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a small change from oxford early ergo aec and leylands to a mid 1970s grill updated octpus eight wheeler bulk tipper and bison in ncb livery. also the foden s80. this lorry was so comin apart from transport images no one has done probably what was one the most common trucks on the road from the 1970s through to the mid 1980s .

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a small change from oxford early ergo aec and leylands to a mid 1970s grill updated octpus eight wheeler bulk tipper and bison in ncb livery. also the foden s80. this lorry was so comin apart from transport images no one has done probably what was one the most common trucks on the road from the 1970s through to the mid 1980s .

 

Not seen the change to the ergo cab but AEC and Leyland used different variants of the cab with the later grille, the Leyland one being higher to accommodate the 0.500 engine.

 

The S80 is a welcome addition although again there are two different variants, one for tractor units and 2/3 axle rigid and a one for 4 axles. RTI have modelled both and Mi-Kits/ Motorway models did a superb white metal kit for the tractor in the 70s/ 80s.

 

, aside from 

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Not seen the change to the ergo cab but AEC and Leyland used different variants of the cab with the later grille, the Leyland one being higher to accommodate the 0.500 engine.

 

The S80 is a welcome addition although again there are two different variants, one for tractor units and 2/3 axle rigid and a one for 4 axles. RTI have modelled both and Mi-Kits/ Highway models did a superb white metal kit for the tractor in the 70s/ 80s.

 

, aside from 

Also the AEC had wider front wings, this is the version made by EFE.

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What next?

 

Well, Oxford seem to be supplying a number of 1:76 scale cars and fire engines to Hachette Partworks, available on their site ( https://www.hachettepartworks.com/oxford-diecast-176-automobiles )  I don't think there's a magazine involved, just the individual vehicles.

 

Perhaps there's going to be further collaboration with Oxford, the link for the "Build Your Very Own Milltown Model Railway" ( http://www.milltownmodelrailway.com ) now redirects to the Hachette main page; Perhaps it'll become "Build Your Very Own GWR Branch Line Station", with an offer of a Dean Goods....

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Trade announcement on Friday 2 June 2017. Announced the evening before on the Oxford Diecast Collectors Facebook group. This is a members only group, and traditionally Oxford's MD reveals new items there on the evening before the trade announcement. Some history of the announcement cycle is in the blog item for May 14, 2017 here:-

 

https://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/blogs/news

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1:148 Oxford Automobile
NHI001 Hillman Imp Willow Green
NXF001 Jaguar XF Carnelian Red

 

1:148 Oxford Commercials
NFDE001 Ford 400E Van British Rail
NFT022 Ford Transit Mk5 Network Rail Response Unit
NPB008 Commer PB Royal Mail
NTRAC004 Fordson Tractor Matt Grey
NTRAIL006 Mobile Trailer Buns on Wheels

 

1:148 Oxford Fire
NSFE007 Scania Pump Ladder Surrey F & R

 

1:148 Oxford Haulage
NMB006 Mercedes Actros Curtainside Sparks
NSHL03TK Scania Highline Tanker Eddie Stobart
NTCAB005 Scania T Cab Tipper Tinnelly
NVOL4003 Volvo FH4 Curtainside Knowles

 

1:148 Oxford Military
NBSA008 Motorbike & Sidecar RAF Blue
NCHT001 Churchill Tank Kingforce
NLAN188020 Land Rover Series I 88" Canvas REME
NLRL001 Land Rover Lightweight United Nations

 

1:148 Oxford Omnibus
NNR005 New Routemaster Propercorn
NSEA001 Burlingham Seagull Wallace Arnold

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1:43 Oxford Automobile
43AMZ003 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Red
43ASS006 Austin Seven RN Saloon Light Grey...
43EMP002 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud/Hooper Empress Two Tone Blue

43RSC002 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I Black
43RSD002 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn Two Tone Grey
43RUB002 Austin Ruby Saloon Dark Blue
43TX5001 TX5 Taxi Black

 

1:43 Oxford Commercials
43AK017 Austin Threeway Van Civil Service Stores
43FDE017 Ford 400E Van Lotus

 

1:43 Oxford Emergency
43LR3S002 Land Rover Series III SWB Hard Top AA

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1:72 Oxford Aviation

AC079 Mustang P51D Sweet Arlene - 2nd Lt Arthur Reed Bowers
AC080 Arado AR196 D-IHQI Prototype 1938...
AC084 Me163b Komet White 54 - 14JG 400 Niemcy 1945
AC085 Junkers Ju87 T6+DP 6 St.G2 Immelmann Libya 1941
AC086 Spitfire 1A N3277 Luftwaafe

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1:76 Oxford Automobile

76AH3005 Austin Healey 3000 Metallic Golden Beige
76AMDB9003 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe Cobalt Blue
76AMV003 Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe Quantum Silver...
76ASS006 Austin Seven Saloon Light Grey
76CAV003 Vauxhall Cavalier China Blue
76CDS005 Citroen DS19 Monte Carlo Blue/Aubergine
76COR1008 Ford Cortina MkI Lombard Grey/Red
76COR3008 Ford Cortina MkIII Strato Silver
76CRE009 Vauxhall Cresta Venetian Red/Polar White
76CT006 Citroen 2CV Charleston Cormorant Grey/Midnight Grey
76ETYP010 Jaguar E Type Coupe Bluebird Blue (Donald Campbell)
76FB006 Vauxhall FB Victor Cactus Green
76FF006 Ford Fiesta Mk1 Terracotta
76HI003 Hillman Imp Firebrand Red
76IS001 BMW Isetta Signal Red
76LRD008 Land Rover Discovery 3 Rimini Red Metallic
76M3001 BMW M3 Coupe E92 Mineral White
76MGB008 MGB Roadster Mineral Blue
76MN008 Mini Surf Blue/Old English White
76SET07B Triple Morris Minor
76TP005 Triumph 2500 Russet Brown
76TR4003 Triumph TR4 New White
76TR7001 Triumph TR7 Convertible Triton Green
76VW027 VW Bay Window Camper Savannah Beige/White
76VW028 VW Bay Window Bus/Surfboards Lime Green/White
76VWB008 VW Beetle Lotus White
76VWY006 Vauxhall Wyvern Metallichrome Green
76WO005 Wolseley 18/85 Black/Ivory
76ZEP010 Ford Zephyr Purbeck Grey

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For those with a Facebook account there are images of the releases on the Collector's page.  The Twin Beech aircraft looks very nice and would look lovely with a Railway Air Services Dragon and Dragon Rapide in a 1930s aerodrome next to a Southern Electric themed layout!

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From Taff "A lot of interest in the 1:76 Range Rover Classic and the P38 which are not far away. Other versions to come - but not yet - probably a year away. We have to design into the moulds at the beginning all the permutations we plan".

 

The Range Rover classic and the Rover SD1 are perfect for the blue era to early sector era modellers.

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1:76 Oxford Construction
76JCX001 JCB 3CX (1980s) JCB

 

1:76 Oxford Emergency
76BED007 Bedford J1 Ambulance Dundalk Fire Service...
76LAN180003 Land Rover Series I 80" Open Top AA
76LAN2017 Land Rover Series II LWB Hard Top RAC Radio Patrol
76QLD006 Bedford QLD Wiltshire Fire Brigade

 

1:76 Oxford Haulage

76ATKL004 Atkinson Cattle Truck J Haydon & Sons
76DT006 Diamond T Ballast Wynns...
76DXF002 DAF XF Euro 6 Curtainside Wrefords
76DXF003 DAF XF William Armstrong Livestock Trailer
76LO001 Leyland Octopus Box Trailer Tesco

 

1:76 Oxford Military
76MWD007 Bedford MWD 2 Corps 1/7th Middlesex Reg France 1940
76SHP005 Sherpa Van RAF
76SM001 Sherman Tank MK III 10th Armoured Division 1942...
76SM002 Sherman Tank MK III Royal Scots Greys Italy 1943
76TAC004 TACR2 RAF St.Mawgan

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"New additions to the 1:76 Omnibus Range are as below, we have a little catching up to do here as we have the IR6, Beadle Integral and Saro still to release. So, no new tooling announcements."

1:76 Oxford Omnibus
76BI003 Beadle Integral East Yorkshire
76IR6003 Irizar i6 The Kings Ferry

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Think you will find it is a Ford 400E van, the Transit predecessor, rather than the Trader which was semi forward control lorry.

Sorry wrong name but it was what I thought, Transit predecessor .....shame it's it British Railways maroon and cream and not in British Rail Livery. A repaint beckons.

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Sorry wrong name but it was what I thought, Transit predecessor .....shame it's it British Railways maroon and cream and not in British Rail Livery. A repaint beckons.

Careful, the 400E Thames van shared its metallurgy with the cars of the time (not just Fords) and BR vans led a pretty tough existence. The model was discontinued in 1965 and It's quite possible none of theirs lasted long enough to be painted yellow......

 

John

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Careful, the 400E Thames van shared its metallurgy with the cars of the time (not just Fords) and BR vans led a pretty tough existence. The model was discontinued in 1965 and It's quite possible none of theirs lasted long enough to be painted yellow......

 

John

Thanks, I realised that after I'd posted. The repaint will be as a van......probably for a builder, in rough condition.

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