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Collector's Model (C'sM)
 
Details emerged at the end of May 1999 of a new manufacturer producing 1/76th scale models of Hong Kong buses.

Collector's Model, or C'sM for short, announced, through John Ayrey Die-Casts (a major UK importer of diecast models) the impending release of Hong Kong's famous Leyland Victory Mk 2.

This first model, No V101A, was released in the UK towards the end of June 1999 and carried the blue and cream livery of China Motor Bus, however, it turned out to be a Dennis Jubilant and not a Leyland Victory!  It's release in Hong Kong soon followed. Although the limited edition certificate states 3,000, in fact only 2,000 were produced, half of which were imported into the UK.

The new model featured an open offside cab door, separate light lenses, finely detailed wheels, with poseable front wheels, detailed soft tyres, separate wire handrails, a driver figure, wire-mesh radiator, separate mirrors, a bus stop and passengers.

Collector's Model is the name given by parent company Peak Horse to it's diecast bus range. Peak Horse had previously issued a range of 1/87th scale plastic buses under the series 'Hong Kong Wonders', the same name as used for it's 1/76th scale range of Hong Kong trams.

The first model featured on the cover of Model Collector (September 1999), and a 4-page article under "New Releases Special" gave a review by the Editor and another from Don Craggs.

The vast majority of these models have been generally available upon release in Hong Kong, and later in the UK at prices between £18 - £25, although with the greatly reduced quantities, i.e.only 500 pieces, prices appear to have crept up to nearer the £30 mark.

It appears that the Company has now withdrawn from the 1/76th scale bus market, as no models have been released since the Philippines liveried Dennis Jubilant (V2003) in June/August 2003. Certainly the quality of models had deteriorated from the early days, with the opening engine covers gone, no air-con fans, inferior quality seating, and the once glossy limited edition certificate featuring a photograph, becoming just a plain piece of card. 

As mentioned above, most models were available, in limited quanties, in the UK.  

Table listing Collector's Model releases by product number order
 Model
No.
Operator
Vehicle
Livery
Fleet
No.
Route
No.
Quantity
Date
Issued
DA101B
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 'Canon Smartcam'
AD203
6A
4,000
03/00
06/00
DA102B
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 'Pokemon'
AD238
170
4,000
02/00
04/00
DA103B
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 'Bosch'
AD292
905
3,000
04/00
06/00
DA104B
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 'Bridgestone'
AD59
6C
2,000
05/00
09/00
DA107B
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 'Axa Insurance'
AD332
960
2,000
06/00
09/00
DA108B
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 'Principal Insurance'
AD220
88
no certificate
04/02
04/01
DA114A
 China
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Condor 
 Duple Metsec
 White/blue 'air-con'
DA89
690
4,000
01/00
03/00
DA115
 -  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 Gold plated
-----
-----
500
03/00
DA116
 -  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 Silver plated
-----
-----
500
03/00
DA2001
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 'Michelin'
AD101
6C
500
11/01
11/01
DA2002
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 'Chinese Wine'
AD256
6A
400
01/02
02/02
DA2201
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 'Gateway Computers'
AD226
170
400
05/02
06/02
DGR-001
 China
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Condor 
 Duple Metsec
 'Canon Ixus'
DA55
23
500
500
01/01
01/01
DGR-002
 China
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Condor 
 Duple Metsec
 Blue/cream 
 Original 'air-con' 
DA26
970
588
05/01
06/01
543
DGR-003
 China
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Condor 
 Duple Metsec
 Reunification 
DA57
112
388
07/01
07/01
DGR-111
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 'Nikon F65'
AD272
6A
4,000
07/01
07/01
DGR2202
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 'Promise'
AD218
1A
400
06/02
08/02
DGR2203
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 'Double Happiness'
AD101
6C
400
11/02
09/02
DGR2204
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 'Pak Fah Yeow'
AD259
6A
400
10/02
11/02
DGS-001
 Citybus  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 Standard
701
6
3,500
08/00
09/00
DGS-002
 Citybus  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 'Siemens Baby'
709
12
1,000
11/00
12/00
DGS-003
 Citybus  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 'Siemens Transportation'
709
6A
288
08/01
DGS-004
 Citybus  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 'Siemens Power'
720
73
288
08/01
DGS-005
 Citybus  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 'Siemens Industry'
730
6
288
unknown
09/01
SF101A
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Fleetline SF 
 Alexander
 Blue/cream
SF9 
110
2,000
04/00
06/00
SF30
15
SF103A
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Fleetline SF 
 Alexander
 Blue/cream 
 coach livery
SF11
15
1,000
1,000
05/00
09/00
SF-2011
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Fleetline SF 
 Alexander
 'Fuji Film'
SF5
66
500
10/01
09/01
SF-2012
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Fleetline SF 
 Alexander
 'Marché Restaurant'
SF19
15
500
10/01
V101A
 China
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Jubilant 
 Alexander
 Blue/cream
DS19
2
2,000
06/99
06/99
V102A
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2 
 Alexander
 Blue/cream
LV17
14
2,000
08/99
08/99
V103A
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2 
 Alexander
 CMB Hotline
LV18
38
3,000
08/99
09/99
V104A
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2 
 Alexander
 'Take the lead to keep 
 Hong Kong clean'
LV59
399
2,000
12/99
03/00
V105A
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2 
 Alexander
 'Fortune Realty'
LV62
21
3,000
11/99
01/00
V106A
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2 
 Alexander
 'Winner Cigarettes'
LV131 
110
3,500
10/99
11/99
V107A
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Jubilant 
 Alexander
 'Philippines'
N204
12
2
05/00
V108B
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2 
 Alexander
 'Bridgestone'
G224
73 
3,000
08/00
01/01
V109B
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Jubilant 
 Alexander
 'Plaza Hollywood
N197
10 
3,000
06/00
08/00
V110B
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Jubilant 
 Alexander
 'Red A'
N196
73A 
3,000
12/99
01/00
V111B
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2 
 Alexander
 'Caltex'
G263
53
500
500
05/00
06/00
V114C
 New Lantao
 Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2 
 Alexander
 Yellow/red with 'White 
 Flower Embrocation' ad
LD1
7
3,000
12/99
03/00
V115A
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2 
 Alexander
 Blue/cream
LV1
41
2,000
10/99
01/00
V116C
 New Lantao
 Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2 
 Alexander
 Red/yellow
LD7
4
no certificate
01/00
V201B
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2 
 Alexander
 'Soy Sauce'
G193
70
500
02/01
04/01
V202B
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2 
 Alexander
 'Shop theft is a crime'
G155
70
500
03/01
04/01
V203B
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Jubilant 
 Alexander
 'Guangxi Rice Wine
N197
8
500
06/01
07/01
V204B
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2 
 Alexander
 'Keep Hong Kong clean'
LV131
110
500
04/01
06/01
V205B
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2 
 Alexander
 'Nissin ....instant noodles'
G224
73
700
05/01
05/01
V206B
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2 
 Alexander
 'Milka Chocolate'
G153
21
900
07/01
07/01
V207B*
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2 
 Alexander
 'China Paint'
G439
70
500
no certificate
03/02
02/02
V208B
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Jubilant 
 Alexander
 'Kodak'
N197
10
450
08/01
unknown
V2003
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Jubilant 
 Alexander
 'Philippines'
N204
5C
300
08/03
06/03

* - Assumed model number

UK quantities and release dates shown in blue



 
Table listing Collector's Model releases produced for New World First Bus
 Model
No.
Operator
Vehicle
Livery
Fleet
No.
Route
No.
Quantity
Date
Issued
20002
 New World
 First Bus
 Leyland Fleetline SF 
 Alexander
 Route 15 'Peak' 
 green/orange livery
SF8
15
 1,800
07/00
20003
 New World
 First Bus
 Leyland Fleetline SF 
 Alexander
 Route 15 'Peak' 
 purple livery
SF31
15
 1,800
07/00


 
Table listing Collector's Model 1/50th scale releases in product number order
 Model
No.
Operator
Vehicle
Livery
Fleet
No.
Route
No.
Quantity
Date
Issued
MCW
70101
 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW Metrobus  Standard coach livery
MC9 
780 
360
328
04/01
05/01
MCW
70102
 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW Metrobus  Standard coach livery
CMB 
400
07/01
08/01
MCW
73311
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 MCW Metrobus  Philippines
M80 
41 
 300
06/03

UK quantities and release dates shown in blue


 
 Code 3 models based on Collector's Model  castings
 Model
No.
Operator
Vehicle
Livery
Fleet
No.
Route
No.
Quantity
Date
Issued
V008
 Citybus  Leyland Victory Mk2 
 Alexander
 'Ocean Park'
40 
5A 
no certificate 
12/00
01/01

UK quantities and release dates shown in blue

For Code 3 kits based on Collector's Model castings, click here

 

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