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Corgi
 
In 1994, Corgi were the first company to produce a "serious" Hong Kong bus model, this being a 1/64th scale China Motor Bus MCW Metrobus (Model No. 91707). The ball really started to roll in 1997 with the release of the then superb casting of the three-axle Leyland/Volvo Olympian. Many of these early castings carried the special liveries applied by the Hong Bus Companies to celebrate Re-unification. In fact, it was seeing the special handover livery applied to KMB Model No, 43203 that first aroused my interest in Hong Kong buses. The Olympian casting is now rather dated, comparing it to the latest offerings from Drumwell, Creative Master Northcord, Buses Model and Model Bus Evolution. The Dennis Trident chassis is well represented with a good selection of Duple Metsec and Alexander bodied examples. Whilst being the last of the three model manufacturers who released the infamous Leyland Victory Mk2, it was certainly well worth the wait, being by far the best of the three.

The last 'oriental' model to be produced by Corgi was KMB's 'Year of the Pig' liveried Volvo Olympian, issued in January 2007.
 

Table listing Corgi 1/76 scale releases by product number order
Model
No.
Company
Vehicle
Livery
Fleet
No.
Route
No.
Quantity
Date
               
40407
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Daimler A  Red/cream
4961
3
5,000
11/96
 ?
40408
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Daimler A  Red/cream
4202
1
no
certificate
09/98
?
41904
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Titan
 Northern Counties
 Red/cream
PD28
101
5,500
12/99
02/00
41908
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Titan
 Northern Counties
 Blue/cream
PD501
11
5,000
05/00
08/00
 Volvo B10M / Van Hool Alizee
42707a
 Citybus  Volvo B10M
 Van Hool Alizee
 Standard coach livery 
 (with Chinese plates)
1275
-----
3,000
07/98
42707b
 Citybus  Volvo B10M
 Van Hool Alizee
 Standard coach livery 
 (without Chinese plates)
1275
-----
4,500
07/98
 Dennis Dart / Plaxton Pointer
42803
 Citybus  Dennis Dart
 Plaxton Pointer
 Standard
1419
511
10,000
12/97
?
42808
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dart
 Plaxton Pointer
 Standard 'air-con'
AA52
88K
10,000
12/97
?
42814a
 New Lantao 
 Bus
 Dennis Dart
 Plaxton Pointer
 Green/white 
 (Presentation set)
DN2
A35
3,000
12/98
42814b
 New Lantao 
 Bus
 Dennis Dart
 Plaxton Pointer
 Green/white 
 (Standard OOC) 
DN2
A35
2,000
03/99
43012
 Citybus  Leyland Olympian
 Roe
 Ocean Park
16
629
200
2,800
12/99
12/99
43201
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 Standard 'air-con' 
 white/red pinstripe
3AV112
101
9,000
1,000
05/97
-----
43202(a)
 Kowloon Canton
 Railway Corporation
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 Corporate livery with 
 10th Anniversary logo
222
K11
6,500
10/97
43202(b)
 Kowloon Canton
 Railway Corporation
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 Corporate livery 
222
K11
4,000
10/97
43203
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 Special Handover
3AV22
1997
16,000
06/97
?
43204
 Citybus  Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 'Reunification'
395
97
17,000
08/97
?
43205
 Citybus  Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 Standard
521
930
8,800
06/98
?
43206
 China
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 Standard 'air-con'
VA40
780
13,500
 12/97
?
43207
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Olympian
 Alexander
 'Reunification'
AD247
102
10,000
10/97
?
43208
 Long Win  Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 'Airbus' orange/white
-----
E31
10,000
12/97
?
43209
 None  Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 Plain white
-----
-----
500
11/97
43210
 China
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 Reunification
VA21
970
6,000
12/97
?
43211
 New World
 First Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 Standard - 
 'This bus has ears'
VA54
116
5,000
12/98
43212
 New World
 First Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 Standard -  'Didn't 
  recognise me did you?'
VA57
680
5,000
01/99
43213
 New World
 First Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 Standard -  'We must
 stop  meeting like this'
VA60
112
5,000
01/99
43214
 Capital 
 Citybus 
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 Yellow/red
331
248
6,900
10/98
11/98
43215
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 'Year of the Tiger'
AV278
1998
10,000
04/98
?
43216
 China
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 Airport route A20
VA12
A20
10,000
08/98
11/98
43217
 Stagecoach  Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 Standard white & 
 blue/red/orange
8
801R
9,000
12/98
12/98
43218
 Kowloon Canton
 Railway Corporation
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 White/grey/red/black
201
K18
5,000
12/98
12/98
43219
 Singapore 
 Bus Service
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 'Celebrating 25 years'
-----
25
6,500
01/99
03/99
43220
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 Standard "air-con" 
AV342
80M
no
certificate
01/99
43221
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 'Year of the Rabbit'
AV278
1999
10,000
02/99
43222
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 'Dragon Boat Festival'
-----
89X
10,000
06/99
10/99
43223
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 'Friends of KMB'
AV496
238X
10,000
08/99
11/99
43224
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 50th anniversary of 
 double-deck buses
AV456
86
10,000
09/99
11/99
43225
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 'Year of the Dragon'
AV513
2000
5,000
01/00
43226
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 'Year of the Snake'
AV381
2001
10,000
01/01
05/01
44301
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Trident
 Alexander
 Champagne
ATR1
1A
10,000
08/98
44302
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Alexander
 Standard
2200
97
10,000
08/98
11/98
44303
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Trident
 Alexander
 Champagne
ATR10
300
no
certificate
01/99
 Dennis Trident / Alexander (12 metre)
44401
 New World
 First Bus
 Dennis Trident
 Alexander
 "Wave" livery
1001
2
12,000
08/98
44402
 New World
 First Bus
 Dennis Trident
 Alexander
 'God of Wealth' 
  Wish Bus
1088
NWFB
5,000
06/99
44403
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Trident
 Alexander
 'Captain KMB'
ATR134
2
5,000
07/99
11/99
44405
 Long Win  Dennis Trident
 Alexander
 'Airbus' orange/white
516
A43
10,000
07/00
05/01
44406
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Trident
 Alexander
 'Greener buses'
ATR23
112
10,000
10/00
12/00
44407
 Kowloon Canton
 Railway Corporation
 Dennis Trident
 Alexander
 Standard blue/red/white
601
659
2,000
10/00
 Dennis Trident / Duple-Metsec (12 metre)
44501
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
 'Cityflyer'
2112
A21
no
certificate
12/98
12/98
44502a
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
 'Cityflyer' - with 
 additional signwriting
2118
A11
4,999*
12/98
44502b
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
 'Cityflyer'
2118
A11
5,000*
12/98
44503
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
 'Cityflyer'
2138
A21
no
certificate
03/99
06/99
44504
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
 Yellow/blue/red 
 coach livery
2100
969
6,000
04/99
06/99
44505
 New World
 First Bus
 Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
 '100th new bus'
3001
112
6,888
08/99
05/01
44506
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
 'Millennium'
ATR109
87D
 5,000
11/99
44507
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
 Standard 
 'WWW' banner advert
2201
10
4,800
12/99
12/99
44508
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
 Chrome plated
-----
-----
 2,000
12/99
44509
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
 Standard with HKTS 
 rear end advert
2265
E22 
3,700
1,300
04/00
06/00
44510
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
 'Year of the Dragon'
2282
E23 
2,800
1,800
04/00
06/00
44511
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
 Champagne
ATR144
271 
10,000
05/00
05/01
44512
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
 Millennium livery
2301
171
1,500*
1,500*
11/00
12/00
44513
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
 'Greener Buses'
2301
102
1,500
1,000
12/00
04/01
 Leyland Atlantean / Alexander
44601
 Citybus  Leyland Atlantean
 Alexander 
 'Let's get moving'
642
5A
6,000
05/99
06/99
44603
 Citybus  Leyland Atlantean
 Alexander 
 'Network 26'
638
5
3,000
12/99
12/99
44701
 Citybus   Dennis Dart SLF
 Plaxton Pointer
 Standard
1436
12M
3,500
1,600
07/99
09/99
44801
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory
 Alexander 
 Standard blue/cream
LV36
11C
5,000
06/00
08/00
44802
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory
 Alexander
 Red/cream
G7
68
5,000
04/00
44803
 China
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Jubilant
 Alexander
 Driver recruitment 
 adverts 
DS6
82
3,000
08/00
11/00
44804
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory
 Alexander
 Red/cream
G374
70 
10,000
09/00
04/01
44805
 New World
 First Bus
 Leyland Victory
 Alexander
 Standard with 
 'Farewell Victory' decals 
LV30
9
5,000
10/00
05/01
44806
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory
 Alexander
 Standard blue/cream
LV1
41
3,000
11/00
45004a
 China
 Motor Bus

 'The Olympian
 Story' set

 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 Blue/cream with 
 'Air Conditioned Bus' signwriting
LA1
504
15,000
08/98
11/98
45004b
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 Blue/pale blue with 
 'Air Conditioned Bus' signwriting
LA6
312
45004c
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 Silver/blue
VA64
101
45005a
 Citybus

 'East meets West' set

 Dennis Dart  
364
5
2,800*
1,700*
12/99
02/00
45005b
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 Standard 
999
103
2,800*
1,700*
12/99
02/00
45006a
 Citybus

 'Network 26' set

 Leyland Atlantean
 Alexander
 'Network 26'
602
75
2,450*
1,000*
12/99
02/00
45006b
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 'Network 26'
352
170 
45007a
 Citybus

 'Ocean Park' set

 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 'Ocean Park'
16
629
4,100
12/00
05/00
45007b
 Leyland Victory
 Alexander
 'Ocean Park'
40
9
45107
 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW Metrobus  Blue/cream 
 coach livery
MC7
260
3,200
1,800
06/00
08/00
OM41108
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 AEC Regent V
 MCCW
 Cream/red 
2A16
70
3,000
12/03
09/04
OM43201
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 'Year of the Horse'
AV381
63X
5,000
03/02
07/02
OM43202
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 'Year of the Goat'
AV326
30X
5,000
01/03
OM43203
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 'Year of the Monkey'
AV381
63X
5,000
01/04
OM43204
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 'Year of the Rooster'
AV326
30X 
 5,000
02/05
OM43205
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 'Year of the Dog'
AV393
3C
 5,000
12/05
OM43206
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 'Year of the Pig'
AV415
93K
5,000
01/07
OM44401
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Alexander ALX500
 'Year of the Monkey'
2108
E11 
1,200
800
03/04
07/04
OM44402
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Alexander ALX500
 'Year of the Rooster'
2103
E21A 
2,088
05/05
07/05
OM44501
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
 'Year of the Horse'
2301
788
1,000
1,000
03/02
07/02
OM44801
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory
 Alexander
 Cream/red
G337
8
10,000
04/01
02/03
OM45108
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 MCW Metrobus  Cream/red
M80
18
5,000
07/01
02/03
OM45201
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 MAN 24.310
 Berkhof
 Champagne
AMN7
60X
5,000
12/01
02/03
OM45401
 Citybus  MAN 24.350
 Volgren
 Standard 
 (with CD-ROM)
2500
182
2,000
04/01
OM45402
 Citybus  MAN 24.350
 Volgren
 Standard
2500
182
1,500
10/01
OM45403
 Citybus  MAN 24.350
 Volgren
 'Year of the Snake'
2500
681
1,800
1,000
05/01
08/01
OM45404
 Citybus  MAN 24.350
 Volgren
 'Stagecoach' style corporate
2500
70
800
500
08/04
09/04
OM45405
 Citybus  MAN 24.350
 Volgren
 Original
2500
5B
500
500
08/04
10/04
OM45801
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Alexander ALX500
 'Cityflyer'
2101
A22
1,500
800
07/02
11/02

* the limited edition certificate states 3,700
* the limited edition certificate states 4,500
* the limited edition certificate states 9,999
* the limited edition certificate states 3,100



 
Table listing Corgi 1/64 scale model releases by product number order
 Model
No.
Operator
Vehicle
Livery
Reg./Fleet 
No.
Route
No.
Quantity
 
Date
Issued
32401
 Citybus  AEC Routemaster  Peak Tramways
3
-----
5,000
HK
UK
 03/96
  ?
32701
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 AEC Regent 
 (open top)
 'Reunification'
D549
-----
10,000
HK
UK
 09/97
  ?
32702
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 AEC Routemaster
 (open top)
 Christmas
-----
-----
Uncert.
HK
UK
 11/97
  ?
 91706
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 MCW Metrobus  Cream/red
M51
31M
 5,000
HK
UK
 11/95
 03/96
91707
 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW Metrobus  Blue/cream
MC1
260 
5,000
HK
UK
 03/94
  ?
91710
 Kowloon Canton
 Railway Corporation
 MCW Metrobus  White/grey/red
104
K16
5,000
HK
UK
 05/95
  ?


 
Table listing Corgi 1/50 scale model releases by product number order
 Model
No.
Operator
Vehicle
Livery
Reg./Fleet 
No.
Route
No.
Quantity
 
Date
Issued
CC25503
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Daimler A  Red/cream 
4961
3
1,200
-----
HK
UK
 12/05
 -----
CC25602
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Atlantean
 Weymann
 Cream/red
2L35
50
1,200
HK
UK
 07/05
 ?
 

 
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