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The Drumwell KMB non air-conditioned Dragon (DW10202) was released in Hong Kong today.
27th February 2001


The recent Collector's Model Leyland Victory (V201B) carries all-over advertising for "Soy Sauce", and is limited to 500 models.

Expected to be released in mid March is this New World First Ferry, at a scale at 1:300, and produced by Arko Model Co. 
 

Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

Totally unrelated to model buses is this Corgi 1/43 scale Police Ford Transit  -  It just looked good!! 
 

Photograph courtesy of
Jotus Model Depot
25th February 2001

Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

Announced on this site on 14th February was the KMB non air-conditioned Dragon, and I have just received photographs of a pre-production sample. It is a Drumwell model, believed to be Fleet No. S3N 303, on route 73x. Further photos can be viewed here.



 
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An unexpected release today in Hong Kong is a Collector's Model Victory Mk 2 (assumed to be KMB with lack of fleetname) in an all-over advertising livery. I have no other details of this model at present - so if anyone can oblige, I would me most grateful!

22nd February 2001


MBE's China Paint Dragon was released in Hong Kong yesterday, HOWEVER, is there to be a second version? The model released features Fleet No. 855, on Route No. 182 to City One Shatin, in a quantity of 1,000. Is there to be a second version, perhaps featuring Fleet No. 838, also on Route No. 182, but with a destination of "Not in service", and with a quantity of 500?    A case of déjà vu!!!!!

The New World First Bus Centroliner, expected later this month or early next, is believed to feature Fleet No. 6008.

16th February 2001


The MBE China Paint Dragon is expected to be released in Hong Kong tomorrow, and as reported on this site back in August 2000, it comes in a paint tin!!

News that a KMB non air-conditioned Dragon will be released in late February/early March has just been received, and I hope to provide a photo of a pre-production sample shortly.

14th February 2001


As advised previously, Corgi's Original Omnibus Catalogue for May - August 2001 includes four Oriental Omnibus models, all Citybus vehicles, namely the Ocean Park set (45007a & 45007b), the "Greener Buses" Duple Metsec bodied Trident (44513) and the new casting of the MAN/Volgren (OM45402). 
 

 
12th February 2001


May I thank all of you who took the time and trouble to complete my recent visitors survey - a summary of which can be found here.
11th February 2001

Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

Model Bus Evolution's 12 metre Dennis Dragon, Citybus Fleet No 838, carries China Paint's "Flower" brand livery. If anyone knows any further information about the release date and availability of this model, please e-mail me .

6th February 2001


Corgi's CMB liveried Leyland Victory (44806) commissioned by the Hong Kong Transport Society, will not generally be available in the UK.
1st February 2001
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