January to March 2019 - News

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Do you have any news or information not listed here, if so please e-mail me

 

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TTC DIECAST ANNOUNCE NEW MODEL CASTING
TTC Diecast have displayed a very early sample for their new Mancunian casting on their stall at today’s Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester event.

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Saturday 23rd March 2019


PHOTOGRAPH ADDED TO GALLERY PAGES
Looking through my photographs of the 2016 show in readiness for this years South East Bus Festival at the Kent Show Ground, Maidstone in two weeks time on Saturday 6th April, I found a photograph of a Bournemouth University Mercedes Citaro Artic which I forgot I had taken. This bus was to be represented in model form by Creative Master Northcord before their troubles as model UKBUS5113 but has since been put on hold and it is not known if it will be released.

Friday 22nd March 2019


OXFORD DIECAST MODEL 76BI004 BEADLE INTEGRAL - SOUTHDOWN
The above model which was released during December 2018, was issued with the incorrect body interior meaning that a seat can be seen blocking the passenger door. Oxford Diecast have announced that they will be issuing the correct interiors free of charge for collectors so that they can swap them over:

".... if you are interested in receiving the corrected interior for 76BI004 which shows the centre entrance, please email me eloise@oxforddiecast.co.uk You will need to unscrew the base and the interior can be swapped over. Please send your name and address. If you require more than 1, I require a copy of your receipt. There is no charge for this".

In other Oxford Diecast news, Oxford Diecast have now set up their own official Facebook page, go onto Facebook and search for Oxford Diecast to find it.

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Thursday 21st March 2019


ROUTEMASTER PROTOTYPE COACH CRL4 - PHOTOGRAPH ADDED TO GALLERY PAGE
A photograph of Routemaster RMC Prototype Coach CRL4 (SLT59)
has been added to the Gallery pages. Click on the thumbnail photograph below to be taken to the page.

Monday 11th March 2019


BACHMANN ATTENDING SPRING GATHERING AT THE LONDON BUS MUSEUM.
Bachmann have published the following news on their website: www.bachmann.co.uk

Free Vintage bus ride for EFE Members to Spring Gathering at London Bus Museum!

On Sunday 7th April the Bachmann Roadshow team will be heading to the London Bus Museum at Brooklands for the Spring Gathering and Classic Bus Show. Here, Exclusive First Editions (EFE) will be announcing their next all-new 1:76 scale bus and we’re giving members of the Bachmann Collectors Club the chance to ride the real bus to and from the event – for FREE!

Our journey will depart Lakeside Thurrock at 0800, picking up at Dartford Station (departs 0830) and arriving at Brooklands around 1000. The return journey will depart Brooklands at 1500, arriving back at Dartford station around 1630 and at Lakeside Thurrock at 1700. Event entry tickets must be purchased separately and can be done so in advance at: www.myonlinebooking.co.uk/brooklandsmuseum/buy.aspx?tid=12 or upon arrival at Brooklands on the day.

The Brooklands Museum is located on part of the historic Brooklands racing circuit and Vickers Aircraft factory and is regarded by many as the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation. Entry to the event includes access to a multitude of attractions across the Brooklands site including displays of historic cars, motorbikes, bicycles and aircraft.

Each passenger for this unique trip will receive a goody bag including several items, one of which will be a special EFE model which cannot be bought in the shops!
Book your ticket for bus ride with a difference by calling 01455 245565 or by emailing collectorsclub@bachmann-europe.co.uk. Tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Subject to availability, tickets may be made available for non-members to purchase at a later date.

2nd posting Friday 8th March 2019


BUILD YOUR OWN ROUTEMASTER
I have now completed weeks 36 to 40 and uploaded photographs and details to the Build Your Own Routemaster pages:

Week 36 – Fitting the Floor of the Drivers Cab and Handbrake - Part 2 CLICK HERE

Week 37 – Fitting the Brake Pedal and Accelerator CLICK HERE

Week 38 - Fitting the Dashboard and Accessories in the Cab CLICK HERE

Week 39 - Assembling and fitting the Driver’s Seat CLICK HERE

Week 40 - Fitting accessories in the Drivers Cab CLICK HERE

OXFORD DIECAST NEXT RELEASES
Oxford Diecast have published their latest copy of the Globe with this months releases. There appears to be no buses/bus related models scheduled for release in this next round of releases which will be in the shops in the near future.

Friday 8th March 2019


BUILD YOUR OWN ROUTEMASTER
I have now completed weeks 33 to 35 and uploaded photographs and details to the Build Your Own Routemaster pages:

Week 33: Fitting the Front Right Wheel Arch CLICK HERE

Week 34: Fitting the Fuel Tank, Fuel Filler and Safety Bars CLICK HERE

Week 35: Fitting the Floor of the Drivers Cab and the Handbrake CLICK HERE

Thursday 7th March 2019


BBC4 TONIGHT IN THE UK - JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN
At 9:00pm this evening on BBC4 (and those that can watch it on cable/satellite around the World) is the first of a 2 part documentary about Hornby Hobbies. Tonight’s episode (according to Sky TV Guide) is "The new bosses get creative to keep struggling Hornby Hobbies afloat".

Wednesday 6th March 2019


BUILD YOUR OWN ROUTEMASTER
I have now completed week 32 and uploaded photographs and details to the Build Your Own Routemaster pages:

Week 32: Fitting the Left Front Wheel Arch and Fog Lamp CLICK HERE

Monday 4th March 2019


TWO NEW MODELS ADDED TO THE BUCKIE MODEL CENTRE SCOTTISH COACH COLLECTION
The Buckie Model Centre has written to advise me that they have now ordered models 9 and 10 in their Scottish Coach Collection. It is hoped the models will be available for sale in approximately 5 weeks time. They again feature the 1:87th scale VDL Futura 2 casting and are manufactured for the Buckie Model Centre by Holland Oto.

The coaches to be modelled are:
R.S. Coaches of Sauchen SF18MYN
Watermill Coaches FXZ8492

Please contact the Buckie Model Centre directly to order any of the models or for further information info@buckiemodelcentre.com

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Sunday 3rd March 2019


BUILD YOUR OWN ROUTEMASTER
I have now completed weeks 30 and 31 and uploaded photographs and details to the Build Your Own Routemaster pages:

Week 30: Fitting the Exhaust pipe CLICK HERE

Week 31: Fitting the Rear Wheel Arches CLICK HERE

Saturday 2nd March 2019


NEW PAGE CREATED FOR RAPIDO TRAINS
I have created a new listings page detailing all Rapido Trains Inc models announced to date, ahead of the release of their first Birmingham models this autumn CLICK HERE to visit the page. I have also added a Rapido Trains Inc section to the Expected Release page showing models announced to date but not released CLICK HERE.

Friday 1st March 2019


NEW PAGE CREATED FOR FORWARD MODELS
With assistance from Forward Models, I have created a new listings page detailing all Forward Model's models released and announced to date CLICK HERE to visit the page. I have also added a Forward Models section to the Expected Release page showing models announced to date but not released CLICK HERE.

If anyone has any photographs of model EDE-18 Daimler CVD6 with Birmingham body - Edinburgh Corporation,  which was commissioned by Harburn Hobbies during 2014, would you please be able to send me them so that I can add them to the listing? CLICK HERE to email me. Many thanks.

OXFORD DIECAST COMMISSIONED MODEL FOR HARBURN HOBBIES
The Harburn Hobbies website is listing a newly commissioned Oxford Diecast model:

Update: 01/03/19 Harburn Hobbies have advised me that this model first went on sale during December 2017, a few months after the Edinburgh standard release

SP129 Leyland PD2/12 Edinburgh Corporation
Fleet number: 240
Registration number JSF655
Route number 29
Destination: 'St Andrew Square' via Frederick Street and Stockbridge
Nearside advert 'Drinka Pinta Milka Day', off side advert 'Murray's Export Ale'. Only 1000 produced. Scale 1:76. Exclusive to Harburn Hobbies.

The model is priced at £21.95 + £3.00 P&P

To visit the Harburn Hobbies website CLICK HERE

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Thursday 28th February 2019


OXFORD DIECAST PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE PHOTOGRAPHS
I am very grateful to David Cole for sending me photographs of pre-production samples of two 1:43rd scale Weymann Fanfare models and two 1:76th scale Duple Commander models that Oxford Diecast had on display on their stand at Modelrail Scotland in Glasgow last week:

43WFL001 Weymann Fanfare – Southdown
Fleet number: 1141
Registration number: XUF141
Route number: -
Destination: Bournemouth

43WFA001 Weymann Fanfare - South Wales - Oxford Diecast 25 years special
Fleet number: -
Registration number: NCY626
Route number: -
Destination: Rome

76DC001 Southdown
Fleet number: 1785
Registration number: HCD385E
Route number: -
Destination: Devon & Cornwall

76DC002 Grey Cars
Fleet number: -
Registration number: HOD39E
Route number: -
Destination: Private

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2nd posting Wednesday 27th February 2019


PHOTOGRAPHS OF TWO RECENTLY RELEASED OXFORD DIECAST MODELS
Please see photographs of two of the three recently released Oxford Diecast models:

76PD2007 Leyland PD2/12 - Barton
Fleet number: 732
Registration number: RAL334
Route number: 7A
Destination: Calverton

NNR007 New Routemaster - First West Yorkshire
Fleet number: -
Registration number: LT61BHT
Route number: 503
Destination: Huddersfield 

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PHOTOGRAPHS OF A NEW ADDITION TO MY COLLECTION
I purchased this model from the Epping and Ongar Railway a couple of days ago. The model was released during October 2016, I understand they still have a few models left which are priced at £30.00 each. Route 339 is the route used by the Railway to convey passengers to and from local mainline/underground stations.

34001B AEC 2RT2 London Transport
Fleet number: RT5
Registration number: FXT180
Route number: 339
Destination: Epping Station

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Wednesday 27th February 2019


LONDON BUS MUSEUM ONLINE SHOP
The London Bus Museum have written to me to advise that their online shop is now up and running,
enabling internet sales of their Museum merchandise. They have listed for sale their two resin Jotus models:

AEC Regent ST – London Transport Livery Route 159
AEC Regent ST – Tillings Livery Route 146a

The museum shop website can be found at: https://www.londonbusmuseum.com/shop/

London Transport (red) – Fleet Number: ST839 (GJ2015)
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Tilling  – Fleet Number : 6098 (GJ2098)
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Tuesday 26th February 2019


EFE 42301 ROUTEMASTER RML - CLYDESIDE ARTWORK
Courtesy of Bachmann, please see attached a copy of the artwork for the new model in "Oor Wullie's" livery. Really good news to see that the roof graphic is being included!

42301 Routemaster RML - Clydeside Scottish
Fleet number: RML900
Registration number: WLT900
Route number: 36
Destination: Kilbarchan

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Monday 25th February 2019


PHOTOGRAPHS ADDED TO THE GALLERY PAGES
Five photographs of the actual vehicles represented by models in the Buckie Model Centre Scottish Coach Collection, have been added to the Gallery pages. Click on the thumbnails below to be taken to the VDL Futura 2 Gallery page.

Saturday 23rd February 2019


NEW EFE MODEL ANNOUNCED AT MODEL RAIL SCOTLAND TODAY
Many thanks to Andy Ellison for advising me of a new EFE model announced at Model Rail Scotland today, with the new revised Routemaster casting. Please see a scanned copy of the EFE flyer which he has kindly scanned to me. I hope to publish a number of photographs of the actual bus in service shortly.

42301 Routemaster RML - Clydeside Scottish
Fleet number: RML900
Registration number: WLT900
Route number: 36
Destination: Kilbarchan

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PHOTOGRAPHS OF WLT900 (RML900) CLYDESIDE SCOTTISH IN SERVICE
Further to the news from EFE today (above), please click on the thumb nails to view photographs of WLT900 in service in the "Oor Wullie's" livery as represented on the model courtesy of Davy Provan. The flyer states that WLT900 is owned by London Bus Company and is still used on hire work today. Does anyone have a recent photograph of her in service that you could email me please? CLICK HERE to email

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Friday 22nd February 2019


BUILD YOUR OWN ROUTEMASTER PAGES
I have completed issue 29, which I found to be the most difficult build to date and which took me 4 hours to complete.

Week 29: Finishing and Fitting the Engine CLICK HERE

Thursday 21st February 2019


BUILD YOUR OWN ROUTEMASTER PAGES UPDATED
I have completed 5 more issues and updated the pages.

Week 24: Gearbox Casing and Connections CLICK HERE

Week 25: Exhaust manifold, Crankcase and Oil Sump CLICK HERE

Week 26: Assembling the Crankcase CLICK HERE

Week 27: Fitting the Front Sub-frame and Front Axle CLICK HERE

Week 28: Assembling the Radiator CLICK HERE

Monday 18th February 2019


BUILD YOUR OWN ROUTEMASTER PAGES UPDATED
I have completed 3 more issues and updated the pages.

Week 21: Fitting the Second Pair of Rear Wheels CLICK HERE

Week 22: Assembling the Drive Unit CLICK HERE

Week 23: Header Tank Assembly and Rod for Brake System CLICK HERE

Sunday 17th February 2019


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM OXFORD DIECAST
I can confirm that the following models have now been released and are on sale:
43JM024 Morris J2 - Van Skyways
76PD2007 Leyland PD2/12 - Barton
NNR007 New Routemaster - First West Yorkshire

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BUILD YOUR OWN ROUTEMASTER PAGE UPDATED
Apologies for the lengthy delay in updating these pages, I am taking advantage of some time off work whilst I recover from an operation to do some model making and update the pages:

Week 18: Fitting the first of the rear wheels CLICK HERE

Week 19: Fitting the first pair of rear wheels CLICK HERE

Week 20: Offside rear outer wheel CLICK HERE

Saturday 16th February 2019


BUCKIE MODEL CENTRE – MODELS 1 AND 2
Please see models 1 and 2 in their 1:87th scale Scottish Coach Collection. The models are priced at £34.00 each plus postage. Both models feature K60GSM. Each model is limited to 125 pieces.

Further information is available from the Buckie Model Centre at email: buckiemodelcentre@gmail.com or website www.buckiemodelcentre.com

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Monday 11th February 2019


FOUR NEW MODELS RELEASED BY THE BUCKIE MODEL CENTRE
The Buckie Model Centre have released numbers 5 to 8 in their 1:87th scale Scottish Coach Collection. The models are priced at £34.00 each plus postage and limited to 100 pieces of each.
No 5. VDL Futura 2 - Deveron Coaches
No 6. VDL Futura 2 - Kineil Coaches
No 7. VDL Futura 2 - Premier Coaches
No 8. VDL Futura 2 - Prentice Westwood

Further information is available from the Buckie Model Centre at email: buckiemodelcentre@gmail.com or website www.buckiemodelcentre.com

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Friday 8th February 2019


BUCKIE MODEL CENTRE – SCOTTISH COACH COLLECTION
Please see photographs of models 3 and 4 in the Buckie Model Centre Scottish Coach Collection. The models are 1:87th scale and manufactured for the Buckie Model Centre by Holland Oto and are priced at £34.00 each. Further information is available from the Buckie Model Centre at email: buckiemodelcentre@gmail.com or website www.buckiemodelcentre.com

Model 3 VDL Futura 2 - David Urquhart Travel/Maynes Coaches Buckie - R90GSM
Model 4 VDL Futura 2 - Peace Coaches Aberdeen - SF16KUT

I understand that models 5 to 8 in the collection have just been received and I will be publishing details in the very near future.

If anyone has photographs of either coach in service, would it be possible to send them to me for inclusion in the Gallery pages of the website?

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PHOTOGRAPHS OF RECENTLY RELEASED OXFORD DIECAST MODEL
Please see photographs of recently released Oxford Diecast model 76PD2006 Leyland PD2/12 - Stratford Blue:

Fleet number: 25
Registration number: MAC572
Route number: -
Destination: Stratford-Upon-Avon

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Thursday 7th February 2019


PHOTOGRAPHS OF PRODUCTION VERSIONS OF NORTHCORD MODEL COMPANY MODELS UKBUS6508A AND UKBUS6508B
Please see photographs taken by me of the two models released during this past week in Hong Kong:

UKBUS6508A ADL Enviro400MMC - National Express West Midlands
Fleet number: 6843
Registration number: SN66WFM
Route: X1
Destination: Coventry
Quantity: 600 pieces

UKBUS6508B ADL Enviro400MMC - National Express West Midlands
Fleet number: 6843
Registration number: SN66WFM
Route: X1
Destination: Birmingham
Quantity: 600 pieces

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Monday 4th February 2019


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

ADL Enviro400 MMC

UKBUS6508A / 6508B National Express West Midlands

Following the significant success in launching the brand new casting of the Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMC model in the livery of Go-Ahead London, National Express West Midlands, Stagecoach London & Stagecoach in Oxfordshire, First Bristol, Reading Buses and Bluestar, Northcord Model Company is releasing the tenth and eleventh versions - UKBUS6508A and UKBUS6508B - in the livery of Platinum X1 of National Express West Midlands.

UKBUS6508A / 6508B represents fleet number 6843 (SN66 WFM) that has 10.9 metre, single door bodywork and was new to National Express West Midlands in 2017. 6843 carries a full and colourfully branded livery for Platinum X1. The special, comprehensive livery and branding are 100% reproduced onto the UKBUS6508A and 6508B models. 

The stand-out features of the branding are : “Birmingham I NEC & Airport I Coventry”, “up to every 20 minutes” frequency, and the prominent route number “X1” along with the key locations served that are repeated on each side (“Fast via Coventry Road) and on the front, upper windscreen and the rear (Fast between Sheldon, Yardley, Birmingham City Centre”). Fares details are carried in the first nearside window. On the nearside panels and engine access door, wording refers to the extra legroom available on board in addition to the “comfier seats” whilst the offside advertises the “greener emissions, free WiFi and next stop announcements”.

The model also correctly portrays the name “Connie” that is carried on the front, below the windscreen on the nearside, and on the rear, at the top of the engine cover on the offside, of the bus 6843.

Both UKBUS6508A and 6508B operate on route X1. UKBUS6508A is showing the destination Coventry, whilst UKBUS6508B shows Birmingham.

The Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMC UKBUS6508A / 6508B is a one-piece casting whose clean lines accentuate the square, gasket-mounted windows and the livery application on which all logos and lettering are clearly legible. Another main feature on the UKBUS6508A / 6508B models is the provision of a single tree protector at the front. The front dome on the model is significant, with curved windscreens on both upper deck and lower deck.

Northcord Model Company is also creating new design standards within the interior of both saloons. These features, inside the compartments, will represent the real, outstanding layout of the Enviro400 MMC, such as the extensive portrayal of handrails on upper deck and lower deck, etc.

The brand new 10.9 metre Enviro400 MMC bus models will be distributed by John Ayrey Die-Casts Limited (UK), Porte Publishing Company (Japan), 80M Bus Model Shop and Concorde Hobby Shop (HK) respectively. The UKBUS6508A and 6508B models are each limited to 600 pieces worldwide respectively.

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

Monday 28th January 2019


PHOTOGRAPHS OF RECENTLY RELEASED OXFORD DIECAST MODEL
Please see photographs of a recently released Oxford Diecast model:

NNR006 New Routemaster - London General
Fleet number: LT50
registration number: LTZ1050
Route number: 11
Destination: Fulham Broadway

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Friday 25th January 2019


CONFIRMED MODEL DETAILS FROM OXFORD DIECAST
Oxford Diecast have today written to me and confirmed details for the models announced on Monday evening:

1:43 Oxford Omnibus
43WFL001 Weymann Fanfare - Southdown 
Fleet number: 1141
Registration number: XUF141
Route number: - 
Destination: BOURNEMOUTH
Anticipated release date: Q3/2019

1:76 Oxford Omnibus
76PD2008 Leyland PD2/12 - A1 Service
Fleet number:- 
Registration number: NTF9
Route number: - 
Destination:ARDROSSAN VIA DALRY RD & BEGGS TERR
Anticipated release date: Q3/2019

76SB005 Saro Bus - Ulster Transport Authority 
Fleet number: H301
Registration number: PZ4874
Route number: 108
Destination: ALDERGROVE
Anticipated release date: Q3/2019

76WFL003 Weymann Fanfare (Leyland) Southdown 
Fleet number: 1134
Registration number: XUF134
Route number: -
Destination: SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS TOUR
Anticipated release date: Q3/2019

1:148 Oxford Omnibus
NMW6002 Bristol MW6G Hants & Dorset
Fleet number: 889
Registration number: 2689RU
Route number: -
Destination: HOLIDAY TOURS
Anticipated release date: Q3/2019
Same details as 1:76th scale model 76MW6002

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Wednesday 23rd January 2019


NEW MODELS ANNOUNCED BY OXFORD DIECAST
Oxford Diecast has just announced a number of new models on the Oxford Diecast Collectors Facebook page this evening ahead of the London Trade Toy Fair which begins tomorrow morning:

1:43 Oxford Omnibus
43WFL001 Weymann Fanfare Southdown Q3/2019 Fleet number: 1141 (XUF141)

1:76 Oxford Omnibus
76PD2008 Leyland PD2/12 A1 Service Q3/2019
76SB005 Saro Bus Ulster Transport Authority Q3/2019
76WFL003 Weymann Fanfare (Leyland) Southdown

1:148 Oxford Omnibus
NMW6002 Bristol MW6G Hants & Dorset Q3/2019

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Monday 21st January 2019


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM BACHMANN EFE
I can confirm that the following model has now been released:

34115 AEC RT - London Transport 
Fleet number: RT3853
Registration number: LLU652
Route: 75
Destination: Catford Garage
Release date: January 2019.
Limited Edition of 800 supplied with certificate.

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A NUMBER OF RELEASE UPDATES
I have received the following updates regarding anticipated release dates of several models:

EFE commissioned model for  Invicta Model Rail
Vernon from Invicta Model rail has advised me that the model has been delayed. "We were told last week it has been delayed until Feb at the earliest."
16609Z Leyland National, Mk1 - Bexleybus

EFE commissioned model for  TTC Diecast
Chris from TTC Diecast has advised me in response to me asking if he knew when the model might be released: "Not yet Gareth, Should’ve been Dec"..
16610Z  Leyland National - East London

Jotus.com - Optare Spectra models
Jotus.com advised me this morning that "Currently, the Spectra models are planning to be released in Apr 2019"
RS76623 Optare Spectra - Demonstrator K170FY
RS76624 Optare Spectra - Reading Buses fleet number 701 (MRD1)

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Thursday 17th January 2019


CORGI OOC FUSILIER 50 GIFT SET OM46620
The Corgi website, now lists additional details and photographs of the Fusilier 50 Gift Set. This set was announced last August, is scheduled for a February 2019 release and will comprise 1000 pieces in a "Premium Presentation Box". Its recommended retail price is £49.99.

New Routemaster - Go London
Fleet number: LT394
Registration number: LTZ1394
Route number: 15
Destination: Tower Hill

Wright Gemini 2 - Go North East
Fleet number: 6117
Registration number: NL63XCB
Route number: 309
Destination: Newcastle

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CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM CORGI
I can confirm that the following models have been released and are on sale:

OM46713A Wright Eclipse II (Single Deck), Transdev The Shuttle, 
Fleet number: 1801
Registration number: YJ05FNP
Route: 662
Destination: Keighley Bus Station via Crossflats

OM46713B Wright Eclipse II (Single Deck) - Transdev The Shuttle - Destination: Bradford via Bingley
leet number: 1801
Registration number: YJ05FNP
Route: 662
Destination: Bradford via Bingley 

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 Tuesday 15th January 2019


CONFIRMED RELEASES OF TWO NORTHCORD MODEL COMPANY MODELS
I can confirm that the following two models have now been released in the UK and are on sale:
UKBUS6507A ADL Enviro400MMC - Bluestar (1641 – HF66CFM) Rt1 Winchester
UKBUS6507B ADL Enviro400MMC - Bluestar (1641 – HF66CFM) Rt1 Southampton

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 Saturday 12th January 2019


CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM OXFORD DIECAST
Further to my news of last evening, I can confirm that the models have now been released:

76PD2006 Leyland PD2/12 - Stratford Blue
NNR006 New Routemaster - LT50 General

Friday 11th January 2019


OXFORD DIECAST MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
The following models are scheduled for release week commencing 15th January 2019:

76PD2006 Leyland PD2/12 - Stratford Blue
NNR006 New Routemaster - LT50 General

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 Thursday 10th January 2019


CORGI MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE
Corgi have advised me today that the following models are scheduled for release between the dates of 14th January 2019 and 27th January 2019:

OM46713A Wright Eclipse II (Single Deck) - Transdev The Shuttle - Destination: Keighley Bus Station via Crossflats.
OM46713B Wright Eclipse II (Single Deck) - Transdev The Shuttle - Destination: Bradford via Bingley

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 Wednesday 9th January 2019


NEW PHOTOGRAPH ADDED TO THE GALLERY PAGES
Courtesy of David Smith, a photograph of Wright Gemini 2 439 (BF12KXS) in Brighton and Hove Pride livery has been added to the Gallery pages. Click on the thumb nail photograph to be taken to the Gallery page to see a high resolution photograph and read details of where it was taken.

 Tuesday 8th January 2019


CORGI ANNOUNCE 2019 CATALOGUE
Corgi have announced their new catalogue, which appears to be for the whole of 2019. The bad news is NO new OOC buses have been announced for 2019 and the Fusilier Gift set mentioned last year in their collectors club magazine is not mentioned. 

Two new buses are announced as part of other ranges. The Harry Potter Knight bus is being re-released CC99726 and the Scottish souvenir Routemaster which I featured last year is listed as model CC82330.

The 2019 catalogue on the whole seems to feature aviation, military and cars. No trucks are announced. In all very disappointing for bus enthusiasts. Hopefully this lack of new Models does not signal the final demise of the OOC range.

Monday 7th January 2019


PHOTOGRAPHS RECENTLY RELEASED CORGI OOC MODELS
Please see photographs of two Corgi OOC models which were released during December:

OM46514A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2, Go-Ahead East London Transit 
Fleet number: WVL337
Registration number: LX59DDU
Route: EL2
Destination: Ilford Station

OM46514B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2, Go-Ahead East London Transit
Fleet number: WVL337
Registration number: LX59DDU
Route: EL1
Destination:
Thames View Estate

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 Saturday 5th January 2019


PHOTOGRAPHS RECENTLY RELEASED OXFORD DIECAST MODEL
Please see photographs of Oxford Diecast model 76BI004 which was released during December:

76BI004 Beadle Integral - Southdown
Fleet no: 861
Reg no: LCD861
Route: -
Destination: RACES

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 Friday 4th January 2019


PHOTOGRAPHS OF TWO CORGI OOC MODELS RELEASED DURING NOVEMBER
The two models listed below were released during November:

OM46515A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Brighton & Hove (Brighton Pride)
Fleet number: 439
Registration number: BF12KXS
Route: 29
Destination: Tunbridge Wells
Quantity: 500 pieces.

OM46515B Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Brighton & Hove (Brighton Pride)
Fleet number: 439
Registration number: BF12KXS
Route: 21
Destination: Brighton Marina & Queens Park
Quantity: 500 pieces.

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PHOTOGRAPHS OF THREE OXFORD DIECAST MODELS RELEASED DURING NOVEMBER
The three models listed below were released during November:

76PAN008 Plaxton Panorama A. Timpson & Sons Ltd
Fleet no: -
Reg no: 552GXX
Route: -
Destination: Folkestone & Hythe

76WFA007 Weymann Fanfare North Western
Fleet no: -
Reg no: FDB570
Route: -
Destination: PRIVATE

NFDE008 Ford 400E Van Southdown
Fleet no: V63
Reg no: 8063CD

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 Thursday 3rd January 2019


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