Monday, 28 November 2016

E40101 - Daimler DMS - M&D / Network SouthEast

Bachmann Europe Plc are pleased to another model in to thier recently acquired Exclusive First Edition range.

E40101 is an Open Top Daimler DMS in the dual livery of Maidstone & District and Network SouthEast and will be officially launched at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC Birmingham this weekend!

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The DMS was London's first purpose built one person operated double deck bus, however, it proved unpopular due to slow boarding times compared to the open platform AEC Routemasters and also maintenance costs were high, due to the way they were designed as there was no ability to separate the body from chassis for overhaul.

Withdrawal of the DMS fleet began in early 1979 with Leyland Titans and MCW Metrobuses purchased as replacements and in some cases Routmasters were reinstated to DMS routes. Many of these now retired vehicles were sent to the dealer Ensignbus in Purfleet, which became known as the 'DMS graveyard'. As supply exceeded the secondhand demand for these buses many vehicles could not be moved or maintained and so simply rusted into disrepair. Our model depicts one retired DMS which was spared this fate.
Blind reads: Maidstone & District Motor Services LTD in Partnership with Area Civil Engineer (CLT)


GHV 90N (DM1090) first entered service with London Transport in 1975 running out of the Cricklewood garage, after many internal transfers it was sold in 1983 to Ensignbus were it stayed for a short while before being bought by House's of Watlington for use in their small fleet. By 1989 it had been bought as a joint venture between Maidstone & District and Network SouthEast for use as a bridge maintenance vehicle. It was given a new fleet number P90, repainted in the striking Network SouthEast livery and had its roof removed to make it more practical for its new use.

Our model depicts one retired DMS which was spared this fate. GHV 90N (DM1090) first entered service with London Transport in 1975 running out of the Cricklewood garage, after many internal transfers it was sold in 1983 to Ensignbus were it stayed for a short while before being bought by House's of Watlington for use in their small fleet.

By 1989 it had been bought as a joint venture between Maidstone & District and Network SouthEast for use as a bridge maintenance vehicle. It was given a new fleet number P90, repainted in the striking Network SouthEast livery and had its roof removed to make it more practical for its new use. Our model uses revised tooling of the upper deck to portray the changes which were made to the real vehicle. Model includes an individually numbered limited edition certificate.

This model is priced £39.95
Quantities are limited so an early response is recommended.
Order now from Bachmann stockists!

YOU CAN NOW ORDER ALL EFE MODELS FROM BACHMANN STOCKISTS

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Bachmann Europe Plc acquires Exclusive First Editions



Bachmann Europe Logo - Bachmann Europe acquires Exclusive First Editions

Bachmann Europe Plc is delighted to announce their acquisition of the Exclusive First Editions range of 1:76 scale die-cast vehicles including buses, coaches, lorries and London Underground tube trains.

Bachmann Europe Plc began distributing EFE products to the model trade in July 2013.

David Haarhaus, Managing Director of Bachmann Europe Plc said today "We are delighted to incorporate another high quality addition to our existing model and hobby portfolio. The Exclusive First Editions range of collectable vehicles has enjoyed a good reputation for developing highly detailed and well researched models".

David added "EFE has been a corner stone of Die-Cast Model collecting for many years, while other ranges may have come and gone with varying interpretations of the original vehicles. We are looking forward to further developing the existing items, and delivering new models to the many EFE collectors and discerning enthusiasts around the world. Frank Joyce's ethos was always to set out to produce the most accurate model possible. This matches the Bachmann ideals entirely, never trying to be the cheapest, but working hard to try and be the best".

Saturday, 8 October 2016

25711 – Daimler DMS – London Transport Selkent Bus & Coach Council

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

25711 – Daimler DMS – London Transport Selkent Bus & Coach Council Our model depicts one of London's many Daimler DMSs in use in the 1980's. GHV 63N, fleet numbered DM 1063 and shown running on route 70 to Victoria. This Selkent District vehicle displays the eye-catching slogans 'Ease the rush, use the bus' and 'We carry more passengers per gallon' along with the Bus and Coach Council logo with its row of passengers or as they were commonly nicknamed 'performing seals'.
Image Source: Stuart Johnson on Flikr
In the early eighties, a change was afoot in the bus industry. The government regulated ownership, which had reigned since the late 60's was now under threat from a new government who wanted to introduce more competition amongst operators in an effort to help waning passenger numbers.
The Bus and Coach Council (now the CTP) an organisation that campaigns for the interests of those in the bus and coach industry, were opposed to this new transport act, fearing that deregulation would damage the industry as services would be lost and traffic congestion in cities would increase due to more cars being used on the roads.

To gain support from the public the Bus and Coach Council rolled out an advertising campaign which included many bus operators nationwide repainting their buses into the 'We'd all miss the bus' livery. London Transport although not as badly affected by these new proposals, supported the Bus and Coach Council's campaign, though unlike other operators, London Transport chose to keep its red body colour rather than adopting the cream/beige used elsewhere.

25711 – Daimler DMS – London Transport Selkent Bus & Coach Council Our model depicts one of London's many Daimler DMSs in use in the 1980's. GHV 63N, fleet numbered DM 1063 and shown running on route 70 to Victoria. This Selkent District vehicle displays the eye-catching slogans 'Ease the rush, use the bus' and 'We carry more passengers per gallon' along with the Bus and Coach Council logo with its row of passengers or as they were commonly nicknamed 'performing seals'.

25711 – Daimler DMS – London Transport Selkent Bus & Coach Council Our model depicts one of London's many Daimler DMSs in use in the 1980's. GHV 63N, fleet numbered DM 1063 and shown running on route 70 to Victoria. This Selkent District vehicle displays the eye-catching slogans 'Ease the rush, use the bus' and 'We carry more passengers per gallon' along with the Bus and Coach Council logo with its row of passengers or as they were commonly nicknamed 'performing seals'.
25711 – Daimler DMS – London Transport Selkent Bus & Coach Council
Our model depicts one of London's many Daimler DMSs in use in the 1980's. GHV 63N, fleet numbered DM 1063 and shown running on route 70 to Victoria. This Selkent District vehicle displays the eye-catching slogans 'Ease the rush, use the bus' and 'We carry more passengers per gallon' along with the Bus and Coach Council logo with its row of passengers or as they were commonly nicknamed 'performing seals'.

This model is priced £39.95
Quantities are limited so an early response is recommended.
Order now from Bachmann stockists!

YOU CAN NOW ORDER ALL EFE MODELS FROM BACHMANN STOCKISTS

Monday, 26 September 2016

EFE In The Shops - September 2016

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists from this week!

13918 - Bristol FLF Lodekka - Stagecoach East Our model captures JAH 553D, as it moved within the group when working for Stagecoach East. Numbered in the group as 19953, it is featured working route 128 to Cambridge. This vehicle has now lovingly been restored into Tilling red and cream livery. RRP £34.50

13918 - Bristol FLF Lodekka - Stagecoach East

Our model captures JAH 553D, as it moved within the group when working for Stagecoach East. Numbered in the group as 19953, it is featured working route 128 to Cambridge. This vehicle has now lovingly been restored into Tilling red and cream livery.
RRP £34.50

29636 - Leyland Olympian - Stagecoach Preston With the acquisition of Preston Bus, Stagecoach retained the blue and cream livery, adding their fleet name branding. G35 OCK was given a new fleet number of 14545 and has been captured here working route 119 to Royal Preston Hospital, carrying adverts for the Preston and Leyland Reporter newspaper. RRP £34.50

29636 - Leyland Olympian - Stagecoach Preston
With the acquisition of Preston Bus, Stagecoach retained the blue and cream livery, adding their fleet name branding. G35 OCK was given a new fleet number of 14545 and has been captured here working route 119 to Royal Preston Hospital, carrying adverts for the Preston and Leyland Reporter newspaper.
RRP £34.50

If your local model shop stocks Bachmann Trains you can now order EFE models too! Just ask in store

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

EFE In The Shops - September 2016

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists from this week!

16231 - Bristol LS Coach - Eastern Counties  - This coach bodied LS, registered PNN 774, first entered service with Mansfield District, subsequently moving on to join the Eastern Counties fleet. Numbered LE998, our model is depicting this coach whilst it was operating on service 207. RRP £34.50

16231 - Bristol LS Coach - Eastern Counties 
This coach bodied LS, registered PNN 774, first entered service with Mansfield District, subsequently moving on to join the Eastern Counties fleet. Numbered LE998, our model is depicting this coach whilst it was operating on service 207.
RRP £34.50
25815 - Leyland Fleetline - Yellow Buses Bournemouth  Ex London DMS 2045, looks good in the bright Bournemouth Yellow Buses livery. These DMS buses were used on specific routes and fleet number 530, registered OUC 45R, is on one such route W2 to Bournemouth Square, whilst sporting advertisements for Panasonic and Worthington Beer. RRP £34.50


25815 - Leyland Fleetline - Yellow Buses Bournemouth 
Ex London DMS 2045, looks good in the bright Bournemouth Yellow Buses livery. These DMS buses were used on specific routes and fleet number 530, registered OUC 45R, is on one such route W2 to Bournemouth Square, whilst sporting advertisements for Panasonic and Worthington Beer.
RRP £34.50

30608 - AEC Renown - Tynemouth  This AEC Renown registered GAT 817D was originally operated by East Yorkshire. On joining the Tynemouth fleet it was numbered 330 and in the attractive, maroon and cream colours it is working route 3 to Cullercoats, while displaying adverts for Real English cheese. RRP £34.50





30608 - AEC Renown - Tynemouth 
This AEC Renown registered GAT 817D was originally operated by East Yorkshire. On joining the Tynemouth fleet it was numbered 330 and in the attractive, maroon and cream colours it is working route 3 to Cullercoats, while displaying adverts for Real English cheese.
RRP £34.50

If your local model shop stocks Bachmann Trains you can now order EFE models too! Just ask in store

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Special EFE Model - 23324A RF London Transport

News of a model by Julian Bowden for Bromley Garages open day last weekend.





23324A - AEC RF Bus - London Transport
The ever popular AEC RF bus makes a welcome return in Central London Transport red livery. Registered MLL 945 and working out of Kingston garage, RF 527 operates on route 227 to Bromley Garage via Beckenham.

This model costs £28 inc P&P and is available by writing with payment to:
JB Photocards, 21 Forde Ave, Bromley, BR1 3EU
Or by calling Julian on 07932 812268

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

EFE In The Shops - 31514 RM Routemaster Shop Linker

Available from Bachmann Europe stockists from this week onwards.


31514 - RM Routemaster - London Transport Shop Linker
Our model depicts one such Routemaster, RM 59, registered VLT 59, as it would have appeared in the first few weeks in service as a Shop Linker. Shown running out of Stockwell garage, displaying in-house advertising for the shop linker service and running with the early blind displaying the 30p fare. RRP £37.50