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30th December 2007
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 
Jacky Ho

Just released in Hong Kong is this KMB radio controlled model, a 12-metre MCW Metrobus (3M1 - CN870), on route 112 to So Uk. The scale is believed to be 1/64 and it retails for HK$188. 

28th December 2007
 
 
Citybus Enviro 500 No 8103
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 
Dennis C Y Wong

My thanks to Dennis Wong for sending me some photographs of Citybus Enviro 500 No 8103, which have tonight been added to the Xtra section of the site.

23rd December 2007
 
My thanks to Donald MacRae for advising me that the Concorde Hobby Shop website tonight features what appears to be the second China Motor Bus liveried 1/120 scale Volvo Olympian from Best Choose. This version carries the final silver and blue livery. 

Congratulations also to Donald, who has several photographs published in the January 2008 edition of Buses Magazine.
 

21st December 2007
 

"Star Struck" - a dedicated exhibiton for the "Star" Ferry, will be held at Central Star Ferry Pier between 22nd December 2007 and 19th January 2008. This exhibition will be presented by Hong Kong Maritime Museum, The Dragon Garden Charitable Trust, Universal Transport Fans Association and Mr. Alan Cheung. In addition, The "Star" Ferry Company Limited, together with The Incorporated Trustees of the Zoroastrian Charity Funds of Hong Kong, Canton & Macao, will become the major sponsors for this event. The opening ceremony will be held at 1700hrs on Friday 21st December.

19th December 2007
 
Citybus Enviro 500 No 8100
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Stephen Cho

Some further photographs of the above vehicle have been added to the Xtra section of the site. My thanks to Stephen Cho for providing me with these.

And on the subject of Enviro 500s .......... 
 

Dublin Bus Enviro 500
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Cathal O'Brien

My thanks to Cathal O'Brien for sending me the above photograph of a new Enviro 500 with Dublin Bus. Fleet No. VT 31 is one of fifty new Enviro 500s ordered by Dublin Bus. It is photographed here in O'Connell Street, Dublin on it's second day in service (or out of service!). 

17th December 2007
 


 


My postman delivered two calendars yesterday - one from Exclusive First Editions and the other from Bus Fan World. There is little to say about the EFE one, but that from Bus Fan World is superb. Each month features an A4 size photo with an A4 calendar below. Above are just a couple of months chosen at random as it was difficult to choose which months to print!

 16th December 2007
 
I am now back in control of my website after being denied access to update it by the web-hosting company, Fasthosts, following an alleged security breach. No warning was given prior to my password being reset, and it has taken over a week for a new one to be posted to me. I hope to update the site during the course of the day. 

It is purely by chance that I have accessed the site this morning as the password that arrived in the post yesterday, for another site I maintain, did not work with that site. Numerous attempts to contact Fasthosts either my phone or e-mail have proved fruitless. In sheer frustration, I tried the new password supplied yesterday on this site and hey presto! Needless to say, that during this period of inactivity, Fasthosts did manage to e-mail advising that they had taken their automated payment!

 
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 
the 80M Bus Model Shop

Released in Hong Kong on Saturday 1st December was the KMB Scania/Caetano from Drumwell (DW10801). Limited to 3,000 pieces it is in route 104 to Kennedy Town.  *** UPDATE  10th December *** New photos have just been added.

 
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 
Albion Kwok

Pictured above are new Citybus Enviro 500s Nos. 8100 and 8101 (registrations NC7577 and NC 8285respectively). It is believed that these buses have started operating on the routes B3 & B3X. Further photographs have now been added to the Xtra section of the site.
 

Photograph courtesy and copyright of 
Alex Yeung

The above photograph, received tonight, shows No.8100 now with its Euro IV promotional banner. Many thanks to Alex Yeung.

 
 

New pages have been added for the above three 1/150 scale KMB buses from Cars Workshop.. They are, from left to right, 15005, an 11 metre Dennis Dragon, 15006, Volvo B9TL Enviro 500 and 15012 the Scania/Caetano. If anyone can provide details on the remaining models, please e-mail me.

9th December 2007
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