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September 2016
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Friday 30 September & updated 1 October
New Oxford Diecast Omnibus Models Announced
Below are seven new Oxford Omnibus models which feature in the new Oxford Diecast catalogue for the period October 16 to January 17 which was published today.
You can find details of the other sixty new models on the Oxford Diecast website.

1/76 Scale

Preserved Maidstone & District Beadle Integral OKP 980
which is similar to the East Kent vehicle FFN 446 being modelled.



76BI001 East Kent - Beadle Integral Bus - Q2/2017 (New Tooling - two versions will be produced with either forward or centrally positioned passenger door

76PAN006 Bere Regis & District - Plaxton Panorama Coach - Q1/2017

76PD2005 Edinburgh - Leyland PD2/12 Bus - Q2/2017

76WFA006 Birch Bros - Weymann Fanfare Coach - Q1/2017

N Scale

NAEC014 Southdown - AEC Matador Wrecker - Q2/2017

NIRZ005 Plain White - Scania Irizar PB Coach - Q2/2017

NNR003 London United (LT150/route 9/Silver & red livery) - New Routemaster Bus - Q2/2017

Thursday 29 September
OOC Model Release Dates Update
The Corgi Online store has once again revised the expected release dates for some of the forthcoming models.

The next releases now appear to be the following models. No estimated dates are quoted on the Corgi site, probably indicating their release is imminent. The expected September release of the Coca Cola New Routemaster models OM46615A/B has now been pushed back to November.


OM46616A London General Traditional livery ( Dest'n Liverpool St.) - New Routemaster Bus
OM46616B London General Traditional livery (Dest'n Fulham Broadway) - New Routemaster Bus


OM46712A Lothian Buses (route 43) - Wright Eclipse II Single Deck Bus
OM46712B Lothian Buses (route 21) - Wright Eclipse II Single Deck Bus

Dates for the other outstanding OOC range models are as follows:
November
OM46510A/B Transdev Burnley & Pendle (The Witch Way livery) - Wright Eclipse Gemini II Double Deck Bus
OM46511 Mullany's Buses,Watford (Harry Potter Warner Studio Shuttle Bus) - Wright Eclipse Gemini II Double Deck Bus
OM46615A/B Go-Ahead London General (Coca Cola livery) - New Routemaster Bus

December
OM41913A/B Southdown Motor Services - Leyland PD3 'Queen Mary Open Top Bus
OM46509A/B First Green Line Coaches Ltd - Wright Eclipse Gemini II Double Deck Bus

Wednesday 28 September
Confirmed EFE Releases
The following EFE models have now been released in the UK..

13918 Stagecoach East (United Counties / route 128) - Bristol Lodekka FLF Double Deck Bus
29636 Stagecoach Preston (route 119) - Leyland Olympian Double Deck Bus
Information kindly supplied by


Friday 23 September
Latest TiNY Kit Releases & Four New Kits For 2017
TiNY have announced for new Leyland Leopard bus kits fwhich are scheduled for release during 2017. Reservation are now being accepted for all of these.


TK49 Leyland PSU3 Duple Dominant B53F


TK50 Leyland PSU4 Duple Dominant B47F



TK51B Leyland PSU3 NCME B53F


TK51S Leyland PSU3 NCME B49F 'Southdown'

The latest kit to be released is a 1955 Park Royal single deck bus as used by East Yorkshire Motor Services. The kit TK37E is priced £36 plus P&P.


Following another production run the Bristol SC Bus (kit TK52B) is now available once again for £36 plus P&P.


A full list of all the current & forthcoming kits along with contact details can be found on the TiNY kits page.

Thursday 22 September
Confirmed Oxford Omnibus Range Releases
The following models have now been released to UK retailers.

NUT006 Ribble Motor Services - Guy Arab III Utility Bus (N Scale)


76COM006 South African Airways (SAA/SAL) - Commer Commando Coach

Wednesday 21 September
Confirmed Atlas Editions Release
The thirteenth model in the Atlas Editions Classic Coaches Collection has now been released.
This model is 1/72 scale and appears to be identical to a model previously issued by Atlas Editions in other parts of Europe..

4642 113 Wander Falke - Borgward BO 4000 Coach

Tuesday 20 September
Confirmed Release of Commissioned EFE Model
The following EFE model was produced for the UK Bus Driver of the Year final held in Blackpool earlier this month. The model is a certificated limited edition of just 157 pieces.

34108A Coventry Transport (50th UK Bus Driver of the Year) - AEC RT Double Deck Bus

Tuesday 20 September
Confirmed Bachmann / EFE Release
The following EFE model has now been released to Bachmann Appointed stockists in the UK.

25711 London Transport (route 70 / Bus & Coach Council livery) - Daimler Fleetline DMS 2 Door

Friday 16 September
Next EFE Releases
The following EFE models are scheduled to be released during the week ending 1 October.

13918 Stagecoach East (United Counties / route 128) - Bristol Lodekka FLF Double Deck Bus
29636 Stagecoach Preston (route 119) - Leyland Olympian Double Deck Bus
Information kindly supplied by


Friday 16 September
Upcoming Oxford Omnibus Range Releases
The following models are expected to be released to retailers next week.

NUT006 Ribble Motor Services - Guy Arab III Utility Bus (N Scale)


76COM006 South African Airlines (SAA) - Commer Commando Coach

Friday 16 September
Confirmed B-T Releases
The following B-T models have been released in the UK and should be with retailers next week.

B208A Crosville (HFM 584D / EMG 584 - route N95 Pwllheli) - Bristol MW ECW Bus


B208B Crosville (920 VFM / EMG 421 - route R5 Groeslon Ty Mawr) - Bristol MW ECW Bus


B208C Crosville (244 FFM / EMG 354 - route S35 Barmouth) - Bristol MW ECW Bus

Tuesday 13 September
Confirmed EFE Releases
The following EFE models have now been released in the UK.

16231 Eastern Counties - Bristol LS ECW Coach
25815 Yellow Buses (route W2) - Daimler Fleetline DMS 1 Door
30608 Tynemouth (route 3) - AEC Renown Bus
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Monday 12 September
MiM Kits Return Under A New Name
Mirror Image Models has restarted under the new name of A's Model Bus Kits.
Several of the former MiM kits are once again available and there are plans to release further kits in the future.


    ASM18 MAN Enviro 300 new style bus kit - In Stock                    ASM15 Seddon / Leyland Alexander T Type bus - Due Soon

Kits Available
ASM4 Bedford JJL Midibus
ASM5 Merc 811D Minibus
ASM7 Volvo B10M Alexander Strider bus
ASM8H Volvo B10L Alexander Ultra Horizontal Engine bus
ASM9 Scania Ceatano Levante CT650d tri-axle coach
ASM12 Volvo B10M-55 Northern Counties Paladin bus
ASM18 MAN Enviro 300 new style bus
AMB1 Duple Britannia bus (body only)

Future Releases
ASM3 Iveco Beulas coach
ASM15 Seddon / Leyland Alexander T Type bus
ASM?? Enviro 400 MMC National Express

More details & contact details can be found on www.asmodelsofbolton.co.uk site.
There's also a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/asmodelsbuskits

Monday 12 September & Updated 28th September
Confirmed & Next Corgi OOC Releases
The following model has now been released by Corgi in the UK.
The Corgi Online store states this item is now sold out, stock is still however available from many model retailers.

OM46613 London United RATP Group (route 9) - New Routemaster Bus (Corgi 60th Anniversary packaging)

The latest release update by Corgi indicates the next OOC releases will be the following models, these are expected to be released during the week ending the 22nd October.


OM46615A Arriva London Coca Cola livery ( Dest'n Streatham Hill) - New Routemaster Bus
OM46615B Arriva London Coca Cola livery (Dest'n Oxford Circus) - New Routemaster Bus



OM46712A Lothian Buses (route 43) - Wright Eclipse II Single Deck Bus
OM46712B Lothian Buses (route 21) - Wright Eclipse II Single Deck Bus
Latest release confirmed by


Wednesday 7 September
Confirmed B-T Releases & New Future Model Photographs
B-T Releases
B-T models have now released the following three items in the UK.

DB04 British Railways (WBY 218G / 3BP 1218G B) - Leyland FG Van


L15 British Railways Red & Cream (FT 908 W & XG 0307 E) - Fork Lift Trucks (twin pack)


L16 British Rail Yellow (BR 68030 & FT 904 W) - Fork Lift Trucks (twin pack)

New Model Photographs
In addition to the new picture of DB04 above, images have also been published of the following forthcoming releases.

DB05 Steel Co. of Wales (griders load) - Leyland Octopus 4 Axle Flatbed Lorry


B208A Crosville (HFM 584D / EMG 584 - route N95 Pwllheli) - Bristol MW ECW Bus


B208B Crosville (920 VFM / EMG 421 - route R5 Groeslon Ty Mawr) - Bristol MW ECW Bus


B208C Crosville (244 FFM / EMG 354 - route S35 Barmouth) - Bristol MW ECW Bus


Wednesday 6 September
Sunrise Model Kits Update
George Heaney has supplied an update on his model kits range, details of all the current in stock & planned items along with contact details can be found on the Sunrise Model Kits page.
The twelve new kits below have been announced and are expected to be released in 2016/17, these like the other planned items can all be reserved if you wish to guarantee an example.

Sunrise will also have a new 'Show Suprise' kit availble at the MBF Scotland Show which will be open to the public and MBF members on Sunday 6 November at the Bishopton Community Centre, Greenock Road, Bishopton, PA7 5AU.

Newly Announced Kits That Can Be Reserved

Kit 65 - MCW Metrobus/Alexander RL - Due January 2017


Kit 72 - Leyland/Volvo Olympian/Alexander RH (Edinburgh-style) Due January 2017


Kit 73 - Albion Venturer/Daimler CVG6-Croft - Due 2017


Kit 74 - Alexander T-type - Due 2017


Kit 75A - 1956/65 Alexander rear-entrance highbridge 27 - Due January 2017

Kit 75B - As Kit 75A but 30 - Due 2017


Kit 76A - Albion Nimbus MR9N/Alexander - Due December 2016


Kit 76B - Albion Nimbus MR9L/Alexander - Due January 2017


Kit 77 - Bedford C5Z1/Duple Midland bus - Due 2017


Kit 78A - Bedford VAS/Duple Midland/Willowbrook bus
MacBrayne version with deeper side windows & cove panel windows - Due 2017


Kit 78A - Bedford VAS/Duple Midland/Willowbrook bus
Standard version with normal depth side windows and no cove panel windows - Due 2017

Kit 79 - Show Surprise - to be announced - Available at MBF Scotland Show November 2016

Kits In Stock
Please note stock is limited of all these so please check availability with Sunrise before ordering.

Kit 13 1948/49 Commer Commando/Croft - £38.00


Kit 17 1937/38 GNR Gardner - £38.00


Kit 21 1930/34 Albion Victor PH49 - £35.00


Kit 28 1953 Roe-bodied AEC Regal III - Comprehensive bespoke transfer sets available, please ask - £40.00


Kit 41A Alexander D type bodied Daimler Fleetlines - Choice of alternative front panels will be included in kit as well as basic transfer - £48.00
Kit 41B Alexander AD type bodied Daimler Fleetlines - Choice of alternative front panels will be included in kit as well as basic transfer - £48.00


Kit 52A 1937 Leyland Gnu/Alexander bus - Comprehensive, bespoke transfer sets available, Please Ask - £35.00

Sunday 4 September
LBC Models Announce New Kits
LBC Models have announced ten new kits which are being planned for release in 2017/8.
Production runs of the kits are closely based on pre-orders, so its strongly advised that you use this service if you would like to secure any of the kits below.

A full list of all the previously announced future kits & the current stock items can be found on the LBC Models page along with full contact details and a link to the official LBC site.

TS6T - 1938 Leyland TS6T Short Bros 'Southdown Beachy Head'


PR48E - 1948 Leyland Tiger PS1 Park Royal 'East Kent'


K48L - 1948 Bristol K ECW Lowbridge


PR48E - 1948 Leyland TD7 ECW Lowbridge


LS 51R - 1951 Bristol LS ECW Royal Blue


ROE 65R - 1965 Leyland Atlantean Roe 'Lowhieght'


WIL 10 - 1980 Willowbrook 003 11m Coach'


GOLD 3 - 1982 Duple Goldliner III Coach


OLY 1C - 1984 Leyland Olympian ECW Double Deck Coach


MMC 200 - 2014 Enviro E200 MMC 11.8m


Friday 2 September
Corgi Revise Destination on Forthcoming Green Line Model
Corgi has changed the destination that will be applied to the B version of the forthcoming Green Line Wright Gemini Eclipse II double deck bus model (OM46509B).
It will now be 702 Legoland Windsor rather than the originally announced 15 Tower Hill, the route 15 display related to the vehicles appearance at a special Heritage route running day back in November 2012. The A version remains unchanged & will be 702 London.

Information kindly supplied by


Friday 2 September
Next EFE Releases
The following EFE models are expected to be released during the week ending 17 September

16231 Eastern Counties - Bristol LS ECW Coach
25815 Yellow Buses (route W2) - Daimler Fleetline DMS 1 Door
30608 Tynemouth (route 3) - AEC Renown Bus
Information kindly supplied by


Friday 2 September
Upcoming Sunstar Release
The second of a pair of 1/24th scale Sunstar Routemaster models is expected to be released next week in the UK.

H2919 Stagecoach London RM324 (London Transport route 15) - AEC RM Class Routemaster Bus (1/24th Scale)
Information kindly supplied by


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