Friday, 25 July 2014

Collectors Association - Subscriber Model - 25th Anniversary of EFE

Exclusive First Editions are pleased to present our Collectors Association Members with two special models, to mark our 25 years in the model industry!

Having started the 1:76 scale collectable market for detailed and accurate model road vehicles, in 1988/89, we are proud to be still at the forefront of this fascinating hobby after 25 years. Our first RT bus was launched onto an unsuspecting world in August 1989 and since 1990 we have delighted our collectors with a steady flow of between six and eight new collectable models per month. 

To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Exclusive First Editions we have produced 2 special models for our subscribers to enjoy. One features a Leyland RTL bus and the other features a Leyland Titan bus, both in silver and red liveries. There are limited numbers available making them very collectable and valuable.

36006  - Leyland RTL Bus - Exclusive First Editions 25th Anniversary
Originally part of the London Transport fleet, these buses had a standard RT body adapted to fit onto a Leyland chassis. Extra buses were urgently required to help complement the production of the standard AEC RT bus to supply London with new buses after the war. The main distinguishing feature identifying the RTL bus from the standard AEC RT bus was the Leyland radiator. £32.50 including UK P&P

29207 - Leyland Titan Bus - Exclusive First Editions 25th Anniversary
To replace the problematic Daimler DMS fleet, London Transport designed their own specific version of the rear engine Olympian bus and used the Leyland Titan name to identify it. These Titan buses were successful in London and became the predominant rear engine buses in the London fleet. £32.50 including UK P&P

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

July Releases - In The Shops

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists from this week!

36707 - SLF Dart Series 2 One Door - Bus Ereann
The Bus Eireann fleet continues to excite our collectors and this splendid addition should be well received. Registered 00-D-89232, fleet number DPC 12 is working route 8 to Mervue, Radharc Na Mara. RRP £32.50

31512 - RM Routemaster - London Transport
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the iconic Routemaster and to commemorate this achievement we have made for our collectors RM 60. Working out of Dalston garage and registered VLT 60 it is working route 47 to the Monument. RRP £32.50

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

In The Shops - 31511 - RM - London Transport 1977 Silver Jubilee

Bachmann Europe's much-anticipated 25th Anniversary Routemaster is in the Shops Now!!
31511 - RM Routemaster - London Transport Silver Jubilee
Our model depicts SRM 25 (RM 1850) registered 850 DYE, which was sponsored by Woolworth. Shown on its south London route, 1 to Marylebone, which it ran from Mon-Sat, between 11th April and 25th June 1977 and was operated out of the New Cross Garage. RRP £32.75   

Silver Routemaster SRM 25 is available through all Bachmann Stockists. We anticipate that this famous Routemaster livery will be very popular and so would advise our collectors to order as possible!

Friday, 18 July 2014

EFE Commission - Evolution Of The London Bus

London Transport Commissioned two more EFE models decorated with the Evolution Of The London Bus adverts, for sale at the Routemaster 60 celebrations held at Finsbury Park on the of the 12th & 13th of July.

 34101C - RT - LT Evolution of the London Bus
Destination of Route 152 to Mitcham Cricketers, fleet number RT 469,
registration number HLX 286. RRP £36.99

 38901A - AEC RCL Routemaster - LT Evolution of the London Bus
With a destination of Route 149 to Victoria, fleet number RCL 2256,
registration number CUV 256C. RRP £36.99

These models were exclusively for sale at Year of the Bus events, any remainders will be available through the London Transport Museum's Online Shop

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

July Releases - In The Shops

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists now!

17230 -  Leyland National MkI Long - Eastern National CityBus
When Eastern National tendered for the routes in and around London it formed the CityBus part of operations for use on these L.T. routes. Registered VAR 902S, fleet number WW 1825 works route 20 to Debden Station near Loughton, North East London. RRP £32.50

26328 - Guy Arab II Utility - London Transport WWII
Our Guy Arab Utility bus provided an invaluable East London link to the Ford Works. Route 145 operates via Woodford and Ilford. Registered GXE 564, fleet number G124 is decorated in London Transport’s Wartime grey livery. RRP £32.50

38703 - Alexander Y Type Bus - Eastern Scottish
New in 1980 and operating out of the Livingston Depot this Seddon Alexander Y Type is in Eastern Scottish full bus livery. Registered YSG 638W, fleet number S 638 N works route 208 to Bathgate via Livingston. RRP £32.50

Friday, 4 July 2014

July Releases - In The Shops

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists now!
29806 - Wright SLF Dennis Lance  - Badgerline 
Decorated in the ever popular West Country fleet of Badgerline, these low floored Wright Dennis Lance were a familiar sight in and around Bath. Registration number M142 FAE, fleet number 142 works route 13B to Kingsmead Square. RRP £32.50
12120 - Harrington Cavalier - Timpsons
18 years on our second general release of a Timpson’s coach, this time featuring a Cavalier. Timpson & Son of South London were a regular sight operating their Coast Express services and our model registered XXT 518 is on an Evening Tour.  RRP £32.50
35211 - 36’ BET Style Bus - Bournemouth Transport
The bright and cheerful livery of Bournemouth Corporation transport on our 36’ BET Weymann bodied Leyland Leopard adds further to the Guy Arab II Utility and other previously released models in their colours. Registered CRU 102C, fleet number 102 
operates Circular Tour 1. RRP £32.50

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

In The Press - Diecast Collector

We are delighted to have been featured in the August 2014 issue of Diecast Collector!

Inside you can read an article all about our 25 year history in the model industry and our future plans. Plus there is the chance to win three of our first models, as featured on the cover, 10101 RT London Transport, 10201 Open Top RT Eastbourne & 10102 RT Green Line!