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The first model release from AsianBus, a company derived from ABC Models, was released in December 2002. Ox Transport Models are also derived from ABC models and issued predominantly service and utility vehicles.

John Ayrey Diecasts imported both Ox and AsianBus models, making them generally available here in the UK.

Model AS1005, released in Hong Kong in March 2004, was packaged as a BritBus model.

The Base Toys range was announced in late 2006 and coverered 1/76th scale UK lorries in plain (base) colours for the buyer to decorate themselves. The MCW Metrorider is believed to be their only 'bus' model and is in the colours of Malaysion (Kuala Lumpur) bus operator Intrakota.

Several plastic Macau Bristol Lodekkas have been released under the AsianBus brand and details can be found in the plastic models section of the site.

Table listing Asianbus releases by model number
#
 Model
no.
Operator
Vehicle type/length (m)
Livery
Fleet/
(reg.) no.
Route
no.
Qty
Date
issued
1
AS1001A
 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk V 
 Metal Sections
8 Blue/cream
S28
12
600
12/02
2
AS1001B
 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk V 
 Metal Sections
8 Blue/cream
S10
13
 600
02/03
(01/03)
3
AS1002
 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk IV 
 Park Royal
8.6 Red/cream
MW8
7
1,008
?
(09/03)
4
AS1003
 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW/Scania 
 'Metropolitan'
9.7 Red/cream
MS2
102
1,008
07/03
(09/03)
5
AS1004
 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW/Scania 
 'Metropolitan'
9.7 Blue/cream
MS1
103
1,008
09/03
(09/03)
6
AS1006
 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk V 
 Metal Sections
8 Red/cream
LS31
15
504
09/06
(11/06)
7
AS1007
 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk V 
 Metal Sections
8 Blue/cream
LS56
9
504
09/06
(11/06)
8
AS1008
 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk V 
 Service vehicle (tow Truck)
7.6 Maroon/cream
(AD4563)
-
504
09/06
(10/06)
9CB01 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk V 
 Service vehicle (water bowser)
7.8 Maroon/cream(AD4589)-67211/15
10CB02 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk V 
 Service vehicle (water bowser)
7.8 Blue/cream(AD4589)-36010/15
11CB03 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk V 
 Service vehicle (tow truck)
7.6 Yellow(AD4563)-48011/15
12CB04 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk V 
 Service vehicle (tow truck)
7.6 Yellow(AD4563)-67212/15
13CB05 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk V
 Metal Sections
8 Blue/creamS3823B48012/15
14CB06 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk V
 Metal Sections
8 Blue/creamS157348012/15
15CB07 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk V
 Metal Sections
8 Red/creamS31148012/15
16CB08 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk V
 Metal Sections
8 Red/creamS2310148012/15
17CB09 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk V
 Metal Sections
8 Blue/creamS101348004/16
18CB10 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk V
 Metal Sections (tree cutter)
8 Yellow(DE7931)-36005/16
19CB11 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk V
 Metal Sections (tree cutter)
8 Yellow(DE7931)-86405/16
20CB12 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW Metrorider8.4 Blue/creamCM11086411/16
(12/16)
21CB13 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW Metrorider8.4 Blue/creamCM250486411/16
(12/16)
22CB15 Argos MCW/Scania 
 'Metropolitan'
9.7 Grey36-67211/16
23CB16 Argos MCW/Scania 
 'Metropolitan'
9.7 Yellow44-67211/16
24CB17 New World
 First Bus*
 Guy Arab Mk V 
 Service vehicle (tow truck)
7.6 Orange/green(AD4563)-67212/16
(03/17)
25CB18 New World
 First Bus*
 Guy Arab Mk V
 Metal Sections (tree cutter)
8 Orange/green?-?12/16
(03/17)
26CB19 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk V
 Metal Sections
8 Blue/cream(AC4726)-67212/16
27CB20 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk V
 Metal Sections
8 Blue/cream(AC4717)-67212/16
28KB01 Kowloon
 Motor Bus*
 MCW
 Metrorider
8.4 WhiteAMR129914412/16
29KB02 Kowloon
 Motor Bus*
 MCW
 Metrorider
8.4 WhiteAMR22381,008?
     

Table listing Britbus releases by model number
#
 Model
no.
Operator
Vehicle type/length (m)
Livery
Fleet
no.
Route
no.
Qty
Date
issued
1
AS1005
 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab Mk IV 
 Park Royal
8.6 Blue/cream
MW17
73
1,008
03/04
(04/04)
2
DL-CM1
 China
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Loline
 Northern Counties
9.1 Maroon/cream
LW1
2
720
07/08
(08/08)
3
DL-CM2
 China
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Loline
 Northern Counties
9.1 Red/cream
LW1
78
816
10/08
(10/08)
4
R900BFW
 -  Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 Blue/red/white
Thank You
-
360
03/06
(?)
   

Table listing Base Toys release
#
 Model
no.
Operator
Vehicle type/length (m)
Livery
Reg.
no.
Route
no.
Qty
 
Date
issued
1
BUS18
 Intrakota  MCW
 Metrorider
8.4 Silver/blue
WGF8964
349
-
SPAIN
UK
??/06
(09/08)
   
Notes :-*  model not licensed by the bus operator
    Any UK quantities and release dates, if known, are shown in brackets
 

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