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Photograph courtesy and copyright of KMB

Buses Model Co. released two Kowloon Motor Bus 11-metre Leyland Olympians today. S3BL398 is on route 14 to Yau Tong (Ko Chiu Road) (BLK39814) whilst S3BL419 is on route 72 to Tai Wo (BLK41972). Each is limited to 1,200 pieces and new pages have now been added.
31st March 2015

   

A further release of Kowloon Motor Bus Enviro500NG ATENU300 in Captain KMB overall livery is set for 3rd April.
30th March 2015

   

   
New World First Bus Enviro500 fleet no. 5532 was involved in a serious accident earlier this evening whilst operating on route 42. The accident occurred in Tin Lok Lane, Causeway Bay and first reports indicate at least six people were injured.  The bus appears to have careered into railings before hitting a tree.

29th March 2015

   
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Teo Wei Shen
   
Singapore is mourning the loss of one of its most important founding fathers, the Late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, who passed away at the age of 91 on Monday, 23 March 2015. To mark his passing, many buses (from both SBS Transit and SMRT Buses) had their electronic displays specially programmed to display condolence messages for the Late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. A State Funeral is to be held tomorrow (Sunday 29th March). Clicking on the above images will provide larger, high resolution photographs.  

A tribute website for the Late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew can be found by following this link
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Dave Rogers
 
Following on from the above, Dave Rogers has created his own tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew using his former SBS Transit Leyland Olympian SBS9168S.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Automodel
   
A further Automodel resin model planned for release later this year is this China Motor Bus Marshall bodied Dennis Dart, fleet no. CX6.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Grant Ng Kwok Kuen

Long Win appears to have allocated a new batch of fleet numbers, commencing at 6501, to its latest 12-metre Enviro500NG which have high specification interiors. The first was registered yesterday and further photographs have now been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages pages of the site, thanks to Grant Ng Kwok Kuen.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Grant Ng Kwok Kuen
   
As reported below, Kowloon Motor Bus introduced several new routes today, and the most high profile warrants this attractive route branding, as applied to Enviro500NG ATENU456, which was plying route 290A when photographed. Further photographs taken earlier today have been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages pages of the site.


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Plaxtonl's Bus Page

Photographed on 26th March, the day after its final day in service, KMB AD336 had already lost its identity, save for the hand painted registration number.
28th March 2015

    
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Concorde Hobby Shop

Another Fulltech model is this Kowloon Motor Bus Daimler 'D' which features fleet no. D333 (AD7239) on route 9 to Ping Shek. No other details are presently known.
   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Concorde Hobby Shop

A further version of Automodel's resin Kowloon Motor Bus Northern Counties bodied Dennis Dart AA48 appears on the Concorde Hobby Shop Facebook page, this being on route 224X.
26th March 2015

   
 
Two Kowloon Motor Bus 11-metre Leyland Olympians are set for release on Tuesday 31st March. From the last batch of fifty (S3BL371-420) one is on route 72 to Tai Wo whilst the other is on route 14 to Yau Tong (Ko Chiu Road). Each is limited to 1,200 pieces.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu
 
AD336 returned to service following its failure earlier in the week and was noted operating on route 2A earlier today, the final day of service for the KMB's 'AD' class of Dennis Dragons.

25th March 2015

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Gary Leung

A correction from yesterday's news - the route branding carried by Enviro500NG ATENU456 is for routes 290/290A and not 790/790A as reported. My thanks to Gary Leung for allowing me to use his  excellent photographs - another possible model?

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

It is reported that Kowloon Motor Bus AD336, the 11-metre Dennis Dragon with farewell banner adverts, broke down tonight at Choi Wan whilst working route 92. With just two days of service left, it will be interesting to see if it is returned to service.
23rd March 2015

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Network Shuttle

As previously mentioned, Kwoon Chung Motors celebrates it's 50th anniversary this year, and yesterday saw the release of this qbus to mark the event. It is based on the MAN A91 coach and has been produced by Network Shuttle. It is limited to 1,000 pieces and further details can be found at the Network Shuttle website.

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Valentino Chan

New World First Bus continue to receive 12-metre Enviro500NGs - 5597 being the latest registered whilst 5593 was noted yesterday operating on route 8.

 
A photograph of Kowloon Motor Bus Enviro500NG ATENU456 (TF7808) carrying all-over route branding has appeared on a social networking site. KMB has announced it will introduce several new routes with effect from 28th March. ATENU456 carries branding for routes 290/290A, which will operate between Tseung Kwan O (Choi Ming) and Tsuen Wan West. 
22nd March 2015

   
I am reliably informed that two models are planned based on the Dennis Dominator - one being in Argos livery whilst the other will be an open-top version in Big Bus colours.

 
Citybus placed their 12.8m Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL into service today.
20th March 2015

   

Due to be published shortly is the 'Hong Kong Bus Review 2014' from Overground Publishing.
I hope to add further details in due course.
18th March 2015

   

Details of the second AEC Regent Mk V have now been received. Featuring A162 (AD7153) it is on route 6 to Lai Chi Kok. Details on the box indicate it is produced by Fulltech and not A&K, although a sticker with 'Fulltech' has been applied. It is limited to 350 pieces and carries a product code of 38902. A new page and further details have now been added for the above model and also 38901

 
Kowloon Motor Bus are to release a model of one of its soon to be retired AD class 11 metre Dennis Dragons. It is believed it will be AD336, which currently has banner adverts applied marking the end of the class on 25th March. No other details are currently known.

 
Citybus today registered its 12.8 metre Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL - fleet no. 6500 (TG2476)

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Tim Williams

My thanks to Tim Williams for sending me this shot of SMRT's new Gemilang bodied MAN NG363F articulated bus, one of 40 on order. It was noted operating on route 190 yesterday afternoon whilst at Choa Chu bus/MTR Interchange.
17th March 2015

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

The Hong Kong Transport Society held its annual Bus Rally today at KMB's Tai Po Depot. Around 34 buses took part and further photographs have now been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

I am reliably informed that the above A&K AEC Regent V was released on Friday, 13th March. Details of this and a second model were included in the News update on 6th March. Further details would be most welcome - please e-mail me.
15th March 2015

     
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Concorde Hobby Shop

Believed to be the second release from Automodel of its resin Northern Counties bodied Dennis Dart is pictured above. Featuring AA48 (GS9019) in Kowloon Motor Bus colours, it is on route 24,. Further details will be published when known.
 13th March 2015

   

MSD Bus has relocated within the Apple Mall, Tin Hau and can now be found at Shop 62/63.  Well worth a visit, being most convenient during my stay at the Metropark Hotel. The Apple Mall is located directly opposite Exit A1 of Tin Hau MTR Station.

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Dennis Law

My thanks to Dennis Law for advising that Kowloon Motor Bus Daimler E D430 (AD7336) was returned to Ocean Park on Monday (9th March). Whilst back with KMB the bus received a body repaint and apparently the sound of the Gardner 6LX engine confirms it is still in an excellent condition.
11th March 2015

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

The Kowloon Motor Bus AEC Regent V, announced on 3rd March, is set for release tomorrow. Produced by Cars Workshop (38107) it features A120 (AD7111) on route 80K to Sun Chui and is limited to 1,800 pieces.
9th March 2015

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Phil Fagen
   
Three previously unrecorded trams from WJB came to my attention recently after appearing on a popular auction site (their final selling prices are shown in brackets). All are pictured above, thanks to the seller Phil Fagen, and feature a plain silver version (54.78), one with Western Market decals (64.67) and one with Double Happiness decals (31.00). New pages and further photographs will be added shortly.  
   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Phil Fagen

Two further WJB trams, which also sold and details of which are already included on the site, are pictured above - South African Airways (58.68) and International Herald Tribune (155.00).

Photographs courtesy and copyright of Phil Fagen

Two of the more uncommon Peak Horse trams also sold - 11101, the plain gold version (72.00) and 11103, tram 32 in green and white livery (30.00).
8th March 2015

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Francis Go

Citybus's 12.8 metre Wrights Gemini 2 has been allocated the fleet number 6500 and is pictured above still awaiting registration.

Meanwhile, the new MTR Bus Enviro500NG referred to in yesterdays News is fleet no. 518 (TF8478)
7th March 2015

    
The Concorde Hobby Shop Facebook page features the two AEC Regent Mk Vs mentioned back on 25th November. Both are in Kowloon Motor Bus predominantly cream livery. A80 (AD4872) is on route 1A to Sau Mau Ping Central whilst A162 (AD7153) is on route 6 to Lai Chi Kok. They feature an opening engine bonnet and the drivers cab door appears to be modelled in the open position. A80 has reflective number plates and what appear to be dark grey wheels whilst A162 has number plates with white lettering and red background and has red wheels. Neither carry KMB logos. At the time it was believed they were to be produced by A & K Model however they now appear to be described as Fulltech models. Further details would be most welcome.

    
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu
 
MTR Bus 737(JD1982), former New World First Bus 1626, was delicensed yesterday (5th March) and it is the first Trident to be retired within the fleet. An ADL E500NG took its place and was registered today.
6th March 2015

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Watt Yung
 
As reported yesterday, KMB's second Scania K280UD has now been registered and was captured tonight operating on route 42C. My thanks to Watt Yung for sending me a selection of images.
5th March 2015

   
Kowloon Motor Bus registered its second Scania K280UD today, allocating it fleet no. ASUD2 (TF6087).   
4th March 2015

   
Due for release soon is a Cars Workshop Kowloon Motor Bus AEC Regent V (38107). It will feature AD7111 on route 80K and will be limited to 1,800 pieces.
3rd March 2015

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Stephen Cho

Further to the news on Friday (27th Feb) regarding the Volvo B5RH demonstrator that has been registered by SBS Transit, the above photo shows the same vehicle at the Sydney Bus Show in 2013.

Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Mark Chua (buses[IN]gapore!) @ http://busesingapore.blogspot.com

The actual bus has now had decals applied and entered service today.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Terrence Ninethree Onefour

Meanwhile, SMRT continue to receive its Enviro500NGs, seven of which are seen here awaiting the application of decals.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Hong Choi
 
Mercedes-Benz 0.305 ME37 took part in wedding celebrations today and I am sure you will agree, she looks immaculate  - many congratulations to the bride and groom!
1st March 2015
      
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