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Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Dennis

I have received an unconfirmed report that the Kowloon Motor Bus Dennis Lance (92401) is set to be released next week. The model is believed to represent AN23 on route no. A2 with a destination of Airport. It carries Airbus route branding. The second release (92402) will carry standard air-conditioned livery.


 
Creative Master Northcord Ltd have today issued a Press Release for the Stagecoach Devon liveried Leyland Olympian (hkbus2010).
30th May 2008
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
DM

Pictured above is the Citybus 1/150 scale Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 (150704). New pages for each of the 12 models will be added shortly.


 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Alex Leung

Pictured above are some of the new 12.8 metre Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 with double staircases for RTC of Las Vegas. It is believed 40 such vehicles have been ordered and that they will replace the 12 metre Enviro 500s on 'The Deuce' route. Further photos have tonight been added to the Xtra section of the site.

28th May 2008
 
My thanks to regular contributor Dennis Law for not only confirming the report in yesterday's news is correct, but also that the models were in fact released yesterday. In addition he has supplied this comprehensive listing:-
 
 Model No. Operator
Vehicle
Livery 
Fleet
No.
Route
No.
Destination
             
 150701  Citybus  Dennis Trident/Duple Metsec
'Stagecoach'
2201
5B
 Causeway Bay
 150702  Citybus  Volvo Olympian
 standard
9041
788
 Central
 150703  Citybus  Dennis Trident/Duple Metsec 
 Cityflyer
2138
A22
 Airport
 150704  Citybus  Alexander Dennis Enviro 500
standard
8100
B3
 Shenzhen Bay Port
 150705  Citybus  Dennis Condor
NWS driver training
T1
-
 -
 150706  Citybus  Dennis Trident/Duple Metsec
standard
2265
97
 Lei Tung
 150801  NWFB  Dennis Dart/Plaxton
standard
2025
27
 Braemar Hill
 150802  NWFB  Volvo Olympian/Alexander
standard
VA53
38
 North Point Ferry
 150803  NWFB  Volvo Super Olympian/Alexander
standard
5011
8
 Wan Chai Ferry
 150804  NWFB  Alexander Dennis Enviro 500
standard
5501
680
 Lee On
 150805  NWFB  Dennis Condor
standard
DA10
91
 Central Ferry Piers
 150806  NWFB  Dennis Trident/Duple Metsec
standard
3050
112
 North Point

Needless to say, if you have any photographs of any of these models that you would like to share, please e-mail me

Update


Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Each model is available induvidually, at a retail price of HK$48.50 or the set of 12 can be purchase for HK$582, the box for which doubles up as the bus depot!

26th May 2008
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Philip Chan

My thanks to Philip Chan for providing some further photographs of the MTR Enviro 500s now in service. These have been added to the Xtra section of the site.


 
I have received an unconfirmed report that Citybus and New World First Bus will release a new set of 1:150 bus models, similar to those issued by KMB. 
25th May 2008
 
A new page has tonight been added for the resin New Lantao Bus Commer midibus from Hong Kong Model Co. (8301A).

 
A new page has also been added tonight for the former KMB Metrobus featured in yesterdays News, just follow the link to the Xtra section.

 
My thanks to Stephen Cho for providing some further information on the GO Transit Enviro 500s featured in yesterdays News and this has been added to the relevant Xtra page.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Jacky Ho

Belated thanks to Jacky Ho who has provided me with several photographs of the recently issued resin KMB Olympian from P & T Models (B0027), but with the correct KMB logo for the period. I hope to add further photographs of this model tomorrow.


 
..... and still no news of

the KMB Dennis Lance
a Citybus Enviro500
a New World First Bus Enviro 500 !

18th May 2008
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Concorde Hobby Shop

For some unknown reason, I have been unable to access the Concorde Hobby Shop website for the past week, so I am grateful to Donald MacRae for advising me of some new model bus releases featured, which are pictured above, and are believed to be to 1/64 scale. Further details of each would be most welcome.


 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Thomas Leung

Pictured above is one of the newly acquired Enviro 500s for Ontario's inter-city bus service GO (Government of Ontario) Transit. Further photographs and details have been added to the Xtra section of the site. 


 

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Dave Rogers

Thanks to Dave Rogers for sending me photographs of this ex-KMB S3M 11 metre Metrobus which was at a trade exhibition he attended this week in Torquay. He was unable to establish the KMB fleetnumber. Note the raised roofline to give enhanced headroom upstairs. Further photographs will be added shortly. 


 
To celebrate Star Ferry's 110th anniversary, a number of special events will start from 18th May. A dedicated opening ceremony will be launched at Central Star Ferry Pier at 1200hrs on Sunday 18th May.
17th May 2008
 
A new page and further photographs have been added of the resin KMB Leyland Olympian 3BL1 from P & T Models (B0027). Please note the destination of the version on route 112 is North Point and not So Uk, as reported yesterday. Also, the quantity is, I believe, 400 pieces total, and not 500 as reported yesterday.
12th May 2008
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Network Shuttle

Now available in Hong Kong are the two versions of the resin KMB Leyland Olympian 3BL1 from P & T Models (B0027). The first is on route 112 to So Uk and the second on route 6 to Lai Chi Kok. The total quantity for both models is 500. Further photographs will be added shortly.


 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Hong Kong Model Co.

My thanks to Andrew Shirley for advising that the Hong Kong Model Co. website has details of a new bus model release, the first since July last year. The release is believed to be a New Lantao Bus Commer Minibus (8301A). 

11th May 2008
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Chris Martin

Pictured above is Stagecoach Devon Olympian No. 13601 (BIW 4977), former Citybus No 135, which will the subject of the next Creative Master Northcord Ltd Olympian model release (hkbus2010).


 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Loh Zhi Ping

On Wednesday, SMRT of Singapore, launched a new Euro 5 Mercedes Benz O500, a first in South East Asia. A total of 130+ units have been ordered by the company and the first is expected to enter service in the middle of this month. The bus is fitted with Gemilang bodywork (similar to the Scania K230s bought recently by SBS Transit) with a slight modification of the front and back. The front is similar to those found on the CapaCity. 

2nd May 2008
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