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Photographs courtesy and copyright of Kevin Kei

I am grateful to Kevin Kei for providing details of a special 25th Anniversary edition of light rail vehicle 1127 (MTR18701), which was made available to MTR staff in early October 2014. The difference between the generally available model (MTR18702) and this model is the the wording on box and the inclusion of a signal pole. It is believed around 1,200 pieces were made available, but models have no certificate number.

   
KMB has finally registered its Yutong single-decker today, allocating it fleet no. AYT1 (TB3420).
27th November 2014

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Now available is this 110th anniversary tram from 80M Bus Model (TT33676). It has a destination of Whitty Street Depot and is limited to 680 pieces. A new page and further photographs will be added shortly.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Two further releases from Best Choose are these 1/76 scale Toyota Coaster public light buses. LG5478, on the left, has a destination of Kennedy Town whilst that for GV2463 is on route 3 to Tai Kok Tsui.

   
It is believed that A & K Model are to release two versions of a Kowloon Motor Bus AEC Regent Mk V, thought to be A80 and A162.
25th November 2014

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com

My thanks to Jotus.com for providing photographs of the Best Choose Guy Arab that was released on Friday, 21st November (180401). A new page and further photographs will be added shortly.
24th November 2014

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Doug Stirling-Stewart

My thanks to Doug Stirling-Stewart for making me aware of a new Bachmann Hong Kong tram in all over Kinox livery (CE00611). The tram carries no fleet number and it is unknown if it is based on an actual tram livery. A new page will be added shortly.

 
I am advised that a China Motor Bus rebodied Guy Arab has recently been released. LX300 (CK1486) is on route 106 to Chuk Yuen. It is believed to be from Best Choose and has a product code of 180401. It is limited to 650 pieces. Further details would be welcome.
23rd November 2014

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Ken Hui

Citybus and New World First have put their first hybrid buses into service, 8401 (TA5575) was noted today on route 5B whilst 5600 (TA3523) was operating route 8 to Heng Fa Chuen. My thanks to Ken Hui for allowing me to share his photographs.
   
I managed to see both of KMB's examples during my short visit, but from noticeably different angles.
   


   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Kwok Leung Lo

Photographs courtesy and copyright of Kwok Leung Lo
 
Nineteen people were injured after an MTR light rail vehicle (No. 1073) and a MTR double-decker bus (No 607?) collided in Tuen Mun yesterday afternoon.

The accident happened yesterday afternoon when the light rail unit, on route 507, was leaving Tuen Mun Ferry Pier Terminus bound for Tin King. As it reached the junction of Wu Chui Road, it collided with a route K52 bus heading to MTR's Tuen Mun Station.

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Mark Chua (buses[IN]gapore!) @ http://busesingapore.blogspot.com

SMRT has updated its logo, replacing its half black/half red logo with a totally red design, as seen on the above vehicles. These can be compared to the old logo, shown in the photograph at the foot of this News page.
22nd November 2014

   
There were no new model releases during my holiday but details of the Buses Model Co. MCW Metrobus have now been received along with a model of China Motor Bus Dennis Condor DM28, courtesy of VMS (Vehicles Model Studio).