Monday, 30 June 2014

June Release - In The Shops

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists now!

36005 - Leyland RTL Bus - Chieftain
The long established Chieftain fleet was respected over the years and in the 1950’s they purchased a large number of ex London Leyland RTL buses. Our model fleet number 52, registered YVA 776 is on route to Eaglesham and carries adverts for Jean Macgregor Scotch Broth and Dulux paint.  RRP £32.50

38114 - Bristol VRT 2 - Ribble Motor Services
After many recent requests for a Bristol VRT displaying Ribble Motor Services fleet names in cream, fleet number 1979 does just that. Registration number NCK 979J operates route 660 to Harraby East on the outskirts of Carlisle.  RRP £32.50

24330 - 30’ BET Style Coach - East Yorkshire 
This 30’ BET Leyland Tiger Cub is seen in East Yorkshire’s most attractive coaching livery of light blue and cream. Registered 6687 KH, fleet number 687 is en route to Birmingham. RRP £32.50


80403 1959 Tube Train Driving Car “A” Piccadilly Line
Numbered 1012, destination Cockfosters 218.
RRP £55.00
80503 - 1959 Tube Train Driving Car “D” - Piccadilly Line
Numbered 1013, destination Cockfosters 218.

Friday, 27 June 2014

EFE Commission - Evolution of the London Bus

To commemorate 2014 the Year of the Bus, London Transport Museum commissioned three EFE models to be sold at their Regent Street Cavalcade which was held on the 22nd of June 2014.

 31503F - AEC Routemaster - LT Evolution of the London Bus
With a destination of Route 9 to Mortlake Garage, fleet number RM1563,
registration number 563 CLT.
Only 24 models were made!
*SOLD OUT* 


31510A - AEC Routemaster - LT Evolution of the London Bus
With a destination of Route 11 to Fulham Broadway, fleet number RM20, registration number VLT 20.
Available to purchase now from the London Transport Museum Shop £36.99
*Please note this model is only available online and in very limited numbers*




28822A - Leyland Titan - Evolution of the London Bus
Destination 184 to Elephant & Castle, fleet number T561, registration number NUW 561Y.
Available to purchase now from the London Transport Museum Shop £36.99
*Please note this model is only available online and in very limited numbers*



Friday, 13 June 2014

Bachmann Exclusive: 31511 - RM - London Transport Silver Jubilee

This year marks Bachmann Europe's 25th year in the Model and Hobby industry. To commemorate this anniversary they have commissioned a model of one of London's iconic Routemasters, 850 DYE (RM 1850) decorated as it would have appeared during the Silver Jubilee celebrations of 1977.




Between April and November 1977 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, London Transport operated a special fleet of 25 silver Routemasters. This newly painted fleet was temporarily renumbered SRM1 to SRM25 and ran on various routes in and out of central London. 

Each vehicle was given a sponsor who paid for exclusive advertising on their vehicle. The interiors were fitted with specially designed woollen carpets. Commemorative individualised yellow tickets were issued to the boarding passengers on all Silver Buses, with the exception of one SRM18.


31511 - RM Routemaster - London Transport Silver Jubilee
Our model depicts SRM 25 (RM 1850) registered 850 DYE, which was sponsored by Woolworth. Shown on its south London route, 1 to Marylebone, which it ran from Mon-Sat, between 11th April and 25th June 1977 and was operated out of the New Cross Garage. 
RRP £32.75
Scheduled for a July Release

Silver Routemaster SRM 25 will be available through all Bachmann Stockists from July 2014. We anticipate that this famous Routemaster livery will be very popular and so would advise our collectors to pre-order it as soon as possible!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Upcoming Releases - May 2014 - Update

We are now pleased to be able to show you the pre-production shots of our Greater Glasgow PTE vehicle, scheduled for a July release.

23805 - Alexander Atlantean - Glasgow P.T.E. 
Registration number SGD 643, fleet number LA 65. Operating route 58 to Dalmuir West. Scheduled For a July Release

Monday, 9 June 2014

June Releases - In The Shops

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists now!

24905 - Plaxton Minibus - Metrobus
North Kent operator Metrobus are well known for operating outer London TfL routes in their distinctive blue & yellow colours. Registered F123 TRU, number 11 Plaxton Minibus works route 351 to Bromley North Station. RRP £32.50


26625 - Plaxton Paramount 3500 - East Kent
The ever popular livery of East Kent has a modern twist on this Plaxton Paramount 3500 coach. Registered SIB 8243, fleet number 8243 carries an in house advert for private hire on the rear. RRP £32.50


36706 - SLF Dart Series Two 1 Door - Northern Go North East
This 1 door series two SLF Dart registered Y558 KUX was one of the last vehicles in the older red, yellow and blue colours to receive the modern all red Northern, Go North East livery. Fleet number 8289 operates route 35 to South Shields via Sunderland. RRP £32.50

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Upcoming Releases - May 2014

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

17229 - Leyland National Mk 1 Long - Konectbus
Registration number UFX 852S, fleet number 152. Operates route 17 to Dereham.
Scheduled For an August Release 


31512 - RM Routemaster - London Transport
Registration number VLT 60, fleet number RM 60. Works route 47 to Monument. Scheduled For a July Release    

36707 - SLF Dart Series 2 One Door - Bus Eireann 
Registration number OO-D-89232, fleet number DPC 12. Works route 8 to Mervue, Radharc Na Mara.  Scheduled For a July Release 

37602 - AEC Ergo 2 Axle Flatbed - London Brick Company 
Registration number CMB 242C, fleet number H I. 
Scheduled For an August Release

38113 - Bristol VRT 2 - Southdown
Registration number TCD 507J, fleet number 507. Working route 319 to Tunbridge Wells.
Scheduled For a July Release 

23805 - Alexander Atlantean - Glasgow P.T.E. 
Registration number SGD 643, fleet number LA 65. Operating route 58 to Dalmuir West. Scheduled For a July Release

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