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Masterpiece Collectibles recently announced these six resin Singapore liveried Mercedes-Benz O405 models, which, unfortunately have now SOLD OUT. Liveries offered include both Trans Island and SMRT with variants including original aircon (OAC), non-aircon (NAC) and converted aircon (CAC) while the route numbers/destinations are shown below.
 
 

 
A new page has now been added to the XTRA section of the site for the event detailed in yesterday's news.
29th November 2022

   
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Grantbus Gallery
   
The Sham Shui Po Soccer Fun Day and Car Carnival, hosted by the Home Affairs Office, was held today (November 27) at the Flower Market Park Stadium. Both Citybus and Kowloon Motor Bus classic buses were in attendance as well as new electric buses.

As I am presently away from home, I am unable to add the selection of photographs sent to me, but hope to add these tomorrow.  
27th November 2022

 
BusLanes
 
Announced today as 'Coming soon' is this Singapore Bus 12.5 metre, 3-door ADL 'facelift' Enviro500. It is confirmed as being 1/76 scale and I hope to be able to provide  further details in due course.


 
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Citybus has announced three new 1/120 scale models of its first all-electric bus - these will be on routes 20A (pictued above), 22M and 5B.
 26th November 2022

   
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 Donald MacRae
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A 'double-take' on Kowloon Motor Bus Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Dragon 3N112 carrying all-over advertising for Marlboro. Both are on route 1A, with the actual bus heading for Star Ferry and the model heading for Sau Mau Ping Central. I am grateful to Donald MacRae for allowing me to share his superb photograph, which he posted on social media yesterday. I couldn't resist locating my model of the same vehicle for a comparison shot!!
 
Donald is another long-time contributor to the site, having provided photographs of both models and actual buses for over twenty years, and his photographs are somewhat better than mine!!    

 
The model was produced by Best Choose and released back in May 2015 (180104).

   
   
A new page has now been added to the XTRA section of the site for the autumnal liveried MTR Bus Enviro500s.
24th November 2022

 
   
The third of the 'Pictureview 2012' features has now been added to the XTRA section of the site - just click on the above image.

   
Grantbus Gallery
 
The above photograph shows the autumnal livery applied to the four MTR Bus ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s, more of which will be added tomorrow.
23rd November 2022

   
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80M Bus Model Shop
 
Released today in Hong Kong is this bare metal Mercedes-Benz O305 from 80M Bus Model (CR228004).

21st November 2022

 
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Bus Dream Land

I make no apologies for posting photographs of 1/1 scale buses whilst news of model buses is relatively sparse. Citybus Youngman JNP6105GR 1818 (RR8460) is another vehicle that carries the latest Brand Hong Kong all-over livery.
19th November 2022

 
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Anthony's Bus Homepage

Attracting plenty attention from Hong Kong bus enthusiasts is Kowloon Motor Bus MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B8L V6X22 (XA3903) carrying all-over advertising for IMXHK (International MotorXpo Hong Kong) which takes place between 8th-11th December. A Tiny 1/110 scale model has already been announced (see the Tiny logo on bus!).

   
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West Dan

Back to models, and, thanks to West Dan, I can provide further details of the recently released Tiny 1/43 scale Leyland Victory Mk 2 in Kowloon Motor Bus driver training livery. It features CD4318 (formerly G125) and the model has been modified from previous releases with the fitting of additional mirrors, instructor seats and reduced seating on both the lower and upper decks. The model was available to order at 7-Eleven stores back in July. It is limited to 500 pieces (KMB2022102). A new page and further photographs have now been added. 

 
A lack of time yesterday prevented me from adding all the photographs of the new Singapore Volvo BZL electric single-decker, but this has now been rectified - just click here.
18th November 2022

   
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Edward Yeo
 
Launched today is this Volvo BZL bus for the Singapore market. It is a fully electric bus with a Neustar City bodywork by local builder SC Auto. My thanks to Cheow Yi Jian for informing me of this news and to Edward Yeo for allowing me to share his photographs taken during the launch. Once again I must mention Edward who has also been providing news for my site for over 20 years. A new page has just been added to the  XTRA  section of the site.   
17th November 2022

 
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Thomas Tang

Further details of this CT Bus liveried Scania coach from Model 1 have been received from Thomas Tang, who has kindly allowed me to share his photographs, more of which have been added to the model's page (63902A). The model was commissioned back in early 2019 and was not a general release. This model was the reward following a competition held by the company to celebrate their impending Golden Jubilee. As an aside, I note that Thomas's first contribution to this site was way back in February 2002!
16th November 2022

 

The second of the 'Pictureview 2012' features has now been added to the XTRA section of the site - just click on the above image.


 
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West Dan
 
Recently released is this Tiny 1/43 scale Kowloon Motor Bus Driver Training liveried Leyland Victory Mk 2. I hope to provide further details shortly.

15th November 2022

 
   
The first of the 'Pictureview 2012' features has now been added to the XTRA section of the site - just click on the above image.
13th November 2022

   
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Anthony's Bus Homepage

My thanks to Anthony's Bus Homepage for allowing me to share the above photographs of 'Asia's world city' decorated Enviro500s. These have been added to the XTRA page of the site that features the Brand Hong Kong liveries.

   
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Bus Dream Land

Meanwhile, Citybus ADL Enviro500 8216 has received this all-over livery promoting the Heritage Vogue Hollywood Road activities next Sunday (20th November). There will be various events held in the Declared Monuments around Hollywood Road.
12th November 2022

   
   
   
11th November 2022

 
   
As announced yesterday on this site's Facebook page, I am planning, over the next few weeks, to feature a selection of photographs taken during my visit to Hong Kong in November/December 2012. There will be at least eight 'Pictureview' features covering the various bus operators, trams and depots.  
10th November 2022

   
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Guangtong Vehicle Manufacturer has unveiled its new LPG extended range electric minibus, as pictured above. Could this be destined for Hong Kong by any chance?
 
9th November 2022

   
 
The above image displays the Kowloon Motor Bus standard liveried single-deck models from my collection - a new page has now been added to the XTRA section of the site which includes larger images of each, just click on the image.
8th November 2022


   
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HK Bus Channel
 
As reported yesterday, pictured above is the new BYD B12D double-decker with BYD bodywork for Kowloon Motor Bus. My thanks to HK Bus Channel for allowing me to share these photographs.                              
5th November 2022

   
West Dan

My thanks to West Dan for providing a full set of photographs of this Kowloon Motor Bus Youngman JNP6122UC Supercapacitor single-deck bus released back in 2017    (KMB-M-2017024)


Photographs have appeared on social media of a new Kowloon Motor Bus BYD B12 double-decker - hopefully I will receive permission to post these shortly.
4th November 2022

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80M Bus Model Shop
   
Believed to have been released today is this Kowloon Motor Bus Alexander bodied Mercedes-Benz O305 with all-over advertising for 'The Wonderful World of Whimsy'.  It features ME25 (DG4602) on route 68X to Jordan Road Ferry (CR228001). It is limited to 400 pieces. 
3rd November 2022

   
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Doug Coster

Sun Bus has applied company logos to it's Wrights Streetdecks and pictured above are XH7857 and XD8994. My thanks to Doug Coster for allowing me to share his photographs. I feel another model release may be on the cards!!
2nd November 2022

 
I published two tables at the end of October giving details of the models released so far this year. Well, here is another, which lists the models announced by Model 1 whose release is currently awaited.                               
   
Model 1 models announced but yet to be released
Model
no.
Date
announced
Model
no.
Operator Livery Fleet/
(reg. no.)
Route
no.
Qty
    
63523  28/12/2020  Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11  A20 route branding VA12 307 ?
63524  28/12/2020  Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
11  A20 route branding VA13 A20 ?
63075  28/12/2020  Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
11  "CMB Hotline" LM7 680 ?
63076  11/01/2021  Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
11  Blue/cream LM9 722 ?
63077 21/01/2021  Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
11  Road safety decals LM6 81 ?
63078 21/01/2021  Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
11  Road safety decals LM7 23 ?
63079 21/01/2021  Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
11  Road safety decals LM9 109 ?
63320
(CM178)
10/06/2021  Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500NG
12  Cityflyer 8004 A12 1,100
63321
(CM179)
10/06/2021  Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500NG
12  Cityflyer 8065 A10 1,100
63318
(20102)
10/06/2021  Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500NG
12  Standard 5621 8H 900
63319
(20103)
10/06/2021  Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500NG
12  Standard 5849 722 900
63356
(20104)
10/06/2021  Alexander Dennis
 'facelift' Enviro500
12  Standard 5790 8P 900
63357
(20105)
10/06/2021  Alexander Dennis
 'facelift' Enviro500
12  Standard 5817 111 900
 
1st November 2022
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