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September 2017
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Tuesday 19 September
TTC Diecast Announce Commissioned EFE Model
TTC Diecast have commissioned Bachmann to produce an exclusive model for them.
The model will feature a dual door Leyland National MKI in Stagecoach East London Coaches livery.

At this stage the registration, fleet number and route details have not yet been finalised and will be confirmed nearer the models release which is expected to be towards the end of the first quarter of 2018.

Pre-orders are now open for the model at £32.99 (pre-orders will be delivered post free)
For further details please visit the TTCDiecast.com site.

TTC Diecast have also advised me, that they will be the UK agent for the Bus by Bono Stagecoach Northern Counties Paladin Dennis Dart (100104), this will be priced £56.99 delivered.

Further details can be found on the TTCDiecast.com site.

My preview of this model can be found HERE.

Friday 15 September
Confirmed Corgi OOC Model Release
The following OOC model has now been released by Corgi in the UK.

OM46618A Stagecoach London (Ride with Pride livery / route 8) - New Routemaster Bus
OM46618B Stagecoach London (Ride with Pride livery / route 15) - New Routemaster Bus

Friday 15 September
Confirmed Oxford Diecast Omnibus Range Releases
>The following Oxford Diecast Omnibus range models have now been released to UK Retailer.

1/76 Scale

76PAN006 Bere Regis & District - Plaxton Panorama Coach


76PD2005 Edinburgh Corporation - Leyland Titan PD2 Bus


76RM112 London Transport London Transport (Bow Centenary livery / route 15) - AEC Routemaster Bus

N Scale

76PAN0065 Southdown - Chevrolet CMP Canvas Covered Dropside Truck

Tuesday 12 September
Confirmed EFE Model Release
The following EFE model has now been released by Bachmann in the UK.

38120 British Rail (Plant and Machinery Training Vehicle) - Flat Windscreen Bristol VRT Bus

Tuesday 12 September
Forthcoming Oxford Diecast Omnibus Range Releases
>The next batch of model releases from Oxford Diecast will include the following Omnibus range models.
These models should be with retrailers in the next week or so.

1/76 Scale

76PAN006 Bere Regis & District - Plaxton Panorama Coach


76PD2005 Edinburgh Corporation - Leyland Titan PD2 Bus


76RM112 London Transport London Transport (Bow Centenary livery / route 15) - AEC Routemaster Bus

N Scale

76PAN0065 Southdown - Chevrolet CMP Canvas Covered Dropside Truck

Monday 11 September
Another EFE Model Announced
TTC Diecast,com are reporting that one of the EFE models announced by Gilbow Holdings back in 2016, and prior to the range passing to Bachmann, has been reinstated in to the release programme after appearing to have been cancalled.

38120 London Transport RT2177 / Route 12 Oxford Circus - Post War AEC RT Bus

Saturday 09 September
Bus By Bono Model Preview
I've posted a preview of the upcoming Stagecoach Northern Counties Paladin bodied Dennis Dart which is due to be released by Bus by Bono next month.


Bus by Bono kindly supplied a pre-production sample model for this preview which has some minor defects which will be corrected on the final production versions.

Pre-orders are now open for these models and can be placed via the www.busbybono.com site, further details can also be found of their Facebook page.

Only 300 models will be produced and will retail for HK$450. Based on the current exchange rate and delivery this works out at around £57.00 for those ordering from the UK.
The preview can be found HERE

Saturday 9 September
Next EFE Model Release
Bachmann are expected to release the following model during the week ending the 16 September.

38120 British Rail (Plant and Machinery Training Vehicle) - Flat Windscreen Bristol VRT Bus

Sunday 3 September
New 1/87 Scale Range Of North American Models
A new range of modern bus & coach models have been launched by Iconic Replicas from Industrial Diecast Design, available from Awesome Diecast based in Florida.
So far ten different bus & coach models have been released in the Iconic Replicas 1/87 range. Each of the models is available in a selection of different operator liveries. Blank white versions of most of the models are also available.

The models are available from the Awesome Diecast retail site and pre-orders are also being accepted for all the upcoming releases. The models retail for between £20-25 each plus delivery.
Awesome Diecast has flat-rate shipping to UK/Europe regardless of number of buses ordered.

A selection of hi-res photographs of most the models mentioned below can be found HERE.

The released & upcoming models:

MCI D4505 Bus
 Blank White - Due Oct 2017
 BoltBus - Due Oct 2017
 Brewster Grayline - Due Oct 2017
 Go Transit - Due Oct 2017
 Greyhound Bus Lines - Due Nov 2017
 Maryland Transit - Due Aug 2017
 Max - Due Oct 17
 MCI Corporate / Reliability Driven - Released
 Megabus - Due Oct 2017


MCI J4500 Coach
 Blank White - Due Nov 2017
 Anchor Transportation - Due Nov 2017
 Arrow Stage Lines - Due Nov 2017
 Cyr Bus Lines - Due Nov 2017
 Great Canadian Tours - Due Nov 2017
 Greyhound Bus Line - Due Nov 2017
 Martz- Due Nov 2017
 Richfields/Rochester - Due Nov 2017
 Village Tours - Due Nov 2017


MCI Van Hool CX-35 Coach
 Blank White - Released
 Academy Bus Lines - Released


MCI Van Hool CX-45 Coach
 Blank White - Future Release
 Academy Bus Lines - Released
 Gray Line Hawaii - Due Nov 2017
 Mears Transportation - Released
 Trailways 80th Anniversary - Released
 Windstar Lines - Released


MCI Van Hool TX-45 Coach
 Arrow Stage Lines - Due Aug 2017
 Windstar Lines - Released


Temsa Maraton Motorcoach
 Kamil Koc - Due Oct 2017
 Temsa USA - Due Oct 2017


Temsa TS35E Coach
 Blank White - Future Release
 Coach America - Released
 Princess Cruise Lines (The Love Boat) - Released


Temsa TS35E Van Hool Coach
 Amtrak - Released
 Escot Bus Service - Released


MCI Van Hool TDX Coach
 GeneralTour - Due Aug 2017
 MegaBus - Released
 Venture Tours - Due Aug 2017


VDL High Capacity Transit Bus
 Washington MetroBs - Released


Two further models are in development:

Alexander Dennis Enviro500


New Flyer Xcelsior Transit Bus
Photographs of a pre-production sample model can be viewed HERE.


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