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Happy New Year!

Today is the last day to vote for your
BEST NEW CASTING 2003 & BEST ADVERTISING/PROMOTIONAL LIVERY 2003
Just follow the link to cast your votes!

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Jotus Model Depot has very kindly offered to provide prizes to the winner of both categories. The prize will be the New World First Bus 'Year of the Monkey' model, when released, the real vehicle being featured in yesterday's News. This year there is also a prizes for 'runners-up', in the form of the QB type 'cute' buses.

I am very grateful to Jotus Model Depot for their generosity in providing the prizes and for their continued support.
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Photograph courtesy of 80M Bus Model Shop

As announced on this site on 24th November, the eagerly awaited KMB Wrightbus (DW10501) will be released in Hong Kong tomorrow. Produced by Drumwell, it features AVW1 on route 102 to Mei Foo. It is limited to 3,000 pieces.

31st December 2003

Exclusive
Photograph copyright and courtesy of
New World First Bus
and  Jotus Model Depot

The first glimpse of New World First Bus Alexander bodied Dennis Trident (Fleet No. 1083) in the  'The Fortune Bus of Monkey' livery.  Further photographs can be found on the Xtra pages of the site.


As is usual at this time of the year and as a bit of light-hearted fun, I am again giving you a chance to vote for your BEST NEW CASTING 2003 & BEST ADVERTISING/PROMOTIONAL LIVERY 2003

Just follow the link to cast your votes!


Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

Now released in Hong Kong is the Metsec bodied Leyland Victory Mk 2 from Best Choose (03061).
 

30th December 2003

As is usual at this time of the year and as a bit of light-hearted fun, I am again giving you a chance to vote for your BEST NEW CASTING 2003 & BEST ADVERTISING/PROMOTIONAL LIVERY 2003
Just follow the link to cast your votes!

A new page for the Hong Kong Transport Society QB 'Cute' model of CMB DMS Fleet No. XF1 has now been added with new photographs. (This page removed 10th February 2010)

29th December 2003

As is usual at this time of the year and as a bit of light-hearted fun, I am again giving you a chance to vote for your BEST NEW CASTING 2003 & BEST ADVERTISING/PROMOTIONAL LIVERY 2003
Just follow the link to cast your votes!

Photograph courtesy of Campbell H Morrison

A new page has been added for the second Creative Master Northcord Ltd Leyland Olympian coach (hkbus-2002) in Megabus.com livery, due for release in 2004.


Following yesterday's photograph of the two ex KMB 3N class Dennis Dragons, which have been specially painted into a fictitous "HMB" livery. While both of them have got registration number "KG9522", they are actually former DK4862 and DK5416. It is believed that these two buses have been used in film shots by Jacky Chan in one of his latest movies. If anyone can provide any further information on these buses, please e-mail me

28th December 2003

As is usual at this time of the year and as a bit of light-hearted fun, I am again giving you a chance to vote for your BEST NEW CASTING 2003 & BEST ADVERTISING/PROMOTIONAL LIVERY 2003
Just follow the link to cast your votes!


 
Photograph copyright of Mr. Paul Chiu and 
courtesy of Dennis Law

Two ex-KMB 3N class Dennis Dragons with a new operator??
Find out more tomorrow!!

27th December 2003


As is usual at this time of the year and as a bit of light-hearted fun, I am again giving you a chance to vote for your BEST NEW CASTING 2003 & BEST ADVERTISING/PROMOTIONAL LIVERY 2003
Just follow the link to cast your votes!


 
Photograph courtesy of Hong Kong Transport Society and Jotus Model Depot

Now available in Hong Kong is this QB 'Cute' model of China Motor Bus DMS Fleet No. XF1, specially commission by the Hong Kong Transport Society. Further details and photos will appear shortly.
 

26th December 2003

May I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas

During the Christmas period, it will be your opportunity to think about your favourite new casting of 2003 along with your favourite livery.

Full details of how to vote will appear on Friday 26th, so in the meantime, have a Merry Christmas!

24th December 2003


Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

Released in Hong Kong today is the Citybus Leyland Olympian coach from Creative Master Northcord Ltd. (hkbus-2001). 


Further photographs of the Best Choose Leyland Victory Mk2/Duple Metsec (03061) have now been added, as have further photograph of Corgi's KMB AEC Regent V (OM41108).

23rd December 2003

Just announced, and pictured above, is this China Motor Bus Leyland Victory Mk2, LV149,(03061) with Duple Metsec bodywork, being produced by Best Choose. Further photographs will appear shortly


Due for release in Hong Kong tomorrow is the Citybus Leyland Olympian from Creative Master Northcord Ltd (hkbus-2001).

22nd December 2003

Photograph courtesy of 80M Bus Model Shop

Due for release in Hong Kong on Saturday 20th is this Corgi model featuring a KMB AEC Regent V (OM41108), which was originally new to UK operator Yorkshire Woollen District. It is limited to 3,000 pieces. Further photographs will appear tomorrow.



 
Photograph courtesy of Campbell H Morrison

A third version of the Creative Master Northcord Sunwin Volvo B7R (cnbus1003) has been specially commissioned for Shanghai Ba-Shi Industrial (Group) Co. Ltd. Being a totally private commission, no models are available for purchase by model collectors. 

19th December 2003

 Photograph courtesy of Concorde Hobby Shop
and OrangeBus

The above photograph, taken today at the Hong Kong Bus Rally, shows the forthcoming Creative Master Northcord Ltd (CMNL) Citybus 11 metre Leyland Olympian, Fleet No.133 (hkbus-2001). The photographs are of a pre-production model - it is not the final version. The model is expected to be released before Christmas. Further photographs of this model can be found on on the the relevant page. 



 
Photograph courtesy of Hong Kong Star Bus Page

The above photograph shows a newly released 'toy', based on NWFB Fleet No. 3006, with a Japanese Cartoon "Hamtaro" Advertisement. The model is 1/76th scale, similar to Corgi's Duple Metsec Trident. The model is produced by Sun Hing Toys Co. Ltd.  Please note that the destination '112 So Uk' has been added. Some further photographs, both of the model and of the real vehicle, will be added shortly.

 14th December 2003


No news to report over the last week.

During this relatively quiet period, I have updated several pages of the site with new photographs and additional information, the latest being that for the ABC Thornycroft Cygnet (000302A). 


A reminder that Jotus Model Depot are currently holding a Christmas Sale with over 80 items included, some of which have a 50% discount or more. Follow the link to see for yourself.

1st December 2003

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