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Corgi
   
In 1994, Corgi were the first company to produce a "serious" Hong Kong bus model, this being a 1/64th scale China Motor Bus MCW Metrobus (Model No. 91707). The ball really started to roll in 1997 with the release of the then superb casting of the three-axle Leyland/Volvo Olympian. Many of these early castings carried the special liveries applied by the Hong Bus Companies to celebrate Re-unification. In fact, it was seeing the special handover livery applied to KMB Model No, 43203 that first aroused my interest in Hong Kong buses. The Olympian casting is now rather dated, comparing it to the latest offerings from Drumwell, Creative Master Northcord, Buses Model and Model Bus Evolution. The Dennis Trident chassis is well represented with a good selection of Duple Metsec and Alexander bodied examples. Whilst being the last of the three model manufacturers who released the infamous Leyland Victory Mk2, it was certainly well worth the wait, being by far the best of the three.

The last 'oriental' model to be produced by Corgi was KMB's 'Year of the Pig' liveried Volvo Olympian, issued in January 2007.

Table listing Corgi 1/76 scale releases by model number
#
Model
no.
Operator
Vehicle type/length (m)
Livery
Fleet
no.
Route
no.
Qty
Date
issued
               
 Daimler 'A' type  / Metal Sections
1
40407
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Daimler A 7.9 Red/cream
4961
3
5,000
11/96
 (?)
2
40408
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Daimler A 7.9 Red/cream
4202
1
no
cert.
09/98
(?)
 Leyland Titan / Northern Counties
3
41904
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Titan
 Northern Counties
9.2 Red/cream
PD28
101
5,500
12/99
(02/00)
4
41908
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Titan
 Northern Counties
9.2 Blue/cream
PD501
11
5,000
05/00
(08/00)
 Volvo B10M / Van Hool Alizee
5
42707a
 Citybus  Volvo B10M
 Van Hool Alizee
12 Standard coach livery 
 (with Chinese plates)
1275
-----
3,000
07/98
6
42707b
 Citybus  Volvo B10M
 Van Hool Alizee
12 Standard coach livery 
 (without Chinese plates)
1275
-----
(4,500)
(07/98)
 Dennis Dart / Plaxton Pointer
7
42803
 Citybus  Dennis Dart
 Plaxton Pointer
10 Standard
1419
511
10,000
12/97
(?)
8
42808
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dart
 Plaxton Pointer
10 Standard 'air-con'
AA52
88K
10,000
12/97
(?)
9
42814a
 New Lantao 
 Bus
 Dennis Dart
 Plaxton Pointer
10 Green/white 
 (Presentation set)
DN2
A35
3,000
12/98
10
42814b
 New Lantao 
 Bus
 Dennis Dart
 Plaxton Pointer
10 Green/white 
 (Standard OOC) 
DN2
A35
(2,000)
(03/99)
 Leyland Olympian / Roe
11
43012
 Citybus  Leyland Olympian
 Roe
9.6 Ocean Park
16
629
200
(2,800)
12/99
(12/99)
 Leyland/Volvo Olympian / Alexander
12
43201
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 Standard 'air-con' 
 white/red pinstripe
3AV112
101
9,000
(1,000)
05/97
(?)
13
43202(a)
 Kowloon Canton
 Railway Corporation
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
11 Corporate livery with 
 10th Anniversary logo
222
K11
6,500
10/97
14
43202(b)
 Kowloon Canton
 Railway Corporation
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
11 Corporate livery 
222
K11
(4,000)
(10/97)
15
43203
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 Special Handover
3AV22
1997
16,000
06/97
(?)
16
43204
 Citybus  Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
11 'Reunification'
395
97
17,000
08/97
(?)
17
43205
 Citybus  Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 Standard
521
930
8,800
06/98
(?)
18
43206
 China
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 Standard 'air-con'
VA40
780
13,500
 12/97
(?)
19
43207
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Olympian
 Alexander
11 'Reunification'
AD247
102
10,000
10/97
(?)
20
43208
 Long Win  Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 'Airbus' orange/white
-----
E31
10,000
12/97
(?)
21
43209
 None  Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 Plain white
-----
-----
500
11/97
22
43210
 China
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 Reunification
VA21
970
6,000
12/97
(?)
23
43211
 New World
 First Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 Standard - 
 'This bus has ears'
VA54
116
5,000
12/98
24
43212
 New World
 First Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 Standard -  'Didn't 
  recognise me did you?'
VA57
680
5,000
01/99
25
43213
 New World
 First Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 Standard -  'We must
 stop  meeting like this'
VA60
112
5,000
01/99
26
43214
 Capital 
 Citybus 
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
11 Yellow/red
331
248
6,900
10/98
(11/98)
27
43215
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 'Year of the Tiger'
AV278
1998
10,000
04/98
(?)
28
43216
 China
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 Airport route A20
VA12
A20
10,000
08/98
(11/98)
29
43217
 Stagecoach  Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 Standard white & 
 blue/red/orange
8
801R
9,000
12/98
(12/98)
30
43218
 Kowloon Canton
 Railway Corporation
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
11 White/grey/red/black
201
K18
5,000
12/98
(12/98)
31
43219
 Singapore 
 Bus Service
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 'Celebrating 25 years'
-----
25
6,500
01/99
(03/99)
32
43220
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 Standard "air-con" 
AV342
80M
no
cert.
01/99
33
43221
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 'Year of the Rabbit'
AV278
1999
10,000
02/99
34
43222
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 'Dragon Boat Festival'
-----
89X
10,000
06/99
(10/99)
35
43223
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 'Friends of KMB'
AV496
238X
10,000
08/99
(11/99)
36
43224
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 50th anniversary of 
 double-deck buses
AV456
86
10,000
09/99
(11/99)
37
43225
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 'Year of the Dragon'
AV513
2000
5,000
01/00
38
43226
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 'Year of the Snake'
AV381
2001
10,000
01/01
(05/01)
 Dennis Trident / Alexander
39
44301
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Trident
 Alexander
12 Champagne
ATR1
1A
10,000
08/98
40
44302
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Alexander
12 Standard
2200
97
10,000
08/98
(11/98)
41
44303
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Trident
 Alexander
12 Champagne
ATR10
300
no
cert.
01/99
 Dennis Trident / Alexander
42
44401
 New World
 First Bus
 Dennis Trident
 Alexander
12 "Wave" livery
1001
2
12,000
08/98
43
44402
 New World
 First Bus
 Dennis Trident
 Alexander
12 'God of Wealth' 
  Wish Bus
1088
NWFB
5,000
06/99
44
44403
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Trident
 Alexander
12 'Captain KMB'
ATR134
2
5,000
07/99
(11/99)
45
44405
 Long Win  Dennis Trident
 Alexander
12 'Airbus' orange/white
516
A43
10,000
07/00
(05/01)
46
44406
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Trident
 Alexander
12 'Greener buses'
ATR23
112
10,000
10/00
(12/00)
47
44407
 Kowloon Canton
 Railway Corporation
 Dennis Trident
 Alexander
12 Standard blue/red/white
601
659
2,000
10/00
 Dennis Trident / Duple-Metsec
48
44501
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
12 'Cityflyer'
2112
A21
no
cert.
12/98
(12/98)
49
44502a
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
12 'Cityflyer' - with 
 additional signwriting
2118
A11
4,9991
12/98
50
44502b
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
12 'Cityflyer'
2118
A11
(5,000)1
(12/98)
51
44503
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
12 'Cityflyer'
2138
A21
no
cert.
03/99
(06/99)
52
44504
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
12 Yellow/blue/red 
 coach livery
2100
969
6,000
04/99
(06/99)
53
44505
 New World
 First Bus
 Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
12 '100th new bus'
3001
112
6,888
08/99
(05/01)
54
44506
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
12 'Millennium'
ATR109
87D
 5,000
11/99
55
44507
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
12 Standard 
 'WWW' banner advert
2201
10
4,800
12/99
(12/99)
56
44508
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
12 Chrome plated
-----
-----
 2,000
12/99
57
44509
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
12 Standard with HKTS 
 rear end advert
2265
E22 
3,700
(1,300)
04/00
(06/00)
58
44510
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
12 'Year of the Dragon'
2282
E23 
2,800
(1,800)
04/00
(06/00)
59
44511
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
12 Champagne
ATR144
271 
10,000
05/00
(05/01)
60
44512
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
12 Millennium livery
2301
171
1,5002
(1,500)2
11/00
(12/00)
61
44513
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
12 'Greener Buses'
2301
102
1,500
(1,000)
12/00
(04/01)
 Leyland Atlantean / Alexander(
62
44601
 Citybus  Leyland Atlantean
 Alexander 
10.2 'Let's get moving'
642
5A
6,000
05/99
(06/99)
63
44603
 Citybus  Leyland Atlantean
 Alexander 
10.2 'Network 26'
638
5
3,000
12/99
(12/99)
 Dennis Dart / Plaxton Pointer
64
44701
 Citybus   Dennis Dart SLF
 Plaxton Pointer
10.6 Standard
1436
12M
3,500
(1,600)
07/99
(09/99)
 Leyland Victory Mk 2 / Alexander
65
44801
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory
 Alexander 
9.7 Standard blue/cream
LV36
11C
5,000
06/00
08/00
66
44802
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory
 Alexander
9.7 Red/cream
G7
68
5,000
04/00
67
44803
 China
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Jubilant
 Alexander
9.7 Driver recruitment 
 adverts 
DS6
82
3,000
08/00
(11/00)
68
44804
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory
 Alexander
9.7 Red/cream
G374
70 
10,000
09/00
(04/01)
69
44805
 New World
 First Bus
 Leyland Victory
 Alexander
9.7 Standard with 
 'Farewell Victory' decals 
LV30
9
5,000
10/00
(05/01)
70
44806
 China
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory
 Alexander
9.7 Standard blue/cream
LV1
41
3,000
11/00
 Sets
71
45004a
 China
 Motor Bus

 'The Olympian
 Story' set

 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
11 Blue/cream with 
 'Air Conditioned Bus' signwriting
LA1
504
15,000
08/98
(11/98)
72
45004b
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
11 Blue/pale blue with 
 'Air Conditioned Bus' signwriting
LA6
312
73
45004c
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 Silver/blue
VA64
101

45005a
 Citybus

 'East meets West' set

 Dennis Dart 10 Stagecoach
364
5
2,8003
(1,700)3
12/99
(02/00)
74
45005b
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 Standard 
999
103
2,8003
(1,700)3
12/99
(02/00)
75
45006a
 Citybus

 'Network 26' set

 Leyland Atlantean
 Alexander
10.2 'Network 26' 
602
75
2,4504
(1,000)4
12/99
(02/00)
76
45006b
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
11
352
170 
77
45007a
 Citybus

 'Ocean Park' set

 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
10.5 'Ocean Park' 
16
629
4,100
12/00
(05/00)
78
45007b
 Leyland Victory
 Alexander
9.7
40
9
 MCW Metrobus
79
45107
 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW Metrobus 9.7 Blue/cream 
 coach livery
MC7
260
3,200
(1,800)
06/00
(08/00)
 AEC Regent V / MCCW
80
OM41108
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 AEC Regent V
 MCCW
9.1 Cream/red 
2A16
70
3,000
12/03
(09/04)
 Leyland/Volvo Olympian / Alexander
81
OM43201
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 'Year of the Horse'
AV381
63X
5,000
03/02
(07/02)
82
OM43202
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 'Year of the Goat'
AV326
30X
5,000
01/03
83
OM43203
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 'Year of the Monkey'
AV381
63X
5,000
01/04
84
OM43204
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 'Year of the Rooster'
AV326
30X 
 5,000
02/05
85
OM43205
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 'Year of the Dog'
AV393
3C
 5,000
12/05
86
OM43206
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11 'Year of the Pig'
AV415
93K
5,000
01/07
 Dennis Trident / Alexander
87
OM44401
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Alexander ALX500
12 'Year of the Monkey'
2108
E11 
1,200
(800)
03/04
(07/04)
88
OM44402
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Alexander ALX500
12 'Year of the Rooster'
2103
E21A 
2,088
05/05
(07/05)
 Dennis Trident / Duple Metsec
89
OM44501
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Duple-Metsec
12 'Year of the Horse'
2301
788
1,000
(1,000
03/02
(07/02)
 Leyland Victory Mk 2 / Alexander
90
OM44801
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory
 Alexander
9.1 Cream/red
G337
8
10,000
04/01
(02/03)
  MCW Metrobus
91
OM45108
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 MCW Metrobus 9.7 Cream/red
M80
18
5,000
07/01
(02/03)
 MAN 24.310 / Berkhof
92
OM45201
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 MAN 24.310
 Berkhof
12 Champagne
AMN7
60X
5,000
12/01
(02/03)
 MAN 24.350 / Volgren
93
OM45401
 Citybus  MAN 24.350
 Volgren
12 Standard 
 (with CD-ROM)
2500
182
2,000
04/01
94
OM45402
 Citybus  MAN 24.350
 Volgren
12 Standard
2500
182
(1,500)
(10/01)
95
OM45403
 Citybus  MAN 24.350
 Volgren
12 'Year of the Snake'
2500
681
1,800
(1,000)
05/01
(08/01)
96
OM45404
 Citybus  MAN 24.350
 Volgren
12 'Stagecoach' style corporate
2500
70
800
(500)
08/04
(09/04)
97
OM45405
 Citybus  MAN 24.350
 Volgren
12 Original
2500
5B
500
(500)
08/04
(10/04)
 Dennis Trident / Alexander
98
OM45801
 Citybus  Dennis Trident
 Alexander ALX500
12 'Cityflyer'
2101
A22
1,500
(800)
07/02
(11/02)
   

Table listing Corgi 1/64 scale model releases by product number order
 Model
no.
Operator
Vehicle type/length (m)
Livery
Fleet
no.
Route
no.
Qty
Date
issued
32401
 Citybus  AEC Routemaster 8.4 Peak Tramways
3
-----
5,000
03/96
(?)
32701
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 AEC Regent 
 (open top)
10.5 'Reunification'
D549
-----
10,000
09/97
(?)
32702
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 AEC Routemaster
 (open top)
8.4 Christmas
-----
-----
no
cert.
11/97
(?)
 91706
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 MCW Metrobus 9.7 Cream/red
M51
31M
 5,000
11/95
03/96
91707
 China
 Motor Bus
 MCW Metrobus 9.7 Blue/cream
MC1
260 
5,000
03/94
(?)
91710
 Kowloon Canton
 Railway Corporation
 MCW Metrobus 9.7 White/grey/red
104
K16
5,000
05/95
(?)
    

Table listing Corgi 1/50 scale model releases by product number order
 Model
no.
Operator
Vehicle type/length (m)
Livery
Fleet/
(reg.)
no.
Route
no.
Qty
Date
issued
CC25503
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Daimler A
 Metal Sections
7.9 Red/cream 
(4961)
3
1,200
-----
12/05
 -----
CC25602
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Atlantean
 Weymann
9.1 Cream/red
2L35
50
1,200
 07/05
(?)
    
Notes :-1  the limited edition certificate states 9,999
2  the limited edition certificate states 3,100
3  the limited edition certificate states 4,500
4  the limited edition certificate states 3,700

    Any UK quantities and release dates, if known, are shown in brackets

   

 
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