Here is an update to our release programme Q2/2017 (June-September 2017). The catalogue will be released around mid June 2017
The 1:18 Heinkel is not too far away and here’s the latest image of 18HE001 in Roman Blue, along with the 18MBC005 in Polar White.
148 N ScaleMany will be aware that we were are late on a whole group of products in the N Scale range. It will be quiet over the next 4/6 weeks, but then they will all progressively become available over the next 3/4 months.
Here are some updates of already announced N Scale vehicles.
There is a perfect storm brewing for N scale enthusiasts, not just due to the arrival of those late items, but because we didn’t stop the development of further products. There are new further items being announced today, you will see a further 5 ½ items – the tanker being an addition to the haulage range, which I call a ½ model. We also have the Burlingham Seagull which technically makes it 6 ½ as I forgot to mention this in the past releases. The new items are all fully tooled – I didn’t want to announce these until the previous items were imminent so no hold ups with these.
1:148 Oxford Automobile
Hillman Imp Willow Green
Jaguar XF Carnelian Red
1:148 Oxford Commercials
Ford 400E Van British Rail
Ford Transit Mk5 Network Rail Response Unit
Commer PB Royal Mail
Fordson Tractor Matt Grey
Mobile Trailer Buns on Wheels
1:148 Oxford Fire
Scania Pump Ladder Surrey F & R
1:148 Oxford Haulage
Mercedes Actros Curtainside Sparks
Scania Highline Tanker Eddie Stobart
Scania T Cab Tipper Tinnelly
Volvo FH4 Curtainside Knowles
1:148 Oxford Military
Motorbike & Sidecar RAF Blue
Churchill Tank Kingforce
Land Rover Series I 88" Canvas REME
Land Rover Lightweight United Nations
1:148 Oxford Omnibus
New Routemaster Propercorn
Burlingham Seagull Wallace Arnold
These are the 1st shots of the new N scale, all fully approved so please don’t worry about a delay with these. I sprayed some of these with primer so they will show up a litle better.
Also the 1st sample we have for the Weymann at N part of the delayed NSET003.
Here are some updated images of items that are scheduled for release.
The 1:43rd Austin Ruby had a small problem with the suitcase on the rear, the original CAD looked OK, but I overlooked the detail required. On the decorated samples, it was very apparent that it was not good enough. So what we had to make a modification, not only to the look, but also the componentry, as it was a both visual and structural problem. This is what I approved on the original CAD for the Ruby. The CAD looks sort of OK.
Changing this suitcase after the tools had been cut is not the easiest and didn’t make me the most popular person. Another lesson in spending just a bit longer reviewing the CAD.
So this was the Ruby updated suitcase CAD.
These are the updated shots, I also show a picture of the sprue, with the recut components, so more cost for us, but it needed to be right.
These are the new 1:43rd models that are added to the programme.
1:43 Oxford Automobile
Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Red
Austin Seven RN Saloon Light Grey
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud/Hooper Empress Two Tone Blue
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I Black
Rolls Royce Silver Dawn Two Tone Grey
Austin Ruby Saloon Dark Blue
TX5 Taxi Black
1:43 Oxford Commercials
Austin Threeway Van Civil Service Stores
Ford 400E Van Lotus
1:43 Oxford Emergency
Land Rover Series III SWB Hard Top AA
You will see the TX5 taxi as a new casting – this is a 2D of the original CAD for the car.
This then is our CAD interpretation of the original TX5 CAD.
These are some of the latest pictures from the 1:72nd History of Flight range. The Dragon is releasing later this month.
These are the new releases in the 1:72 History “Blue Box” range.
1:72 History of Flight
Twin Beech G-BKGM - Bristol Airways
DH89 Dragon Rapide X7454 USAAF - Wee Wullie
DH104 Devon WB534 RAF Transport Command
As you will see this includes the Twin Beech. These are some images taken whilst we were scanning along with a Scan dump and a bit of our CAD.
72nd Scale Aviation some updated pictures from the 1:72 Aviation range.
These are the new codings that are added to the Aviation range.
1:72 Oxford Aviation
Mustang P51D Sweet Arlene - 2nd Lt Arthur Reed Bowers
Arado AR196 D-IHQI Prototype 1938
Me163b Komet White 54 - 14JG 400 Niemcy 1945
Junkers Ju87 T6+DP 6 St.G2 Immelmann Libya 1941
Spitfire 1A N3277 Luftwaafe
Some updated picture in the 1:76 Automobile range.
These are the latest additions to the 76 scale Automobile Range
1:76 Oxford Automobile
Austin Healey 3000 Metallic Golden Beige
Aston Martin DB9 Coupe Cobalt Blue
Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe Quantum Silver
Austin Seven Saloon Light Grey
Vauxhall Cavalier China Blue
Citroen DS19 Monte Carlo Blue/Aubergine
Ford Cortina MkI Lombard Grey/Red
Ford Cortina MkIII Strato Silver
Vauxhall Cresta Venetian Red/Polar White
Citroen 2CV Charleston Cormorant Grey/Midnight Grey
Jaguar E Type Coupe Bluebird Blue (Donald Campbell)
Vauxhall FB Victor Cactus Green
Ford Fiesta Mk1 Terracotta
Hillman Imp Firebrand Red
BMW Isetta Signal Red
Land Rover Discovery 3 Rimini Red Metallic
BMW M3 Coupe E92 Mineral White
MGB Roadster Mineral Blue
Mini Surf Blue/Old English White
Triple Morris Minor
Triumph 2500 Russet Brown
Triumph TR4 New White
Triumph TR7 Convertible Triton Green
VW Bay Window Camper Savannah Beige/White
VW Bay Window Bus/Surfboards Lime Green/White
VW Beetle Lotus White
Vauxhall Wyvern Metallichrome Green
Wolseley 18/85 Black/Ivory
Ford Zephyr Purbeck Grey
A lot of interest in the 1:76 Range Rover Classic and the P38 which are not far away
As a link to Oxford Rail, this may interest you the 1:76 Carflat in BR livery which releases later in the month (along with the Dean Goods). You can get more details of the Oxford Rail website in the coming days.
76 Construction Latest 1:76 Construction images.
The 3CX from the 1980’s is added to the range.
1:76 Oxford Construction
JCB 3CX (1980s) JCB
We went back to our traditional way of making a handmade pattern for this 1:76 JCB 3CX. We did this as we couldn’t find a surviving vehicle, so we have used diagrams, drawings etc.
As explained on our last release, we are combining future releases of Fire, Police and Ambulance and Emergency vehicles into the Emergency range. New items added are:
1:76 Oxford Emergency
Bedford J1 Ambulance Dundalk Fire Service
Land Rover Series I 80" Open Top AA
Land Rover Series II LWB Hard Top RAC Radio Patrol
Bedford QLD Wiltshire Fire Brigade
New sets added are as follows:
1:76 Oxford Gift
5 Piece Jaguar Collection
Land Rover 5 Piece Set
VW Bay Window Set Van/Bus/Camper
3 Piece Rolls Royce Set
5 Piece Volvo Set
I was sent a copy of a review of one our gift sets. It went along the lines of ‘I am not sure why anyone would want to buy sets like this which include vehicles that have already been released in the past’. Not everyone understands the market we are in and the customers who buy our products. Also for Coca Cola, these are some updated images.
Also we add this Coca Cola 1:76 scale addition, some would argue that I missed it on the last release – I don’t think so, I am far too organised for that…
1:76 Coca Cola
Scania 94D 6 Wheel Curtainside Coca Cola
These are updated images that we have.
These are new items added to the range.
1:76 Oxford Haulage
Atkinson Cattle Truck J Haydon & Sons
Diamond T Ballast Wynns
DAF XF Euro 6 Curtainside Wrefords
DAF XF William Armstrong Livestock Trailer
Leyland Octopus Box Trailer Tesco
So at last a 1:76 scale cattle truck is added to the range – something we have been asked quite a few times over the last few years.
For those of you who prefer modern you will note the addition of 1:76 Houghton Parkhouse 'Professional' Livestock Transporter.
Updated pictures of items already announced in the 1:76 Military Range:
New items added to the 1:76 Military range are here:
1:76 Oxford Military
Bedford MWD 2 Corps 1/7th Middlesex Reg France 1940
Sherpa Van RAF
Sherman Tank MK III 10th Armoured Division 1942
Sherman Tank MK III Royal Scots Greys Italy 1943
TACR2 RAF St.Mawgan
Those of you who follow Oxford Rail will be aware that we are tooling the Sherman as a companion for the Warwell, in the Oxford Rail range it comes as it arrived into the UK during World War II as new. In the Diecast range they are liveried up with authentic markings. So the Rail version has a large box on the back.
Some updated pictures of the 1:76 Omnibus range.
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
Beadle Integral East Yorkshire
Irizar i6 The Kings Ferry
I mentioned on my last visit that we would be adding the 1:76 Living Wagon to the Showtime range and you can see here the latest picture. The ladder will be bagged separately as it can be posed as shown, or in the rear bracket. This Steam Roller - City of Truro - is added to the 76 Showtime range.
The latest Steam Roller – City of Truro
1:76 Oxford Showtime
Fowler Steam Roller No.18873 City of Truro
Here are some updated pictures in the 1:76 Oxford Commercial range.
New additions to the 1:76 Commercial range are as follows.
1:76 Oxford Commercials
Pallet/Loads Reckitts Starch * 4
Pallet/Loads Pratts Motor Oil * 4
Morris J4 Van Royal Mail
Morris 1000 Van British Rail
Sherpa Minibus Wynns
Again, as a crossover to Oxford Rail, the Road Rail Discoveries are shown here. The Railtrack colour is slghtly off and needs updating
The latest images from the 1:87 Oxford Automobile range.
New images for items added to 1:87 Oxford Automobile range.
1:87 Oxford Automobile
Buick Century 1955 California Highway Patrol
Buick Special Convertible Coupe 1936 Cardinal Maroon
Chevrolet Nomad 1957 Surf Green/India Ivory
Chevrolet Stepside Pick Up 1965 Maroon Metallic
Just a note now on Oxford Structures The new and initially modest range of buildings offers the modeller a selection of finely detailed resin moulded buildings that are painted to a truly exacting standard. This new Oxford Structures range of buildings has been separated into two distinct groups. The first could be simply described as domestic buildings and grouped under the Oxford Structures heading of Town and Country. The initial range will consist of two shops, a 1930’s style bungalow, plus a thatched cottage. Also included is a beautifully styled country church and of course the obligatory Pub! Closer to the railway tracks we have sought inspiration from the Great Western Railway with superb model example of a characteristic Station as well as suitable platform sections. There is a Signal Box, a truly impressive Water Tower and a Goods Shed. And what collection of railway buildings would not be without a single track Engine Shed. All these models carry the distinctive design DNA of the GWR and each detailed model has been carefully crafted to capture the real essence of ‘Gods Wonderful Railway’. You can get more information in the coming days from the Oxford Rail website.
As an example this is the OS76R005 Water Tower/Crane GWR – Oxford Structures
This is Hazel Cottage OS76T006 - Oxford Structures