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Kowloon Motor Bus has unveiled it's Year of the Ox decorated bus, and model
 
Fleet no. E6X11 (WH1008), an 12.8 metre Alexander Dennis 'facelift' Enviro500, has received the 2021 Year of the Ox livery and the company has also announced it will operate on route 268C in the coming days. Not surprisingly, this is the route number carried on the model with a destination of Long Ping Station. A new page has tonight been added to the Xtra section of the site.
 
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15th January 2021

 
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These two 11.3 metre Citybus ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s have been announced today. On the left is 9149 (EM6616) which is on route 90 and has a destination of Ap Lei Chau (64301) whilst on the right is 9150 (WJ6188), on route 97 to Lei Tung (64302). Each is limited to 1,400 pieces. 
13th January 2021

    

Tiny has announced a 'concise' version of a Kowloon Motor Bus ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 with the purchaser having a choice of routes/destinations (KMB2020085). It also comes in simple plastic packaging with a reduced price of HK$49.

 
 
A new page has today been added for the 1/43 scale Tiny New World First Bus liveried Leyland Victory Mk 2 (ATC43161).

 

Model 1 has announced a further release of a China Motor Bus Leyland Olympian, this featuring LM9 (FW2788) on route 722 with a destination of Yiu Tung Estate (63076).
11th January 2021

   

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Released 10 years ago today is this Kowloon Motor Bus Year of the Rabbit Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (39413),


 
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Photographs Philip Chan
   
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Photographs Bobby Liu

A rail replacement bus service was in operation today between Kowloon Tong and Hung Hom and my thanks to Philip Chan and Bobby Liu for providing the above photographs, all of which are 'clickable'. 
10th January 2021

 
Photograph Dennis KW Chau

A variant to the two recent Model 1 10th anniversary releases (63603A and 63347B) is this model of New World First Bus 4523, originally issued back in February 2018 (63601), but reissued with 10th anniversary decals added. Only a few appear to have been issued. It is understood that this model was used following there being an insufficient quantity of 4503. I have allocated this model a product code of 63601C and a new page will be added shortly. My thanks to Dennis KW Chau for providing details and photographs of this model.

 
I am finding it increasingly challenging trying to keep track of all the Tiny 1/110 scale releases and consequently, details of new releases may not necessarily be featured in this News page. I will, however, endeavour to include these in the Tiny index page, subject to being able to obtain all the necessary information for the model.
9th January 2021

   
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Masterpiece Collectibles has announced it will commence taking pre-orders for its resin Singapore Bus Services Volvo B57 from tomorrow (8th) until the 17th January. Two scales are being produced with three releases for each. The route numbers for the 1/76 examples are 16, 192 and 273 whilst those for the 1/43  examples are 13, 16 and 170.
 
7th January 2021

   
   
First reported back on 9th December, this Tiny 1/110 scale Konica liveried Dennis Dragon appears to be set for release on Wednesday (6th).
   
 
On the subject of Tiny releases, this Long Win Bus 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 also appears to be set for release shortly.

   
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Photograph Bobby Liu

The sole Kwoon Chung Motors (KCM) Gemilang bodied MAN RR8 finally entered service on the Fairview Park Shuttle Bus service recently, having been first registered in July 2020. It was first delivered to Hong Kong in the latest New Lantao Bus (NLB)livery and was supposed to have been the demonstrator for fleet replacement serving Southern Lantau. However, it is believed that restrictions on the terms of new franchised buses imposed by Transport Department, all new franchised buses should be wheelchair accessible. This bus was not wheelchair accessible and therefore could not join the NLB fleet and was repainted into full white livery when stored by the dealer, subsequently receiving the standard KCM livery, as pictured above - the image is 'clickable'.
4th January 2021

   
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To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGH), a limited edition model adopting the Group’s anniversary illustration 'For Charity, We Go Beyond', created by local artist Vivian HO, is to be produced. The model features a Kowloon Motor Bus 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500. All proceeds will go to TWGHs Development Funds for Kwong Wah Hospital Redevelopment Project to meet the comprehensive medical demand of the general public. The model is limited to 1,500 pieces.

   

A new page has today been added for the Automobile Magazine HK 40th anniversary gift set (CR208001).

   
Photograph Donald MacRae
 
Also added today is a new page for the Hongkong Tramways Rules, Regulations & Instructions book mentioned in yesterday's news - just follow this link.

 

The second 'Model 1 10th anniversary' liveried model was released yesterday (63347B) - a new page will follow shortly (now added - 4th January).
3rd January 2021

 
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Photographs Ernest Chang

Something a little different from Tiny and limited to just 1,000 pieces is this bare-metal prototype Dennis Dragon (ATC65172). My thanks to Ernest Chang for allowing me to share his photographs, which are 'clickable'.

     

Released today is this Automobile Magazine Hong Kong 40th anniversary gift set (CR208001). 

     
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Photograph Donald MacRae
   
A recent publication is this reprint of a Hongkong Tramways Limited Rules, Regulations and Instructions book, originally published in August 1928. Further details will be added shortly. It is available from Adam Gordon Books and is priced at 25. My thanks to Donald MacRae for advising and for the photographs.
2nd January 2021
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