Posted by TAFF OXFORD

As many of you know Oxford makes three release programme announcements each year. Roughly the end of January, end of May and end of September. Back in 2007 the original plan was for four releases a year, but we found that this cycle was just a bit too fast. Throughout these announcements there have been hidden messages within these programmes.

As each release approaches, I receive many emails as the excitement builds, and of course we are nearing one of these now. I often get asked about the straplines which appear on our catalogues, they are a lot deeper than many understand. Here I will try and give you a better understanding on Oxfords movement from what was predominantly promotional diecast items 10 years ago, to the hobby market we are in today; it wasn’t an accident, it was a long term calculated plan and the first part of the Journey was made with this statement.

 

           The World is Waiting

You wil have seen this on our catalogues between 2008 and 2012

In 2006 I published the book A Journey Through Time, this covered the period of my journey up until 2006, just as we were entering 2007. If you look closely at the bottom of the front cover of that book you will see these words very faintly under the words 'by TAFF'.

In 2007 the first of the catalogues started releasing with A6 and A5 sizes. If you can find the A6 copies follow the sequence of releases. I show here copies.

 2007 front cover release 1   2007 rear cover release 1

The first catalogue in 2007. The front cover shows the intent ' Making The Small Great'.

We were small and relatively unknown, but we will become great. The rear shows the feint words 'The World is Waiting'

2007 catalogue front 2   2017 catalogue rear 2 

The second catalogue in 2007. The front cover stating that the 'Game Begins', because business is a game.

The rear showing the words 'The World is Waiting' now more brightly.

Catalogue 3 2007 front Cover    

The third catalogue in 2007. The front cover stating that ' Who cares Wins', because I care - I will win. 

The rear adds an additional message 'Taking on the World', because that is exactly what I plan and you will see it in our catalogues today.

Catlogue 4 2007 front.   Catalogue 4 2007 rear

The fourth catalogue in 2007. The front cover stating that 'The Battle Begins', because that is what I have done to build Oxford - I have battled.

Also note the third additional line 'What is this world', the 'world' in small letters.

The last line of the Journey is hidden elsewhere.

We are currently

 

Taking on the World 

You will have seen this on our catalogues since 2012

So with those mind provoking thoughts, what about the new programme, what will be in it, to help you better understand I can give you today the following information.

Product Description Release Retail Bodyshape Scale Barcode
1:148 Oxford Automobile
NHI001 Hillman Imp Willow Green Q1/2018 £4.35 Hillman Imp 1:148 5055530128804
NXF001 Jaguar XF Carnelian Red Q1/2018 £4.35 Jaguar XF 1:148 5055530124714
1:148 Oxford Commercials
NFDE001 Ford 400E Van British Rail Q1/2018 £5.25 Ford 400E 1:148 5055530124448
NFT022 Ford Transit Mk5 Network Rail Response Unit Q1/2018 £5.25 Ford Transit MK 5 1:148 5055530124516
NPB008 Commer PB Royal Mail Q1/2018 £5.25 Commer PB 1:148 5055530120334
NTRAC004 Fordson Tractor Matt Grey Q1/2018 £4.35 Fordson Tractor 1:148 5055530124677
NTRAIL006 Mobile Trailer Buns on Wheels Q1/2018 £4.65 Mobile Trailer 1:148 5055530124684
1:148 Oxford Fire
NSFE007 Scania Pump Ladder Surrey F & R Q1/2018 £7.45 Scania Fire Pump 1:148 5055530120396
1:148 Oxford Haulage
NMB006 Mercedes Actros Curtainside Sparks Q1/2018 £13.95 Mercedes Actros 1:148 5055530124585
NSHL03TK Scania Highline Tanker Eddie Stobart Q1/2018 £13.95 Scania 1:148 5055530124653
NTCAB005 Scania T Cab Tipper Tinnelly Q1/2018 £13.95 Scania T Cab 1:148 5055530124660
NVOL4003 Volvo FH4 Curtainside Knowles Q1/2018 £13.95 Volvo FH 1:148 5055530124691
1:148 Oxford Military
NBSA008 Motorbike & Sidecar RAF Blue Q1/2018 £3.95 BSA Motorcycle 1:148 5055530124363
NCHT001 Churchill Tank Kingforce Q1/2018 £6.95 Churchill Tank 1:148 5055530124370
NLAN188020 Land Rover Series I 88" Canvas REME Q1/2018 £4.35 Land Rover Series 1 1:148 5055530124530
NLRL001 Land Rover Lightweight United Nations Q1/2018 £4.35 Land Rover Lightweight 1:148 5055530124561
1:148 Oxford Omnibus
NNR005 New Routemaster Propercorn Q1/2018 £9.45 Routemaster New 1:148 5055530124639
NSEA001 Burlingham Seagull Wallace Arnold Q4/2017 £8.75 Burlingham Seagull 1:148 5055530120358
1:43 Oxford Automobile
43AMZ003 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Red Q1/2018 £24.95 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato 1:43 5055530122499
43ASS006 Austin Seven RN Saloon Light Grey Q1/2018 £16.95 Austin 7 Car 1:43 5055530122505
43EMP002 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud/Hooper Empress Two Tone Blue Q1/2018 £24.95 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud/Super Empress 1:43 5055530122529
43RSC002 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I Black Q1/2018 £24.95 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I 1:43 5055530122710
43RSD002 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn  Two Tone Grey Q1/2018 £24.95 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn 1:43 5055530122734
43RUB002 Austin Ruby Saloon Dark Blue Q1/2018 £17.95 Austin Ruby 1:43 5055530122741
43TX5001 TX5 Taxi Black Q1/2018 £11.95 TX5  Taxi 1:43 5055530129542
1:43 Oxford Commercials
43AK017 Austin Threeway Van Civil Service Stores Q1/2018 £13.95 Austin K8 Van 1:43 5055530122444
43FDE017 Ford 400E Van Lotus Q1/2018 £13.95 Ford 400E 1:43 5055530122536
1:43 Oxford Emergency
43LR3S002 Land Rover Series III SWB Hard Top AA Q1/2018 £16.95 Land Rover Series III 1:43 5055530122635
1:72 History of Flight
72BE001 Twin Beech G-BKGM - Bristol Airways Q1/2018 £34.95 Twin Beech 1:72 5055530122789
72DR015 DH89 Dragon Rapide X7454 USAAF  - Wee Wullie Q4/2017 £33.95 DH Dragon Rapide 1:72 5055530117259
72DV005 DH104 Devon WB534 RAF Transport Command Q1/2018 £34.95 De Havilland Dove 1:72 5055530117297
1:72 Oxford Aviation
AC079 Mustang P51D Sweet Arlene - 2nd Lt Arthur  Reed Bowers Q1/2018 £14.95 Mustang P51 1:72 5055530124318
AC080 Arado AR196 D-IHQI Prototype 1938 Q1/2018 £14.95 Arado AR196 1:72 5055530124325
AC084 Me163b Komet White 54 - 14JG 400 Niemcy 1945 Q4/2017 £14.95 Messerschmitt ME163B 1:72 5055530129658
AC085 Junkers Ju87 T6+DP 6 St.G2 Immelmann Libya 1941 Q4/2017 £14.95 Junkers Ju-87 Stuka 1:72 5055530129719
AC086 Spitfire 1A N3277 Luftwaafe Q4/2017 £14.95 Spitfire 1:72 5055530129726
1:76 Coca Cola
76S94004CC Scania 94D 6 Wheel Curtainside Coca Cola Q4/2017 £16.45 Scania 94 6 1:76 5055530122147
1:76 Oxford Agriculture
76SET10B Triple Tractor Set Q4/2017 £13.95 Fordson Tractor 1:76 5055530129115
1:76 Oxford Automobile
76AH3005 Austin Healey 3000 Metallic Golden Beige Q1/2018 £5.45 Austin Healey 1:76 5055530122857
76AMDB9003 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe Cobalt Blue Q1/2018 £5.75 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe 1:76 5055530122864
76AMV003 Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe Quantum Silver Q1/2018 £5.75 Aston Martin Vanquish 1:76 5055530122871
76ASS006 Austin Seven Saloon Light Grey Q1/2018 £5.45 Austin 7 Car 1:76 5055530122888
76CAV003 Vauxhall Cavalier China Blue Q1/2018 £5.45 Vauxhall Cavalier 1:76 5055530122963
76CDS005 Citroen DS19 Monte Carlo Blue/Aubergine Q1/2018 £5.45 Citroen DS19 1:76 5055530122970
76COR1008 Ford Cortina MkI Lombard Grey/Red Q1/2018 £5.45 Ford Cortina Mk1 1:76 5055530123007
76COR3008 Ford Cortina MkIII Strato Silver Q1/2018 £5.45 Ford Cortina Mk3 1:76 5055530123014
76CRE009 Vauxhall Cresta Venetian Red/Polar White Q1/2018 £5.45 Vauxhall Cresta 1:76 5055530123021
76CT006 Citroen 2CV Charleston Cormorant Grey/Midnight Grey Q1/2018 £5.25 Citroen 2CV 1:76 5055530123038
76ETYP010 Jaguar E Type Coupe Bluebird Blue (Donald Campbell) Q1/2018 £5.45 Jaguar E Type Jag 1:76 5055530125773
76FB006 Vauxhall FB Victor Cactus Green Q1/2018 £5.45 Vauxhall Victor FB 1:76 5055530123168
76FF006 Ford Fiesta Mk1 Terracotta Q1/2018 £5.25 Ford Fiesta 1:76 5055530123205
76HI003 Hillman Imp Firebrand Red Q1/2018 £5.45 Hillman Imp 1:76 5055530123281
76IS001 BMW Isetta Signal Red Q1/2018 £5.45 BMW Isetta 1:76 5055530123311
76LRD008 Land Rover Discovery 3 Rimini Red Metallic Q1/2018 £5.45 Land Rover Discovery 3 1:76 5055530123458
76M3001 BMW M3 Coupe E92 Mineral White Q1/2018 £5.75 BMW M3 1:76 5055530123519
76MGB008 MGB Roadster Mineral Blue Q1/2018 £5.45 MGB 1:76 5055530123564
76MN008 Mini Surf Blue/Old English White Q1/2018 £5.25 Mini Car 1:76 5055530123588
76SET07B Triple Morris Minor Q3/2017 £15.95 Sets 1:76 5055530125919
76TP005 Triumph 2500 Russet Brown Q1/2018 £5.45 Triumph 2500 1:76 5055530125964
76TR4003 Triumph TR4 New White Q1/2018 £5.45 Triumph TR4 1:76 5055530123908
76TR7001 Triumph TR7 Convertible Triton Green Q1/2018 £5.75 Triumph TR7 1:76 5055530123939
76VW027 VW Bay Window Camper Savannah Beige/White Q1/2018 £5.45 Volkswagen Bay Window 1:76 5055530124011
76VW028 VW Bay Window Bus/Surfboards Lime Green/White Q1/2018 £5.45 Volkswagen Bay Window 1:76 5055530124028
76VWB008 VW Beetle Lotus White Q1/2018 £5.25 Volkswagen Beetle 1:76 5055530125957
76VWY006 Vauxhall Wyvern Metallichrome Green Q1/2018 £5.45 Vauxhall Wyvern E 1:76 5055530125940
76WO005 Wolseley 18/85 Black/Ivory Q1/2018 £5.45 Wolseley 18/85 1:76 5055530124059
76ZEP010 Ford Zephyr Purbeck Grey Q4/2017 £5.75 Ford Zephyr 1:76 5055530124066
1:76 Oxford Commercials
76ACC007 Pallet/Loads Reckitts Starch * 4 Q4/2017 £4.95 Pallet Loads 1:76 5055530121409
76ACC008 Pallet/Loads Pratts Motor Oil * 4 Q4/2017 £4.95 Pallet Loads 1:76 5055530121416
76J4001 Morris J4 Van Royal Mail Q1/2018 £6.45 Morris J4 1:76 5055530123328
76MM059 Morris 1000 Van British Rail Q4/2017 £5.25 Morris Minor Van 1:76 5055530125780
76SHP006 Sherpa Minibus Wynns Q1/2018 £6.45 Sherpa 1:76 5055530123847
1:76 Oxford Construction
76JCX001 JCB 3CX (1980s) JCB Q1/2018 £19.95 JCB 3CX  1980's 1:76 5055530123335
1:76 Oxford Emergency
76BED007 Bedford J1 Ambulance Dundalk Fire Service Q4/2017 £6.25 Bedford J1 Lomas 1:76 5055530122932
76LAN180003 Land Rover Series I 80" Open Top AA Q4/2017 £5.25 Land Rover Series 1 1:76 5055530123373
76LAN2017 Land Rover Series II LWB Hard Top RAC Radio Patrol Q4/2017 £5.75 Land Rover Series II 1:76 5055530123397
76QLD006 Bedford QLD Wiltshire Fire Brigade Q1/2018 £13.95 Bedford QL 1:76 5055530123632
1:76 Oxford Gift
76SET14A 5 Piece Jaguar Collection Q4/2017 £26.45 Sets 1:76 5055530129108
76SET17E Land Rover 5 Piece Set Q4/2017 £26.45 Land Rover Series 1 1:76 5055530129122
76SET35A VW Bay Window Set Van/Bus/Camper Q4/2017 £15.45 Sets 1:76 5055530129092
76SET51 3 Piece Rolls Royce Set Q1/2018 £19.95 Sets 1:76 5055530123793
76SET52 5 Piece Volvo Set Q4/2017 £26.95 Sets 1:76 5055530123809
1:76 Oxford Haulage
76ATKL004 Atkinson Cattle Truck J Haydon & Sons Q1/2018 £14.95 Atkinson 8 Wheel 1:76 5055530122901
76DT006 Diamond T Ballast Wynns Q1/2018 £15.45 Diamond T 1:76 5055530123137
76DXF002 DAF XF Euro 6 Curtainside Wrefords Q4/2017 £24.95 Daf XF Euro 6 1:76 5055530123151
76DXF003 DAF XF William Armstrong Houghton Parkhouse Livestock Trailer Q1/2018 £25.95 Daf XF Euro 6 1:76 5055530125933
76LO001 Leyland Octopus Box Trailer Tesco Q4/2017 £14.95 Leyland Octopus 1:76 5055530123410
1:76 Oxford Military
76MWD007 Bedford MWD 2 Corps 1/7th Middlesex Reg France 1940 Q1/2018 £6.75 Bedford MWD 1:76 5055530123601
76SHP005 Sherpa Van RAF Q1/2018 £6.45 Sherpa 1:76 5055530119208
76SM001 Sherman Tank MK III 10th Armoured Division 1942 Q3/2017 £12.95 Sherman Tank 1:76 5055530129665
76SM002 Sherman Tank MK III Royal Scots Greys Italy 1943 Q4/2017 £12.95 Sherman Tank 1:76 5055530129672
76TAC004 TACR2 RAF St.Mawgan Q1/2018 £10.95 TACR2 1:76 5055530123854
1:76 Oxford Omnibus
76BI003 Beadle Integral East Yorkshire Q1/2018 £18.95 Beadle Integral 1:76 5055530122949
76IR6003 Irizar i6 The Kings Ferry Q1/2018 £23.95 Irizar i6 1:76 5055530118331
1:76 Oxford Showtime
76FSR005 Fowler Steam Roller No.18873 City of Truro Q4/2017 £12.95 Fowler Steam Roller 1:76 5055530123236
1:76 Oxford Structures Railway
OS76R001 Station Building GWR Q1/2018 £44.99 Station 1:76 5055530129139
OS76R002 Signal Box GWR Q1/2018 £24.99 Station 1:76 5055530129146
OS76R003 Goods Shed GWR Q1/2018 £36.99 Station 1:76 5055530129153
OS76R004 Engine Shed GWR Q1/2018 £37.99 Station 1:76 5055530129160
OS76R005 Water Tower/Crane GWR Q1/2018 £24.99 Station 1:76 5055530129177
OS76R006 Straight Platform *2 Q1/2018 £14.00 Station 1:76 5055530129184
OS76R007 Platform Ramp * 2 Q1/2018 £9.99 Station 1:76 5055530129191
OS76R008 Island Platform *2 Q1/2018 £14.00 Station 1:76 5055530129207
OS76T001 Church St.Catharines Church Q1/2018 £39.99 Buildings 1:76 5055530129214
OS76T002 The Bush Inn Q1/2018 £34.99 Buildings 1:76 5055530129221
OS76T003 T. Davies & Grandson Butchers Q1/2018 £26.99 Buildings 1:76 5055530129238
OS76T004 E.I.Sole Newsagent Q1/2018 £26.99 Buildings 1:76 5055530129245
OS76T005 Bungalow AVALON Q1/2018 £25.99 Buildings 1:76 5055530129252
OS76T006 Hazel Cottage Q1/2018 £29.99 Buildings 1:76 5055530129269
1:87 Oxford Automobile
87BC55003 Buick Century 1955 California Highway Patrol Q1/2018 £5.95 Buick Century 1955 1:87 5055530124073
87BS36003 Buick Special Convertible Coupe 1936 Cardinal Maroon Q1/2018 £5.95 Buick Special Convertible Coupe 1936 1:87 5055530124097
87CN57003 Chevrolet Nomad 1957 Surf Green/India Ivory Q1/2018 £5.95 Chevrolet Nomad 1957 1:87 5055530124110
87CP65003 Chevrolet Stepside Pick Up 1965 Maroon Metallic Q1/2018 £5.95 Chevrolet Stepside Pickup 1955 1:87 5055530124158

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