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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
 
To mark the company's 115th anniversary, Hong Kong Tramways has decorated tram 115 in this special livery. My thanks Philip Chan for sharing his photograph, which is 'clickable'.
15th July 2019

   
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 Eddy Sumantri Mohd Talhah

My thanks to Eddy Sumantri Mohd Talhah for allowing me to share his photographs of Kowloon Motor Bus Volvo B8L buses being assembled in Malaysai, before being shipped to Hong Kong. These are believed to be part of an order for 220 such buses. The above images are 'clickable' and further images can be viewed by following the above link to Eddy's Flickr site
14th July 2019

 
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 80M Bus Model Shop

Released in Hong Kong today are these two Citybus Jit Luen bodied Volvo B6LEs, which were first announced back on 10th May. Fleet no. 1348 (HV5667) is on route 117 to Happy Valley (CM152) whilst 1347 (HV4509) is on route 260 to Stanley (CM153). Each is limited to 947 pieces. New pages have been added and further photogrphs will be uploaded over the course of this evening. My special thanks to 80M Bus Model Shop for again providing full sets of photographs so promptly.

 
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 GrantBus Gallery

As reported yesterday, the first two Citybus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls arrived in Hong Kong yesterday and today saw them leave the port.  Thanks to GrantBus Gallery for allowing me to share these photographs, all of which are 'clickable'.
12th July 2019

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of P&T Model (Diecast)
 
P&T Model (Diecast) has announced another version of its KMB liveried ECW bodied Leyland Olympian 3BL1 (CV184) which is on route 112 to North Point (DC1029).

Having recently received the above model, I have tonight added new photographs to the relevant mode page - in addition, as the model has been produced by Model 1, I have assumed a product code of 63216 - until I am advised otherwise! 


The first Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls for Citybus arrived in Hong Kong today.
11th July 2019

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Dave Rogers

My thanks to Dave Rogers for allowing me to share his photographs, taken earlier today, of two former Hong Kong Dennis Darts, which form part of his ever increasing Hong Kong Collection. New World First Bus 2066 has been in Dave's ownership since November 2015 whilst Citybus 1416 is a relatively new addition. The latter looks in 'as new' condition and the bottom photograph shows the painstaking work Dave is undertaking.
10th July 2019

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of China Model Bus
 
New releases today from BR Bus Model are two further Kowloon Motor Bus liveried Mercedes-Benz 0.305.  ME4 (DF7896) is on route 63M to Tsing Yi Ar Station (BR-008) whilst ME35 (DG5565) is on route 59M to Tuen Mun Ferry Pier (BR-009). Each is limited to 388 pieces. New pages and additional photographs will be added shortly.

   
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KMB's Lai Chi Kok Depot has received its first allocation of Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls. V6B61 (WF2864), the first of four, is pictured at Pak Tin yesterday. All were registered last Friday (5th July).
8th July 2019

   
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Back on 26th March I reported that NP Model, a new name in model bus production, was planning to release a new casting of a Neoplan Centroliner N4426/3.

I have been contacted again today and am advised that the first two releases are expected this quarter, these being AP48 (JT1452) on route 968 to Yuen Long (West) (NP1001) and AP128 (JZ3928) on route 277X to Ping Tin (NP1002). Pre-ordering is expected to commence on Friday (5th) and the retail price is to be HK$438.

 
Whilst I recorded (12th February) the fact that Cars Workshop were planning to release three Nissan Echo 14-seat public light buses, apparently these were in fact released on 31st January!  They are 91405, 91406 and 91407 and these have been updated accordingly.
3rd July 2019

   

A new page has now been added for the recently published book 'British-Built Buses Abroad in the 1980s' by Mike Rhodes - just follow the link.
1st July 2019
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