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August 2017
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Friday 18 June
Latest Atlas Classic Coaches Collection Model
Model number twenty six in the Atlas Edition's Classic Coaches Collection has now been released to in the UK.
Once again this is another 1/72nd scale model which is identical to one released previously in other parts of Europe.


4642 126 Heide Express, East Germany - Fleischer S5 Coach

Thursday 17 August
Bachmann Heading To Gaydon For Buses Festival
The Bachmann Roadshow will be taking its EFE stand to the Buses Festival at British Motor Centre, Gaydon on Sunday the 20th August.
Up to 100 vintage & modern vehicles are expected to attend the 2017 event which is organized by Buses Magazine.

Further details can be found at: www.busesfestival.com

Tuesday 15 August
Next Oxford Diecast Omnibus Range Releases
The following Oxford Omnibus models are expected to be released to UK model retailers shortly.


76DR004 Bamber Bridge Motor Services - Duple Roadliner Coach


76PD2004 Samuel Ledgard - Leyland Titan PD2/12 Double Deck Bus

Saturday 12 August
Next London Bus Museum Resin Specialst Model
The London Bus Museum's next exclusive Jotus/Resin Specialist model has been announced and will be a Tillings AEC Regent I double deck bus.
These vehicle were absorbed into the London Transport ST Class and the Museum owns ST922 which was recently repainted into Thomas Tillings livery.


The model is still in the early stages of pre-production and details of the fleet numbers & routes have yet to be decided.

A total of 500 models are to be produced and these will be further split 50/50 with a choice of either the original Thomas Tillings or London Transport red liveries.

The museum is also looking at producing a further 100 models in Tillings Brighton livery, this year marks the 70th anniversary of the types withdrawal for service in the south coast town.

The Museum is not yet accepting pre-orders for these models and will announce further details nearer the expected release date of Spring 2018.

Thursday 10 August
New EFE Model Bus Announced
Bachmann announced a new EFE bus model at its recent press day.
The model is due to be released sometime later this year and can be pre-ordered from Bachmann appointed model retailers.

16540 Ribble Motor Services (1645 - NCK 634 / route 101 to Preston)- Metro-Cammell bodied Leyland Atlantean

Saturday 05 August
Confirmed Oxford Diecast Omnibus Range Releases
The following models have now been released to UK model retailers.


76IR6001 Translink Goldline - Scania Irizar I6 Coach (1/76 scale)


NTR003 Blackpool Tram {Re-issue} (N scale)

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