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18th September 2011

 

I attended the Rally and had a brilliant day. Starting with the customary weather report, it was sunny till just after midday when it clouded over. A very light shower lasting a matter of seconds about 4.15 and a temperature of about 18 degrees.

In the TTC Diecast tent the new castings were unveiled. Preproduction samples of three of them were on display together with pre-production samples of the Corgi OOC 2011-2012 releases, the Britbus driver trainer and one of the Duple Dominants from BT Models. The tent was extremely busy all day with Chris admitting to being shattered by the time the last customer had left.

Four Optare buses were parked outside the tent and will be the subject of models at a later date. All round photographs of these buses will be added later in the body of the report below.

Two show models were on sale. FRM1 London Transport with Showbus advertising and also a Code 3 based on CMNL model UKBUS5017 with additional advertising and limited to just 50 pieces. The winners of the various bus class competitions received a similar model with additional advertising of the rear engine cover for John Ayrey Diecast.

The new castings are as follows
To view advertising posters for the models click on the links below. High resolution photographs of pre-production samples of the models that were on display will appear in the main body of the report below and will be added to the report as soon as I can together with photographs from around the Rally site.

Optare Olympus (twin and single door) CLICK HERE
Optare Solo SR CLICK HERE
Optare Spectra London (twin door) CLICK HERE
Optare Spectra CLICK HERE
Optare Versa - First livery Route X38 Derby (can be pre-ordered now) CLICK HERE
Optare Versa Hybrid (twin door) CLICK HERE
Marshall Bodied Dart CLICK HERE - First liveries Brighton and Hove CLICK HERE and  Stagecoach Cheltenham CLICK HERE (can be pre-ordered now)
Volvo Ailsa V3 London Northern (single door) CLICK HERE


TTC DIECAST/RESIN MODELS - SHOW MODELS RELEASED AT SHOWBUS
Click here for a higher resolution image FRM - London Transport (Showbus version)

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Click here for a higher resolution image FRM - London Transport (Showbus version)

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FRM - London Transport (Showbus version)

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FRM - London Transport (Showbus version)

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Click here for a higher resolution image FRM - London Transport (Showbus version)

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Click here for a higher resolution image Mercedes Citaro - Plymouth Citybus (Code 3 Model)

This photograph shows the production version of this model, 50 of these models were produced for sale to the public. A second version of the model was produced with additional advertising for John Ayrey on the rear engine cover, these were awarded as prizes in the various categories for real buses on display at the Rally.

The model is based on CMNL model UKBUS5017.

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Click here for a higher resolution image Mercedes Citaro - Plymouth Citybus (Code 3 Model)

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Click here for a higher resolution image Mercedes Citaro - Plymouth Citybus (Code 3 Model)

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Click here for a higher resolution image Mercedes Citaro - Plymouth Citybus (Code 3 Model)

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TTC RESIN MODELS - PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLES
Click here for a higher resolution image Marshall Bodied Dart - Brighton and Hove

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Click here for a higher resolution image Marshall Bodied Dart - Brighton and Hove

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Click here for a higher resolution image Marshall Bodied Dart - Stagecoach Cheltenham

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Click here for a higher resolution image Marshall Bodied Dart - Stagecoach Cheltenham

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Click here for a higher resolution image Volvo Ailsa V3 - London Northern

This photograph shows a pre-production sample of this model

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Click here for a higher resolution image Volvo Ailsa V3 - London Northern

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BT MODELS - PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE
Click here for a higher resolution image B001 Leyland Leopard Duple Dominant II - National Travel East

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Click here for a higher resolution image B001 Leyland Leopard Duple Dominant II - National Travel East

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BRITBUS - PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE
Click here for a higher resolution image L005 Leyland Titan PD2 - Southdown

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Click here for a higher resolution image L005 Leyland Titan PD2 - Southdown

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CORGI OOC - PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE
Corgi loaned TTC Diecast a number of pre-production samples from their 2011-2012 catalogue. I have already published photographs of all models on my website but thought the below photographs of the very early mock up of the Wright New Bus for London (Boris Master) would be of interest.
Click here for a higher resolution image OM46601 Wrightbus - New Bus For London

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Click here for a higher resolution image OM46601 Wrightbus - New Bus For London

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OM46601 Wrightbus - New Bus For London

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OM46601 Wrightbus - New Bus For London

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OM46601 Wrightbus - New Bus For London

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REAL BUSES TO BE THE SUBJECT OF FUTURE TTC RESIN MODELS
The below buses were on display outside the TTC Diecast tent and I understand are intended to be the subject of future models (but not yet confirmed). With the exception of the Arriva Midlands Route X38 Versa which TTC Resin are taking pre-orders for.
Click here for a higher resolution image OPTARE VERSA - ARRIVA MIDLANDS

This photograph shows fleet number 2944 (YJ61 CFM)

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Click here for a higher resolution image OPTARE VERSA - ARRIVA MIDLANDS

This photograph shows fleet number 2944 (YJ61 CFM)

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Click here for a higher resolution image OPTARE VERSA - ARRIVA MIDLANDS

This photograph shows fleet number 2944 (YJ61 CFM)

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Click here for a higher resolution image OPTARE VERSA - ARRIVA MIDLANDS

This photograph shows fleet number 2944 (YJ61 CFM)

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Click here for a higher resolution image OPTARE VERSA - ARRIVA MIDLANDS

This photograph shows fleet number 2986 (YJ09 LBL)

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Click here for a higher resolution image OPTARE VERSA - ARRIVA MIDLANDS

This photograph shows fleet number 2986 (YJ09 LBL)

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Click here for a higher resolution image OPTARE VERSA - ARRIVA MIDLANDS

This photograph shows fleet number 2986 (YJ09 LBL)

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Click here for a higher resolution image OPTARE VERSA - ARRIVA MIDLANDS NORTH

This photograph shows fleet number 2969 (YJ60 LUH)

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Click here for a higher resolution image OPTARE VERSA - ARRIVA MIDLANDS NORTH

This photograph shows fleet number 2969 (YJ60 LUH)

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Click here for a higher resolution image OPTARE VERSA - ARRIVA MIDLANDS NORTH

This photograph shows fleet number 2969 (YJ60 LUH)

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Click here for a higher resolution image OPTARE VERSA - ARRIVA MIDLANDS NORTH

This photograph shows fleet number 2969 (YJ60 LUH)

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Click here for a higher resolution image OPTARE VERSA - THAMESDOWN

This photograph shows fleet number 408 (WX60 EDL)

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Click here for a higher resolution image OPTARE VERSA - THAMESDOWN

This photograph shows fleet number 408 (WX60 EDL)

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Click here for a higher resolution image OPTARE VERSA - THAMESDOWN

This photograph shows fleet number 408 (WX60 EDL)

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REAL BUSES THAT CAUGHT MY EYE
The below caught my eye and/or  John Bennett's for one reason or another and I thought they might be of interest to you.
Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RT - GREENLINE RT3254

This photograph shows fleet number RT3524 (LLU 613). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model NRT002 and by EFE in LT red and green liveries but not Greenline as models 101003A, 101003B, 101003C & 101003D

Photograph  John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image ALEXANDER DENNIS ENVIRO400 - HEDDINGHAM OMNIBUS

This photograph shows fleet number L355 (EU07 EVY). This is the actual vehicle represented by Creative Master Northcord Ltd model UKBUS6016

Photograph  John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image MCW METROBUS - MAIDSTONE & DISTRICT 5201

This photograph shows fleet number 5201 (A201 OKJ). This vehicle is a sister vehicle to fleet number 5204 (A204 OKJ) as represented by Corgi OOC model OM45111.

Photograph  John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image ROUTEMASTER RMC - ARRIVA LONDON RMC1464

This photograph shows fleet number RMC1464 (464 CLT). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE models 33103 & 33103A

Photograph  John Bennett



 

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