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 Photograph courtesy and copyright of Phillip Chan

It has been reported that Drumwell will release a new model featuring KMB's ASU1 serving on route no. 104 to Kennedy Town in December. The quantity issued will be 2,500. The model is also announced on the 80M Bus Model Shop website. Details of this vehicle can be found here. The KMB Dennis Lance is also announced as a December release.

 
 
 Photograph courtesy and copyright of 312 Model

As reported on 25th November, 312 Model are to release a resin model of a Kowloon Motor Bus Guy Victory J with BUSAF bodywork. There will be two versions, as usual, both representing fleet number N2 (reg. BJ9267), one on route 112 to So Uk and the other on route 40 to Tsuen Wan Ferry.

28th November 2007
 
 Photograph courtesy and copyright of Dennis

 
 The very first Citybus Euro 4.5 Enviro 500 Trident - 8100 - awaiting for its vehicle examination at To Kwa Wan. 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of courtesy of Universal Transport Fans Association

News of some new real buses dominate todays news, as can be seen in the above photographs. Further photographs have now been added to the Xtra section of the site (updated 2130hrs GMT). 

 27th November 2007
 
Jotus.com have advised me that they are now holding their Christmas sale - just follow the link
 
 

The above poster gives details of the twelve 1/150 scale KMB models now available from Cars Workshop. All are priced at HKD59.90 and come with a section of diorama.

26th November 2007
 

Issue No. 56 of Bus Fan World's  magazine 'Bus Focus' has now been published. This edition consists of 36 pages, 24 of which are in full colour. The Fleet News section gives details of the new Enviro 500s on order for both Citybus and New World First Bus.

 
 
My thanks to Donald MacRae for advising that the Concorde Hobby Shop website appears to suggest the next offering from P&T will be the Kowloon Motor Bus Guy Victory J with BUSAF body. Two versions as usual, on Routes 112 and 40.
 
 
 A 1/150 scale model of the unique KMB Scania K95
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

The 80M Bus Model Shop website confirms that the 1/150 scale models are now on sale. A total of 12 are available. Further details of these models will be added as soon as possible.

25th November 2007
 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Robert J. McConnell

New pages have now been added for both the 1/64 scale Beijing buses, namely the Neoplan BJDWG120N trolleybus and the Jinghua BK6120N1 low-floor single-deck bus, currently available from Concorde Hobby Shop. My thanks to Robert J. McConnell for allowing me to use his superb photographs of the actual trolleybus modelled, and a sister vehicle to the low floor Jinghua. Robert's excellent site, The Bergen Network provides over 4,000 high-quality photographs of rail, bus and air transport from North America, France and China for the enjoyment of all. Take a look!

I am now on holiday until Friday 23rd November, so there will be no updates during this time. Please do continue to e-mail me any news or photographs ready for my return.

13th November 2007
 

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Concorde Hobby Shop

My thanks to Concorde Hobby Shop (Hong Kong's sole agency for these models) for providing details of the two 1/64th scale Beijing bus models featured on their website.

The first, pictured above, represents a Neoplan BJDWG120N Beijing Trolley Bus (Model size: 19x4x5cm). Details are as follows:-

Fleet number -  85200
Registration number - B2728
Route number - 103
Destination - ZOO 103 BEIJING WEST ROAD (in chinese)
Quantity (total) - 3000
Quantity (Hong Kong) - 36 
Date released 10th Nov. 2007
Price HK$438 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Concorde Hobby Shop

The second, features a Beijing Jinghua BK6120N1 low floor bus (Model size: 18.5x4.5x5cm). Details are as follows:-

Fleet number - 57725
Registration number - B9388
Route number - 9
Destination - BEIJING WEST station (in chinese)
Quantity (total) - 3000
Quantity Hong Kong - 36
Date released - 10th Nov. 2007
Price - HK$438
12th November 2007
 
The Concorde Hobby Shop website has details of what appears to be two chinese single-deckers, one of which is a trolleybus. If anyone can provide an english translation, please e-mail me

Update
My thanks to Mike Chan for advising that these are 1/64 scale Beijing bus models, one on route no. 9 and the other route no.103. 
 

11th November 2007
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

The 80M Bus Model Shop website tonight features what appears to be a diecast 1/70 scale KMB Volvo B10TL/Wrights (with a friction motor?).  Produced by Cars Workshop, it represents AVW28 on route 681 to Ma On Sha Town Centre (95001). It is due for release tomorrow (10th Nov.) and retails for HK$99.90. 

9th November 2007
 
Exclusive First Editions (EFE) have unveiled a new website (www.exclusivefirsteditions.com) although many sections of it still appear to be under construction.
 
 
The Links section of this site is currently being modified - if you have, or know of any related sites, please e-mail me
7th November 2007
 
A new page has tonight been added for the Toys Model resin KMB Albion Viking (176002)
 
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Edward Yeo

My thanks to Edward Yeo for sending me some photos of the newly launched SBS Transit single-deck Scania K230UB with Gemling Bodywork. The first 10 buses started revenue service on 1st November 2007. These have been added to the Xtra section of the site.

Further photos have been uploaded to Edward's fotopic site, which can be found at http://www.sgcitybus.fotopic.net/ .

2nd November 2007
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