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Yet another Woolybus book about to hit the shelves     Date added: 11/07/2017
  Yet another Woolybus book about to hit the shelves

We at Woolybus are pleased to announce the imminent arrival from the printers of our next exciting publication.

Continuing from the immense success of our 2017 Stagecoach and FirstGroup Fleet Books, the latest addition to the range is the 2017 Go-Ahead Fleet Book.

Up to date to the end of June 2017, this publication contains over 120 full colour photographs, as well as full fleet lists for all of the Go-Ahead UK bus operations. Also, continuing with the rail coverage in the Stagecoach and FirstGroup books that have already flown off the shelves, Go-Ahead's rail operation is also covered, consisting of lists for London Midland, Southeastern, Southern (including Gatwick Express) and Thameslink and Great Northern.

We are now taking pre-orders of this publication, priced at 18.00, plus 1.00 that we are also asking to cover postage - all pre-orders will be despatched as soon as the books arrive from the printers.

Already we have sold nearly 100 copies before the book has hit the shelves - don't miss out and place your order now!

To order this book, or any item that we have for sale, either visit our web site, or call us on 020-8593 2727 or 07572-788744.

More heritage fleet lists     Date added: 10/07/2017
  More heritage fleet lists

Alongside the compilation of various fleet books, we've been working on a number of historic projects in the background. Included in this is the gradual production of old fleet lists, firstly concentrating on the former London Country Bus Services operations, with annual fleet lists produced starting from June 1975.

We have just produced fleet lists which reflect the fleet as at June 1979 and June 1980, with the most notable comments being as follows:

1979 fleet list reflects withdrawals of Routemasters and sales of MB, MBS and SM-class vehicles, as well as influxes of Leyland Atlanteans, Leyland Nationals and AEC Reliance coaches;
1980 fleet lists reflects the disposal of all bar a handful of Routemasters to London Transport, further sales of MB, MBS and SM-class vehicles, the first sales of RP-class AEC Reliances and further influxes of Atlanteans, Nationals and AEC Reliance coaches.

We also have a very exciting announcement to make in the next few days - keep your eyes open for further updates!

All of these items, plus many more, are available for purchase through our web site.

Fleet lists updated     Date added: 12/06/2017
  Woolybus fleet lists updated

We at Woolybus are pleased to announce that we have undertaken another update of the fleet lists which we have available for purchase on our web site.

Most notable changes in this update include:

-   Clarkes of London is now featured in the NatEx lists, following the purchase of Clarkes a couple of months ago;
-   Perrymans of Berwick-upon-Tweed, within the Craig Group, is now listed as Border Buses, to reflect the acquisition of the Galashiels operation from First Edinburgh.

We have also undertaken a thorough exercise over the past few months to improve the accuracy of the information within our fleet lists, including how up to date the information is, and are confident that the lists are currently the most up to date that we have ever had fleet lists.

All of these updated fleet lists are available for purchase now.

Fleet lists updated and some other news     Date added: 28/04/2017
  Fleet lists updated and some other news

We at Woolybus are pelased to announce that after a slight delay, an update has been undertaken to the fleet lists which are available for purchase on the web site.

The most notable change reflected in this latest update is that the Go-Ahead fleet lists now finally include the KonectBus operation.

We always welcome suggestions for additions to the list of companies for which we have fleet lists available, recently reflected in the addition of Craig Group and Midland Classic to the list. If there is a company that you would like to see a fleet list available for, simply contact us and we'll do the rest.

Also, we recently took a week and half break, which included a holiday to Holland. Since returning, there have been a number of personal commitments which have hindered answering e-mails. We'd like to offer our sincerest apologies for this delay, and are working through the backlog. Please bear with us while we hope to have the full backlog cleared within the next 48 hours.

Another book hits the shelves!     Date added: 17/03/2017
  Another book hits the shelves!

We at Woolybus are pleased to announce the arrival into stock of our latest publication, the 2017 FirstGroup Fleet Book, following on from our highly popular Stagecoach Fleet Book which was released just after Christmas.

Consisting of 176 pages, and containing over 100 photos, we are expecting this publication to fly off the shelves in large numbers.

As well as containing fleet lists for all FirstGroup UK mainland bus operations, we have also included the rail side of things within the UK, consisting of Croydon Tramlink (which is operated on behalf of TfL by FirstGroup), Great Western Railway (including Heathrow Connect), Hull Trains and TransPennine Express.

This book is prices at 18.00, plus we are asking for 1.00 to also be paid towards postage and packing.

To place your order, either visit our web site, or call us on 020-8593 2727 or 07572-788744 and we'll do the rest!

Coming soon - 2017 FirstGroup Fleet Book     Date added: 11/03/2017
  Coming soon - 2017 FirstGroup Fleet Book

Following on from this success of our 2017 Stagecoach Fleet Book, which was released shortly after Christmas, we at Woolybus are pleased to announce the next installment in the fleet book series that we will be producing over the course of this year.

The next title to hit the print is the 2017 FirstGroup fleet book, covering all of the British Mainland FirstGroup bus operations. Like with the Stagecoach fleet book, we have also included the rail operations, in the shape of Croydon Tramlink (which FirstGroup operate on behalf of Transport for London), Great Western Railway, Hull Trains and TransPennine Express.

Totalling 176 pages and well over 80 photos, this publication is likely to be very popular. In fact, even before receiving our initial print run, we have pre-sold nearly 100 copies. We also expect this book to arrive from the printers within the next two weeks.

This publication is priced at 18.00, plus we are asking for an additional payment of 1.00 to cover postage and packing within the UK - for international orders, please contact us first for the best shipping rates. All orders will be despatched as soon as the books arrive from the printers.

We are now pleased to inform that we are now taking pre-orders for this exciting title - orders can be placed through our web site, or by calling us on 020-8593 2727 or 07572-788744.

10th Anniversary of Woolybus     Date added: 07/03/2017
  10th Anniversary of Woolybus

Today, 7th March 2017, marked the tenth anniversary of Woolybus going commercial from the previously popular free-to-download fleet list web site, in a step which saw us become a popular and reputable diecast model retailer.

Unfortunately some domestic issues have prevented us from celebrating this landmark anniversary, so have decided to celebrate tomorrow (8th March 2017) instead, and am sure that our valued customers will like what we will be doing.

From 10am on Wednesday 8th March 2017, until 8pm the same day, we will be having a 10% off everything sale, covering all items on our web site - books, models and fleet lists. The only thing that isn't covered by the 10% discount is postage which will remain at our standard rates (with the exception that a model order over 135 will qualify for free UPS delivery against the standard rate of a model order coming to over 150).

To benefit from this discount, simply enter coupon code BIRTHDAY10 at the checkout, and the discount will be automatically applied.

Lastly, we would like to thank all of our valued customers for their custom and support over the past ten years, and look forward to another ten years of successful trading.

Woolybus fleet lists updated     Date added: 26/02/2017
  Woolybus fleet lists updated

We at Woolybus are pleased to announce that an update has been carried out of the fleet lists that we sell, and the updated lists are now available for purchase.

A lot of work has been done behind the scenes, alongside the production of the currently-at-printers 2017 FirstGroup Fleet Book, to improve the quality of the information within the fleet lists - in the past month alone, over 1000 "loose ends" were resolved within the main database from which our fleet lists are produced, and there will no doubt be further loose ends resolved over the next few weeks.

There have been a number of changes reflected in this latest update, which include:

- the restructure of the Arriva London/Midland/Shires/Southern Counties operation;
- Thamesdown sold to Go-Ahead and as a result, is now included within the Go-Ahead fleet lists;
- Airlinks sold by NatEx so is now removed from the NatEx fleet lists;
- Ipswich Buses fleet list now includes vehicles acquired with the Carters operation;
- Craig Group added to the range of lists available for purchase, along with Midland Classic.

There are two works in progress at the moment which we hope will be unravelled a lot more in the next update, the first being the renumbering of the RATP London fleets (London United and London Sovereign), of which work has already started on entering the new numbers. The other will take slightly longer to roll out, but we are currently going through and adjusting records affecting all Alexander Dennis vehicles new since 2011 in that "Dennis E200Dart" entries are being changed to "ADL E20D", "Dennis Trident" to "ADL E40D" (or E40H for hybrid).

We always welcome suggestions from our customers as to extra lists that coverage would be liked - if there is a fleet list you would like to see featured, simply contact us and we'll do the rest!

Technical problems with order processing     Date added: 20/01/2017
  Technical problems with order processing

We have been made aware of some technical problems during the processing of orders on our web site, affecting orders paid for by debit or credit cards. The nature of the problem was where the Woolybus web site would return a status of "Order failed", while funds had been taken by Paypal, who we currently use for processing card payments.

While this issue is being looked into, the previous method has been reinstated which still uses Paypal to process card payments, but actually diverts over to the Paypal web site for card details to be entered.

We would like to apologise to all of our valued customers who have suffered the confusion of an order showing as failed but was acutally processed without any problems. We would also like to point at that in no way at all has the security of any card details been jeopardised with this technical problem either.

It's hoped that this problem is resolved in the very near future, and will update on this as updates become available.

If you have any enquiries relating to this, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Second-hand book price reduction     Date added: 18/01/2017
  Second-hand book price reduction

We at Woolybus are pleased to announce, as part of a January sale, the reduction in price of a number of second-hand books that we have in stock.

Over 80 items have been reduced in price by upto 33%, with all of the prices shown for the second-hand books including postage.

All of the reduced items have been shown with "Reduced!!!" in the second-hand books section. Special individual photos were also taken while doing these price reductions, and have been put on our Facebook page which can be found at www.facebook.com/Woolybus.

For more details, either visit our web site or our Facebook page. To purchase these reduced items, or anything that we have for sale, simply visit our web site, or call us on 020-8593 2727 or 07572-788744.

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