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PRE-PRODUCTION EFE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM BACHMANN
Courtesy of Bachmann, the attached pre-production photographs have been received this morning:

16611 – Leyland National (Mark 1 short body, 2-door) - London Transport (Golden Jubilee livery)
Fleet number: LS194
Registration number:THX194S
Route:234A
Destination: Purley
Release date: Not yet known.

34115 – AEC RT - London Transport
Fleet number: RT3853
Registration number: LLU652
Route: 75
Destination: Catford Garage
Release date: Not yet known. 
Limited Edition of 800 supplied with certificate.

34116 AEC RT - Brown’s Blue
Fleet number: -
Registration number: KLB596
Route: -
Destination: Coalville via Barwell
Release date: Not yet known

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Saturday 13th October 2018


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

Northcord Model Company News Release

Model Release Update

UKBUS6514 : First in Glasgow (33982HB – SN65OFX) 

Northcord Model Company is pleased to be able to advise collectors and traders of a change to the designated bus to be featured as UKBUS6514. 

Following the successful launch of the first bus from its order for 75 new buses, First Glasgow has approved changing the identity of the bus to feature as UKBUS6514 from 33982 to 33201 (SK68LWN). This change will reflect the massive investment in new buses for First Glasgow and will provide NMC with its first “68-plate” bus to be modelled. 

The newly designated UKBUS6514 will also provide another “first” for NMC as it will be the first model that has been produced by the company that will NOT portray one of the company’s trademark features : there will be NO driver rear-view mirrors fitted to the outside of the model. 

Instead, NMC is proud to announce that it will replicate the driver rear-view cameras that are fitted to 33201 on UKBUS6514.

Although the first bus from the order for 75 new First Glasgow buses was displayed at its public launch on 9th October 2018 inside a replica 1:1 scale model box, NMC confirms that it will replicate the model of 33201 to its standard 1:76 scale.

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

CONFIRMED DETAILS FOR RECENTLY ANNOUNCED OXFORD DIECAST MODELS
Oxford Diecast have now confirmed to me the details of the model buses announced last weekend:

76PAN009 Plaxton Panorama NBC - Ribble 
Fleet number: 745
Registration number: TRN745
Route: X55
Destination: Blackpool

76MW6005 Bristol MW6G - Thames Valley
Fleet number: -
Registration number: 520ABL
Route:-
Destination: RELIEF

76SB004 Saro Bus County - Donegal Railways
Fleet number: -
Registration number: ORR322
Route: -
Destination: LETTERKENNY

76DC002 Duple Commander Mk2 - Grey Cars
Fleet number: -
Registration number: HOD39E
Route: -
Destination: PRIVATE

NTR008 Tram - London Transport
Fleet number: 1858
Registration number: -
Route: 38
Destination: ABBEY WOOD VIA OLD KENT RD

NRT007 RT Bus Browns Blue
Fleet number: -
Registration number: KLB596
Route: -
Destination: COALVILLE VIA BARWELL, EARL SHILTON, NEWBOLD VERDON

Wednesday 10th October 2018


OXFORD DIECAST ANNOUNCE NEW MODELS
Oxford Diecast announced 6 new models last evening. I will publish additional details as soon as I receive them:

1:76th scale
76DC002 Duple Commander Mk2 Grey Cars
76MW6005 Bristol MW6G Thames Valley
76PAN009 Plaxton Panorama NBC Ribble
76SB004 Saro Bus County Donegal Railways

N-Guage
NRT007 RT Bus Browns Blue
NTR008 Tram London Transport

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OXFORD DIECAST MODELS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE THIS WEEK
Further to my news of 27th September, two additional models are now scheduled for release this week. Many thanks to Peter at The Yardley Wood Bus Club for advising me:

76COM008CC Commer Commando Coca Cola
Fleet no: -
Reg no: CC1947
Route: -
Destination: -

76DR005 Duple Roadmaster Ribble
Fleet no: 1059
Reg no: EFV150
Route: -
Destination: LEEDS

76IR6004 Irizar i6 Galleon Travel
Fleet no: -
Name: Isla Brooke
Reg no: YN15YTP
Route: -
Destination: -

76SB002 Saro Bus - Maidstone & District
Fleet number: SO68
Registration number: RKE540
Route number: 80
Destination: TUNBRIDGE WELLS

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Friday 5th October 2018


TWO NEW COMMISSIONED JOTUS.COM IRISH MODELS FROM DEREK FARRELLY
Derek contacted me this morning to advise of two new resin models he has commissioned from jotus.com:

A 1970's CIE Bodied Leyland Atlantean as operated by Dublin Bus, Fleet Number D376 (376IK)
As expected the usual highly detailed interior complete with Driver Running Board, Bell Wire & Ticket Machines.
This bus also has it's refurbished Leyland Wheel Embelishers.
This Model will be subject to 100 pieces & will be split: 50/50
22 - Drimangh
22 - Cabra West

Models Expected End October Priced at €160.00

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Also I will have DF520 (520ZD) new in 1973 with CIE & then to Dublin Bus in 1987.
It is modelled based on pre OPO (One Person Operation) i.e. (Pay the Conductor). Complete with period Adverts of the late 1980's
This Model will be subject to 100 pieces & will be split: 50/50
10 - Phoenix Park
10 - Belfield

Models Expected End October Priced at €160.00Models can be ordered by contacting Derek via his email: derekfarrelly@hotmail.comDerek advises that all overseas orders are sent via a Registered Tracked Parcel Company for parcels to arrive safely.

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 Monday 1st October 2018


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