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Due in stock this week - Northcord Model Company UKBUS6501     Date added: 01/04/2018
  Due in stock this week - Northcord Model Company UKBUS6501

We at Woolybus are pleased to announce the imminent arrival into stock of this eagerly anticipated model from Northcord Model Company, marking their return to the UK diecast market.

UKBUS6501 is the first of six similar models from the company, which will cover Go-Ahead, Stagecoach, FirstGroup, National Express and Reading Buses, with more models expected in the future. This model is of a Go-Ahead London ADL Enviro 400MMC hybrid, shown to be on route 14 to Warren Street.

Our suppliers have already sold out of this model, and we are expecting our stock to sell quickly as well - we have five of these arriving in the next few days, which we are taking orders on, and will despatch all pre-orders as soon as the models arrive in stock. We are selling this model at 42.50 each, plus postage and packing which starts at 3.50 - we also ask that international customers contact us first to get the best shipping rates.

To order this model, or anything that we have in stock, either visit our web site, or call us on 020-8593 2727 or 07572-788744.

Now in stock - 2018 FirstGroup and South East Bus Fleet Books     Date added: 30/03/2018
  Now in stock - 2018 FirstGroup and South East Bus Fleet Books

We at Woolybus are pleased to announce, just one day apart, the arrival into stock of our two recent releases, by way of the 2018 FirstGroup and the South East Bus Fleet Books.

Firstly, we'd like to thank our excellent printers, Book Printing UK, for their rapid turn-around of our orders once the proofs had been approved, and for their outstanding assistance with the recent problems suffered by the courier in getting the 2018 FirstGroup Fleet Book to us.

Both of these books are updated to the end of February. The 2018 FirstGroup Fleet Book covers all of the mainland UK operations, both bus and rail, with each bus division separated and listed alphabetically, followed by the rail section in the same fashion. Consisting of over 170 pages and containing over 140 full colour photographs, we are expecting this book to be a top seller.

Our South East Bus Fleet Book is also the first regional (outside of London) book that we have put together. This first edition is also updated to the end of February, and includes 33 operators from across the southeast of England, covering Essex, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, the eastern part of Hampshire and a part of Berkshire. Consisting of over 150 pages and containing over 120 full colour photographs, we are also expecting this to follow in the footsteps of our other publications and become top sellers.

The pricing for these books is 18.00 for the FirstGroup book, and 15.00 for the South East book. We also ask for a postage and packing charge of 1.00 per book on orders within the UK - for international orders, we ask that customers contact us first to get the best shipping rates. All customers who have pre-ordered these exciting publications will have their orders despatched tomorrow morning, and should be with them during the next week.

Both of these books are available for purchase now through our web site, or by calling us on 020-8593 2727 or 07572-788744.

2018 FirstGroup Fleet Book - a further update     Date added: 28/03/2018
  2018 FirstGroup Fleet Book - a further update plus news on our other forthcoming title

We at Woolybus have a further update on the saga with out forthcoming 2018 FirstGroup Fleet Book which we would like to share with you all.

By some sort of miracle, we had a knock at the door this morning and were presented with a UPS delivery driver, with three parcels. To say these weren't expected is an understatement, especially in light of yesterdays developments with UPS conceding that they would now deem these three parcels to be "lost in transit".

Yup, our 200 copies of the 2018 FirstGroup Fleet Book have now arrived and are in stock, ready to be despatched.

We also received notification from our printers this morning that our other forthcoming title, the South East Bus Fleet Book, has also been printed and was ready for despatch. However, as we were told that this would likely be despatched by UPS (as one of their last consignments), we have opted to make the journey to our printers in Peterborough to collect these books plus some reprints that we have ordered. We are looking forward to this opportunity to finally meet the staff at a professional company that we have been working with for the past 18 months - without the help that they have given over the past 18 months, the publications side of Woolybus would not be where it is now, with us learning more and more with each book that we have produced, in a variety of ways.

As a result of this collection tomorrow, we will hold off the massive despatching of the pre-ordered books until Saturday morning, with a total of over 200 books pre-ordered and waiting to go out of the door. For those who have pre-ordered both of these titles, they will be sent together in the same envelope.

To order either of these titles, or anything that we have for sale on our web site, either visit our web site, or call us on 020-8593 2727 or 07572-788744.

We also have another exciting announcement to make during next week - watch this space!

2018 FirstGroup Fleet Book - an update     Date added: 27/03/2018
  2018 FirstGroup Fleet Book - an update

With the imminent arrival of the above publication, we at Woolybus have an important announcement relating to this intended arrival.

Last Wednesday (21st March), we received notification that the printers had worked tirelessly and got this forthcoming publication printed, and that we should be receiving our order of 200 copies on Thursday 22nd March, with delivery by UPS. Sadly, due to some urgent commitments, we had to rearrange this delivery for Friday 23rd March.

Arrangements were made to ensure that there was someone in throughout the whole of that day. At 7pm on Friday, it was evident that the books would not be arriving. Arrangements were then made with UPS for the books to be collected from their depot on Saturday morning.

On Saturday morning, a visit was made to our local UPS depot, only to be told that their central Customer Services number had not informed them that a collection was going to be made, and as a result, we left their depot empty-handed after being told that the three parcels would be locked away for the weekend and delivery would be made instead on Monday (yesterday).

So yesterday came, with arrangements once again made to ensure someone was in at all times. Numerous calls were made to UPS to try finding out what was going on, as throughout, since the early hours of Friday morning, the tracking for the three large parcels containing the books, was showing as "Warehouse scan", meaning it was scanned into the warehouse and that was the last time they were tracked. Sadly once again, delivery was not made.

Both the printers and myself were constantly pushing UPS for an answer as to when these parcels would be delivered, and was later changed to pushing for information as to where the parcels were. Unfortunately, during this morning, UPS conceded that due to them not being on any of the vans that they checked, and not being in their warehouse, that these three large parcels were to be deemed as "lost in transit".

To say we are gutted by this gross incompetence by a global member of the parcel market is an understatement, a sentiment which is also shown by our printers who turned the books around in less than 48 hours from us signing off the final proof. We have now been assured that the books will be arriving around April 4th, with the only silver lining being that they will be delivered by an alternative courier.

We at Woolybus would like to apologise to everyone who has placed orders for this publication, for the delay in getting the books to you, and will keep you updated of further developments. We would also like to thank the staff at Book Printing UK for their assistance in trying to get to the bottom of this matter.

Fleet lists updated, and news on forthcoming publications and rally events     Date added: 22/03/2018
  Fleet lists updated, and news on forthcoming publications and rally events

We at Woolybus are pleased to announce that an update to the fleet lists on our web site has been undertaken, with the updated fleet lists now available for purchase.

There have been a number of changes reflected in this latest fleet list update, namely:

     -  Tom Tappin, who operate sightseeing tours in Oxford, now feature as part of the Go-Ahead Group fleet lists
     -  Central Buses of Perry Barr was acquired by Rotala, and is now included within the Diamond Bus division
     -  Following acquisition by Transdev, the Rossendale fleet has been renumbered into the Transdev numbering system
     -  Regal Busways of Chelmsford have effectively closed their operation, so their fleet is no longer covered
     -  Replacing Regal Busways of Chelmsford amongst the many operators that we cover, we have introduced Nu-Venture of Aylesford to the fold
     -  In response to a recent poll on our Facebook page, we have also added Golden Tours of London to the range of companies for which we have fleet lists available.

We also have some further news relating to our forthcoming publications, the 2018 FirstGroup Fleet Book, and the South East Bus Fleet Book. We have received notification from our printers that the 2018 FirstGroup Fleet Book is on its way to us, and should be with us in the next 24 hours, with all pre-orders being despatched by Saturday afternoon at the latest. We have already pre-sold over 100 copies of this title, and expect this title to be very popular. We should also be receiving the South East Bus Fleet Book from the printers within the next two to three weeks.

As the rally season is also due to start soon, we are pleased to announce that the first two rallies of the coming season that we will be attending are the South East Bus Festival at Detling on Saturday 7th April 2018, and the Spring Gathering at the London Bus Museum at Brooklands on Sunday 15th April 2018. From previous experience, both of these events are well worth visiting - our stall will be there, and feel free to come and say hello to us!

To order any of the fleet lists, or any of the models or of our publications, either visit our web site, or call us on 020-8593 2727 or 07572-788744.

Coming soon - South East Bus Fleet Book     Date added: 12/03/2018
  Coming soon - South East Bus Fleet Book

We at Woolybus are pleased to make another exciting announcement, with another forthcoming release to our book range.

Up to date to the end of February 2018, consisting of over 150 pages, containing over 120 pages and covering over 30 operators, we are proud to announce the forthcoming South East Bus Fleet Book, which is due from the printers towards the end of March.

We are now taking pre-orders on this exciting title, following the huge success of our 2018 London Bus Fleet Book, with all pre-orders being despatched once the books arrive from the printers.

Priced at 15.00, we are also asking for an additional 1.00 to cover postage and packing costs on all orders in the UK. We also ask that international customers contact us before placing their order, to ensure the best shipping rates.

To place your order, either visit our web site, or call us on 020-8593 2727 or 07572-788744.

Coming soon - 2018 FirstGroup Fleet Book     Date added: 02/03/2018
  Coming soon - 2018 FirstGroup Fleet Book

We at Woolybus, are pleased to announce the next instalment from our Fleet Book range, due from the printers in the next few weeks, by way of the 2018 FirstGroup Fleet Book.

This publication consists of 177 pages and comes complete with over 140 full colour photos. As with the previous 2017 edition, this publication covers the UK Mainland operations, both bus and rail, of FirstGroup, including the recently gained South Western Railways rail franchise.

Up to date to the end of February 2018, we are expecting this publication to be as popular as the previous edition, if not more, and know that it will not disappoint.

We are now taking pre-orders on this book, with orders being despatched from the printers as soon as they arrive. This book is priced at 18.00, and ask that 1.00 is also paid to cover postage and packaging costs, with postage by Royal Mail 1st Class on all orders within the UK. For international customers, please contact us first before placing your order to ensure the best international shipping rates.

New arrivals into stock     Date added: 17/01/2018
  New arrivals into stock

We at Woolybus are pleased to announce the arrival into stock of a recent release from Corgi, by way of model numbers OM46619A and OM46619B, Wright's New Routemaster in General livery (vehicle number LT50), shown on route 88.

As with most Corgi bus releases, this is a dual-destination model - OM46619A has the destination of Camden Town, while OM46619B shows to be heading for Clapham Common.

This model is priced at 31.50 plus postage, while carrying an RRP of 39.49. For international customers, please contact us before placing your order to ensure the best shipping rates.

To purchase this model, or anything else that we have available, simply visit our web site or call us on 020-8593 2727 or 07572-788744.

Woolybus fleet lists updated     Date added: 07/01/2018
  Woolybus fleet lists updated

We at Woolybus are pleased to announce that an update has just been undertaken of the fleet lists on our web site, with the updated fleet lists now available for purchase.

Most notable within this latest update are the following changes:
     - Rossendale is now included in the Veolia-Transdev fleet lists following their recent takeover
     - Heathrow Hotel Hoppa operation can now be found within the Rotala OFJ fleet list
     - The Anglian Bus operation (within Go-Ahead) is now featured within the KonectBus fleet list (within Go-Ahead)
     - The Thamesdown operation has been merged within that of Go South Coast (within Go-Ahead)
     - Stagecoach Busways and Stagecoach Transit fleet lists have been merged to form one for Stagecoach North East
     - The Stagecoach South Group fleet list has been split into fleet lists for Stagecoach South and Stagecoach South East
     - London City Tour fleet list has been added to those available on our web site

We always welcome suggestions for companies to make fleet lists available for on our web site, and over the next year or so, we intend to increase the range considerably, and have also set up a poll on our Facebook page for the next list that you would like to see added to the range. To take part in this poll, simply go to www.facebook.com/Woolybus.

All of these updated fleet lists, plus much more, can be purchased through our web site, or by calling us on 020-8593 2727 or 07572-788744.

2018 Stagecoach Fleet Book now in stock!     Date added: 02/01/2018
  2018 Stagecoach Fleet Book now in stock!

We at Woolybus, after taking a few days off for the Christmas and New Year, are pleased to announce the arrival from the printers of our latest publication, by way of the 2018 Stagecoach Fleet Book.

The books arrived quite late on 21st December, and all pre-orders were promptly despatched with the intention of arriving before Christmas (and we hope that we succeeded in that). After that, we took a hard-earned rest and are now raring to go for 2018, with a number of exciting projects in the pipeline, including fulfilling orders for our latest publication.

Priced at 18.00, plus 1.00 towards postage and packaging (within the UK), this book is up to date to the end of November, and features over 140 full colour photographs. As with our 2017 group fleet books, we have included the rail section by way of East Midlands Trains, and Sheffield Supertram. For international orders, please contact us first to get the best shipping rate.

With this new release, we also have a handful of copies of the 2017 Stagecoach Fleet Book, which we have reduced to 9.00 plus 1.00 P&P (within the UK).

To order this exciting title, or anything else that we have available, simply visit our web site, or call us on 020-8593 2727 or 07572-788744.



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