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80M Bus Model Shop
 
As reported below, Cars Workshop have released this ADL Enviro500NG kit in a plain white livery (94508).

 
Automodel has published a photo of a shell of a Plaxton Pointer body on its Facebook page - no other details are confirmed, including scale.


Meanwhile Tiny has released details of a new model, this being a 1/43 scale Duple bodied Albion Viking in KMB airport coach livery of brown and cream.


Citybus has received all sixty 11.3 metre Wrights Gemini bodied Volvo B9TL, with 9556 being registered on 18th May.  The last numerically, 9559, wass registered 2 days earlier.


I am now on holiday for just over two weeks, so there will be no updates during this period. Please do e-mail me any news or photographs ready for my return.
21st May 2016

 
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Buses Model Co.

Buses Model Co. have today released two versions of a China Motor Bus Alexander bodied Dennis Jubilant - DS30 (CE9439) is on route 8 to Wan Chai Pier (BDC30008) whilst  DS24 (CE7114) is on route 82 to North Point Pier (BDC24082) - each is limited to 700 pieces.

   
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Following the news below, BusByBono have confirmed every single bus produced is a limited edition. On the underside of each bus and on the display plinth is a unique Quick Response (QR) code which when scanned will reveal the specifications of the actual bus and, most importantly, will confirm the unique sequential number for the model.  

 
Cars Workshop have released a plain white kit of an ADL Enviro500NG (94508) further details of which will be added in due course. My thanks to David Naylor for advising me of this kit.
 19th May 2016

 
I have today received the following announcement from BusByBono.

BusByBono is a new model bus manufacturer.

Two new bus models, (1) Dennis Condor - Alexander R and (2) Dennis Dart - Northern Counties Paladin, manufactured by BusByBono, will be released on the 1st of June, 2016, with pre-order starting from the 23rd of May, 2016 on the company website - www.busbybono.com and our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Busbybono/

These models, scale 1:76, are manufactured with limited editions of 500 units each. Instead of a paper printed certificate provided by most of the other manufacturers in this industry, each of our bus comes with an individual metal etched QR code, 1 underneath the bus and 1 sat on the base of display. With the use of unique QR code, it is truly a limited edition of the said quantity.

They are priced at retail online HK$590 each. The bus models are made of ABS plastic injection to finest details and strict quality inspection.

Photograph courtesy and copyright of BusByBono


Product information:
Dennis Condor - Alexander R
Limited Edition: 500 units
SKU #: 200101
Route: 106 CHAI WAN
Plate #: CW3359
Fleet #: DL2
Model Material: ABS
Model Scale: 1:76
 
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Dennis Dart - Northern Counties Paladin
Limited Edition: 500 units
SKU#: 100101
Route: 224X, KAI YIP - TSIM SHA TSUI EAST (CIRCULAR)
Plate #: GS9019
Fleet #: AA48
Model Material: ABS
Model Scale: 1:76



Photograph courtesy and copyright of Watt Yung

Citybus 9558, one of two 11.3 metre Wrights Eclipse Geminis registered yesterday (9559 being the other), noted in service today.
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

And meanwhile KMB continue to register its 'facelift' Enviro500s, with ATENU1008 being registered on 11th May and noted in service yesterday - ATENU1023 is presently the latest to be registered (16th May).
17th May 2016

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Alan Moore

News of the relocation of the North Point Ferry Pier Bus Terminus has prompted Alan Moore to send me the above photograph he took from his hotel room at around 5.30am during his visit in 2013.
15th May 2016

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

An unannounced release today in Hong Kong was this Daikin liveried Wrights Gemini bodied Volvo B9TL, on route 948 to Causeway Bay (Tin Hau) (84004). Produced by 80M, it is limited to 450 pieces.  

   
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Cars Workshop
 
Just a couple of the items referred to in yesterday's news.
14th May 2016

   
Cars Workshop have released several items of street furniture including bus shelters and stops, a tram stop, road signs, belisha beacons, street lights, bollards, telephone kiosks, barriers, traffic lights as well as a new building formed from three individual parts.

   
The North Point Ferry Pier Bus Terminus relocates tomorrow from its existing open-air location to a new, adjacent site, which forms part of a new development.
13th May 2016

   
Further to yesterdays news, Shop2gather.com have confirmed the seats featured on their Facebook page are for the unique Long Win 12-metre Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Trident and that a model will be released.

 
The size of KMB's ATENU class of 12-metre Enviro500NGs passed the one thousand mark yesterday with the registration of fleet nos. ATENU996-1004.
6th May 2016

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Staff of New World First Bus and Citybus have been given the opportunity to pre-order a new model of the NWFB Rickshaw Bus liveried Enviro500NG, 5663 (TV5387) which is on route H1 to Tsim Sha Tsui and is limited to 888 pieces.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
   
Shop2gather.com have posted a photograph on their Facebook page of a set of seats on a sprue and have invited responses as to what bus they are from - the consensus of opinion is they are from the unique Long Win Bus Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Trident no. 301.

5th May 2016

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Watt Yung

Some further shots of one of the latest batch of 'facelift' KMB Enviro500s (ATENU970) which feature larger nearside and rear destination displays. ATENU995 is the latest of the batch to be registered (4th May).

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

A line-up of de-licensed 12-metre Volvo Olympians following the registration of more than thirty 12.8-metre 'facelift' Enviro500s, one of which is pictured below.
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
4th May 2016
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