Thursday, 25 December 2014

EFE Bachmann Exclusive: 28823 London Transport Golden Jubilee Bus

We have been asked by Bachmann Europe Plc to produce a new exclusive model, which will be available solely from Bachmann Stockists. 


In 1983 London Transport celebrated its Golden Jubilee, in March of that year they took delivery of a brand new Titan, T747 (OHV 747Y). At first glance T747 appeared to be more of a celebration of Leyland rather than London Transport, decorated as it was with Leyland oriented branding adorning its gold livery with white and yellow trim.
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In 1983 London Transport celebrated its Golden Jubilee, in March of that year they took delivery of a brand new Titan, T747 (OHV 747Y). At first glance T747 appeared to be more of a celebration of Leyland rather than London Transport, decorated as it was with Leyland oriented branding adorning its gold livery with white and yellow trim.


28823 - Leyland Titan -  London Transport Golden Jubilee Bus  Our model depicts T747 in its Jubilee livery whilst carrying its temporary T1983 fleet number, operating out of the Camberwell garage and working route 188 to Greenwich Maritime museum.
For the 50th anniversary it received a commemorative fleet number T1983, an optimistic fleet number as orders for Titans did not continue further than 1125. As London Transport's Jubilee programme of open days got under way, T747 was allocated to a variety of routes in and around the south-east of London.

28823 - Leyland Titan -  London Transport Golden Jubilee Bus  Our model depicts T747 in its Jubilee livery whilst carrying its temporary T1983 fleet number, operating out of the Camberwell garage and working route 188 to Greenwich Maritime museum.

28823 - Leyland Titan -  London Transport Golden Jubilee Bus
 Our model depicts T747 in its Jubilee livery whilst carrying its temporary T1983 fleet number, operating out of the Camberwell garage and working route 188 to Greenwich Maritime museum.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

EFE Upcoming Releases - December 2014

Exclusive First Editions are pleased to be able to publish the latest pre-production shots of our upcoming releases for December 2014.

EFE PRE-PRO SAMPLE 29012 - GM Standard Fleetline - Grey Green Registration number GDB 162N, fleet number 496. Works route 179 to Barking. Scheduled for a February release
29012 - GM Standard Fleetline - Grey Green
Registration number GDB 162N, fleet number 496. Works route 179 to Barking.
Scheduled for a February release 

EFE PRE-PRO SAMPLE 17311 - Leyland National MkI Long 1 Door - Green Line N.B.C. Registration number NPD 141L, fleet number LNC 41. Works route 387 to Aldbury. Scheduled for a February release
17311 - Leyland National MkI Long 1 Door - Green Line N.B.C.
Registration number NPD 141L, fleet number LNC 41. Works route 387 to Aldbury. Scheduled for a February release 

EFE PRE-PRO SAMPLE 18013 - Daimler MCW Fleetline - Birmingham City Transport Registration number 270 GON, fleet number 3270. Works route 58 to Sheldon via Coventry Road. Scheduled for a January release
18013 - Daimler MCW Fleetline - Birmingham City Transport
Registration number 270 GON, fleet number 3270. Works route 58 to Sheldon via Coventry Road.
Scheduled for a January release 

EFE PRE-PRO SAMPLE 28909 - GM Standard Atlantean - Yorkshire Rider Leeds Registration number UNA 781S, fleet number 6419. Works route 44A to Pudsey. Scheduled for a February release
28909 - GM Standard Atlantean - Yorkshire Rider Leeds
Registration number UNA 781S, fleet number 6419. Works route 44A to Pudsey.
Scheduled for a February release 
EFE PRE-PRO SAMPLE  17510 - Leyland National MkII Long 1 Door - Kelvin Cumbernauld Buses Registration number AST 156W, fleet number 1256. Works route X37 to Bo‘ness, Cumbernauld & Falkirk. Scheduled for a January release

 17510 - Leyland National MkII Long 1 Door - Kelvin Cumbernauld Buses
Registration number AST 156W, fleet number 1256. Works route X37 to Bo‘ness, Cumbernauld & Falkirk.
Scheduled for a January release
EFE PRE-PRO SAMPLE 34003 - AEC 2RT2 Bus - London Transport Registration number FXT 200, fleet number RT 25. Works route 28 to Wandsworth Bridge. Scheduled for a February release

34003 - AEC 2RT2 Bus - London Transport
Registration number FXT 200, fleet number RT 25. Works route 28 to Wandsworth Bridge. Scheduled for a February release

EFE PRE-PRO SAMPLE 38117 - Bristol VRT - Midland General Registration number BNU 680G, fleet number 316. Works route B1 to Ripley. Scheduled for a January release
38117 - Bristol VRT - Midland General
Registration number BNU 680G, fleet number 316. Works route B1 to Ripley.
Scheduled for a January release

EFE PRE-PRO SAMPLE 29632 - Leyland Olympian - Northumbria  Registration number C616 ANW, fleet number 313. Works route X26 to Blyth.  Scheduled For a February release

29632 - Leyland Olympian - Northumbria 
Registration number C616 ANW, fleet number 313. Works route X26 to Blyth. 
Scheduled For a February release

Monday, 22 December 2014

Update: 23805 - Alexander Atlantean - Glasgow P.T.E.

We are pleased to be able to announce that our long awaited Alexander Atlantean in Glasgow P.T.E. livery has now left Hong Kong and is currently being put aboard a ship which is scheduled to be with us in early February. We apologise to all of those of you who have been patiently awaiting this models arrival, thankfully your wait will soon be over.
Update: 23805 - Alexander Atlantean - Glasgow P.T.E. EXCLUSIVE FIRST EDITIONSEFE 23805 - Alexander Atlantean - Glasgow P.T.E.  With a strong demand for Scottish buses this Atlantean in Greter Glasgow livery should certainly be popular and will make an attractive compliment our previously released Greater Glasgow Leyland National. Registration number SGD 643, fleet number LA 65. Operating route 58 to Dalmuir West.
23805 - Alexander Atlantean - Glasgow P.T.E. 
With a strong demand for Scottish buses this Atlantean in Greter Glasgow livery should certainly be popular and will make an attractive compliment our previously released Greater Glasgow Leyland National. Registration number SGD 643, fleet number LA 65. Operating route 58 to Dalmuir West.
Scheduled For a February Release

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

EFE In the Shops - December 2014

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists from this week!

EFE 14902 - Leyland National MkII Short - Ribble N.B.C.  Our Ribble enthusiasts will be please to see a new addition to our range with this MKII Leyland National in NBC colours which will compliment our previously released Leyland Olympian. Registered JCK 849W, fleet number 849, it is shown working on route 646 to Penrith. RRP £32.50



14902 - Leyland National MkII Short - Ribble N.B.C. 
Our Ribble enthusiasts will be please to see a new addition to our range with this MKII Leyland National in NBC colours which will compliment our previously released Leyland Olympian. Registered JCK 849W, fleet number 849, it is shown working on route 646 to Penrith. RRP £32.50

18015 - Daimler Fleetline - Nottingham City Transport
This Park Royal bodied Daimler Fleetline looks elegant in its Nottingham City Transport livery. Shown carrying side adverts for local brewer Home Ales our model is registered 49 NAU, fleet number 49, which operates on route 40 to Wilford Road. RRP £32.50



27317 - Leyland TD1 - Cork City Services
The splendid livery of Cork City Services is again depicted in the classic TD1 form. Registered PI 6049, fleet number 800 it is shown working on a city service to Dillons Cross. RRP £32.50





14410 - Leyland National Short 1 Door - Greater Glasgow P.T.E.
The second of our models to carry the white, yellow and green of Greater Glasgow P.T.E. makes a fine addition to the fleet. Registered GGE 156T, fleet number LN 1 operates route 69 to Hillpark. RRP £32.50


30715 - AEC Renown - North Western
North Western were so impressed with AEC Renown's that they placed a large order for them, our model depicts one such vehicle. Registered VDB 973, fleet number 973, decorated with iconic Dulux advertising and working route 55 to Stockport.  RRP £32.50



36709 - SLF Dart Series 2 One Door - First Southampton
The first of our models to feature the new First corporate livery, shows First Southampton’s SLF Dart looking ultramodern. Registered R426 WPX, fleet number 42526 works route 8 to the City Centre via Hedge End Superstore. RRP £32.50

Thursday, 27 November 2014

EFE Commission - 33103D Arriva London Lord Mayors Show 2014

The Lord Mayor’s Show took place on Saturday 8th Nov, it was the 799th such show, which introduces the new Mayor of London to the City, and this year Arriva London entered an iconic open top Routemaster in the parade to celebrate the day, and their support for charities through the Payroll Giving scheme.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST EDITIONS 33103D ARRIVA LONDON LORD MAYORS SHOW 2014

To mark Arriva London's entry in the 2014 Lord Mayor's Show, in support of payroll giving, Arriva London's Heritage Fleet have commissioned EFE to produce a limited edition 1:76 scale replica of their Routemaster RMC 1464.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST EDITIONS 33103D ARRIVA LONDON LORD MAYORS SHOW 2014EXCLUSIVE FIRST EDITIONS 33103D ARRIVA LONDON LORD MAYORS SHOW 2014
33103D - RMC Routemaster - Arriva Heritage Lord Mayors Show 2014
Our model is registered 464 CLT, fleet numbered RMC 1464, show operating on route 76 to Waterloo and carries advertising banners showing Arriva London employees who are supporting their favourite charities through the Payroll Giving Scheme.

This model is limited to 200 pieces and is available for £29.99 each exclusively from the Arriva Shop

Monday, 24 November 2014

EFE In The Shops - November 2014

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists from this week!

EXCLUSIVE FIRST EDITIONS 20649 PLAXTON POINTER DART ARRIVA SOUTH LONDON
20649 - Plaxton Pointer Dart - Arriva South London
With most of the step entranced Pointer Darts being decorated in the more familiar red & cream “cow horn” livery Arriva South London’s LDR 5 would have been a more unusual sighting. Registration number N675 GUM works route 130 to West Croydon Bus Station via Addington & Gravel Hill. RRP £32.50

EXCLUSIVE FIRST EDITIONS 31708 RMC ROUTEMASTER GREEN LINE
31708 - RMC Routemaster Coach - Green Line
Depicted on the return journey from London Victoria Coach Station, Greenline’s RMC Routemaster works the popular route 719 to Hemel Hempstead. Registration number 500 CLT, fleet number RMC 1500 operated from Garston Bus Garage. RRP £32.50

EXCLUSIVE FIRST EDITIONS 36204 RMA ROUTEMASTER BEA
36204 - RMA Routemaster Coach & Trailer - B.E.A. Sovereign Holidays
With adverts selling holidays with Sovereign to Cyprus for £91 this B.E.A. front entranced Routemaster Coach Registered KJG 623D towing its trailer sets a very nostalgic scene. Comfortably booked onto a flight the aircraft would have to wait for your arrival, wouldn’t it be a lovely way to start your holiday these days. RRP £32.50

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Bachmann Exclusive: 31306 - Daimler B20 - London Driver Training Bus

We have been asked by Bachmann Europe Plc to produce another exclusive model, which will be available solely from Bachmann Stockists. 

Driver training vehicles have long been a feature of daily operations for bus companies all over the UK. The need to recruit and instruct new drivers is constant. Suitable vehicles were not always available, as to take a bus from revenue earning service to utilise as a trainer is not ideal. Instead, it has become common practice to use vehicles that have ended their service with the passenger carrying fleets and yet are still in good enough running order to fulfil a vital duty.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST EDITIONS Bachmann Exclusive: 31306 - Daimler B20 - London Driver Training Bus
EXCLUSIVE FIRST EDITIONS Bachmann Exclusive: 31306 - Daimler B20 - London Driver Training Bus
31306 - Daimler Fleetline B20 - London General Driver Training Bus
Our model depicts a very typical London Driver Training bus in the form of DMS 2422, registered OJD 422R decorated with prototypical markings and company advertising. Most bus garages will have at least one such dedicated vehicle, making this fine EFE model an ideal addition to any collection. 

This model is priced £32.75 and is available to pre-order now!

Monday, 17 November 2014

Upcoming Releases - November 2014

Exclusive First Editions are pleased to be able to publish the latest pre-production shots of our upcoming releases for November 2014.

18015 - Daimler Fleetline - Nottingham City Transport EXCLUSIVE FIRST EDITIONS
18015 - Park Royal Daimler Fleetline - Nottingham City Transport
Registration number 49 NAU, fleet number 49. Works route 40 Wilford Road.
Scheduled for a December release

27317 - Leyland TD1 - Cork City Services Exclusive First Editions

27317 - Leyland TD1 - Cork City Services
 Registration number PL 6049, fleet number 800. En route to Dillons Cross.
Scheduled for a December release

27704 - AEC STL Bus (No Roof Box) - London Transport Exclusive First Editions

 27704 - AEC STL Bus (No Roof Box) - London Transport
Registration number CXX 315, fleet number STL 1605. route 314 to Hemel Hempstead. 
Scheduled for a January release

Exclusive First Editions  30715 - AEC Renown - North Western
 30715 - AEC Renown - North Western
 Registration number VDB 973, fleet number 973. Works route 55 to Stockport.
Scheduled for a December release

Exclusive First Editions 38302 - Alexander Y Type Bus - Lincolnshire Road Car


38302 - Alexander Y Type Bus - Lincolnshire Road Car
Registration number OGM 625M, fleet number 1463. Works route 69 to North Scarle. Scheduled for a January release

Exclusive First Editions 38116 - Bristol VRT 2 -  Crosville N.B.C.
38116 - Bristol VRT 2 -  Crosville N.B.C.
Registration number NCK 981K, fleet number DVG 571. Works route R11 to Pwllheli.
Scheduled for a January release

Thursday, 13 November 2014

In The Shops - November 2014

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists from this week!

32308 - Bristol RELH Coach - West Yorkshire
Regarded at the time by many as the height of luxury, the Bristol RELH Coach makes a very attractive model in the livery of West Yorkshire Road Car Co Ltd. Registered OWT 241E, fleet number CRG 1 is En route to Harrogate, Yorkshire & Blackpool. RRP £32.50

29704 - Leyland Olympian - Bristol N.B.C. 
Always popular with collectors of our models this Bristol Omnibus Company Ltd Leyland Olympian is depicted during the National Bus Company period. Registered JHU 911X, fleet number 9512 operates route 141 to Burnham on Sea. RRP £32.50

37602 - AEC Ergo 2 Axle Flatbed - London Brick Company
The London Brick Company ran an extensive and varied fleet of trucks, predominantly AEC’s that fascinate truck collectors. In this model we feature CBM 242C, fleet number H1 an AEC two axle Ergo flatbed returning to the depot with it’s used pallets. RRP £29.00

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Collectors Association - Special Subscriber Model

Exclusive First Editions are pleased to present our Collectors Association Members  with this very special East Kent model. We feel we owe you our thanks for your continued support and it is for this reason we bring you this special limited model to enhance your collection.

27316 - Leyland TD1 - East Kent This exclusive TD1 is registered JG1622 and is shown en route to Faversham. £30.00 Free UK P&P
27316 - Leyland TD1 - East Kent This exclusive TD1 is registered JG1622 and is shown en route to Faversham. £30.00 Free UK P&P

27316 - Leyland TD1 - East Kent
This exclusive TD1 is registered JG1622 and is shown en route to Faversham.
£30.00 Free UK P&P

Due to the small production quantity of this model, orders will be handled on a strict date received basis, and we reserve the right to allocate models on a fair basis, if demand exceeds supply. To avoid disappointment of missing the bus, a swift response is recommended. The models are priced at £30.00 each including free UK P&P, if you require Recorded Delivery please add £1.50 (UK) each.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

In The Shops - October 2014

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists from this week!

20648 - Plaxton Pointer Dart - Brighton & Hove
Brighton based vehicles are always popular and this model in the attractive modern livery is sure to please collectors. Registered J987 JNJ, fleet number 87 is working route 33 to Haywards Heath. RRP £32.50

28908 - GM Standard Atlantean - East Kent
This GM Standard Leyland Atlantean was one of a large batch acquired by East Kent from Greater Manchester Buses in the late 1980’s. Registered ONF 657R, fleet number 7557 works route 605 to Whitstable, Herne Bay and Hillborough. RRP £32.50

38115 - Bristol VRT  - Western SMT
This Western S.M.T. Bristol VRT operated happily in Scotland before the well documented VR / FLF swap with the South Eastern operators. Registered NAG 583G, fleet number 2262 works route 35 to Greenock via Largs this model should be popular with Scottish bus enthusiasts. RRP £32.50

Friday, 17 October 2014

Upcoming Releases - October 2014

Exclusive First Editions are pleased to be able to publish the latest pre-production shots of our upcoming releases for October 2014.





14410 - Leyland National Short 1 Door  - Greater Glasgow PTE
Registration number GGE 156T, fleet number LN 1. Operates route 69 to Hillpark. 
Scheduled for a December release


20649 - Plaxton Pointer Dart - Arriva South London
Registration number N675 GUM, fleet number LDR 5. Works route 130 to West Croydon. Scheduled for a November release

39001 - Foden S24 Short 2 Axle Tipper  - Limmer & Trinidad
Registration number HOR 203E.
Scheduled for a January release

14902 - Leyland National MkII Short - Ribble N.B.C. 
Registration number JCK 849W, fleet number 849. Operating route 646 to Penrith. Scheduled for a December release


31708 - RMC Routemaster Coach - Green Line
Registration number 500 CLT, fleet number RMC 1500. Working route 719 to Hemel Hempstead. 
Scheduled for a November release

 RMA - Routemaster Coach & Trailer - B.E.A. Sovereign Holidays
Registration number KGJ 623D carries an advert for Sovereign Holidays. 
Scheduled for a November release

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Bachmann Exclusive: 38118 - Bristol VRT - Eastern National

We have been asked by Bachmann Europe Plc to produce another exclusive model, which will be available solely from Bachmann Stockists. 

There was a mixed reception to the rear-engined Bristol VRT when it was first introduced. Midland Scottish had purchased a number of the early vehicles but found them troublesome. They returned these buses to Bristol for improvements but they were still not happy with them, so in 1971 they arranged to swap 15 of these 'troublesome' VRT's, with Eastern National for a similar amount of Lodekka’s.

Once in service at their new Essex home, they became reliable and popular vehicles. Many of them were to retain the blue and cream colours of Midland Alexander (including the Scottish quirk of having cream panels where adverts would ordinarily be) which made them a distinctive and attractive addition to the Eastern National fleet.

E38118 - Bristol VRT - Eastern National
Our model depicts SMS 31H, which operated out of the Wood Green (WG) garage and ran on fleet number 3005. This vehicle is shown operating on the popular limited stop route 400, which ran between the Essex seaside town of Southend and London Victoria.

This model is priced £32.75 and is available to pre-order now!

Friday, 10 October 2014

In The Shops - October 2014

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists from this week!



20456 - Bristol VR III - First Eastern National
A familiar sight on the roads of Essex, the green and yellow colours of First Eastern National Bristol VR III. Registered WTH 949T, fleet number 3220 works route 70 to Braintree via Marks Tey, Coggleshall. RRP £32.50



34207 - AEC Weymann RLH - Midland General
Midland General operated quite a few of these RLH styled Weymann buses and to create these vehicles we have modified our casting, removing the high level flashing indicators. Registration number ONU 633, fleet number 424 works route C2 to Alfreton. RRP £32.50



16537 - Leyland MCW Atlantean - Wallasey Corporation 
Wallasey Corporation were a popular Merseyside operator and their unusual yellow green liveried buses were easily recognisable. Leyland Atlantean JHF 826, fleet number 26 operates route 3 to Seacombe via Wallasey Village. RRP £32.50