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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Several new 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s were noted at KMB's Lai Chi Kok Depot earlier today awaiting registration.

   

Tiny has unveiled the above image of a 1/110 scale MAN A98 in the lush green livery of SG Bus. It features SG5757E on route 67 to Choa Chu Kang via Geylang Road. From the description on the box I am assuming this to be an unlicensed product with no fleetnames or logos.
31st May 2020

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
 
Several early Long Win Bus Enviro500s have been loaned to Kowloon Motor Bus, including 8409 (PB7275), seen here earlier today operating route 36A to Cheung Sha Wan (Sham Mong Road).  Further photographs have now been added to  section of the site.


Quantities for the five Model 1 Carlyle bodied Dennis Darts, released earlier this week, have now been added, thanks to Network Shuttle.


New pages have now been added for the three Neoplan Centroliners recently released by NP models, namely NP1008, NP1009 and NP1010 (see News 26th May).


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Masterpiece Collectibles

Masterpiece Collectibles has announced via it's Facebook page that  "Our 1/76 Bendy Bus is all packed & ready to leave our factory soon.  We know it's been a long wait for those who had pre ordered with us, we would like to thank you all for your patience amidst this Covid-19 situation ( Delays/Stop Work Notice ). We hope to get this shipment soon in Singapore! We will update again on our page. Thank You".
30th May 2020

   
Five China Motor Bus Carlyle bodied Dennis Darts from Model 1 have been released today. They are as follows:-
 
Model no. Fleet no. Reg. no. Route Destination Livery Comments
63152 DC1 EU 3821 260 Stanley Demonstration
63153 DC2 EX 1835 A20 Central (via Pacific Place) Airport Express Route
A20 branding
with luggage racks
63154 DC3 EX 1241 A20 Airport Airport Express with luggage racks
63155 DC8 EX 2604 110 Jordan Road (via Tsim Sha Tsui) Standard -
63156 DC20 FB 904 15 The Peak Standard the destination is displayed
in the windscreen

New pages have now been added.
28th May 2020

 
 
Two recent releases from Model 1 are these 19-seat Toyota Coaster public light buses. No image of the model is currently available for KC2646 (63815) whilst JX156 carries all-over advertising for Network Shuttle (63817). Quantities are presently unknown.

 
 
A further three Neoplan Centroliners have been released by NP Models (NP1008 - NP1010). They feature AP132 (KC3551) on route 60X to Jordan Wui Cheung Road  (NP1008), AP74 (JU6428) on route 73X to Fu Shin Estate and AP75 (JU6496) on route 276A to Tai Ping. All are limited to 120 pieces and being unlicensed products, none carry KMB fleetnames or logos.



Tiny's 1/110 scale Kowloon Motor Bus Volvo B8L with 87th anniversary decals is set for release on Thursday (28th).



The Model Bus Zone has just added a very handy list of model bus related Facebook Pages and Groups, with links - take a look here
26th May 2020

   

Tiny has announced yet another new 1/110 scale release, this being in the form of a Kowloon Motor Bus Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Dragon on route 6C, as shown in the poor quality image above (Box 35/KMB2020015).



Coincidently, I recently posted (23rd May) on the site's Facebook page a couple of photographs of these colourful buses produced back in 2011 by Cars Workshop, and below is a closer-up example of that to be modelled.



25th May 2020

 
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu
 
On Thursday (21st May) Kowloon Motor Bus registered it's first new buses since 8th January. V6B141 (WT4546) was the first of the batch of eight Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls whilst pictured below was the last, V6B148 (WT6088).

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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan


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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Interestingly, whilst five of the batch are fitted with white destination equipment, three are not, including V6B146 (WT5814), pictured above.

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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Meanwhile, Citybus continue to register, rather haphazardly, their Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls with 8803, 8804 and 8805 being registered on 15th/18th May. Fleet numbers 8806 and 8807 were registered in December 2019 and January 2020 respectively!

My thanks to both Bobby Liu and Philip Chan for providing the above photographs and information.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Dave Rogers

Dave Rogers posted the above photograph on his Facebook page just as I was re-taking photographs of two similar models, so I just had to do it!

   

 
 
Two new Tiny models have been announced this week - the first is a 1/110 scale Kowloon Motor Bus Mercedes-Benz 0305 featuring ME24 (DG4601) on route 68 to Un Long (Box 148) whilst the second features a 1/43 scale China Motor Bus Leyland Victory Mk 2 in the form of LV30 (CH5001) on route 9 to Shek O.
24th May 2020

   
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Eddy Sumantri Mohd Talhah
 
Today's update features news from Kuala Lumpur, where RapidKL has received it's first three Gemilang bodied Volvo B8Ls, these being the first of a batch of 90. They are to a length of 12 metres, are 4.2 metre high and 2.4 metres wide with a carrying capacity of 114 (88 seated and 26 standees). The above image is 'clickable'.
22nd May 2020

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Leo

Officially released today is Tiny's 1/110 scale New World First Bus liveried Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L (Box L27/ATC64906). It features 5231  (WN4213) on route 116 to Tsz Wan Shan. Being an unlicensed product it carries no fleetnames or logos.

   
Corgi's Alexander bodied Dennis Tridents

Corgi's Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Tridents

For those who don't use Facebook, here are a couple of recently posted images of Corgi models.
21st May 2020

       
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Photographs courtesy and copyright of Grantbus Gallery

The first of Citybus's 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 was noted earlier today visiting the To Kwa Wan Vehicle Inspection Centre for the first basic inspection procedure. I am grateful to Grant Ng Kwok Kuen for allowing me to share these photographs. The images are 'clickable'.
20th May 2020

   
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Corgi's Olympians - well nearly all of them!!
(image is 'clickable')
18th May 2020

 

It appears that the release of Tiny's 1/110 scale Kowloon Motor Bus Mercedes-Benz 0.305 is imminent with the company having recently posted the above image, as is the release of the 87th anniversary decorated Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L.
17th May 2020

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of BusLanes / Wonders Production Hong Kong
 
New World First Bus has converted Alexander Dennis Enviro500 5550 (RK4924) to part open-top ready for Rickshaw Sightseeing Bus operations.
16th May 2020

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop

The Kowloon Motor Bus 87th anniversary liveried Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L is set for release today. It features V6B104 (WH 5413) on route 287X with a destination of Sha Tin (Shui Chun O) (KMB2020005). It is limited to just 830 pieces.

   

Tiny has announced a further 3-door 12 metre Kowloon Motor Bus Dennis Dragon, which features 3N6 (DA7099) on route 111 to Central (Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal) (Box 191/KMB2020046). It is expected to be released in July.

Another release, details of which are limited, is an 'Old Master Q' liveried ADL Enviro500 (KMB2020009)
. Any further information or a photograph would be welcome.

 
   
Referring again to the Gwulo.com website, whence the 1958 photograph of Shek O Bus Terminus came (see 12th May), I am grateful to it's webmaster for suggesting a search of the site where photographs tagged 'bus' are listed - just follow this link
15th May 2020

 

Released 10 years ago today was this Kowloon Motor Bus BUSAF bodied Guy Victory J from Venus Collectibles. (MBG01a).



Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Network Shuttle is now accepting pre-orders for the three New World First Bus ADL lowheight 'facelift' Enviro400s announced earlier this week. They will be produced by Model 1. From top to bottom they are:- 3800 (UM6755) on route X15 to The Peak (63373/20095), 3803 (UM7773) on route 14 to Stanley Plaza (63374/20096) and 3838 (UV8933) on route N691 to Tiu Keng Leng (63375/20097). They are expected to be released in the 3rd quarter of the year and each will be limited to 833 pieces. New pages will be added shortly.

 
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Ming's photo bucket

One of a batch of 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s for Citybus has arrived in this retro style livery. My thanks to Ming's photo bucket for allowing me to share his photograph, which is 'clickable'.

I am reliably informed that is one of a batch of ten such buses that will carry this livery (fleet numbers 9149-9158). These buses are expected to displace ten of the older style Enviro500's to the non-franchised fleet which in turn will replace the lowheight NWFB Tridents which are not emission compliant.
14th May 2020

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright Andrew Suddaby 367 Association

The above photograph is believed to have been taken in 1958 and shows Shek O Bus Terminus in pristine condition. I am grateful Andrew Suddaby for allowing me to share this photograph and also to the website "Gwulo: Old Hong Hong", where  I came across the photograph, for their assistance. The site features over 30,000 pages about old Hong Kong and I would strongly recommend you take a look.  

This photograph has now been added to the Shek O Bus Terminus page in the
 section of the site.




New World First Bus staff have been given the opportunity to pre-order three new ADL 'facelift' Enviro400s, two of which are pictured above. There are :- 3800 (UM6755) on route X15 to The Peak (20095), 3803 (UM7773) on route 14 to Stanley Plaza (20096) and 3838 (UV8933) on route N691 to Tiu Keng Leng (20097). Each will be limited to 833 pieces.
 12th May 2020

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Released yesterday were the two remaining Automodel Mitsubishi Fusos in Transmac Macau livery. R323 (MQ-70-85) is on route 17 (36626) whilst R333 (MS-79-26) on route 9 (36628).


Photographs courtesy and copyright of Kevin Cheng Photography

I am very grateful to Kevin Cheng Photography for allowing me to share the above photographs that show the effect Covid-19 is having on the transport industry in Hong Kong. Just follow the link to visit Kevin's Facebook page where even more of these images can be found. 


An appeal


Back in 2005, Eric kindly sent me a selection of photographs featuring Shek O Bus Terminus, one of which is pictured above, that I subsequently used on a special page featuring this terminus (see here). I would be very grateful if Eric could contact me, either by e-mail or via the site's Facebook page. Similarly, Winston Lau also submitted a photograph of Shek O and I would be grateful if he too could contact me.
 10th May 2020

 

Released 20 years ago today was ABC Models first model of a short Fleetline in standard China Motor Bus livery (000501). 

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of China Motor Bus Memorial Page

Following the announcement below (6th May) my thanks to China Motor Bus Memorial Page for allowing me to share the above photograph of the actual bus that is to be modeled by Tiny.
9th May 2020

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Model 1 has announced two further releases of it's New Lantao Bus MAN A95 - MDR03 (VG3890) on route B2P to Tin Shui Wai (with NLB lettering) (63222) and MDR29 (VR4337) on route B4 to Airport (without NLB lettering) (63223), the latter being pictured above. New pages will be added shortly.



Tiny are planning to release the above 1/110 scale 3-door Kowloon Motor Bus Dennis Dragon in July (Box L29 - ATC64798). It features 3N115 (DJ8496) in this advertising livery, although the lettering 'Nippon Express' is missing, so it is assumed to be an unlicensed product, hence being allocated in the Lxx series..
6th May 2020

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of on.cc
 
MTR Bus Enviro500 fleet no.543 (VE2830) was destroyed by fire earlier today whilst travelling empty in Tun Muen. It is believed the fire started in the nearside rear tyre.

   

The task of updating photographs on the site continues slowly, and today's subject was the Leyland Olympians produced by Creative Master Northcord. Eleven model were issued in the HKBUS2001-11 range, the first being issued in December 2003 and the last in November 2009.
5th May 2020

 
In continuing the exercise of comparing Model 1's product list, found on the Network Shuttle website, with the information on this site, below are models where new pages have now been created.
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63073A - details previously included with 63073 63111A - details previously included with 63111
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63177 - model not previously recorded 63201A - model not previously recorded
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63220 - model not previously recorded 63241 - model not previously recorded
Click on image to be taken to relevant page for more details Photograph currently unavailable
63314 - details previously included with 63313 63819A - model not previously recorded

I am grateful for the co-operation of Network Shuttle/Model 1 for providing photographs along with Sfd135gr42gta1473. Just click on an image to visit the relevant page.
2nd May 2020

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Ka Ho Ng

I make no apologies for posting another photograph, this time an aerial shot, of CMB's soon to be demolished Chai Wan Depot. My thanks to Ka Ho Ng for allowing me to use his super photographs, more of which have been added to the feature on this Depot in the  section of the site.
1st May 2020
    
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