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Photographs courtesy and copyright of P&T Model (Diecast)
   
News of new models continues with P&T Model (Diecast) announcing it is soon to release two 9.7metre MCW Metrobuses in the livery of Kowloon Motor Bus. M45 (DE 8779) is on route 60M to Tuen Mun (DC1010) whilst M74 (DH 508) is on route 68 to Yuen Long (East) (DC1011). Each will be limited to 650 pieces. The photographs show pre-production samples.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jacky Ho

My thanks to Jacky Ho for providing photographs of the recently released Fok Lei Bristol LD6G. Further details and photographs have now been added.   

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Samuel Wong

Thanks also to Samuel Wong for sending me several photographs of some of the recent releases from Tiny. These will be added to their respective pages shortly.
29th November 2017

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

These three 11-metre China Motor Bus Volvo Olympians have been announced by Model 1. They feature VA10 on route 300 (63509), VA18 on route 115 (63510) and VA21 on route 780 (63511).

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

It is confirmed that the open-top Fok Lei liveried Bristol LD6G is limited to 2,000 pieces and that it has been released, although it is unclear how one can be obtained! The Transmac liveried Mercedes/Plaxton Beaver minibus and Higer single-deck bus are yet to be released.
28th November 2017

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Steve Smith
 
My thanks again to Steve Smith, owner of 'Steve's World of Trams', for advising me of this specially commissioned tram for Fubon Bank. A new page has now been added, (see here) with further photographs, however if you are able to provide any further information, please do e-mail me.

   
Citybus 315 (63019/CM123)
 
Citybus 518 (63021/CM125)
 
Citybus 409 (63024/CM128)
     
Citybus 566 (63026/CM130)
   
KMB ATENU512 (63316)

My special thanks to Ray Ng for once again providing me with another batch of photographs, thus enabling me to create new pages for those models missed in my absence. Just click on any of the photographs to be taken to the model page.
27th November 2017

   
 
These three 1/76 scale models were on display at an event held this weekend as part of the ongoing events marking the 65th anniversary of Transmac Macau. No further details are known at present.

   
   
Four Buses Model Co. Daimler 'Jumbo' Fleetlines have been released in Hong Kong today. Pictured above are standard liveried LF182 on route 606 to Choi Wan (BLC182606) and LF187 on route 23 to Pokfield Road (BLC187023), whilst the two coach liveried examples are LF218 on route 43X to Wah Kwai Estate (BLC218043) and LF228 on route 73 to Stanley (BLC228073).


26th November 2017

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Devin Wong
 
My thanks to Devin Wong for allowing me to share his photographs of this recently delivered New World First Bus ADL 'facelift' Enviro200, fleet no. 2501, noted today undergoing driving training duties - larger photographs have been added to the  section of the site.

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Donald Hudson

And now for something a little older!!  My thanks to Donald Hudson for allowing me to share his excellent photograph of Citybus D2, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX, taken in July 1981. This was one of six ex-Bournemouth Corporation Fleetlines acquired in 1979 and was originally registered CRU 188C. Of course, sister vehicle D4 was the subject of an EFE model back in 1998 - see 23504.
25th November 2017

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Network Shuttle
 
Released today in Hong Kong are these two China Motor Bus Alexander bodied Leyland Olympians from Model 1. LM2 (63071) is on route 101 to Kwun Tong whilst LM10 (63072) is on route 8 to Siu Sai Wan. Each is limited to 500 pieces.
23rd November 2017

   

Tiny has announced it is to re-issue three previously released models, all Kowloon Motor Bus Enviro400s., but with different route nos.

Top left :- No. 18 features champagne liveried ATSE33 (RV 5033) on route 15A to Ping Tin (KMB-M-2017041).
Top right :- No. 19 features 80th anniversary liveried ATSE31 (RV 3531) on route 93K to Po Lam (KMB-M-2017063)   
Bottom :-  No. 35 features
80th anniversary liveried ATSE48 (RW 5779) on route 2 to Star Ferry (KMB-M-2017064)

22nd November 2017

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop
   
Due to be released in Hong Kong tomorrow is this New World First Bus Neoplan Centroliner with all-over advertising for Japan National Tourism Organisation (20066). It features fleet no. 6026 (JX 9697) on route 106 to Wong Tai Sin and is limited to 400 pieces.    
21st November 2017

 
   
New photographs of the 'lush green' SGBus Gemilang bodied MAN A95, from Model 1, have been added to the relevant page (63209), courtesy of Tim Williams and Land Transport Guru. My thanks also to Tim for making me aware of the above site, which is well worth a look.
 
My thanks also to Peter Harrison, of The Model Bus Zone for his assistance in checking the 2017 releases to date.
20th November 2017

The Tiny tram pages have today been updated and I am grateful to John Prentice and Doug Coster for providing information and photographs.
18th November 2017

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop
   
Set for release in Hong Kong tomorrow is this Hongkong Tramways liveried 12.8 metre 'facelift' Enviro500 (KMB-M-2017051).



Photographs courtesy and copyright of Satami
 
This Kowloon Motor Bus Neoplan Centroliner with Satami all-over advertising is the subject of a posting on Facebook by Satami. I believe it offers a free model to the top 10 comments as to why you would like the bus in your collection. The model features AP134 (KP5016) on route 276A to Sheung Shui (Tai Ping). The model is limited to 380 pieces (CR178006).

   
   
This YouTube video from Simon Ayres is an introduction to his three dioramas that he has built for showing his collection of Hong Kong model buses - well worth a look!

17th November 2017

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
 
Following yesterday's news on the forthcoming Tiny models, including the Kowloon Motor Bus liveried tram, my thanks to regular contributor Philip Chan for providing me with a photograph of the real thing!

I thought I would take a look at some of the Citybus 'Cityflyer' liveried models in my collection - just awaiting a 'facelift' example!
 

 
   

A new page and a brief review of this new book has now been added - just follow this link.
 


Photographs courtesy and copyright of Keith Wood
   
Brand Hong Kong continues to decorate both buses and trams, albeit in an ever evolving design. Previous designs can be found at the following page in the section of the site.
15th November 2017

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Tiny

Tiny are to release a selection of plain white model buses, as indicated in their updated catalogue. These are in addition to several other new releases, details of which are being been added to the Tiny bus and Tiny tram pages of the site.
   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Tiny
   

   
Since re-launching the site at the start of October, over 70 new individual model pages have been added as well as updates to the various model lists. I am grateful to those of you who have kindly provided photographs and information, which is much appreciated.
   
If you have any suggestions or ideas for improving the site or its layout, please do e-mail me.




Dorset Model Buses, who specialise in products and parts for the modeler of 1/76th scale buses and coaches, has just re-launched their website. Just click on the above image for a link to their site.
14th November 2017

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop
 
These two Kowloon Motor Bus Metsec bodied Daimler Fleetlines are set for release tomorrow. Pictured above is D820 (BK 5282) on route 5 to Choi Hung and limited to 500 pieces (KMB-M-2017049). Pictured below is D954 (BP 3028) on route 102 to Shau Kei Wan, which is also limited to 500 pieces (KMB-M-2017050).

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop
     


 
My thanks to Network Shuttle for providing the above image of the two other New World First Bus Volvo B9TLs mentioned in yesterdays news. It is understood that pre-orders are currently being taken for these two models only - fleet no. 4520 on route 23 to Pokfield Road (20072) and fleet no. 4503 on route 91 (20071).
11th November 2017

 

Set for release shortly are five New World First Bus 11.3 metre Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs from Model 1.

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

One of these releases features 4520 on route 23 to Pokfield Road, as depicted in Philip's Chan photograph.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Kwok Leung Lo
   
The two 'Weisen U' liveried New World First Bus Volvo Olympians from Model 1 have been released in Hong Kong today. Both feature VA36, one on route 113 to Kennedy Town with a quantity of 438 (63507) and the other (pictured above) is on route 65 to Stanley Market with a quantity of 450 (63508).
10th November 2017

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of John Murray
 
My thanks to John Murray for allowing me to share the above photograph of his two Roadliner liveried Leyland Olympians. These represent former Citybus No. 345, further details of which can be found in the Xtra pages of the site.
   
And here is the real thing .......
Former Citybus 345 in Roadliner of Poole colours - 14th September 2007


   
 
I have today received the above book, which was mentioned in the News for 21st October, and a review will follow in due course.
6th November 2017

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Keith Wood
   
A number of buses are carrying this colourful livery marking the 20th anniversary of the Handover.
   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Keith Wood

Electric buses of differing designs were noted out and about today in Hong Kong - Citybus 1582 is one of three BYD single-deckers with BYD bodywork registered in late 2015 whilst Long Win SE102 is one of four BYDs with Gemilang bodywork, registered earlier this year. My thanks to Keith Wood for providing these excellent photos.


   
 
In updating the Tiny models page I am trying to establish the chassis/body make for this Keung Kee coach - any assistance would be most welcome - please e-mail me.

3rd November 2017

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Just announced is this Kowloon Motor Bus 12.8 metre 'facelift' Enviro500. It features 3ATENU55 (UD 1910) on route B1 and is limited to 750 pieces (KMB-M-2017073). 


 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Tiny

Tiny continue to announce and release new 1/110 scale models with the above being just a few. The two 12.8 metre 'facelift' Enviro500s are due soon. Just released is a Citybus Cityflyer liveried version, albeit an unlicensed release and without the Cityflyer logo. The Tiny page continues to be updated and any further information would be appreciated.
2nd November 2017

Photograph courtesy of Alistair Liddle

Automodel released this resin China Motor Bus Volvo N10 heavy recovery truck back in August and a new page has just been added, thanks to photographs provided by Alistair Liddle (36609).
1st November 2017
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