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