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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 send me any news or photographs ready for my return. 
20th October 2007
 
The October edition of 'KMB Today' is now on-line and this too features the forthcoming 1/76th scale Dennis Lance. 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 HK$59.90.
18th October 2007
 
The 'Coming 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 pre-production 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 Enviro 500 and an 11m Volvo Olympian. Secondly, and as reported on this site on 10th September, is a KMB Dennis Lance single deck coach with Alexander bodywork. My thanks to Dave Rogers for drawing my attention to this news. 
17th October 2007
 
Some further photographs of former Citybus Olympian No. 345, ready to be shipped to the UK, have tonight been added to the Xtra pages of the site - my thanks to Wilson Pang for providing these excellent photos. Just follow the symbol.
15th October 2007
 
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80M Bus Model Shop

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 and GZBUS1001A) now available from Concorde Hobby Shop.
 
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 
Carl Bentley

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
 
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Concorde Hobby Shop

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.

 
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 
Paolo Yuen

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
 
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Concorde Hobby Shop
website features two new Guangzhou Bus single-deckers, pictured above. Any further information would be most welcome. 

9th October 2007
 
Further information has just been added to the page featuring the KMB resin air-conditioned Dennis Jubilant (amb001-hk).
 
 
The photograph on the homepage has tonight been changed following a suggestion from a regular visitor to the site - .gif images similar in size to this one, are welcome, and if suitable, will be used as I intend to change the image regularly - please e-mail me your .gif image.
7th October 2007
 

I can confirm that Auto Motor Collection are to issue two resin versions of the unique Kowloon Motor Bus air-conditioned Dennis Jubilant CF4180 (amb001-hk), pre-production examples of each being shown above. Both versions are on route 206 but version A has a destination of Tsim Sha Tsui and has cream wheels whilst version B has a destination of Mei Foo and the wheels on this model are red. Each version is limited to 250 pieces and will retail for HK$428. The models are expected to be released during the latter part of October.

6th October 2007
 

News on a new resin model of the unique Kowloon Motor Bus air-conditioned Dennis Jubilant, pictured above, will be published shortly. 

 
 
My thanks to Mike Sproat for advising me that he has recently bought two Hong Kong Model Co. 'Long Dragons' and that he has come across another variant of 8009A - this time AC4758 on route 8A to North Point! The second is 8008A - AC4788 on route 8 to Chai Wan ( San Ha St.). This model has not previously been recorded and therefore a new page has just been added.
 
 
Thanks also to Andrew Shirley who has come across another manufacturer of Japanese buses, albeit in 1/80 scale, which appear to be die-cast. The company is called One Mile and their web site can be viewed here: http://www.one-mile.net/
 5th October 2007
 

A new look homepage has tonight been added

4th October 2007
 
A new page has tonight been added for the KMB Volvo B10MD, VMD1, (CHS-0701) a release from Concorde Hobby in conjunction with P & T Model. I understand that the model is in fact due for release tomorrow (4th) and not as detailed below. 
*** Update 4th October*** - The release date has today been confirmed as being Friday 5th October
3rd October 2007
 
 Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Dennis Chan

The resin KMB Volvo B10MD (Citybus), mentioned in yesterdays news, is due to be released in Hong Kong tomorrow. The model is produced by P&T Model under the name of Concorde Hobby. As usual, KMB logos come on a separate decal sheet to be applied by the purchaser. The pictures show the model with decals applied.

 1st October 2007
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