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Wishing you a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year

 
 

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop
   
No less than three Ma Pak Leung liveried Kowloon Motor Bus Enviro500s are set for release in the New Year. They are, from top to bottom :-
ATE10 (KY6935) on route 3D to Tsz Wan Shan (Central) (CR178008) 
ATE6 (KY5280) on route 106 to Siu Sai Wan (CR178009)  
ATE103 (LF3218) on route 68A to Yuen Long Long Ping Estate (CR178010)

30th December 2017

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Jacky Ho
 
I am grateful to Jacky Ho for sending me a selection of photographs of the two recently released Transmac models. New pages have been added for both the Plaxton Beaver bodied Mercedes (B05) and the Higer KLQ6115GQ (H09) and these photographs will be added shortly.

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of China Model Bus
   
The two P & T Model (Diecast) 9.7-metre MCW Metrobuses, (see News 24th December) have now been released. M11 (CZ3920) is on route 606 to Choi Wan (DC1012) whilst M23 (DD364) is on route 66M to Tai Hang (DC1013). New pages will be added as soon as time allows - UPDATE 30th December - Now added and each is limited to 550 pieces.

29th December 2017

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu
   

Kowloon Motor Bus retired it's very last 10.6metre Duple Metsec Dennis Trident yesterday, ATS25 (JK2480). The bus was noted on route 102 on 24th December 2017.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

 

Yesterday also saw the de-licensing of seven KMB Neoplan Centroliners (AP104/5/6/8//9/12/13) along with one Berkhof bodied MAN 24.310 (AMN21), pictured above back in January 2016.

   

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

 

Meanwhile, New World First Bus has started to retire it's lowheight Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Tridents, with 3310 having already seen its last day of service.
 
My thanks to Bobby Liu for providing the information and photographs for todays update.
28th December 2017

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Donald MacRae
 
Following the release of the above Bristol in Fok Lei livery back in November (see here), it is confirmed that the two Transmac liveried models mentioned back on 28th November were released on 23rd December
- these being a Mercedes/Plaxton Beaver minibus and Higer single-deck bus.

Meanwhile some further photographs of this Bristol have been added, courtesy of Donald MacRae.
27th December 2017

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas


   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop
   
Released in Hong Kong today and available to overseas customers at the 80M Bus Model Shop website is the second Long Win Bus 'facelift' Enviro500 featuring 5503 (UD263) on route A37 to Airport. It is limited 1,100 pieces (KMB-M-2017045). A new page and further photographs have just been added.
25th December 2017

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of P & T Model (Diecast)
 
P & T Model (Diecast) are to release two further versions of its 9.7-metre MCW Metrobus, these representing the first batch delivered to Kowloon Motor Bus.  M11 (CZ3920) is on route 606 to Choi Wan (DC1012) whilst M23 (DD364) is on route 66M to Tai Hang (DC1013).
24th December 2017

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop
  
Released in Hong Kong today are these two 11.3-metre MTR Bus ADL Enviro500s. Fleet no. 529 (TT8108) (top) is on route K51 to Tai Lam (80841) whilst fleet no. 536 (TW455) (bottom) is on route K52 to Tuen Mun (80842). Each is limited to 900 pieces and further photographs will be added shortly.

     
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop
   
Also released today in Hong Kong is this 'Hong Kong SAR 20th Anniversary' decorated tram (TT33681), which is limited to 500 pieces. 

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop
   
It is confirmed that a second Long Win Bus 'facelift' Enviro500 will feature 5503 (UD263) on route A37. This will be limited to 1,100 pieces (KMB-M-2017045).
   
20th December 2017

   
I have received an unconfirmed report that a second Long Win liveried ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 is planned, this time featuring fleet no. 5514 (UD1670) on route A41 to Sha Tin - Yu Chui Court - see News for 20th December 2017.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Tiny

Tiny have added a larger resolution image of their proposed 1/43 scale Leyland Victory Mk 2 to their website. It features G36 (CA7949) on route 4A and is expected to retail for HK$855, being available in the 3rd quarter of next year (ATC43064).
18th December 2017

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Well, for a change, there is no model news to report today, unless someone tells me otherwise!.

A chance therefore to catch up on a couple of recent deliveries and one not so recent!  From top to bottom :-

Citybus 'Cityflyer' liveried ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 6828 (VD9196) is a 12.8 metre example and was first registered on 5th December
New World First Bus  ADL 'facelift' Enviro200 2504 (VD8336) and sister vehicle 2503 (VD7383) both registered on 4th December
Former London Transport Routemaster RML2470 (JJD 470D) appeared in a Best of British Festival today.

All the above photographs are courtesy and copyright of regular contributor Philip Chan.
16th December 2017

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop

Available for pre-order at 80M Bus Model Shop are these two 11.3 metre MTR Bus Enviro500s. The first (top) features fleet no. 529 (TT8108) on route K51 (80841) whilst the second features fleet no. 536 (TW455) on route K52 (80842). No other details are presently known.


MN92 on route 23 to Ngong Ping (63291)
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Steven Tsoi
     
MN93 on route 11 to Tai O (63292)
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Samuel Wong
   
MN94 on route 37H to North Lantau Hospital (63293)
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Steven Tsoi
 
In the absence of any photographs from the manufacturer, I am very grateful to both Samuel Wong and Stephen Tsoi (My Bus Model) for allowing me to share their photos of the recently released Model 1 MAN RC2 19.320. New pages for these three models have now been added - see 63291, 63292 and 63293.

     
Photograph courtesy of 80M Bus Model Shop
 
A full set of photographs of the 'Satami' liveried Neoplan Centroliner has been received from 80M Bus Model Shop, who confirm the model will be available tomorrow (16th). These photographs have now been added (CR178006)..

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Kwok Leung Lo

At the three day Toysoul 2017 event (15th-17th Dec), which is being held at the Kowloon Bay International Trade and Exhibition Centre, Tiny unveiled not only its 1/43 scale KMB liveried Leyland Victory Mk 2, but also two new bus castings for its 1/110 scale range, namely a Volvo Olympian and Wrights bodied Volvo B9TL. My thanks to Kwok Leung Lo foe sending me a selection of images from the event.
15th December 2017

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle
 
Released today in Hong Kong are these thee New Lantao Bus MAN RC2 with Gemilang bodywork, first mentioned in the News update on 14th October.  these being pictured above. They feature fleet nos. MN92 on route 23 to Ngong Ping (63291), MN93 on route 11 to Tai O (63292) and MN94 on route 37H to North Lantau Hospital (63293). MN93 and MN64 carry a yellow roof.
14th December 2017

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Satami
   
I am advised that quantities of the Kowloon Motor Bus Neoplan Centroliner with Satami all-over advertising, first mentioned in the News update of 17th November, have been made generally available. The model features AP134 (KP5016) on route 276A to Sheung Shui (Tai Ping) and is limited to 380 pieces (CR178006).
12th December 2017

   
Photograph courtesy of 80M Bus Model Shop

Released today in Hong Kong is this 12-metre 'facelift' Enviro500 in Long Win livery. It features 5520 (UD2499) on route A32 to Kwai Chung Estate and it is limited to 1,100 pieces (KMB-M-2017075). 

 
Photograph courtesy of 80M Bus Model Shop
  
Also released today is Kowloon Motor Bus Leyland Fleetline D921 (BN3007) carrying 
'AXE' all-over advertising. It is on route 33A to Tai Kok Tsui Ferry and is limited to 400 pieces (CR178003).

  
 
2018 is the Year of the Dog and Citybus and New World First Bus will each release a models of one of their 11.3 metre Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Network Shuttle

Model 1 are set to release two Discovery Bay Gemilang bodied MAN A95 - 
DBAY217 (UW9357) on route DB01R to Discovery Bay Marina Bay (63210) whilst DBAY218 (UX6369) is on route DB03P to Sunny Bay Stn. (63211).

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Tiny

Tiny has announced it is to release a 1/43 scale Leyland Victory Mk 2 next year.
10th December 2017

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of China Model Bus
 
The two P&T Model (Diecast) 9.7metre MCW Metrobuses in Kowloon Motor Bus livery were released in Hong Kong today. M45 (DE8779) is on route 60M to Tuen Mun (DC1010) whilst M74 (DH508) is on route 68 to Yuen Long (East) (DC1011). Each is limited to 650 pieces. As these are not licensed products, no KMB fleetnames or logos are applied. My thanks to China Model Bus for allowing me to share these photographs.


Photographs courtesy and copyright of Eddy Sumantri Mohd Talhah
   
Photographed last Sunday (3rd December) were these Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs for Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB), These were assembled in Klang (outskirt city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and were were awaiting shipment, via Westport, Port Klang, to Hong Kong.

        
An evolution of the Enviro500
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu
 
6th December 2017

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Long Win's sole Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Trident (301) was retired today. This bus was the subject of two model releases back in September 2016 - see KLE15036 and KLE15036A.
4th December 2017

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Ray Ng

Set for general release in Hong Kong tomorrow are these three China Motor Bus Leyland Olympians carrying experimental liveries from Model 1. Details are as follows:-

LA1 (EX9383) on route 504 to Wah Fu (63501)
LA6 (FF3170) on route 537 to Admiralty (63502)
LA7 (FF2854) on route 105 to West Point (63503)


New pages have now been created and further photographs will be added as soon as time allows.


Photographs courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
 
New World First Bus has placed its first ADL Enviro200 into service, seen today operating route 13 between Central (City Hall) and Kotewall Road.
3rd December 2017

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu
 
On 30th November, KMB began to evaluate its BYD K9R electric bus on Eastern Harbour Tunnel route 603. Pictured above is BDE8 (UW7982), which made it maiden trip on the route and seen here arriving the Central Ferry Piers Terminus after serious traffic congestion in Central, believed to be caused by the preparatory works for the Formula E being held today and tomorrow.  
2nd December 2017

   
Photograph courtesy of 80M Bus Model Shop
 
Set for release in Hong Kong tomorrow is this 12.8 metre Kowloon Motor Bus 'facelift' ADL Enviro500. 3ATENU55 (UD1910) is on route B1 to Lok Ma Chau Station (KMB-M-2017073). It is limited to 750 pieces. 
1st December 2017
   
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