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Showbus

16th September 2012

 

Firstly the usual weather report. A glorious day, 20 degree, overcast in the morning but sunny intervals in the afternoon and a brisk breeze.

TTC Diecast had three new models on sale today, see photographs below:
Resin:
RES1001SB Volvo Ailsa V3 - London Northern (This is a different version of the previously released V3 but has been issued with the a stock code issued previously. To differentiate from the previously issued model in my listing I have added an SB suffix)
RES7001A Optare Spectra - Metroline
Only a small quantity of both above models was on sale. TTC Diecast will be taking delivery of the main stock early October.

Diecast Code 3 based on Creative Master Northcord Ltd model UKBUS1040:
UKBUS1040SB ALX400 Stagecoach - Cambridge 
This model was limited to 50 pieces some of which were used as Rally prizes. It has sold out before I left at 16.30

General News:
TTC Diecast were taking pre-orders for a number of models on their stall today, I have listed these below. Unless stated approximate release dates are not know at the moment. A couple of points of note:

RES5002 Versa Stagecoach Wales was initially announced  as a Scottish model but is being changed to Wales to cover all regions of the country. Scotland is represented by the two Lothian Solos SR's

RES8001 BEA Regal. TTC Diecast advise that they have almost sold their full allocation. If you would like one of these models please contact TTC Diecast ASAP to check availability (details on Stockists page CLICK HERE)

Models on the pre-order form:
RE53002 Marshall Dart Brighton & Hove £58.99
RES3003 Marshall Dart Brighton & Hove METRO 7 £58.99
RES4001 Solo SR Lothian Madder/White £58.99 - Due December/January
RES4002 Solo SR Lothian Harlequin £58.99 - Due December/January
RES5001a Versa, Arriva Derby, X38 randed (Derby) £58.99
RES5001b Versa, Arriva Derby, Un Branded (Burton) £58.99
RES5002 Versa, Stagecoach Wales (note change) £58.99
RES5003 Versa Transdevg Starship £58.99
RES6001 Dennis Lance Alex PS, Stagecoach Ribble £60.99
RES6002 Dennis Lance Alex PS, Selkent £60.99
RES7001a Spectra Dual Door, Metroline £64.99 - Due October
RES7001b Spectra Dual Door, East London Coaches £64.99  - Due October
RES7002 Spectra London Central (Rte 3 Crystal Palace) £64.99
RES7003 Spectra, Stagecoach Manchester£64.99
RES7004 Spectra, Optare Demonstrator£64.99
RES7005 Spectra’ West Midlands Travel£64.99
RES8001 BEA Regal - last few £64.99 - Due late September/Early October


TTC DIECAST/RESIN MODELS - SHOW MODELS RELEASED AT SHOWBUS
Click here for a higher resolution image RES1001SB Volvo Ailsa V3 - London Northern

This photograph shows the production version of this model. A small number of these models were on sale at Showbus having been flown in specially ahead of the main batch which is due for release during October. This is a different version of the previously released V3 (under stock code RES1001) but has been issued with the the stock code issued previously. To differentiate from the previously issued model in my listing I have added an SB suffix

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Click here for a higher resolution image RES1001SB Volvo Ailsa V3 - London Northern

This photograph shows the production version of this model

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RES1001SB Volvo Ailsa V3 - London Northern

This photograph shows the production version of this model

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RES1001SB Volvo Ailsa V3 - London Northern

This photograph shows the production version of this model

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Click here for a higher resolution image RES7001A Optare Spectra - Metroline

This photograph shows the production version of this model. A very small number of these models were on sale at Showbus having been flown in specially ahead of the main batch which is due for release during October

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Click here for a higher resolution image RES7001A Optare Spectra - Metroline

This photograph shows the production version of this model

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RES7001A Optare Spectra - Metroline

This photograph shows the production version of this model

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RES7001A Optare Spectra - Metroline

This photograph shows the production version of this model

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Click here for a higher resolution image UKBUS1040SB ALX400 Stagecoach - Cambridge

This photograph shows the production version of this model, 50 of these models were produced for sale to the public and for Rally prizes. When I left Showbus at 4.30pm on Sunday the model had totally sold out

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Click here for a higher resolution image UKBUS1040SB ALX400 Stagecoach - Cambridge

This photograph shows the production version of this model

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UKBUS1040SB ALX400 Stagecoach - Cambridge

This photograph shows the production version of this model

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Click here for a higher resolution image UKBUS1040SB ALX400 Stagecoach - Cambridge

This photograph shows the production version of this model

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TTC DIECAST - OTHER PHOTOGRAPHS
Click on the links below to view a few other photographs taken in the TTC Diecast tent

 

Click here for a higher resolution image OPTARE SOLO SR - VERY EARLY SAMPLE

This photograph shows a very early sample of this model. The first two models will feature Lothian Buses liveries

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Click here for a higher resolution image OPTARE SOLO SR - VERY EARLY SAMPLE

This photograph shows the offside view of the above

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ADVERTISING FLYER

This photograph shows the first two Spectra models, Metroline and East London Coaches

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Click here for a higher resolution image RESIN MODELS DISPLAY STAND

 

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CORGI OOC - PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLES
Corgi loaned TTC Diecast a number of pre-production samples from their July to December 2012 catalogue. I have already published photographs of all models on my website but thought the below photographs would be of interest.

 

Click here for a higher resolution image OM41226A Wright Eclipse Gemini The Lancashire Way  - X41 Manchester

This photograph shows an early pre-production sample of this model

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Click here for a higher resolution image OM41226A Wright Eclipse Gemini The Lancashire Way  - X41 Manchester

This photograph shows the offside view of the above

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Click here for a higher resolution image OM41226B Wright Eclipse Gemini The Lancashire Way - X41 Blackburn

This photograph shows an early pre-production sample of this model

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Click here for a higher resolution image OM41226B Wright Eclipse Gemini The Lancashire Way - X41 Blackburn

This photograph shows the offside view of the above

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Click here for a higher resolution image OM41413A Daimler Roe - Tyne & Wear PTE

This photograph shows an early pre-production sample of this model

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Click here for a higher resolution image OM41413A Daimler Roe - Tyne & Wear PTE

This photograph shows the offside view of the above

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Click here for a higher resolution image OM41413B Daimler Roe - Tyne & Wear PTE

This photograph shows an early pre-production sample of this model

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Click here for a higher resolution image OM41413B Daimler Roe - Tyne & Wear PTE

This photograph shows the offside view of the above

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Click here for a higher resolution image OM41414B Roe Trolleybus Doncaster - Wheatley Hills

This photograph shows an early pre-production sample of this model

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Click here for a higher resolution image OM460xxWright Eclipse Urban - Lothian Buses "Queen of Scots"

This photograph shows an early pre-production sample of this model. This model is this years Corgi OOC Club model which will be free to those members who have taken the membership option for a free bus. CLICK HERE to read the News of 5th July 2012

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Click here for a higher resolution image OM460xxWright Eclipse Urban - Lothian Buses "Queen of Scots"

This photograph shows the offside view of the above

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Click here for a higher resolution image OM46307A Routemaster RM Scottish Clydeside - 36 Glasgow

This photograph shows an early pre-production sample of this model

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Click here for a higher resolution image OM46405A Caetano CT650 Levante Kings Ferry - 007 Dover

This photograph shows an early pre-production sample of this model

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Click here for a higher resolution image OM46405A Caetano CT650 Levante Kings Ferry - 007 Dover

This photograph shows the offside view of the above. It is not know why the engine compartment lid was missing from this model

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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 BEDFORD VAL - KENZIES

This photograph shows GUP 743C a 1965 Bedford VAL14 - Plaxton Panorama. This is the actual vehicle represented by Corgi OOC model OM42412.

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Click here for a higher resolution image DUPLE DOMINANT - SOUTHDOWN NBC

This photographs was taken at Cambridge Station on 16th September 2012 and shows NBC Southdown fleet number 1337 (EAP 937V) . This is a sister vehicle to EAP 936V with a Brighton & Hove fleet-name as represented by BT-Models model B004. For a while the coach stopped by the City Sightseeing bus stop and several people went to it thinking there was an offer of a lift to Duxford.

Photograph © John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN/ALEXANDER 3-AXLE - CHINA MOTOR BUS

This photograph shows fleet number LM10 (FW 3858). 

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Click here for a higher resolution image MORRIS COMMERCIAL CVF (1948) - JERSEY MOTOR TRANSPORT

This photograph shows fleet number 71 ( OSJ 512). It had ‘Mary Ann’ adverts on the offside (a  Jersey brewery), Dubonnet on the rear and, as you can see, Robertson’s Golden Shred complete with ‘golliwog’ on the nearside. Towards the rear is a map of the island.

Photograph © John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image VAN HOOL ALIZEE - ROBINSONS HOLIDAYS

This photograph shows fleet number 226 (SIL 1531) a 1989 DAF MB230 with Van Hool Alizee body. Apparently it was new to Robinsons (aka Ribblesdale) and originally registered (F226 THG). Corgi OOC represented fleet number 246 (J246 LFR) as model 42721. 

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Click here for a higher resolution image VOLVO B9TL WRIGHT GEMINI - FIRST LONDON OLYMPIC SHUTTLE

This photographs shows fleet number 36222 (BD12 SZY).

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