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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Buses Model Co.

Set for release tomorrow in Hong Kong are these two 60th Anniversary decorated China Motor Bus Leyland Olympians. LM1 (FV 6607) is on route 101 to Kwun Tong (BLC01101) whilst LM5 (FW 2288) is on route 112 to So Uk (BLC05112).
31st October 2017

   
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Photographs courtesy and copyright of Watt Yung
 
Kowloon Motor Bus operated a '60M Red Bus Cruise' this weekend, with all buses on route 60M being operated by new red liveried buses. Whilst the route is normally operated by buses from Tuen Mun Depot, to achieve this buses from Shatin and Kowloon Bay were used. Two of the above photographs show the destination equipment showing the company's slogan 'Heartbeat of the City'. Larger images are available by 'clicking' each image.
I am grateful to Watt Yung for allowing me to share his photographs.

29th October 2017

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Businterchange.net
 
This 'facelift' MAN A95 is believed to be destined for New Lantao Bus and is expected to arrive in Hong Kong next week. My thanks to Businterchange.net for allowing me to use the above photographs.

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
MOC Ma On Association

Already arrived in Hong Kong is a second MAN A95 for Crystal Bus carrying a rather different livery to the first! My thanks to MOC Ma On Association for allowing me to use the above photographs.
28th October 2017

 
Further to the news of 22nd October, it is confirmed that a total of thirty Citybus Enviro500s are to be transferred to New World First Bus. Fleet nos. 8361-8390 will become 5720-5749.
27th October 2017

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
 
Model 1 are to issue two models of New World First Bus Volvo Olympian VA36 carrying Weisen U all-over advertising. The first is on route 113 to Kennedy Town (63507) as shown in the above photograph whilst the second is on route 65 to Stanley Market (63508).



Photograph courtesy and copyright of Glyn Thomas
 
Long Win SE102 (UU 7492) is one of four Gemilang bodied BYD K9Rs delivered in 2017 - it was noted earlier today at Tung Chung MTR station.
26th October 2017

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Hong Kong Jockey Club

Continuing the recent tram theme, the Hong Kong Jockey Club, in conjunction Hong Kong Tramways, is to release the above model which carries 'Happy Wednesday' decals.
No others details are known at present, other than it features tram no. 80 and is, of course, heading to Happy Valley!

25th October 2017

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

The Kowloon Motor Bus HK Tramways liveried 12.8 metre 'facelift' Enviro500 features 3ATENU70 (UE 4584) on route 968 to Yuen Long (West) - (KMB-M-2017051). It is limited to 900 pieces and pre-orders are now being taken by 80M Bus Model Shop.
24th October 2017

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
 
Kowloon Motor Bus are to release a model of a 12.8 metre 'facelift' Enviro500 carrying this HK Tramways advertising livery.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
 
Citybus has recently transferred a small batch of 12-metre Enviro500s to New World First Bus - former Citybus 8365 is now 5724 in its new livery. More details have been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.
 22nd October 2017

   
   
Just published by Light Rail Transit Association (LRTA) is this new book, Hongkong Tramways by Joseph Tse Yiu-hon and John Prentice.
   
Tramway & Light Railway Society (TLRS) Chairman John Prentice and Hong Kong expert Joseph Tse have brought the original 1970s LRTA book by Alan Williams and the late Peter Atkinson up to date. The original is highly regarded as the definitive history of the tramway. The new edition brings it to life with photographs of this vibrant and colourful system.

In comes in A4 size with glossy card covers, 216 pages, 500+ colour and b/w photographs, diagrams, scale drawings and maps. It sells for 27.50. ISBN  978-0-948106-48-4.

Just follow this link to the LRTA website for details on how to order.

21st October 2017

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Network Shuttle

Set for release in Hong Kong tomorrow (21st) are these three 11 metre China Motor Bus Leyland Olympians from Model 1. They are, from left to right:- LA13 (FF 8735) on route 590 to South Horizons (63504), LA16 (FG 8663) on route 111 to Ping Shek (63505) and LA19 (FH 2405) on route 8 to Wan Chai Ferry (63506).
 
20th October 2017

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Neo Chun
 
Long Win Bus fleet no. 2501, a 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500, entered service today carrying the revised, and in my opinion improved, livery. It was registered on 12th October.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop
 
The 'Trams' section of the site has now been updated and includes 'Axe' branded tram no 110 (TT33678) released earlier this month.


   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Steve Smith

Whilst on the subject of trams, I am grateful to Steve Smith for informing me of the presence of a different 'Rimowa' liveried tram to that listed on this site. His 'find' carries fictitious fleet no. 1898 and features different ladies wheeling the luggage. Any further information on this version would be appreciated. Meanwhile, further photographs have been added to the 'Rimowa' tram page.
18th October 2017

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Network Shuttle
   
A holiday has delayed work on the site and during my absence two announcements were made:-

Firstly, Model 1 will release three New Lantao Bus MAN RC2 with Gemilang bodywork, these being pictured above. They feature fleet nos. MN92 on route 23, MN93 on route 11 and MN94 on route 37. MN93 and MN64 carry a yellow roof.

Secondly, two MTR Bus 11.3 metre Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs were released on 12th October - the first represents 319 (TX 4303) on route K68 to Yuen Long Park (80831) whilst the second features 338 (UE 8310) on route K75 to Tin Shui Wai (80832). It is believed each is limited to 900 pieces.

New pages for these models will be added shortly.
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop
 
I am grateful for all the messages of encouragement and offers of help, which are very much appreciated, and as soon as time allows I will respond. Meanwhile, the majority of the lists of models have been updated, however, if you come across any missing or incorrect information, please do e-mail me.

14th October 2017


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Whilst updates to the Xtra section of the site will be limited until the model lists have been fully updated, with the recent arrival of the first two ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s to carry KMB's new livery, I couldn't resist publishing Philip Chan's excellent shot of ATENU1242. No doubt the subject of a future model or two!
   
4th October 2017

After careful consideration, I have decided to re-upload the site and work is presently underway to update the various pages that contain lists of models. With over 80 model releases since I ceased updates to the site in March, this is taking some time.
 
I hope to recommence 'News' updates soon after.

3rd October 2017

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