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Due to be released in Hong Kong tomorrow is the Drumwell KMB MCW Metrobus (DW10703).
31st August 2007
The Xtra section of the site is currently undergoing revision. The aim is to group categories, hopefully making access to the various pages quicker and easier. Two new pages have tonight been added, one showing a couple more larger photographs of the Deuce Bus featured earlier in the week, and the other shows Stagecoach Olympian No 13601 now operating in Devon.
30th August 2007
The above Enviro
500, destined for The Deuce
Bus in Las Vegas, called in to the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Open
on 20th August. Further photographs of this bus together with a large
of others can be found on a special feature page on Andrew Shirley's
A further batch of photographs taken during the Exhibition of History of Hong Kong Buses has just been added to the relevant Xtra page of the site.
27th August 2007
As promised before my holiday, a selection of photographs of some former Hong Kong Olympians/Dragons now operating for Brightbus in the UK has tonight been added to the Xtra section of the site. My thanks to Robin Hadfield for kindly supplying these.
26th August 2007
The Xtra page featuring the prototype Scania K95UD for KMB has tonight been updated to include photographs of it's first day in service. My thanks to Philip Chan for providing this information and the photos.
version of KMB Today is now available
and this gives details of the MCW Metrobus due to be released shortly.
It confirms that S3M145 (DP1932) will again be modelled, on route 60 to
Yau Oi (North).
Cyprus was the answer to the question posed in the last News update. This Bedford TJ was one of many that I came across purely by chance around the Paphos area of the island. .
25th August 2007
Having returned to the UK early this morning, I thought I would post one of the photographs taken during my holiday - any guesses on where I went? (but no prizes I am afraid!) Also, can anyone advise whether this type of Bedford was given a name/number?
A further update is
planned for later this
evening - once I've caught up on some sleep!
KMB's new Scania ASU1
entered service today.
The above photo shows
a 'bare metal' Cars
Workshop Volvo B9TL/Enviro 500. The baseplate states a limited edition
of 888. The front lower panel is painted white and the rear engine
A correction : The Best Choose 1/120 scale China Motor Bus Volvo Olympian carries a product code of 06202, and not 06262.
Due to be
released in Hong Kong tomorrow
is this Cars Workshop KMB Volvo B9TL with Enviro 500 bodywork (39405).
It features AVBE13 on route 603 to Ping Tin and is limited to 1,800
I am grateful to Ho Jak who after today visiting the Exhibition of History of Hong Kong Buses advises of a new model bus series in 1/150 scale. Four pre-production models were on display, namely:-
- Dennis Dragon
The models are
plastic and some feature a
My thanks also
to Dennis Law and DM for sending
me a further batch of photographs from the above mentioned Exhibition.
Unfortunately, a lack of time (I should by now be packing my suitcase!)
has prevented me uploading these, for which I apologise. They will of
be added upon my return.
As mentioned above, I am now on holiday for just over a week, so there will be no updates during this time. Please however continue e-mailing me any news or photographs, ready for my return.
14th August 2007
A new page has tonight been added for the resin model of China Motor Bus DL2 from
Some further photos have been added of the Best Choose 1/24 scale CMB Metrobus - just follow the link.
11th August 2007
My thanks to
Hobby Shop for supplying me with photographs of the new Best
Choose 1/24 scale MCW Metrobus in China Motor Bus colours. It
MC12 and like the 1/24 scale DMS, it has a variety of
numbers. It appears on the Concorde
Hobby Shop website and will retail for HK$1,680.
photographs of the Exhibition of
the History of Hong Kong Buses have tonight been added to the he Xtra
section of the site. My thanks to regular contributor Dennis Law for
A correction of
product codes for the two
recently issued 1/120 scale Best Choose dioramas featuring KMB Volvo
The diorama with a blue roof is 06204S and the red
roof is 06203S.
My thanks to
Donald MacRae for advising that
the resin model of China Motor Bus Dennis Condor DL2 is now featured on
My thanks to
Robin Hadfield for sending me
a selection of photos of former Hong Kong vehicles now operated by
The above is a taster, and the remainder will be added as soon as time
My web hosting company has recently advised me that it has doubled the amount of webspace available, from 750MB to 1,500MB. With the increase in broadband users, I will now be using a slightly higher resolution 'smaller' photograph, and increasing the larger photograph to a size of 1024 x 768, when available. The first 'larger' images have just been uploaded - these being of the above mentioned MCW Metrobus - take a look!
10th August 2007
The Exhibition of the History of Hong Kong Buses opened today in Level 2 of the Pioneer Centre, 750 Nathan Road. It opens daily between 1100hrs and 2100hrs and runs until 20th August.
I have today
received a large selection of
photos, and these are in the process of being added to the Xtra
section of the site. In the meantime, just to whet your appetite, a
are shown above. My thanks to Jacky Ho for providing these.
yesterdays news on the release
of two dioramas from Best Choose, I can confirm that two different
8th August 2007
Two new 1/120 dioramas from Best Choose are today announced on the 80M Bus Model Shop website. Both appear to feature the same model, namely a white KMB Olympian. The diorama includes a 3 storey building, one with a blue roof (0624S) and one with a red roof (0623S). Each is limited to 1,000 pieces and will retail for HK$178. Further details would be most welcome.
7th August 2007
release in Hong Kong on Friday
3rd August was the above Best Choose 1/120 scale KMB Leyland Fleetline
On route no. 9 to Choi Hung, it features fleet no. D761 (BJ689) and is
limited to 1,500 pieces.
release from Mei Yi is a revised
version of GZBUS4001 which features a different style and colour of
mirror and a different style of roof-mounted air-con unit. It is
I am reliably informed that the resin model of China Motor Bus Dennis Condor DL2 will be released next week.
5th August 2007
The Coming Soon section of the 80M Bus Model Shop website features the KMB Enviro 500, the third KMB MCW Metrobus (both previously announced), as well as NWFB Dennis Trident 3601 and what I assume to be the long-awaited 1/24 scale CMB Metrobus.
4th August 2007
The Concorde Hobby Shop website features what appears to be the second release of a Guangzhou Bus from Mei Yi. I would welcome any additional information about this model.
3rd August 2007
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