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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

The new and the old in Tung Chung today   

New Lantao Bus MDR11 (VH 785), a 'facelift' Gemilang bodied MAN A95, and 
Citybus 6575 (VH 4627), a 12.8 metre 'facelift' Enviro500 are both recent additions to their respective fleets serving Tung Chung routes S56 and 37M today. Both these routes serve the new Housing Estate, Ying Tung Estate..

In contrast, New Lantao Bus MN04 (KY 7170), a MAN NL263, was the first full-sized super low floor single-decker in the NLB fleet,  entering service in 2003. It's registration will expire on 2nd April 2018.  My thanks to Bobby Liu for providing this update and photos.
30th March 2018

 
My thanks to those of you who contacted me to confirm the missing destination information, which I have inserted below.

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Kowloon Motor Bus

Kowloon Motor Bus has unveiled it's 85th anniversary livery on 'facelift' Enviro500 ATENU1248 - a strange choice of vehicle bearing in mind this bus was delivered in the new red livery only in October last year.  It is believed a model will follow.

   
 
On the subject of new models, it looks as though two further red-liveried 'facelift' Enviro500s are on their way

2nd Update

Photograph courtesy and copyright of
 80M Bus Model Shop

My thanks to 80M Bus Model Shop for confirming the two red-liveried KMB 'facelift' Enviro500s are set for release in Hong Kong tomorrow. Top - ATENU1269 (VC 5313) is on route 268X to Hung Shui Kiu (Hung Fuk Estate) (KMB2018001) whilst ATENU1249 (VB 2918) is on route 102 to Shau Kei Wan (KMB2018003). Each is limited to 1,000 pieces and new pages will be added shortly.


Drumwell issued this model of AP132 on 20th November 2001

Yesterday saw the retirement of KMB Neoplan Centroliners AP131/2/4/6 - AP131 and AP132 carried the pearlescent green livery, both of which were subject of models.


Photograph of AP131 - courtesy and copyright of Vincent Chong

29th March 2018

Help Required

I am looking for the destination information for the following models - if you are able to assist, please e-mail me, Thank you.
 
 Roadshow Creations - KLE15016 - KMB ADL Enviro500 - ATENU409 - Gundam - Route 1A

 Destination :________Star Ferry___________
 Go Idea - JA526003 - KMB Daimler Fleetline/Metsec - D940 - Road Safety ads - Route 2E

 Destination :_______Pak Tin____________
 Cars Workshop - KMB-M-2017038 - Daimler 'A' type - 4223 - Route 11D

 Destination :________Lo Fu Ngam___________
 

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle
 
A&K have released this resin Kowloon Motor Bus Albion Victor VT23L, L183 (AD 7097), on route 36B to Lei Muk Shue (AK3501).
28th March 2018

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle
 
Model 1 has announced it is to release a model of New Lantao Bus Gemilang bodied MAN A95 MD01 (TU9868) in Year of the Dog livery on route 37M (63213).

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

I believe the Model 1 China Motor Bus liveried Leyland Olympian LM8 was released in Hong Kong yesterday (63073).
27th March 2018

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
   
KMB's Wright's Streetdeck was the centre of attention at a KMB Activity Day today and a few more images have been added to t
he Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.
25th March 2018

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Watt Yung

New Lantao Bus has now received 10 'facelift' Gemilang bodied MAN A95 (MDR01-10) - MDR07 is seen here earlier today passing MDR05 (top) whilst below is MDR09.

 
'Quick links' to the pages 'Pre-production models' and 'Models proposed but never released' have now been added to the main diecast models index page.
24th March 2018

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
 80M Bus Model Shop

Released today in Hong Kong is Long Win Bus 'facelift' Enviro500 no. 5514 (UD 1640) on route A41 to Sha Tin Yu Chui Court. It is limited to 1,000 pieces and additional photographs have now been added (KMB-M-2017046).
   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
 80M Bus Model Shop
 
Photographs for the two recent releases pictured above have now been received and new pages have now been added - CR178011 and CR178013.
23rd March 2018

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
 80M Bus Model Shop

Two new releases in Hong Kong today, both featuring KMB Wrights Gemini bodied Volvo B9TLs - the first (top) features AVBWU226 (RE 1291) with HKSAR 20th anniversary decals and is on route 281A (CR178011) limited to 500 pieces - the second features AVBWU27 (PJ 8875) in all-over advertising for Zihua Embrocation Oil. This is on route 170 to Wah Fu and is limited to 400 pieces. (CR178013).
22nd March 2018

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Model 1 are to release a model of the silver Gemilang bodied MAN A95 in Crystal Bus colours (63212).

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
   
and the real thing, thanks to Philip Chan
21st March 2018

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
 80M Bus Model Shop

Now available for pre-order is this Long Win liveried 'facelift' Enviro500. Featuring fleet no. 5514 (UD 1640) on route A41 to Sha Tin Yu Chui Court. It is limited to 1,000 pieces (KMB-M-2017046).

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Keith Wood

.... and thanks to regular contributor Keith Wood, here is the actual bus.
 

   

Spot the differences - having recently obtained a pre-production model of EFE's Citybus DMS Fleetline, a new page highlighting the differences has now been added - just follow this link
19th March 2018

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
 
'Real' buses again dominate today's news, with the 2018 Hong Kong Bus Rally taking place today at the Tuen Mun Depot of Citybus. Further photographs have now been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.
18th March 2018

 
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Photographs courtesy and copyright of Albion Valkyrie Kwok
   
Today saw plenty of activity for the new buses of HZMBus (Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau) as a considerable number underwent inspection. Pictured above are a pair of Higer bodied Scania K250UB and a 'facelift' Gemilang bodied MAN A95. Larger images are available by 'clicking' on each of the above.
17th March 2018

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Hong Kong Wholesale Fish Market

My thanks to the unusually named Hong Kong Wholesale Fish Market Facebook Group for allowing me to share photographs of the new Wrights Streetdeck in Kowloon Motor Bus livery along with the MCV bodied Volvo B8L. Further larger images have now been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.
15th March 2018

Update - 2130hrs
 
I have decided to retain the plastic models section, which now contains just a handful of models - gone are the numerous 1/120 scale models released back in 2008.

The diecast models section has now lost it's smaller scale models 

Important announcement - 0830hrs
 
Following comments made in the recent survey and in order to make the site more manageable, I have decided to focus mainly on 1/76th scale diecast and resin models.
This will result in plastic models section being removed along with diecast models that are to a smaller scale. (i.e. 1/110th scale).


   
The red liveried Kowloon Motor Bus 'facelift' ADL Enviro500 has been released in Hong Kong today (KMB2018002).
14th March 2018

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop
 
A full set of photographs has now been added for red Kowloon Motor Bus 'facelift' Enviro500 (KMB2018002).
13th March 2018

Photograph courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop

This red liveried Kowloon Motor Bus 'facelift' ADL Enviro500 is set for release shortly (KMB2018002). ATENU1257 (VB 8087) is on route 49X to Tsing Yi Ferry and is limited to 1,000 pieces.
   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop

The Kowloon Motor Bus and Long Win Bus Year of the Dog models were released on 3rd March and new pages have now been added (KMB2018004 and KMB2018005).

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Network Shuttle are now accepting orders for two Model 1 Toyota Coasters - the first features UZ 7840 on route 31 to Causeway Bay (63801) whilst the second is believed to feature ED 77 (?) on route 481B to Tsuen Wan Market Street (63802)

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

Kowloon Motor Bus placed it's two new Euro 6 ADL Enviro500s into service on 27th February - E6T1 (VG 7382) is seen here operating on route 263 on that day.

   

Former China Motor Bus/New World First Bus Dennis Condor DM17, which has been based in the UK since 2003, has recently changed ownership. It is pictured above with the proud new owner, Keith Dickerson.
11th March 2018
   
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