23 November 2012
The Museum of Transport and EFE join forces for the annual Christmas Cracker Transport Collectors Fair ...
The Museum of Manchester is holding its annual Christmas Cracker Transport Collectors Fair on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December from 10am to 5pm. A wide range of transport and local interest collectables will be on sale plus you will have the chance to meet Frank Joyce and the EFE team to see what's in store for bus collectors in 2013. There is a free heritage bus service running to and from Manchester Victoria Station to the Museum and there's plenty of hot snacks and refreshments throughout the fair to keep visitors warm on a chilly winter's day!
Visit the fair at the Museum of Transport, Boyle Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 8UW. Admission charges are £4 adults, over 60s £2 and children under are 16 free. More info from www.gmts.co.uk
Brand new models from EFE
Exclusively to the web this month we bring you information on the new 1/76 scale Bristol RELH D/P Bus from EFE. While complying with the NBC's livery Bristol Omnibus came up with this attractive combination of colours and applied it to coaches in the Bath and Bristol fleets. Registered GHY 131K, numbered BH 2069, it is working Express Route 603. Model ref: 29412, RRP £30.50
Also just announced from EFE come the following buses:
PRICE £30.50 LIMIT NOT SPECIFIED SCALE 1/76 REF NO 38105
The livery might be fairly plain but the quality of its application is first rate. EFE’s United replica, the 405 Blyth service, has a fetching green and cream interior and authentic Vaux advertising on the front upper deck. The model also exhibits some very fine printing.
Daimler MCW Fleetline
PRICE £30.50 LIMIT NOT SPECIFIED SCALE 1/76 REF NO 18011
Derby City Transport operated this beautiful bus, which is re-created brilliantly by EFE. It represents the 159 Overdale Road service and offers fine printing, good door detail and pleasing contrast from the green interior.
Leyland National MkII Long
PRICE £30.50 LIMIT NOT SPECIFIED SCALE 1/76 REF NO 17704
There’s no missing this vivid Midland Fox bus, which in replica form is sturdy and well appointed. The mesh screens to the front are neatly printed, as are the company logos of this Leicester firm.
Plaxton SLF Dart MkII 2 Door
PRICE £31 LIMIT NOT SPECIFIED SCALE 1/76 REF NO 36606
The large windows of this type allow a good view inside to reveal reasonable seat detail. With a Hounslow destination plate, the London United model is very well finished and benefits from excellent printing.
Plaxton Pointer Dart
PRICE £30.50 LIMIT NOT SPECIFIED SCALE 1/76 REF NO 20645
The livery of Arriva Shires & Essex is smartly rendered on EFE’s Plaxton bus. The paint coverage is good, even on the pale section at the front, and particularly pleasing is the mesh screen represenation on the vehicle’s rear right side.
All these models are available from EFE on Tel: 0208 344 6720. www.exclusivefirsteditions.com
Plus if you subscribe you would be eligable to buy the special subscriber-only models, this month the East Yorkshire Renown in red NBC livery and, coming soon, the Guy Arab II Utility in LT post-war livery and the Bristol VRT Series I, numbered 38101A in service with Eastern National.