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|It is not my
policy to aid e-bay sellers
by drawing visitors attention to them on my site, but I am happy to
an exception in this instance, the reasons for the sale having been
to me. Why not have a look and see what 'tonyvoz' has to offer.
on auction are many EFE models together with most of the Hong
models issued by ABC Models, with more, I am told, to follow in the
I am advised by Mike Davis, author of the HongKong Tramways 100 Years book, that it is widely available here in the UK at most stockists of transport books, as well as from Mike himself at DTS Publishing - just follow the link. Mike tells me that this book has outsold all expectations and could sell-out quite soon - be warned!
27th February 2005
Released in Hong
Kong a few weeks ago (8th
February to be exact) was the second version of resin China Motor Bus DD1
from P & T. I am extremely grateful to William Mok for
excellent set of photographs, more of which can be viewed by following
I am grateful to
Tony Vozniak for informing
me of a model release which, up to now, I was not aware of. It is a
version of Drumwell's Citybus Volvo Super Olympian and features the
bus as DW10303B
but comes with a Boeing 747SP (short jumbo) in the colours of Australia
Asia and comes in a box which gives the appearance that it is a book
is entitled The Mystery of Herpa - Volume 1. Quantities are limited to
contacted me, I have carried out
some further research on this model, and thanks to Peter
Lea Vosen's superb website on Herpa planes, I have discovered
more interesting examples. The above set, which again is limited to 150
pieces, features a British Airways Boeing 747-400 with a Wanalu
This comes in a box similar to that mentioned above, entitled The
of Herpa - Volume 2. The bus in this set is DW10207, the Citybus Dennis
Dragon and the set was released on 23rd September 2003.
Finally (unless you know different!) The Mystery of Herpa Volume 3 includes the Model Bus Evolution China Paint liveried Duple Metsec bodied Dragon, which also appeared back in 2001 with an Airbus plane. It is believed this set was issued in July last year. The plane featured is a British Airways Boeing 747-400 with a 'Japan' tail.
It has been announced that KMB has placed an order for 25 Volvo B9TL double-deck buses with bodies by Wrightbus. They are due to be delivered by October.
26th February 2005
Pictured above is KMB's third Volvo B9TL operating on Route 102 for the first time. This Wright bodied example has been allocated fleet no. AVBW1 (LU3739). Further photos of the second Volvo B9TL with Enviro500 bodywork have tonight been added to the Xtra section of the site. New World First Bus have also repainted open top Dennis Condor DM6 in a new Peak Tram livery and some more photos of ex-Hong Kong buses now in the UK have been added.
12th February 2005
Bus Fan World has just released the 47th issue of Bus Focus magazine. Major contents include:
I have now uploaded more photographs of the forthcoming Megabus 'In & Out of London' liveried Olympian from Creative Master Northcord (hkbus2005). As you will see from these photos, this model now features the on-board toilet fitted to the real vehicles since their return to the UK.
9th February 2005
Pictured above is the first glimpse of the next Megabus liveried Olympian from Creative Master Northcord (hkbus2005). Note that the photo shows a pre-production sample. Further photos will be uploaded shortly.
8th February 2005
If you are struggling to keep track of all the models released, which ones you have and which ones you want, then 'The Near Definitive List' is just for you! It follows the same format as the site, listing models by model manufacturer, and provides a 'check' box for your own use. I've called it 'The Near Definitive List' because information about release dates and general availability is sometimes difficult to confirm. This is especially true for models released before my interest began. The list contains 26 pages and comes in a plastic 'clip-file' with a clear front, enabling the glossy cover (shown above) to be seen.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy, which should be available later this month, or require any further information, please e-mail me.
6th February 2005
I have just
uploaded photographs of the actual
Citybus and New World First Bus 'Year of the Rooster' buses which were
unveiled earlier this week. These photographs can be found on the Xtra
pages of the site. I am extremely grateful to both Citybus
World First Bus
for allowing me to use
them and a special thank you to Jotus.com for
sending them to me.
Pictured above are some new 'toy' releases. The top photo shows the popular radio controlled Alexander bodied Trident, previously released in varying Citybus liveries, and this time carrying KMB's champagne livery.
The lower photograph shows Cars Workshop 'Q bus', this representing KMB's Wrightbus.
Bus Model Shop have introduced an e-shop to their website,
who register with them are able to use the PayPal system to purchase
I am advised The University Museum and Art Gallery at The University of Hong Kong will have the following two exhibitions starting from 1/2/2005:
1/2/05 - 4/4/2005 Early Hong Kong Tramways
information can be seen here (link
now removed 9/2/10) - photographs of the Early
Hong Kong Tramways
exhibition will be posted shortly
On the subject
of Hong Kong Tramways,
a new book called "Early Hong Kong Tramways" has just been released by
'University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong'. It
mainly historical photos and information regarding the development of
Kong Tramways, as well as the Peak Tram, from 1888 to 2004. Further
about the book are as follows:
4th February 2005
Due to be
released in Hong Kong tomorrow
(Thursday) is the KMB 'Year of the Rooster' Olympian from Corgi (OM43204).
Both Citybus and
New World First Bus unveiled
their respective 'Year of the Rooster' liveries yesterday. Both
have used Alexander bodied Tridents, Citybus No. 2103 and NWFB No.
Models of both vehicles are expected to follow.
Best Choose are to release two new models, these being Toyota Coaster Public Light Buses. I hope to publish more information on these models shortly.
2nd February 2005
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