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After a three week spell of no model news, the 80M Bus Model website has tonight announced the release of 72 models featuring the Cars Workshop Volvo B9TL/Volgren casting, this time in a plain white livery (39502SW). I am advised that the model carries neither a Volvo or Volgren badge and displays no destination and is retailing for HK$298.

29th March 2007


As promised, the Xtra section of the site has been updated with further photographs of some ex China Light and Power Olympians now operating in the UK.
20th March 2007

Softrepublic Limited has announced that they will shortly be publishing a new book called 'Overview of Hong Kong's Transport'. A brief introduction, in Chinese, is now available online - just follow the link.


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JKO 126

While very quiet on the model front at the moment, I am able to feature news of yet another ex-Hong Kong Olympian now operating in the UK. This former China Light and Power example (No 314) is now registered J590 CEV and is believed to be operating for Florida Coaches of Chelmsford Halstead. The photograph was taken today in Bury St Edmunds by JKO 126. Any further information would be welcome. I plan to upload further photographs to the Xtra section of the site tomorrow. 

19th March 2007

How eerie is that!!

I went to my local W H Smith shop this morning to buy the latest edition of Buses magazine, only to see a Shamrock Buses Olympian on the front cover! For those interested in this attractive and immaculate fleet, have a look at my 'Homepage', which can be found here.

17th March 2007

Former Citybus Olympian No. 345 is now owned by my local coach operator, Roadliner Passenger Transport. It presently carries the orange and cream livery of it's former short lived owner, Shamrock Buses, also local to me in Poole, Dorset. I hope to add a special page to the Xtra section of the site once it is in it's new owners livery, which will also include photographs showing it operating in Hong Kong. 

16th March 2007

Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Paolo

My thanks to Paolo for sending me some photographs of the Scania K95UD whilst 'on test' in Hong Kong. I can't be certain of the registration, but it may be MT886 - I am sure someone will be able to confirm, or otherwise!

*** UPDATE ***
13th March 2007

The registration number is MT6551 and Fleet number ASU1



 
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80M Bus Model Shop

Not model bus related, but probably of interest to many visitors to the site, the 80M website gives details of a new model ferry. This Bauhinia branded Hong Kong Ferry dangerous goods ferry also doubles as a rather ostentatiously decorated harbour cruise vessel. The model chosen is the Man On, and thanks to regular contributor Donald MacRae, I am able to include a photograph of the real thing!

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Donald MacRae
12th March 2007

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80M Bus Model Shop

Due to be released in Hong Kong tomorrow (9th) is the second Drumwell KMB MCW Metrobus (DW10702), this time featuring the unique air-conditioned example. It is on route number 68X to Un Long, is limited to 1,800 pieces and will retail for HK$288. 

8th March 2007

Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Andrew Shirley 

My thanks to regular contributor Andrew Shirley for advising me that he has come across yet another 'Spanish' version of an ABC model, this time the China Motor Bus Guy Arab water bowser (x1002). Photographs have just been added.
 

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'Dennis' 

At the same time, Dennis from Hong Kong advises of another, this being the AsianBus China Motor Bus Metro-Scania (AS1003). 



 

Universal Transport Fans Association has now released their latest members' magazine - transX Vol. 12. Major contents include:- Review of UTFA's Latest Activities

- Progress of KCRC's Lok Ma Chau Extension
- Euro Bus Expo 2006
- Rail Services Between Shenzhen and Guangzhou
- Demolition of Central Star Ferry Pier
- Local Transport News Review
- Launching of KMB's Scania K95UD
- Opening Day of KCRC's Westrail Depot
4th March 2007
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