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As reported back on 16th June, Discovery Bay has acquired former Citybus Volvo Olympian 570 (HD6896) and it is pictured above earlier today in service, having been allocated fleet no. DBAY215.
29th June 2016

         
I have tonight added a brief review of the China Motor Bus Dennis Condor from BusByBono, which can be found here (200101).
24th June 2016

   
 
I have today received the above China Motor Bus Dennis Condor from BusByBono. This is one of two new 1/76 scale releases made from what is described as ABS, and appears to be a form of plastic. The model features DL2 (CW3359) on route 106 to Chai Wan and is limited to 500 pieces (200101). A review of the model will follow shortly.
22nd June 2016

   
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80M Bus Model Shop
   
The two Kowloon Motor Bus 'Airbus' liveried Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Darts go on general sale on Friday, 24th June. AA22 (FP6003) (top) is on route A3 to Airport (KLE16012) and AA19 (FP1778) is on route A5 to Tai Koo Shing (KLE16013). Each is limited to 950 pieces.
21st June 2016

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
 
Long Win Bus placed it's 12.8 metre 'facelift' Enviro500s into service today, and further photographs have been added to the  section of the site.
19th June 2016

   
   
News of two more models that have now been released - these being Kowloon Motor Bus 'Airbus' liveried Duple Metsec Dennis Darts. One features AA22 (FP6003) on route A3 to Airport (KLE16012) and the other features AA19 (FP1778) on route A5 to Tai Koo Shing (KLE16013).

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Grant Ng Kwok Kuen

Thanks again to Grant Ng Kwok Kuen who has sent me a selection of Go Ahead buses in Singapore, more of which have been added to the  section.


   
Congratulations to Steven M. Smith, owner of the Hong Kong tram layout 'Yellowthreads Treats', for having his superb layout featured in the latest (July) edition of Continental Modeller. An excellent six page article gives an insight into its background along with a good selection of photographs, more of which can be found on Steven's website 'Steve's World of Trams'.


Long Win Bus has registered its first seven 12.8 metre 'facelift' Enviro500s, allocating them the fleet nos 1501-7.

 
Former Citybus Volvo Olympian 570 (HD6896) has received Discovery Bay Transit livery.  
16th June 2016

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

And another new model is on it's way - this time a standard liveried New Lantao Bus MAN A95.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Grant Ng Kwok Kuen

My thanks to Grant Ng Kwok Kuen for sending me a selection of photographs of Tower Transit's new operations in Singapore, more of which have been added to the  section of the site.

   
Meanwhile, AsianBus appear to be planning the release of three MCW Metroriders - China Motor Bus CM1 and CM2 as well as Kowloon Motor Bus AMR1.
   
15th June 2016

 

No less than five New World First Bus models are set for release shortly, as detailed above, and below!
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Volvo Olympian VA75 (HF2057) on route 18X to Kennedy Town, limited to 989 pieces (20052).
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Volvo Olympian VA76 (HF940) on route 798 to Shatin Direct limited to 989 pieces (20053)
   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Volvo Olympian VA67 (HF1792) on route 111 to Central Macau Ferry limited to 688 pieces (20054).

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Dennis Trident 1215 (KM5423) on route H1 (20055)

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Dennis Trident 1217 (KN8036) on route H1 (20056).
14th June 2016

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Alan Wong

Long Win Bus introduced its new 'facelift' Enviro500s into service today and my special thanks to Alan Wong for allowing me to share his photographs, more of which will be added later. A new page has now been added to the to the  section of the site.
11th June 2016

Singapore News

In my absence, Tower Transit officially commenced operations on Sunday, 29 May 2016, with the first phase involving 9 bus routes - 77, 106, 173, 177, 189, 941, 945, 947 and 990. Tower Transit is Singapore's 3rd bus operator, after having won the contract to operate 26 bus routes under the Bulim Bus Package. The other services in the package will be gradually handed over to Tower Transit in two more phases, on 12 and 26 June.

Links to Tower Transit Singapore and Go-Ahead Singapore are at 
http://towertransit.sg/ and http://www.go-aheadsingapore.com/ respectively.

My thanks, as always, to Wei Shen for the above information.
10th June 2016

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Buses Model Co.
   
Buses Model Co. are to release two versions of a China Motor Bus 11.45 metre MCW Metrobus. One features MB12 on route 20 to Central (BMC12020) and the other features MB34 on route 102 to Lai Chi Kok (BMC34102). Each version is limited to 750 pieces.

This is welcome news, as only two resin models have been issued of this type of vehicle, these being released over ten years ago.

Further details will be published when known.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop
   
Meanwhile, two 12 metre KMB Dennis Dragons are set for release tomorrow. 3AD128 (HS851) is on route 269B to Tin Shui Wai Town Centre and carries banner advertising for Lai Tam Tunnel Routes (KLE16007) and 3AD167 (HT346) is on route 671 to Ap Lei Chau (Lee Kok Street) and carries standard white livery (KLE16008). Each is limited to 900 pieces.
9th June 2016

 
Several models were released whilst I was on holiday, these being :-

Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Network Shuttle
 
?? May - Model 1 New Lantao Bus MAN A95 on route B2P to Tin Tsz and limited to 368 pieces (63202). It is limited to NLB staff with a few being made available through Network Shuttle.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

31st May - Roadshow Creations 1/43 scale KMB ADL Enviro500 MMC ATENU111 (SG 793) on route 269D to Tin Fu and limited to 800 pieces (KLE16011).

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop
   
3rd June - Buses Model Co. China Motor Bus Dennis Jubilant DS24 (CE7114) on route 82 to North Point and limited to 700 pieces (BDC24082).

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop
   
3rd June - Buses Model Co. China Motor Bus Dennis Jubilant DS30 (CE9439) on route 8 to Wan Chai Ferry and limited to 700 pieces (BDC30008).

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com
   
3rd June - Model 1 New World First Bus ADL Enviro500 MMC 5663 (TV5387) on route H1 to Tsim Sha Tsui and limited to 888 pieces (63312/20051).

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com
   
7th June - Model 1 Kwoon Chung Bus MAN A95 (KU3998) on route 37 to Caribbean Coast and limited to 1000 pieces (63203).



On the 'real' bus  front, Long Win have registered twenty 'facelift' ADL Enviro500s, allocating them fleet nos 5501-5520.  
8th June 2016
    
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