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I have received information that a further two Kowloon Motor Bus non air-con Volvo Olympians are to be released, one on route 1A and the other on route 93K and each is believed to be limited to 900 pieces.
28th June 2012

 
New pages have now been added for the two 1:148 scale China Motor Bus 'Queen Marys' from Oxford Diecast. PD501 (SP057) carries the blue and cream livery whilst PD28 (SP059) carries the red and cream livery. These models are being released in Hong Kong only.

   
The highest numbered Citybus Enviro500 to-date, 8224, was spotted today on trade plates undergoing tests. My thanks to Garry Chow for this information.
25th June 2012

   
New pages have now been added for the two resin Citybus MAN262/R, fleet numbers 1516 and 1537.

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Bus Superb Modi

No, not more new releases, just a couple of examples of what Bus Superb Modi can do to a standard issue Best Choose China Motor Bus Dennis Condor. Fleet no. DL5 (top) is decorated in CRC Petroleum advertising whilst DL20 carries that for Wing Hang Bank.

Photographs courtesy and copyright of Bus Superb Modi

or if you have your own 'dream' bus, they specialise in modifying models to meet your requirements. Facebook users can find them at Bus Superb Modi otherwise they can be contacted at :-
busmodi @ yahoo.com.hk -
please remove the spaces each side of the '@'.

Photographs courtesy and copyright of Bus Superb Modi

ending today's update with my favorite!
23rd June 2012

 
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Network Shuttle

The Network Shuttle website has details of a pair of 1:148 scale China Motor Bus 'Queen Marys' from Oxford Diecast. On the right is PD28 on route 101 to Kennedy Town. The blue and cream version is on route 11.


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Network Shuttle

It is believed the final two resin Citybus MAN NL262/R from Model 1 were released in Hong Kong today. 1516 (top) is on route 12 to Macdonnell Road and is limited to 300 pieces, whilst 1537 (bottom)  is on route 11 to Jardine's Lookout, and again this is limited to 300 pieces.
22nd June 2012

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bus Superb Modi

My thanks to Bus Superb Modi for sending me a couple of photographs of this pre-production Creative Master Northcord Alexander Royale bodied Volvo Olympian in SBS Transit colours. A new page has been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.
21st June 2012

 
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Received today is this very nice Leyland FG in Gulf Gas colours (L12764W), complete with a gas bottle load! Produced by Best Choose this would make a colourful and realistic addition to any collection. My thanks to 3cubian.com for providing this sample model.

   
A number of detailed photographs of the resin Cityflyer MAN NL262/R 1569 have tonight been added along with a brief review - just follow the link.
20th June 2012


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com

Photographs of the Buses Model Co. Volvo Olympian S3V27 (BLV61006) have now been added, thanks to Jotus.com. I am advised that the remaining models are set for general release tomorrow, 19th June, which also marks the 12th anniversary of Buses Model Co.  

   
New pages have tonight been added for the two recently issued resin Citybus MAN N262/R from Model 1, namely 1501 in Stagecoach style livery and 1569, the Cityflyer version shown below.
18th June 2012

 

Pictured above is the resin Cityflyer liveried MAN NL262 from Model 1, a sample of which I received yesterday. Initial impressions are the model has captured the looks of the prototype in every way - a full review will appear shortly.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Thanks to regular contributor Philip Chan for supplying a number of photographs of new buses taken today in Hong Kong, more of which will be uploaded shortly. The first appears to confirm that Citybus has adopted this simplified livery for its 'Cityflyer' buses, as first applied last year to Enviro500s 8203 and 8204. Fleet nos. 8205 and 8206 also carry 'Cityflyer' livery.

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

8531 is presently Long Win's newest Enviro500, being registered RL2459 on 8th June.

Higher resolution photographs of these images and others have now been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Russ Bus Pics

The new style Enviro500 mentioned in the News for 1st June was spotted on 15th June on a low-loader leaving Alexander-Dennis at Falkirk and is believed to be bound for Millbrook Vehicle Testing Centre. My thanks to Russ Bus Pics for allowing me the use of this photograph.
17th June 2012

   
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com

Although not an oriental model, I do particularly like this BEA coach. I am advised that production of this resin model is now underway and it is expected to be released in August. Produced by Resin Specialist, it features MLL 723, an AEC Regal IV coach in British European Airways colours. It is limited to 500 pieces.

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Garry Chow

Further new Citybus Enviro500s have been noted today, with 8207 appearing in Cityflyer livery and 8219, pictured above, bearing the highest fleet number to-date.
13th June 2012

   
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Network Shuttle

Following yesterday's news, I am grateful to Network Shuttle for allowing me to use the above photograph, which has a larger image linked to it.
12th June 2012

   
The Network Shuttle Facebook page has a photograph showing four variations of the Kowloon Motor Bus Leyland Olympian (BL) class. These are believed to be resin models and will be produced by Bus Factory. The following page of Gakei's excellent website gives a comprehensive description and photographs of the class.
11th June 2012

   
A new page has now been added for the Buses Model Co. KMB Volvo Olympian released yesterday in Hong Kong (BLV61006). My thanks to Philip Chan and Eric Chan for providing information on this model.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL AVBWU248 entered service in early April 2012 and appeared in 'Brand Hong Kong' livery shortly afterwards. A larger image of this and AVBWU5 in the same livery have been added to 
the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site. Now just awaiting the model(s) - please!!!

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

This rather striking livery, applied to Kowloon Motor Bus Enviro500 ATE96, advertises Mobile+, a contemporary art exhibition held at Yau Ma Tei. 

   
A reliable source advises that New World First Bus will receive some, if not all, of the Enviro400s ordered by NWS Holdings.
10th June 2012

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

The Buses Model Co. KMB Volvo Olympian, S3V27, has now been released although availability is believed to be extremely limited. Any photographs or further information would be most welcome.
9th June 2012

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 3cubian.com

Set for release tomorrow is this 1/76th scale Leyland lorry from Best Choose in Gulf Gas colours.

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Garry Chow

My thanks to Garry Chow for sending me a selection of photographs of the latest Citybus Enviro500s. 8205, the first of the batch, was delivered in standard livery but has since received Cityflyer livery. Further photographs have been added to the the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.
8th June 2012

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Henry Tin

Photographed today in Hong Kong, on trade plates, is this Youngman single-decker for Citybus. My special thanks to Henry Tin for allowing me to use his photograph. Any further details would be most welcome.
7th June 2012

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com

My thanks to Jotus.com for providing photographs of the recently released Buses Model Co. KMB Volvo Olympian, S3V23 (BLV61004). 
6th June 2012

Photograph courtesy and copyright of
hongbusho

My thanks to 'hongbusho' for sending me a selection of photographs of delicensed non air-con buses parked at KMB's Tseung Kwan O depot. Further photographs will be added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section shortly.

   
A new Young Man single-decker for Citybus has been noted in Hong Kong.
4th June 2012

   
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of
9042volvo

Pictured above is the resin Citybus MAN NL262 from Model 1, which is due to be released soon. As previously reported, 1501 is decorated in Stagecoach style livery and is on route 85 to North Point Ferry Pier.

   
A new page has now been added for the Buses Model Co. KMB Volvo Olympian, S3V23 (BLV61004) released today in Hong Kong. Photographs of the actual model would be most welcome.

   
The Cute Bus File website has posted a photograph of MTR Bus Enviro400s nos 142 and 143 - just follow this link.

   

Following yesterdays report, this photograph shows four Citybus Enviro500s - left to right - a yet to be numbered example, 8205, 8212 and 8209.
2nd June 2012

   
The Buses Model Co. KMB Volvo Olympian, S3V23 (BLV61004) will be released in Hong Kong tomorrow (2nd June). On route 41A it is limited to 1,288 pieces. A new page will be added shortly.

 
Reported on the roof of Citybus's Chai Wan depot are at least 10 new Alexander Dennis Enviro500s.

Kowloon Motor Bus has registered what is believed to be the final Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL of the present order, namely AVBWU290 (RK6786). 

 
This site recorded a record number of visitors during the month of May. The News page received in excess of 1,000 visits every day, with a total for the month of 39,300.


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Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Paul Hawkins

Spotted today at Alexander's Falkirk plant in Scotland is this 'new style' Enviro500 - destination unknown!
1st June 2012
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