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

Monday, 25 July 2016

EFE Bachmann Exclusive - 28825 Titan Prototype London Transport

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

The Leyland Titan was created during a difficult era for London Transport. In the face of labour shortages, the move to one-person-operation and the loss of the ability to design its own buses, LT gambled on a batch of Fleetlines, Swifts and Merlins to take them into the future. Unfortunately, these vehicles proved unsuitable for the task, as they were unpopular with passengers and had a construction that made them not easy to fit into LT's already well-established maintenance routine, meaning that replacement vehicles would eventually need to be found.

The Leyland Stand at the 1976 Commercial Motor Show
With the implementation of the New Bus Grant, restrictions on building rear entrance buses and the lack of viable British manufacturers LT turned to Leyland to create a new bus for London's roads. Leyland's aim was to create a double decker bus which would capture the market the way that its single decked Leyland National had, so in 1973 'Project B15' commenced. However, the project was beset with delays due to Leyland's bankruptcy. Nationalisation of the company in 1975 and government funding got the plans back on track and by November 1975 the first B15 (B15-04) was given to London Transport to begin its well publicised trial, by 1977 the B15 had been renamed, Titan.

Leyland BCK706R Paliament Sq.
Leyland B15-05 - Image by George Woods on Flickr
In 1978 a new B15 prototype Titan, B15-05 had entered into service replacing B15-04. This new version had ironed out some of the problems encountered by its predecessor and so cemented plans for production of 250 new Titans to enter LT's Fleet.


 28825 - Leyland Titan Prototype - London Transport
Our model depicts B15-05 (BCK 706R) as it would have appeared in the Spring of 1978. Shown working on route 24 to Victoria Station and operating out of Chalk Farm. It carries the white top deck London Transport livery of the time and a route blind box still masked for NBC specification.

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

YOU CAN NOW ORDER ALL EFE MODELS FROM BACHMANN STOCKISTS

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

EFE In The Shops - July 2016

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists from this week!


16016 - Leyland PD2 Lowbridge - Todmorden / British Rail
This Lowbridge Leyland PD2 would have taken in some beautiful scenery whilst on route to Keighley. Jointly owned by Todmorden and British Railways fleet number 3 registered GWW 39 carries a period advert for Webster’s Brewery of Halifax.
RRP £34.50


20652 - Plaxton Pointer Dart - Orpington Buses
The first in a new fleet for our models sees this Plaxton Pointer Dart in Orpington Buses livery. Registered P411 MLA this early two step entranced Dart works route R9 to Orpington Station via The Walnuts Shopping Centre.
RRP £34.50



24906 - Reeve Burgess Minibus - First Capital Citybus
This ex-Eastern National Reeve Burgess Minibus is seen in First Capital Citybus red and yellow livery. Registered F257 RHK, fleet number 567 works the popular route 212 to Walthamstow.
RRP £34.50


27319 - Leyland TD1 - Scout Motor Services
Scout Motor Services Leyland TD1 fleet number 24, registered CK 4569. Seen operating on route to Blackpool from Preston, a route that was shared with Ribble under an agreement between the two companies.
RRP £34.50

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