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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Dave Rogers

I am pleased to report that Dave Rogers has acquired former Citybus tow car no. 05 (GU 9585) and it is pictured above at Southampton Docks earlier this week. Further details of this vehicle have been added to a new page in the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.
28th February 2019

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of China Model Bus

Released in Hong Kong today are these two MTR liveried Daimler Fleetlines from P&T Model (Diecast). Decals and destination screens are provided for the purchaser to apply. D25 (CZ5178) is on route 602, City One Shatin - Kowloon Tong (DC1024) whilst D28 (CZ8621) features a Citybus destination (DC1025). Further photographs will be added during the course of today.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Also released today are the remaining five Citybus MAN NL262, first announced back in August last year, and new pages will be added shortly for these.

Fleet No. Reg. No. Livery Route No. Destination Quantity Product codes
1546 HU6297 Standard (single-door) 88R City One Shatin 800 63266 CM146
1501 HP6440 Stagecoach (dual-door) 85 North Point Ferry Pier 900 63267 CM147
1561 JL8180 Cityflyer (single-door) A10 Ap Lei Chau 800 63268 CM148
1565 JL7599 Cityflyer (single-door) A10 Airport 63269 CM149
1569 JL8007 Cityflyer (single-door) A21 Hung Hom Station 63270 CM150

27th February 2019

   
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Pictured above are three specially commissioned models (not believed to be on general release) from Model 1, details of which are:-

Top - Argos Bus liveried MAN (UJ3693) - no certificate (63091 or 63091A?)

Middle - CT Bus Scania (CT Bus) - no certificate
(63092 or 63092A?)

Bottom - Hang Po Isuzu on Jitluen Body (VN4300) - quantity is limited to 250 pieces with certificate (63933)

New pages will be added shortly, but if you are able to provide any additional information, please let me know.
26th February 2019

 
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Photographs courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

After almost 2 years of the first phase of their trials on route 284, today saw KMB debut it's YoungMan gBus on route 5M for a further trial. AYM6 (VK5477) was serving route 5M this morning while AYM7 (VU9052) was being used on driver training.

The excellent Across website confirms there are seven buses in the AYM class with the first three being registered back in 2015, AYM4 in May 2017, AYM5/6 in April 2018 and AYM7 in November 2018.

My thanks to regular contributor Bobby Liu for providing this news and photographs, which are all 'clickable'.
23rd February 2019


New images have now been added for these two public light buses from Model 1 - just click on an image.


   

Work continues on updating the Tiny 1/110 scale model range, with several new pages having been added in the past few days. 
17th February 2019

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of HK Bus Channel

Citybus has applied this heritage livery to former New World First Bus Volvo Super Olympian 5089, now numbered 258.
15th February 2019

   
I have decided to re-introduce the Tiny range of 1/110 scale buses to the site. Accordingly, the Tiny page of listings is being updated and I would welcome comments on it's format together with any information that is missing. New individual pages will be created in time. 

   
A new page has tonight been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site featuring further photographs of the new Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls.

14th February 2019

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Further details and photographs have now been received for the two 12.8 metre standard liveried Citybus 'facelift' Enviro500s mentioned yesterday. Fleet no. 6419 is on route 10 to North Point (63347/CM154) whilst fleet no 6432 is on route 608 to Kowloon City (63348/CM155). New pages have now been added and it is believed that they will be released in the 2nd quarter of 2019.

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of BusLanes
 
The first batch of Northern Ireland built Wrights Gemini 3 for Kowloon Motor Bus arrived last night, these being the 11th to 17th such vehicles for the operator. More images will be added shortly.
13th February 2019

   
Two further 12.8 metre standard liveried Citybus 'facelift' Enviro500s are to be released. Fleet no. 6419 is on route 10  whilst fleet no 6432 is on route 608. More details will be added when known.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Cars Workshop
   
Cars Workshop is to release three Nissan Echo 14-seat public light buses, as detailed above. They will feature (left to right) :- AY 8629 (91405), AU5879 (91406) and CA 2378 (91407).

12th February 2019

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Vincent Chong
   
KMB's newest bus is ATENU1652 (VY7526), a 12-metre 'facelift' Enviro500, registered on 29th January and seen earlier today operating on route 58M.
10th February 2019

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Model 1 has announced it is to issue a model of Citybus 6315 (TZ8572), a 12.8 metre 'facelift Enviro500, in all-over advertising for Weisen U (63343). It is on route 962B with a destination of Chi Lok Fa Yuen.

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of P&T Model (Diecast)

The next two releases from P&T Model (Diecast) are confirmed as MTR Feeder Bus liveried Park Royal bodied Daimler Fleetlines. D25 (CZ5178) is on route 602, City One Shatin - Kowloon Tong (DC1024) whilst it is assumed D28 (CZ8621) will feature a Citybus destination, albeit, possibly, for the purchaser to apply (DC1025), 
9th February 2019

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Released in Hong Kong yesterday were these two 16-seat Toyota Coaster public light buses from Model 1. AMS1 is on route 481 to Fo Tan and is limited to 900 pieces (63805) whilst AV6168 is on route 56 to North Point and is limited to 600 pieces (63806).

Photographs courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

My thanks to regular contributor Bobby Liu for sending me photographs of the actual vehicles, larger images of which have been added to the respective pages.

     
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

Long Win Bus has recently registered a batch of five 'facelift' 12.8 metre Enviro500s after almost two years in storage (1543-1547). 1543 (VY6918) and 1544 (VY6312) were both registered on 24th January and were noted operating route A31 yesterday at the Ground Transportation Centre. These buses feature an older style of logo with the Chinese character 龍.

   
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Former Dennis Trident stablemates meet in Central!

Citybus 886 (KR6915), formerly New World First Bus 3346, heads away from the camera whilst New World First Bus 3356 (KS5137) heads towards it.

 
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Photograph (clickable) courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Meanwhile, another former New World First Bus vehicle, this time Volvo Super Olympian 5101 (KV1407), now numbered 267 in the Citybus non-franchised fleet, has received this special all-over livery promoting passenger and driver mutual respect.
7th February 2019

 






 4th February 2019

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
 Network Shuttle

A further three Toyota Coaster public light buses have been announced by Model 1, as detailed above. Further details will be added shortly.

63803 - VS 7767 on route 20M to Tai Po Centre 63804 - VR411 on route 55 to World Wide Hse
63812 - KH5570 Sai Kung Pier 63813 - LK9848 on route 25 to Causeway Bay MTR

New pages have now been added for the four public light buses featured in yesterday's and today's News update - just click on any of the above images. My special thanks to Ying Han Tin for allowing me to share his photographs of the actual vehicles to be modelled.


Photographs courtesy and copyright of
 80M Bus Model Shop

High resolution images have tonight been added for the New World First Bus and Citybus 'Year of the Pig' models, which were officially released on 1st February - just click on an image.
 3rd February 2019

A third version of Model 1's 19-seat Toyota Coaster green minibus has been released today and is believed to have been specially commissioned by Log-On and only available from the company's 'Super City' shop in Tai Po. It features VS 7767 on route 20M to Tai Po Centre and is limited to just 200 pieces (63803).
2nd February 2019

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of China Model Bus
 
Released in Hong Kong today are these two Kowloon Motor Bus liveried Mercedes-Benz 0.305s from BR Bus Model. ME35 is on route 68M to Tsuen Wan MTR (BR-005) and ME24 is on route 6 to Star Ferry (BR-006). New pages have now been added.


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 Network Shuttle

New pages have now been added for the two New Lantao Bus Asia Aero bodied MAN A91, released on 30th January. On the left is MN79 (PH 6881), which is on route 23 to Ngong Ping (63175) and on the right is MN81 (PH 7590), which is on route 11 to Tai O (63176). Quantities for each are presently unknown, so if you are able to provide this information, I would be most grateful.
1st February 2019
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