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The Model 1 New Lantao Bus 'Year of the Dog' liveried MAN A95 has been released in Hong Kong today (63213).


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The last of KMB's Berkhof and Volgren bodied MAN 24.310 were retired this week.

AMN26 (top), one of the batch of 30 Berkhof bodied examples, was retired on 28th June along with AMN27 and AMN29. It is pictured at Tuen Mun in November 2016.
 
Meanwhile, AMN42 was the last of the Volgren batch (17 buses) to survive and was retired on 23rd June. AMN40, the first of this batch, was captured in November 2016 alongside another MAN, this being a recently delivered (at that time) AMNF5, a Gemilang bodied MAN A95.

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
 
As reported yesterday, Kowloon Motor Bus has just registered its first red 12.8m 'facelift' Enviro500s. 3ATENU158 (top image) was spotted  earlier today on route 968 to Tin Hau whilst 3ATENU89 (bottom), registered on 12th July 2016, was seen operating the same route.
   
I prefer the red!!!

30th June 2018

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Vincent Chong
 
Registered yesterday was the first 12 metre Euro 6 compliant 'facelift' Enviro500 for Citybus. 8538 (VN 5149) is seen here earlier today, it's first day of service, on route 780 to Chai Wan. 

 
Meanwhile Kowloon Motor Bus has registered it's first red 12.8 metre 'facelift' Enviro500 - in fact 18 of them in the last 4 days! They are 3ATENU153 - 3ATENU170, I wonder how long before a model arrives? 
29th June 2018

     
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Vincent Chong
 
New World First Bus 6198 (VN 3117) is the first Euro 6 compliant 12.8 metre 'facelift' Enviro500 for the fleet, being registered on 26th June and entering service today.
     
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Thomas Tsang

and a daytime shot
28th June 2018

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Watt Yung

Kowloon Motor Bus is trialling a white destination display on ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 ATENU1294.
26th June 2018

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Albion Valkyrie Kwok

Former New World First Bus 'lowheight' Dennis Trident 3343 (KR 5406) has been transferred to the Citybus non-franchised fleet.

 
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Photographs courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Citybus launched a new route 22 today, operating between Kowloon Tong (Festival Walk) and the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal - larger images are 'clickable'.
24th June 2018

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

KMB's ATENU class was introduced in April 2013 and it passed the 1,500 mark on 21st June with the registration of ATENU1500 (VN2063). It is captured today operating on route 101 during a heavy shower whilst approaching the Cross Harbour Tunnel.

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Stephen Wai Hung Cho
 
The first Wright Streetdeck integral double decker for Hong Kong was seen at the To Kwa Wan vehicle examination centre for type approval on the 13th June.
23rd June 2018

 
On 5th May I announced the possible release of two KMB liveried Neoplan Centroliners which were due for release in June, these being from a new manufacturer, Cen Model. I have today received notification that production of these models has been cancelled and anyone who has paid in advance for them will be given a refund.
21st June 2018

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
 80M Bus Model Shop

A weekend away and I find there have been three new releases in my absence and they are, from top to bottom:-

Kowloon Motor Bus Neoplan Centroliner AP132 (KC 3551) on route 66X to Olympic Station (KMB2018068) 650 pieces

Kowloon Motor Bus Neoplan Centroliner AP121 (JZ 3138) on route 68M to Tsuen Wan Station (KMB2018075) 750 pieces

Long Win Bus ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 (12.8m) 1506 (UD 6053) on route A31 to Tsuen Wan (KMB-M-2017053) 1,200 pieces

All were released on 16th June and new pages for each are currently in the process of being added.

19th June 2018

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
 80M Bus Model Shop

New pages have now been added for the two Buses Model Co. China Motor Bus Daimler Fleetlines released on 4th June, namely LF109 (BLC109010) and LF118 (BLC118002). My thanks, as always, to 80M Bus Model Shop for providing the excellent set of photographs for each.
13th June 2018

A few days away and everything happens!!
 
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 80M Bus Model Shop

Firstly, these two Kowloon Motor Bus Neoplan Centroliners are set for release shortly. The champagne version is on route 68M to Tsuen Wan Station and limited to 750 pieces (KMB2018075). The pearlescent green version is on route 66X to Olympic Station and is limited to 650 pieces (KMB2018068). Both images are 'clickable'.

   
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of
 Creative Bus Model

Above is a pre-production sample of a new casting of an Alexander bodied Mercedes-Benz 0.305, which is from Creative Bus Model and set for release in July. As mentioned, this photograph is of pre-production sample and therefore is subject to some minor changes. You can check out their Facebook page for future updates, which will also be posted here.


Photograph courtesy and copyright of
 Network Shuttle
   
Model 1 are to release five versions of the Citybus MAN NL262 in standard Citybus livery :-
 
Fleet No. Reg. No Route No. Destination Product code
1502 HT 8914 41A ? 63261 (CM141)
1507 HT 8615 606 ? 63262 (CM142)
1527 HT 8514 11 ? 63263 (CM143)
1532 HT 9125 S52 ? 63264 (CM144)
1538 HU 8264 12M ? 63265 (CM145)


   
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 80M Bus Model Shop

And finally, a further 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 in Long Win Bus livery has been announced, this time featuring 1506 (UD 6053) on route A31. This is limited to 1,200 pieces (KMB-M-2017053).
12th June 2018

        
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
 China Model Bus
     
Released in Hong Kong today is this pair of China Motor Bus DMS. XF112 (CW 1797) on route 83 to Chai Wan (DC1016) and XF169 (CZ 8538) on route 5A to Happy Valley (DC1017). Each is limited to 400 pieces.
7th June 2018

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
 80M Bus Model Shop
   
A new page has now been added for the Ma Pak Leung liveried Scania K230UB featuring ASB20 (CR188001).

 
ATENU1462 - photograph courtesy and copyright of Vincent Chong
    
ATENU1462 along with ATENU1463 are the most recent additions to the KMB fleet, both being registered on 1st June 2018.  

   
Set for release tomorrow in Hong Kong are the two Buses Model Co. Alexander bodied Daimler Fleetlines LF109 (BLC109010) and LF118 (BLC118002).
3rd June 2018
       
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