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 Network Shuttle
 
Set for release on Friday (4th February) are these two 11.3 metre Citybus Enviro500s, which were first announced in January last year. 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.
   
The New World First Bus and Citybus Year of the Tiger decorated models were released today.
31st January 2022

   
80M Bus Model Shop
 
Believed to be set for general release tomorrow are the New World First Bus (left) and Citybus (right) Year of the Tiger decorated models.
Both are based on Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls - New World First Bus 5230 (WN2615) is on route 8 with a destination of Heng Fa Chuen (20106/63627) and Citybus 8807 (WP1057) is on route 182 with a destination of Shatin (CM180/63628). Each is limited to 500 pieces and new pages have now been added.
   
New pages have also been added to the XTRA section of the site for the two 'real' buses.
30th January 2022

 
COMING SOON!



I am pleased to be able to report that Roger Bailey's second Hong Kong 1984 book, the cover of which is shown above, is expected to be published shortly. Roger's first book detailed the China Motor Bus fleet in 1984 and was published in August last year.  As soon as I am advised the new book is available, I will provide a further update.
 
29th January 2022

 
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Gakei.com

A  bizarre incident in one of KMB's Depot saw 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 3ATENU102 literally 'end up' in a rather embarrassing position!

 
 
These two Kowloon Motor Bus trucks appear in Tiny's 2022 catalogue and I believe these are both to 1/76 scale. The images show their respective KMB Box numbers.

   
   

Two new 1/76 scale public light buses have been announced by Tiny. The first, a Toyota Coaster, appears in their 2022 catalogue and is described as 'Striking Poppy Candy' (Box 147/ATC65532). The second is a Mitsubishi Fuso Rosa (ATC65550).
27th January 2022

 
Network Shuttle is now accepting pre-orders for the Citybus & New World First Bus 'Year of the Tiger' liveried Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L models from Model 1. Each is limited to 500 pieces.
 
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 Network Shuttle
     
Pictured above is the Citybus model which features 8807 (WP1057) on route 182 with a destination of Shatin (CM180/63628).
 
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 Network Shuttle

Next is the New World First Bus model, which features 5230 (WN2615) on route 8 with a destination of Heng Fa Chuen (20106/63627).

New pages for each will be added shortly.    

   
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Bus Dream Land
 
Citybus has today launched two new bus routes between Queens Hill and Hong Kong Station, these being the 679 and 979.

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A nice line up of Citybus Geminis at Queens Hill, left to right - 8823, 8827, 8822, 8821
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Alexander Lo
   

   
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Castor Kwok

I make no apologies for today's update being dominated by 'real' bus news, which I am sure is of interest to the majority of visitors to the site. The above photographs show the arrival of three new Gemilang bodied MAN A95 for Kowloon Motor Bus.
26th January 2022

   
   
Further to yesterday's announcement I can confirm that Tiny's 1/76 scale models will continue to be reported upon and listed. Andrew Gilchrist kindly advised that I had missed the release of the above model on 16th January. An enquiry regarding availability was subsequently made to MSD Bus, along with a few smaller scale models, and these arrived today, along with Tiny's 2022 catalogue.
 

25th January 2022

 
Further to my recent request for feedback on Tiny's 1/110 scale model buses (see News 18th January), I have decided to cease including updates on any new models and the lists of these models will also be removed. I would like to thank all of you who contacted me to provide comments.

For those who voiced their support for retaining news of these models and the lists, I can confirm that the lists have now been transferred to the following website and news of new releases will also be included - just click on the image below to be taken to the new site.
 
 
24th January 2022

 
With the focus currently being on tigers, I thought I would post a few photographs from my own collection !!!
 
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These were taken at the Ranthambore National Park, India in February 2018.
   
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Bus Dream Land

Pictured above is another tiger, this being applied to Citybus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L 8807 (WP1057), seen earlier today in Central.
   
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Philip Chan
 
And finally, Hong Kong Tramways has decorated tram no, 165 with 'Year of the Tiger' decals and it is seen here in Central heading for Happy Valley.

23rd January 2022

 
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Today's Tiger !
 
Bravo have today launched the first of its two 'Year of the Tiger' liveried buses, the first being New World First Bus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L 5230 (WN2615).
The Citybus version is believed to carry the same livery.
 
With all the recent model news and feedback on the Tiny 1/110 models, my 'Inbox' has suffered rather, for which I apologise. If you have messaged me and have not yet received a response, you will shortly - meanwhile, a break now as it is off to coffee at Poole Quay and then a game of football to watch this afternoon ! 
22nd January 2022

 
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Philip Chan
 
Following yesterday's announcement of a model of the Kowloon Motor Bus 'Go Green' liveried ADL 'facelift' Enviro500, I am grateful as always to Philip Chan for allowing me to post his photographs of the actual bus, ATENU1326 (VG6020). This livery was launched back on 24th August 2021.


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Released today by Kowloon Motor Bus is the 'Year of the Tiger' 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift Enviro500 (KMB2021218)
     
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Also released today is the 'Go Green' 12 metre ADL' facelift' Enviro500 (KMB2021118)

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And, yes you've guessed it, the 1/43 scale Long Win Bus 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 has also been released! (KMB2020037).
   
New pages have now been added.
   
Tsang Man Ho

The first new page added tonight is the 'Go Green' E500, with several photographs, including those above, being provided by Tsang Man Ho - just follow this link (KMB2021118).
21st January 2022

 
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Above is just a selection of images posted by Kowloon Motor Bus on social media.
 
The first is the 'Year of the Tiger' liveried 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500, full details of which have been reported previously. Next is a 12 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 featuring ATENU1326 (VG6020) which carries KMB's 'Go Green' advertising. This is on route 52X to Tuen Mun Central. Moving on to the larger scale models, Long Win Bus UE6X3 (XH4232) is a 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500, which is on route E43 to Fanling (Wah Ming). Finally, and more of a toy, is this remote controlled Bruce Lee liveried Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L featuring V6B71 (WF6188) on route 673.

20th January 2022

 
 
And yet another Tiny 1/110 scale model!

Pictured above is Kowloon Motor Bus ADL Enviro500NG E5T2 (TV7180) carrying branding for route 673. It is, of course, on route 673! (Box KMB32 / KMB2022001). This bus was previously part of the Long Win Bus fleet, being fleet no. 6526.
 
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TINY 1/110 SCALE MODEL BUSES

   
On the subject of Tiny models, I spend a fair amount of time updating this News page with details of new models as well as including them in the table on the Tiny page.

 
Two simple questions:-

 
   1). Do you find details of these models useful? YES or NO
   2). Do you find the table listing these models useful? YES or NO

Please e-mail me your thoughts - this feedback will determine whether I continue providing updates.
18th January 2022

 
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Network Shuttle
 
New Lantao Bus has decorated ADL 'facelift' Enviro400 AD04 (VR286) with 'Year of the Tiger' decals. Clearly a model will follow as it appears to be sponsored by Network Shuttle/Model 1, whose names adorn the front off-side of the bus.


   
Bravo Transport has also unveiled its 'Year of the Tiger' livery.
 
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The livery has been applied to a Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L from each fleet. On the left is Citybus 8807 (WP1057) whilst New World First Bus 5230 (WN2615) is shown on the right.
17th January 2022

   
Andrew Gilchrist

Pictured above is a Tiny 1/76 scale Kowloon Motor Bus model that I missed!  
 
My thanks to Andrew Gilchrist for drawing this to my attention and for sending me a selection of photographs. The model features a Hino 300 box van carrying the registration NY7637. A photograph of the actual vehicle has been posted on the internet (Box 20 / KMB2020002).


 
Philip Chan
 
A new page, with additional photographs, has just been added to the XTRA section of the site for the Kowloon Motor Bus 'Year of the Tiger' decorated ADL 'facelift' Enviro500.
16th January 2022

 
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A few daylight shots of the 'Year of the Tiger' liveried Kowloon Motor Bus ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 E6M71 .


West Dan
 
My thanks to West Dan for sending me a selection of photographs of Model 1's Citybus Volvo Olympian 653, which was released back in August 2017 (63027/CM131).


15th January 2022

 
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Following an image of a model of the Kowloon Motor Bus 'Year of the Tiger' liveried bus on 7th January, today saw the actual bus in service carrying this livery - E6M71 (WW3308) is an 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 which was first registered on 28th July 2020.

14th January 2022

   
Released today in Hong Kong are these three Citybus 11.3 metre ADL Enviro500NG models from Model 1. These were first announced in March 2021. 
   
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Network Shuttle
 
9102 (SA7428) on route 88R to Central via WHC (63395/CM174).
 
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Network Shuttle

9108 (SC124) is on route 48 to Ocean Park (63396/CM175).
   
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9122 (SF4678) is on route 6X to Stanley (63397/CM176).

   
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BusLanes

My thanks to BusLanes for allowing me to share the above photographs of a new 12.8 metre Kowloon Motor Bus Gemilang bodied MAN A95.
13th January 2022

   
 
I have just completed this little project, which is self-evident - just click on the image to be taken to the full page.
11th January 2022

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These tigers are awaiting their new playmates !



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This Collector's Model Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Dragon with Chinese Wine advertising was released 20 years ago today (DA2002).
10th January 2022

 
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Branding for New World First Bus route 15 is not new and pictured above are models of SF8 and SF31, the two Alexander bodied Leyland 'short' Fleetlines decorated in these attractive liveries in the late 1990s. These buses were replaced in late 1999/early 2000 by the lowheight Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Tridents. 

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In 2004, the company launched new branding and Dennis Trident 3302 is seen displaying this vibrant livery in July 2004, soon after the official launch. Unfortunately, no model followed. Further details can be found in the XTRA section of the site.
9th January 2022

 
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Philip Chan
   
Captured earlier today is this shot of New World First Bus ADL 'facelift' Enviro400 3851 (VB7496) in it's new 'Peak Explorer' livery. A new page has now been added to  the XTRA section of the site.


   
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Former Long Win Bus 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 1549 (WA4616) has been transferred to the Kowloon Motor Bus fleet as a backup bus for it's P960 and P968 routes. It has received the fleet number E5L1.

 
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Further to the news below (6th January) that Tiny are to release a further version of it's 1/110 scale Kowloon Motor Bus ATR1 (HJ2127), I can confirm that a third version has been released today, this featuring the bus on route 1A with a destination of Star Ferry (KMB2021206).
8th January 2022

 
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Kowloon Motor Bus has today unveiled, in model form, its 'Year of the Tiger' livery - it is carried by 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 E6M71 (WW3308).

   
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80M Bus Model Shop

Released today in Hong Kong is this Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L with all-over advertising for Ricqles. It features V6B104 (WH5413) on route 307 to Tai Po Central and is limited to 250 pieces (CR218001). 

      
A recent social media competition organised by Asiaray asked participants to submit photographs featuring, I understand, the company's Christmas advertisng campaign. The owners of the photographs with the most 'likes' were rewarded with the prize of this 1/76 scale model. I believe a total of 40 model prizes were awarded.
   
Grant Ng Kwok Kuen

The model features Kowloon Motor Bus 12 metre ADL Enviro500NG ATENU634 (TN6154) on route to 101 Kennedy Town. The manufacturer of the model is unknown and no limited edition certificate is provded. The colourful livery features a Cats pattern (called Din-Dong Cat) at Christmas. A photograph of the actual bus was featured back on 12th December, and I have reposted this below.
   
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Philip Chan
7th January 2022

 
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Noted at Tung Chung's temporary bus terminus today was this unregistered 11.7 metre New Lantao Bus Gemilang bodied MAN A95.


   
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Leslie Chan
   
My thanks to Leslie Chan for snapping New World First Bus lowheight ADL 'facelift' Enviro400 3851 (UZ3547), which has received new branding for route 15 to The Peak, labeled as 'Peak Explorer'. 


   
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Two further 1/110 scale Kowloon Motor Bus models have been announced by Tiny. On the left is KMB's first Euro IV engined double-decker, ATEU1 (MJ2927), which is on route B1 to Lok Ma Chau Railway Station. Two examples of this bus were modeled in 1/76 scale by Cars Workshop back in 2009 (see 39406 and 39407).
 
The second features a second version of the company's first low-floor double deck bus, ATR1, this time in its original livery and carrying the registration 'TRIDENT' This is on route 888 with a destination of 'Buses - the next generation' (KMB2021143).
6th January 2022

   
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These two Citybus 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s from Model 1 look set to be released shortly. They were first announced on 13th January 2021. Both carry special liveries used by Citybus to celebrate it's 40th anniversary in 2020. 9149 (EM6616) is on route 90 to Ap Lei Chau (64301) whilst 9150 (WJ6188) is on route 97 to Lei Tung (64302). Each is limited to 1,400 pieces.

   
A Shek-O comparison
   
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October 2020 Charles Lai
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January 2022 Dennis Leung
        
My thanks to Dennis Leung for sending me his superb photo of the renovated Shek-O Bus Terminus taken on 2nd January along with New World First Bus ADL 'facelift' Enviro400 2823 (US6599) and blue sky!!  The  photograph taken by Charles Lai in October 2020 shows the vast improvement this renovation work has made.

 
 
Tiny has announced it will release two 1/110 scale China Motor Bus Alexander bodied Daimler Fleetlines - one will feature LF262 (BU7567) on route 107 (Box 12 / ATC65450) and the second will feature LF173 (BN8435) on route 80 to Chai Wan (Box 12 / ATC65450W).
 
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And finally for today, a Kowloon Motor Bus 'concise' model of a Wrights Gemini bodied Volvo B9TL is also set for release soon, this carrying no registration numbers and a choice of 4 destinations/route numbers. It comes without a box (KMB2020125).
4th January 2022

 
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Island Vintage Bus organised a running day today which saw two former China Motor Bus vehicles participating. Photographed passing the General Post Office are Marshall bodied Dennis Dart CX2 (left) and MCW Metrobus MC6 (right).

1st January 2022

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