Modelbus Zone - The Model Commissioners Index
The Model Commissioners
The models on this page can also be viewed sorted by their catalogue number
EFE 22801DL London Transport Museum Roof Box RT
EFE 22801DL - LT Museum RTL

The Model Commissioners

There have been a wide variety of commissioners who have issued a single or multiplecommissioned models since the inception of the OO scale diecast buses by EFE in 1989. Code 2 models have been part of the EFE range since it's birth with several early RT examples such as the RT50 and Star Group models being released in August 1989 alongside the first general release code 1 models.

Commissioned models have been used as commemorative items for various events including open days and bus rallies, some commissioners have also produced limited edition models on an annual basis, while others have released gift sets.
The biggest commissioner of models has been the London Transport Museum who since 1993 have produced a series of exclusive gift sets for general sell through the museum shops, a number of individual models have also been produced mainly for open days and special events linked to the museum. The list now runs to well over 80 individual models!
Model Collector Magazine has also been a large commissioner producing several gift sets and individual models which have been available as reader's offers through the magazine.

As can be seen from the list below London Transport related models are by far and away the most popular operator chosen by commissioners, Southdown does come second but it's along way behind, this trend shows no sign of changing.

Most of the models in the list below are code 2 however I've included a number of code 3 models, these have be chosen either because there have been several releases from the same source, or the commissioner has also released code 2 models.

Also included below are all code 1 models produced by both EFE and Corgi and offered exclusively to members of their Subscription service & Collectors Club, these have been included here because of their restrictive style of release. Also included are the code 1 models associated with the annual Showbus Rally which EFE have sponsored betweeen 1995 & 2010.

This index lists the commissioners in alphabetical order, with the models listed in order of release. To make finding models easier some have been included under more than one commissioner, most notably this occurs with the EFE Subscriber releases.

Use the following link to view an outline definition of the code classification system used on this site.

Holding the pointer over the model manufacturer logos will display a small thumbnail picture clicking the logo will display a larger version of the thumbnail picture in an overlay box, to close the box click outside it or press the X key.
Click the catalogue numbers to view full details and pictures of the model. To return to this page click the 'commissioner' link shown in the Notes field.

To return to your previous location on this page click the 'Code' link shown in the Range field on each model page.
You can also view a list of other releases related to the same commissioner by following the link shown in the Notes field on the model pages.


View Commissioned Models Indexed by Catalogue Number
Britbus DL001 - LT Museum Aldershot & District Dennis Loline
Britbus DL001A - LT Museum Dennis Loline
99916 Model Collector Magazine Aldershot & District Traction Co Set
99916 - Model Collector Magazine Set
    Aldershot & District Traction Co
Model Commissioners Index
Aland Post Office
Album
Aldershot & District Interest Group
Allan Green Wholesale
Allsorts
Amersham & District Running Days
Arriva London / Heritage Fleet
Aston Manor Transpor Museum
Austrian Airlines
Austrian Alpine Club
Bachmann Collectors Club
Beatties Model Shops
Big Bus Company
Blackwater Preservation Group
Bournemouth Transport
Brian Collins Enterprises
Britbus
British Airways
Bromley Pageant of Motoring
Bus Fan World
Buspak
Bus Stop Models
Chris Brierley Models
Citybus Hong Kong
Classic Bus Heritage Trust
Classic Buses Magazine
Coach Displays Ltd
Cobham Bus Museum
Corgi
Country Bus Rallies
Dave Rodgers
Die-cast Model Collector Magazine
Downs Classic Models
East Lancashire Coachbuilders
East Yorkshire Motor Services
EFE Collectos Club
EFE Subscribers Service
The Fence Club
Derek Farrelly & Adrian Lemon
First Aberdeen
First Group
First Manchester
Fisherman's Friend
Flyde Tramway Society
Grampian Transport Model Section
H & I Supplies
Harburn Hobbies
Hong Kong Transport Society
House of Windsor Department Store
Ian Allan Publishing
Icelandic Post
IDIS Pharmaceuticals
John Ayrey Diecasts
Key Publishing
Kowloon Motor Bus
Ledger Travel
Littlehampton Bus Rally
Littlewoods Home Shopping
Lodges Coaches
London Bus Museum
London Bus Preservation Trust
London Bus Repaints & Transfers
London Transport Museum
London School of Theology
London Toy & Model Club
London Omnibus Traction Society (LOTS)
Louis Dreyfus
Maidstone & District/East Kent Bus Rally
Mainline
Manchester Transport Museum
Model & Collector Mart Magazine
Model Bus Federation
Model Collector Magazine
Modelzone
National Garden Festival
National Trust
New World First Bus
North Weald Bus Rally
North West Museum of Transport
Octo Models
Only Fools & Horses Fan Site
Omnibus Society
Optare
Past Times
Pearsons Department Store
Pennine Rally
Private Commissions
PSV Circle
Ramsey's British Diecast Model Guide
Ramblers Association/Holidays
Roger Bailey & Family
Road Runner Models
Routemaster 40th Anniversary Rally
Routemaster Heritage Trust
Routemaster Association
Royal Mail Post Office
Samuel Ledgard Society
Scotmodel
Scottish Vintage Bus Museum
Severn Valley Railway
Showbus Rally
Southbank Centre
Southsea Spectacular Rally
Stagecoach in Devon
Stagecoach East London/London
Stagecoach East Kent
Star Group
St Albans Garage
Stretton Models
Sutton United Football Club
Tim Draper's Golden Holidays
Transmac
Transport for London
Trax Trux, Australia
Trowbridge Tigers Footbal Club
TTC Diecasts
Vectis Models
UK Bus Driver of the Year
Wilts & Dorset
Warminster Running Day
Wicor Models
Worthing Bus Rally
Xelabus Limited
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Aland Post Office
ALBUM Conference
(Association of Local Bus Company Managers)
Aldershot & District Bus Interest Group
Allan Green Wholesale
3
Allsorts
3
3
3
3
3
Amersham & District Running Days
(Code 3 Models produced by L.B.R.T.)
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Arriva London / Arriva Heritage Fleet
(First four models arranged by the London's Transport Museum)
Aston Manor Transport Museum
Austrian Airlines
Austrian Alpine Club (See Ramblers Holidays)
Beatties Toy & Model Shops
Bachmann Collectors Club
The Big Bus Company
Blackwater Preservation Group
Bournemouth Transport
Brian Collins Enterprises
Britbus
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
British Airways (for Airport Shops)
Bromley Pageant of Motoring
Bus Fan World
BusPak
Bus Stop Models (Code 3 models produced by L.B.R.T.)
3
3
3
3
3
Chris Brierley Models for Ribble Enthusiasts Club
Citybus, Hong Kong
1
1
1
1
Classic Bus Heritage Trust
Classic Bus Magazine (Published by Ian Allan before 1996)
Coach Displays Ltd
Corgi
(Collector Club Models & Special Releases)
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Country Bus Rallies
(Code 3 models produced by L.B.R.T.)
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
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3
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3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Dave Rodgers
Diecast Model Collector Magazine
Downs Classic Models (Code 3 Models Produced by L.B.R.T.)
3
3
3
3
East Lancashire Coachbuilders
East Yorkshire Motor Services
EFE Collectors Club
3
3
EFE Subscribers Service
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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1
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1
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1
1
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1
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1
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1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
The Fence Club
Derek Farrelly & Adrian Lemon
Finnish Posti Postal Service
First Aberdeen
First Group
First Manchester
(Lofthouse's) Fisherman's Friend
Flyde Tramways Society
Grampian Tramsport Model Section
H & I Supplies
Harburn Hobbies Model Shop
Hong Kong Transport Society
EFE models also available via the
EFE Subscribers Service
1
1
1
1
House of Windsor Department Stores, USA
Ian Allan Publishing ('Buses' Magazines)
See also
Key Publishing
Icelandic Post Service
IDIS Pharmaceuticals
I.A.P.H. Harbours & Ports, USA
John Ayrey Diecasts Ltd
Key Publishing
See also available
Ian Allan Publishing
Kowloon Motor Bus, Hong Kong)
Also available via the
EFE Subscribers Service
1
1
Ledger Travel
Littlehampton Bus Rally
3
3
Littlewoods Home Shopping Catalogue
1
1
1
J.W. Lodge & Sons Coaches, High Easter
London Bus Preservation Trust (Cobham/London Bus Museum)
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
London Bus Repaints & Transfers (L.B.R.T.)
3
3
3
3
3
3
London's Transport Museum / London Transport Museum
London School of Theology
London Toy & Model Club
LOTS (London Omnibus Traction Society)
Louis Dreyfus, Germany
Maidstone & District/East Kent Bus Rally, Detling
commissioned by Julian Bowden (Modelbuses)
Mainline Group
1
Manchester Transport Museum
Model & Collector Mart Magazine
Model Bus Federation
3
3
Model Collector Magazine
Modelzone Model Shop Chain
National Garden Festival
National Trust
New World First Bus, Hong Kong (and also available from the EFE Subscribers Service)
1
North Weald Bus Rally (Arranged by London Bus Retail)
3
1
3
1
1
1
1
North West Museum of Transport
Octo Models
Only Fools & Horses Fan Site
Omnibus Society
Optare
Past Times
Pearsons Department Store
Pennine Rally
Private Commissions
PSV Circle
Ramblers Association / Holidays
3
3
3
3
3
Ramsey's British Diecast Model Guide
Roger Bailey & Family
Roadrunner Models
Routemaster 40th Anniversary Rally
Routemaster Heritage Trust
3
3
3
3
3
Routemaster Association
Royal Mail Post Office
Samuel Ledgard Society
Scotmodel
Scottish Vintage Bus Museum
Britbus & CMNL models commissioned by Susan Cameron
Severn Valley Railway
Showbus Rally Duxford
Models released at the event or carrying advertisements for the rally (SB suffix)
EFE Sponsored the Rally Sponsored by EFE between 1995 & 2010, and by TTC Diecast from 2011.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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1
1
1
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1
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1
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
3
Solent Blueline
Southbank Centre (Probably arranged by London Transport Museum)
Southsea Spectacular Rally (Arranged by London Bus Retail)
Stagecoach in Devon
Stagecoach East Kent
Stagecoach London / East London Bus & Coach
Stagecoach West Scotland
Star Group
St Albans Garage
(
See Allsorts)
Stretton Models
Sutton United Football Club
3
Tim Draper's Golden Holidays
Tranmac Macau (and via the EFE Subscribers Service)
1
Transport for London
Trax Trux Range Australia (and via the EFE Subscription Service)
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Trowbridge Tigers AFC (produced by Allsorts)
3
TTC Diecasts
Vectis Models
UK Bus Driver of the Year
Western Greyhound
Wilts & Dorset
Warminster Running Day (Produced by L.B.R.T.)
3
3
3
Wicor Models (for Bognor Regis Town FC)
Worthing Bus Rally (Produced by L.B.R.T.)
3
3
Xelabus Limited