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The postman delivered the collection I purchased :)

10 in all.

16220 - Bristol LS in Greyhound livery.

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16311 DL - Bristol LS in Bath Services dual purpose livery.

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16325 - Bristol LS coach in Bristol Tramways livery.

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E25204 - Bristol RELL in Bristol livery. Bit of paint damage on radiator. Did accidentally order another off ebay, so that hopefully won't be damaged.

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29403 & 29413 - Bristol RELH Dual Purpose Coaches, both in Badgerline livery.

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29408 - Bristol RELH Dual Purpose Coach in Bristol Omnibus livery

29412 - as above but in the later NBC livery.

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32401 - Bristol RELH coach in Bristol Omnibus livery.

32402 - As above but in Bristol Greyhound livery.

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17 of 39 EFE code 1s

0 of 2 EFE LT museum code 2s

2 of 2 EFE (LBRT) code 3s

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Its a very good day.

Postie arrived with a package.

This is my favourite model in the whole list and difficult to get hold of. None sold on ebay in last 6 months. None in stock at any model shop I've tried.

Bought from a collector, after an appeal on a FB group.

One of the later EFE models. They even put wing mirrors on it !

He knew its rarity value, so I had to cough up the most dosh yet. But oh so worth it :)

29704 - Leyland Olympian / Roe bodywork, Bristol Omnibus NBC livery.

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Scores on doors

18 of 39 EFE code 1s

0 of 2 EFE LT museum code 2s

2 of 2 EFE (LBRT) code 3s

 

 

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2 hours ago, Cookiesouwest said:

Its a very good day.

Postie arrived with a package.

This is my favourite model in the whole list and difficult to get hold of. None sold on ebay in last 6 months. None in stock at any model shop I've tried.

Bought from a collector, after an appeal on a FB group.

One of the later EFE models. They even put wing mirrors on it !

He knew its rarity value, so I had to cough up the most dosh yet. But oh so worth it :)

29704 - Leyland Olympian / Roe bodywork, Bristol Omnibus NBC livery.

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Scores on doors

18 of 39 EFE code 1s

0 of 2 EFE LT museum code 2s

2 of 2 EFE (LBRT) code 3s

 

 

JHU911X is on page 1 of that First Bus book I mentioned earlier, still in the same livery however recently deregulated.

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Mrs CSW bought me a bus for Christmas. In fact she bought two identical ones!

Not on my list as its a Corgi. The Corgis in local liveries were going to be the next challenge, but I'm not complaining.

Volvo Olympian, Northern Counties body.

This bus use to be the bus I caught to school every day, so glad she bought it :)

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The postman has arrived. He is rapidly becoming my favourite person.

20302 - Bristol VR series II with ECW bodywork, in Bristol NBC livery. Spent many a bus journey as a young child on these.

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Scores on doors

20 of 39 EFE code 1s

0 of 2 EFE LT museum code 2s

2 of 2 EFE (LBRT) code 3s

 

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Its been a busy day wfh. Mostly looking for some of the rarer models.

5 now in transit to me. 

2 are of the rare variety, one was 50 quid! The other a more reasonable 25.

1 was not on list but is rare and was cheap. So as it was lucky to find, I bought it. Will sell it on at a later date.

Total spend now 415.45 :(

I think I better reign myself in a bit and spread the rest over the year - but then, I have said that before lol

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I’d never really looked into the different brands of models but I just sorted through my small collection and put the EFEs at the front. The back row are mainly corgi. Are any of these on your list (I’ve binned the boxes though)? 

Some I wouldn’t sell but some I would if it helped your collection challenge.

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7 minutes ago, jon.k said:

I’d never really looked into the different brands of models but I just sorted through my small collection and put the EFEs at the front. The back row are mainly corgi. Are any of these on your list (I’ve binned the boxes though)? 

Some I wouldn’t sell but some I would if it helped your collection challenge.

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Thanks Jon.

Don't think any of those are on my list.

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So, my favourite person delivered again today :)

Two models from the same collector.

24804 - Mercedes Benz 709 / Reeve Burgess in City Line livery.

Another I travelled on when younger.

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99713 - Bristol RELH / ECW in Bristol Greyhound livery. A code 2 model by EFE for London Transport Museum. One of 10 in the Victoria Coach Station Anniversary series. They don't come up for sale often and the seller didn't stiff me on the price :)

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2 hours ago, Cookiesouwest said:

So, my favourite person delivered again today :)

Two models from the same collector.

24804 - Mercedes Benz 709 / Reeve Burgess in City Line livery.

Another I travelled on when younger.

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99713 - Bristol RELH / ECW in Bristol Greyhound livery. A code 2 model by EFE for London Transport Museum. One of 10 in the Victoria Coach Station Anniversary series. They don't come up for sale often and the seller didn't stiff me on the price :)

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The best coach ever made, very fast and comfortable.

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2 hours ago, DVee8 said:

No.

Not on my list.

That looks like a code 3 model. A driver has been added.

I think I bought a couple of models from him, that I did need.

Thanks for looking out for potential models.

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2 hours ago, Out Run said:

Can I suggest a title change to 12 weeks? 😄

I need to slow down.

A few are very hard to find. I've been exceptionally lucky with about 5 of those already bought.

I'm going to concentrate on finding the rare ones for a few months.

Spent an hour today, trying to understand a Japanese model shop website, as they seem to have one I want. I failed and gave up lol

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30 minutes ago, Cookiesouwest said:

I need to slow down.

A few are very hard to find. I've been exceptionally lucky with about 5 of those already bought.

I'm going to concentrate on finding the rare ones for a few months.

Spent an hour today, trying to understand a Japanese model shop website, as they seem to have one I want. I failed and gave up lol

I get it, mate. When you want something and it's hard to get, you go for it whilst you can.

Lol @ Japanese model shop. Learn kanji, it will be worthwhile. 😁

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Two more turned up today. Only one on the list.

29803 - Dennis Lance / Wright Pathfinder in Bagerline livery.

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99704 - Bristol RELH / ECW coach, in Red & White livery.  A code 2 model for London Transport Museum. They don't come up for sale very often and it was cheap, compared to normal. So I bought it.

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Scores on doors

22 of 39 EFE code 1s

1 of 2 EFE LT museum code 2s

2 of 2 EFE (LBRT) code 3s

1 extra

 

 

 

 

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Another has arrived this morning.

16311 - Bristol LS / ECW in Bristol dual purpose livery.

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3 more in transit to me. One of which is not on the list, but rude not to complete the set of Corgi Volvo Olympians :)

I did reach the point of thinking my challenge would be complete by end of January, but of the 16 left, 8 seem to be made of unobtainium i.e. none on ebay and none in the completed sales search either. Or available in any model shop. Not a good sign. I'm also very conscious that of those bought, 6 were pretty bloody rare and I just got lucky.

Scores on doors

24 of 40 EFE code 1s

1 of 2 EFE LT museum code 2s

2 of 2 EFE (LBRT) code 3s

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6 hours ago, Datsuncog said:

I found a few Badgerline EFEs during the weekend's diecast sorting - possibly ones you already have, but I'll snap them later on and let you see them.

Unboxed and possibly with some minor wear, but if you do want them, they'll be cheap...

Yes I would be interested

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