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Captured in the sunshine yesterday is Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L V6B71 (WF6188) sporting Bruce Lee 80th anniversary livery.
 
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Photographs Leo Kwok

Also captured yesterday, at KMB's Tuen Mun South Depot, is a line-up of of new Long Win Bus 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s and 12.8 metre Kowloon Motor Bus MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B8Ls.

   
 
Thanks to the efforts of visitors to my site I am able to provide photographs of the above three models recently released - just click on an image.

 29th November 2020

 
Photographs Network Shuttle

Released in Hong Kong today are the above three China Motor Bus Leyland Olympians from Model 1.  

LA6 (FF3170) is on route 312 (63517
, LA4 (EZ1236) is on route 592 to Causeway Bay (63518) and LA17 (FG9004) is on route 307 to Tai Po Central (63519).

 

   
Now available is the Tiny 1/110 scale Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L carrying the special livery marking the 80th anniversary of the birth of Bruce Lee (27th November 1940). It features V6B71 (WF6188) on route 80 to Kwun Tong Ferry and comes in a special presentation box (KMB2020086).

 
And some 'real' bus news - Citybus Alexander Dennis Enviro500 8203 (PR7978) has been converted to open top.


   
       
Despite receiving the above book during October, it has taken me this long to add details to the Xtra section of the site, for which I apologise.  Hong Kong Franchised Buses is published by JRTeam and it covers the various bus types of Hong Kong's five franchised operators, namely Kowloon Motor Bus, Citybus, New World First Bus, Long Win Bus and New Lantao Bus and the book is divided into these five 'chapters'. Text is predominantly in Chinese. Just click on the Xtra logo to be taken to the relevant page for more details.
26th November 2020

   
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Photograph Gakei.com

Following on from yesterday's posting, I am very grateful to Gakei.com for allowing me to share this superb photograph.  The bus is V6B71 (WF6188).

   
This livery appears to be sponsored jointly by 80M Bus Model Shop and Tiny
   
Photograph Leo Kwok
 
Continuing the Tiny theme, this 1/110 scale Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L with route 5A branding has recently been released (KMB2020055).  It features V6B133 (WM3881) on route 5A with a destination of Kai Tak (Kai Ching Estate).
My thanks to Leo Kwok for providing this information along with the photograph..


 
Just published is Joseph Tse's latest tram book, entitled 'Hong Kong Trams : The City's Heritage', further details of which can be found by following this link.

24th November 2020

 

Acquired today is Buses Yearbook 2021, which includes, among many others, three articles entitled 'Brits Abroad' - the first features Hong Kong, the second Singapore and the third New Zealand. It is available in both soft and hardback.

   
The champagne liveried Neoplan Centroliner from NP Model (see below), is limited to 228 pieces and I can confirm the product code is NP1021.

   
   
Another Tiny 1/110 scale release is this 'Red A' liveried Kowloon Motor Bus Mercedes-Benz O305 featuring ME5 (DF6548) on route 68X to Jordan Road (KMB2020081).
 
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To mark the 80th anniversary of the birth of Bruce Lee (27th November 1940), Kowloon Motor Bus has decorated one of it's Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls in a special yellow livery, and in the foreground is a Tiny model!
23rd November 2020

 
   
NP Model has released yet another champagne liveried Neoplan Centroliner, this time representing AP105 (JX5467) on route 59M with a destination of Tuen Mun Pier Head (NP1020) (NP1021). Quantities are not yet known.

 
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The arrival today of a Trident badge has prompted the above photograph.
21st November 2020

   
 
Two new 1/110 scale models announced by Tiny today are shown above - an unlicensed China Light & Power liveried 12-metre Enviro500 (Box L22 - ATC65030) and a Kowloon Motor Bus 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 featuring ATENU1468 (VM6184) on route 601 (Box 99(d) - KMB2020110).
17th November 2020

   
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Photograph Bobby Liu
 
Citybus ADL Enviro500 8222 (RN614), one of twenty-six such vehicles now in the non-franchised fleet, has been repainted into 'Auntie Nora' livery - another model possibility?
16th November 2020


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This Citybus 'Millennium' liveried 12-metre Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Trident was released in Hong Kong twenty years ago today (44512).
14th November 2020

   
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Yesterday was the last day of service for the batch of twenty Kowloon Motor Bus Volgren bodied Volvo B10TLs, or Super Olympians, with 3ASV474 operating the final journey, as pictured above.

And some snaps from days gone by..............
   
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3ASV451 (KT5339) see here at the junction of Nathan Road and Salisbury Road - 2nd December 2011
   
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3ASV447 (KT6487) at Sha Tin  - 29th November 2010

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Photograph 80M Bus Model Shop

Just one model of this bus type was issued and this was by Cars Workshop back in July 2006. It featured 3ASV441 (KT4187) on route 98C to Hang Hau North (39501). This model escapes my collection, so if you have a spare one!

   
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Tiny has announced the planned release of this silver plated Leyland Olympian AL136 (FM4502). It is on route 98D.

 
Also announced is a Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL with all-over advertising for 'Chocolate Rain'.

   
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This 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 is destined for MTR.

All the above images are 'clickable' with the exception of the Tiny 'Chocolate Rain' model.
12th November 2020

   















11th November 2020
     

 
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Noted today undergoing testing was this two-axle Wrights Streetdeck, which is believed to be destined for KMB subsidiary Sun Bus.
9th November 2020

   


This Tiny limited edition Leyland Victory Mk 2 is being offered to customers of Japanese department store Uny who spend over HK$1,000. It features China Motor Bus LV62 (CK501) on route 27 (ATC64978).
7th November 2020







 

 
Congratulations to Mark Leung of Canada who was the first to spot the link between the six models below - Mark worked it out on just four images. Congratulations also to David from London, who was the only other visitor to work it out, but on six images. The link is - they were all released on 5th November!
   
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Photographs KH Chan

Citybus 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift Enviro500 no. 6302 (TX6430) appeared in a movie press conference earlier this week at Citybus's West Kowloon Depot and my thanks to KH Chan for the above photographs taken at that event.  

The film is entitled 
“The calling of a bus driver” and the background of the story relates to female bus captain and stars Hong Kong singer/songwriter and actress Ivana Wong .  The official synopsis reads:- "Just when a middle-aged aspiring bus driver thinks she and her 7-year boyfriend are headed to the altar, she learns that he is involved with another woman. A year later, she receives invitation to their wedding banquet, where she accidentally foils the plan of that woman’s ex-boyfriend to reveal her as a cheater and a swindler. These two jilted lovers decide to join forces and come up with a plan to take revenge on the alleged con woman."

 
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Photograph Bobby Liu

Kowloon Motor Bus registered 18 new buses on Tuesday (3rd) two of which were 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s (E6X142/143) and E6X142 (XA2898) was noted in service yesterday.

All these images are 'clickable'.
5th November 2020

  
   
   

Further to my postings on Monday and yesterday, I've today added the final two photographs of models that all share a common link.  
If you have worked out what the link is, please e-mail me your answer.  I will post details tomorrow.  
4th November 2020

 
Following on from yesterday's posting, here are today's photographs ........

   
Photograph China Model Bus
 
New photographs of Neoplan Centroliner 
AP21 (JP6752) in an all-over advertising livery for Kobayashi and on route 74A have tonight been added (NP1018).


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Photograph KH Chan

Another Citybus 'line-up', but this time featuring just new Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls - 8835 is nearest the camera and I am guessing that 8825 is furthest from the camera!
3rd November 2020

 
Two days into November and with no new model news to report, I thought I would post the above 'quiz'!  I will post six photographs of models that all have a common link - today sees the first two, two more will follow tomorrow and the final two on Wednesday.  You can e-mail me with the common link and, if you've cracked that, send me your predictions of what the remaining four photographs will be.
2nd November 2020
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