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CORGI OOC - NEW MAY TO AUGUST 2022 CATALOGUE
Corgi have announced their new catalogue this morning with just two bus models. Neither of the models is listed as split destinations:

OM44013 Brush Rail Coach - Blackpool Transport - Interflora livery
Fleet number 621 (Authentic livery from mid 1990’s)

OM46634 New Routemaster - Arriva London/London Transport
LT2 Route 38 to Victoria.

One further bus related model was also announced:

DG201017 Morris LD Van - Devon General

Please note: I have been advised by a reliable source in the Trade that the two bus models will not be available from your local model shop and will only be available through direct order with Corgi.

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Monday 9th May 2022


PHOTOGRAPHS ADDED TO GALLERY PAGES
During a day in Brighton on Tuesday 3rd May, John Bennett and I photographed Stagecoach South Enviro400 MMC 10942 (SN18KNF) on the stand at Old Steine, before its return trip to Littlehampton. This is the actual bus represented by Northcord Model Company model UKBUS6520. To view the photographs, please click on the Thumbnail below to be taken to the Gallery page.

Saturday 7th May 2022


CORGI OOC MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi have advised that the following models will be released in the period 9th May through to 22nd May:
OM46317 AEC Routemaster - Blackpool Transport Pontins
OM46318 AEC Routemaster - London Transport 1000th RM

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Thursday 5th May 2022


BACHMANN – EFE - NEWS UPDATE
Bachmann have just announced a change in name for their EFE Road models brand to “EFE Road” and will feature new style packaging. Included in the announcement are details of 6 new Leyland National MK1, dual door 11.3m models. There is also news of a reworking of the DMS castings to include Narrow spaced headlamps for the early DMS’s and the re-tooling of the rear engine compartment with rear stacks on the B20 casting:
To view the full Bachmann announcement on YouTube follow the link:
https://youtu.be/NiIDSbtVW5s

Please see photographs courtesy of Bachmann showing the six new models announced, together with photographs of their new packaging and logo. The pre-production photographs show the following models:

15112 Leyland National – MK1 11.3m Dual Door - Demonstrator on loan to Aberdeen Corporation
Fleet number: -
Registration number: FRM499K
Route number: 5
Destination: Woodend

15113 Leyland National – MK1 11.3m Dual Door – Cumberland Motor Services (The first Leyland National to enter Service).
Fleet number: 350
Registration number: ERM35k
Route number: 5
Destination: Town Service

15114 Leyland National – MK1 11.3m Dual Door - London Country Bus Services - Superbus
Fleet number: LN1
Registration number: KPA101K
Route number: SB1
Destination: Chells

15115 Leyland National – MK1 11.3m Dual Door – Northern General Transport
Fleet number: 11K
Registration number: UUP831K
Route number: 55
Destination: Sacriston

15117 Leyland National – MK1 11.3m Dual Door – Nottingham City Transport 
Fleet number: 653
Registration number: NPD110L
Route number: 88
Destination: Central Area free bus service.
London Country LN10 on hire

15118 Leyland National – MK1 11.3m Dual Door – Crosville Motor Services
Fleet number: SNL801
Registration number: WFM801K
Route number: C40
Destination: Upton

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Wednesday 27th April 2022


RAPIDO TRAINS UK - NEW CASTING ANNOUNCED
Rapido today announced the following on their Facebook Page:

"Well we said we would do something new and as it’s the 50th anniversary of the Leyland National we thought it only fit to produce an all new model. We are laser scanning an example today at Transport Museum Wythall ready to start the design of our all new model.

We also have a form so that you can tell us which versions you would like to see produced. Head to www.rapidotrains.co.uk to tell us what you think.
Happy modelling!"

Hattons have sent a mail shot to their customers today, indicating that MK1 and MK2 versions will be produced, but no further details are given.

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Thursday 22nd April 2022


CONFIRMED RELEASE IN THE UK FROM NORTHCORD MODEL COMPANY
Many thanks to TTC Diecast and Yardley Wood Bus Club for advising me that UKBUS6528 has now arrived in the UK and will be in the shops very soon, if not already. Unfortunately, they also advise that UKBUS6526 (National Express West Midlands) has been delayed in its journey to the UK and is now expected during May:

UKBUS6528 ADL Enviro400H MMC - Stagecoach London
Fleet number: 11035
Registration number: SN18KUB
Route number: 474
Destination: Canning Town
Quantity: 1008

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Thursday 21st April 2022


NORTHCORD MODEL COMPANY - PRESS RELEASE
The following press release has been received this morning from the Northcord Model Company:

Herewith we itemise an update on likely release dates and status for announced models in the UKBUS6500 and UKBUS6800 range. In addition, two further future releases are announced.

Production delays due to shortage of appropriate labour in all factories in southern China are affecting many manufacturers and it is appropriate that NMC should advise you accordingly. The continuing influence of Covid is also having a negative impact on the timescale of our release schedule because of the inability to have face-to-face meetings at the production facilities which has slowed down the decision-making process in approving the minutiae of our models. Furthermore, the deliveries are experiencing delays worldwide. Covid, Importing, and now a war in Europe have each impacted shipping badly.

UKBUS6500 Range

UKBUS6526 – National Express West Midlands (6937 – SK68MJE) : models are being shipped to the UK. 

UKBUS6528 – Stagecoach London (11035 – SN18KUB) : models are being shipped to the UK.

UKBUS6525 – First Glasgow (33393 – SK19EOD) : production is scheduled for completion by late May 2022.

UKBUS6529 – Stagecoach South (10945 – SN18KNJ) The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee : pre-production samples are being prepared with an anticipated production slot being available during mid-June 2022.

UKBUS6530 – Go North East (6341 – YX20OKA) xlines : pre-production samples will be prepared with an anticipated production slot being available during late July 2022.

UKBUS6800 Range

The preparation of the new casting of ADL Enviro400 City on Trident 2 and BYD ADL Enviro400EV City is scheduled to be commenced in the second part of 2022. The newly developed comprehensive casting will initially include the following versions of Britain’s best-selling double-decker buses :

1. 10.8 metre 1 & 2 door BYD ADL Enviro400EV City
2. 10.9 metre 1 & 2 door Enviro400 City Trident 2-chassised to follow as a continuation of the previous Enviro400 MMC Licence Agreement 

Northcord Model Company will make an announcement in detail about planned liveries and model dimensions nearer to its launch date. The range will be expanded with the shorter versions of each type in due course.

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Northcord Model Company (NMC)
------The World’s Miniature Bus Co.

Monday 11th April 2022


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