Friday, 28 August 2015

EFE Bachmann Exclusive - 31514 RM Shop Linker

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

In April 1979 London Transport announced a new 'Shop Linker' bus service designed especially for shoppers to enable quick and easy travel to many of London's greatest West End stores.

A fleet of sixteen Routemasters were selected for the new service, which was to operate out of Stockwell garage, all were repainted in a distinctive yellow and red livery and fitted out with a speaker system so that they could play music and advertisements to their onboard passengers.



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
PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE 
The service started at Marble Arch and traveled on a circular route, running in both directions, via Regent Street, Piccadilly, Knightsbridge, Kensington and Oxford Street. No route number was allocated to this service, instead, the route blind displayed the flat 30p fare, which did lead to confusion amongst some would-be passengers who mistook it for the route 30 to Hackney and so it was later removed.

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
PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE 

Although the Shop Linker was very popular with shoppers, London Transport did not consider it a financial success and so by September of the same year the service was withdrawn and the fleet were returned to the standard LT livery after just six months in service.

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
PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE 

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.

This model is priced £37.50
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

Monday, 24 August 2015

EFE In The Shops - August 2015

Available from Exclusive First Editions stockists from this week!

EFE 36712 - Plaxton SLF Dart - Norfolk Green The popularity of Norfolk Green has created much respect for the fleet which was recently acquired by Stagecoach. Registered PX05 EMV, fleet number 34700 is working route 10 to Hunstanton prior to being painted in Stagecoach livery. RRP £34.50

36712 - Plaxton SLF Dart - Norfolk Green
The popularity of Norfolk Green has created much respect for the fleet which was recently acquired by Stagecoach. Registered PX05 EMV, fleet number 34700 is working route 10 to Hunstanton prior to being painted in Stagecoach livery. RRP £34.50

EFE 29510 - Plaxton Panorama Bristol Dome - Tillings National With the growing popularity of Continental touring holidays Tilling equipped their Panorama’s to be suitable for this work. Registered PWC 345K, fleet number PL 9438 is operating a tour through Switzerland. RRP £34.50
29510 - Plaxton Panorama Bristol Dome - Tillings National
With the growing popularity of Continental touring holidays Tilling equipped their Panorama’s to be suitable for this work. Registered PWC 345K, fleet number PL 9438 is operating a tour through Switzerland. RRP £34.50

EFE 38121 - Bristol - VRT Devon General N.B.C. Not the traditional colours we have come to expect from Devon General but looking good in N.B.C. green. Our flat fronted Bristol VRT, registered VOD 545K, fleet number 545 was one of a number of buses transferred from Western National and works route 118 to Kingswear.  RRP £34.50

38121 - Bristol - VRT Devon General N.B.C.
Not the traditional colours we have come to expect from Devon General but looking good in N.B.C. green. Our flat fronted Bristol VRT, registered VOD 545K, fleet number 545 was one of a number of buses transferred from Western National and works route 118 to Kingswear.  RRP £34.50

If your local model shop stocks Bachmann Trains you can now order EFE models Too, just ask in store

Friday, 21 August 2015

EFE Out & About - Buses Festival

This weekend the Bachmann Roadshow team will be attending the the 2nd annual Buses Festival at the Heritage Motor Centre near Gaydon, Warwickshire.



The Bachmann stand will be focusing on our range of 1:76 scale die-cast buses, including the Bachmann Special models we have created and also their own N Scale bus range. 

Organised by Key Publishing's Buses magazine team, the one-day show features an impressive display of vintage, restored and modern buses and coaches from all across the UK. Up to 100 vehicles are expected to be in attendance, along with trade stands selling models, collectibles, photographs and other bus-related material. 

Visitors will also be able to partake in bus rides on some of the many vehicles in attendance, taking in local scenic routes as well as the Heritage Motor Centre's internal network. 

Included in the ticket price is entry to The Heritage Motor Centre, which is home to the world's largest collection of British Cars. 

Sunday 23 August - 10:00am to 5:00pm 

For information please visit: www.busesfestival.com

Thursday, 20 August 2015

EFE Upcoming Releases - August 2015

Exclusive First Editions are pleased to be able to publish the latest pre-production shots of our upcoming releases for August 2015.

EFE  PRE-PRO SAMPLE 20650 - Plaxton Pointer Dart - Clydeside Registration number M67 FDS, fleet number 402. Operates route 905 to Glasgow / Airport. Scheduled for a September Release  RRP £34.50


20650 - Plaxton Pointer Dart - Clydeside
Registration number M67 FDS, fleet number 402. Operates route 905 to Glasgow / Airport.
Scheduled for a September Release  RRP £34.50
EFE PRE-PRO SMAPLE 14017 - Bristol FLF Lodekka - Bristol Omnibus Registration number 826 SHW, fleet number C71 33. Working route 87 to Warmley. Scheduled for a October Release  RRP £34.50
14017 - Bristol FLF Lodekka - Bristol Omnibus
Registration number 826 SHW, fleet number C71 33. Working route 87 to Warmley.
Scheduled for a October Release  RRP £34.50

EFE PRE-PRO SAMPLE 17511 - Leyland National MkII 1 Door - Highland Scottish  Registration number AST 155W, fleet number N13 F. Working route 45 to Lochy Bridge. Scheduled for a October Release  RRP £34.50
17511 - Leyland National MkII 1 Door - Highland Scottish 
Registration number AST 155W, fleet number N13 F. Working route 45 to Lochy Bridge.
Scheduled for a October Release  RRP £34.50

EFE PRE-PRO 40201 - Atkinson Articulated Box van - National Carriers Registration number JUW 277N. Scheduled for a September Release  RRP £34.50
40201 - Atkinson Articulated Boxvan - National Carriers
Registration number JUW 277N.
Scheduled for a September Release  RRP £34.50

EFE PRE PRO SAMPLE 26412 - Daimler Utility Bus - Wilts & Dorset Registration number CWV 781, fleet number 263. Working route 19 to Salisbury via Blandford Camp. Scheduled for a September Release  RRP £34.50
26412 - Daimler Utility Bus - Wilts & Dorset
Registration number CWV 781, fleet number 263. Working route 19 to Salisbury via Blandford Camp.
Scheduled for a September Release  RRP £34.50

EFE PRE-PRO SAMPLE   29634 - Leyland Olympian - Sovereign Buses Registration number G303 UYK, fleet number L303. Works route 114 to Mill Hill Broadway. Scheduled for a September Release  RRP £34.50
  29634 - Leyland Olympian - Sovereign Buses
Registration number G303 UYK, fleet number L303. Works route 114 to Mill Hill Broadway.
Scheduled for a September Release  RRP £34.50 

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