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Just the five new models announced today!

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Volvo B10TL 'Super Olympians' in Citybus colours - Fleet no. 252 (CD2198) on route 88R (63667) and fleet no. 268 (KV3603) on route 628 (63668). These are to be produced by Model 1.
   
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New World First Bus Wrights bodied 12-metre Volvo B9TL - Fleet no. 5200 (UH7961) on route 2 (20089), fleet no. 5209 (UJ405) on route 701 (20090) and fleet no. 5221 (UL3677) on route 109 (20091). These are to be produced by 80M Bus Model.
15th November 2019

   
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Protesters in Hong Kong changed their tactics today by deflating tyres on dozens of buses in Mong Kok in what appeared to be a new strategy to cripple the city's public transport network.

The move was part of their campaign to disrupt the morning rush hour this week, including setting up roadblocks and delaying MTR trains.
At about 7am, some 50 buses were found stalled and blocking traffic along Nathan Road in Mong Kok, with flattened tyres and defaced windscreens. Protesters were believed to be behind the act.

At about 10am, a team of KMB bus staff arrived to replace the tyres and remove paint on the bus windscreens. By 2pm, some 20 buses still remained in Mong KokKwok Chi-shing, chairman of the Hong Kong Franchised Bus Employees General Union, said dozens of buses were forced out of service in Mong Kok and other districts in the same manner, as protesters released the air in bus tyres with a key-like tool.

A KMB spokeswoman declined to give any details about the bus attacks, only saying that over the past two days, KMB buses had been subjected to vandalism in various districts.

“KMB has tried it best to dispatch staff for repair works and to minimise the impact on passengers. The damages to the buses have led to service disruptions, and we call for public understanding,” she said.. “KMB has repeatedly reminded drivers and frontline staff to take safety as their primary concern,” she added.

A spokeswoman for Citybus and New World First Bus admitted their buses were also defaced and damaged, which affected services for the public. “The two companies would try their best to provide bus services under a safe situation,” she said.

In a separate incident,  Citybus 12.8 metre ADL Enviro500 no. 6448 was destroyed by fire today whilst operating route B3X between Tuen Mun and Shenzhen Bay port - it is presently unconfirmed as to the cause.

 
 
Following Tiny's recent new casting in 1/110 scale of a 12 metre Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Trident, they have today announced a further version, this time in Citybus 'Cityflyer' livery, albeit without logos and fleetnames, being an unlicensed product (Box L10 - ATC64721). It features 2128 on route A10 with a destination of Airport and details have now been added to the 
Tiny index page.
12th November 2019

   
   
11th November 2019

   
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A break in model bus news coincides with an update from Dave Rogers on the progress of former Citybus Dennis Dart 1416. He advises that the replacement of the wheelarch seats has been completed along with the removal of the clear glass hopper windows, these being replaced with original tinted sheets removed from donor vehicle 1412. The above image is 'clickable'.

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And here is a Corgi model of sister vehicle 1419, released almost 22 years ago (42803) - note the route/destination!!
10th November 2019

 
And the new models keep coming......
 
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Available to pre-order from Network Shuttle is the second release of Model 1's Optare Solo SR, this time featuring VL2848 on route 808 to Prince of Wales Hospital (63892),

 
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Released in a KMB 'Pop-Up' store today are the two official Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls.

On the left is V6B71 (WF6188) on route 170 to Wah Fu (KMB2019016) whilst that on the right features
V6B25 (WC7787) on route 260X to Hung Hom Station (KMB2019017). Each is limited to 1,000 pieces. 
8th November 2019

 
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Now available to pre-order from Network Shuttle is this 12.8 metre Gemilang 'facelift' bodied MAN A95 in plain green livery. It features SGBus SG5999Z on route 143 to Jurong East Harbourfront (BMCU143). This bus was initially trialled by Tower Transit in 2017 before entering service with SBS Transit in 2018. The route shown, route 143, is operated by Tower Transit.



My thanks to regular 'Tiny' contributor Steve Walsh for advising of a further Tiny 1/110 scale release, this being a Transbus Enviro500 carrying all-over advertising for 'Ma Pak Leung'. It features Kowloon Motor Bus ATE6 (KY5280) on route 116 to Quarry Bay (KMB2019007).
7th November 2019

 

Now released is this Tiny 1/110 scale Enviro500 carrying ArtBus all over decals (Box 12(c)). 
 

Tiny has also announced a New World First Bus (L08) and Citybus (L09) liveried Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Trident, although these appear to be unlicensed products carrying no fleetnames or logos.

All the above information has been added to the Tiny page.

6th November 2019





This site celebrates it's 21st anniversary today.

May I take this opportunity to thank those of you who regularly visit this site and
 an even bigger 'Thank You' to those who have contributed over the past 21 years.
I hope you get as much enjoyment from it as I do maintaining it.
Graham


5th November 2019

   
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Released today is the Year of the Pig decorated New Lantao Bus MAN A95 from Model 1. It features MD01 (TU9868) on route B2 (63216).

   
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Also released today is the Kowloon Motor Bus 12-metre Eastern Coach Works bodied Leyland Olympian 3BL1 from P&T Model (DC1030).

 

A new set of photographs has just been added for the above Optare Solo SR public light bus (63891).
5th November 2019

   
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I'm still playing 'catch-up' after my recent holiday, so apologies for the delay in publishing details of the above forthcoming release from P&T Model (DC1030). It features Kowloon Motor Bus Leyland Olympian 3BL1 in it's original, predominantly red, livery.


A new set of photographs has just been added for the above New Lantao Bus MAN A95 (63217).
4th November 2019

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
 
Further details of the MGG Workshop Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L have been received along with some additional photographs. This model, on route A31, has been released in Hong Kong today and does not include a limited edition certificate, so the quantity of 450 mentioned cannot be confirmed. Three further versions are planned, these being on route 33 to Yau Tong, route 52X to Tuen Mun Central and route 936 to Shek Wai Kok.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop

My thanks to Chris Baines for pointing out that 80M Bus Model Shop has announced TWO versions of the KMB licensed Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L, the second features V6B71 (WF6188) on route 170 to Wah Fu (KMB2019016).
3rd November 2019

   
 
Holiday in Milan now over - one of my favourite shots
   

     
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This new casting, announced today, features a Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L V6B25 (WC7787) on route 260X to Hung Hom Station (KMB2019017). It will be limited to 1,000 pieces. A new page will be added shortly.

 
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Coincidentally, details of a model of the same vehicle type have been announced, believed to be from MGG Workshop, however this version is clearly an unlicensed version as it carries a plain red livery and has no decals, but carries the registration for V6B66. It is on route A31 to Airport and is limited to 450 pieces.



The above Tiny 1/110 scale 'Mitsukoshi' liveried Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Dragon has been specially commissioned by Toyzone and is limited to 2,000 pieces. It is on route 102.
2nd November 2019
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