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Tramric Product & Design has designed and will shortly be launching a 2R Magnet Frame (with stand). The product is named 'Out Best Moment with Hong Kong Tramways'; it allows customer to put photographs of their special memories into the frame, which is magetised or can be placed on a table using the built in stand.
31st March 2012

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Set for release in Hong Kong tomorrow is the New World First Bus Alexander ALX500  bodied Dennis Trident (38506/20035). Fleet No. 1039 (HX703) is on route 798 to Fo Tan and is limited to 1,388 pieces. 


Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

The Bus Fan World Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Vovo B9TL (92102) is to be released on Saturday and a new page and further photographs have now been added.
29th March 2012

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Andy Higgins

KMB's most recently registered vehicle is AVC59 (RH 4394), an MCV bodied Volvo B7RLE, seen here at the NEC, Birmingham in November 2010, which was registered on 26th March.
28th March 2012

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

KMB Dennis Dragon S3N354 is the latest of the non air-con buses to receive a banner advert marking the end of non air-con operation. TranSportCulture.com has sponsored the advert.

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Meanwhile sister vehicle S3N358 carries a bold orange livery and features WorldVision banner advertising.


My thanks to regular contributor Philip Chan for the above photographs, both of which were taken today.
25th March 2012


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bus Fan World

Pictured above is the latest image of the Bus Fan World vintage liveried Volvo B9TL, due for release in a week's time.



Details of the Hong Kong Bus Review 2011, published by OverGround Publishing, along with a short review, have now been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.
24th March 2012

   
The Bus Fan World 'vintage' liveried Kowloon Motor Bus Volvo B9TL, AVBWS1, is scheduled to be released on Saturday 31st March and is limited to 1,800 pieces.


My thanks to Chris Stone for sending me further photographs of former Citybus Dennis Dart No. 1434, operating for Stagecoach in the UK in 2010 - these have been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.
22nd March 2012

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

As reported back on 5th March, KMB Volvo Olympian S3V27 carries banner advertising for Buses Model Co, and it is seen here on 18th March on route 5A. Larger images have just been added to Click here to visit the Xtra pages the  section of the site, thanks to Philip Chan.
21st March 2012

   

A Peak Horse tram, similar to that pictured above, sold today on a popular auction site for 101.01 !


Photograph courtesy and copyright of 'S3N92'

Yesterday saw the last day of non air-con service for KMB route 71S and thanks to 'S3N92', further photographs have been added to the he Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.
19th March 2012

A new page has just been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site which features a selection of photographs from the 'Old Hong Kong' exhibition at Ocean Park. 
18th March 2012

   
The New World First Bus Alexander Dennis Enviro500 released today in Hong Kong is missing the letters 'FI' on the rear logo.  It is understood that a decal replacement will be issued by the manufacturer.


My thanks to Keith Wood for sending me a photograph of the actual bus, which has now been added to the relevant page (20036). 
16th March 2012

Back to model bus news for the bulk on today's updates !!!!


Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

An unexpected release which goes on sale tomorrow is this New World First Bus Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (20036). Fleet no 5537 is a Euro V engined example on route 948 to Tsing Yi. Produced by 80M it is limited to 1,388 pieces. 


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bus Fan World

The Bus Fan World 'vintage' liveried Kowloon Motor Bus Volvo B9TL, AVBWS1, is expected to be released shortly.


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Dennis Law

I have received a good selection of photographs of Ocean Park's latest attraction, 'Old Hong Kong', and I hope to add these just as soon as time allows.



,,,,,,,, and finally, I have today received the Hong Kong Bus Review 2011, published by OverGround Publishing, and a review will appear shortly.
15th March 2012

   

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Photographs courtesy and copyright of C.K. Chow

More real bus news dominates today's update (perhaps the site's name should be changed to just Oriental Buses!). My thanks to CK Chow for sending me photographs of preserved Kowloon Motor Bus AEC Regent Mk V fleet no. A19 (AD4807) at Ocean Park. The bus was driven by KMB mechanics from Kowloon Bay Depot to Ocean Park today, (the tow truck followed - just in case!) where it will form part of a static display in a new zone entitled 'Old Hong Kong'. Other transport related exhibits in this new zone include tram no. 201 and some rickshaws. The official Ocean Park press release for this new attraction , which is set to open tomorrow (14th March) can be found at this link.
13th March 2012

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Donald MacRae


Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Bobby Liu

Whilst the last of the non air-con buses is currently dominating Hong Kong bus news, it must be remembered that KMB's Mitsubishi Fuso MK217Js have only a few days of service remaining. AM172 and AM181 are pictured above.
12th March 2012

   
My thanks to Ho Fai for providing information that confirms the forthcoming New World First Bus model will be an 80M Bus Model Shop product and will be limited to 1,300 pieces. The Kowloon Motor Bus Scania N113, fleet no. AS1, will be produced by Drumwell.
11th March 2012

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

The Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Gemini 2 bodied two-axle Volvo B9TL, set for release tomorrow, is a product of Cars Workshop (92101). 

   
The New World First Bus Dennis Trident model referred to below will feature fleet no. 1039.

   
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My thanks to BusMe for providing an update on the Kowloon Motor Bus Dennis Dragon carrying BusMe banner advertising. It is fleet no. S3N361 (GA6479) and is likely to be found on routes around East Kowloon. The message features three cartoon bus fans saying 'Salute to Hot Dog Bus'.

In conjunction with t.680 creation, they have launched three new products, which are in addition to their T-shirt and iPhone case which were launched recently. The three new products are:-
Cap, featuring 'Goodbye Hotdog Bus 2012' icon
Badge, 2 images, featuring 'Goodbye Hotdog Bus 2012' icon and a bus head drawing with Chinese 'Salute to Hot Dog Bus'
USB Flash Drive 4 GB with box, the design is key-like and carries all the messages and images
Prices are as displayed in the above poster and oversea orders are welcome through their e-mail address.
10th March 2012

It is reported that a New World First Bus Dennis Trident model, on route 798 to Fo Tan, is to be issued soon. The model will feature a bus with WebBus service and it is believed the model will come with a banner advertisement that can be affixed by the purchaser. Further details will be published when known.
8th March 2012

   

Kowloon Motor Bus has confirmed the release date for its Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL, which is Sunday 11th March.

   
The 'Home' page of the site has tonight been changed, following the arrival in the post today of a certain KMB Dennis Dragon!  If you have any suggestions for future images, or indeed would like your photograph to be used, please e-mail the image in '.gif' format.
7th March 2012

   
Kowloon Motor Bus Dennis Dragon S3N361 has received banner advertising for BusMe.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Joseph Tse

My thanks to Joseph Tse for allowing me to use his photograph of two newly refurbished trams, at opposite ends of the fleet's numbering system.
6th March 2012

   
Real buses, both old and new, dominate todays update..........

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Tim Moore

A sight than will soon be destined to history - Tim Moore managed to capture these two non air-con Dennis Dragons in service last week - S3N360 on route 42 and S3N332 on route 30X. Further photographs have been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section.

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Vincent Chong

My thanks to Vincent Chong for sending me photographs of one of KMB's latest new buses, Wrights bodied Volvo B9TLs AVBWU238, which was registered on 1st March, as detailed below. These have been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.
 
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Photograph courtesy of Kelvin Pang

As reported yesterday, KMB Volvo Olympian S3V27 carries banner advertising for Buses Model Co - thanks to Kelvin Pang for sending me the photograph and his friend, the owner of the photo. Bearing in mind the only model of a non-air conditioned Volvo Olympian has been issued by Buses Model Co., maybe another model is on the way?
5th March 2012

     
Further to the news that Kowloon Motor Bus prototype Scania K310UD, ASU1, is to return to Scania (see News 1st March), it is reported that ASU2, the second prototype, is also set to return.

   
My thanks to Ho Fai for reporting that KMB Volvo Olympian S3V27, one of the last non-air conditioned buses still in service, carries a farewell hot dog banner message from Buses Model Co.
4th March 2012

 
Two Kowloon Motor Bus models are expected to be released this month:- the twin-axle Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL (AVBWS1) on route 606A and the Alexander bodied Scania N113 (AS1) on route 300.

   
On the real bus front, KMB has registered a further batch of Wrights bodied Volvo B9TLs (AVBWU230-240). The excellent Across website gives further details.
2nd March 2012

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

It is reported that the prototype Kowloon Motor Bus Scania K310UD, ASU1, is to return to Scania.
1st March 2012
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