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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Carrying a livery not dissimilar to one of the Kowloon Motor Bus 80th anniversary liveries of 2013 is KMB 3ATENU173 (VN7846). This all-over livery celebrates the 40th anniversary of Automobile, a popular Hong Kong car magazine. The above image is 'clickable'.



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Photographs courtesy and copyright of Donald MacRae

Another unique bus is set to retire on 3rd July, this being Citybus 2800, the Volgren bodied Scania which was first registered back in 2001. My thanks to Donald MacRae for allowing me to share his photographs of the bus when new. Both images are 'clickable'.
29th June 2019

   
Following yesterday's posting seeking the quantities of several models, my thanks to those who have kindly responded - the missing information has now been added to the relevant pages.
27th June 2019

   
I am finding it increasingly challenging in establishing quantities for new Model 1 releases, so if anyone can provide these for the three models below, I would be most grateful - please e-mail me.



26th June 2019

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Tony Li
 
My thanks to Tony Li for providing photographs and information for the above Tiny 1/110 models that were previously without images. They are, from left to right :-

Box 55(a) KMB Leyland Victory Mk 2 G141 (CE4229) on route 105 to Lai Chi Kok

Box 76(y) (ATC64280) KMB Alexander Dennis 'facelift' Enviro500 ATENU1225 (UT2932) with Yata banner adverts on route 290A to Tsuen Wan West Station

Box 78(b) (KMB-M-2017015) Members Only KMB Daimler Fleetline D1094 (BX649) on route 66 to Tai Hing.

These images and details have just been added to the Tiny model page.


 


Recently published is the above book by Mike Rhodes which features previously unpublished photographs of British buses in China, India, South Africa, Portugal and Hong Kong. A new page giving full details will be added shortly.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Max Ng
 
A new set of photographs has tonight been added for the recent Buses Model release of MCW Metrobus 3M1 (B3M1-36A) and these are courtesy of the site's youngest contributor, Max Ng - Thanks Max.
25th June 2019

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle
 
Model 1 has announced two new Panda Bus liveried models - a Toyota Coaster XZB59R featuring KC5525 (63811) and a Jit Luen bodied Isuzu LV434R featuring KD7382 (63936).

Following yesterday's comments regarding overseas customers receiving their 11.3m New World First Bus Enviro500NG models ahead of their release in Hong Kong (63393/63394), I can confirm that both have been released in Hong Kong today along with the 'Dragon Centre' liveried
Citybus 12.8m ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 6304 (63349).

The two Park Island 
Toyota Coaster XZB59R models, both featuring Park Island LE5811,(see News 15th June), have also been released today (63809 and 63810).
21st June 2019

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Chris Baines
 
The Model 1 'Dragon Centre' all-over liveried Citybus 12.8m ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 6304 (63349) appears to be available on a popular auction site and my thanks to Chris Baines for providing the above photograph of the actual vehicle passing Exchange Square Bus Terminus in June 2018.

In a similar vein, I am aware of several overseas customers receiving their 11.3m New World First Bus Enviro500NG models ahead of their release in Hong Kong (63393/63394).

 
Further information has been received regarding the SG Bus Gemilang 'facelift' bodied MAN A95 mentioned below (see 5th June), which advises it has been produced by Automodel (BMCU960). A new page has now been added.
 
   
And a new page has just been added for the green 19-seat Toyota Coaster public light bus from Tiny - even if it only has 18 seats! (Box 180)

20th June 2019

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright
 of 80M Bus Model Shop

Set for release tomorrow (19th) are these two Kowloon Motor Bus Mercedes-Benz 0.305, further details of which will be added shortly.  ME37 (DG5717) is on route 68 with a destination of Jordan Road (Canton Road) (KMB2019011), whilst ME32 (DG6437) is on route 2 and has a destination of So Uk in the windscreen (KMB2019012). Both are limited to 600 pieces. 

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Samuel Wong
 
No less than six new Tiny models were released at the Hong Kong Toy Festival 2019, held at the weekend. My thanks to Samuel Wong for providing the above photographs and details, which are in the process of being added to the Tiny page of the site.

To summarise, the two photos (which are 'clickable') from left to right show:-

Details Vehicle Fleet No. Route Product Code Box No.
 
KMB 'Pop-up Store' Special Edition KMB ADL Enviro500 (Crew Bus) ATE167 - KMB2019033 -
Normal Edition KMB Volvo OlympianAlexander AV531 72X KMB 2019008 188
Toy Show Special Edition KMB Volvo OlympianAlexander AV1 300 KMB2018159 -
Toy Show Special Edition Dennis Dragon/Duple Metsec Training Bus DA9543 - KMB2018155 -
Toy Show Special Edition CMB Volvo Olympian/Alexander VA64 CMB ATC64774 -
Toy Show Special Edition KMB ADL Enviro500 ATH1 1A KMB2018153 -
 
18th June 2019

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Ray Ng

My thanks to regular contributor Ray Ng for providing sets of photographs for the above three models, all of which can be accessed by clicking on an image.
16th June 2019

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle
 
Model 1 has announced two further versions of its Toyota Coaster XZB59R, both featuring Park Island LE5811, but in differing liveries. That on the left (yellow/green) is on route NR330 with a destination of Tsing Yi Railway Station (63809) whilst the airport liveried version is on route NR334 (63810).
15th June 2019

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle
   
Released in Hong Kong today are the three Cityflyer liveried 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s from Model 1. They are, from top to bottom, 6823 (VD418) on route A11 to Airport (63350/CM158),  6836 (VF9060) on route A20 to Airport (63351/CM159) and 6811 (UP860) on route A29 to Tseung Kwan O (63352/CM160).

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle
 
New pages have just been added for the above two New World First Bus 11.3 metre ADL Enviro500NG models from Model 1. I can confirm that some UK customers have received their models. The top image shows 
4047 (SK8763) on route 23 with a destination that reads 'via University of Hong Kong' (63393/20082) whilst 4051 (SM239) is on route 970X to So Uk (63394/20083).
13th June 2019

 
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of China Model Bus
 
Released in Hong Kong today is this KMB Mercedes-Benz 0.305 with Capcom Street Fighter all-over decals from BR Bus Model. It features ME7 (DF6909) on route 68X to Yuen Long (East) and is limited to 504 pieces (BR-015).
10th June 2019

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle
   
It would appear that the above models, from Model 1, are set for release shortly.
 
The three Cityflyer liveried 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s are:-
6823 (VD418) on route A11 (63350/CM158)  

6836 (VF9060) on route A20 (63351/CM159) 
6811 (UP860) on route A29 (63352/CM160) 
 
These are limited to 1,500 pieces each.

 
The two New World First Bus 11.3 metre ADL Enviro500NGs are:-
4047 (SK8763) on route 23 with a destination that reads 'via University of Hong Kong' (63393/20082)
4051 (SM239) on route 970X to So Uk (63394/20083).
 
These are limited to 1,154 pieces each.

   
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Pictured at the Bournemouth Bus Rally today, looking in pristine condition, was former Bournemouth Corporation Weymann bodied Daimler Fleetline No. 184 (CRU 184C), new in 1965. City Buses (now Citybus), of course, acquired six similar buses (Nos. 181, 188, 190, 191, 192 and 193) in 1979. The above images are 'clickable'.
9th June 2019

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright
 of 80M Bus Model Shop

On general release in Hong Kong today are these two models of KMB's Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL AVBWU734 (VE2717), the first on route 1A to Sau Mau Ping (Central) (KMB2019036) and the second on route 107 to Wah Kwai (KMB2019037). Each is limited to 600 pieces. New pages and further photographs have now been added.

 
The revised Tiny page is almost complete and I will shortly remove the individual model pages. My thanks to Stephen Walsh for his invaluable assistance in compiling this information.
 
My thanks also to Peter Harrison whose attention to detail is better than mine!
7th June 2019

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Released by Model 1 in Hong Kong today is this Isuzu LT434C coach carries Jit Luen JL010M bodywork and the model represents a demonstrator vehicle (63934).
 
6th June 2019

   
 
Following closely on the heels of the Mercedes-Benz Citaro in plain green livery comes this Gemilang 'facelift' bodied MAN A95. It carries a registration of SG2016M and has a destination of LTA -SG Bus. No other details are presently known,

 
 
Tiny has announced the imminent release of this 1/110 scale Kowloon Motor Bus 3-door, 12 metre Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Dragon in driver training livery. It is believed to be a 'Members' Limited Edition model.
5th June 2019

   
20 Years ago this month - two items of interest

The first release from Collector's Model, The model raised the standard for models at the time by featuring wing mirrors, a driver, open cab door, poseable front wheels, separate wire handrails, detailed soft tyres, wire mesh radiator grille, a bus stop and passengers. The model was released in June 1999. 

To reflect the wider range of manufacturer's now included on this site, and also to shorten the lengthy name "Unofficial Site for Corgi Oriental Buses", the site has been renamed "Oriental Model Buses."

4th June 2019

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Watt Yung

The newest bus in the New Lantao fleet is MDR32 (WD3542), one of three Gemilang''facelift' bodied MAN A95s registered by the company on 17th May. These images are 'clickable'.

   
Following my recent posting regarding Tiny 1/110 scale models, I have decided not to create an individual page for each model, but have updated (or should I say in the process of!) the List page to include an image and other relevant information, which will not only save a fair amount of my time but will also maintain a comprehensive record,
No individual pages have yet been removed, in order that those with an avid interest in these models can record any info before they go

   
My thanks to all who posted comments on the site's Facebook page and who contacted me by e-mail.

2nd June 2019

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright
 of 80M Bus Model Shop
 
Confirmation that four new Kowloon Motor Bus models are expected shortly, as reported in yesterday's news. They are Mercedes-Benz 0305 ME37 (DG5717) on route 68 (KMB2019011), ME32 (DG6437) on route 2 with So Uk as the destination in the windscreen (KMB2019012) and two versions of Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL AVBWU734 (VE2717), the first on route 1A to Sau Mau Ping (Central) (KMB2019036) and the second on route 107 to Wah Kwai (KMB2019037). Each is limited to 600 pieces. New pages will be added as soon as time allows.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle
 
Model 1 has today released this plain white Toyota Coaster XZB59R which carries the registration TW227 (63807).
1st June 2019
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