Friday, 30 January 2015

EFE Invicta Model Rail Commission - 16903 Leyland National London Transport

We are please to announce a new limited edition model exclusively for
Invicta Model Rail, which is due for release in April.

Our bus is modelled on LS488, a short dual door Leyland National Mk2, which was delivered in May 1981 to London Transport, for Red Arrow work from Victoria (Gillingham Street) garage. With a decline in the Red Arrow network during 1982, a period of store was to follow, before a trip to Aldenham in December 1982 for upseating and fitting of ticket machine. LS488 was then allocated to Stockwell for the P4 in January 1983.

EFE 16903 - Leyland National MKII Short 2 Door - London Transport Registered GUW 488W, fleet number LS 488, shown working on route P4 to Brixton LT Station.Our bus is modelled on LS488, a short dual door Leyland National Mk2, which was delivered in May 1981 to London Transport, for Red Arrow work from Victoria (Gillingham Street) garage. With a decline in the Red Arrow network during 1982, a period of store was to follow, before a trip to Aldenham in December 1982 for upseating and fitting of ticket machine. LS488 was then allocated to Stockwell for the P4 in January 1983.Under retendering in 1985, the route was lost to London Country, and further periods in store beckoned, in addition to spells working at Holloway and Waterloo, Upon privatisation LS488 became part of MTL London Northern. A move within MTL to Liverpool followed, before final scrapping during 2004.

Under retendering in 1985, the route was lost to London Country, and further periods in store beckoned, in addition to spells working at Holloway and Waterloo, Upon privatisation LS488 became part of MTL London Northern. A move within MTL to Liverpool followed, before final scrapping during 2004.
EFE 16903 - Leyland National MKII Short 2 Door - London Transport Registered GUW 488W, fleet number LS 488, shown working on route P4 to Brixton LT Station.Our bus is modelled on LS488, a short dual door Leyland National Mk2, which was delivered in May 1981 to London Transport, for Red Arrow work from Victoria (Gillingham Street) garage. With a decline in the Red Arrow network during 1982, a period of store was to follow, before a trip to Aldenham in December 1982 for upseating and fitting of ticket machine. LS488 was then allocated to Stockwell for the P4 in January 1983.Under retendering in 1985, the route was lost to London Country, and further periods in store beckoned, in addition to spells working at Holloway and Waterloo, Upon privatisation LS488 became part of MTL London Northern. A move within MTL to Liverpool followed, before final scrapping during 2004.

16903 - Leyland National MKII Short 2 Door - London Transport
Registered GUW 488W, fleet number LS 488, shown working on route P4 to Brixton LT Station.
Scheduled for an April 2015 Release 
£32.95 + FREE P&P

This model is available to pre-order now from www.invictamodelrail.com or by calling 0208 302 7774

Also available in store at
130 Station Road, Sidcup, Kent
DA15 7AB

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

EFE Tower Transit Commission - 31513 Routemaster London Transport

We were recently commissioned by Tower Transit to make a model of an iconic London Routemaster. After the withdrawal of their heritage route 9H by TFL, Tower Transit wanted to pay tribute to this route by creating a commemorative model for use as a Christmas gift for its employees.

EFE 31513 - AEC Routemaster - London Transport Tower Transit Our model depicts RM 1204, registered 204 CLT working on route 9 to trafalgar Square, and displaying Visit Australia advertising all round.


EFE 31513 - AEC Routemaster - London Transport Tower Transit Our model depicts RM 1204, registered 204 CLT working on route 9 to trafalgar Square, and displaying Visit Australia advertising all round.31513 - AEC Routemaster - London Transport Tower Transit
Our model depicts RM 1204, registered 204 CLT working on route 9 to trafalgar Square, and displaying Visit Australia advertising all round.

This model was produced by Tower Transit for internal use only and will not be made available for sale direct to the public.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

EFE Bachmann Special - 35308 36' Leyland Leopard Southdown

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

Southdown Motor Service celebrates its centenary this year, to mark this we have produced a certificated model of a preserved Leyland Leopard in the classic cream and green Southdown livery. We think this model will be a must have for all fans of historic buses, The Southdown Company, and model bus collecting.
35308 - 36' BET 6 Bay Leyland Leopard - Southdown  Southdown Motor Service celebrates its centenary in 2015, to mark this we have produced a certificated model of a preserved Leyland Leopard in the classic cream and green Southdown livery. We think this model will be a must have for all fans of historic buses, The Southdown Company and model bus collecting. Our model depicts the preserved 36’ Marshal bodied Leyland Leopard BUF 122C, which first entered service with Southdown in 1965. Decorated in the classic livery, numbered 122 and shown working on route 18 to Brighton. Each model will be issued a numbered certificate in a unique Southdown Ticket design.
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Southdown Motor Service LTD was created in 1915 amidst the turbulence of WWI, it was formed by the joining of three major operators: Worthing Motor Services, London & South Coast Haulage Co and the country services of the Brighton, Hove & Preston United Omnibus Co.

Over the following years, Southdown acquired many other smaller companies, which brought a diverse collection of vehicles into their fleet, though from the start they showed a preference for buses of Leyland manufacture, which would last until their acquisition in 1969 by the state-owned National Bus Company.Today Southdown lives on as part of the Stagecoach group, which still runs the Portsmouth to Brighton 700 ‘Coastline’ route and still uses some of Southdown’s original depots.


EFE 35308 - 36' BET 6 Bay Leyland Leopard - Southdown Our model depicts the preserved 36’ Marshal bodied Leyland Leopard BUF 122C, which first entered service with Southdown in 1965. Decorated in the classic livery, numbered 122 and shown working on route 18 to Brighton. Each model will be issued a numbered certificate in a unique Southdown Ticket design.




Southdown is remembered for many things, leading the field in British and Continental coach tours, their network of express services from London to the coastal towns of Hampshire and Sussex, but mostly for their fleet of pristine ‘cars’ decorated in a distinctive apple green and cream livery, which left a lasting impression on locals and holidaymakers alike.

35308 - 36' BET 6 Bay Leyland Leopard - Southdown Our model depicts the preserved 36’ Marshal bodied Leyland Leopard BUF 122C, which first entered service with Southdown in 1965. Decorated in the classic livery, numbered 122 and shown working on route 18 to Brighton. Each model will be issued a numbered certificate in a unique Southdown Ticket design.

35308 - 36' BET 6 Bay Leyland Leopard - Southdown
Our model depicts the preserved 36’ Marshal bodied Leyland Leopard BUF 122C, which first entered service with Southdown in 1965. Decorated in the classic livery, numbered 122 and shown working on route 18 to Brighton. Each model will be issued a numbered certificate in a unique Southdown Ticket design.

This model is priced £32.95 and is available to pre-order now from Bachmann stockists!

Bachmann Special - 35308 36' Leyland Leopard Southdown

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

EFE Collectors Association - New Year 2015

Exclusive First Editions are pleased to present our Collectors Association Members two very special New Year Offers. We feel that we owe you our thanks for your continued support and it is for this reason that we bring you these special models to enhance your collection.


34111 - AEC RT Bus - London Transport
Registration number LUC 236, fleet number RT 2010, operating route 90 to Kew Gardens Station.
£32.50 Free UK P&P


18016 - MCW Fleetline - Belfast Corporation
Registration number 584 EZ, fleet number 584, operating route 23 to City Hall.
£32.50 Free UK P&P

You must be a member of the EFE Collectors Association to buy these models. 
To avoid disappointment a swift response is recommended. Due to the small production quantity of these models, orders will be handled on a strict date received basis, and we reserve the right to allocate models on a fair basis, if demand exceeds supply.

Want these models but your not yet a member? 


Tuesday, 20 January 2015

EFE In the Shops - January 2015

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists from this week!

EFE 27704 - AEC STL Bus (No Roof Box) - London Transport This is our first non roof boxed AEC STL in green London Country London Transport colours.STL 1605 is registered CXX 315, works route 314 to Hemel Hempstead via Leverstock Green & Bennetts End and carries side advertising for British Railways. RRP £32.50
27704 - AEC STL Bus (No Roof Box) - London Transport
This is our first non roof boxed AEC STL in green London Country London Transport colours.STL 1605 is registered CXX 315, works route 314 to Hemel Hempstead via Leverstock Green & Bennetts End and carries side advertising for British Railways. RRP £32.50

EFE 38116 - Bristol VRT 2 - Crosville N.B.C.  This former Ribble operated VRT 2 looks just as smart in the green NBC livery of Crosville Motor Services. Registered NCK 981K, fleet number DVG 571K we have depicted it working route R11 to the Welsh market town of Pwllheli. RRP £32.50

38116 - Bristol VRT 2 - Crosville N.B.C. 
This former Ribble operated VRT 2 looks just as smart in the green NBC livery of Crosville Motor Services. Registered NCK 981K, fleet number DVG 571K we have depicted it working route R11 to the Welsh market town of Pwllheli. RRP £32.50


EFE 17510 - Leyland National MKII Long - Kelvin Scottish Cumbernauld’s Buses Leyland National AST 156W has had a long career in various liveries from its original owners of Highland Omnibuses to First Provincial at opposite ends of the Country. Depicted here in Kelvin Scottish Cumbernauld’s Buses, fleet number 1256 works route X 37 to Bo’ ness, Cumbernauld & Falkirk. RRP £32.50


17510 - Leyland National MKII Long - Kelvin Scottish Cumbernauld’s Buses
Leyland National AST 156W has had a long career in various liveries from its original
owners of Highland Omnibuses to First Provincial at opposite ends of the Country.
Depicted here in Kelvin Scottish Cumbernauld’s Buses, fleet number 1256 works
route X 37 to Bo’ ness, Cumbernauld & Falkirk. RRP £32.50

EFE 29012 - GM Standard Fleetline - Grey Green Depicted in Grey Green livery, at the time Arriva was being formed, this GM Standard Fleetline works route 179 to Barking. Registered GDB 162N, fleet number 496 displays colourful in house adverts for The Cowie Group. RRP £32.50

29012 - GM Standard Fleetline - Grey Green
Depicted in Grey Green livery, at the time Arriva was being formed, this GM Standard
Fleetline works route 179 to Barking. Registered GDB 162N, fleet number 496 displays colourful in house adverts for The Cowie Group. RRP £32.50

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

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

EFE Bachmann Exclusive - 18615 Bristol VR Ensign Guide Friday

We are pleased to announce a new model exclusively for Bachmann EuropeOur new model is of an Open Top Bristol VRIII in Guide Friday livery, and will feature in 30-525 ‘The Shakespeare Express’ 'OO'  Collectors Edition Train Pack.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST EDITIONS Bachmann Exclusive - 18615 Bristol VR Ensign Guide Friday OO GAUGE 1:76 SCALE MODEL THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS










This special collector’s edition gift pack is based upon the popular heritage steam rail tour that runs between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon via the scenic North Warwickshire line. Passengers enjoy a true mainline steam express experience as the train travels along a section of the GWR London to Birmingham mainline. The set consists of: -

Hall Class No.4965 'Rood Ashton Hall' Great Western Green Livery

Two Umber & Cream Pullman Cars No.335 and No.349

BR MK1 BSK Coach Chocolate & Cream W35470

Bristol VR MKIII Open Top Tour Bus in Ensign Guide Friday Livery

‘The Shakespeare Express’ collector’s edition train pack represents great value at an RRP of £199.95 and is expected to be available from Bachmann stockists from April/May onwards.


18615 - Bristol VR MK III Open Top - Ensign Guide Friday Our model depicts a typical vehicle in Guide Friday's fleet, VDV 143S. Shown operating on 'The Stratford Tour' which visited all the big attractions in the Stratford-upon-Avon area, and we think it will make a fitting companion piece to the other models in the set!
Guide Friday was founded 1974 by Roger Thompson, on moving from London to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1975 he developed ‘The Stratford Go Round' tour, where he pioneered open top buses and the innovation of allowing customers to get on and off at points on the route. The five Shakespearean properties were linked this way which emphasised the social history of the area and helped to bring the attraction to life.

Expansion of the company began in 1988, with tours available in Cambridge, Oxford, Edinburgh, Bath, and York. At the beginning of 2001, Guide Friday was the largest city sightseeing tour company in the world running over 120 buses, in 35 destinations and carrying more than 1.5 million visitors a year! (Information Source)

18615 - Bristol VR MK III Open Top - Ensign Guide Friday Our model depicts a typical vehicle in Guide Friday's fleet, VDV 143S. Shown operating on 'The Stratford Tour' which visited all the big attractions in the Stratford-upon-Avon area, and we think it will make a fitting companion piece to the other models in the set!
18615 - Bristol VR MK III Open Top - Ensign Guide Friday
Our model depicts a typical vehicle in Guide Friday's fleet, VDV 143S. Shown operating on 'The Stratford Tour' which visited all the big attractions in the Stratford-upon-Avon area, and we think it will make a fitting companion piece to the other models in the set!

This set is RRP £199.95 and is available to pre-order now from your local Bachmann Stockist!

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