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I am now on holiday, leaving for Hong Kong tomorrow and returning on 5th December. There will be no updates during this period but please do continue to send me any news or photographs to the above e-mail link, ready for my return.

Any news or information that may be useful during my visit, please e-mail me at ombuses^@^hotmail.co.uk, but please
remove the blue spaces each side of the @.


 
500 is the total quantity for the three Dennis Dragons from 312 Model, announced on 19th November, not 500 each version. 
22nd November 2010

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

The above photograph gives a glimpse of the forthcoming Mitsubishi Fuso Mk117J from Cars Workshop (92703), which is expected to be released on 28th November.

20th November 2010

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
312 Model

Set for release later this month are three resin KMB Dennis Dragons from 312 Model. They are, from left to right, fleet no. 3N132 (DK 319) on route 43X to Yiu On, fleet no. 3N104 (DJ 6533) on route 1A to Star Ferry and fleet no. 3N96 (DJ 6962) on route 6C to Kowloon City Ferry. It is believed each is limited to 500 pieces (total quantity is 500 - see above) and will retail for HK$428. 


 
A site well worth visiting is BUSME, the owner of which informs me that he has owned a shop for some time and besides selling products, he also produces tailor made bus ads or colours for existing bus models - just take a look at some examples!

 
The Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage (CACHe) is organising a historic photo exhibition between 20th November and 15th January, focusing on the historical developments along Star Ferry Bus Terminus and the nearby areas throughout the years. Further information regarding to the exhibition can be seen here - (link no longer available).
19th November 2010

 
News of two further releases for November are as follows:-
 
Model number: 92305
Model: Leyland Olympian
Body: Alexander RH
Length: 11m
Manufacturer: Cars Workshop
Scale: 1:76
Route: 76K
Destination: Wah Ming Estate
Fleet Number: AL133 (S)
Registration number: FH 866
Colour: White
Limited Edition: 1,000
Model Number: 92306
Model: Leyland Olympian
Body: Alexander RH
Length: 11m
Manufacturer: Cars Workshop
Scale: 1:76
Route: 5C
Destination: Tsz Wan Shan Central
Fleet Number: AL134 (K)
Registration Number: FH 1058
Colour: White
Limited Edition: 1,000

My thanks to Neo Cheung and Philip Chan for the above news.

17th November 2010

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Network Shuttle Bus Model Shop

After an absence of six years, Danny Chan's ever popular 'Hong Kong Buses Yearbook' series is set for a return, with the 2011 Yearbook due for publication in January.


 
Alexander Dennis Ltd has issued a press release (11th November) confirming the order of 38 Enviro400s for Citybus. Clicking on the link will take you to the relevant page of the ADL website.
13th November 2010

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

My thanks to Neo Cheung for providing the following details of KMB's next model release, due later this month:-

Model Number: 92703
Model: Mitsubishi Fuso Mk117J
Body:  Mitsubishi
Length: 9.1m
Manufacturer: Cars Workshop
Scale: 1:76
Route: 203
Fleet number: AM159 (L)
Registration number: FP 4975
Colour: Roadshow Christmas advertisement 
A new page and additional photographs have just been added (92703).

 
Creative Master Northcord have today issued a press release announcing the release of yet another Volvo B7RLE/Sunwin, operating for Shanghai Ba-Shi Erqi (cnbus 3003). 
12th November 2010

 
My thanks to Philip Chan for providing photographs of some very recent new buses.
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Philip Chan

The first is this Young Man single-decker for Park Island Transport. I believe this to be similar to those recently delivered to New Lantau Bus. This entered service last week and a new page has been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.
 

Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Philip Chan

The second is the latest Alexander Dennis Enviro500 for Citybus, fleet no. 8185, which entered service only this week. A larger image of this and sister vehicle 8184 have just been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.

10th November 2010

 
New pages have tonight been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site for the Great Dragon Electric Vehicle, recently on display at the Eco Expo Asia 2010, and also the ABC Models Kowloon Motor Bus MCW Metrobus, mentioned back in early October.
8th November 2010

 
Today this site celebrates its 12th anniversary
 
 

5th November 1998
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5th November 2010

 

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80M Bus Model Shop

Set for release in Hong Kong tomorrow is this Kowloon Motor Bus Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (39411). It features ATEU5 (NX 3426) on route 968 to Yuen Long West and is limited to 2,000 pieces - it was first reported on this site on 13th October.

5th November 2010

 
This News page received 2,746 'hits' yesterday - a new record for a single day!
 

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Grant Ng Kwok Kuen

My thanks to Grant Ng Kwok Kuen for sending me photographs of the first of the ten new Young Man single-deckers for New Lantau Bus. It has entered service on route 38 between Tung Chung MTR Station and Tung Chung (Yat Tung Estate). He also advises that both the body and chassis are built by Young Man in China (Chinese name is 'Ching Lin Coach'), and it is not built on a MAN chassis - only the engine is a MAN. Further details and photographs have been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.


 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Dennis Law

During Eco Expo Asia 2010, which is being held at Asia World Expo between 3rd - 6th November, Chinese bus manufacturer, Great Dragon, is dispalying one of their SDL6120EVG electric buses, with another allocated for public trial rides scheduled between 1100 and 1630 on Saturday 6th. The above photograph was taken during the first day of the event, which mainly targets towards the media as well as trade visitors.

4th November 2010

 
Further details and photographs of the new SBS Transit Volvo B9TLs  have just been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.

 
Still on the subject of real buses, New Lantau Bus has taken delivery of a new Young Man bodied MAN single-decker, which has been allocated the fleet number MN79. I hope to add further details in due course.

 
The Network Shuttle Facebook page gives details of two new resin KMB Leyland Olympians.

 
and finally, my special thanks to Dave Rogers, who has tonight sent me the following photographs taken earlier today during his visit to the Euro Bus Expo 2010 which is being held at the NEC in Birmingham.
 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of 
Dave Rogers

Dave also advises that at the press briefing, Alexander Dennis Ltd confirmed an order, from NWS Holdings, for thirty-eight two-axle Enviro400s.

2nd November 2010

 
No model news to report in my absence.

 
Photograph of SBS7501B courtesy and copyright of 
Afiq Azman

Singapore news dominates today's update.

SBS Transit

SBS Transit officially put its first Volvo B9TLs with Wrights bodywork into service today (1 November), with services 60, 185 and also Premium 585 being the first to operate them. SBS7505R operated on route 60 and SBS7501B and SBS7506M on route 185.

Service 60 operates between Eunos to Bedok, Service 185 operates between Soon Lee Depot and Buona Vista Terminal and Premium 585 operates from Eunos/Kaki Bukit to Shenton Way. This service operates for one trip in the morning only.

SMRT Buses

The Yutong ZK6126 demonstrator, SMB 0135E, was said to have been withdrawn from service and sent back to China.

Meanwhile, SMRT is to trial more demonstrators later, one of which is of the Zhongtong model. The Zhongtong was earlier seen bearing the registration of SMB 0137A.

My special thanks to Afiq Azman, Mark Chua and Wei Shen for providing the above news and photographs, more of which will be added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site shortly.

1st November 2010
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