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Tiny has today published on their Facebook page the above photograph of the forthcoming 1/76 scale Kowloon Motor Bus Hino 700 recovery truck, which was first announced back in September last year.

 


Whilst on the subject of Facebook, I am currently posting 'ad hoc' photographs on this site's Facebook page, a few recent postings appearing above (each is 'clickable'.
Just click on the image below to be taken to Facebook.

31st March 2020

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of HKTransportNews
 
Released in Hong Kong today is this Tiny 1/110 scale 'Members' Long Win Bus liveried 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500. It features 2505 (VZ7286) on route S64C to Tung Chung (Yat Tung) (KMB2019105).
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of HKTransportNews

This new release has been added to the Tiny page, as has the New Lantao Bus Leyland Victory Mk 2 mentioned yesterday and pictured above. Two other additions to this page are a 1/76 scale green Toyota Coaster Public Light Bus registered TF6881 (Box 25c - ATC64261) along with a 12-metre Citybus liveried ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 registered UG7286 (Box L03b - ATC64081). Again my thanks to Leo for providing the above photographs and that for the latter of the two aforementioned models.
29th March 2020

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Steve's World of Trams
 
Two Peak Horse trams feature in today's update, thanks to Steve Smith of Steve's World of Trams and this follows on from the News on 17th March when I reported on the existence of the above two trams. New pages for both have now been added.

If anyone can provide additional information on the above models or any other Peak Horse trams that I have missed (see list here), please let me know. And can anyone explain why the 'Ageas' example carries a tram number of 828!!!!

   
My thanks to Leo from Hong Kong for answering my appeal for more information on the New Lantao Bus liveried Leyland Victory Mk 2 featured below (25th March) and confirming that it was in fact issued back in 2017!  It features LD5 (CP3655) on route 4 with a destination of Tong Fuk (ATC641.69).  Check out Leo's Facebook page, which can be found here HKTransportNews .
28th March 2020

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

MGG Workshop has today released a further version of it's Kowloon Motor Bus liveried Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L. V6B77 (WF7305) is on route W2 with a destination of, I believe, Jordan Austin Station. Unlike previous examples, it is fitted with luggage racks (MGG-B8W2).
27th March 2020

 

Tiny 1/110 releases dominate today's update - released yesterday was the New World First Bus liveried MAN A95, featuring 6090 (TZ9333) on route 82X to Siu Sai Wan (Box L07 - ATC64717) and set for release tomorrow is Kowloon Motor Bus 12.8 metre Alexander Dennis 'facelift' Enviro500 E6X6 (WG9827) on route 73X to Tai Po (Fu Shin)  (Box 98 - KMB2019126).


Meanwhile, a further New Lantao Bus Leyland Victory Mk 2 has appeared, the only details presently known are that it is on route 4 and that it is a Members Exclusive model. Any other details of this release would be welcome.

My thanks once again to Steve Walsh for his assistance in providing information on the latest Tiny models.

   
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Photographs courtesy and copyright of China Model Bus

New pages have now been added for the two Kowloon Motor Bus pearlescent green liveried Neoplan Centroliners, believed to be from NP Model, details of which were first announced on this site on 5th March. Both represent AP132 (KC3551), that on the left has a destination of 'The Centroliner' with the side and rear route blinds reading '888'. That on the right has a destination 'KMB GREEN BUS' with the side and rear route blinds reading 'KMB'. In the absence of product codes, I have allocated them NP1003A and NP1003B, but will of course revise these if further releases clash or if anyone can provide further details.
25th March 2020

 

Following yesterday's news on former China Motor Bus/New World First Bus Leyland Fleetline SF15, I thought it timely to post the above photograph of a model of the bus released by ABC Models almost 20 years ago (000512).
23rd March 2020

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Released today in Hong Kong are these two Optare Solo SR Public Light Buses from Model 1. VL2848 (on the right) is on route 808 to Prince of Wales Hospital (63892) whilst VF7558 is on route 54M to Kennedy Town Stn. and carries decals confirming it to be the first low-floor public light bus in Hong Kong (63893). New pages and further details and photographs have now been added.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

My News on 29th July 2019 reported on former China Motor Bus/New World First Bus Daimler/Leyland Fleetline SF15, which had been acquired by a private collector back in 2017, and at the time of my update, had been re-registered WD 3519, as pictured above.

Since that update the bus has undergone a complete transformation, as shown in the following photographs taken yesterday. Note the original registration!

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Photographs courtesy and copyright of Jumbo bus Hong Kong

21st March 2020

 
 
Simon Ayres has today uploaded to YouTube the second part of his video 'Model Buses: Kowloon Motor Bus' - well worth a look.  A link to the first part can be found below (see News 8th March).

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Tony Tang

I am very grateful to Tony Tang for allowing me to share his photographs of this Peak Horse tram with Po Sum On all-over advertising, which recently sold on a popular auction site (11207). Further photographs will be added to the relevant page shortly.

20th March 2020

 

Set for release on Thursday (19th) is this Tiny 1/110 scale Kowloon Motor Bus 3-door Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Dragon with Red A all-over advertising. It features S3N153 (DK3530) on route 1A to Star Ferry (Box 141 - KMB2019064).


Following my recent posting on the range of Peak Horse trams released in the late 1990's and early 2000's
(see News 7th March) , I have been made aware of two further releases.

The first is a plain green example featuring tram no. 88 with a destination of Happy Valley.

The second carries a fictitious fleet no. of 828 and has a destination of Western Market. It carries all-over advertising for Ageas. The base colour being white and one side of the tram features photographs of three office workers and the other side features the Ageas name in multitude.


My thanks to Stephen Walsh and Steve Smith of Steve's World of Trams for the above information.


Meanwhile, today saw the arrival of this gold plated release, issued around 20 years ago - 11101
17th March 2020

   
   
These two 11-metre Kowloon Motor Bus liveried Leyland Olympians have been announced by BMCU - they feature S3BL422 (FP8167) on route 66 to Tai Hing (BMCU66) and S3BL470 (GB2444) on route 16 (BMCU16).

 
   
And another new model from Tiny.
10th March 2020


I make no apologies for again featuring an early Collector's Model Dennis Dragon in this month's 20-year 'Flashback' - AD203 (GL9201) carries all-over advertising for Canon's 'Smartcam' and was released in March 2000 (DA101B),

   
   
Set for release on Thursday (12th) is this Tiny 1/110 scale China Motor Bus Daimler Fleetline carrying 'Mitsukoshi' all-over advertising. It features XF109 (CV8326) on  route 2 to Macau Ferry (Box 74 - ATC64807).
9th March 2020

   
Following on from his Citybus and New World First Bus 'Model Buses' YouTube videos (see News 11th February), Simon Ayres has today posted the first part (of two) for Kowloon Motor Bus.

8th March 2020

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Model 1 has announced it will issue a further version of a China Motor Bus Carlyle bodied Dennis Dart (five have already been announced), this featuring DC11 (EZ1810) on route 309 to Shek O (63157).

   
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WANTED
Tram 118 - Kennedy Town - Plain green Tram 88 - Hong Kong - Chubb
   
On a purely personal note, I am looking to complete my collection of Peak Horse 1/76th scale trams, issued in the late 1990s/early 2000s. I believe I am missing two, which are shown above. If you are able to help in my quest, or can provide details of any other Peak Horse releases not shown, please contact me by e-mail or via the site's Facebook page - thank you.
7th March 2020

 
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Appearing on a popular Chinese on-line shopping website are two versions of Kowloon Motor Bus green Neoplan Centroliner AP132 (KC3551). One version has a destination of 'The Centroliner' in Chinese and English whilst the second has a destination of 'KMB Green Bus'. Both images are 'clickable'.

5th March 2020

 
   
Set for release tomorrow in Hong Kong (5th) is this Tiny 1/110 scale China Motor Bus Daimler Fleetline DMS in 'Stop Theft is a Crime' all-over decals. Featuring XF64 (CK4869) on route 22 to Quarry Bay, it comes in Box No. 142 (ATC64845).


The Tiny Index page has today been updated to include the recently announced models along with one that I had previously missed, a Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Gemini bodied Volvo B9TL (KMB2018078) - thanks to Steve Walsh.


Photographs courtesy and copyright of Masterpiece Collectibles

Masterpiece Collectibles has announced it is to release two resin models of, I believe, an Hispano bodied articulated Mercedes-Benz 0405, both in Singapore liveries.
4th March 2020

   
Automodel has issued a statement on it's Facebook page explaining why only four of the six models announced last September have been released. It reads "Sorry that due to the epidemic, two of the original 6 Macau Rosa models were blocked. In order to keep friends waiting for a long time, we will distribute 4 models to various retailers in Hong Kong, The remaining two treats for the factory will be completed as soon as possible after the reopening. I hope you will understand".

My thanks to Peter Harrison and John Bennett for providing information on these models. Destinations for three of the models have been added and I am awaiting confirmation on the other. None of the models come with limited edition certificates but transfers are included.

 

Tiny have announced a further 1/110 scale model, this being Long Win liveried 11-metre Alexander bodied Volvo Olympian HH2032. It is on route E31 to Tung Chung Town Centre (KMB2019118).
3rd March 2020

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle
 
New pages have now been added for the four recently released Macau Mitsubishi Fuso Rosa models from Automodel - just click on the image to be taken to the relevant page. My thanks to Donald MacRae and Bobby Liu for sharing their photographs of the actual vehicles modelled. Both have extensive libraries of Macau buses in their respective sites.

I am assuming the models do not have limited edition certificates, but if you are able to confirm, please e-mail me. Destinations are also unknown.
2nd March 2020
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