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It has been announced that Model 1 are to produce a model of China Motor Bus JitLuen bodied Volvo B6LE VC1. It is believed to be a diecast model and further details will be published when known.
   
In addition it is believed that a resin model of a China Motor Bus Marshall bodied Dennis Dart will be released by Automodel, this featuring CX3 in Airport Express livery.
29th April 2015

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Released in Hong Kong today is this Kowloon Motor Bus Leyland Olympian. Produced by Buses Model Co, it features fleet no. S3BL312 (EA4158) on route 1 to Chuk Yuen Estate and is limited to 1,200 pieces (BLK31501). A new page and further photographs have tonight been added.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

Discovery Bay has ordered two Scania K280IB4x2 with Marcopolo bodywork as a replacement for the second hand Berkhof bodied MAN coach, and pictured above is one of these.


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

This BYD K9 electric bus, seen here laying over, looks set to join one Singapore operator. The bus is said to be scheduled for inspection and testing between April and July 2015. No further information is available at this time.
28th April 2015

   
Many congratulations to my local football team, AFC Bournemouth, who will be playing
in the Premiership next season, against the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United
and Arsenal, having secured promotion tonight.

 
27th April 2015

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
China Model Bus

Released on Thursday (23rd) is this resin model by China Model Bus, the second version of KMB Albion Viking EVK55CL, the actual bus being preserved by KMB. Union Auto Body built 32 Albion Viking EVK55CL, two examples were dispatched to a Macau operator in 1975 and the remaining 30 (L279-L308) joined the KMB fleet in 1976. In 1985, KMB began re-building their bodies and all these buses were retired in 1992.

After retirement KMB preserved L297 and after restoration it received the lucky fleet number L308 (BM248).

This model is based on this preserved bus and the quantity is limited to only 98 pieces and further photographs will be added shortly.


   
 
Planned for release on Tuesday (28th) is this 11 metre KMB Leyland Olympian.

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Concorde Hobby Shop

Released this week, having been mentioned on 18th April, is this Best Choose 1/24 scale KMB Daimler DMS (120301). It features fleet no. 2D87 (CP4715) on route 7 to Kowloon Tong and is limited to 180 pieces.
25th April 2015

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Set for release tomorrow in Hong Kong is this Cars Workshop Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL. It features AVBWU291 (SD9537) on route 68X to Hung Shui Kiu (Hung Yuen Road) and is limited to 1,600 pieces. It is described as a 'detailed version'. A new page and further photographs have now been added (96601).
     
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Another new model, but this time to a scale of 1:64 and featuring a pull-back motor, is KMB Enviro500, ATENU70.

   
As reported below, Best Choose will release the 1:24 scale KMB DMS, which is limited to 180 pieces and is expected to retail for HK$2700.
21st April 2015

   
I am reliably informed that another HO scale train model will be released in mid-June. It is an MTR SP1900, used on the East and West Rail Lines with a frontal design resembling a bullet train. It is again  produced by 80M and similar to the previous release, the first 1,500 pieces will be reserved for MTR staff.

   
The page in the Xtra section that features the recently retired Citybus MAN /Volgren has tonight been updated.
19th April 2015

   
A few days away from the computer has resulted in a backlog of news, and a brief summary is as follows:-


Citybus's unique Volgren CR221LD bodied MAN 24.350, fleet no. 2500 was retired yesterday and the above photograph shows Corgi's model carrying this unique livery, which I considered quite simple but attractive.

   
Having received a number of interior shots of the new Citybus Youngman single-deckers (see below), a new page will shortly be added to the Xtra section.

   
 
The 22 April will see the release of this 'detailed' version of a KMB Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL.

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Concorde Hobby Shop

Published back on the 26th March was a photograph of a Fulltech Daimler 'D' type and it is confirmed that this is one of two versions now released. I hope to add further details in due course.

   
Planned for release next week is a 1:24 scale Kowloon Motor Bus Daimler DMS. No other details are known at present.
18th April 2015

   

Citybus registered no less than five new Youngman single-deckers yesterday and noted in service today was 1844 (TH4695).

   
New pages have tonight been added for the two Daimler 'D' type models issued today by Cars Workshop - (38003) and (38004).
14th April 2015

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Set for release tomorrow in Hong Kong are these two Cars Workshop Kowloon Motor Bus Daimler 'D' type models. The top photograph shows D336 (AD7242) on route 7B to Wang Tau Hom (38003) whilst the lower one shows D331 (AD7237) on route 63 to Yau Oi (South) (38004). Each is limited to 1,000 pieces. New pages and further photographs will be added shortly.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Simon Ayres

Pictured above are a couple of images of Tsuen Shui, a diorama built by a long-time supporter of my site Simon Ayres. Simon's Flickr site is well worth a look and further images of Tsuen Shui can be found here.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

KMB's newest bus at present is Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL AVBWU404, registered on Friday 10th April and noted undergoing some final adjustments yesterday ay Kowloon City Ferry. It is believed this is one of the batch being assembled in Malaysia.
13th April 2015


Two Kowloon Motor Bus Daimler 'D' types are set for release next Tuesday, 14th April.

   
Photographs of New World First Bus Alexander ALX500 bodied Dennis Trident No. 1215 have appeared on a social networking site showing it having been converted to open-top with a covered front cabin and the rickshaw canopy at the rear. Clearly an addition to the Rickshaw Sightseeing Bus fleet but it has yet to be repainted.  
9th April 2015

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Ma Anson

My thanks to Ma Anson for allowing me use of his photograph of KMB's Captain KMB decorated Enviro500NG ATENU300, the subject of the latest model release from Cars Workshop (94506). This shot, taken on 6th April, shows clearly the addition of red vinyls on the front pillars, replicated on this latest model.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Dream Bus Model

It would be impossible for me to feature every code 3 model produced, but this is one that I couldn't resist. Based on Drumwell's model of New World First Bus Dennis Condor DA86, Dream Bus Model have converted it to open-top Peak Tram liveried DA66. My thanks to HK Buses who commissioned the model.
8th April 2015

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Hong Choi


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bac Wh
 
A colourful selection of Daikin all-over adverts applied to vehicles from all three fleets are the subject of today's news - top to bottom :- KMB ATE55, KMB AVBWU27, NWFB 3304, NWFB 5043 and  Citybus 8190, all courtesy of Hong Choi and NWFB 3304 and Citybus 8156 courtesy of Bac Wh.
6th April 2015

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

Long Win have now registered four of their latest batch of Alexander Dennis Enviro500NG, with 6503 (top) and 6504 captured whilst operating route S64 earlier today.
4th April 2015

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Released in Hong Kong today is the second release of the Captain KMB Enviro500NG ATENU300, on route 681 to Ma On Shan Town Centre (94506). It is limited to 800 pieces and a new page and further photographs have now been added.
3rd April 2015

   
A second plain white Enviro500NG from Cars Workshop was released on 23rd March, again with a quantity of 600 pieces (94505B).
2nd April 2015
        
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