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Two new models were issued during my absence, the first being a second version of the Citybus short Trident/Duple Metsec fleet number 2700 in standard Citybus livery (39603). This is on route no. 260 to Stanley and is limited to 1,500 pieces and was issued on 26th. The second is the second resin model to be issued by Toys Model, this being a Kowloon Motor Bus Albion Viking EVK41XL, registration no. AR7701 (L221) on route no. 3B to Tsz Wan Shan. A new page for this model will be added shortly.
30th October 2007
|I am now on
holiday for just over a week,
so there will be no updates during this time. Please do continue to
me any news or photographs ready for my return.
20th October 2007
edition of 'KMB Today' is now
on-line and this too features the forthcoming 1/76th scale Dennis
It appears that it will be limited to 1,250 pieces and will retail for
HK$288. Also featured are the 1/150 scale models, which will retail for
18th October 2007
Soon' section of the 80M
Bus Model Shop website features some new models. The first
are a selection
of 1/150 scale KMB buses (which I believe are plastic). Four
models were on display at the Exhibition of History of Hong Kong Buses
and these included an 11m Dennis Dragon, a 10.6m Dennis Pointer 2, an
500 and an 11m Volvo Olympian. Secondly, and as reported on this site
10th September, is a KMB Dennis Lance single deck coach with Alexander
bodywork. My thanks to Dave Rogers for drawing my attention to this
17th October 2007
photographs of former Citybus
Olympian No. 345, ready to be shipped to the UK, have tonight been
to the Xtra
pages of the site - my thanks to Wilson Pang for providing these
photos. Just follow the
15th October 2007
Due for release on Tuesday 16th October is the above New World First Bus short Dennis Trident/Duple Metsec from 80M Bus Model Shop (39602). It is on route no. 26 to Lai Tak Tsuen and is limited to 2,000 pieces.
My thanks to 80M Bus Model Shop for providing details and photographs of this model and also to Gakei for allowing me to use a photograph of 3601 from his excellent Hong Kong Bus Exhibition Centre website.
13th October 2007
|New pages have
tonight been added for the
two Mei Yi Guangzhou Bus single deckers (GZBUS1001
now available from Concorde
The above photograph is one of several sent to me by Carl Bentley featuring an ABC China Motor Bus Metrobus that he has 'modified', ready for use in a workshop diorama he is planning to create!
12th October 2007
I am grateful to Concorde Hobby Shop for providing further photographs and information on the two Mei Yi Guangzhou Yu Tong buses. GZBUS1001 has black rear view mirrors and a larger roof mounted air-con unit whilst GZBUS1001A has white/orange mirrors and a smaller air-con roof mounted unit. Both carry the same registration no. (A B7400), fleet no. (Y1-0678 ) and route no. ( 1 ). It is believed each is limited to 1,200 pieces and retail for HK$298. I understand these to be part of the Guangzhou First Bus Company.
New pages and additional photographs will be added as soon as possible.
I am grateful to Paolo Yuen for sending me a selection of photographs of his One-Mile JR Kanto liveried 1/80th scale coach, one of which is shown above. A diecast model, but I believe the front may be made of plastic.
I believe it to be Nissan Diesel Space Arrow/NSK Neo Royal High Deck Coach. A photograph of the prototype can be found on the Japan Bus Explorer website, (Site no longer available - 25th November 2015).
10th October 2007