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Full sets of photographs for the two Stagecoach liveried Volvo Olympians from Model 1 have been received and these are in the process of being added - see (63030) and  (63031).

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Gakei.com


My thanks to Gakei.com for allowing me to share his photograph of the unique Citybus 2800 - the Volgren bodied Scania K94UB carrying 25th anniversary decals, which was taken 16 years ago today. I couldn't resist posting a photo of the model, which in my opinion was just as impressive! Further details can be found here.
31st July 2020

   
The two Stagecoach liveried Alexander bodied Volvo Olympians from Model 1 have been released today. Quantities for each are presently awaited.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Network Shuttle is now accepteing pre-orders for the two Model 1 official Citybus ADL Enviro400s, as pictured above.  Fleet no. 7021 (RB4681) is on route 9 Cape D’ Aguilar and Shek O (63376/CM168) whilst fleet no. 7055 (RY8397) is on route 6 to Ma Hang and Stanley (63377/CM169). Each will be limited to 1,400 pieces. 

 

Released today through Eslite Book Shop is this Kowloon Motor Bus Leyland Victory Mk 2 in driver training livery (KMB2020065).

 
Not unexpectedly, Tiny has announced this Long Win Bus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L
   
Set for release on 6th August is a three-door 12 metre Kowloon Motor Bus Dennis Dragon in pink 'Captain KMB' all-over livery.
 

A second KMB Hino recovery truck has also been announced, this time featuring PL3580 and the above photographs show a few differences between this release and the previous one, which sold out very quickly. To assist in determining which is which, PL3580 features two oil barrels.!
30th July 2020

   
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Believed to be set for release shortly are these two Alexander bodied Volvo Olympians from Model 1. That with Stagecoach fleetnames features GK3258 on route 801R/802R with a destination of Sha Tin (63030) whilst GK4058 represents Citybus no. 508 and is on route 107 to Kowloon Bay (63031). This model carries no Citybus fleetname or logo.
28th July 2020

   
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Further details of the four new 80M Bus Models have now been received and new pages have also been added. The above images are 'clickable'.

The two Long Win Dennis Tridents are :- fleet no. 501 (HT4665) is in standard Airbus livery and is on route A31 with a destination of Ground Transportation Centre (KMB2018015) whilst fleet no. 523 (HU2132) carries the eye catching KMB airport route advertising and is on route A41P to Ma On Shan (KMB2018016).

The two Kowloon Motor Bus 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s are :- fleet no. E6X21 (WH7100) is on route 89D and has a white destination of Wu Kai Sha Station (KMB2020019) whilst E6X1 (WH451) is on route 278X with an orange destination of Tsuen Wan (Nina Tower) (KMB2020021).
27th July 2020

   

Three new 1/110 scale models from Tiny are now available for pre-order, from top to bottom:-
KMB Alexander bodied Mercedes Benz O305 ME2 (DF7102) on route 105 to Lai Chi Kok (Box 148/KMB2020060)
(this is currently available from 80M Bus Model Shop)
KMB Wrights Gemini bodied Volvo B9TL AVBWU10 (PH5408) on route 102 to Shau Kei Wan (KMB2020059). which is an Exhibition Limited edition
Citybus liveried ADL Enviro500 8126 (PA5955) on route 107 (Box L19/ATC64992) - (an unlicensed product).

   
   
A new Tiny catalogue has been published and this includes several new 1/110 scale bus models, details of which I hope to add shortly.

 
The two Kowloon Motor Bus 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s were released today, but only to those that had pre-ordered through the KMB Shop website. I also believe the two Long Win Dennis Tridents have also been released, but await confirmation. If anyone can provide quantities for these four models I would be very grateful.
  
25th July 2020

   
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These two Corgi Olympians arrived from Hong Kong today, albeit over 20 years after their release!  Whilst the 'BusPak' example is a well-known 'rarity', the Kowloon Motor Bus 'Reunification' liveried model may easily be mistaken for a general release (see 43207), unless you place them side by side! I first posted a photograph of this model back in September 2006.
   
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This photograph shows the general release version on the left and today's arrival on the right. This latest addition was issued as a gift for customers of KMB to celebrate the 'Handover'. A certificate is included, (see below), however, there is no mention of quantities. Details have been added to the model page (43207).
 
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Further photographs have been added to the model page (43207). If anyone can provide any further information, please do e-mail me.

Meanwhile, back to the BusPak Olympian for which new photographs have been added - see 43209
   
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All the above images are 'clickable'.

My special thanks to Jacky at MSD Bus for sourcing these models for me.
24th July 2020

   
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Photographs courtesy and copyright of Kowloon Motor Bus
 
Further details of the two Long Win Bus models announced yesterday are as follows:- Fleet no. 501 (HT4665) is in standard Airbus livery and is on route A31 with a destination of Ground Transportation Centre (KMB2018015) whilst fleet no. 523 (HU2132) carries the eye catching KMB airport route advertising and is on route A41P to Ma On Shan (KMB2018016).
     
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And details of the two Kowloon Motor Bus 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s are as follows:- fleet no. E6X21 (WH7100) is on route 89D and has a white destination of Wu Kai Sha Station (KMB2020019) whilst E6X1 (WH451) is on route 278X with an orange destination of Tsuen Wan (Nina Tower) (KMB2020021).
23rd July 2020

   
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I can now confirm that Kowloon Motor Bus has announced, via it's Facebook page, four new 1/76 scale models. First are two Long Win Bus Alexander ALX500 bodied Dennis Tridents, one in standard 'Airbus' livery on route A31 and the other in an all-over livery advertising it's airport bus routes, on route A41P.

Next come two 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 models, these being from the E6X... class, one on route 89D and the other on route 278X. All the above images are 'clickable'.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
 
Following yesterday's news, I am grateful to Philip Chan for sending me the above photograph of Citybus 6427.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Dennis Leung
 
And another Tiny 1/110 scale release today is this Coca Cola liveried 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 on route 102 to Mei Foo and with the registration CR11015 (COKE023). It is believed this was issued via Citistore.
22nd July 2020

   
 
A further 1/110 scale model has been announced by Tiny, this being a Kowloon Motor Bus BACo bodied Leyland Fleetline in Shell all-over advertising. It features D969 (BR3692) with a destination of Private (ATC64972).

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Citybus
   
Citybus has officially unveiled it's 'vintage' livery on fleet no. 9149, the first of it's ten new 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s
   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Automobile Magazine of Hong Kong
 
Meanwhile, 12.8 metre Enviro500 no. 6427 (VB1087) has also received a 'retro' livery, courtesy of Automobile Magazine of Hong Kong. This is the livery as originally applied to Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Trident 2100, as modeled by Corgi back in 1999.
   
   
21st July 2020

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Muhd Naz Farihin
 
Today's news focuses not on a new model, but on a model believed to have been released around 7 or 8 years ago, but not previously reported. This SBS Transit liveried Gemilang bodied Scania K230UB was produced by Drumwell and features SBS8888D on route 88. The model was presented to Bus Captains upon their retirement. A new page and further photographs have now been added - see here. My thanks to Muhd Naz Farihin for providing the above information and for allowing me to share his photographs.

     
   
Tiny has announced this 1/110 scale Coca Cola Zero liveried Gemilang bodied MAN A95. It features New World First Bus 6090 (TZ9333) on route 8P with a destination of Island Resort.
19th July 2020

   
The Tiny 1/110 scale unlicensed New World First Bus liveried Wrights  Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L detailed below was in fact released yesterday (Box L16/ATC64946). 
17th July 2020

 

 
Released in Hong Kong 20 years ago today is this Citybus set, produced by EFE which not only includes two models, namely a Bristol Lodekka and Daimler Fleetline, but also a Citybus pen, a fridge magnet, a key ring with the Daimler scroll etched on one side and the Citybus fleetname on the other, and a limited edition certificate (19906a & 19906b).

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Benson Ho
 
My thanks to Benson Ho for sending me a set of photographs of the recently issued Tiny 1/43 scale China Motor Bus Leyland Victory Mk 2, more of which will be added to a new page shortly (ATC43065).



Two new 1/110 scale models have been announced by Tiny, namely a Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L, this featuring V6B78 (WF8365) on route W2 to Kwun Tong Station (Box 170/KMB2020012) along with an unlicensed New World First Bus new generation Enviro500, 5639 (TP9919) on route 694 to Tseung Kwan O (Box L16/ATC64946). The latter is expected in September.
14th July 2020

   
 
The  page of the site that focuses on Shek O Bus Terminus has tonight been updated - just click on the above image.
13th July 2020

   
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JRTeam are holding an Online Book Fair and details can be found by visiting their Facebook page.  They have also recently published the following book, Hong Kong Franchised Buses which retails for $128.

 
A new page will be added shortly for this book which will provide further details.
12th July 2020

 
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Recently published in 'PIN-UP Magazine', an online Hong Kong based magazine for Architectural Entertainment, is this above article on the Shek O Bus Terminus. A very interesting read which includes several photographs of the actual terminus and the diorama issued by Best Choose back in 2005. My special thanks to Philip Chan, who greatly assisted Emily in her research and to Donald MacRae and Dave Rogers for allowing the use of their photographs. Thanks of course to Emily Verla Bovino for her excellent article and for all her research.

In assisting Emily with regard to providing photographs of the diorama, for which the photographs taken by Philip Chan have been used, I attempted to locate someone with an easily accessible model of the Best Choose diorama for some further shots - all to no avail. Then, with the release of Tiny's Citybus liveried Enviro400 a week or two ago, Singson Wong posted a photograph of one of these models on the diorama!!!
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Singson Wong

Having contacted Singson, he kindly sent me a selection of photographs, including the one above, which 'updates' the bus model included by Best Choose, this being a China Motor Bus Guy Arab Mk V!
   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Singson Wong

I then asked if he could provide shots of the terminus itself, and sure enough these have been received today, for which I am very grateful to Singson - all of which will be added shortly. 


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Released yesterday in Singapore is this Tiny 1/110 scale green Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L.  It features SG4003D on route 94 with a destination of Jalan Eunos Eunos Int. - Airport Road (Box 05/ATCSG64007). This image is 'clickable'.

   
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Photographs courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Ahead of a new page being added for the Chun Wo Bus Isuzu from Model 1, pictured above is a photograph of the model along with one of the actual vehicle. This is a new livery adopted by Chun Wo Bus (63937)

   
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A six-page article in Diecast Collector magazine from 20 years ago this month by the late Vic Davey - how time flies!
11th July 2020

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle
   
Set for release tomorrow is CW711, a Chun Wo Bus Isuzu LT434C with Jit Luen JL010M body, issued to mark the 2nd Anniversary of the company (63937).  Chun Wo Bus Services Limited (“Chun Wo Bus”) was established in 2018 and is a member of Asia Allied Infrastructure. The company offers a variety of non-franchised bus services, including residential shuttle bus, employee coach service, school bus, tourist bus, school activities, local sightseeing tour and event transportation.
10th July 2020

   
   
With the recent mention of the publication of the 2020/2021 fleetbook for Kowloon Motor Bus and Long Win, Steve Martin has kindly sent me a copy of his own Excel speadsheet detailing the fleets of all the Hong Kong bus operators. So today's snippet of information taken from the KMB list shows that as at 7th July 2020, the company had 3,090 champagne buses and 996 red buses, that is 75.75% and 24.25% of the fleet respectively.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop
   
Released today is Tiny's 1/43 scale China Motor Bus Leyland Victory Mk 2 featuring LV30 (CH5001) on route 9 to Shek O (ATC43065). A new page will be added as soon as time allows.
9th July 2020

       
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle
   
Officially released in Hong Kong today are these two Toyota Coaster public light buses -  JX156 is on route: 89C to Amoy Garden and carries Network Shuttle Kowloon Bay Grand Opening advertising (63815) whilst KC2646 is on route 67A to Shek Mun and this carries Driver Recruitment advertising (63817).

   

 
New pages have now been added for the two Model 1 Citybus ADL Enviro400s featured in yesterday's news - they can be found here:- fleet no. 7021 (63376/CM168) and for fleet no. 7055 (63377/CM169).

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Wang Chan
   
Citybus 8811 is one of six Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls registered yesterday and was noted today at Central Ferry Piers Terminus operating route 780.
8th July 2020

 
   
Citybus has officially confirmed the forthcoming release of the two Alexander Dennis Enviro400s from Model 1. Fleet no. 7021 (RB4681) is on route 9 Cape D’ Aguilar and Shek O (CM168) whilst fleet no. 7055 (RY8397) is on route 6 to Ma Hang and Stanley (CM169). Each is limited to 1,400 pieces. New pages will be added shortly.
 
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The top photograph, taken on 30th November 2012 at Stanley, shows 7021, but with the destination that is to be featured on the model of 7055! The lower photograph shows 7055 parked up at Stanley on 18th November 2016 - both images are 'clickable'.

It is also confirmed that both a Citybus and New World First Bus Wrights Eclipse 3 bodied Volvo B8L is planned, both in 1:76 and 1:120 scale, along with a 1:120 scale E400 in both NWFB  and Citybus liveries.

 

Two new books from New Overground Publishing are set for publication shortly - the first is 'The 2020-2021 Fleetbook of Hong Kong Buses - Kowloon Motor Bus and Long Win' and the second is 'Daimler/Leyland Fleetline'. 
7th July 2020

 
   
Released on Saturday is this Tiny 1/110 scale Kowloon Motor Bus 'large-logo' Mercedes-Benz O305 featuring ME29 (DG5071) on route 68X to Jordan Road Ferry (KMB2020011).
6th July 2020

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Released in Hong Kong today is the Discovery Bay liveried ADL Enviro200 from Model 1, first announced back in April. It features DBAY135 (SR2398) on route 9A (63382). 

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle
 
Network Shuttle/Model 1 have posted the above photograph on their Facebook page, this follows last weeks announcement of a forthcoming Citybue ADL Enviro400.
4th July 2020

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Ray Ng

My thanks to regular contributor Ray Ng for providing sets of photographs for the above recently released models - just click on an image to be taken to the relevant page.

3rd July 2020

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of HKTransportNews
 
Released in Hong Kong today is this Tiny 1/110 Long Win Bus 11 metre Volvo Olympian, details of which were first announced back on 3rd March. It features HH2032 on route E31 to Tung Chung Town Centre (Box 150 - KMB2019118).
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