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Two of Hong Kong Tramways trams have been decorated with with Ding Ding 120 decal, to mark the 120th anniversary of the running of trams on Hong Kong Island.
 
The Standard HK

Brand new tram no. 300 presently carries no passengers and is running as a mobile billboard whilst appropriately numbered tram no. 120 has banner decals.
 


     
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Preserved Citybus Leyland Olympian no. 178 was on view at City One, Shatin today where it attracted much attention.



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Alan Wong
   
My thanks to Alan Wong for allowing me to share his photographs taken at today's Alton Bus Rally. On the left is Dave Rogers  preserved Citybus Leyland Olympian no. 152 whilst on the right is preserved Kowloon Motor Bus MCW Metrobus no. S3M249.

   
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And finally, not forgetting the 70th anniversary of the Routemaster
(there were too many Corgi examples to choose from, so I kept it simple!)

21st July 2024

   
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80M Model Bus Shop
     
Released today are two 12.8 metre Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls. The first features V6X111 (YS1544) on route 62X to Siu Hong Station (South) (KMB2023018) whilst the second features V6X145 (YG1110) on route 960 to Exhibition Centre Station (KMB2023019). Each is limited to 950 pieces. New pages and photographs have now been added.
19th July 2024

   
The 80M Bus Model Shop website is presently off-line, with an announcement that a new website will be launched soon. In the meantime, the latest updates are being posted on their Facebook page.
   

 
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Citybus has applied 45th anniversary decals to two of its open top Enviro500s, namely 59905 (SH5527) and 59903 (SJ3226).

15th July 2024

     
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Keith Wood
     
My thanks to Keith Wood for sending me a couple of photographs from his recent visit to Las Vegas together with the following summary.
   
Since his last visit in 2019, it appears that the original Enviro500's have all been replaced by a new fleet. Apparently, a fleet of 40 new buses were delivered in 2020. They sport a new livery - the original gold with blue skirt colour scheme has given way to a more sombre grey/black combo as seen in the above photographs. All other buses in Vegas retain the gold/blue livery. Unlike his previous visit when all the buses on the Deuce were in advertising liveries, there were a few running around in the "new" fleet livery.


There are detail differences between those latest batch of buses and the buses they replace, such as small windows on the staircase panels and a number of lights on the nearside that illuminate when the bus stops and opens its doors. Otherwise they appear to be like for like replacements with twin staircases and an overall length of 12.8m.

Keith's Flickr site can be found by following this link and his Las Vegas album can be viewed here.



My thanks to Cheow Yi Jian for advising me that Tiny has introduced a new numbering series for, I believe, some of its bus models. The first models to carry this new numbering are two China Motor Bus Duple Metsec bodied Leyland Victory Mk2s. They are both numbered BUS01 and carry Tiny product codes of ATC65759-T and ATC65759-W. Both have now been listed in a new Tiny page.
   
LV149 (CT5135) on route 389 to Shau Kei Wan (ATC65759-T)
   
LV151 (CT6788) on route 88 to Hing Wan Estate (ATC65759-W)
   
3rd July 2024
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