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Friday 18 January
Oxford Diecast's Feb-May 2019 Catalogue Reveal
Oxford Diecast are scheduled to announce details of their next catalogue for Feb-May 2019 next week.

The company is attending the London Toy Fair and will be posting a preview of the planned new models to the "Oxford Diecast Collectors" Facebook group on Monday evening (21st Jan). The annual trade toy fair kicks off on Tuesday morning and this is when details of all the new products will be officially released to the model trade.

If you're not a fan of Facebook or a memeber of the said collectors group I'll be posting a summary of any new bus related models on Monday evening.

Thursday 17 Janaury
Confirmed EFE Release
Bachmann is now releasing the following EFE model bus to UK retailers.

E34115 London Transport (route 75 - RT3853) - AEC RT Bus (Limited edition of 800 models)

A review of this model can be found in the Model Reviews section.
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Saturday 12 January
TiNY Announce New Kits For 2019
TiNY have announced a number of new kits they propose to release throughout 2019. Reservations are now being accepted for all of these kits, production quantities will be based on reservations received plus a few extras.

Full contact details can be found on the TiNY Bus & Coach Kits Page along with a list of forthcoming & current stock kits.

Image Ref No. Model Availability
TK19 NEW 1939 Leyland TD5/Leyland Highbridge 2019 Reserve Now
TK37P NEW 1955 Park Royal single deck bus - B45F 2019
Reserve Now
TK59 NEW Leyland PS2 Weymann B34F - Birmingham 2019
Reserve now
TK62D NEW Dennis Lance Lowbridge Orion - Aldershot & District 2019
Reserve now
TK70B NEW Bedford/Ford Willowbrook 001 B45F 2019
Reserve now
TK70D NEW Bedford/Ford Willowbrook 001 DP45F 2019
Reserve now

Saturday 12 January
Confirmed Northcord Releases
The following Northcord models have now been released to UK retailers.

UKBUS6507A Blue Star (Go South East) route 1 Winchester - ADL Enviro400 MMC Double Deck Bus

UKBUS6507B Blue Star (Go South East) route 1 Southampton - ADL Enviro400 MMC Double Deck Bus

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Thursday 10 January
Next Oxford Omnibus Range Releases
Expected later this month from Oxford Diecast are the following Omnibus range models.

76PD2006 Stratford Blue - Leyland Titan PD2 Double Deck Bus (1/76th)

NNR006 Go Ahead London General (LT50) - New Routemaster Double Deck Bus (N scale)

Thursday 10 January & Updated 16 January
Next Corgi OOC Release
The last model from the Corgi June-Dec 2018 catalogue is due to be released during the week ending the 20th January.

OM46713A Transdev Keighley Bus Company (The Shuttle 662 Keighley Bus Station via Crossflats) - Wright Eclipse II Single Deck Bus

OM46713B Transdev Keighley Bus Company (The Shuttle 662 Bradford via Bingley) - Wright Eclipse II Single Deck Bus

The final OOC release of 2019, the twin bus pack celebrating 50 Years of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, is still on schedule for release during February. has had its expected release pushed back from February to June. (updated 16/01/19)

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Monday 7 January Updated 10 January
No OOC Models For Corgi 2019 Catalogue
Corgi have published details of the models scheduled for release between January to June in 2019 today.
Bar the already announced twin bus set OM46620 I sadly have to report there are no other OOC models listed in this latest catalogue.

There is however one new bus tooling for an extensive new toy range called Chunkies, this comes in the form of a modern style open top London bus.
The Harry Potter triple deck RT model is also being re-issued. While the Best of British Routemaster model will be issued in a blue Scottish livery for the Edinbugh Festival.

In all there are 111 new models, these include an extensive new range of tanks & military vehicles, a new tooling for the vanguards range, and a large number of aircraft in various scales.
There's also two steam related models, a traction engine & a Sentinel lorry, which may mark a return of this range after an absence of several years.
Unlike previous catalogues this one appears to cover the whole of 2019 rather than just six months.

Full details of all the new Corgi models can be found on the site.

It's not yet clear from Corgi if this lack of new OOC announcements indicates a temporay or permanent end of the range.
Cat No. OM46620
VehicleRoyal Regiment of Fusiliers Twin Pack
  New Routemaster Bus
  Wright Eclipse Gemini II Bus
Operator  Go Ahead London General
Go Ahead North East Twin Pack
Fleet No.  LT 394 / 6117
Registration  LTZ 1394 / NC63 XCD
Route 15 Tower Hill / 309 Newcastle
Expected Feb 2019
Cat No. CC82330
Vehicle AEC Routemaster (1/43rd scale)
Operator Transport For Edinburgh
Fleet No. --
Registration --
Route 18 Edinburgh Festival
Expected May 2019
Cat No. CH073
Vehicle Open Top London Bus (Chunkies Range)
Operator London sightseeing
Fleet No. --
Registration --
Route --
Expected May 2019
Cat No. CC99726
Vehicle AEC RT Bus
Operator Harry Potter Purple livery
Fleet No. --
Registration --
Route Night Bus
Expected April 2019

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