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A further version of the resin AK Classic Albion Viking EVK41XL is set for release on 6th March (AK3303). It features L265 on route 76 to Un Long. The above model is a pre-production sample and carries an incorrect registration, AR7738, which is to be rectified to read AR7746 on the productions models.

    
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

The Hong Kong Transport Society Bus Rally took place yesterday with clear blue skies and a new page has been added to the The Xtra pages cover topical items on the real bus scene plus a look at other models, books and souvenirs section of the site.
29th February 2016

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Shop2gather.com

Two further models on the horizon!
   

    
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Billy Cheng

New Citybus 12.8 metre 'facelift' Enviro500s awaiting registration.

    

   
I have been informed that the VMS (Vehicle Model Studio) Bus Model Show 2015/2016 is to be held on 27th March between 1200hrs and 1830hrs at Tsuen Wan Town Hall (Exhibition Gallery).

27th February 2016

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Dennis Siu Ming Chan
   
A new 'facelift' Enviro500 with a new livery - this Long Win Bus example was noted earlier today - I'm not too sure about the livery!
22nd February 2016

Photographs courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Citybus has taken delivery of some new 12.8 metre 'facelift' ADL Enviro500s featuring a larger luggage area, allocating the batch fleet nos 65xx. 6501/2/4/5/6 were registered yesterday and entered service today.

    
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80M Bus Model Shop
 
Released today in Hong Kong is KMB ATENU1 (KLE15038) - a new page and further photographs have now been added.


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New pages have now been added for the four P&T Model resin China Motor Bus Guy Arab 'UF', namely:-
B0044-1 - Fleet no. 606 (HK4808) on route 1 to Happy Valley
B0044-2 - HK4812 on route 2 to Cleverly St
B0044-8A - HK4227 on route 8A to Chai Wan (Shan Ha St.)
B0044-10 - Fleet no. 616 (4113) on route 10 to North Point.

   
The total quantity for all four models is 500 pieces.
20th February 2016

 
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Model 1 are to release two New World First Bus Enviro500NGs:- 5610 (TK2979) on route 8P to Island Resort (63310/20049) and 5639 (TP9919) on route 106 to Wong Tai Sin (63311/20050). Each is limited to 889 pieces.


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New pages have just been added for the above Albion Victor VT17AL models from APEC. They are :-
38805 - L26 (HK4527) driver training
38806 - L270 (AS6125) on route 72 to Tai Kok Tsui Ferry
38807 - AX3283 driver training 
38808 - HK4516 on route 16B to Kwai Chung
   
Each is limited to 250 pieces.

    
A new page has just been added for the diecast Albion Viking EVK41XL model from D-Toys featured in yesterday's news (11005).

    
Citybus Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Trident 2287 was extensively damaged earlier today when a fire broke out in it's engine compartment whilst at Tsing Ma Toll Plaza on route E11 from the airport.
19th February 2016

   
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Following on from yesterday's news of the two resin Albion Viking models, the above is a diecast model of the same type, produced by D-Toys (11005). It features L248 (AR7729) on route 85 to Tai Wai and is limited to 280 pieces. It was released on 6th February. A new page will be added shortly.

    
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

Kowloon Motor Bus have announced its intention to re-configure its bus fleet, part of which will see around 40 single-deck buses sold.
   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

It is believed that KMB's sole MCV bodied VDL DB300, AMC1, is set to be withdrawn.
18th February 2016

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Donald MacRae

New pages have just been added for the two resin KMB Albion Viking EVK41XL models from AK Classic, these being AR7716 (left) on route 40 to Tsuen Wan Ferry (AK3301) and LR226 on route 17 to Oi Man (AK3302). My thanks to Donald MacRae for providing photographs.

    
Further to the news on 13th February it is confirmed that the release of ATENU1, KMB's first new generation Alexander Dennis Enviro500 is set for Saturday (20th)  (KLE15038).
17th February 2016

   
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Network Shuttle

The first batch of New Lantao Bus Year of the Monkey liveried MAN A95 was released today (63201), these being for pre-orders.

    
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

KMB's Yutong single-deck demonstrator, AYT1 (TB3420) was withdrawn from service today.

    
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Billy Cheng

Following on from yesterday's photograph of MTR Bus 320, the above photograph confirms there are several more awaiting registration - a new page for these Wrights Gemini bodied Volvo B9TLs has just been added to the The Xtra pages cover topical items on the real bus scene plus a look at other models, books and souvenirs section of the site.
15th February 2016

   
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80M Bus Model Shop

Following yesterday's news on the release of a Daikin liveried Enviro500, I have now received photographs of the actual model and a new page has just been added (84002).

    
I would welcome any details on the recent Kowloon Motor Bus Albion single-deck releases, both diecast and resin - please e-mail me.

    
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

Recently registered 11.3 metre Wrights Gemini bodied Volvo B9TLs for MTR Bus are fleet numbers 319 and 320, both of which were noted operating route 506 today.
   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

This photograph, taken today at Tsing Yi Bus Terminus, shows the evolution of the Alexander bodywork - from left to right detailing fleet number, body type and date registered:- ATE108 (Enviro500) Nov 2003, 3ASV210 and 3ASV307 (ALX500) Sep 2001 and Jan 2002, ATENU99 (Enviro500 'new generation') Sep 2013 and 3ATENU34 ('facelift' Enviro500) Feb 2016.
   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

The registration by Kowloon Motor Bus of 12.8 metre 'facelift' Enviro500s continues at pace, 3ATENU42 being the latest and noted operating on route 279X today.
   
14th February 2016

   
In catching up with news for this past week, I can confirm that two diecast models of KMB Albion Victor VT17AL with Baco bodywork have been released by APEC, a new name in the model market.  The first features HK4516 on route 16B to Kwai Chung (38806) whilst the second is a driver training vehicle, AX3283 (38807). Each is limited to 250 pieces.

In addition, an Albion Viking EVK41XL has also been issued (11005) featuring AR7729 on route 85, also limited to 250 pieces.


    
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Samuel Ma
   
A surprise release in Hong Kong today was this Daikin liveried Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (84002). It carries no fleetnames or registration numbers and is on route 118. It is limited to 700 pieces. My thanks to Samuel Ma for allowing me to share his photograph of his model that he has modified to represent Citybus 8190 on route 182. 

    
Scheduled for release shortly is a model of the first new generation Alexander Dennis Enviro500 for Kowloon Motor Bus, ATENU1 (KLE15038). This is on route 961 to Tuen Mun (Shan King Estate) and will be limited to 1,000 pieces.  
13th February 2016

       






 

 
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As reported below, this Trans-Island liveried MAN A91 with Auto Asia bodywork was released earlier this week (63106).

    
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Ken Hui

New World First Bus have started to take delivery of 'facelift' Enviro500s, the first being 5670. 5674 was noted in service today and was registered on 3rd February.

 6th February 2016

 

New pages and photographs have now been added for the following :-
Roadshow Creations - Kowloon Motor Bus - Daimler 'A' with Manchester style radiator - KLE15027
Roadshow Creations - Kowloon Motor Bus - Alexander Dennis Enviro500 - Friends of KMB 20th Anniversary - KLE15049
Best Choose - Long Win Bus - Volvo Olympian/Alexander - 180117
Best Choose - Long Win Bus - Volvo Olympian/Alexander - 180118
 
4th February 2016

   
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The shop2gather.com website has announced as 'Coming Soon in 2016' various 11 metre Volvo Olympians in KMB and Long Win liveries, most notable being the two experimental Long Win liveries.

    
It is confirmed that Model 1 have issued the Kwoon Chung Asia Auto bodied MAN A91 in Trans Island pink livery (63106).

    
Family commitments have resulted in a lack of page updates as well as a rather full 'Inbox', for which I apologise.
3rd February 2016

   
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Released today in Hong Kong are these two Airbus liveried Volvo Olympians from Best Choose. Further details to follow shortly.
2nd February 2016

   
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80M Bus Model Shop

Set for release on 5th February.
1st February 2016
                 
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