By Maz Woolley
All photographs were provide by, and are copyright of, Oxford Diecast.
This article has been updated to include a model missed from Oxford’s website listing – 1:148 Cortina III re-colour in yellow.
Release 3 of 2017 has been announced by Oxford Diecast. It includes a wide variety of re-colours and several new castings. Most of the models are illustrated by drawings but those where prototypes are shown are pictured below. Lists of the other releases are included below and they include amongst others a 1:43 Coach casting for the first time as an Oxford 25 years special.
The bulk of the releases are in 1:76 scale and there are fewer trucks than usual, however there are several interesting farming and construction releases. For classic car lovers the 1:76 scale original Ford Capri, Heinkel, and Austin Somerset will be of particular interest.
Although many models are re-colours in several cases we have yet to see the first release of the casting.
The second issue of this 1:18 scale model.
76FT029 Oxford Diecast Ford Transit Mk5 Lwb High Docklands Light Railway
The numbering suggests that this is the 29th Issue of the Mark V LWB High roof Transit. This time as a Docklands Light Railway response vehicle.
76CWT002 Oxford Diecast Commer Walk Thru British Rail – Yellow
The second use of this casting and sure to be popular with railway modellers. Continues the use of the black linings for windows that just highlight the overscale depth of the casting.
76OWB013 Oxford Diecast Bedford OWB Belfast
Again the 13th livery for this 1:76 scale casting of the Bedford OWB. This time in Belfast livery. Belfast buses are famous for their Red livery but I expect that this blue livery must be authentic for the bus modelled.
76WMB002 Oxford Diecast Willys MB US Navy Seebees
A second release of the new 1:76 Jeep. The first release was as a Royal Navy beach master vehicle and now it is in US Navy colours.
NWFL001 Oxford Diecast Weymann Fanfare Southdown
This 1:144 scale model shows what Oxford can do in this scale. Seen already and sold out in 1:76 scale this model should be popular.
VF004-Oxford Diecast Vauxhall Firenza Sport Sunspot Yellow
The fourth use of this casting and in a very popular colour of the time.
New castings to be released
43JUP001 Jowett Jupiter SA Green
43WFA001 Weymann Fanfare South Wales – Oxford 25 Years Special B
76NQ2001 Nissan Qashqai J11 Storm White
76SOM001 Austin Somerset Black
76CHV001 Combine Harvester Red
76FCC001 Ford Consul Capri Lime Green/ermine White
76TPU001 Ford Transit Dropside Stobart Rail
76WOT001 Ford WOT1 Crash Tender Mickey Mouse (scampton)
76HE001 Heinkel Trojan Roman Blue
76JCB7001 JCB 776LRFCS001 Land Rover FC Signals Nato Green Camouflage
NWFL001 Weymann Fanfare Southdown
AC082 Brewster Buffalo USS Saratoga 1939
AC083 Henschel 123A Unit 3/SFGR 50 Lt. Hamann
72SW003 Supermarine Walrus N19 Irish Air Corps
Re-releases of existing castings in new colours and liveries.
18HE002 Heinkel Kabine Spartan Red
18MBC006 Messerschmitt KR200 Convertible Royal Blue
43AMVT003 Aston Martin Vantage S Sunburst Yellow
43JAG5002 Jaguar Mk V DHC Closed British Racing Green
43JAG8004 Jaguar MKVIII Carmen Red
43LRL004 Land Rover Lightweight Canvas Berlin Scheme
43R25002 Rolls Royce 25/30 – Thrupp & Maberley Two Tone Blue
43JSS007 SS Jaguar Gunmetal
VF004 Vauxhall Firenza Sport Sl Sunspot
76MN011 Austin Mini Cooper White Union Jack
76OWB013 Bedford OWB Belfast
76BD023 Bedford OYD 15th Scottish Infantry Div Uk 1943
76M3002 BMW M3 Coupe E92 Jerez Black
76CHT003 Churchill Tank 142 RAC Tunisia 1943
76COM007 Commer Commando Skyways
76CWT002 Commer Walk Thru British Rail – Yellow
76CWT003 Commer Walk Thru London Fire Brigade
76ETYP013 E Type Jaguar White
76FT029 Ford Transit Mk5 Lwb High Docklands Light Railway
76HST003 Humber Snipe Tourer Old Faithful – Tripoli 1943
763CX002 JCB 3CX Eco Backhoe Loader Union Jack Livery
76LRL003 Land Rover 1/2 Ton Lightweight RAF- Red Arrows
76LAN180006 Land Rover Series I 80 Hard Top RAC
76MCS005 Mini Hong Kong Police
76ME006 Morris Eight E Series Tourer Dark Blue
76MCS006 Pink Mini
76PAN007 Plaxton Panorama Ribble
76RRP3002 Rolls Royce Phantom III Fawn/black
76RRP5002 Rolls Royce Phantom V Burgundy/silver Sand
76SB002 Saro Bus Maidstone & District
76SCT004 Scania Car Transporter Green Tiger
76TCAB010 Scania T Cab Short Curtainside Stuart Nicol Transport
76TR6002 Triumph TR6 Signal Red
76VL002 Volvo 544 Yellow
76WMB002 Willys MB US Navy Seebees
87BC55004 Buick Century 1955 New York Taxi
87BS36004 Buick Special Convertible Coupe 1936 Balmoral Green
87CSD61002 Cadillac Sedan Deville 1961 Aspen Gold Met…
87CI61002 Chevrolet Impala 1961 Convertible Roman Red/white
87CN57004 Chevrolet Nomad 1957 Colonial Cream/india Ivory
87CP65004 Chevrolet Stepside Pick Up 1965 Red/white
87OR50002 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Coupe 1950 Crest Blue
87PB59002 Pontiac Bonneville Coupe 1959 Sunrise Coral
NAP004 Austin Princess (late) Black/Royal Claret
NCT006 Citroen 2CV Charleston Two Tone Grey
NDSC002 Daimler Dingo 10th Mounted Rifles
NDEF002 Land Rover Defender Royal Mail
NLRL002 Land Rover Lightweight Military Police
NMA002 Mercedes Ambulance London
NMGB002 MGB Roadster Pale Primrose
NNMN002 New Mini Pepper White
NCOR3002 Cortina Mark III Daytona Yellow
Specials and Sets
SP133 Xmas 2017 Albion
76SET58 RAF Centenary Set
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