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Wednesday 20 June
More 1/43 Scale Hatchette Model Buses
Peter Turland from the Yardley Wood Bus Club been in contact to say he has exclusively secured a very limited quantity of the following Hatchette Partworks (IXO) 1/43rd scale bus & coach models.
These should be in stock in the next couple of weeks and will be priced £15.00 each plus P&P. Further details can be found by visiting the www.ywbc.co.uk/bus site.


BUS027 Neoplan Skyliner NH 22L - Germany 1983


BUS030 Berliet PHL10 "Grand Raid" - France 1966


BUS032 Isobloc 656 DH Panormique - France 1956


BUS033 Bedford Rocket TJ - Pakistan 1980


BUS034 Renault TN6-C2 - France 1934-69


BUS035 Leyland Victory MKII (CMB livery) - Hong Kong / UK 1978-81


BUS036 Brossel A92 DARL - France 1962-68


BUS038 Krupp Titan 080 - Germany 1951


BUS039 Saviem SC10U - France 1965

Three further 1/72 Atlas Partworks European Bus Collection models have also been released by John Ayrey Diecasts recently.


JY-04 Saurer L4C - 1959


JY-18 Fiat 306/4 Interurbano - 1972


JY-22 Reo Speedwagon - 1946

Wednesday 20 June
Latest TiNY Kit Releases
TiNY's has now received stock of its latest resin kit a Yorkshire Traction version of a 1955 Park Royal single deck bus.

Kit TK37Y is in stock now and priced £38 plus P&P.

Please check out the TiNY kits page for contact details if you wish to order or reserve one of the above kits. The page also contains details of all current stock items and future planned kits.

Monday 18 June & Updated 20 June
Another Corgi OOC Model Release Pushed Back
Corgi has updated the expected release dates for another of the OOC models from the Jan-Jun 18 catalogue, this model was originally expected in May.


OM46515A Brighton & Hove (Pride in our City livery / route 29 Tunbridge Wells) - Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 Double Deck Bus - Now expected Oct 18
OM46515B Brighton & Hove (Pride in our City livery / route 21 Brighton Marina & Queens Park) - Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 Double Deck Bus - Now expected Oct 18

The July-December 2018 catalogue models are expected to be revealed later this month, Corgi still hasn't announced the exact date however.

Update 20 June
Corgi will publish details of the new models in the July-December 2018 on Monday 25 June via their www.corgi.co.uk site.

Friday 15 June
Confirmed Oxford Diecast Omnibus Range Releases
The following Omnibus range models has now been released to UK retailers.


NNR005 Stagecoach London (route 15/Propercorn all over livery) - New Routemaster Bus (N Scale)


76COM007 Skyways of London - Commer Commando Coach (1/76 Scale)

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Friday 15 June
Confirmed Northcord Model Release in UK
The following model has now been released to UK model retailers.


UKBUS6503 Stagecoach London - ADL Enviro400 MMC Double Deck Bus


Tuesday 12 June
Latest & Next TiNY Kit Releases
TiNY's latest resin kit release is a lowbridge Orion bodied AEC Regent V double deck bus. The kit has an option for both with open & enclosed platforms.

Kit TK62A is in stock now and priced £40 plus P&P.

The next kit due in July will be the Yorkshire Traction version of the 1955 Park Royal single deck (TK37Y). Reservation for this kit are now being accepted.


Please check out the TiNY kits page for contact details if you wish to order or reserve one of the above kits. The page also contains details of all current stock items and future planned kits.

Friday 8 June & Updated 12 June
Oxford Diecast Announce New Models From Jun to Sep 18 Catalogue
Tonight on the Oxford Diecast Collectors Facebook Group Eloise & Taff from the model company have been giving an early preview of many of the new models that feature in the Jun to Sep 2018 catalogue which is due to be announced to the model trade tomorrow (9th June).

Below is a summary of the PCV related models that are among those announced tonight.

Update 9th June
Details at all the other new models can now be found on the Oxford Diecast website.

Update 12th June
Oxford Diecast have now uploaded a PDF version of the new Jun-Sept 2018 catalogue to their website.

Latest Oxford Diecast Catalogue


1/76 Scale

76DC001 Southdown - Duple Commander Mk II Coach - New Tooling Due Q2/2019
A photograph of one of the Southdown Duple Commander II coaches can be viewed on Flickr.


76FDE016 London Fire Brigade (Green) - Ford 400E Minibus - Due Q4/2018


76FRE005 London Underground "Emergency Incident Vehicle" (7429LR) - Land Rover Freelander - Due Q4/2018 (Oxford are aware of the door wording error on the artwork image)


76FTC010 Tube Lines (6144F) - Ford Transit Connect Van - Due Q4/2018


76LAN2018 Southdown (L13) - Land Rover Series II LWB Canvas - Due Q3/2018


76LRT009 Alexander Bluebird - Leyland Royal Tiger Alexander Bluebird - Due Q4/2018


76OWB014 Isle of Man Road Services - Bedford OWB Utility Bus - Due Q4/2018


76PD2007 Barton - Leyland Titan D2/12 Double Deck Bus - Due Q4/2018

N Scale

NLRT004 Maidstone & District - Leyland Royal Tiger Coach - Due Q4/2018


NMW6001 Royal Blue - Bristol MW6G ECW Coach - New Tooling Due Q4/2018


NNR007 First West Yorkshire (route 503 Huddersfield) - New Routemaster Bus - Due Q4/2018


NWFA002 Grey Cars - Weymann Fanfare AEC Coach - Due Q4/2018

Tuesday 5 June
Corgi OOC Releases Pushed Back
Corgi has updated the expected release dates of the following OOC range models from this month to September.


OM43917A Burton Corporation (route 6 Anglesey Road) - Guy Arab II Utility Double Deck Bus - Expected Sept 18
OM43917B Burton Corporation (route 6 Calais Road) - Guy Arab II Utility Double Deck Bus - Expected Sept 18


OM40821A Wilts & Dorset (route 38A Bournemouth) - Bristol FS6B Double Deck Bus - Expected Sept 18
OM40821B Wilts & Dorset (route 38A Salisbury) - Bristol FS6B Double Deck Bus - Expected Sept 18

The Brighton & Hove Volvo B9TL Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 models in Pride in the City livery (OM46515A/B) are still being shown as expected in May on the Corgi.co.uk site.

Friday 1 June
Confirmed Northcord Model Release
Northcord's UK distributer John Ayrey Diecast has now received stock of the second Northcord ADL Enviro400 MMC model and these models should be UK model retailers very shortly.

UKBUS6502 National Express West Midlands (route 50) - ADL Enviro400 MMC Double Deck Bus
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Friday 01 June
Oxford Models Coverage Extended
As you may have noticed already the navigation buttons have been slightly amended to better indicate their relationship to the various model ranges covered in each of the Zone sections.

A larger change is the addition of a dedicated Zone hub for the Oxford Diecast models, the coverage of this range has also been extended with additional new pages for all the N scale bus models & sets.

I've also put in a new section covering non PCV related models operated by bus operators & other passenger PCV type vehicles that have been released by Oxford such as minibuses.
I have no plans to add any further model pages for the rest of the non PCV type models released by Oxford Diecast!
Oxford Models Index

I plan to add details of 1/43rd scale bus related items next and in time hope to cover the 1/76th scale Routemasters, AEC Regent & B type bus models.

Hopefully these changes will make it easier to find the Oxford models.
The Oxford Zone hub can be accessed either from the button bar on the left or via the domain www.oxzone.co.uk.

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