMC Prototype
Fleet number: CRL 4
Registration number: SLT 59
Route number: 715
Destination: Guildford

EFE have advised that this model will first be released as part of an LT Museum Gift Set and will be followed by an EFE standard release. The EFE standard release will be number 1 in the series and although released first the LT Museum special will be number 2

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Click here for a higher resolution image Stock code N/K RMC Prototype

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image Stock code N/K RMC Prototype - First Shot

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image Stock Code N/K Routemaster single deck (LT red)
Fleet number: RM1368
Registration number: 368 CLT
Route number: -
Destination: Private

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Click here for a higher resolution image Stock Code N/K Routemaster single deck (LT red)

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Stock Code N/K Routemaster single deck (LT red)

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Stock Code N/K Routemaster single deck (LT red)

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Click here for a higher resolution image Stock Code N/K Routemaster single deck (LT red)

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PHOTOGRAPHS OF NEW MODELS
Click here for a higher resolution image 12308 Harrington Grenadier Barton Transport
Fleet number: 1005
Registration number: BVO 5C
Route: 24
Destination: Nottingham
Anticipated release date: October 2010

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Click here for a higher resolution image 12308 Harrington Grenadier Barton Transport

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Click here for a higher resolution image 13204 Atkinson 4 axle round tanker Bulwark

Registration number: 184 CMW

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Click here for a higher resolution image 13204 Atkinson 4 axle round tanker Bulwark

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image 16129 Leyland PD2 Highbridge Ashton Under Lyne

Fleet number: 76
Registration number: LTC 770
Route: 9
Destination: Ashton

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Click here for a higher resolution image 16129 Leyland PD2 Highbridge Ashton Under Lyne

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image 16225 Bristol MW/LS Coach Midland General
Fleet number: 228
Registration number: URB 559
Route: -
Destination: Excursion
Anticipated release date: October 2010

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Click here for a higher resolution image 16225 Bristol MW/LS Coach Midland General

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image 16608 Leyland National MK1 South Yorkshire
Fleet number: 88
Registration number: JTD 438N
Route: 31
Destination: Walkley
Anticipated release date: September 2010

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Click here for a higher resolution image 16608 Leyland National MK1 South Yorkshire

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image 26408 Daimler Utility Bus Wilts & Dorset
Fleet number: 261
Registration number: CWV 779
Route: 20
Destination: Blandford & Salisbury
Anticipated release date: October 2010

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Click here for a higher resolution image 26408 Daimler Utility Bus Wilts & Dorset

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image 30512 Guy GS Tillingbourne

Fleet number: 5
Registration number: MXX 325
Route: -
Destination: Peaslake

Please note: The release version of this model will have the correct coloured radiator grill.

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Click here for a higher resolution image 30512 Guy GS Tillingbourne

 

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32602 AEC MKV 4 Axle Oval Tanker Pickfords
Fleet number: M2826
Registration number: 718 AUV
Anticipated release date: October 2010

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32602 AEC MKV 4 Axle Oval Tanker Pickfords

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image 35702 BET 36ft Green Line RC2

This years "on the day" model was on sale.

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Click here for a higher resolution image 35702 BET 36ft Green Line RC2

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image GILBOW 98001 MCW Metrobus - Metroline
When I first saw this model on display I assumed it was a sample of 98002, it is in fact the production version of 98001 which was released in December 2007. I understand work is progressing well on 98002 and I will publish details as soon as I receive any.

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Click here for a higher resolution image GILBOW 98001 MCW Metrobus - Metroline

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GILBOW 98001 MCW Metrobus - Metroline

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GILBOW 98001 MCW Metrobus - Metroline

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Click here for a higher resolution image GILBOW 98001 MCW Metrobus - Metroline

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Click here for a higher resolution image GILBOW 98001 MCW Metrobus - Metroline

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OTHER PHOTOGRAPHS FROM INSIDE THE EFE MARQUEE

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Poster 1

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Poster 2

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Poster 3

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Poster 4

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Click here for a higher resolution image Interior of Marquee

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Click here for a higher resolution image RMC Prototype in Display Cabinet

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Display Cabinet Featuring New Models

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REAL BUSES - A SMALL SELECTION SHOWING SOME OF THOSE ON DISPLAY
Click here for a higher resolution image AEC Routemaster RM5 - London Transport

The actual vehicle represented by EFE model 36501, 36501A and 36501B

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Click here for a higher resolution image AEC Routemaster RMC1464 - Arriva Heritage Fleet

The actual vehicle represented by EFE model 33103 and  33103A

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Click here for a higher resolution image BMMO C5 - Midland Red 

The actual vehicle represented by Corgi OOC model OM45507

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Click here for a higher resolution image Leyland Leopard - Ribble

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image Leyland National - Midland Red

The actual vehicle represented by EFE model 17306

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Click here for a higher resolution image Neoplan - Panther Tours - Photograph 1

When I was a boy I used to love watching the Pink Panther on TV I could not resist this one.

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Click here for a higher resolution image Neoplan - Panther Tours - Photograph 2

Has he got a license to drive that!

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Click here for a higher resolution image Optare Olympus - NIBS

One of my local bus companies

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Click here for a higher resolution image Plaxton Elite - National Express

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image Scania OmniCity - Constable Coaches

Demonstrator now run by Constable Coaches of Hadleigh Suffolk

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Click here for a higher resolution image Scania OmniCity - Reading Buses

 

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This page last updated Tuesday, 26 February 2013

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