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Available to pre-order is this Year of the Pig decorated New Lantao Bus MAN A95 from Model 1. It features MD01 (TU9868) on route B2 (63216).
25th October 2019

 
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Photographs courtesy and copyright of Eddy Sumantri Mohd Talhah

Something a little different, and a little smaller, from Malaysia!

My thanks to Eddy Sumantri Mohd Talhah for sending me some photographs of this new Hino Poncho for rapidKL, Kuala Lumpur. It has been supplied by Hino Motors Malaysia and is set for a one-year trial. It is 8 metres in length and is licenced to carry 31 passengers, 10 seated with 21 standees. It is wheelchair friendly and has a Euro 5 engine with a 5-speed automatic transmission.
24th October 2019

   
The two 11-metre Kowloon Motor Bus MCW Metrobuses mentioned in yesterday's news are set for release in Hong Kong tomorrow. New pages and photographs, thanks to 80M Bus Model Shop, have now been added (KMB2019056 & KMB2019057).
23rd October 2019

      
I can confirm that the two New Lantao Bus Gemilang 'facelift' bodied MAN A95 from Model 1, featured in yesterday's news, have been released in Hong Kong today.

   
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Meanwhile, two 11-metre Kowloon Motor Bus MCW Metrobuses have been announced by 80M Bus Model Shop. S3M14 (DL5300) is on route 44 to Tsing Yi Estate (KMB2019056) whilst S3M35 (DL7028) is on route 58M to Leung King (KMB2019057). Each is limited to 600 pieces.

   
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Released yesterday in Hong Kong is this 'Yakult 50th Anniversary' decorated 'new generation' tram no. 77 (TT33683)
22nd October 2019

   
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The release of the above two New Lantao Bus Gemilang 'facelift' bodied MAN A95 from Model 1 is imminent with several UK based visitors to the site advising they have received notification that their models have been dispatched. The above image is 'clickable'.

MDR02 (VG1905), pictured nearest the camera, is on route B2 with a destination of Yuen Long Station (63217) whilst MDR06 (VG4439) is on route B6 and has a destination of HZMB Hong Kong Port (63218). Quantities are presently unknown.

21st October 2019

   
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Pre-orders are now being accepted for NP Model's next release of it's Neoplan Centroliner casting. Kowloon Motor Bus fleet no. AP131 (KC2571) is carrying the special pearlescent green livery and is on route 115 to Central Macau Ferry (NP1003S).
20th October 2019

    

On 18th October 2009, New World First Bus commenced it's Rickshaw Sightseeing Bus services.
18th October 2019

 
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Released in Hong Kong today is the Optare Solo 
SR public light bus from Model 1, first announced back in May. It features VF7558 is on route 54M to Queen Mary Hospital (63891).

 
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Same bus, same location but different operator - five years separate the above photographs, which show (left) New World First Bus lowheight Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Trident 3353 (KS4408) on route 26 to Hollywood Road (19th March 2014) and (right) the same bus, now numbered 893 in the Citybus non-franchised fleet, on route 88R heading from City One Shatin to Central (15th October 2019). My thanks to regular contributor Bobby Liu for sharing these photographs. These images are 'clickable'.
17th October 2019

 
 
Now released in Hong Kong is this Tiny 1/110 scale BACo bodied Leyland Fleetline carrying an all-over Hong Kong government advertising campaign decals 'Health is important, Don't take drugs'. It features D1000 (BT6974) on route 37 to Kwai Shing (KMB2018158). It is only available to Tiny VIP Members.

   
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The two Citybus 40th anniversary liveried Enviro500s were noted in service today, thanks to Bobby Liu. Both images are 'clickable'.
13th October 2019

   
Wrightbus Update

The BBC today reports that a deal has been reached in principle for the sale of Wrightbus. Bidder Jo Bamford said agreement had been reached with "the Wright family for the Wrightbus factory and land". "We are still to conclude a deal with the administrators but are pleased to report this important step in the right direction," he said.
He thanked DUP MP Ian Paisley for "his hard work and diligence in helping to mediate what has at times been a tricky negotiation".

On Thursday, the owner of the Wrightbus factory, 
Jeff Wright, said he had not been able to reach a deal to sell the company to a new owner.

The sticking point had been farmland he did not consider part of the factory site, h
owever, a statement from Jeff Wright on Friday confirmed that the farmland will now be gifted to the local council as "a tribute" to his father, Sir William Wright.
11th October 2019

 
 
Model 1/Network Shuttle has announced it is to release a Park Island liveried MAN A22. It features KZ1269 (63242).
10th October 2019

 

This Tiny 1/110 scale Wrights bodied Volvo B9TL has just been released - it carries all over Doraemon advertising and is on route 22 with a destination of 'The 22nd Century'. The registration reads DORA2112 (DORA013).
9th October 2019

 
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Network Shuttle are now accepting pre-orders for the two Citybus 40th anniversary models depicted above. 

Both represent 12.8-metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s - fleet no. 6493 (VB9800), in the pale yellow livery, is on route 1 to Happy Valley (Upper) (63353/CM161) whilst fleet no. 6495 (VD980), in the canary yellow livery, is on route 182 to Shatin (63354/CM162). Each  is limited to 1,388 pieces each.
8th October 2019

 
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Alexander Dennis published the following statement today.

Hong Kong’s largest bus operator, Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB), has placed a firm order for 180 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 three-axle double deckers. All of the new buses are scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2020.


KMB’s order includes 76 short-wheelbase Enviro500 with a length of 11.3 metres as well as 104 longer vehicles that will be 12.8 metres long. Offering 80 and 98 seats respectively, they will be among the first buses for Hong Kong to be fitted with three-point belts at all seats. Solar panels on the roof will support the energy requirements of the powerful air conditioning system as well as other auxiliary loads.

This new order continues a long-standing relationship between Alexander Dennis and KMB, who have now ordered over 2,200 Enviro500 buses from Alexander Dennis since the current generation model was launched in 2012.

Paul Davies, Managing Director Asia Pacific for Alexander Dennis, comments: “We are delighted that to deliver its world class passenger service, KMB continues to place its confidence in Alexander Dennis vehicles and support with this latest order for 180 double deck buses. Designed and built with our unrivalled expertise in double deck buses, our Enviro500 will excel in challenging topography and climate on some of the most arduous duty cycles in the world.”

   
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Network Shuttle is to open a new store in the Amoy Plaza, Kowloon Bay shortly, as the advertising on Citybus 6310 and New World First Bus 5817 display.

 
My thanks to regular Tiny contributor Steve Walsh for confirming that the 1/110 scale Long Win Bus Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Trident, released through 7-Eleven stores on Tuesday, is on route E34A with a destination of Airport (KMB2019059).
 
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On the subject of Tiny models, the company has announced a 1/64 scale China Motor Bus Daimler Fleetline 'DMS' with Red A all-over advertising. Featured is XF119 (CW2863) on route 5B to Causeway Bay (ATC64806). It is expected to be released early in the New Year.
 
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4th October 2019

 

Released in Hong Kong today is this Tiny 1/110 scale Kowloon Motor Bus MAN A95 AMNF13 (UL3781) on route 258D to Lam Tin Station (KMB2019001).
   
I believe the Tiny 1/110 scale Long Win Bus Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Trident was available from 7-Eleven stores yesterday - confirmation and or photographs would be welcome.
3rd October 2019

 


The fifth release from Collector's Model was issued 20 years ago today (V106A)
1st October 2019
   
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