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August 2014
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Wednesday 27 August
Expected Oxford Diecast Release
Oxford Diecast are expected to release the first Leyland version of the new Weymann Fanfare coach later this week.

76WFL001 Southdown - Weymann Fanfare Leyland Coach (1/76 scale)
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Tuesday 26 August Updated Friday 29 August
Commissioned OOC Models
Corgi have produced a commissioned model for the Alfreton based Tim Draper's Golden Holidays. I'm told the model is based on the companies Volvo B12M Plaxton Panther coach B12 TMD and is a limited edition of 1000 pieces. The model's Corgi ref code hasn't been confirmed yet, but the Draper's have now taken delivery of the models from Corgi which come in special packaging based on the operator's livery.

Five unboxed factory escapees were recently sold on eBay by a Hong Kong based seller and the listing included photographs of the model.

The models can be purchased from the Tim Draper's Booking office in Seven Square, Alfreton.

For those living further a field, the models are also available by mail order and are priced 34.99 plus 4.50 UK post & packaging.
Send cheques to:
Tim Draper's Golden Holidays,
Seven Square,
Alfreton,
Derbyshire, DE55 7BQ

Tuesday 26 August
Next EFE Releases
EFE's next pair of models are scheduled for releases during the week ending the 13th September.

20647 North Western Premier (route 38) - Dennis Dart Plaxton Pointer Single Deck Bus
34303 London Transport (route 14) - AEC Pre-war RT Double Deck Bus
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Friday 22 August
Further OOC Releases Confirmed
The following OOC models have now been released, these had been scheduled for release next week.

Please note reports of the cancellation of the Arriva London Wright Eclipse Gemini II OM46504A/B have turned out to be incorrect, however all stock of both models have now been allocated to retailers. See news report below for further details.


OM46705A National Express Dundee (route 28 Douglas) - Wright Eclipse 2 Singe Deck Bus
OM46705B National Express Dundee (route 28 Charleston) - Wright Eclipse 2 Singe Deck Bus

Tuesday 19 August updated 22 August
Confirmed OOC Releases
Corgi have now released the following OOC models in the UK.

OM42521A Preston Bus (route 8 Bus Station) - Dennis Trident East Lancs Double Deck Bus
OM42521B Preston Bus (route 8 Moor Nook) - Dennis Trident East Lancs Double Deck Bus
OM44118A Southern Vectis (route 32 Cowes and Gurnard) - Optare Solo Single Deck Bus
OM44118B Southern Vectis (route 25 Newport) - Optare Solo Single Deck Bus

It had been reported by some retailers that the following OOC models from the July-December catalogue had been been cancelled by Corgi, however both versions continued to still be listed as pre-order items on the Corgi online shop.

Carlification: 22 August
I can now confirm that these models haven't been cancelled after all, but all stock of both versions has now been allocated to retailers by Corgi. As a result some retailers are no longer able to accept new pre-orders or are cancelling some existing pre-orders for which additional stock can't be sourced.

OM46504A Arriva London (route 59 Kings Cross) - Wright Eclipse Gemini II Double Deck Bus
OM46504B Arriva London (route 59 Streatham Hill) - Wright Eclipse Gemini II Double Deck Bus

Tuesday 19 August
Confirmed EFE Raleases
EFE's have released the following models in the UK. These are the only releases planned during August.

23804 Gateshead & District - Leyland Atlantean Alexander A Type Double Deck Bus
38112 Western National - Bristol VR Series I Double Deck Bus
38113 Southdown (route 319) - Bristol VR Series I Double Deck Bus

Sunday 17 August
Corgi OOC Release Update
Corgi has announced release dates for a further pair of OOC models.

The following models are now expected to be released during the week ending the 20th September.

OM46706A Celtic Travel (route X75 Llanidloes via Caersws) - Wright Eclipse 2 Singe Deck Bus
OM46706B Celtic Travel(route X75 Shrewsbury via Newtown) - Wright Eclipse 2 Singe Deck Bus

Just a reminder of the OOC models expected to be released in August.
Due later this week.

OM42521A Preston Bus (route 8 Bus Station) - Dennis Trident East Lancs Double Deck Bus
OM42521B Preston Bus (route 8 Moor Nook) - Dennis Trident East Lancs Double Deck Bus
OM44118A Southern Vectis (route 32 Cowes and Gurnard) - Optare Solo Single Deck Bus
OM44118B Southern Vectis (route 25 Newport) - Optare Solo Single Deck Bus

and due during the week ending the 30th August.

OM46705A National Express Dundee (route 28 Douglas) - Wright Eclipse 2 Singe Deck Bus
OM46705B National Express Dundee (route 28 Charleston) - Wright Eclipse 2 Singe Deck Bus

Wednesday 13 August
Confirmed B-T Releases
The following B-T Models have now been released in the UK.

1/76 Scale
B111A Crosville (route K20) - Bristol Lodekka LD (Long Radiator/Open Platform) Double Deck Bus
B111B Crosville (route C84) - Bristol Lodekka LD (Short Radiator/Platform Doors) Double Deck Bus

N Scale
NB001 National Travel East - Leyland Leopard Duple Dominant II Coach
NB002 Green Line - AEC Reliance Duple Dominant II Coach
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Monday 11 August
EFE's Planned Model Releases For August - Correction
EFE's next model releases are scheduled for the week ending 23 August, the following will be the only EFE releases during August.
Note the Gateshead & District not previously mentioned Glasgow PTE Leyland Atlantean is the model to be released. Apologies for getting the ref numbers confused.

23804 Gateshead & District - Leyland Atlantean Alexander A Type Double Deck Bus
38112 Western National - Bristol VR Series I Double Deck Bus
38113 Southdown (route 319) - Bristol VR Series I Double Deck Bus
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Wednesday 6 August
Latest Oxford Diecast Releases
Oxford Diecast have now released the following bus/coach related models.

76COM001 RAF - Commer Commando Deck Coach (1/76 scale)
NOWB002 Ministry of Supply (brown) - Bedford OWB Utility Bus (N scale)

Tuesday 5th August updated Monday 11 August
EFE's Planned Model Releases For August/td>
EFE's next model releases are scheduled for the week ending 23 August, the following will be the only EFE releases during August.
Note the Gateshead & District not previously mentioned Glasgow PTE Leyland Atlantean is the model to be released. Apologies for getting the ref numbers confused.

23805 Glasgow P.T.E. - Leyland Atlantean Alexander A Type Double Deck Bus
23804 Gateshead & District - Leyland Atlantean Alexander A Type Double Deck Bus
38112 Western National - Bristol VR Series I Double Deck Bus
38113 Southdown (route 319) - Bristol VR Series I Double Deck Bus
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Monday 4 August
Private Bachmann 25th Anniversary EFE Model
EFE have produced another special model for Bachmann which this time has been used as a gift for appointed Bachmann dealers who attended a recent company trade event.
The model carries the same base livery as an Alexander Y coach issued to mark EFE's 20th anniversary back in 2008. The model carries Bachmann Europe PLC fleet names and registration 25 OLD, its not known how many were produced.

Model is similar to the earlier model 22515AS

22519 Bachmann 25th Anniversary - Alexander Y Type Coach with early style front grille.

Friday 1 August
EFE Publishes Details Of Six New Models
EFE has published the following details for six new models, four of these were also briefly mentioned in the last EFE Collectors Association Newsletter. (see 25 July News posting.)
Cat No. 20456
Vehicle Bristol VR Series 3
Operator First Eastern National
Fleet No. 3220
Registration WTH 949T
Route 70 Braintree via Marks Tey, Coggleshall
Expected August 2014
Cat No. 20647
Vehicle Dennis Dart Plaxton Pointer Bus
Operator North Western Premier
Fleet No. 1172
Registration M172 YKA
Route 38 Warrington Bus Station
Expected August 2014
Cat No. 29704
Vehicle Leyland Olympian Bus
Operator Bristol N.B.C.
Fleet No. 9512
Registration JHU 911X
Route 141 Burnham on Sea
Expected September 2014
Cat No. 34303
Vehicle AEC 2RT2 Bus
Operator London Transport
Fleet No. RT 73
Registration FXT 248
Route 14 Putney
Expected August 2014
Cat No. 35212
Vehicle AEC Swift 6 Bay BET Bus
Operator Sheffield Transport
Fleet No. 51
Registration DWB 51H
Route 85 Gainsborough
Expected September 2014
Cat No. 36708
Vehicle Dennis Dart SLF Plaxton Pointer 1 Door Bus
Operator Plymouth Citybus
Fleet No. 23
Registration R123 OFJ
Route 25 West Hoe
Expected September 2014
Courtesy of EFE, a scan of the July Trade Order Form
Trade Order Form July 2014 Scan

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