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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.

Woolybus fleet lists updated, and update on Stagecoach Fleet Book     Date added: 10/01/2017
  Woolybus fleet lists updated, and update on Stagecoach Fleet Book

We at Woolybus, are pleased to announce that an update of all of the fleet lists on the web site has been completed, and the updated fleet lists are now available for purchase.

The most notable change in this latest update is that the Arriva London fleet list has been tidied up properly after the restructure within the London, Southern Counties and The Shires operations.

Also, while typing this, we thought we'd also give an update on the amazing success with the recently released 2017 Stagecoach Fleet Book.

To say that we are amazed is an absolutely understatement. Since the books arrived from the printers nearly two weeks ago, we have sold 120 copies of the book, with orders constantly coming in every day. For this we would like to thank you all of the support in purchasing this excellent publication, which has received nothing but amazing feedback.

A number of our customers who have bought the book have been asking what other books we are looking to bring out. At present, we are working on the next title, which we are aiming (but can't promise) to bring out towards the end of February/beginning of March, and will announce further details once the book is close to completion.

To purchase the updated fleet lists, or the 2017 Stagecoach Fleet Book, simply visit our web site, or call us on 020-8593 2727 or 07572-788744.

Hot off the press... literally!     Date added: 30/12/2016
  Hot off the press... literally!

We at Woolybus are pleased to announce that our long awaited and already very popular 2017 Stagecoach Fleet Book, has finally arrived from the printers.

With 206 pages, it is packed full with 150 photos, complete with individual fleet listing for each of the subsidiary companies with the UK bus operation of Stagecoach, along with garage allocations. As well as including the bus operation, we have also included the Sheffield Supertram, and also listings for East Midlands Trains and South West Trains.

This book is already flying off the shelves, with over 70 copies already sold before the book had even hit the print.

Priced at 18.00, plus 1.00 towards postage and packing, this book is available to order now through our web site, or by calling us on 020-8593 2727 or 07572-788744.

Coming soon - 2017 Stagecoach Fleet Book     Date added: 16/12/2016
  Coming soon - 2017 Stagecoach Fleet Book

We at Woolybus are pleased to announce the pending arrival from the printers of our first fleet book, in the shape of the 2017 Stagecoach Fleet Book.

Up to date to the end of November 2016, it consists of 206 pages containing fleet lists, including allocations, for each of the UK Bus subsidiary companies, as well as covering Sheffield Supertram, East Midlands Trains and South West Trains.

There are well over 80 photos throughout, courtesy of Brian Cheyney, and we would also like to thank Kevin Cooper for his contribution towards the rail section of the book.

This book is priced at 18.00, for which we are also asking an additional 1.00 be paid for orders placed to cover postage and packing costs, with postage by Royal Mail 1st Class. All orders placed before the book arrives from the printers will be despatched as soon as the books arrive.

To place your copy of this excellent book, either visit our web site, or call us on 020-8593 2727 or 07572-788744.

New arrivals into stock     Date added: 11/12/2016
  New arrivals into stock

We at Woolybus, are pleased to announce the arrival of two models into stock, by way of two recently released Corgi models. These two models are:

OM46509B - Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Green Line (702 to Legoland Windsor)
OM46511 - Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 - Harry Potter Shuttle Bus

Both of these items are priced at 28.00 plus P&P, and are available for purchase through our web site.

We did also have three other models on order with our suppliers, all of which are further Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 models, in the shape of OM46509A (Green Line - 702 to London), OM46510A and OM46510B (both Witch Way variations), but sold out of these through pre-orders before they had arrived into stock. As a result, these three very popular models are sadly unavailable.

To purchase these models, and many many more, simply visit our web site, or call us on 020-8593 2727 or 07572-788744.



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