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Quantities of the Model 1 Citybus and New World First Bus hybrid Enviro500NGs have been released in Hong Kong and details of these models are as follows :-

New World First Bus hybrid E500NG fleet no 5600 - one on route 8 to Wan Chai Ferry (63306/20046) and the other on route 8 to Heng Fa Chuen (63307/20047) - both are limited to 1,444 pieces


Citybus hybrid E500NGs - fleet no 8400 is on route 969 to Tin Shui Wai  (63308/CM100) whilst fleet no. 8401 is on route 5B to Causeway Bay (63309/CM101) - both are limited to 1,889 pieces.

New pages will be added shortly.
 
 
My thanks to Doug Coster for proving information on the recently released Gundam Enviro500NG models :-
KLE15007 - ATENU450 (TF5838) route 112 to So Uk
KLE15008 - ATENU450 (TF5838) route 171 to South Horizons
KLE15009 - ATENU365 (TC4852) route 101 to Kwun Tong (Yue Man Square)
KLE15010 - ATENU365 (TC4852) route 290 to Tsuen Wan West Station
KLE15011 - ATENU409 (TE3319) route 290A to Tseung Kwan O (Choi Ming)  
KLE15012 - ATENU409 (TE3319) route 116 Tsz Wan Shan Central
All the above models are limited to 1,000 pieces.

Two models yet to be released featuring diorama backgrounds are :-
KLE15015  - Route 112 Gundam RX-78-2 with Causeway Bay Background
KLE15016  - Route 1A Gundam Unicorn with Tsim Sha Tsui Background
Both these models are limited to 1,000 pieces.

The box sets include four models, namely :- Char's Zaku II single deck bus model (Route 203C - Tsim Sha Tsui East (Mody Road)), Gundam RX-78-2 Enviro500NG (Route 112 - North Point),  Zaku Enviro500NG (Route 101 - Kennedy Town) and Unicorn Gundam Enviro500 (Route 116 - Quarry Bay).

    
Registered today was the first of Discovery Bay's Wrights Geminis - DBAY208 is registered TN7303 - my thanks to Chris Silkstone for this information.
31st July 2015

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Set for release this Friday (31st July) is this 12-metre KMB Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Trident (63401). Produced by Model 1, the it features ATR218 (JN9883) on route 601 to Po Tat and is limited to 1,800 pieces. A new page has just been added and further photographs will be added as soon as time allows.

Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Two further similar models, but this time representing the 10.6 metre version, are also set for release on Friday, these being Cars Workshop models. Both represent ATS25 (JK2480), the first (top) is on route 31M to Shek Lei (Leu Pui Street) (92004) whilst the second (bottom) is on route 264M to Tin Yan Estate (92005). Each is limited to 800 pieces.
   
The Citybus and New World First Bus hybrid ADL Enviro500NG models are believed to be set for release shortly.
29th July 2015

 


 
The Duple Metsec bodied KMB Tridents mentioned in yesterday's news update are all set for release on 31st July. 

24th July 2015

   
The shop2gather.com website gives details of the following Gundam models :-
ATENU365 (TC4852) route 101 to Kwun Tong Yue Man Square*
ATENU365 (TC4852) route 290 to Tsuen Wan West Station

ATENU409 (TE3319) route 290A to Tseung Kwan O (Choi Ming)
*
ATENU409 (TE3319) route 116 Tsz Wan Shan Central

ATENU450 (TF5838) route 112 to So Uk
*
ATENU450 (TF5838) route 171 (destination unknown)

In addition a 'Master Collection Box Set' (800 pieces) and a 'Collectors Box Set' (1,300 pieces) are being offered, each containing the 'starred' models above together with MCV bodied Volvo B7RLE AVC51 (RG4538). Quantities of the individual models are presently unknown.

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Further new models have also been announced - Cars Workshop are to release two versions of Kowloon Motor Bus short Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Trident. Both feature ATS25 (JK2480), the first on route 31M to Shek Lei (Leu Pui Street) (92004) whilst the second is on route 264M to Tin Yan Estate (92005). Each is limited to 800 pieces.

Model 1 are also to release a new casting of a 12-metre Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Trident, the first in KMB livery and featuring ATR218 (JN9883) on route 601 to Po Tat (63401). This will be limited to  1,800 pieces.

23rd July 2015

 
Two Macau Bristol Lodekkas are featured on 'The World of Diecasts' Facebook page and it is believed these are likely to be released during August. They appear to be based on the B-T Models Lodekka.

    
Photograph courtesy and copyright of David Chung

Mention was made a few days ago of the Citybus/NWFB training fleet and pictured above are two former Citybus Volvo Olympians carrying the new livery - T15 was formerly 561 whilst T16 was formerly 563.

15th July 2015

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Hong Choi

Gundam fever appears to be hitting Hong Kong, with several buses having received promotional liveries. Among these are Kowloon Motor Bus Enviro500NGs ATENU365 (top), ATENU409 (middle) and ATENU469 (bottom). ATENU450 also carries a similar livery.
   
Model bus collectors appear to be catered for as well with the shop2gather.com website confirming several models will be issued, some possibly with dioramas, and one single-decker.

    

And talking of dioramas, the Cars Workshop website announces the forthcoming release of these.
14th July 2015

     
Photograph courtesy and copyright of David Chung

Despite still carrying Cityflyer livery, albeit rather tatty, Citybus Duple Metsec bodied Trident 2143 has joined the training fleet.

    
Details of new books has been very sparce of late, but two recent publications are shown below. 
 
   
'Kowloon Motor Bus 80 Years - Part Two' covers the period 1981-2013 and provides a detailed introduction to the KMB passenger servivce fleet for the period. This hardback book has plenty of photographs and articles in the 276 pages and the text is in Chinese - it also includes a fleet list. Edited by Dominic Kung and Koo Yuet Wai, it is published by OverGround Publishing.
   

BSI Hobbies has published its latest '2015-2016 Fleet Directory of Hong Kong Buses'.
13th July 2015

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

The above Citybus Cityflyer Enviro500s were released in Hong Kong today. Produced by 80M, both feature fleet no. 8038 (SK8882), one on route A12 to the Airport (80551/CM098) and the other on route A29 to Tseung Kwan O (80552/CM099). Both are limited to 1,200 pieces.
9th July 2015

 
It is confirmed that number of Wrights Gemini 2 double-deckers for Discovery Bay Transit is six. A new page has just been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site

 

Starting on Sunday and running until 31st July is this British Transport Exhibition.
 8th July 2015

      
New pages have just been added for the two Fulltech Daimler 'D' type models issued in April (38911 & 38912). My thanks to Dennis for providing the photographs.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Today's arrivals in Hong Kong
4th July 2015

   
I am presently struggling to find the time necessary to keep the site updated with all the latest news, both model and real, and must also apologise for the delay in responding to recent e-mails, the number of which have increased significantly of late.

I am extremely grateful to receive e-mails and photographs on both, but at present my priority is to focus on updating the model pages, especially those in the resin section. I will attempt to continue reporting on any major 'real' bus developments.
     
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Walter

ln this respect my thanks to Walter for providing me with some excellent shots of the 'hk2gather' KMB Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL, one of which is pictured above, the others having been added to the appropriate page (KLE15005).
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Dennis

Thanks also to Dennis for providing a large number of photos of the Fulltech models issued in April, one of which is pictured above. More will be added shortly.

 
And finally, the Currency Converter on the 'Information' page has been removed - if this is a major issue, please e-mail me and I will seek to reinstate the facility - if not, then I won't!!
2nd July 2015
            
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