Oxford Diecast Release 3 2016

By Maz Woolley

 

Oxford Diecast’s products are made in their own factory in China and are diecast in various scales. They have recently circulated their third release announcement of the year and the models are likely to become available from early 2017.  Oxford always provide a very good view of what is coming and they are already working on what will be released in 2018! I think that as factory owners they need to plan a steady flow of work to keep the factory working efficiently so they need to plan ahead anyway.

Oxford Diecast Display Cabinet at the Swansea Railway Modelling Show
Oxford Diecast Display Cabinet at the Swansea Railway Modelling Show

Again we see releases announced across many ranges and lots of new castings as well as new models based upon current castings. Oxford now release over 450 products a year across all their ranges. The small pictures used below are drawings Oxford have released based upon the design cells they use for each vehicle.

Taff, the owner of Oxford Diecast, posted news about these models on the Oxford Collectors Facebook page prior to making the press release and also provided some interesting information on the impact of “Brexit” upon model suppliers. The impact of ‘Brexit’, raw material price increases, and other factors have meant that costs increased over 20% for Oxford in the last year but Oxford is trying hard not to pass on price increases of this level to consumers.

The models pictured below have some nice new 1:43 scale Rolls-Royce castings. Both the Hooper Empress and the Silver Cloud Mark I in 1:43 scale should be very good models. The recently released 1:43 scale Phantom’s both now appear in 1:76 scale which will be a popular choice for railway modellers. Other new castings in 1:76 include a Beadle Integral coach, the yet to be launched Land Rover New Discovery,  and a DAF XF Euro 6 CombiTrailer/Container Maritime Transport as well as the Jaguar Formula E racing car. One new 1:76 scale model which will excite many collectors is the early JCB excavator with many working elements included which has been a real engineering challenge for Oxford.

The second outing of the 1:76 scale Imp casting looks like it may be produced as a later Super Imp from badges which will make a good companion for the first release which was based on the Imp as launched.  A couple of new Rovers appear in 1:76 firstly the original version of the Range Rover, which I would like to see in 1:43 as well. and the SD1 Rover  which starts in Vitesse trim but which I am sure will appear in many variations later. The second version of the Sherpa Crewbus in BR livery should again prove very popular for railway modellers but we still wait for a van version to be produced. Finally the second version of the new Volvo P1800 casting will appear in white, the classic “Saint” colours from the 1960s TV series.

Finally no new castings are announced in 1:148 scale as they are announced quite a few in release 2 this year and many are yet to be produced. However there are some new uses of existing mouldings including the Morris Minor Police car which will undoubtedly appear in many 1:148 scale dioramas.

The planes announced keep up the steady flow of types available in 1:72 scale at affordable prices. Oxford’s coverage of World War Two aircraft types is very strong.

1:43 Scale

 

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43EMP001 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud/Hooper Empress Brown/Cream


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43LR2S003 Land Rover Series II SWB Hard Back Post Office Telephones


43LRL003
43LRL003 Land Rover 1/2 Ton Lightweight RAF (Red Arrows)


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43RRP3002 Rolls Royce Phantom III SdV HJ Mulliner Fawn/Black


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43RRP5002 Rolls Royce Phantom V James Young Burgundy/Silversand


43RSC001
43RSC001 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I Sand/Sable


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43RSD001 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn/Std Steel Maroon/Black


43xk150008-jaguar-xk150-roadster-carmen-red

43XK150008 Jaguar XK150 Roadster Carmen Red


amvt002-aston-martin-v12-vantage-s-lightning-silver

AMVT002 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Lightning Silver

1:72 Scale

 

72DR014

72DR014 DH89 Dominie HG709 RNAS Culdrose


AC071

AC071 Bell Airacobra I 601 – County of London Sqn. RAF Duxford 1940


AC072

AC072 Westland Lysander MkI 416 Malton NSC Factory Canada 1939


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AC074 Curtis Warhawk P40


AC081

AC081 P38J Lightning


1:76 Scale

 

NO PICTURE AVAILABLE

76ACC003 Pallet/Loads Spratts Dog Cakes * 4


NO PICTURE AVAILABLE

76ACC004 Pallet/Loads Welgar * 4


76ass005-austin-seven-saloon-black

76ASS005 Austin Seven Saloon Black


76bi001-beadle-integral-east-kent

76BI001 Beadle Integral East Kent


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76DIS5001 Land Rover New Discovery Silver


76DXF001

76DXF001 DAF XF Euro 6 CombiTrailer/Container Maritime Transport


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76FBB003 Fowler BB1 Ploughing Engine No.15436 Princess Mary


76fg002-ford-galaxy-london-ambulance-service

76FG002 Ford Galaxy London Ambulance Service


76FMT003

76FMT003 Field Marshall Tractor Red


76FT030CC

76FT030CC Ford Transit LWB High Coca Cola Xmas


76FT3006

76FT3006 Ford Transit Mk3 RAC


76hi002-hillman-imp-tangerine-metallic

76HI002 Hillman Imp Tangerine Metallic


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76JFE001 Jaguar Formula E


76KRS006

76KRS006 Konecranes Reach Stacker Maritime Transport


76lan2013-land-rover-series-ii-station-wagon-shell-bp

76LAN2013 Land Rover Series II Station Wagon Shell/BP


76le003-lotus-elan-red-and-silver

76LE003 Lotus Elan Red and Silver


76lr2s002-land-rover-series-ii-swb-canvas-british-rail

76LR2S002 Land Rover Series II SWB Canvas British Rail


76lr3s001-land-rover-series-iii-station-wagon-limestone

76LR3S001 Land Rover Series III Station Wagon Limestone


76mb006-mercedes-actros-gsc-curtainside-sparks-transport

76MB006 Mercedes Actros GSC Curtainside Sparks Transport


76mgbgt002-mgbgt-grampian-grey

76MGBGT002 MGBGT Grampian Grey


76ml1001-jcb-major-loader-mk1-excavator-jcb

76ML1001 JCB Major Loader Mk1 Excavator JCB


76nq003-nissan-qashqai-fired-iron

76NQ003 Nissan Qashqai Fired Iron


76p4003-rover-p4-black-cornwall-constabulary

76P4003 Rover P4 Black (Cornwall Constabulary)


76PAN006

76PAN006 Plaxton Panorama Bere Regis & District


76pd2005-leyland-pd2-12-edinburgh

76PD2005 Leyland PD2/12 Edinburgh


76ran004-range-rover-vogue-indus-silver

76RAN004 Range Rover Vogue Indus Silver


76RCL001

76RCL001 Range Rover Classic Lincoln Green


76rrp3001-rolls-royce-phantom-iii-black

76RRP3001 Rolls Royce Phantom III Black


76rrp5001-rolls-royce-phantom-v-navy-and-silver

76RRP5001 Rolls Royce Phantom V Navy/Silver


76sct003-scania-car-transporter-woodside-motorfreight-ltd

76SCT003 Scania Car Transporter Woodside Motorfreight Ltd


76sdf003-shelvoke-drewry-freightlifter-british-rail-yellow

76SDF003 Shelvoke & Drewry Freightlifter British Rail (Yellow)


76SDV001

76SDV001 Rover SD1 3500 Vitesse Targa Red


76set44-5-piece-land-rover-set

76SET44 5 Piece Land Rover Set


76set49-5-piece-land-rover-classic-set

76SET49 5 Piece Land Rover Classic Set


76set55-5-piece-land-rover-set

76SET55 5 Piece Land Rover Set


76sfe009-scania-cp28-pump-ladder-kent-fire-rescue-service

76SFE009 Scania CP28 Pump Ladder Kent Fire & Rescue Service


76SHP002

76SHP002 Sherpa Minibus British Rail


76tac003-tacr2-raf-pink-panther

76TAC003 TACR2 RAF Pink Panther


76tcab009-scania-t-cab-curtainside-ian-hayes

76TCAB009 Scania T Cab Curtainside Ian Hayes


76TR015CC

76TR015CC Mobile Trailer Coca Cola


76vol01st-volvo-fh3-3-axle-nooteboom-semi-low-loader-stobart

76VOL01ST Volvo FH3 3 Axle Nooteboom Semi Low Loader Stobart


76vol03cl-volvo-fh3-6-wheel-curtainside-coopers

76VOL03CL Volvo FH3 6 Wheel Curtainside Coopers


76vp002-volvo-p1800-white

76VP002 Volvo P1800 White


76VW026

76VW026 VW Bay Window Van Light Grey


76vx003-vauxhall-astra-mkii-steel-grey

76VX003 Vauxhall Astra MkII Steel Grey


76WFA006

6WFA006 Weymann Fanfare Birch Bros


SP045

76WM006 Whitby Mondial Ice Cream Smiths


76xf007-jaguar-xf-ammonite-grey

76XF007 Jaguar XF Ammonite Grey


1:148 Scale

 

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NAEC014 AEC Matador Wrecker Southdown


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NIRZ005 Irizar PB White


nmb002-mercedes-actros-curtainside-pollock

NMB002 Mercedes Actros Curtainside Pollock


nmos005-morris-minor-saloon-police-panda

NMOS005 Morris Minor Saloon Police Panda


nnr003-new-routemaster-london-united

NNR003 New Routemaster London United


nvol4006-volvo-fh4-walking-floor-a-w-jenkinson

NVOL4006 Volvo FH4 Walking Floor A W Jenkinson


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SP113 Volvo FH Curtainside Lorry Brains


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