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Announced today is this Tiny 1/110 scale Kowloon Motor Bus Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Dragon. It features 3N55 (DD9452) on route 38 (Box KMB15 / KMB2021176).

 
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Next from Tiny, but this time in 1/76 scale, is this Sun Bus liveried Toyota Coaster B59 (Box KMB26 /KMB2021190).
 

Here is Tiny's flyer for the International MotorXpo Hong Kong 2021 which opens tomorrow.

 
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HKTransportNews
   
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8826 (XS7260) - route 78X 8821 (WV5040) - route 78X
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8826 (XS7260) - route 79X V6B165 (XE1179) - route 78A
Alan Wong
 
My thanks to HKTransportNews and Alan Wong for allowing me to post a selection of photographs taken earlier today, which saw the commencement of Citybus routes 78X and 79X and Kowloon Motor Bus route 78A. 
30th November 2021

   
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Citybus registered four new Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls on 18th November for use on new Queens Hill express routes 78X and 79X, which commence tomorrow. The above photograph was taken on 27th November and it is believed this bus has since received banner advertising for the new routes.
29th November 2021

   
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PHM22102
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PHM22102F
Driver and passengers
 
Yesterday's arrival was in the form of PHM22102, a plastic Peak Horse 1/87 scale China Motor Bus liveried Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Condor DA41. This differs from last month's acquisition, PHM22102F, in that it has a driver but no seated passengers.
 
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I have therefore updated the above image, which I posted last month, showing all the models in this range, with the exception of one!   Still missing is PHM22101, but does it actually exist?

Numerically the first in the series, I can find no information about it other than it was listed in a newsletter received from a UK retailer in January 1999, as shown in the image below.
It is listed as being a China Motor Bus example in blue and cream Air-con livery. The fact that no price is listed alongside PHM22101, nor PHM22104, makes me think that maybe this model was never released and that it was possibly replaced by PHM22104. In consulting Danny Chan's and the late Vic Davey's excellent book, 'The Complete World of Little Buses', images of PHM22102, PHM22103 and PHM22104 appear, but not for PHM22101.
   
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Continuing my investigations, the following page of the 87thScale.info website lists all the models, again with the exception of 22101.
 
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And finally, here is a page from Hattons Model Railways website, still with no mention of PHM22101!
 
 
So, I am once again seeking help from anyone who has this model or can confirm its existence - please either e-mail me or post a message on the sites' Facebook page - thank you!
28th November 2021

   
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80M Bus Model Shop
 
On general release today in Hong Kong are these two Kowloon Motor Bus 12 metre Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls. The top photograph shows V6P1 (XL2135) on route P960 to Wan Chai (North) (KMB2021098) whilst the bottom shows V6P5 (XL532) on route P968 to Yuen Long (West) (KMB2021099) - each is limited to 700 pieces.
 
Further photographs have now been added thanks to 
80M Bus Model Shop.
27th November 2021

   
Pictureview
26th November 2011
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HongKong Tramways Tram no. 120,
Causeway Road.
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KMB Duple Metsec bodied short Dennis Dragon ADS198 approaching Star Ferry Bus Terminus. KMB Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Dragon 3AD103, Nathan Road, Kowloon.  
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KMB Alexander bodied Volvo Olympian AV389 approaching Star Ferry Bus Terminus. KMB Duple Metsec bodied short Dennis Dragon ADS115 approaching Star Ferry Bus Terminus. 
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NWFB Volvo Olympian VA60
Causeway Road.
NWFB Neoplan Centroliner 6008
Causeway Road.
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 KMB Salvador Caetano bodied Scania ASU10
Causeway Road.
KMB Wrights Gemini bodied Volvo B9TLs AVBWU29 and AVBW47 resting at Wan Chai.
   
Continuing my trip down 'Memory Lane' with a selection of photographs taken ten years ago today.
26th November 2021

 
 
Set for release at the forthcoming International MotorXpo Hong Kong (IMXHK) 2021 exhibition is this metallic Tiny 1/110 scale Kowloon Motor Bus Daimler A. It features 4202 on route 1 with a destination of Star Ferry - Kowloon City.
25th November 2021

 

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24th November 2011
 
The month of November previously saw many UK enthusiasts travel to Hong Kong, including myself, to catch up with the former colony's bus scene. With the current Coved-19 restrictions, I thought I would take a trip down 'Memory Lane' and post a variety of shots taken during my visit in November 2011, and the above is the first, taken 10 years ago today.

Captured at Sogo in Causeway Bay is Citybus Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Trident 2238 heading on the E11 from the Airport to Tin Hau whilst KMB's Alexander bodied Volvo 'Super' Olympian 3ASV439 is heading to Ping Tin on route 603.

   
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23rd November 2011
 
The first photographs taken upon my arrival on 23rd November 2011 were, of course, at the Airport!  On the left is Long Win Bus ADL Enviro500 8425, which was new in May 2010 and carries the 2010 banner, whilst Citybus ADL Enviro500 8203, which was new in January 2011, carries the more basic Cityflyer livery.
   
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Models carrying both these liveries have been released featuring 8417 on the left and 8203 on the right.
 
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24th November 2011
 
Back to the 24th November and a visit to Stanley saw Citybus ADL Enviro400 7026, which had been registered just three weeks earlier, setting off for Central on the 260. Meanwhile back at the Central Ferry Piers, New World First Bus Alexander bodied Volvo Olympian VA55, which had been converted to open top in 2009, is ready to depart on the H2 Metropolis Tour.
24th November 2021

   
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Tiny has today announced another two new models in 1/110 scale, both featuring a Kowloon Motor Bus Leyland Victory Mk 2 with the same banner advertising, which I believe  translates as 'Take the KMB Shing Mun Tunnel Express - the fastest and most economical way to and from Sha Tin and Tsuen Wan'. Pictured above is G189 (CG7045) on route 43X with a destination of Tsuen Wan Ferry Pier (Box KMB07 / KMB2021149) whilst the second features G405 (CT3147) on route 47X. Both are expected to be released during the third quarter of 2022.
23rd November 2021

 
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80M Bus Model Shop
 
Released generally today in Hong Kong are the two Kowloon Motor Bus 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s - E6M83 (XA3564) is on route 31M to Shek Lei (Lei Pui Street) (KMB2021100) whilst E6M97 (XB6909) is on route 81K to Sui Wo Court (KMB2021101). Each is limited to 800 pieces. My thanks to 80M Bus Model Shop for once again providing a full set of photographs for each.

 
Following yesterday's appeal for confirmation as to whether or not the APEC Citybus liveried Berkhof bodied MAN came with a limited edition certificate, I have now received confirmation that it did not. My thanks to Andy Wu, Dennis KW Chau, Anthony Symons and Jotus.com for providing this confirmation.

   
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A new arrival for Kowloon Motor Bus comes in the shape of this 12.8 metre Gemilang 'glass staircase' bodied MAN A95.
22nd November 2021

 
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Philip Chan
 
Citybus Enviro500 no. 26 was noted operating a free shuttle service today between Kowloon Tong Station and the West Kowloon M+ Museum, Hong Kong's new museum of visual culture.

   
 
Annoyingly, this APEC model (63004) was released just last year (14th June) however, I am still unable to confirm whether or not it came with a limited edition certificate, and if so, what the quantity was. If you are able to help, please e-mail me or leave a message on the site's Facebook page.

 
Dennis Ngan

My thanks once again to Dennis Ngan for sending me a selection of photographs taken today at Shek O Bus Terminus. This shot clearly shows the restoration work that is currently underway - further photographs have been added the the 'Shek O' page of my site. 
21st November 2021

 
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HKTransportNews

To promote the release yesterday of Adele's fourth studio album, 30, Kowloon Motor Bus 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 E6M71 (WW3308) has received appropriate all-over advertising.

 
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Following my posting on 17th November when I announced that two of the three Citybus 11.3 metre ADL Enviro500NG models announced by Model 1 back in March appeared to be set for release, I can confirm that all three models are in fact 'Coming soon'.

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Further to the news below (see 17th November) and after watching Tiny's video promoting this Aeon limited edition 1/110 model, I can confirm it features ATENU1326 (VG6020) on route 58X with a destination of Tuen Mun Leung King Estate (KMB2021072).

 
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Continuing with Tiny news, the company has announced it will release a 1/110 scale model of a Kowloon Motor Bus MCV bodied Volvo B8L next year.
20th November 2021

 
 
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A Kowloon Motor Bus ADL Enviro500NG overturned in Shing Wan Road, Tai Wai shortly before midnight today (HK time). It has been confirmed that one person has died and ten people were trapped. The bus is believed to be 
ATENU651 (TN9417). Our thoughts go out to all those affected by this incident.


 
The Tiny Kowloon Motor Bus ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 featured in yesterday's news has been released today. No further details are known (KMB2021072).

 
The St Paul's College Alumni Association (SPCAA) is to release two models in 1/76th scale to celebrate the the 170th anniversary of the college.

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Philip Chan

The first features New World First Bus 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 4066 (US2038), from Model 1, whilst the second features tram no. 17, from 80M Bus Model. The SPCAA is presently accepting pre-orders (until 1st December) for local Hong Kong residents. In addition, two similar 1/120 scale models, from Model 1 and Tiny, are also being released.

18th November 2021

 
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At least two of the three Citybus 11.3 metre ADL Enviro500NG models announced by Model 1 back in March appear to be set for release shortly.

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The other features 9108 (SC124) on route 48 to Ocean Park (63396/CM175).


 

Tiny/Aeon have announced this 1/110 scale Kowloon Motor Bus 12 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 with solar panels. No further details are presently known.
   
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Another Tiny model announced is this Kowloon Motor Bus BACo bodied Daimler Fleetline with Diamond Restaurant banner adverts. It features D969 (BR3692) on route 112. It is set for release next year, which marks the 75th anniversary of the restaurant (ATPK093).
17th November 2021

 
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A selection of my MAN double-deckers.
16th November 2021

Dennis Ngan

My thanks to Dennis Ngan for sending me this superb shot of New World First Bus ADL 'facelift' Enviro400 3823 (US6599) at Shek O Bus Terminus. I believe the upper floor of the terminus building is undergoing renovation work.
14th November 2021

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Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L V6B86 (WG596) has received this attractive all-over advertisement to mark the forthcoming International MotorXpo Hong Kong 2021. This exhibition will run from 1st until 5th December and further details can be found here. Of note is the Tiny logo on its side, so no doubt a 1/110 scale model will follow.
13th November 2021


Quantities of the four recently announced Kowloon Motor Bus models have today been released via a KMB pop-up shop.

My thanks to Isaac Au and Leung Wai Kin for providing full details of these models, which are as follows:-

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12m Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L V6P1 (XL2135) on route P960 to Wan Chai (North)
KMB2021098 - 700 pieces.

 
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12m Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L V6P5 (XL532) on route P968 to Yuen Long (West)
KMB2021099 - 700 pieces.

 
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11.3m ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 E6M83 (XA3564) on route 31M to Shek Lei (Lei Pui Street)
KMB2021100 - 800 pieces.

 
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11.3m ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 E6M97 (XB6909) on route 81K to Sui Wo Court
KMB2021101 - 800 pieces
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11th November 2021
     

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Following on from yesterday's news, Kowloon Motor Bus has today posted the above photographs of its four new models - please note I incorrectly described the two ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s as being 12.8 metres in length, when in fact they are 11.3 metres.

 
Pictureview - 2002 (part 2)
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Citybus Northern Counties bodied Volvo Olympians 486 & 489
Central & Causeway Bay
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NWFB low-height Duple Metsec bodied
 Dennis Tridents 3319, 3359 & 3354
Shek O Bus Terminus
NWFB  Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Condor DA50
Central (Star Ferry)
     
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Citybus Driver Training Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Condors T1 & T2
Wong Chuk Hang Depot & Ap Lei Chau Depot
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KMB Alexander bodied Leyland Olympian S3BL159
Tsim Sha Tsui
KMB Mitsubishi Fuso MK117K AM113
Tsim Sha Tsui
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Citybus Dennis Dragon experimental trolleybus
Wong Chuk Hang Depot
 
The feedback from last month's 'Pictureview' feature proved positive, so I am planning to include this feature on a regular basis, and in this respect today's 'Pictureview' includes a few more photographs taken during my first visit in November 2002. Whilst each image is 'clickable', please bear in mind the camera I was using at the time was somewhat basic compared to present day cameras and therefore the size of the enlarged image is smaller than usual.
10th November 2021

Further details of the four Kowloon Motor Bus models announced yesterday have been are as follows. The two Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls are V6P5 (XL532) on route P968 to Yuen Long West and V6P1 (XL2135) on route P960 to Wan Chai North. The two 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s are E6M97 (XB6909) on route 81K to Sui Wo Court and E6M83 (XA3564) on route 31M to Shek Lei (Lei Pui Street).

 
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A new casting from Tiny is this 1/110 scale Kowloon Motor Bus MCV bodied Volvo B7RLE. It appears to be another 'dual' release with AVC46 (RF5364) pictured above on route 14H and a destination of United Hospital (Box KMB10 / KMB2021142). The second will feature AVC43 (RF4701) on route 270 with a destination of Tsui Lai Garden.

 
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Dennis Ngan

Single-deckers are still in use by New World First Bus for route X15 to the Peak and noted earlier today at Central (Star Ferry) was ADL Enviro200 2504 (VD8336) with a Citybus Youngman single-decker behind.

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Dennis Ngan

Taken a little later than the previous photograph, but at the same location, is Citybus Youngman JNP6105JR 1822 (RS856). 
9th November 2021

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Four further Kowloon Motor Bus models are to be released. Two will feature a V6Pxx class Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L, one on route P960 and the other on route P968 (as pictured above).
 
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The other two are 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s, one on route 31M (as pictured above) and the other on route 81K.
 
Further details on these models will be published when known.

 
Whilst I have consciously made the decision to focus mainly on 1/76 scale models, with the time and effort I have already put in to create a comprehensive index of Tiny 1/110 models, I will continue to update this list. I will not, however, be able to create such lists for the 1/120 scale models currently being offered, but will, wherever possible, mention any significant releases in this News page. As I am sure you will appreciate, maintaining this site in its present format is time-consuming in itself, and I just don't have the time to create additional pages for these 1/120 scale models. So, in keeping you informed of any significant 1/120 scale releases, here are two MTR Bus models from 80M Bus Model, one of which featured in yesterday's news!
      


My thanks to Ray Ng for providing a literal translation of the Chinese text featured on MTR Bus 338, which is featured above in 1/120 scale and also in 1/1 scale in yesterday's news - it reads "Tai Tong red leafs let's go!"

 
The following are a selection of recent 'real' bus photographs, courtesy of HKTransportNews
  
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New Citybus routes 608P and 20A

12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 6493 (VB9800) was spotted on 1st November on route 608P whilst 11.3 metre 'facelift' Enviro500 9150 (WJ6188) was noted on route 20A on 25th October.


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The 31st October was the final day of service suspension of the East rail route of MTR, and several coaches were noted operating the free shuttle service.

8th November 2021

Grantbus Gallery

MTR Bus has introduced a new route K66S today, which will operate on Sundays throughout November. It runs between Long Ping Station and Tai Tong Shan Road. To mark this new route, Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL no. 338 (UE8310) has received this autumnal livery. It carries the wording 'Big Leaf Let's Go'.

   
A burst water pipe under Peak Road has resulted in a landslide which in turn has caused problems for traffic heading to and from the Peak. This has resulted in only single-deck buses being able to reach the Peak.

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With New World First Bus having only a limited number of single-deckers, several Citybus Youngman buses are being used.  
7th November 2021


5th November 1998  -  5th November 2021

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Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the site - little did I know back in 1998 that I would still be updating it on a regular basis twenty-three years later!

Two significant models come to mind when looking back - Corgi's KMB 'Handover' liveried Olympian was my first oriental model bus purchased and Corgi's Capital Citybus Olympian was the first model to be mentioned on the site!

My thanks, as always, to all who have contributed over the years - your help has been invaluable and very much appreciated.
   
Finally, thanks to my wife for supporting me in my hobby,

or obsession, as she calls it
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5th November 2021

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Tiny has announced another 1/110 scale 'dual' release, this time featuring a Kowloon Motor Bus V6Pxx class Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L with banner advertising for its P960 and P968 premier routes. One will feature V6P4 (XL506) on route P960 with a destination of Tuen Mun (Box KMB13 / KMB2021134) whilst the second will feature V6P8 (XL2602) on route P968 with a destination of Causeway Bay (Box KMB13 / KMB2021135). Their release is expected in the second quarter of 2022.
3rd November 2021

 
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Following Tiny's announcement on 28th October of a new 1/43 scale green Toyota Coaster public light bus, today it is confirmed a red version will also be issued. Again, I am unable to confirm the vehicle's identity, however, I can confirm it is on route 18 with a destination of Yuen Long (ATC43176).

 

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This Collector's Model Kowloon Motor Bus Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Dragon with all over advertising for Michelin was released on 2nd November 2001 (DA2001).
2nd November 2021


I have been informed by the Hong Kong Trams Culture Preservation Society of an event taking place in Hong Kong that will interest tram enthusiasts.

The appropriately named "Tram Lovers Exhibition" is taking place from now until 28th November.  The venue is Park Fair Hong Kong, 10/F, 54 Electric Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong (59E Hing Fat Street tramstop/MTR Tin Hau Exit A2). Opening times are from 12:00 noon - 20:00.  

"Come and walk through our popup Hong Kong Tram Museum with historic photographs, scale models and rarely seen tram artefacts. Our thanks to Hong Kong Tramways for generously offering us historical items. Don't miss out!  You are welcome to join the workshops & guided tours every Saturdays and Sundays making your own Lego tram!"
 
   
For further details see the Hong Kong Trams Culture Preservation Society Facebook page or Park Fair HK.
1st November 2021
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