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

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

EFE Upcoming Releases - August 2016

Exclusive First Editions are pleased to be able to publish the latest pre-production shots of our upcoming releases for August 2016.




13918 - Bristol FLF Lodekka - Stagecoach East
Registration number JAH 553D, fleet number 19953. Route 128 to Cambridge.
Scheduled for a August Release - RRP £34.50

18018 - MCW Fleetline - Huddersfield
Registration number KVH 473E, fleet number 473. Route 20 to Newsome South via Rastrick.
Scheduled for a September Release - RRP £34.50

25815 - Leyland Fleetline - Yellow Buses Bournemouth
Registration number EKJ 117C, fleet number 3757. Working route 180 to Brighton. 
Scheduled for a August Release - RRP £34.50

29636 - Leyland Olympian - Stagecoach Preston
Registration number G35 OCK, fleet number 14545. Route 119 to Royal Preston Hospital.
Scheduled for a September Release - RRP £34.50




30608 - AEC Renown - Tynemouth
Registration number GAT 817D, fleet number 330. Route 3 to Cullercoats.
Scheduled for a August Release - RRP £34.50
30716 - AEC Renown - Greater Manchester PTE
Registration number AJA 122B, fleet number 1922 ST. Route 325 to Hollow End.
Scheduled for a September Release  - RRP £34.50

All models will be available to pre-order from your local model shop, online or from us direct from this week onwards!

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