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It appears that Tiny's 1/43 scale China Motor Bus liveried Leyland Victory Mk 2 is set for release in the next few weeks. (ATC43065).


Staying with Tiny, but changing to 1/110 scale, this 'chrome/gold' plated 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 has been listed as a 'Tiny Show Bus' - no other details are currently known. 


And another is this unofficial Citybus liveried DMS (ATC64997).

Example 1

Example 2

In view of the increasing number of unlicensed models being issued, I am contemplating identifying these in the various model listings. Above are two draft proposals. Before progressing with this work, perhaps you could advise if you think this would be a useful addition or not, and if so, suggestions on how to highlight these models would be helpful. 
 
30th June 2020

 

Released today in Hong Kong is Model 1's Park Island liveried Alexander Dennis Enviro200. This model was announced back in December 2019 and features LK9179 on route NR331S with a destination of Noah's Ark (63381). Further photographs will be added shortly.
29th June 2020

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop
   

Photograph courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop

80M Bus Model has issued a further vintage tram, this time featuring green tram no. 28 (TT33803). A new page has been added along with a full set of photographs, courtesy of 80M Bus Model Shop.

 
   
The two Tiny 1/76 scale yellow ADL Enviro400s announced yesterday have been released in Hong Kong today. Fleet no. 7051 (RX9599) is on route 9 with a destination screen that reads Cape D'Aguilar and Shek O and a windscreen board that reads 9 Shau Kei Wan (ATC76008) (top). Fleet no. 7030 (RC6862) is on route 973 with a destination of  via Jordan (ATC76010). Being unlicensed products they carry no fleetnames or logos and they have no limited edition certificate.

 

And finally, for now, the Model 1 China Motor Bus Carlyle bodied Dennis Dart released yesterday, which features DC11 (EZ1810) on route 309 to Shek O (63157).

New pages and further photographs of the above models have now been added.

27th June 2020

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

The Model 1 'Member Limited Edition' China Motor Bus Carlyle bodied Dennis Dart featuring DC11 (EZ1810) on route 309 to Shek O has been released today (63157).

Meanwhile, Model 1 has announced a new casting of a Citybus ADL Enviro400 - further details are expected next week.


Interestingly, the above image is from the Facebook site 'Playclicktiny' - this shows fleet no. 7051 (RX9599) on route 9 (top) and fleet no. 7030 (RC6862) on route 973. As these carry no company fleetnames or logos, it is assumed these are unlicensed products.  Since posting this news, the official Tiny Facebook page has now been updated with the following image.


 
 
The prototype Citybus ADL Enviro400 was modeled back in 2011 (92802).


And finally, on the subject of yellow buses, the second APEC Citybus liveried Berkhof bodied MAN 24.310 has been released (63004).
26th June 2020

 
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KMB's former Long Win Bus Enviro500 8409 (PB7275) was noted earlier today leaving Star Ferry's Tsim Sha Tsui bus terminus having had new electronic destination equipment fitted. A photograph of this bus was posted in the News item for 30th May. This image is 'clickable'.

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Paul Smith

My thanks to Paul Smith for sending me photographs of a variation of ABC Models China Motor Bus Daimler Fleetline LF108 (000102A). This version features grey wheels, as opposed to silver wheels, and the 'A' suffix has been altered by hand to a 'B'. Paul believes this model was bought direct from ABC Models during one of their visits to the UK. Has anyone else come across such a version? Larger photographs have been added to the relevant page.
24th June 2020

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of HKTransportNews

Well it looks like the Citybus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L has been released, along with the KMB Mercedes-Benz 0305!  My thanks to HKTransportNews for providing the above photographs.
23rd June 2020

   
Set for release in Hong Kong on Thursday (25th) is Tiny's 1/110 scale Citybus liveried Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L (Box L28 - ATC64905). This features 8800
(WM5832) on route 22 to Kai Tak Cruise Terminal. This is an unlicensed release and as such it carries no fleetnames or logos.

Also due to become available tomorrow is Kowloon Motor Bus 'striped' Mercedes-Benz 0305 ME24 (DG4601) on route 68 to Un Long (Box 148 - KMB2020010).

 
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Photographs courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com

New World First Bus 5235 & 5236, new Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls, were noted at Central (Macau Ferry) earlier today.
22nd June 2020

   
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Model Bus Evolution Model Bus Evolution entered the Hong Kong model bus market in November 2000, their first release being a standard liveried Citybus 12-metre Dennis Dragon with Duple Metsec bodywork, but with the standard Alexander 'R' type front.This model carried route 118 branding. This is the only casting the company has issued and the last release was in December 2013.
21st June 2020

   
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

New World First Bus registered four new Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls on 18th June (5233-5236), the first of this type to be registered this year. Noted in service earlier today was 5234 (WU5824) operating on route 720. This image is 'clickable'.
20th June 2020

 
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Muhd Naz Farihin

My thanks to Muhd Naz Farihin for clarifying the details of the two Tiny Singapore MAN A95s, which are pictured above. On the right is SG5778U on route 963 with a destination of Woodlands Int. via A T E (Box 06 - ATCSG64008) whilst on the left is the previously released 'Show Limited' release which features SG5757E on route 67 with a destination of Choa Chu Kang via Geylang Road (ATCSG64009). Please note that whilst the models carry no decals, these are included for the purchaser to apply, which is the case for the above models.
19th June 2020

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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Dennis Leung

I am now able to confirm details of Tiny's 1/110 scale Kowloon Motor Bus Mercedes-Benz 0.305 released yesterday. It features ME5 (DF6548) on route 71K with a destination of Tai Wo - Tai Po Market (KMB2020008). This is a limited edition model and differs from the original planned release for this product code, which was ME29 (DG5071) on route 68X to Jordan Road Ferry. My thanks to Dennis Leung  for providing the anbve photograph, which is 'clickable'.

 
Continuing the Tiny theme, the Singapore liveried MAN A95 is set for release in Singapore on Saturday.

Photographs courtesy and copyright of HKTransportNews
 
My thanks to HKTransportNews for proving the above photographs of the recently released KMB 87th anniversary liveried Volvo B8L (KMB 2020048).
18th June 2020

 

Tiny Singapore has updated their Facebook page to include the above photograph, this follows on from the previous posting of this model (see News 8th June).

Still on the subject of Tiny 1/110 scale models, believed to have been released today are the Citybus liveried 11-metre Alexander bodied Volvo Olympian  9041 (HP9730) on route 85 to North Point (Box L21 - ATC64891) and a Kowloon Motor Bus Mercedes-Benz 0.305 on route 71K (further details of this model would be appreciated).

 
The quantity for the APEC Citybus liveried Berkhof bodied MAN  is confirmed as 499 pieces.
17th June 2020

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com

Released at the weekend was this Citybus liveried Berkhof bodied MAN 24.310 from APEC (63005), 


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Following yesterday's news of a new release from Tiny, my thanks to Philip Chan for providing the above photograph of the actual bus.
16th June 2020

   

Kowloon Motor Bus introduced two of it's new 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s into service today. E6M4 (WU3246) and E6M5 (WU3540) were noted operating route 276P earlier today. A new page has tonight been added to the section of the site.



Tiny has announced a further release of a KMB Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L, this time carrying route 5A branding. It features V6B133 (WM3881) on route 5A to Kai Tak (Kai Ching Estate) (KMB2020055).
15th June 2020

 
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For those who don't use Facebook, here are a few photographs I recently posted of Tiny's Wong Chuk Hang Depot. Each image is 'clickable'.

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Another shot of the Long Win Bus liveried Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L's, which are now a year old and which will soon be camouflaged
14th June 2020

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Gakei.com

Whilst recent ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s for Kowloon Motor Bus carry the latest livery (see News below), Wrights Gemini 3s continue to feature the 'old' silver stripe, as displayed by V6B148 (WT6088), which was registered on 21st May. Registered yesterday were V6B151 and V6B152.

My thanks to Gakei.com for allowing me to share the above photograph, a partnership that has existed for over 20 years!

This photograph, with a backdrop of a couple of high-end retailers, reminded me of a photograph I took in November 2010 of Citybus ADL Enviro400 7001 when it was the sole example of that bus type in the fleet (this image is 'clickable').

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New pages have today been added for the two NP Model champagne liveried Neoplan Centroliners released earlier this week. These represent AP139 (KR3941) on route 70X to Sheung Shui (NP1012) and AP155 (KS2234) on route 68A to Tsing Yi Station (NP1013). 
13th June 2020

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Kowloon Motor Bus has now registered twenty-one of it's 11.3 metre 'facelift' Enviro500s. E6M21 (WU4451) was noted today undergoing driver familiarisation training.


Photograph courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop

80M Bus Model has released a new tram model, this featuring historic tram no. 128 (TT33804). My thanks to 80M Bus Model Shop for providing a full set of photographs.


NP Models has released two further champagne liveried Neoplan Centroliners, these representing AP139 (KR3941) on route 70X to Sheung Shui (NP1012) and AP155 (KS2234) on route 68A to Tsing Yi Station (NP1013). Each is limited to 120 pieces and being unlicensed products they carry no fleetnames or logos. New pages will be added as soon as time allows.


New pages and full sets of photographs, thanks to Jotus.com, have now been added for the two recently released Masterpiece Collectibles Mercedes-Benz 0405G bendy-buses, Trans Island Bus Services TIB1217T and SMRT TIB1212G .

Full sets of photographs have also been added for the two Long Win Bus Volvo B8Ls, thanks to 80M Bus Model Shop.
12th June 2020

  


Corgi released their first casting of a Leyland Victory Mk 2 this day in 2000. It features a former China Motor Bus example, LV36 (CH9399), which was subsequently donated by New World First Bus to the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum where it still resides (44801).


Photographs courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop
 
Released in Hong Kong today are the two Long Win Bus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls from 80M Bus Model.
Both are unregistered examples, the first with a route number of A43 and destination of Fanling (Luen Wo Hui) (KMB2019122) whilst the second simply reads '123 Hanover Displays' (KMB2019123).


Photographs courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com

These two resin Mercedes-Benz 0405G articulated buses from Masterpiece Collectibles were released on 8th June.

The top one features Trans Island Bus Services TIB1217T on route 184 to Clementi via Clementi Rd whilst the lower one features SMRT TIB1212G on route 190 to Choa Chu Kang via Hill Street. Each is limited to 150 pieces and the SMRT example includes SMRT decals. New pages and additional photographs will be added shortly.
10th June 2020

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

Released in Hong Kong today are the two Discovery Bay Gemilang bodied MAN NL323 from Model 1 which were first announced on 3rd January (63243 & 63244).

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of BusDreamLand


Photograph courtesy and copyright of HKTransportNews

As reported in yesterdays news, Kowloon Motor Bus has registered eight new 12.8 metre 'facelift' Enviro500s and these have now been allocated fleet numbers. Noted in service earlier today is E6X97 (WU4184) operating route 39M.

This batch has a modified KMB logo, having changed from silver to white and with a black shadow, the addition of "City pulse" decals on both sides and no silver slash design. Solar roof panels are not featured.

Further photographs have been added to the 
section of the site.
9th June 2020

   

Posted on the Tiny Singapore Facebook page is this image of a Singapore Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L. No other details are presently known.

   
Kowloon Motor Bus has been busy registering sixteen new buses today. Eight 11.3 metre 'facelift' Enviro500s have been allocated fleet numbers E6M1-8 whilst the other eight are 12.8 metre examples have yet to receive fleet numbers E6Xxx.
8th June 2020

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Dennis Lau

The number of new Long Win Bus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls stored at Tai Po has now grown to eight. I understand that none will enter service with Long Win, instead seven being transferred to KMB for possible use on a new route P960, a luxury bus service which will allow passengers to reserve seats through an App.

It is believed that the remaining three will go to Sun Bus, a subsidiary of KMB, for use on Park Island shuttle services.


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Photographs courtesy and copyright of Ming's photo bucket

No less than twenty 12.8 metre MCV bodied Volvo B8Ls for KMB arrived in Hong Kong today.
7th June 2020

 
 
The 80M Bus Model Shop website has just added the above two models for pre-order.  Both feature unregistered Long Win Bus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls, one with a route number of A43 and destination of Fanling (Luen Wo Hui) (KMB2019122) whilst the other simply reads '123 Hanover Displays' (KMB2019123).

 
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Photographs courtesy and copyright of WL Wong

And coincidentally.......my thanks to WL Wong for allowing me to share his photographs of some new Long Win Bus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls currently awaiting registration. Both images are 'clickable'.
5th June 2020

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Jimmy Mak

My thanks to Jimmy Mak for allowing me to share his photographs of the recently released Tiny 1/110 Singapore MAN A95.
4th June 2020

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of James Prince

Some further photographs of Citybus 345 have been added to the section of the site, thanks to James Prince. These were taken on 16th November 2006 when James collected her from Ensignbus, delivering her to her new, short-lived owners, Shamrock of Poole. 
3rd June 2020

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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Eddy Sumantri Mohd Talhah

Today saw the launch of rapidKL's first Gemilang bodied Volvo B8Ls into revenue service. Three vehicles were deployed however two returned to the Depot earlier than their scheduled time. Pictured above is VEL 9768. These images are 'clickable'.


Tiny's 1/110 scale Singapore liveried Gemilang bodied MAN A95 was released today and carries the wording 'Show Limited Edition'. It includes decals for the purchaser to apply (ATCSG64009).
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