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Buses Model Co.
 
This new manufacturer announced, in late November 2000, two new releases, namely the Guy Arab IV, with Metals Sections bodywork, but with a 'Birmingham' style front end. The third release, featuring the same model but in the yellow and blue service vehicle livery of China Motor Bus (CMB), was issued in March 2001.

The first double-deck bus issued was the CMB Leyland Olympian, well in fact two different models depicting different vehicles were issued at the same time, LM9 and LM10. These models are quite superb in fine detailing and this model won this Site's vote for Best New Casting of 2001, receiving a total of 296 points, with the runner up receiving 193!!!. The third example of this model was released with CMB 'Hotline' decals, LM7. A novelty for this Company was that those in Hong Kong who purchased the first of the Leyland Olympians could enter a draw, the lucky 30 winners receiving the fourth version of the model, LM2.

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Bus Fan World in May 2002, Buses Model Co. presented two models of Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) fleet no. AL1, carrying Bus Fan World banner adverts, as applied to the actual vehicle to BFW. 500 models were subsequently offered by BFW to it's members, and these were distributed in October 2002.

In June 2002 it was announced that Buses Model Co. were to issue, for KMB, a model of their S3BL class Leyland Olympian.

From 2002 until 2012, releases were limited to around one model a year, although only 30 St John's Ambulance liveried Olympians were issued in 2006. In 2007 a second 'non air-con' model was issued, which was not licensed by KMB and therefore decals had to be applied by the purchaser. In September 2008, a further 'non air-con' example, this time licensed by KMB, was issued. 

With the demise of KMB's non air-con fleet in 2012, no less than six models were released in 2012.

These models are only released in Hong Kong unless otherwise stated. 

Table listing Buses Model Co. releases by date
#
 Model
no.
Operator
Vehicle type/length (m)
Livery
Fleet
(reg.) no.
Route
no.
Qty
Date
issued
1
200800A1
 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab IV 
 Metal Sections
7.6 Maroon/cream
(HK4250)
1
2,000
 12/00
2
200800A2
 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab IV 
 Metal Sections
7.6 Maroon/cream
(HK4244)
3
1,000
 12/00
3
300800
 China
 Motor Bus
 Guy Arab IV 
 Metal Sections
7.6 Yellow/blue
(HK4212)
-
2,000
 03/01
4
LO10101-601
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
11 Blue/cream
LM10
601
1,000
 09/01
5
LO10101-94X
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
11 Blue/cream
LM9
94X
2,000
 09/01
6
LO20101-680
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
11 Blue/cream 
 Hotline decals
LM7
680
1,500
 12/01
7
LM2-1111
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
11 Blue/cream
LM2
111
30
 01/02
8
BLS30101
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
11 Cream/red
S3BL426
81C
3,000
 06/02
9
AL10802-R102
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus*
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
11 White with BFW 
 banner adverts
AL1
10
500
 10/02
10
AL10802-R6
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus*
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
11 White with BFW 
 banner adverts
AL1
6
1,000
 10/02
11
L40703
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
11 Save Our Seas
LM4
8
1,000
 09/03
12
AL04088
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
11 White/red 
 air-con
AL1
6C
3,000
 05/04
13
L40608
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
11 60th Anniversary
LM1
101
1,000
 08/05
14
S3BL4281
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus*
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
11 St John Ambulance
S3BL428
74A
30
 01/06
15
BLS30102(a)
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus*
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
11 Cream/red
S3BL221
88M
999
 07/07
16
BLS30102(b)
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
11 Cream/red
S3BL228
81
1,800
 09/08
17
BLS30103
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
11 Cream/red
S3BL410
70
1,800
 01/09
18LM5 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
11 RedLM53473008/09
19
BLS30104
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
11 Cream/red
S3BL422
66
1,800
 12/09
20
BLV61001
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
11 Cream/red
S3V8
87D
1,800
 12/10
21BLS30105 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
11 Cream/redS3BL47051,80006/11
22BLV61003 - Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
11 Whiteoptionsoptions1,00004/12
23BLV61005 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
11 Cream/red with KMB
 Farewell Hot Dog decals
S3V15161,80005/12
24BLV61004 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
11 Cream/redS3V2341A1,28806/12
25BLV61006 Kowloon
 Motor Bus*
 Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
11 Cream/red with
 Bus Fan World decals
S3V275A60006/12
26BLV61007 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
11 Cream/redS3V171A90007/12
27BLV61008 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
11 Cream/redS3V1793K90007/12
28BLV61002 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
11 Cream/red
 with JRTeam decals
S3V1843C1,28808/12
29BLV61009A Kowloon
 Motor Bus*
 Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
11 St JohnS3V261688809/13
30BLV61009B Kowloon
 Motor Bus*
 Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
11 St JohnS3V261650009/13
31BMC03112 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
12 Blue/creamML311280012/14
32BMC11105 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
12 Blue/creamML1110580012/14
33BLK33001 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
11 ChristmasS3BL33011,20012/14
34BLK39814 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
11 Cream/redS3BL398141,20003/15
35BLK41972 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
11 Cream/redS3BL419721,20003/15
36BLK31501 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
11 Blue/white/pale blueS3BL31211,20004/15
37BMC01104 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
12 Blue/creamML110490010/15
38BMC01116 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
12 Blue/creamML111690010/15
39BMC64002 - MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
12 WhiteML642A60011/15
40BMC56690 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
12 Blue/creamML5669090012/15
41BMC62042 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
12 Blue/creamML624290012/15
42BDC24082 China
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Jubilant
 Alexander
9.7 Blue/creamDS248270006/16
43BDC30008 China
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Jubilant
 Alexander
9.7 Blue/creamDS30870006/16
44BDC20083 China
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Jubilant
 Alexander
9.7 All-over road
 safety advertising
DS208360007/16
45BMC12020 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (11.45m)
11.4 Blue/creamMB122075007/16
46BMC34102 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (11.45m)
11.4 Blue/creamMB3410275007/16
47BMCM1112 Kowloon
 Motor Bus*
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
12 Red/creamM111249910/16
48BMC3M170 Kowloon
 Motor Bus*
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
12 Red/cream3M170M49910/16
49BMC00MCW Kowloon
 Motor Bus*
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
12 Red/cream-MCW20012/16
50BMC01113 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (11.45m)
11.4 Blue/creamMB111350012/16
51BMC08720 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW
 Metrobus (11.45m)
11.4 Blue/creamMB872050012/16
52BLC107102 China
 Motor Bus
 Daimler Fleetline LF 
 Alexander "Jumbo"
10.1 Red/cream
 (experimental livery)
LF10710240006/17
53BLC108101 China
 Motor Bus
 Daimler Fleetline LF 
 Alexander "Jumbo"
10.1 Red/cream
 (experimental livery)
LF10810140006/17
54BLC111102 China
 Motor Bus
 Daimler Fleetline LF 
 Alexander "Jumbo"
10.1 Blue/pale blue
 (experimental livery)
LF11110240001/17
55BLC117105 China
 Motor Bus
 Daimler Fleetline LF 
 Alexander "Jumbo"
10.1 Blue/white
 (experimental livery)
LF11710540001/17
56BLC02094 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander (11m)
11 Blue/creamLM294X40007/17
57BLC07082 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander (11m)
11 Cream front end/blue rear 
 CMB 'Hotline' decals
LM78250007/17
58BLC09680 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander (11m)
11 Blue/creamLM968040007/17
59BLC01101 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander (11m)
11 60th anniversary
 (with flower decals)
LM110150011/17
60BLC05112 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander (11m)
11 60th anniversay
 (with map decals)
LM511260011/17
61BLC182606 China
 Motor Bus
 Daimler Fleetline LF 
 Alexander "Jumbo"
10.1 Blue/creamLF182606350?11/17
62BLC187023 China
 Motor Bus
 Daimler Fleetline LF 
 Alexander "Jumbo"
10.1 Blue/creamLF1872335011/17
63BLC218043 China
 Motor Bus
 Daimler Fleetline LF 
 Alexander "Jumbo"
10.1 Blue/cream
 Coach livery
LF21843X35011/17
64BLC228073 China
 Motor Bus
 Daimler Fleetline LF 
 Alexander "Jumbo"
10.1 Blue/cream
 Coach livery
LF2287335011/17
65BLC05008 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander (11m)
11 White with 'Stand firm,
 don't smoke' decals
LM5838001/18
66BLC013020 China
 Motor Bus
 Daimler Fleetline LF 
 Alexander "Jumbo"
10.1 Blue/creamLF132035002/18
67BLC295094 China
 Motor Bus
 Daimler Fleetline LF 
 Alexander "Jumbo"
10.1 Blue/cream
 Coach livery
LF29594A35002/18
68BLC109010 China
 Motor Bus
 Daimler Fleetline LF 
 Alexander "Jumbo"
10.1 Blue/creamLF1091035006/18
69BLC118002 China
 Motor Bus
 Daimler Fleetline LF 
 Alexander "Jumbo"
10.1 Blue/creamLF118235006/18
70B3M1-36A Kowloon
 Motor Bus*
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
12 Cream/red3M136A38005/19
71B3M2-42C Kowloon
 Motor Bus*
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
12 Cream/red3M242C38005/19
72B3M3-6 Kowloon
 Motor Bus*
 MCW
 Metrobus (12m)
12 Cream/red3M3638005/19
   
Notes :-*  model not licensed by the bus operator
1  model offered as a prize only - not on general release
2  assumed model number and offered to Bus Fan World members only
   

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This page last updated Tuesday, 7th January 2020
 
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