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KMB ATEU11 (PG9225)
KMB2020091

   
Long Win Bus 8518 (RF528)
KMB2020090

 
KMB ATEU43 (PB7275)
KMB2020089

 
KMB E6X11 (WH1008)
KMB2020144

   
Photographs 80M Bus Model Shop

The above four models have today been announced on the 80M Bus Model Shop website. From top to bottom they are:-
KMB ATEU11 (PG9225) on route 297 to Hung Hom Ferry - KMB2020091 - 600 pieces
Long Win Bus 8518 (RF528) on route E33P to Siu Hong Station - KMB2020090 - 600 pieces
KMB ATEU43 (PB7275) on route 12 to Cheung Sha Wan (Hoi Lai Estate) - KMB2020089 - 600 pieces
KMB E6X11 (WH1008) on route 268C to Long Ping Station - KMB2020144 - 650 pieces
 
KMB E6X6 (WG9827)
KMB2020094



In addition to the four 1/76 scale models, this 1/43 scale model has also been announced. It features 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 E6X6 (WG9827) on route 279X to Tsing Yi Station (KMB2020094). This is limited to 750 pieces.
 
SECOND UPDATE
 

Finally, I believe, for today's new model announcements is Kowloon Motor Bus Enviro500 ATE232 (LY6518) carrying Bruce Lee 80th anniversary decals, 'Dont think, FEEL'. It is on route 43 to Tsuen Wan West Station and limited to 500 pieces
(KMB2020142).
31st January 2021

 
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Photographs Network Shuttle

Pictured above are the Year of the Ox models for New World First Bus and Citybus, as first announced back on 9th December. Both feature Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls. New World First Bus 5230 (WN2615) is on route 18 to North Point (63625/20098) whilst Citybus 8807 (WP1057) is on route 118 with a destination of Cheung Sha Wan West (63626/CM170). Each is limited to 500 pieces and they are expected soon. These images are 'clickable'.
   
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Photograph Philip Chan
 
Meanwhile, as reported below, the actual Citybus bus appeared for the first time yesterday and it was noted earlier today operating on route 592.
   
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Photograph Grant Ng Kwok Kuen
 

   
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Photographs Terence Tong

One arrival and one departure - a new Wrights Streetdeck for KMB subsidiary Sun Bus arrives in Hong Kong whilst former Citybus Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Trident leaves for New Zealand.
30th January 2021

 
Citybus's 'Year of the Ox' decorated Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L 8807 has appeared today, being spotted on route 930X.

 
Photograph Philip Chan
 
Meanwhile, I am reliably informed that this former Long Win Bus ADL Enviro500, now transferred to the Kowloon Motor Bus fleet, is to be the subject of a new model.

29th January 2021

 
 
Further to the recent announcement of a second Tiny Bruce Lee 80th anniversary model, here is a photograph of the model along with the real thing.

 
Help required

I am trying to establish if the following models came with limited edition certificates, and if so, what the quantity for each model is.
If you can provide any information,
please e-mail me or post details on the site's Facebook page.

 
APEC - 59909APEC - 63004
Model 1 - 63177

28th January 2021

 
Photograph China Model Bus
 
New photographs of the two recently released P&T Diecast Kowloon Motor Bus Daimler Fleetlines have now been added.
2D13 (CM4782) is on route 2C to Tai Hang Tung (DC1031) and 2D26 (CN1529) on route 7 to Kowloon Tong (DC1032). Each is limited to 400 pieces and both are unlicensed models but are believed to come with KMB logos for the purchaser to apply.
27th January 2021

   
   
A second Kowloon Motor Bus vehicle has received all over Bruce Lee 80th anniversary decals, this time it is Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL AVBWU715 (VD5513) and Tiny has already announced a 1/110 scale model (KMB2020109). No doubt a 1/76th scale model will follow.
   
KMB Scania Tow TruckADL Enviro400 ATSE1
Crystal Bus MAN A95Dennis Trident ATR1
KMB 11.3m ADL 'facelift' Enviro500KMB Dennis Dragon

Following yesterday's announcement of the new Tiny catalogue, I thought I would post just a few of the new models that caught my eye!  Remember, all the bus related models can be found on the Xtra section of the site.

   
Photograph Network Shuttle

A further model that carries Model 1 10th anniversary decals is 63601A. This model is based on already issued 63601, which featured NWFB 4523 (TW8508) on route 42 to North Point Ferry, however, the identity of the bus has been changed to represent 4503 (TL7116) - the route number and destination remain as 63601. My thanks to Chris Baines for advising me of this release.
26th January 2021

 
   
Tiny has launched its 2021 catalogue and I have added a new page to the Xtra section of the site that features a number of pages from the catalogue that relate to model buses.
 
The Tiny index page is currently being updated to include any new models and these are being highlighted accordingly.
 25th January 2021

 
Photographs Simon Ayres

My thanks to Simon Ayres for sending me photographs of the recently released SG Bus Gemilang bodied MAN A95 from Knackstop. Not only has Simon sent me these, he has also sent me a selection of comparison photographs showing the differences between this latest release and the first official release back in 2017. This latest model carries a  product code of STK001 - just follow the link to see more.
 24th January 2021

   
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Photographs Philip Chan

Kowloon Motor Bus is gradually repainting the buses transferred from Long Win Bus (LWB) into it's champagne livery and pictured above are ADL Enviro500 ATEU42 (PB6893), formerly LWB 8408 and ADL Enviro500NG ATENU1659 (SK6768) formerly LWB 9507.
23rd January 2021

 
 
I have been advised by Joseph Tse, author of the above book, that it is now generally available in the main bookshops of Hong Kong. Further details of the book can be found in the Xtra section of the site, just follow the link.
21st January 2021

 
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Photographs Network Shuttle

Three new Leyland Olympians, all carrying road safety advertising, have been announced by Model 1.
 
LM6 (FW1878) 'Following too close causes accidents' is on route 81 to Causeway Bay (63077), LM7 (FW3152) 'Unsafe overtaking can injure other road users' is on route 23 to Pokfield Road (63078) and LM9 (FW2788)
'Speeding wrecks lives' is on route 109 to Ho Man Tin (63079). These are unlicensed products and carry no operator's fleetname or logos. These liveries were carried when the buses were part of the New World First Bus fleet and, thanks to Gakei.com, the new pages include a photograph of the actual buses. They are expected in the second quarter of 2021.
21st January 2021

 
 
Tiny has announced it is to re-issue it's Kowloon Motor Bus Depot Bd5, albeit with a different KMB logo. Details of the original can be found in the Xtra section of the site.

 
   
The Taobao website is listing two P&T Model Kowloon Motor Bus Daimler Fleetline DMS models, as pictured above. 2D13 (CM4782) is on route 2C (DC1031) and 2D26 (CN1529) on route 7 (DC1032). Both are unlicensed models but are believed to come with KMB logos for the purchaser to apply.
20th January 2021

 

Two further 1/110 scale Kowloon Motor Bus models have been announced by Tiny and these are pictured above. The Alexander bodied Mercedes-Benz O305 features ME1 (CZ6686) on route 70X (Box 71 - KMB200113) whilst the Alexander bodied Volvo Olympian features AV219 (HB1972) on route 212 (Box 88 - KMB2020126). 
19th January 2021

 
Photographs  TWGH
 
Further to my posting on 3rd January, the above model is now available to order* from Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGH).  As reported, the TWGH celebrated it's 150th Anniversary last year and this model adopts the Group’s anniversary illustration 'For Charity, We Go Beyond', created by local artist Vivian HO. The model features a Kowloon Motor Bus 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500. It carries a registration of TWGHs 1870 and is on route 150. All proceeds will go to TWGHs Development Funds for Kwong Wah Hospital Redevelopment Project to meet the comprehensive medical demand of the general public. The model is limited to 1,500 pieces.

- the model retails for HK$400 and is available direct from TWGH via their website but they are only accepting local orders.
17th January 2021

 
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Kowloon Motor Bus has unveiled it's Year of the Ox decorated bus, and model
 
Fleet no. E6X11 (WH1008), an 12.8 metre Alexander Dennis 'facelift' Enviro500, has received the 2021 Year of the Ox livery and the company has also announced it will operate on route 268C in the coming days. Not surprisingly, this is the route number carried on the model with a destination of Long Ping Station. A new page has tonight been added to the Xtra section of the site.
 
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15th January 2021

 
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These two 11.3 metre Citybus ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s have been announced today. On the left is 9149 (EM6616) which is on route 90 and has a destination of Ap Lei Chau (64301) whilst on the right is 9150 (WJ6188), on route 97 to Lei Tung (64302). Each is limited to 1,400 pieces. 
13th January 2021

    

Tiny has announced a 'concise' version of a Kowloon Motor Bus ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 with the purchaser having a choice of routes/destinations (KMB2020085). It also comes in simple plastic packaging with a reduced price of HK$49.

 
 
A new page has today been added for the 1/43 scale Tiny New World First Bus liveried Leyland Victory Mk 2 (ATC43161).

 

Model 1 has announced a further release of a China Motor Bus Leyland Olympian, this featuring LM9 (FW2788) on route 722 with a destination of Yiu Tung Estate (63076).
11th January 2021

   

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Released 10 years ago today is this Kowloon Motor Bus Year of the Rabbit Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (39413),


 
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Photographs Bobby Liu

A rail replacement bus service was in operation today between Kowloon Tong and Hung Hom and my thanks to Philip Chan and Bobby Liu for providing the above photographs, all of which are 'clickable'. 
10th January 2021

 
Photograph Dennis KW Chau

A variant to the two recent Model 1 10th anniversary releases (63603A and 63347B) is this model of New World First Bus 4523, originally issued back in February 2018 (63601), but reissued with 10th anniversary decals added. Only a few appear to have been issued. It is understood that this model was used following there being an insufficient quantity of 4503. I have allocated this model a product code of 63601C and a new page will be added shortly. My thanks to Dennis KW Chau for providing details and photographs of this model.

 
I am finding it increasingly challenging trying to keep track of all the Tiny 1/110 scale releases and consequently, details of new releases may not necessarily be featured in this News page. I will, however, endeavour to include these in the Tiny index page, subject to being able to obtain all the necessary information for the model.
9th January 2021

   
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Masterpiece Collectibles has announced it will commence taking pre-orders for its resin Singapore Bus Services Volvo B57 from tomorrow (8th) until the 17th January. Two scales are being produced with three releases for each. The route numbers for the 1/76 examples are 16, 192 and 273 whilst those for the 1/43  examples are 13, 16 and 170.
 
7th January 2021

   
   
First reported back on 9th December, this Tiny 1/110 scale Konica liveried Dennis Dragon appears to be set for release on Wednesday (6th).
   
 
On the subject of Tiny releases, this Long Win Bus 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 also appears to be set for release shortly.

   
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Photograph Bobby Liu

The sole Kwoon Chung Motors (KCM) Gemilang bodied MAN RR8 finally entered service on the Fairview Park Shuttle Bus service recently, having been first registered in July 2020. It was first delivered to Hong Kong in the latest New Lantao Bus (NLB)livery and was supposed to have been the demonstrator for fleet replacement serving Southern Lantau. However, it is believed that restrictions on the terms of new franchised buses imposed by Transport Department, all new franchised buses should be wheelchair accessible. This bus was not wheelchair accessible and therefore could not join the NLB fleet and was repainted into full white livery when stored by the dealer, subsequently receiving the standard KCM livery, as pictured above - the image is 'clickable'.
4th January 2021

   
Photograph  TWGH

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGH), a limited edition model adopting the Group’s anniversary illustration 'For Charity, We Go Beyond', created by local artist Vivian HO, is to be produced. The model features a Kowloon Motor Bus 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500. All proceeds will go to TWGHs Development Funds for Kwong Wah Hospital Redevelopment Project to meet the comprehensive medical demand of the general public. The model is limited to 1,500 pieces.

   

A new page has today been added for the Automobile Magazine HK 40th anniversary gift set (CR208001).

   
Photograph Donald MacRae
 
Also added today is a new page for the Hongkong Tramways Rules, Regulations & Instructions book mentioned in yesterday's news - just follow this link.

 

The second 'Model 1 10th anniversary' liveried model was released yesterday (63347B) - a new page will follow shortly (now added - 4th January).
3rd January 2021

 
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Photographs Ernest Chang

Something a little different from Tiny and limited to just 1,000 pieces is this bare-metal prototype Dennis Dragon (ATC65172). My thanks to Ernest Chang for allowing me to share his photographs, which are 'clickable'.

     

Released today is this Automobile Magazine Hong Kong 40th anniversary gift set (CR208001). 

     
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Photograph Donald MacRae
   
A recent publication is this reprint of a Hongkong Tramways Limited Rules, Regulations and Instructions book, originally published in August 1928. Further details will be added shortly. It is available from Adam Gordon Books and is priced at 25. My thanks to Donald MacRae for advising and for the photographs.
2nd January 2021
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