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I have recently received a copy of this book, entitled " The New Millennium of New World First Bus".  The book gives details of the bus company, bus routes as well as information of New World Ferry. For further details, please click here
 
 

Corgi's long awaited Leyland Victory Mk2 (44802) has been released in Hong Kong. Click on the model number for new photographs.
 

Two further kits from C'sM - Nos V003 and V004
Photographs of the finished kits
courtesy of Jacky Lau
28th April 2000


ABC Model's DS6 (000202) is due to be released on Friday 28th April.

Collector's Model have issued two "kits" of KMB Victory's Mk2/Jubilants, KIT-V001 and KIT-V002.
The bodies are painted, but unassembled, and are supplied with waterslide decals, but exclude the KMB logo. Some small items require painting, such as the mirrors, money box and wheels. It is believed there are about 600 of each, retailing at about HK$170. Further releases of these kits are expected.
 

Photographs of the finished kits
courtesy of Jacky Lau
26th April 2000


ABC Models have announced yet another new release (000202), this time being a CMB Dennis Jubilant (Fleet No DS 6) carrying a distinctive "Driver Recruitment" message. The model is expected to be released towards the end of April, in a quantity of 3,000 pieces.
 
Photograph courtesy of World of Diecast

Collector's Model DA103B, the KMB Dragon with Bosch all over advertising, was released in Hong Kong on 19th April.

22nd April 2000


Released in Hong Kong today is EFE's China Motor Bus DMS Training Bus, Fleet No. T19 (27401)

Drumwell's second KMB Neoplan Centroliner (DW10102) was issued, in Hong Kong, on 14th April. 

Citybus will be issuing a DMS/Lodekka set, expected for release in Hong Kong towards the end of May. This will feature the Lodekka model already issued, and a variation of the recently released DMS model, which will have chinese registration and adverts for their cross border service (the National Express style ones). The vehicle identity will also be different. 
To add even more value to the set, there will be an illustrated colour fleetlist correct at 31/12/86, a Citybus pen, a fridge magnet, and a key ring with the Daimler scroll etched on one side and the Citybus fleetname on the other. It is understood that this set is being handled by Citybus, and will not be available through the EFE collectors club, however it will be available in the UK through certain channels. More details will follow!!

18th April 2000


EFE's China Motor Bus DMS Training Bus, commissioned by the Hong Kong Transport Society, is about to be released in Hong Kong.

I have also just received the first photographs of C'sM Model No. DA103B, KMB Dennis Dragon with Bosch all-over advertising.


Photograph courtesy of Toymax Co

14th April 2000


I am reliably informed that another new casting, in the shape of a Guy Arab (30ft) with Metal Section bodywork, is in the pipeline. It is to appear in both CMB red and blue livery. Watch this space for further news!!  I am at present unable to confirm the manufacturer of the model.
 

ABC Models two plated MCW Metrobuses (LE 0103A and LE0103B) were released on Sunday 9th, as planned.

Citybus's Year of the Dragon Trident (44510) was released in Hong Kong yesterday (10th) however the release of KMB's Neoplan Centroliner (DW10102) has been delayed until 14th April.

11th April 2000


ABC Models two plated MCW Metrobuses (LE 0103A and LE0103B) are due to be released in Hong Kong on Sunday 9th April. It is understood that such has been the demand for these two limited edition models (only 1,008 of each), World of Diecast, the officialABC Models agent, has already "sold-out". 

The release of Citybus's Year of the Dragon Trident (Model No. 44510) is now expected on 10th April, along with the second version of KMB's Neoplan Centroliner (Model No. DW10102).

The plated  "Members only" models from Collector's Model have now been issued.

8th April 2000


Collector's Model released their Daimler Fleetline "SF", (SF101A), in Hong Kong yesterday.

The Hong Kong Transport Society's Citybus Trident (44509), carrying a "rear-end" advert to mark their 10th Anniversary, was also released in Hong Kong yesterday. 
 

Photograph courtesy of
World of Diecast

The first photographs of Corgi's Victory Mk2, (44802) in KMB livery, have been released, and below is one such example.
 

Preproduction model
Photograph courtesy of
80M Bus Model Shop
 2nd April 2000
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