October to December 2021 - News

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NEW RELEASE FROM BUCKIE MODEL CENTRE
The Buckie Model Centre has released the latest model in their British Coach Collection. The model represents Hodgsons Coaches of Barnard Castle, VDL Future FDD2 registration number 769XUP. The model is priced at £36.00 plus £4.00 postage and is limited to 300 pieces.

The model can be ordered direct from the Buckie Model Centre via their website: https://buckiemodelcentre.com/ or email for further details: info@buckiemodelcentre.com

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Wednesday 27th October 2021


NORTHCORD MODEL COMPANY UKBUS6526
Please see photographs of a pre-production sample of Northcord Model Company model UKBUS6526 in the livery of National Express West Midlands courtesy of The Yardley Wood Bus Club.

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Tuesday 26th October 2021


NORTHCORD MODEL COMPANY UKBUS6524
Further to the Northcord news release of yesterday, please see photographs of my model which has arrived from Hong Kong:

UKBUS6524 ADL Enviro400 MMC - Stagecoach North West – The Lakes Connection 555
Fleet number: 10555
Registration number: SN16ONX
Route number: 555
Destination: Keswick via Central Lakes
Quantity: 888

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Thursday 21st October 2021


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

UKBUS6524 ADL Enviro400 MMC - Stagecoach North West – The Lakes Connection 555

Following the significant success in launching the brand new casting of the Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMC model in the liveries of National Express West Midlands, Stagecoach in Oxfordshire, Bluestar, Stagecoach West Scotland, Southern Vectis, Stagecoach South, Ensign Bus and Xplore Dundee, Northcord Model Company is now releasing the twelfth livery on the 10.9 metre long, single-door casting – UKBUS6524 in the livery of Stagecoach North West with full branding for route 555 The Lakes Connection.

10555 (SN16ONX) is one of 12 Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMCs that were introduced for the Lakes Connection network in 2016 and that are now part of the Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire fleet. Within the batch, 10552 – 10563, the first seven share the same branding as on the model for route 555 and the final five feature a different list of destinations, albeit on the same base livery.

The bus that was chosen as the subject for UKBUS6524 is particularly auspicious due to the connection between the route number and the final three digits of the fleet number: 555. UKBUS6524 carries a full, branded livery for route 555, showing the destination to Keswick. The special, comprehensive livery and branding are 100% reproduced onto the UKBUS6524 model. The stand-out features of the branding are : “free WiFi, USB charging” on all sides, and the name of every main stop “Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere, Kendal, Lancaster” on both sides, and “£11.30 ALL DAY into and around the Lakes” on the rear.

The bus is fitted with Lazzerini seating, covered in E-Leather, total seating capacity is 74. Designed by Ray Stenning of Best Impression, the livery promotes, both inside and outside the bus, the attractions and landscape of the Lake District.

The Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMC UKBUS6524 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 UKBUS6524 model is its 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 UKBUS6524 model is limited to 888 pieces worldwide.

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

Wednesday 20th October 2021


PHOTOGRAPHS OF RECENTLY RELEASED CORGI MODELS AND A SERIOUS ERROR
Please see photographs of the two Corgi OOC “Release the Kraken” New Routemaster models (OM46638A&B) released last week. Unfortunately, there is a serious error, in that the models were advertised to represent LT716 (LTZ1716). Unfortunately, whilst the roof markings and fleet number show 716, the registration numbers have not been changed from the two previous Kraken models (OM46624A&B) and still show the registration numbers as LTZ1192. On the plus side, the livery has been very well applied and I do like the packaging!

OM46638A – New Routemaster – Arriva London
Fleet number: LT716
Registration number: LTZ1192 (Error, should read LTZ1716)
Route: 59
Destination: Euston
Quantity: 500

OM46638B – New Routemaster – Arriva London
Fleet number: LT716
Registration number: LTZ1192 (Error, should read LTZ1716)
Route: 59
Destination: Streatham Hill, Telford Avenue.
Quantity: 500

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Tuesday 19th October 2021


PHOTOGRAPHS OF RECENTLY RELEASED CORGI OOC MODELS
Please see photographs of three recently released Corgi models:

OM46629 New Routemaster – London United
Fleet number: LT148
Registration number: LTZ1148
Route number: 10
Destination: Hammersmith
Quantity: 1000

OM46633A New Routemaster – Stagecoach London
Fleet number: LT372
Registration number: LTZ1372
Route number: 55
Destination: Walthamstow Central
Quantity: 500

OM46633B New Routemaster – Stagecoach London
Fleet number: LT372
Registration number: LTZ1372
Route number: 55
Destination: Oxford Circus
Quantity: 500

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Thursday 14th October 2021


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM CORGI OOC
Many thanks to Neil at Time Tunnel Models for advising me that Corgi have now released the following models and they will be in the shops from Monday/Tuesday this week:

OM46638A Wrightbus New Routemaster - 'Release the Kraken' Special Edition
OM46638B Wrightbus New Routemaster - 'Release the Kraken' Special Edition

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CONFIRMED RELEASES FROM RAPIDO
I can confirm that all the outstanding models Guy Arab and WMPTE Fleetline models including the TTC Diecast commissioned models have now been released and are on sale

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Sunday 10th October 2021


CONFIRMED RELEASE FROM CORGI OOC
I can confirm that the following model has now been released and is on sale:

OM46629 Wrightbus New Routemaster - London United - Coca Cola®

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Friday 8th October 2021


PHOTOGRAPHS OF OMNIDEKKA MODELS COMMISSIONED CORGI MODEL
The following news and photographs have been received this evening from Omnidekka Models:

"CP44101 A&B - An update from Corgi today with the following images, I am happy with them now and will be delivered to me in the 3 week of November as Corgi need to box them and add the limited cards. I will dispatch as soon as I get them, I still have some left for sale at www.omnidekkamodels.com (Please note these pictures are from Corgi and I will re-picture when I get them)".

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Thursday 7th October 2021


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

76IR6006 Scania Irizar i6 - City Link Air
Fleet number: -
Registration number: YS16LMV
Route number: AIR
Destination: Edinburgh Airport via Harthill
Quantity: Not applicable

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Wednesday 6th October 2021


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

OM46633A Wrightbus New Routemaster - Stagecoach London - 'Only Fools and Horses' Stage Show
OM46633B Wrightbus New Routemaster - Stagecoach London - 'Only Fools and Horses' Stage Show

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Tuesday 5th October 2021


NEWS FROM OMNIDEKKA MODELS
Please see below a summary of announcements from Omnidekka over the past few weeks, many thanks to John Bennett for assisting me in collating the information. As always models and details are subject to change and models are not confirmed until Omnidekka Models advise they are:

Optare Versa – stock codes for previously announced model
There are to be 3 versions of Transdev Lancashire United 274 (YJ08PKX) Optare Versa with the following model codes and routes:
- OmniDekka Models OM1A - route 4
- OmniDekka Models OM1B - route 46
- OmniDekka Models OM1C - route 18

Optare Versa 1110 – Possible future releases (It may not be these registrations that are produced, these are only a guide)
Centrebus - T18TYB
Yellowbuses - T20TYB
Ipswich Buses - YK08EPC (This will have a modification done to the roof) 
Thamesdown - WX60EDL Standard livery
Go North East - NK10GNY Quaylink livery
Central Buses - YJ57XVY
Stagecoach newest Livery - SF08GOA
Diamond Buses - YJ57 XVW
Traws Cymru - YJ59 GFU
Stagecoach South Wales 25205 CN57BYR – 151 Livery
Stagecoach Cumbria & N Lancs 25222 PX08CRZ – Baylink 6 Livery 
Stagecoach Merseyside & S Lancs 25233 PX08FNF – 84 Livery 
Stagecoach South West 25251 WA09KWH – Connect Livery

Model 1 
Previously announced Arriva 2033 M803MOJ Dennis Dart Marshall is to be made on the following 3 routes:
- Rte 2 - Walton
- Rte 3 - Wildwood
- Rte 7 - Town Centre

Model 1 - ADL Enviro200 (11.3m)
Centrebus 593 YY64GWL 
Reading Buses 654 YX64VLY or YX64VLU
Nottingham City Transport 393 YX63KFG
Go Ahead Swindon's Bus Company 219 OY16JVZ (named 'Sarum Castle')

Model 1 - ADL Enviro400 (10.5m)
I understand that a modified version of the Model 1 Hong Kong casting will be utilised, not the Northcord Casting
Arriva 7510 LJ56VTL – Sapphire livery
Go South Coast 'Morebus' 1259 LK57EJO 
First West of England 33508 LK08FLA – Excel livery
Go Ahead London EN1 SN58CDY – red, white & grey 
Go Ahead London EN3 SN58CEA – cream and brown? 
Hulleys of Baslow 3 LK09EKU 
Warringtons Buses SN09CDX 
Go Coach 9507 SN59AVU – all-over advertising for Amazon

Model 1 - Plaxton Pointer 2 (11.3m)
Stagecoach X953VAP – X958VAP – white livery
Stagecoach X953VAP – X958VAP – beachball livery
First Mainline 514 S514UAK 
Arriva Midlands 2369 FJ54OTT – new livery
Arriva 2353 S353YOG – 1st livery
Arriva 2367 FJ54OTN – 2nd livery
Diamond 410 R91XNE – black livery?
Travel Dundee 7088 S742JRX
Go North East 8158 S358ONL 
Thamesdown 181 S181BMR – 
Cardiff Bus 302 S302SHB – Easyrider livery (brown, white and orange)

Resin
Quality Line YJ62FXK Solo SR. Chris Cotton is awaiting final costs before he opens for pre-orders. They will come in the following routes
463 - Pollards Hill 
470 - Epsom
S1 - Banstead
100 of each route will be made, final costs should be known by November to open for pre-ordering in January. The price is not confirmed yet.

Saturday 2nd October 2021


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