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Tuesday 28 June
New Kit Announced By Model Bus Scotland
Model Bus Scotland has announced their next new kit will be a Volvo B7L with Wrightbus Metro body. It is expected to be released in September and pre-orders are now being accepted for the initial run of the kit.
The price is £46.00 plus £5.00 postage, free postage is available to members of the Model Bus Scotland Facebook Group.

KIT 012 Volvo B7L Wrightbus Metro Single Deck Bus Kit - Pre-order Now, Expected Release September 2022

For further details regarding orders, please see the Model Bus Scotland page.

Monday 27 June
TINY Models Announce UK 1:110th Scale Bus Model
Tiny Models have announced a UK version of a London Transport Daimler Fleetline DMS bus model. It will be produced in the somewhat unusual 1:110th scale which although popular in Hong Kong hasn't been scale used that often for UK bus models.

UK64001 London Transport DMS1052 (GHV 52N) Route 154 Sutton Garage - Daimler Fleetline DMS Double Deck Bus (1:110th Scale) - Expected release date: TBA
According to wholesaler John Ayrey Diecasts the model will have a UK RRP £24.99. Tiny's Hong Kong bus & other models on various scales are also now being imported into the UK by >John Ayrey Diecast and should thus be more widely available through various UK model retailers.

Monday 27 June
Revell 1:24th Scale Platinum Routemaster Kit Released
The enhanced version of Revell's 1I24th scale plastic Routemaster Bus kit has now arrived in the UK. The new version of the kit which Revell describes as a limited edition includes a number of additional photo-etched metal parts, the kit (07720) has a UK RRP of £145.99, the original version (07651) has also been re-run and has a lower RRP of £72.99.

07651 London Routemaster Bus (Re-issued) - 1:24th scale plastic kit

07720 London Routemaster Bus (New) - 1:24th scale plastic kit with additional photo-etched parts

Thursday 16 June
Corgi OOC Model Release
Corgi are flagging the Arriva London New Routemaster in London Transport Country Area green livery (OM46634) as now in stock on their online store. The model depicts LT2 (LTZ 1002) on route 38 bound for Victoria.
This model is currently exclusive to the Corgi online store and will not supplied to other model retailers. The price is £46.99 with free UK shipping.

OM46634 Arriva London (London Transport Country Area livery) - New Routemaster - Corgi Online Store exclusive item

Tuesday 14 June
Rapido Trains Announce 9 Liveries For New Bedford OB Coach Model
Rapido Trains UK has announced nine further liveries for its forthcoming new tooling of the Bedford OB Duple Vista coach, these are in addition to already announced Pearce & Crump version which is being produced as part of a range of train models related to the Titfield Thunderbolt film.

The Bedford OB models have poseable front wheels, rubber tyres, an option of 8 inch of 7 inch headlamps, choice of rear lights and driving mirrors. The models will also have a working sliding roof. Two different versions are being produced, either with or without quarter light windows.
Unlike the previous double deck bus models the Bedofrd OB will not have working lights.
The model id now at the tooling stage and pre-orders are now open for the ten models below, either direct from Rapido Trains or various model stockists. Further details can be found of the Rapido Trains UK site.
The models UK RRP is £44.95.

920001: GAM 338, Pearce & Crump (featured in the Titfield Thunderbolt film)

920002: LKM 55 , East Kent Road Car Co

920003: HOD 75 , Western National Omnibus Co

920004: LTA 750, Royal Blue Coach Services

920005: EDL 638, Southern Vectis (dark green)

920006: GW S468, Edinburgh Corporation

920007: FWO 615, British Railways (crimson/cream)

920008: HAA 874, Hants & Sussex

920009: FWW 596, West Yorkshire Road Car

920010: LRO 296, The Mountain Goat

Models 920003/4 & 9 have quarter light windows.

If the first ten liveries above sale well Rapido have already have plans to produce a second run of further operator liveries.

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Friday 10 June & updated 11 June
Model Bus Scotland's Temsa Avenue Kit Available Again.
Model Bus Scotland's Temsa Avenue resin kit will be available again at the end of this month following a re-run.
Pre-orders are being accepted for the kit, please visit the Model Bus Scotland page for further contact details.

Kit010 Temsa Avenue

Update Saturday 11 June
The following new kit is expected to be released towards the end of July.

Kit011 Volvo B10M Alexander PS (as operated by First Glasgow)

Both kits are £46.00 each plus £5.00 UK shipping.

Friday 10 June
Northcord Models Press Release for UKBUS6525 First Glasgow
The following press release has been issued by Northcord Models today.

Date: 10th June 2022
ADL Enviro400 MMC
ukbus 6525 First Glasgow

Following the significant success in launching the brand new casting of the Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMC model in the liveries of National Express West Midlands, Stagecoach in Oxfordshire, Bluestar, Stagecoach West Scotland, Southern Vectis, Stagecoach South, Ensign Bus, Xplore Dundee and Stagecoach North West, Northcord Model Company is now releasing the fourteenth livery on the 10.9 metre long, single-door casting – ukbus 6525 in the livery of First Glasgow.

ukbus 6525 represents fleet number 33393 (SK19 EOD) that was new to First Glasgow in early 2019. 33393 carries a full and colourfully branded livery for route 77, heading to Glasgow Airport. Such unique feature, and the special, comprehensive livery and branding are 100% reproduced onto the ukbus 6525 models.

The stand-out features of the branding are : “from every 10 mins” and “free WiFi” at the front; the big “77” on both sides and rear, along with key locations served “City Centre, Partick, QEU Hospital, Braehead, Renfrew, Glasgow Airport” on the nearside; “Frequent service to / from city centre from every 10 minutes”, “Pay contactless”, “Your best route to ... QEU Hospital – Braehead – Airport” on the rear.

Further additional details carried by the model include the luggage rack in the lower saloon, and the special sunlight protection shads on the top of both windscreens.

The Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMC ukbus 6525 is a one-piece casting whose clean lines accentuate the square, gasket-mounted windows and the livery application on which all logos and lettering are clearly legible. Another main feature on the ukbus 6525 model is its single tree protector at the front. The front dome on the model is significant, with curved windscreens on both upper deck and lower deck.

Northcord Model Company is also creating new design standards within the interior of both saloons. These features, inside the compartments, will represent the real, outstanding layout of the Enviro400 MMC, such as the extensive portrayal of handrails on upper deck and lower deck, etc.

The brand new Enviro400 MMC bus models will be distributed by John Ayrey Die-Casts Limited (UK), Porte Publishing Company (Japan), 80M Bus Model Shop and Concorde Hobby Shop (HK) respectively. The ukbus 6525 model is limited to 1008 pieces worldwide.

Thursday 9 June
Omnidekka Models Announces Wright Streetdeck Model
Omnidekka Models has announced the first Wright Streetdeck model which will be based on SK17HJA (825) and carry the Brighton & Hove Standard Livery.

Pre-ordering is now open for these models which are due for release around March/April 2023. They will come with a limited card and a designed box.

1000 are going to be made and will be split between the following pair of routes.

Prices will be £47 for 1 or £92 for both routes plus your postage option.
Please pre-order at, Ace Model Buses and myself will be the only ones selling these models.

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