Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Bachmann Exclusive: 16136 - Leyland PD2 - C.I.E

We were recently asked by Bachmann Europe to produce an exclusive model which will be available solely from Bachmann retailers and in very limited numbers.

16136 - Leyland PD2 - C.I.E. Ireland
Registration No. ZJ 1397 and Fleet No. R437. Carrying advertisements for 'Amicardo Irish Sherry' on the Nearside and 'Cork Dry Gin' on the offside. The vehicle is shown en route to 'Bóṫar na Trá - Salthill'.

This model is priced £32.75 and is available to pre-order now!


We have been contacted by a few collectors querying the spelling of the destination on the blind of this model. We can confirm that though the anglicised version of the destination is Bóthar, spelt with a 'h' following the 't', on the route that we have chosen the blind has been written in the original Gaelic which means the spelling is slightly different. The ' h ' in Bothar is lost and a small dot is placed above the ' ṫ ' which creates the ' th ' sound.

Bóṫar na Trá  SALTHILL

Monday, 12 May 2014

May Releases - In The Shops

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists now!

30714 - AEC Renown - A1 Services
The association of independent bus operators that made up A1 Services brought together an interesting array of buses, all operating loosely to a common livery. Our Renown registered ASD 890B was in the fleet of James Murray and is working a service to Ardrossan via Springvale. RRP £32.50

23324 - 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 from Kingston garage RF 527 operates route 216 to Staines via Sunbury. RRP £32.50

36902 - AEC Regent V - East Kent 
After many requests since releasing the AEC Regent V we have depicted this model in East Kent traditional dark red and cream livery. Registered GJG 740D and fitted with a distinctively large destination it is working route 52 to Margate Harbour. RRP £32.50

Friday, 2 May 2014

Upcoming Releases - April 2014

Exclusive First Editions are pleased to be able to publish the latest pre-production shots of our upcoming releases for April 2014.


17230 - Leyland National MkI Long - Eastern National Citybus
Registration number VAR 902S, fleet number WW 1825. Works route 20 to Debden Station. 
Scheduled for a June release 

 26328 Guy Arab II Utility - London Transport WWII
Registration number GXE 564, fleet number G124. Operating route 145 to Ford Works via Woodford & Ilford. 
Scheduled for a June release

 27508 - Wright Scania Axcess - Midland Classic
Registration number S371 SET, fleet number 71. Operates route 21 to Swadlincote Bus Park. 
Scheduled for a June release 

 29806 - Wright SLF Dennis Lance - Badgerline
Registration number M142 FAE, fleet number 142.  Working route 13B to Kingsmead Square, Bath. 
Scheduled for a June release

 38112 - Bristol VRT  - WESTERN NATIONAL 
Registration number OTA 293G, fleet number 1059. Operates route 7 to Mount Batten. 
Scheduled for a June release 


 38703 - Alexander Y Type Bus  - Eastern Scottish
Registration number YSG 638W, fleet number S 638 N. Works route 208 to Bathgate via Livingston. 
Scheduled for a June release 

 80403 - 1959 Tube Train Driving Car “A”  - Piccadilly Line
Numbered 1012, destination Cockfosters 218. 
Scheduled for a May release 

80503 - 1959 Tube Train Driving Car “D” - Piccadilly Line
Numbered 1013, destination Cockfosters 218. 
Scheduled for a May release 

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