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Further to the news below (see 28th July) that Automodel is to release its first two diecast models, these being KMB liveried 11-metre Leyland Olympians, today sees the announcement of a further two releases, these being S3BL428 (FU 6538) on route 62X (36624) and S3BL462 (FW 2243) on route 81 (36625). It is believed these will be released in the first quarter of 2019.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of P&T Model
   
P&T Model has announced it will release a resin model of China Motor Bus service vehicle HK4840, being a Guy Arab Mk IV converted to a flatbed lorry. This model was the subject of a release back in 2002 by Supreme (see here).

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Doug Coster
   
My thanks to Doug Coster for allowing me to use his selection of photographs of the Model 1 Crystal Bus MAN A95 - these have just been added (63212).

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
 80M Bus Model Shop
 
A full set of photographs, thanks to 80M Bus Model Shop, have just been added for the MTR Bus liveried Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL (80835).

     
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com
 
In no way is this related to Oriental Model Buses - Jotus.com have just announced they are to release a resin model of this Optare Spectra in demonstrator livery.


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Doug Coster

My thanks to Doug Coster for advising of the existence of another commissioned tram model, this featuring tram no. 168 to Happy Valley and carrying all-over advertising for Stella Artois. A new page and further photographs will be added shortly.
30th July 2018

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
 Bus Dream Land
 
After almost 13 years service, the MCV bodied Dennis Dart SLFs with Transmac (Macau) have reached the end of their life. The short wheel based Darts are expected to be retired tomorrow (30th July) while the remaining 11.3 metre variants, as depicted by D39 above, are expected to be retired by mid-August. My thanks to Bus Dream Land for providing this information.

   
   
The 'Home' page has tonight had a makeover
29th July 2018

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle
 
Now released in Hong Kong is the silver liveried Crystal Bus MAN A95 from Model 1 (63212).
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle
 
A photograph of a pre-production sample (which is subject to changes) of the second Crystal Bus MAN A95 in black livery (63215) is on the Network Shuttle website, where it can be pre-ordered.

   
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
 
Two New Lantao Bus ADL Enviro400s underwent testing today at the Kwa Wan Vehicle Examination Centre. Further photographs have tonight been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Automodel has announced it is to release its first diecast models, these being two 11-metre Leyland Olympians in KMB livery. S3BL423 (FP 7359) will be on route 60X (36622) whilst S3BL455 (FV 6212) will be on route 87D (36623). It is believed the Model 1 casting is being used.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
 80M Bus Model Shop

Also released yesterday in Hong Kong was this MTR Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL (80835).  It features fleet no. 370 (UR 6078) on route 506 to Siu Lun.
   
28th July 2018

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

Photograph courtesy and copyright of
 Bus Dream Land

Today saw the introduction of the pair of BYD K9R electric buses for New Lantao Bus. These were first registered on 4th April and a photograph of the pair appears in the  News page for April (24th April). VK 2668 commenced service this morning whilst VJ 7769 began operating this afternoon. It is understood they will operate on route 38 for evaluation purposes.

   
 
I would like to congratulate Bobby Liu for his Cute Bus File website, which celebrates its 16th anniversary today. Bobby has kindly provided news updates for me for many years together with quality photographs, for which I am very grateful - thank you Bobby and keep up the good work!
25th July 2018

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
 80M Bus Model Shop

The above HKTramways 'TramOramic' tram was issued on 20th July and is limited to 2,500 pieces (TT33802) - a new page and further photographs have now been added.
  

23rd July 2018

 
The two Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs mentioned below (see News 19th July) were released in Hong Kong today. AVBWU518 (UU 6366) is on route 105R to Mei Foo (KMB2018065) whilst AVBWU517 (UU 6230) is on route 115 to Kowloon City Ferry (KMB2018067).

   
New pages have now been added for the two P&T Model (Diecast) Kowloon Motor Bus liveried MCW Metrobuses - DC1018 and DC1019.

22nd July 2018

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Another new model announced by Model 1 is this Kwoon Chung Bus liveried Isuzu LT434C. It features VE 7278 (63931). No other details are presently known.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
 Creative Bus Model

Further details and photographs have now been received Creative Bus Model of their forthcoming release of Mercedes-Benz 0.305. It features ME37 (DG 5717) on route 68 to Jordan Road (Canton Road) and is limited to 688 pieces (CBM10101). A new page and further detailed photographs have now been added.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

The release of Model 1's silver liveried Crystal Bus MAN A95 looks imminent with quality control checks currently being made (63212).
 21st July 2018

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
 80M Bus Model Shop

Set for release shortly are these two Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs. AVBWU518 (UU 6366) (top) is on route 105R (KMB2018065) whilst AVBWU517 (UU 6230) is on route 115 to Kowloon City Ferry (KMB2018067). Both are limited to 700 pieces.



Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle
 
Model 1 has announced it will release a New Lantao Bus liveried Mitsubishi Fuso Rosa. It will feature MS13 (RY 4232) on route 34 (63861). Quantities or a release date have yet to be announced. Thanks to regular contributor Philip Chan, a photograph of the actual vehicle is pictured below.
   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan



Photograph courtesy and copyright of
 China Model Bus

The two Kowloon Motor Bus liveried MCW Metrobuses from P&T Diecast were released in Hong Kong on Monday and new pages and further photographs will be added as soon as time allows. On the left is M87 (EH 6783) on route 51 to Kam Tin (DC1019) whilst on the right is M81 (EH 4891) on route 77K to Cheung Wah (DC1018). Each is limited to 600 pieces.
19th July 2018

Photographs courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle
 
These two Discovery Bay Hispano Carrocera bodied Mercedes-Benz 0405 were released in Hong Kong today. HKR120 (GZ6711) (top) carries the previous livery and is on route 4/9A - the destination is in Chinese (63141). DBAY73 (HV 3718) carries the current livery and is on route C9 to Discovery Bay Pier (63142)

12th July 2018

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of P&T Diecast

P&T Diecast has announced two further releases of its MCW Metrobus in KMB colours - M87 (EH 6783) is on route 51 to Kam Tin and M81 (EH 4891) is on route 77K to Cheung Wah. Both feature the larger destination screen.
10th July 2018

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
 Bus Dream Land

New World First Bus T31 (GC 7776), formerly 5098 (KU 8643) is one of the 12-metre Volvo Super Olympians converted to training bus as a replacement of the original fleet, which only complied with Euro 2 emission standard. T31 started its training duties very recently and was noted at Chai Wan Bus Terminus yesterday.
8th July 2018

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
 80M Bus Model Shop

A surprise release in Hong Kong today is this  Kowloon Motor Bus Scania K230UB featuring ASB16 (NV 7147) on route 46 Jordan (To Wah Road). It carries all-over advertising for Japan Ding Ding and is limited to 400 pieces (CR178014). A new page and further photographs will be added shortly. (Now added - 4th July 2018)
3rd July 2018

 
This site celebrates it's 20th anniversary later this year (hence the above additional text!) and over the next few months I plan to highlight a few sites that have had an influence on my site, in some way or other, during this time.
   
Photograph courtesy and copyright  of 
Gakei.com
 
So here is the first - GAKEI.com. Established in 1996, this site is run purely as a hobby and provides updates not only on buses but aviation, railways and maritime. In addition to the website, there is also a Facebook page, just follow the link under the photo. GAKEI.com was one of the first sites to allow me to use copyright photographs, many of which are still used on my site today. 
2nd July 2018
       
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