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My thanks to Ray Ng for clarifying the advertising on the latest model tram release - it is for a mosquito repellent called 'Japan Ding Ding' - clearly the term 'Ding Ding' is most relevant when it comes to Hong Kong trams!

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop

Released in Hong Kong today are the two standard liveried Kowloon Motor Bus Mercedes-Benz 0.305 - ME31 (DF 9740) is on  route 73A to Yuen Chau Kok (KMB2018090) whilst ME20 (DF 9705) is on route 76K to Wah Ming Estate (KMB2018092).
15th November 2018

   
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Released today in Hong Kong is tram no. 83 carrying all-over advertising for a Japanese product? (see above) (TT33682). It is limited to 300 pieces.

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu
   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

Same fleet number or registration number, same place, same angle......... but different bus and time!
14th November 2018

 
My thanks to Watt Yung for allowing me to share his photographs from yesterday of a few of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau buses and coaches, larger images of which have been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages page of the site.
13th November 2018



    
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Set for release in December is this Discovery Bay Transit liveried Wrights Gemini 2 Volvo B9TL from Model 1. It features DBAY212 (TP 1192) on route DB03R with a destination of Discovery Bay Marina Drive (63063).

  
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
 Bus Lanes / Wonders Production Hong Kong
 
Two further Wrights bodied Volvo B8Ls were noted arriving in Hong Kong this week.

   
   
With almost 1,200 Hong Kong models issued to date, what do you think are the top 5 route numbers and top 5 destinations?
Sorry no prizes and results will be published tomorrow!
9th November 2018

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Alexander Dennis

Not a Hong Kong model, but worthy of note on this site is the brand new 100-seat Alexander Dennis Enviro400XLB three-axle double decker, developed in close collaboration with Lothian and chassis manufacturer Volvo. 42 of these high-capacity buses will enter service in Edinburgh from January onwards. They are manufactured in Falkirk, securing jobs and adding value to the Scottish economy directly and via the extensive local supply chain.
With Lothian’s services in the Scottish capital seeing consistent patronage growth, the operator collaborated with Alexander Dennis to develop the 13.4m Enviro400XLB. Offering 100 seats and able to carry up to 131 passengers in total, it delivers unrivalled capacity for busy routes in the capital, while its front and middle doors will speed-up dwell times at bus stops. It has been built to even higher standards than bus users in Edinburgh are familiar with, with comfortable high-backed seating, wifi, USB charging, mood lighting and audio-visual stop announcements.

Alexander Dennis's Enviro400XLB is the first bus for the United Kingdom to be mounted on Volvo's recently launched three-axle B8L chassis, powered by the efficient 350bhp Euro 6 D8K engine. For the full press release, click here.

8th November 2018

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop

Set for general release tomorrow is Kowloon Motor Bus Mercedes-Benz 0.305 ME14 (KMB2018091) - it is limited to 800 pieces.
 

Photograph courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop

Also set for release tomorrow is this 1/43 scale Kowloon Motor Bus Daimler 'A' type with 'Birmingham' style grille. The model represents 4202 on route 2 to Star Ferry and includes opening features and poseable front wheels. It is limited to 500 pieces (KMB2018025). A new page and further photographs are currently being added.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Grantbus Gallery

As well as the former New World First Bus 10.3 metre Duple Metsec Dennis Tridents, Citybus has also received Alexander ALX500 bodied Volvo Super Olympian 5086, which has been numbered 250.

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Andy Yung

Strangely enough, Model Bus Evolution issued a fictitious model back in 2002 of a Citybus liveried Volvo 'Super' Olympian, which is pictured above (see DW10303A). 
6th November 2018

Today marks the 20th anniversary of this site - little did I know when purchasing the above model back in 1997 that it would not only inspire me to create this website, but also lead me to visit the former British colony ten times (to-date) ultimately resulting in a collection of Hong Kong buses and trams that my wife would dearly love to know the number of! Perhaps, more importantly, it has enabled me to make many new friends both here in the UK as well as in Hong Kong.

I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the site over the years - there are far too many of you to name individually - without your help the site would not be what it is today, so a big 'Thank You' to you all.

Special mention must be made to my long-suffering family for putting up with my endless hours on a computer over the past 20 years and also to Sindy and Joe of Jotus.com, who have supported the site continuously from its early days, organised my very first visit to Hong Kong and who are now part of our 'family'.
5th November 2018

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of China Model Bus

Released in Hong Kong today are these two versions of China Motor Bus Fleetline coach FC1 (DD7785). The first (on the right) is on route 11A to Wan Chai Ferry (DC1020) whilst the second (on the left) is on route 262 to Chung Hom Kok (DC1021). Each is limited to 550 pieces.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Eddy Sumantri Mohd Talhah
   
KMB's Wrights bodied Volvo B8Ls are being assembled in Malaysia, and my thanks to Eddy Sumantri Mohd Talhah for sending me the above photographs. Check out his Flickr site by following the above link.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

The latest arrival in the Discovery Bay fleet is DBAY117, a Euro 6 engined MAN NL323 (A22) with the latest Gemilang 'facelift' bodywork. 
3rd November 2018

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Model 1 has issued plain white versions of it's Marcopolo bodied Scania (top) (63703) and Jit Luen bodied Isuzu LT434C (63932). 

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
 80M Bus Model Shop
 
A full set of photographs has now been received from 80M Bus Model Shop and these have now been added (TT33101).
2nd November 2018

   
New pages have now been added for several of the recently released and announced models, including the two Discovery Bay Dennis Darts (63123 and 63124), the three Kowloon Motor Bus Mercedes-Benz 0.305 (KMB2018090, KMB2018091 and KMB2018092) and the Shum Kong Wing Lee Marcopolo bodied Scania (63705).
1st November 2018
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