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Buses Model Co.
 
This new manufacturer announced, in late November 2000, two new releases, namely the Guy Arab IV, with Metals Sections bodywork, but with a 'Birmingham' style front end. The third release, featuring the same model but in the yellow and blue service vehicle livery of China Motor Bus (CMB), was issued in March 2001.

The first double-deck bus issued was the CMB Leyland Olympian, well in fact two different models depicting different vehicles were issued at the same time, LM9 and LM10. These models are quite superb in fine detailing and this model won this Site's vote for Best New Casting of 2001, receiving a total of 296 points, with the runner up receiving 193!!!. The third example of this model was released with CMB 'Hotline' decals, LM7. A novelty for this Company was that those in Hong Kong who purchased the first of the Leyland Olympians could enter a draw, the lucky 30 winners receiving the fourth version of the model, LM2.

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Bus Fan World in May 2002, Buses Model Co. presented two models of Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) fleet no. AL1, carrying Bus Fan World banner adverts, as applied to the actual vehicle to BFW. 500 models were subsequently offered by BFW to it's members, and these were distributed in October 2002.

In June 2002 it was announced that Buses Model Co. were to issue, for KMB, a model of their S3BL class Leyland Olympian.

Since 2002, releases have been limited to one model a year, although only 30 St John's Ambulance liveried Olympians were issued in 2006. In 2007 a second 'non air-con' model was issued, which was not licensed by KMB and therefore decals had to be applied by the purchaser. In September 2008, a further 'non air-con' example, this time licensed by KMB, was issued. 

With the demise of KMB's non air-con fleet in 2012, no less than six models were released in 2012.

These models are only released in Hong Kong unless otherwise stated. 

Table listing Buses Model Co. releases by date order
 Model
No.
Operator
Vehicle
Livery
Fleet/Reg.
No.
Route
No.
Quantity
Date
Issued
200800A1
 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab IV 
 Metal Sections
 Maroon/cream
HK 4250
1
2,000
 12/00
200800A2
 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab IV 
 Metal Sections
 Maroon/cream
HK 4244
3
1,000
 12/00
300800
 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab IV 
 Metal Sections
 Yellow/blue
HK 4212
-
2,000
 03/01
LO10101-601
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 Blue/cream
LM10
601
1,000
 09/01
LO10101-94X
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 Blue/cream
LM9
94X
2,000
 09/01
LO20101-680
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 Blue/cream 
 Hotline decals
LM7
680
1,500
 12/01
LM2-111
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 Blue/cream
LM2
111
30*
 01/02
BLS30101
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 Cream/red
S3BL426
81C
3,000
 06/02
AL10802-R10*
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 White with BFW 
 banner adverts
AL1
10
500*
 10/02
AL10802-R6
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 White with BFW 
 banner adverts
AL1
6
1,000
 10/02
L40703
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 Save Our Seas
LM4
8
1,000
 09/03
AL04088
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 White/red 
 air-con
AL1
6C
3,000
 05/04
L40806
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 60th Anniversary
LM1
101
1,000
 08/05
S3BL428
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 St John Ambulance
S3BL428
74A
30*
 01/06
BLS30102
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 Cream/red
S3BL221
88M
999
 07/07
30102
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 Cream/red
S3BL228
81
1,800
 09/08
BLS30103
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 Cream/red
S3BL410
70
1,800
 01/09
BLS30104
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 Cream/red
S3BL422
66
1,800
 12/09
BLV61001
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
 Cream/red
S3V8
87D
1,800
 12/10
BLS30105 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 Cream/redS3BL47051,80006/11
BLV61003 - Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
 Whiteoptionsoptions1,00004/12
BLV61005 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
 Cream/red
 with KMB Farewell Hot Dog decals
S3V15161,80005/12
BLV61004 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
 Cream/redS3V2341A1,28806/12
BLV61006 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
 Cream/red
 with Bus Fan World decals
S3V275A60006/12
BLV61007 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
 Cream/redS3V171A90007/12
BLV61008 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
 Cream/redS3V1793K90007/12
BLV61002 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
 Cream/red
 with JRTeam decals
S3V1843C1,28808/12
BLV61009A Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
 St JohnS3V261688809/13
BLV61009B Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
 St JohnS3V261650009/13
BMC03112 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
 Blue/creamML311280012/14
BMC11105 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
 Blue/creamML1110580012/14
BLK33001 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 ChristmasS3BL33011,20012/14
BLK39814 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 Cream/redS3BL398141,20003/15
BLK41972 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 Cream/redS3BL419721,20003/15
BLK31501 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 Blue/white/pale blueS3BL31211,20004/15
BMC01104 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
 Blue/creamML110490010/15
BMC01116 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
 Blue/creamML111690010/15
BMC64002 - MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
 WhiteML642A60011/15
BMC56690 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
 Blue/creamML5669090012/15
BMC62042 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
 Blue/creamML624290012/15
BDC24082 China
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Jubilant
 Alexander
 Blue/creamDS248270006/16
BDC30008 China
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Jubilant
 Alexander
 Blue/creamDS30870006/16
BDC20083 China
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Jubilant
 Alexander
 All-over road safety advertisingDS208360007/16
BMC12020 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (11.45m)
 Blue/creamMB122075007/16
BMC34102 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (11.45m)
 Blue/creamMB3410275007/16
BMCM1112 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
 Red/creamM111249910/16
BMC3M170 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
 Red/cream3M170M49910/16
BMC00MCW Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
 Red/cream-MCW20012/16
BMC01113 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (11.45m)
 Blue/creamMB111350012/16
BMC08720 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (11.45m)
 Blue/creamMB872050012/16

* - Model offered as a prize only - not on general release
* - Model offered to Bus Fan World members only
* - assumed model number
dates in red are planned release dates

 

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