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The two Kowloon Motor Bus 11 metre air-con Dennis Dragons are set for general release in Hong Kong tomorrow. Both feature AD359 (HC2437) - one on route 2E to Pak Tin (KLE16014) and the other on route 6F to Lai Kok (KLE16015). New pages have now been added.


Citybus has registered no less than 30 new 'facelift' Enviro500s over the past few days.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu
   
The latest batch of 'facelift' Enviro500s to enter service with Kowloon Motor Bus are fitted with full-sized displays both at the rear and nearside, having sufficent space to 
show destination and information as the front display. ATENU971 (UB1329) is one of this batch, having been registered on 18th April and noted in service today.

29th April 2016

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

Citybus has retired all its MAN NL262 single-deckers, including those in Cityflyer livery, with 1569 (JL8007) being the last one is service, having retired on 18th April 2016.
25th April 2016

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Shop2gather
 
Two further models are now available according to the shop2gather.com website, these being two KMB 11 metre air-con Dennis Dragons. Both appear to feature AD359 (HC2437) - one on route 2E to Pak Tin (KLE16014) and the other on route 6F to Lai Kok (KLE16015). Each is limited to 900 pieces.
24th April 2016

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

The last Leyland bus running in Hong Kong, GZ1998, ex-Capital Citybus (G127GEV), delivered to Hong Kong in 1996 has almost reached the end of it service life, and it is rumoured that it will be replaced by a new MAN A95 open-top (TW2523) in the next few weeks.
21st April 2016

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Network Shuttle

The second release of the Model 1 MAN A95 casting is expected to be released shortly, with pre-orders now being taken. It features KU3998 which carries the special Kwoon Chung Bus Golden Jubilee decals (63203).

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Chen Jie Lun
 
Sentosa (Singapore) has on sale a new model of their low-floor Volvo B7RLE. This appears to be a much more accurate model than the MAN NL263 released in 2005 and is believed to have replaced the subsequent Volvo B7R coach issued in 2011. My thanks to Jake Lee and Chen Jie Lun for providing this information. A new page will be added shortly.
20th April 2016

   
New pages have just been added for the two diecast Kowloon Motor Bus Albion Viking EVK55CL models released in Hong Kong today. Both feature L308 (BM248) on route 64K, one with a destination of Tai Po Railway Station (KLE16009) and the other Un Long (KLE16010). Each is limited to 900 pieces.

   
New pages have also been added for the three Citybus 11.3 metre Enviro500NGs released yesterday, namely 63390, 63391 and 63392.
16th April 2016

      
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Grant Ng Kwok Kuen

Photographs of some new 'facelift' Long Win Enviro500s have just been added to the  section of the site.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Shop2gather

The Shop2gather website gives details of two diecast Kowloon Motor Bus Albion Viking EVK55CL models. Both feature L308 (BM248) on route 64K, one with a destination of Tai Po Railway Station (KLE16009) and the other Un Long (KLE16010). Each is limited to 900 pieces.


Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Network Shuttle

The three Citybus 11.3 metre Enviro500NGs have been released in Hong Kong today. Left to right - 9103 on route 85 to Siu Sai Wan (CM103/63390), 9110 on route 40 to Wah Fu (CM104/63391) and 9145 on route 973 to Stanley (CM105/63392). Each is limited to 890 pieces.
15th April 2016

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Two new Kowloon Motor Bus models were announced today at KMB's 83rd birthday celebrations held at its Kowloon Bay Depot. Both feature a special livery unveiled at the event, one being an Enviro500 and the other a Wrights bodied Volvo B9TL.
8th April 2016

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Tiny

Tiny has just released the above 1:43 scale Toyota Coaster public light bus, the detail of which appears to be very good. No other details are known.

A further release of the a Kowloon Motor Bus Albion Victor VT17AL from APEC is expected shortly, this representing a vehicle from 1962, HK4503 is on route 5A.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

New Era of Macao has recently carried out tests on two buses from Yutong, one being a 13.7 metre 3-axle single decker whilst the other is the above 18 metre articulated bus for BRT

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

Meanwhile, Transmac has received a batch of Higer single-deckers which are believed to be Euro V standard and which carry a new livery, as shown above.


   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of David J Rowe

My thanks to David Rowe for sending me the above photograph of LX300, a model of which was released on 28th March, and it carries the same route number as the model. It was photographed at Sai Wan Ho.


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Dennis Chau

And another photograph of a China Motor Bus vehicle, this being as recent as earlier this week, and shows Ailsa Volvo AL2 in a sorry state.
8th April 2016

A new page has just been added for the recently released China Motor Bus Guy Arab Mk V (180116).

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Watt Yung

New World First Bus 12.8 metre MAN A95 6090 finally entered service today and was noted operating on route 8P. My special thanks to Watt Yung for providing this news and photograph.


Links to the  section of the site have been added to the top of the News page to make access to these pages easier. In addition, updated sections are indicated with a bold blue outline.

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Go Ahead London

Whilst not 'oriental' news, Go Ahead London has painted one of its Mercedes Citaro's in a retro livery to mark the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Red Arrow buses in 1966. The bus is expected to be in service in the next few days and it is hoped it will attend the London Bus Museum Spring Gathering on Sunday 17th April.
6th April 2016

      
Photograph courtesy and copyright of China Model Bus

A recent release from Best Choose is this China Motor Bus Guy Arab Mk V - it again features fleet number LX300 (CX1486), this time on route 14 to Stanley Fort - it is limited to 300 pieces.


Photographs courtesy and copyright of Doug Coster

With the recent announcement from Cars Workshop that they are to release several 1:76 scale buildings (see News for 26th March), Doug Coster has kindly sent me a selection of photographs of his recently completed detailed diorama, based I believe on My Tiny buildings. Further photographs will be added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section shortly.
4th April 2016


Work is presently being carried out on the site and as a result the News Grid page is not working correctly.


   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Vehicles Model Studio

The above model was released by Vehicle Model Studio to celebrate the team entering its 3rd year. It is available to members and is limited to 300 pieces.

The model included 2 sets of red line, number and destination for the collectors to add, making the model a sample version of ATR1 which arrived in Hong Kong in 1997.
2nd April 2016
       
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