[diecast models] - [home] - [information] - [links] - [news] - [plastic models] - [resin models] - [trams] - [xtra]
Go to July 2007 News
August 2007 - News
Go to September 2007 News
Previous month's News
To find a specific month's News, click here
Next month's News
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Due to be released in Hong Kong tomorrow is the Drumwell KMB MCW Metrobus (DW10703). 

31st August 2007

The Xtra section of the site is currently undergoing revision. The aim is to group categories, hopefully making access to the various pages quicker and easier. Two new pages have tonight been added, one showing a couple more larger photographs of the Deuce Bus featured earlier in the week, and the other shows Stagecoach Olympian No 13601 now operating in Devon.
30th August 2007
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Dave Rogers

The above Enviro 500, destined for The Deuce Bus in Las Vegas, called in to the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Open Weekend on 20th August. Further photographs of this bus together with a large selection of others can be found on a special feature page on Andrew Shirley's Fotopic site.
 

A further batch of photographs taken during the Exhibition of History of Hong Kong Buses has just been added to the relevant Xtra page of the site.

27th August 2007

As promised before my holiday, a selection of photographs of some former Hong Kong Olympians/Dragons now operating for Brightbus in the UK has tonight been added to the Xtra section of the site. My thanks to Robin Hadfield for kindly supplying these.
 
26th August 2007

The Xtra page featuring the prototype Scania K95UD for KMB has tonight been updated to include photographs of it's first day in service. My thanks to Philip Chan for providing this information and the photos.
 

The online version of KMB Today is now available and this gives details of the MCW Metrobus due to be released shortly. It confirms that S3M145 (DP1932) will again be modelled, on route 60 to Yau Oi (North).
 

Cyprus was the answer to the question posed in the last News update. This Bedford TJ was one of many that I came across purely by chance around the Paphos area of the island. .

25th August 2007
Click on image for larger photograph

Having returned to the UK early this morning, I thought I would post one of the photographs taken during my holiday - any guesses on where I went? (but no prizes I am afraid!) Also, can anyone advise whether this type of Bedford was given a name/number?

A further update is planned for later this evening - once I've caught up on some sleep!
 

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

KMB's new Scania ASU1 entered service today.
 

Photographs courtesy and copyright of Dennis

The above photo shows a 'bare metal' Cars Workshop Volvo B9TL/Enviro 500. The baseplate states a limited edition of 888. The front lower panel is painted white and the rear engine cover white/yellow.
 

A correction : The Best Choose 1/120 scale China Motor Bus Volvo Olympian carries a product code of 06202, and not 06262.

23rd August 2007
Click on image for larger photograph
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Due to be released in Hong Kong tomorrow is this Cars Workshop KMB Volvo B9TL with Enviro 500 bodywork (39405). It features AVBE13 on route 603 to Ping Tin and is limited to 1,800 pieces.
 

Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Ho Jak

I am grateful to Ho Jak who after today visiting the Exhibition of History of Hong Kong Buses advises of a new model bus series in 1/150 scale. Four pre-production models were on display, namely:-

- Dennis Dragon 11m
- Dennis Dart 10.6m ( Pointer 2 )
- Volvo B9TL / Alexander-Dennis Enviro500 
- Volvo Olympian 11m

The models are plastic and some feature a driver.
 

Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Dennis Law

My thanks also to Dennis Law and DM for sending me a further batch of photographs from the above mentioned Exhibition. Unfortunately, a lack of time (I should by now be packing my suitcase!) has prevented me uploading these, for which I apologise. They will of course be added upon my return. 
 

As mentioned above, I am now on holiday for just over a week, so there will be no updates during this time. Please however continue e-mailing me any news or photographs, ready for my return. 

14th August 2007

A new page has tonight been added for the resin model of China Motor Bus DL2 from 312 Model (B0022). The model comes in two versions, one on route 106 to Wong Tai Sin and the other on route 112 to North Point. Each is limited to 400 pieces. 
Correction :-  The models are released under the P & T name and are limited to 200 pieces each version

Some further photos have been added of the Best Choose 1/24 scale CMB Metrobus - just follow the link.

11th August 2007
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Concorde Hobby Shop

My thanks to Concorde Hobby Shop for supplying me with photographs of the new Best Choose 1/24 scale MCW Metrobus in China Motor Bus colours. It features MC12 and like the 1/24 scale DMS, it has a variety of destinations/route numbers. It appears on the Concorde Hobby Shop website and will retail for HK$1,680. 
 

Further photographs of the Exhibition of the History of Hong Kong Buses have tonight been added to the he Xtra section of the site. My thanks to regular contributor Dennis Law for these.
 

A correction of product codes for the two recently issued 1/120 scale Best Choose dioramas featuring KMB Volvo Olympians, The diorama with a blue roof is 06204S and the red roof is 06203S.
 

Photograph courtesy and copyright of
312 Model

My thanks to Donald MacRae for advising that the resin model of China Motor Bus Dennis Condor DL2 is now featured on the 312 Model website.
 

Click on image for larger photograph
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Robin Hadfield

My thanks to Robin Hadfield for sending me a selection of photos of former Hong Kong vehicles now operated by Brightbus. The above is a taster, and the remainder will be added as soon as time allows.
 

My web hosting company has recently advised me that it has doubled the amount of webspace available, from 750MB to 1,500MB. With the increase in broadband users, I will now be using a slightly higher resolution 'smaller' photograph, and increasing the larger photograph to a size of 1024 x 768, when available. The first 'larger' images have just been uploaded - these being of the above mentioned MCW Metrobus - take a look

10th August 2007
The Best Choose 1/24 scale CMB Metrobus
The forthcoming NWFB short Trident
Both photographs courtesy and copyright of
Jacky Ho

The Exhibition of the History of Hong Kong Buses opened today in Level 2 of the Pioneer Centre, 750 Nathan Road. It opens daily between 1100hrs and 2100hrs and runs until 20th August.

I have today received a large selection of photos, and these are in the process of being added to the Xtra section of the site. In the meantime, just to whet your appetite, a couple are shown above. My thanks to Jacky Ho for providing these.
 

Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Network Shuttle

Following yesterdays news on the release of two dioramas from Best Choose, I can confirm that two different vehicles are featured.
AV239 (HH1412) comes with the with the house with the red roof whilst AV342 (HM3066) comes with the blue. Further photos and details will be added shortly.

8th August 2007

Two new 1/120 dioramas from Best Choose are today announced on the 80M Bus Model Shop website. Both appear to feature the same model, namely a white KMB Olympian. The diorama includes a 3 storey building, one with a blue roof (0624S) and one with a red roof (0623S). Each is limited to 1,000 pieces and will retail for HK$178. Further details would be most welcome.
7th August 2007
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Network Shuttle

An unannounced release in Hong Kong on Friday 3rd August was the above Best Choose 1/120 scale KMB Leyland Fleetline (05054). On route no. 9 to Choi Hung, it features fleet no. D761 (BJ689) and is limited to 1,500 pieces. 
 

Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Network Shuttle

The second release from Mei Yi is a revised version of GZBUS4001 which features a different style and colour of wing mirror and a different style of roof-mounted air-con unit. It is numbered GZBUS4001A.
 

I am reliably informed that the resin model of China Motor Bus Dennis Condor DL2 will be released next week.

5th August 2007

 

The Coming Soon section of the 80M Bus Model Shop website features the KMB Enviro 500, the  third KMB MCW Metrobus (both  previously announced), as well as NWFB Dennis Trident 3601 and what I assume to be the long-awaited 1/24 scale CMB Metrobus.
4th August 2007

The Concorde Hobby Shop website features what appears to be the second release of a Guangzhou Bus from Mei Yi. I would welcome any additional information about this model. 
 3rd August 2007
Go to July 2007 News
August 2007 - News
Go to September 2007 News
Previous month's News
To find a specific month's News, click here
Next month's News
   
[diecast models] - [home] - [information] - [links] - [news] - [plastic models] - [resin models] - [trams] - [xtra]
 
Go to top of page
 
This page last updated Friday, 31st August 2007
 
Oriental Model Buses