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August 2016
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Wednesday 31 August
Five New B-T Models Announced
Three new 1/76 scale lorries & two further Bristol MW bus models have been announced today.
There are no images of the two National Welsh Bristol MW modelsas yet & expected release dates for all five models are shown as TBA 2016.


DB06 British Rail - Ford D Series Dropside Lorry


DB07 Fletcher Miller - Foden DG Tanker Lorry


DB08 National Benzole - Albion Reiver Tanker Lorry

B209A Western National (Dartmouth) - Bristol MW6G Bus
B209B Western National (Tiverton) - Bristol MW6G Bus

Thursday 25 August
Confirmed Atlas Editions Release
The twelfth model in the Atlas Editions Classic Coaches Collection has now been released.
This is another 1/76 scale item based on the existing Corgi OOC tooling complete.

4642 112 York Pullman - Volvo B10M Van Hool Alizee Coach

Friday 19 August
Confirmed Oxford Omnibus Releases
The following Oxford Omnibus range models have been released in the UK.

1/76 Scale

76DR002 South Notts - Duple Roadmaster Coach
76LRT008 Standerwick - Leyland Royal Tiger Coach

N Scale

NNR001 London General (traditional livery) - New Routemaster Bus
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Thursday 17 August
New Commissioned EFE Bus For Sutton United FC
I've been contacted by Bruce Elliot the Chairman of Sutton United FC regarding the latest commissioned EFE model for the club.

SUTTON UNITED CHAMPIONSHIP BUS

Sutton United have commissioned a further model bus from Exclusive First Editions to celebrate winning the National League South in season 2015/2016.
This is a strictly limited edition of 100 models, each with a numbered certificate, and is an open top AEC Routemaster bus (33105A).
These will be available on a strictly first come, first served basis at 32 each + 3 postage and packing.
Cheques, made payable to Sutton United FC, should be sent to Bruce Elliott, Sutton United FC, Borough Sports Ground, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey SM12EY.
Payment can also be made by Credit Card, in this case, please email 'chairman@suttonunited.net' for details of how to arrange payment or if you require any further information regarding this model.


33105A First Group PLC (RMC1510 / Route 9 / Sutton United FC 2015-2016 Champions!) - Open Top AEC RMC Class Routemaster Bus

Thursday 17 August
Bromley Garage Open EFE RF Model
The following EFE RF model was available at the Stagecoach Bromley Garage Open Day held last Saturday. EFE have informed me that the model was created by Julian Bowden using artwork produced by themselves and is thus classed a code 3 item.
The model is still available and can be obtained direct from Julian Bowden, by either sending your details and payment to JB Postcards, 21 Forde Avenue, Bromley, BR1 3EU. or by calling 07932 812268.
The models are priced £28 each including UK P&P.


23324A London Transport (RF 527 / Route 227)

Thursday 17 August
Confirmed EFE Releases
The following EFE models have been released a week earlier than originally planned. The release of 16231 will follow at a later date.


20457 Eastern Counties (route 604) - Bristol VRT Series 3 Bus
24907 First Cymru (route 44) - Mercedes Benz Reeve Burgess Minibus
35213 Maidstone & District (route 180)- 36 Foot BET 6 Bay Single Deck Bus
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Friday 12 August
Next Oxford Omnibus Releases
The following Oxford Omnibus range models are expected to be released in the next seven days in the UK.

1/76 Scale

76DR002 South Notts - Duple Roadmaster Coach
76LRT008 Standerwick - Leyland Royal Tiger Coach

N Scale

NNR001 London General (traditional livery) - New Routemaster Bus
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Wednesday 10 August
Corgi OOC Updated Releases Schedule
Corgi have once again revised some of the release dates for the outstanding OOC models.
The New Routemasters in Coca Cola livery and the open top Southdown Queen Mary models which had until recently been expected to be released later this month have all now been pushed back.

The latest estimated release dates shown on the Corgi website are as follows.

OM46613       London United (RATP Group / route 9) - New Routemaster Bus (Corgi 60th Anniversary) - Expected 15-09-16
OM46615A/B Go-Ahead London General (Coca Cola livery / route 137) - New Routemaster Bus - Expected 14-10-16
OM46712A/B Lothian Buses (route 21 & 43) - Wright Eclipse II Single Deck Bus - Expected 14-10-16
OM46510A/B Transdev Burnley & Pendle (The Witch Way livery / route X43) - Wright Gemini Eclipse II - Expected 26-10-16
OM46511        Mullany's Buses (Harry Potter Studio Tour Shuttle Bus) - Wright Gemini Eclipse II - Expected 26-10-16
OM46616A/B Go-Ahead London General (Traditional General Livery / route 11) - Expected 26-10-16
OM41913A/B Southdown (route 197) - Open Top Leyland PD3 Queen Mary Bus - Expected 01-12-16
OM46509A/B Green Line (routes 702 & 15) - Wright Gemini Eclipse II - Expected 11-12-16

Wednesday 10 August
Confirmed Release From EFE/Bachmann
The Bachmann Stockist's exclusive Shop Linker EFE Routemaster model has now been released in the UK.


31514 London Transport Shoplinker - AEC RM Class Routemaster Bus

Friday 5 August
EFE's Planned Releases For August
The following EFE models are expected to be released during the week ending the 27 August.


16231 Eastern Counties (route 207) - Bristol LS/MW ECW Coach
20457 Eastern Counties (route 604) - Bristol VRT Series 3 Bus
24907 First Cymru (route 44) - Mercedes Benz Reeve Burgess Minibus
35213 Maidstone & District (route 180)- 36 Foot BET 6 Bay Single Deck Bus
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Wednesday 3 August
Details Six Future EFE Model Releases
EFE's latest trade release sheet contains new details of six upcoming models which are all scheduled for release in either August or September.

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Cat No. 13918
Vehicle Bristol Lodekka FLF Bus
Operator Stagecoach East
Fleet No. 19953
Registration JAH 553D
Route 128 Cambridge
Expected August 2016
Cat No. 18018
Vehicle Daimler Fleetline MCW Bus
Operator Huddersfield Corporation
Fleet No. 473
Registration KVH 473E
Route 20 Newsome South via Rastrick
Expected September 2016
Cat No. 25815
Vehicle Daimler Fleetline DMS 1 Door
Operator Yellow Buses Bournemouth
Fleet No. 530
Registration OUC 45R
Route W2 Bournemouth Square
Expected August 2016
Cat No. 29636
Vehicle Leyland Olympian Bus
Operator Stagecoach Preston
Fleet No. 14545
Registration G35 OCK
Route 119 Royal Preston Hospital
Expected September 2016
Cat No. 30608
Vehicle AEC Renown Bus
Operator Tynemouth
Fleet No. 330
Registration GAT 817D
Route 3 Cullercoats
Expected August 2016
Cat No. 30716
Vehicle AEC Renown Bus
Operator Greater Manchester PTE
Fleet No. 1922
Registration AJA 122B
Route 325 Hollow End
Expected Sepetember 2016
Courtesy of EFE, scans & a PDF of the Trade Order Form for July 2016
Trade Order Form July 2016 Scan
You can view a PDF version of the trade order form HERE (2.4mb).
EFE Release Sheet Archive

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