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© Peter Harrison
 
My thanks to Peter Harrison for sending me a selection of photographs of his recently received New World First Bus 'Year of the Tiger' decorated Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L, which appears to be the last one!!

27th February 2022

 
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© 80M Bus Model Shop
   
Released today in Hong Kong is this bare metal Scania K310UD, which is limited to 180 pieces (20211223S). A new page and further photographs have now been added.
22nd February 2022

 
   
The first interior photographs of the Shek O Bus Terminus, courtesy of Dennis Ngan, have now been added to the XTRA page featuring the terminus.
21st February 2022

 
© Stefan König

New pages have now been added for the four 1/76 scale trams mentioned yesterday, just click on any of the above images.

Details of the four are:-

Top left - Transamerica Life Bermuda Ltd - Tram no. 80 with a destination of Happy Valley - released August 2013
Top right - Simmons Beds - Tram no. 83 with a destination of Western Market - released 2020
Bottom left - Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Hong
Kong Special Administrative Region - Tram no. 80 with a destination of Shaukiewan - unknown release date
Bottom right - Ninety One - Tram no. 109 with a destination of Sheung Wan (in Chinese) - unknown release date.


If you are able to provide any further details of these models or provide photographs of the actual trams, then please e-mail me.
20th February 2022

   
© Lee Kai Hing
 
I am grateful to Lee Kai Hing for sending me a full set of photographs of this champagne liveried Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Trident ATR252 (JS6669) which was released by BMCU back in April 2020 (BMCU259D).

   
   
Just uploaded are photographs of the above set which features two 12.8 metre MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B8Ls, one in Long Win Bus orange and the other is Kowloon Motor Bus red (KMB2021194).

   
© Stefan König
 
Sets of photographs of four previously unrecorded 1/76 scale trams have been received, thanks to Stefan König, and these will be added shortly.
19th February 2022

 
   
Another page, this time featuring a selection of new bus types for Kowloon Motor Bus in the late 1980s and 1990s has been added to the XTRA section of the site - just click on the image.
18th February 2022

 
New pages have now been added for the two China Life Insurance (Overseas) Ltd liveried models (featured below) which are believed to have been issued back in 2014.

Citybus ADL Enviro500 8190 (PP1750) on route 182 to Macau Ferry (CLIO-1) and New World First Bus Alexander ALX500 bodied Dennis Trident no. 1183 (JD1513) on route 101 to Kwun Tong (CLIO-2).

 
The latest two buses to be registered in Hong Kong are certainly different to the usual new vehicles!

 
Kowloon Motor Bus registered XV5838 on 8th February, this being the first of sixteen BYD B12 single-deckers, allocating it the fleet number BEB1. Meanwhile, the following day, Citybus used the previously allocated registration of HR3878 on Hong Kong's first electric double-deck bus, a
Weisheit WSD6121BR1EV, allocating this fleet number 8910.
16th February 2022

   
© Ronald Man
   
Photographs of KMB's 'Year of the Tiger' decorated ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 E6M71 on its regular route 103 have tonight been added to the XTRA section of the site, thanks to Ronald Man.
15th February 2022

 
   
Further to my news report on 29th January, I can now confirm that Roger Bailey's second book, which is pictured above, has now been published and is available to purchase. Further details of the book and information on how to obtain a copy can be found in the Books pages of the XTRA section of the site.

   
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© MSD Bus
 
Further to the news item below (7th February), pictured above is the second model to carry China Life Insurance (Overseas) Co. Ltd advertising. 
New World First Bus Alexander ALX500 bodied Dennis Trident no. 1183 (JD1513) on route 101 to Kwun Tong. It is believed to have been issued in 2014. A new page and further photographs for this model will also be added shortly.

   
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© Matthew Chung
   
I am grateful to Matthew Chung (who is clearly aware of my interest in the Shek O Bus Terminus!) for sending me a selection of photographs taken yesterday. Further photographs will be added to the XTRA section shortly (now added - 14th February).

 
I have had a busy week and as a result I have been unable to find time to add several planned new pages, but these will be added next week, after a long-weekend break! 
 11th February 2022

 

Released 20 years today was this New World First Bus Alexander ALX500 bodied Dennis Trident 1131 (HX1665). It carried 'Festival Bus of Harvest' decorations (20009).

8th February 2022

   
© Grant Ng Kwok Kuen
   
Having announced the existence of this Asiaray 'Din Dong' model last month, I omitted to create a separate page for it. This has now been rectified and the new page can be found here. I am still unable to confirm the manufacturer of the model. 

   
© Freddie Thornhill
 
As it happens, another model that I failed to create a separate page for is pictured above and this was first mentioned back on the 26th June 2014!  It features Citybus ADL Enviro500 8190 (PP1750) on route 182 to Macau Ferry and carries all-over advertising for China Life Insurance (Overseas) Ltd.  I am grateful to Freddie Thornhill for sending me a selection of photographs of this model, which will be added to a new page shortly.
 
 
A second model carrying the same livery was also mentioned, this being New World First Bus Alexander ALX500 bodied Dennis Trident no. 1183 (JD1513) on route 101 to Kwun Tong. A new page for this model will also be added shortly.

The manufacturer of both models is unknown - unless you know different!

   
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© Benson Ho
 
Coincidentally, I recently received details of two further China Life models, which are pictured above. On the left is a 1/64 scale Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL whilst the tram is to 1/76 scale and features tram number 168 with a destination of Western Market.  My thanks to Benson Ho for this information and further photographs of the tram will be added as soon as time allows.
7th February 2022

   
   

   

Another page, this time featuring a selection of new bus types for Kowloon Motor Bus in the 1980s, has been added to the XTRA section of the site - just click on the image.

5th February 2022

 

Released yesterday were these two Citybus 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s from Model 1.  The top photograph shows 9149 (EM6616) which is on route 90 and has a destination of Ap Lei Chau (64301) whilst below is 9150 (WJ6188), on route 97 to Lei Tung (64302). Each is limited to 1,400 pieces. Further photographs have now been added.
5th February 2022

 
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© HKTransportNews

Pictured above is the newest bus in the Citybus fleet, having been registered on 22nd January, and the only bus registered this year by the company. 8829 (XV1863) is a Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L, seen here earlier today at Queens Hill Bus Terminus.
4th February 2022

 

The above page, which details a selection of the latest Kowloon Motor Bus red liveried buses, has just been added to the XTRA section of the site - just click on the image
   
Meanwhile, the image below displays the majority of the Long Win Bus liveries.

                  
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3rd February 2022

 


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