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March 2013

Press Statement from Gilbow Holdings Ltd.

Exclusive First Editions are aware that another company is using images of our models on the internet and in advertising literature to promote models that they are intending to produce.

This is being done without our knowledge and without our consent and we are taking legal advice regarding this matter.




October 2012

Subscriber only models

Our latest Exclusive First Editions subscriber only models is about to be released and this features an AEC Renown bus in East Yorkshire N.B.C. livery. This interesting model depicts the time when the livery was changed to conform with the N.B.C.’s corporate colours of Poppy Red and White replacing the traditional Indigo Blue, Primrose and White, see Release Sheet 7 for details. Special models like this are a good reason for being one of our subscribers. For details on how to become a Subscriber just click the box at the top of the screen.

Autumn open weekend at London Transport’s Acton Depot

The Autumn open weekend at London Transport’s Acton Depot takes place on the 6th / 7th  October at the Museum, close to Acton Town tube station. We will be displaying our model range at this event and look forward to meeting all of our collectors that attend the event. The Museum has commissioned a model special model from us, that will be on sale at the museum shop, which features a Greenline RT bus on route 362 to Amersham Garage.

October 2012

The past few months have seen the release of our new Bristol VRT in both series 1 and series 2 versions. Fleet liveries now released are 38101 Eastern Scottish, 38102 Ribble, 38103 Eastern National and 38104 Southern Vectis, as shown below. Liveries that are about to be released are 38105 United, 38106 Southdown and 38107 Devon General. These early Bristol VRT’s with their distinctive flat fronts entered service in an array of colourful liveries prior to the plain red or green colours of the National Bus Company were introduced.

Our revised tooling for the Bus version of the Alexander Y type and the Bristol version of the Y type coach are now also being released. The first liveries of the bus body feature 38701 Midland Scottish, 38301 Western S.M.T and 38201 Central S.M.T. and a dual purpose coach bodied Bristol RELH Y type in North Western livery.

About to be released are our new Bristol RE LH models fitted with Alexander Y type coach bodies 38001 Eastern Scottish and 38002 in Western S.M.T black and white coach livery used on long distance services.


March 2012

March 31st

M & D and East Kent 60 Anniversary rally

The next show we are attending is the M & D and East Kent 60 Anniversary rally. The Heritage Transport Show is at the Kent Showground, Detling near Maidstone on the 31st of March. After the success last year of the M& D Centenary bus rally the M & D and East Kent enthusiast clubs have joined in to build this event and the number of buses and coaches attending this rally is growing by the day so it has all the promise of a great day out. During the day there will be free bus rides around the site and Arriva have arranged a frequent bus service between Maidstone and the Show Ground. Our display will be under cover in the main display building. We will have samples of our new castings of the Bristol VRT, Alexander Y Type Bus and Alexander Bristol RE coach and pre production model samples. We will have a display of fleet boards with models from the area, there will be a raffle and we will have a small Scrap Yard for scratch builders to discover some of those items they have been looking for.


Cobham Bus Rally at Wisley Airfield.
Unfortunately, due to other commitments we will not be able to attend this year’s rally but we have been commissioned to produce 2 special models for the event. The models are 26410A a Daimler Utility Bus and 26322B a Guy Arab II Utility Bus both in London Transport livery and they will be available on the day at the event.


March 10th and 11th

Acton Weekend and Hobby Show

London Transports Acton open weekend takes place on 10th and 11th March and we have been commissioned to produced two special Greenline RF models for this event.
Due to other commitments we will be unable to attend the event because we will be setting up for the Hobby and Model trade show in Coventry.

Although the Model and Hobby Show is a trade only event, we have arranged with the organizers to allow our Subscribers to attend on Tuesday afternoon 14th March. The show is at the Coventry Transport Museum entrance is free and our subscribers have been sent an invitation letter allowing entry to them and one guest only. In line with the 40th anniversary of the Leyland National we have a special item available for visitors to purchase.

Special Coventry Show Model E17213 West Midlands.

Available for all subscribers to purchase from our sales office.


January 2012

We would like to wish all our collectors a Happy New Year and thank you for all of your support over the past year.

Contacting Exclusive First Editions is easy

Write to us at
Gilbow (Holdings) Ltd,
32 Woodall Road

Phone us on 020 8344 6720