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October 2018
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Monday 15 October
Photographs Of Forthcoming EFE Models
Bachmann Europe have kindly sent sets of photographs showing pre-production samples of three of the EFE models they announced in August.

The final production models may differ slightly from the models illustrated below. Release date to be announced..


E16611 London Transport (LT Golden Juilee livery) - Leyland National Mk I Dual Door Bus
        LS194 - THX 194S - Route 234A Purley Old Lodge Lane


E34115 London Transport (Final crew operated route 75 bus into Catford Garage on 25 February 1977) - AEC RT Bus
        RT3853 - LLU 652 - Route 75 Catford Garage - Limited Edition of 800 models supplied with numbered certificate


E34116 Browns Blue, Marksfield - AEC RT Bus
        KLB 596 - Route -- Coalville via Barwell, Earl Shilton, Newbold Verdon

Friday 05 October
Four Confirmed Oxford Omnibus Range Releases
Oxford Diecast have now released the following models to UK retailers.


76COM008CC Coca Cola - Commer Commando Coach


76DR005 Ribble - Duple Roadmaster Coach


76IR6004 Galleon Travel - Scania Irizar i6 Coach


76SB002 Maidstone & District - Saro Single Deck Bus

Friday 05 October & updated 13 October
New Oxford Diecast Omnibus Range Models Announced
The following Omnibus range models have been announced by Taff on Facebook and will appear in the new October 2018 to January 2019 Oxford Diecast catalogue.

1/76 Scale

76DC002 Grey Cars - Duple Commander MkII Coach - Due Q2/2019


76MW6005 Thames Valley - Bristol MW6G Coach - Due Q2/2019


76PAN009 National (Ribble) - Plaxton Panorama Coach - Due Q2/2019


76SB004 County Donegal Railways - Saro Bus - Due Q2/2019


76FTC011 London Underground (6683F) - Ford Transit Connect (Oxford Commercials) - Due Q2/2019


76TPU003 London Underground (7111F) - Ford Transit Dropside (Oxford Commercials) - Due Q2/2019

1:148 (N) Scale

NRT007 Browns Blue - RT Bus - Due Q2/2019


NTR008 London Transport - Tram - Due Q2/2019

A full list of all the various forthcoming Oxford models, including those newly announced in the Oct 18 - Jan 19 catalogue can be found of the site of wholesaler John Ayrey Diecasts.

Update 13 October
A PDF version of latest catalogue can now be viewed on the Oxford Diecast website.


Wednesday 03 October
Another Oxford Omnibus Range Release Due
In addition to the models mentioned last week, Oxford Diecast are also due to release the following later this week.

76SB002 Maidstone & District - Saro Single Deck Bus
Information kindly supplied by


Wednesday 03 October
Cheap Atlas Classic Coaches Collection Models
Hattons Model Railways have acquired further stock of the Atlas Classic Coaches Collection models.
They now have most of the UK related models with prices ranging from £4 to £12.
The early UK & all the European models are 1/72nd scale but the later UK models are based on OOC 1/76th scale tooling.

Some of scales quoted on the Hattons site are incorrect, the correct scales are shown below for each model, the ref no. links will open the model page with photos.

The model available at the time of posting are:
4642101 Burlingham Seagull - "J.T. Whittle & Sons" (1/72)
4642102 Bedford VAL Plaxton Panorama - "Wallace Arnold" (1/72)
4642103 Bedford OB Duple Vista - "Dewsway Tours" (1/72)
4642104 Van Hool T9 - "Kings Ferry" (1/72)
4642105 Kässbohrer Setra S8 Coach Reisedienst Oberbach (1/72)
4642108 IFA H6 B - plain silver (1/72)
4642110 Bova Futura - "Allander Travel" (1/76)
4642111 Plaxton Excalibur - "Excelsior Holidays" (1/76)
4642112 Van Hool - "York Pullman" (1/76)
4642113 Borgward BO 4000 Coach - 'Wander Falke' (1/72)
4642114 BMMO CM5T - "Midland Red" (1/76)
4642115 Mercedes Benz O 3500 - 'Reiser Reisen' (1/72) 4642116 Plaxton Excalibur - "Trent Barton Transpeak" (1/76)
4642117 Van Hool 306 Coach (1/72)
4642118 Magirus-Deutz Saturn II - Hamburg (1/72)
4642125 Mavaut Ikarus 66 - Hungary (172)
4642126 Fleischer S5 - Heide Express (1/72)

You can view the models on the Hatton Model Railways site.

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