By Maz Woolley
All text by, and copyright of the Author. Illustrations used are from Oxford Diecast.
Oxford announce three releases a year and these are linked to their catalogues. The latest release is release two 2019 and the catalogue is shown below. All models are made in China in Oxford’s factory. All but the 1:148 scale models are diecast. 1:148 generally have plastic bodies.
At a recent launch session on the Oxford Diecast Collectors Facebook page Lyndon and Eloise Davies explained that there would be fewer items in this release to allow them to catch up with the previously announced releases that have not yet been produced. Inevitably some collectors will be disappointed, especially if their scale, or theme, has little to offer in this release.
What appears to be troubling is that there seems to be a rise in emails to the team at Oxford Diecast with unpleasant and unhelpful criticism. It is fair enough to draw the team’s attention to issues or concerns but hostile or rude comments are uncalled for, and worse they may encourage the team at Oxford to be less open to comments. Here at MAR Online we often criticise products from makers but hope that we do so in a constructive and encouraging way.
So on to the new announcements.
Just one new casting in this scale, a Land Rover with a body by Tickford. The remaining two models are re-liveries. No new, or re-painted, 1:43 scale cars this release.
43TIC001 Land Rover Tickford Two Tone Green
43LR3S004 Land Rover Series III SWB Canvas Royal Navy
43CF003 Bedford CF Ice Cream Van/Morrison Mr Softee
Four new castings in this scale. Two of cars with one being the long awaited Bentley State Limousine. The other two are new items in the steam/agricultural ranges.
A substantial number of re-colours appearing in ranges of cars, vans, military vehicles, and lorries.
76BCGT001 Bentley Continental GT Sport
76BSL001 Bentley State Limousine HM The Queen
76PL001 Fowler Plough Blue and Red
76WB001 Water Bowser Alan Sparkes
76BI005 Beadle Integral Thornes of Bubwith
76BR003 Burrell 8nhp DCC Showmans Locomotive No 2342 Vanguard
76CRE011 Vauxhall Cresta Versailles Green and Black
76DC003 Duple Commander II Neath and Cardiff
76FCC003 Ford Consul Capri Monaco Red and White
76FZ003 Ford Zodiac MkII Ermine White and Pink
76HE004 Heinkel Trojan Polar White
76JCX75003 Jaguar CX75 Caesium Blue
76XK005 Jaguar XK Stratus Grey
76JEN005 Jensen 541R Metallic Royal Blue
76MX003 Austin Maxi Harvest Gold
76RREC003 Range Rover Evoque Convertible Fuji White
76RRS004 Range Rover Sport SVR Fuji White
76VEL003 Range Rover Velar SE Silicon Silver
76SOM003 Austin Somerset Romney Blue
76ZEP012 Ford Zephyr Black
76FT035 Ford Transit Mk5 National Grid
76FT3009 Ford Transit MK3 Gentian Blue
76MM061 Morris 1000 Post Office Telephones Yellow
76CIT005 Citroen H Catering Van Fish and Chips
76PB009 Commer PB Van Pitchford and Miles
76SHP008 Leyland Sherpa Van Manweb Electricity
76VWS003 VW T1 Van Dove Blue
76VWS008CC VW T1 Bus and Surfboards Coca Cola
76T4004 VW T4 Van Black
76T5V003CC VW T5 Van Coca Cola
76WM007 Whitby Mondial Ice Cream Van Piccadilly Whip
76SCL004 Scania Crane Lorry Galt Transport
76TIP005 AEC Ergomatic Tipper London Brick Company
76TK016 Bedford TK Box Van Macbraynes
76LRFCA003 Land Rover FC Ambulance 24 Field Ambulance Bosnia
76LRL007 Land Rover Lightweight Canvas RAF Police
76TAC007 TACR2 Royal Navy RNAS Yeovilton
76SM004 Sherman MkIII 4th and 7th Royal Dragoon Guards France 1944
76WMB007 Willys MB USAAF Tunisia 1943
76WOT003 Ford WOT 1 Crash Tender RAF Bomber Command
AC095 Gloster Meteor 5897M RAF Hednesford Staffs
AC096 Focke Wulf TA152 Stab JG301
All models in this scale are recolours. Hopefully the first versions of these models, which are overdue, will appear over the summer.
87CE57002 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham 1957 Dakota Red
87CH63002 Chevrolet Corvair Coupe 1963 Riverside Red
87CV50002 Chevrolet Panel Van 1950 Washington DC Police
87PC54002 Pontiac Chieftain 4 Door 1954 Winter White/Maize Yellow
87SET002 3 Piece 1949 Mercury Set 70th Anniversary
All new colours and liveries in this scale. And all vehicles already seen in 1:76 scale.
NMOS006 Morris Minor Saloon Clipper Blue
NFDE011 Ford 400E Van Fordson Tractors
NFT024 Ford Transit MK5 Royal Mail
NMA004 Mercedes Ambulance Scottish Ambulance Service
NTRAIL010 Mobile Trailer AA
NTRAIL014 Mobile Trailer Southdown
NSDF002 Shelvoke and Drewry Freightlifter British Rail Crimson
NVOL4007 Volvo FH4 Semi Low Loader Cadzow
NVOL4009 Volvo FH4 Semi Low Loader G F Job
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