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New photographs of the recently issued Volvo Super Olympian in white demonstrator livery (39002) have beed uploaded, my model having arrived last week. Another model which arrived in my absence was the KMB Enviro 500 (39401), in my opinion a superb model, and new photographs of this model have also been added.

Now available in the UK is the Airport Limousine liveried Hino S'elega from Creative Master Northcord (JB2004). 


A new page has been added to the Xtra secton of the site, this featuring KMB's 'Year of the Rooster' decorated Volvo Olympian.

31st January 2005


Following yesterday's news on the forthcoming issue of the second resin China Motor Bus Dennis Dominator DD1, a new page has tonight been added which gives further information and photos.
29th January 2005

Photograph courtesy of Network Shuttle

 
Photograph courtesy of Digbys Miniature Automobiles

The weeks' holiday has flown by, and I am now getting accustomed to the cooler UK climate, and having to do the washing up again!

This brief update covers two items, namely a photograph of KMB's 'Year of the Rooster' Olympian, and a photograph of a second version of resin CMB Dennis Dominator DD1. Digbys Miniature Automobiles and their colleague in Hong Kong have commissioned a remake of this model (the first of which sold out soon after it's release) and this is limited to just 300 models, split 150 for HK and 150 for UK. Further details and news will appear tomorrow.

28th January 2005


A new page has been added for the new 'Hong Kong Trams - 100 Years' book, and thanks to Dennis Law for providing this information. I had hoped to include a more detailed review, but I am still awaiting the delivery of my book!

The Cars Workshop Volvo Super Olympian demonstrator (39002) is now available at 80M Bus Model Shops, but is limited to their VIP customers only.


New photos have been uploaded of the model of the Citybus trolleybus issued by 80M Bus Model Shop back in May 2001, and these can be found by following the link.



 
Photograph courtesy of Dennis Law

The above photograph shows former KMB S3N160 (DT349) now converted into an 'English Adventure' bus. For further information about 'English Adventure', just follow the link.


I am now on holiday for one week, so there will be no updates during this time. My apologies for this inconvenience, which is as a result of a 25th Wedding Anniversary. If you have any complaints, I suggest you speak with my wife !!

20th January 2005

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jacky Ho

News received today is that Cars Workshop have issued a model of their 10.6m Volvo Super Olympian in plain white demonstrator livery (39002), It is believed the model has been specially commissioned by Volvo.


The Universal Transport Fans Association website is now functional again after some maintenance. 

The club has announced that a charity bus tour, featuring a KCRC bus, will be held on Sunday 23rd January 2005. All proceeds will go to "Hong Kong Red Cross South Asia Relief Fund" to help the victims affected by the tsunamis which took place on 26th December 2004. 


Following the recent uploading of the photographs of the Former Citybus Olympians now operating in the UK with Wardle Travel, on the Xtra pages of the site, I have just added some photographs of two of these vehicles in their previous owner's livery.

16th January 2005


KMB have announced in 'KMB Today' the forthcoming release of their 'Year of the Rooster' model, which is again based on Corgi's Olympian - the quantity being 5,000. 

New photographs have been added to the Xtra section of the site.

11th January 2005

Photograph courtesy of Jotus.com

Now available in Hong Kong is the Hokkaido Chuo Bus liveried Hino Selega R FD from Creative Master Northcord (JB2005).


Photograph courtesy of Dave Rogers

As usual, my requests for photographs of particular models or buses soon get answered. This time Dave Rogers, owner of ex-Citybus Olympians 102 and 105, has provided me with photos of the three former Citybus Olympians now operating in the UK with Wardle Transport. Further photos have been added to the Xtra section of the site.

4th January 2005


The results of the voting are as follows:-

FAVOURITE NEW CASTING OF 2004

1st place - Drumwell - Volvo Super Olympian/Wrightbus

2nd place - Creative Master Northcord - Leyland Olympian/Alexander

3rd place - Best Choose/Cars Workshop - Victory/Jubilant / Metsec

Twenty-five people's votes matched that of the overall result and these names were put into the hat, with Se Toa Chi Fau from Hong Hong being drawn as the winner. He will receive the prize of the new Cars Workshop KMB Enviro 500 kindly being provided by 80M Bus Model Shop.
 
 

FAVOURITE LIVERY OF 2004

1st place - Year of the Monkey - Dennis Trident/Alexander - NWFB

2nd place - 'Stagecoach' style - MAN/Volgren - Citybus

3rd place - 25th Anniversary - Scania/Volgren - Citybus

Six people's votes matched that of the overall result and these names were put into the hat, with Cheng Kit Man from Hong Kong being drawn as the winner. He too will receive the prize of the new Cars Workshop KMB Enviro 500 kindly being provided by 80M Bus Model Shop.

Special mention must be made of Cheng Kit Man who was the only entrant who's votes in both categories matched those of the overall results.

The full results are now available by following this link.

I would like to thank everyone who took part in the vote, and especially 80M Bus Model Shop for agreeing to provide the prizes. 



 

The above book 'Hong Kong Tramways - 100 Years' by Mike Davis and published by DTS Publishing is now available in the UK and is shortly expected to be available in Hong Kong. Further details, when known, will appear in due course.


Just a reminder that Dave Rogers website which features his two ex-Citybus Leyland Olympians, has a new photo for the month of January, why not have a look!

3rd January 2005


Voting for your Favourite New Casting of 2004 and Favourite Livery of 2004 has now closed, and I am currently preparing the results. Over 250 votes were received, and the winner of each of the two categories will receive one of the Cars Workshop KMB Enviro 500 kindly being provided as prizes by 80M Bus Model Shop. These winners will be contacted by e-mail very shortly.

I hope you like the 'new-look' Home page, and I am very grateful to John Atkin for his help and expertise in assisting with this. John's site, which features both bus and train photos, can be found at www.john-atkin.co.uk. 


I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for their help and support over the last 12 months, which is greatly appreciated:-

Jotus.com
80M Bus Model Shop

Dennis Law

Bus Fan World

Thomas Tang

My thanks also go to the large number of visitors who take the time and trouble to send me information and photos
1st January 2005

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