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The Cars Workshop KMB Daimler Fleetline with MetSec bodywork (38901) was released in Hong Kong today.

Whilst not oriental models, I couldn't resist publishing these photos of the three London 'cute' DMSs first unveiled on the Jotus stall at Showbus last year, and expected to be available in mid May.
 

Photographs courtesy of Jotus.com


As reported elsewhere, it is confirmed that Allsorts of Rickmansworth is to close during May or June. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chris and his staff for all their efforts over the years, and for the hospitality shown on every occasion I have visited the shop. Their unique collection of buses will be missed.

29th April 2003


A new page has now been added for the Cars Workshop KMB Daimler Fleetline (38901)

Several new 'mini' buses have recently been released, and details of these can be found in the Toys section by following the link. (This page removed 10th February 2010)

27th April 2003

Photographs courtesy of 80M Bus Model Shop

Just announced in Hong Kong are these KMB keyrings, produced by Cars Workshop to a scale of 1:250, and selling for HK$32.80. The first, which is now on sale, features a champagne liveried Dennis Trident with Alexander bodywork on Route No. 1a to Star Ferry. The second features a standard liveried Leyland Victory Mk2.


The May Edition of "Buses" magazine includes a photograph, taken at Cobham, of ex-NWFB Dennis Condor DM17, now in preservation in the UK. The link will take to to the DM17 Homepage, which has recently been updated. Also featured in this edition are photographs of a couple of two-axle buses operating in Hong Kong, a sight that is soon to disappear. A brief mention is also made of Diecast Buses Interactive.


Regular visitors Keith Wood and David Rowe have drawn my attention to the some new buses being operated by The Big Bus Company in London. These are ex NWFB/CMB 12-metre Dennis Condors, having been converted into open toppers for London sightseeing work. Further photographs can be found on the Xtra pages of this site. 


And finally.....

Photograph courtesy of 80M Bus Model Shop

KMB's Daimler Fleetline is a Car's Workshop model (38901) and features Fleet No. D737, a 33 feet long example with Metal Sections bodywork, expected to be released later this month. It is on Route No 1 to Star Ferry and is in the cream over red livery. 

26th April 2003

CONGRATULATIONS

and Best Wishes to Sindy & Joe of Jotus 
on the birth of their daughter yesterday.

16th April 2003


Upon checking some of the numerous pages to this site, I find that the page for the book published last year entitled "DMS ColourScene Hong Kong" and written by Nigel Eadon-Clarke, failed to include any review or photographs.

This oversight has now been corrected, so why not click on the above link to find out more about this excellent book.

15th April 2003

Photograph courtesy of Jotus.com

Due for release in Hong Kong on Thursday 17th is this Best Choose CMB Guy Arab MkV (02044). It features Fleet No. S7, on route no. 19 - Happy Valley/North Point.


Thomas Tang, a regular contributor of real bus photos to this site, has set up his own Yahoo group, thomasbusphoto . Why not check it out, or even better why not join! 

14th April 2003


No news to report, however some new photos of Citybus vehicles have been added to the Xtra page
10th April 2003


The Citybus Year of the Ram Dennis Dragon from MBE (MB108) was released in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

The May Edition of Bus & Coach Preservation features an article on New World First Bus Dennis Condor DM17, now in preservation in the UK and expected to make it's first rally appearance at Cobham on Sunday.

4th April 2003

Photograph courtesy of Citybus - copyright MBE

Due to be released in Hong Kong tomorrow is the Citybus Year of the Ram Dennis Dragon from MBE (MB108).

1st April 2003

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