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Hi all, does anyone know whats in the pipeline for more'N' vehicles..? we have- buses a few cars loads of morris minors :blink: scamell, taxis, prefects, snipe, cresta, horsebox ,caravan, jag and fire engine...if ive missed any let me know ;) what favorites would anyone else like them to produce?

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Dad was speaking to Oxford yesterday and has updated the Oxford part of his website http://www.transmac.net/index.html click onto Cars button then Oxford. He was impressed by some of the pre-production models.

 

N Scale - expected Winter 2011 - 2012

NBED001 Bedford Lomas ambulance, Hereford

NBL001 Bristol Lodekka LD, Crosville

NJAG9002 Jaguar MkIX, Black/Sherwood Green

NMOS001 Morris Minor saloon, Lilac

NPE002 Plaxton Elite, Parks of Hamilton

NQ1007 Trolley bus, Cardiff (Streamline)

NQM006 Queen Mary, OK Motor Services

NRAB006 Scammell Scarab & trailer, British Railways

NRF006 AEC RF, London RF520

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I wish they would make a Commer Karrier Fire Engine in 00 gauge

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I would like to see a few more of the classic 1960's BMC group cars ie:-

ADO9 Farina styled Morris Oxford's, Austin A55 Mk 2/A60 Cambridge, MG Magnette Mk 3 & 4, Riley 4/68 & 4/72, Wolseley 15/60 & 16/60.

Austin A99/A110 Westminster, Wolseley 6/99 & 6/110, Princess 3 litre and 4 litre R,

ADO16 Austin & Morris 1100 Mk1 & 2, Riley Kestrel, Wolseley 1100, Princess 1100

Riley Elf & Wolseley Hornet

Then I am biased and live in Oxford!!!

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Good Evening All

I have just came off J.Ayrey website after looking under Oxfordiecast 00 range, they have listed some new vehicles both trucks,vans and cars.

Here a quick list of some interesting items.

Scania Artic/lowloader trailer in Stobart Rail

Ford Transit in Network Rail

AEC Ergomatic 6 wheel tipper in Hoveringham

Atkinson Borderer artic/flatbed trailer

Pioneer Recovery trucks/tractors various liveries

Dennis F106 fire engines

Commer PB Royal Mail

Morris J Ice cream van

Austins Princess car

Triumph 2500 car

 

Plus loads of other vehicles in new colours and liveries, sorry did not have a look at N gauge yet.

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Here Oxforddiecast N gauge new models following on from the above posting tonight.

 

Bedford/Lomas Ambulance

Bedford OB Pantechnicon truck

Bedford OWB single deck bus

Citroen 2CV

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Yes, some excellent releases there- they're well out of period for any layout needs I'm likely to have, but the 'wedge' Princess and Triumph 2.5 are very welcome, we had a Princess when I was a kid

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On the subject of "wish lists" I would like to see a Ford Granada mark2, and a Rover SD1 produced in OO scale.

BTW, I ran an F reg Cavalier mark 2 hatchback in 1997 - there's another option for the model companies to produce.

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While we're on the subject of wishes, how about a Mark 2 Cortina 4-door? Every diecast and kit of Mark 2's in all scales have been 2-door while the 4-door was much more common in real life. .

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Good point Bernard. Most of the models I've seen aren't quite right. I've got one that is exactly right but that's in twelve inches to the foot scale!

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I still haven't painted my rebuild - I was going to use the paint from a spray tin of Ford Lagoon (lightish blue) but sadly it had expired into a rusty mush since I lasy used it (1987?). I kept the painted lid as a colour reference. I'll have to see what other contemporary Ford colours I've got/fancy using.

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According to the oxford diecast facebook page these are the new models for the coming year:

1:76 Scale - NEW

 

Ford Transit Beavertail

... VW T25 Van/Bus/Camper

Austin Atlantic

Bentley MK VI

Vauxhall Viva HB

Morris Marina

Reliant Regal

Austin Tilly

Tricycle van

 

I''m going to wait until I see them on their main webpage before I run around the room praising the god of diecast but I'm looking forwards to some of these wee beasties. There seemed to an emphasis on 1/76 cars and 1/72 planes but little in the way of new N gauge (couldn't find any) and 1:43.

 

If that list is true! Then the Marina, Regal and Viva are excellent for us BR Blue modellers. The transit beavertail looks to be a good choice as well.

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Some interesting choices there, and covering a nice range of periods- as you say the HB Viva (Oxford covering another part of our family motoring history!), Marina and Reliant are all good choices for the BR Blue era, the VW T25 is a nice follow-on from their existing Bay Window, and likely to be popular for the 80's modeller, and that Transit beavertail sounds very useful- wonder which Mark of Transit they're doing?

 

The Atlantic is an interesting 50's release, although hardly an everyday sight (according to Wikipedia, less than 8000 A90 Atlantics sold, with about 50% going for export), http://farm5.staticf...66e01a009_z.jpg

 

...and is anyone going to give me odds on Oxford releasing that MkVI Bentley in Midnight Blue, as Ivo Peters' NHY581? It could become the Somerset & Dorset modellers' equivalent of a bus on a bridge!, http://www.wllr.org....pril%202010.jpg

 

 

The Austin Tilly sounds like a logical addition to the military stuff they've started to do, with last year's AEC Matadors etc. Did Tillys get sold on any great numbers for civilian use after military service?

http://www.flickr.co...ley/3701080449/

 

I guess the tricycle van is likely to be one of the early Reliants (originally a Raleigh design apparently) http://www.flickr.co...hmm/4800795571/

....although I think there were other manufacturers who offered similar vehicles? http://www.trainsfer...0-wb-james2.jpg

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...and is anyone going to give me odds on Oxford releasing that MkVI Bentley in Midnight Blue, as Ivo Peters' NHY581? It could become the Somerset & Dorset modellers' equivalent of a bus on a bridge!, http://www.wllr.org....pril%202010.jpg

 

 

 

Yes, its been announced here http://www.goldstarstockists.net/live/catalog/pre-order-oxford-76bn6001-bentley-mkvi-ivo-peters-176-p-49719.html

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'' The Austin Tilly sounds like a logical addition to the military stuff they've started to do, with last year's AEC Matadors etc. Did Tillys get sold on any great numbers for civilian use after military service? ''

Yes they were and very popular as a straightforward light economical vehicle, think main problem not many survived rough treatment in the war.

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'' The Austin Tilly sounds like a logical addition to the military stuff they've started to do, with last year's AEC Matadors etc. Did Tillys get sold on any great numbers for civilian use after military service? ''

Yes they were and very popular as a straightforward light economical vehicle, think main problem not many survived rough treatment in the war.

Quite a few did survive, several were still in use in Malta in the late 70's. The ones based on the Hillman Minx do not seem to have lasted so well. Many were to be seen in the 50's with 'estate car' bodies replacing the tilt.

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Yes, its been announced here http://www.goldstars...76-p-49719.html

 

Thanks!

 

So looking at that link, the full list in 1/76 seems to be (including new colours on some existing models)

 

AEC Matador wrecker: BRS

Austin K8 Welfarer Ambulance- Civil Defence

Austin K8 Threeway- Midland Red (that's a very welcome one for me!)

Austin A90 Atlantic- Ash Green

Austin Tilly- 9 Survey Regt, RA

Bedford OX30- Ministry of Food 'Food Flying Squad'

Bedford OWB- Merthyr Tydfil

Bedford TK Fire engine- 'Stanley'

Bentley S1 Continental- Dawn Blue

Bentley MkVI- 'Ivo Peters' & 2-tone Balmoral Green/Ice Green

Bentley Mulsanne- Royal Ebony

David Brown Tractor- Bertram Mills Circus

Ford Consul- Sebring Red

Ford Transit Mk1 Beavertail- RAC

Ford Zephyr Mk3- Tuscan Yellow

Green Goddess Fire Engine- Teesside

Land Rover- Gwynedd Health Authority

Land Rover Defender- British Rail

Land Rover Transporter set (with 8 Series Ones)

Leyland Princess- Staffordshire Police

Morris J Van- Ministry of Food (Odd that they've chosen to duplicate the 'J' as Pocketbond already do one)

Morris Marina 4-door. Harvest Gold (a good old classic 70's BL colour!) and Blaze

Reliant Regal van- AA and BOAC (surprised there isn't a 'Trotters' version yet- and I'd have liked to see the saloon/estate car as well as the van!)

Renault Dauphine- Met. blue

Scammell Mech Horse- Army (RASC)

Scammell Show Tractor- Whiteleggs

Scania CP28 Pump Ladder- Strathclyde

Scania Topline & fridge trailer- DFDS

Tricycle van- Bertram Mills Circus

Triumph 2500- Signal Red

Vauxhall Viva HB- 2-door- Peacock Blue (must admit I was hoping for a 4-door, as we had one when I was a kid!)

VW Bay Window- BRS Rental (Hadn't realised BRS ever used these!)

VW Beetle- Turquoise

VW T25 van- Pastel White

VW T25 (side window version) Cornat Blue/Guinea Blue

VW T25 camper- Ivory

 

Only N gauge items listed on that site as 2012 pre-orders are a GWR version of the Albion horsebox, and a Plaxton Elite coach in 'Jones Login' colours

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Photos of some pre-production samples of new castings are now available via the British Model Buses website News page.

 

In 1:76 scale - the Bedford OWB in 3 different liveries. [Thursday 2nd Feb entry]

 

In 1:148 (British N) the Burlingham Sunsaloon (3 liveries) and Plaxton Elite (2 liveries) [Wednesday 1st Feb entry]

Note: despite comment on another group this is the 2009 onwards Plaxton 'Elite', not the early 1970s body style of the same name!

 

Have to say that the window pillars (often a poor aspect of ODC castings) look finer than other recent models - the windscreens in particular of the OWB and Burlingham looking much closer to flush than others while the Elite clearly employs a very different production method, necessary for the large bonded glass panoramic windows and 'barrel' windscreen.

 

Paint finish of these samples is a bit rough around the edges and I would hope will be tided up before release...

 

Paul

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Dad had a Viva

must get one and change the reg plate to match! :)

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When dad got the list of these (he sells them) I think that he decided to have one of each MkVI Bentley and I might get 2 of the Ivo's one to keep as it is and the other to repaint just like my car. Dad's thinking of repainting one like his MkVI.

 

Some time ago I was talking to Oxford about some possible vehicles and one that I mentioned was the MkVI so perhaps if you suggest a few of the 1980's cars that are not done as models (or others) then they may appear in the future.

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I'd love an n gauge Audi Quatro in red for when I get round to doing an inner city 80's layout, just stick it sideways in the road chasing an escort/transit/capri/triumph :)

 

A deliorien with and without modifications? Re-create movie scenes perhaps :P

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The N Gauge model of the new Plaxton Elite is due any day. Samples have been delivered to Plaxton and have met with universal approval. The model is a superb rendition of the prototype in every way, a great achievement for a vehicle with such a complex combination of curves.

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I'd love an n gauge Audi Quatro in red for when I get round to doing an inner city 80's layout, just stick it sideways in the road chasing an escort/transit/capri/triumph :)

 

A deliorien with and without modifications? Re-create movie scenes perhaps :P

 

Like everyone else will?

 

Cheers

 

Jim

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Hi,

The N Gauge model of the new Plaxton Elite is due any day. Samples have been delivered to Plaxton and have met with universal approval. The model is a superb rendition of the prototype in every way, a great achievement for a vehicle with such a complex combination of curves.

My 'fleet' arrived from Oxford Die-Cast this morning, one sandwiched here between a couple of Bandai die-casts:

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I have a relivery in mind for one, but I do hope these sell well so Oxford see a demand for perhaps scaling down some of the modern 1/76 vehicles in their range B)

 

Regards, Gerry.

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