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Keith McGillivray
 
Another retro liveried bus, but the daffodils tell me it's not Hong Hong!  My thanks to Keith McGillivray for sending me the above photograph of First Aberdeen Enviro500 38223 which has recently been repainted by First to mark 125 years of public transport in Aberdeen.

   
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Bus Dream Land
 
Meanwhile, back in Hong Kong, Citybus has removed the 40th anniversary decals from the two 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s 6493 and 6495. These were unveiled in September 2019 - for more information and photographs of the 40th anniversary event, just follow the link
28th April 2023

     
A new page has just been added to the XTRA section of the site which features the 'retro' liveried buses of New World First Bus along with their 'Farewell NWFB' bannered buses - just click on the above image.
26th April 2023

   
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Network Shuttle
   
As reported yesterday, New World First Bus ADL 'facelift' Enviro400 3807 has received Farewell NWFB banners and it was captured today at Shek O Bus Terminus.

25th April 2023

 
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Dennis Leung
 
My thanks, once again, to Dennis Leung for allowing me to share his photograph

     
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Land Transport Guru
   
The above photograph caught my eye and thanks to Land Transport Guru I am able to share it.  It features two Zhongtong LCK6126EVG electric single-deckers operating in Singapore. On the left is PD496S, a two door example now operating for Sentosa whilst on the right, PD839L is a three-door example which entered service with Tong Tar Transport earlier this month
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NWFB and Citybus has announced it has applied 'Farewell' decals to two ADL 'facelift' Enviro400s, these being 3807 (UN2063) and 3830 (UU3162).
24th April 2023

   
   
Now added to the XTRA section of the site is a selection of photographs taken at yesterday's open day organised by Kowloon Motor Bus - just click on the above image. 
 
23rd April 2023

   
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80M Bus Model Shop

Released today in Hong Kong are the two Gemilang bodied BYD K9R electric single-deck buses first announced on 19th April.

The Kowloon Motor Bus example features BDE8 (UW7982) on route 11D to Lok Fu and is limited to 1,150 pieces (KMB2021237)..
   
The Long Win Bus example features SE101 (UT6035) on route S64 and has a destination of Tung Chung (Yat Tung) and is also limited to 1,150 pieces (KMB2021238). 

Both are 80M Bus Model products and new pages and further photographs have now been added.

   
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Pictured above is the Kowloon Motor Bus 'retro' liveried 12 metre Enviro500 bodied Volvo B9TL which is also believed to have been released today. As previously mentioned, this features AVBE59 (NA8693) on route 290 to Tsuen Wan West Station (KMB2023009). It is limited to 900 pieces.

   
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Bus Dream Land
     
Kowloon Motor Bus held an open day at its Shatin Depot today as part of its 90th anniversary celebrations. I am planning to add a new page to the XTRA section of the site tomorrow that will feature a good selection of photographs.

   
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Alexander Dennis
   
Alexander Dennis has today posted the above photograph on its website and social media.
22nd April 2023

   
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Tiny has announced it will reissue this resin 1/43 scale Kowloon Motor Bus Duple Dominant bodied Albion Viking, which was originally released back in July 2017. The only differences I can see is that this latest model comes with a bus captain and the product code has changed from KMB-M-2017017 to KMB2021047. A new page will be added shortly.  
21st April 2023

 
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Dennis Leung
   
My thanks to Dennis Leung for allowing me to share his photograph of this new ADL Enviro500 EV electric bus for Kowloon Motor Bus.

   
I have made alterations to the page that listed all the Tiny 1/110 scale bus models. The page has now been replaced with several pages listing the models by the different numbering systems in an attempt to simplify the updating process. The new 'Home' page can be found here.  

   
I am continuing to update the model pages of the site where a problem exists in the appearance of the table when viewing on certain devices (see News 5th March) - pages still be updated are as follows:- ADL Enviro500, Daimler Fleetline, Dennis Dragon, Dennis Trident, Leyland Olympian, MCW Metrobus, Volvo B9TL and Volvo Olympian. My target is to complete this work by 31st May.
20th April 2023

 
Kowloon Motor Bus
   
Further to yesterday's news, pictured above is the Long Win Bus Gemilang bodied BYD K9R, which features SE101 (UT6035), the first of four such vehicles registered by Long Win back in 2017. It is on route S64 and has a destination of Tung Chung (Yat Tung). 

Kowloon Motor Bus
   
The Kowloon Motor Bus model features BDE8 (UW7982), one of ten such vehicles registered by KMB back in 2017. It is on route 11D to Lok Fu.
   
Whilst the above images are rather poor quality, photographs of the actual buses, with the same destinations and route numbers as featured on the models, are not!!
   
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Kit Lo
 
I am grateful to Kit Lo for allowing me to share his photographs of Citybus electric double-deck bus 8910 (CM183), which was released today along with that on route 962X (CM184). New pages for both models are currently in the process of being added/updated.
19th April 2023

 
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Kowloon Motor Bus
   
Several new models have now been confirmed by Kowloon Motor Bus, the first being this 12.8 metre UNO liveried MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B8L. Photographs of the actual bus can be viewed below (see News 4th April).
   
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Three further models are detailed above - the first is a Kowloon Motor Bus Gemilang bodied BYD K9R which is on route 11D. Next comes a similar vehicle but in Long Win Bus colours and on route S64. Finally, and as expected, the retro liveried 
Enviro500 bodied Volvo B9TL AVBE59 (NA8693) in KMB's white air-con livery, which is on route 290. More details will be added when known.     
18th April 2023

   
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BusLanes
   
New Lantao Bus has recently placed into service this 11.7 metre Gemilang bodied MAN A95 (ND363F). It was registered YN331 on 20th March. It is believed to be the first bus in Hong Kong to be fitted with rear-view cameras as opposed to rear-view mirrors.
17th April 2023

   
I am reliably informed that the two Citybus Weisheit electric double-deck models will be 80M Bus Model products.
   
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Citybus
 
Confirmation has been received that the two Citybus Weisheit models are Go Idea products. That on route 20 has a destination of Tai Kok Tsui (Island Harbourview) (CM183) whilst that on route 962X has a destination of 
Tuen Mun (Lung Mun Oasis) (CM184). Each is limited to 1,000 pieces and they are expected to be released in May.

I am also reliably informed that Kowloon Motor Bus will issue a number of models to mark the company's 90th anniversary. Three are believed to feature the two 'retro' liveried buses mentioned earlier this month and another will feature the 'UNO' liveried
MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B8L. Two BYD single-deck models are also expected. More details will be added when known.

   
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BusLanes

Meanwhile. New World First Bus has applied original 'wave' livery to Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L 5230 (WN2615). My thanks to 
BusLanes for allowing me to share these photographs.  Possibly another model?
   
These liveries are being applied to mark the end of the New World First Bus brand, which ceases to exist after 30th June 2023, its routes and buses becoming part of Citybus.

   
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Anthony's Bus Homepage
   
Kowloon Motor Bus registered four new 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s on Tuesday (11th) including E6M129 (YN8040) seen in the top photograph and E6M132 (YN6961) seen in the lower photograph.

14th April 2023

   
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Kowloon Motor Bus celebrates its 90th anniversary today and I thought I would mark the occasion with a selection of double-deck buses operated during this period.


   
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Citybus has today announced two new models of its Weisheit electric double-decker 8910 (HR3878), one on route 20 to Tai Kok Tsui and the other on route 962X to Tuen Mun (Lung Mun Oasis). The models will be available to order through the company's e-shop from 12.00 on Sunday (16th April).
13th April 2023

   
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Grantbus Gallery

New World First Bus has applied 'Farewell NWFB' banner advertising to Wrights Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL 5200 (UH7961).  It reads '25 Years of Loyal Service to Hong Kong, Farewell NWFB!'.

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Corgi released this model of Leyland Victory Mk 2 LV30 (CH5001) in October 2000 (44805). It carries 'Farewell Victory' banner ads.

   
Burton Lam

Back to models, and I am grateful to Burton Lam for allowing me to share photographs of his superb Hong Kong diorama. I have just created a new page in the XTRA section of the site that features many more - just click on this link or the above photograph.
7th April 2023

 
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Oscar Cheung
   
My thanks to Oscar Cheung for allowing me to share his photographs of the second 'retro' liveried Kowloon Motor Bus bus, this being 
Enviro500 bodied Volvo B9TL AVBE59 (NA8693), which has received KMB's white air-con livery.  
 
So the next question is, will models be released of these two buses?
6th April 2023

   
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Grantbus Gallery
 
I am again grateful to Grant Ng Kwok Kuen for allowing me to share his photographs of Kowloon Motor Bus MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B8L V6X72 (XE904). This carries all over advertising for a KMB themed version of the UNO card game, part of KMB's 90th anniversary celebrations.. 
4th April 2023

 
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Grantbus Gallery

Following last year's Queen's Hill theme bus advertising competition in Fanling, this year KMB and primary schools in the Kwun Tong District held the "Go Green, Anderson" bus body design advertising competition to promote KMB's active support and exhibition of bus service information in Anderson Development Area. The results of the advertising design competition revealed two champions, and the winning designs were respectively applied to 12-metre Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls, namely V6B188 (XL1386) and V6B189 (XL709). The two themed buses mainly travel in Kwun Tong and Anderson Development Area Route-based (1A, 88, 213D, 213M, 213X, 214, 613, etc.). My thanks to Grant Ng Kwok Kuen for providing this information along with the photographs.
3rd April 2023

 
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Yiu Ka Ming

As reported on Friday, Kowloon Motor Bus has decorated at least two of it's buses in retro livery to mark the company's 90th anniversary. Pictured above is 
ADL 'facelift Enviro500 E6M93 (XA7911) carrying a non air-con cream and red livery. It was spotted earlier today at Kam Sheung Road MTR Station on route 64K heading to Tai Po. My thanks to Yiu Ka Ming for allowing me to share his photograph - and why not take a  look at his Flickr site - just click here.

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Yiu Ka Ming

And here is a shot of an unregistered Kowloon Motor Bus BYD double-decker.
2nd April 2023

 
Vehicles Model Studio
   
Pictured above are two Best Choose pre-production examples of their two Long Win Bus liveried Volvo Olympian models which were released in early 2016. Further details and photographs have now been added to the XTRA section of the site
1st April 2023
      
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