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The site recorded it's 100,000th hit today !!!
28th August 2000

The first photographs of the Model Express Company's new Dennis Dominator, SD3
26th August 2000

New World First Bus are to release a model of Leyland Victory LV30, which has been specially decorated to mark the end of the Leyland Victory in Hong Kong. LV30 will be the representative of the LV class running the last Victory journey on August 31st at 2:30pm from Shai Kei Wan to Shek O.
Photograph courtesy of the Dennis Law collection.

Collectors Model have today released, in Hong Kong, their 10.4 metre Dennis Dragon, in Citybus livery, Model No DGS-001.

23rd August 2000

I am grateful to Garry Donnelly of Rotherham Model World for providing me with the release date of Corgi's Metrobus MC7  - being 16th/17th August.

I hope to provide news of another new model tomorrow - so watch this space!!!
22nd August 2000

My apologies for failing to advise the UK release of Corgi's MCW Metrobus MC7 (Model No 45107). If anyone can provide me with the date that this was first available here in the UK, I would be very grateful.

I am advised that the price for the HONG KONG BUSES - VOLUME FIVE - NEW WORLD FIRST BUS SERVICES LIMITED, by Mike Davis, is 21.95 (plus overseas p&p) and the target publication date is 24th September 2000. Pre-orders paid in full will secure the success of this book so buy now for delivery at publication date. For further information about this book, please click here. 

21st August 2000

Yet another exclusive !!

Following the teaser in last month's news section "Do you remember me?", the Model Express Company has confirmed that it's first release will be in the form of Dennis Dominator SD3, a photograph of the actual vehicle being shown below. It is expected to be released in early September, on route 8 to Siu San Wan. Quantities are believed to be 2,228. (Now known to be 4,000)

More details will follow, when known.

Photograph courtesy of Winston Lau

Released in Hong Kong yesterday were the two versions of ABC Model's three-axle MCW Metrobuses in CMB colours (000802).

Now available in the UK is Collector's Model Leyland Victory (Model No. V109B) in Hollywood Plaza livery.


EFE have announced their special subscriber offer for Citybus Model No. 25709 and China Motor Bus driver training vehicle Model No. 27401.
Both models are being offered to subscribers for 13.50 each (including p+p). It is expected that the models will be despatched during September.

a new book by Mike Davis

With a target publication date of 24th September,
this new book is in A4 format, with 90 pages and 186 illustrations, most of which are in colour.

For further details, click here to visit
our Books section.

The current edition of Buses magazine (September 2000) includes an article on the ex- New World First Bus Metrobuses that have been imported by Ensignbus.

The article also includes a small section, including two photographs, detailing the model Metrobus recently released by ABC Models.

My next update will include some detailed photographs of the recent new releases, which owing to constraints in my time, I have not managed to upload. This next update is expected on Monday 21st August.

19th August 2000

Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

 Corgi's DS6 (Model No 44803) was released in Hong Kong today.

I am now on a week's (well-deserved!!) holiday, so I regret that there will be no updates until my return, which will be on Saturday 19th. 

10th August 2000

First glimpses of the Citybus 12m Dennis Dragon, 
believed to be Fleet No. 808, and carrying branding 
for route 118. The model is believed to be from a new company called MBE

5th August 2000

Corgi models 44801 (CMB Victory Mk2) and 41908 (CMB blue/cream "Queen Mary") are now available in the UK.

More news just received is that a 12m Metsec bodied Dennis Dragon with Citybus's Alexander style front will be released very soon. The first livery will carry all-over advertising for China Paint, being a promotional model for them. The packaging, I am reliably informed, will be a paint tin! 
The second version will be in Citybus livery with branding for route 118, which is expected to be released in mid September. 
There is also to be an ML in China Paint livery.

Another record number of hits was recorded on 1st August - 420 !!
4th August 2000

On display at the Bus Exhibition organised by 80M Bus Model Shop, currently being held in Western Market, were samples of four new castings, namely:
                     ABC Models - CMB - Guy Arab V - Fleet No. LX333
                     Collector's Model - Citybus - Dragon Fleet No. 701
                     Corgi - Citybus - MAN/Volgren - Fleet No. 2500 
                     Unknown make - KMB - AEC Regent V/Daimler D 

If you have any further information on any of these models, or others, please e-mail me

Collector's Model released their "Bridgestone" liveried Victory (Model No V108B) in Hong Kong today.
1st August 2000
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