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30th August 2023

   

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Released 20 years ago today, to mark the occasion of the 5th anniversary of New World First Bus, is this 'Give me five' graffiti decorated Neoplan Centroliner
(20014) - you either love it or you hate it!

   
Out of the blue last evening I received a notification advising I had been temporarily suspended from a model bus and coach Facebook group for allegedly breaking their rules - no idea why and I can't remember when or what my last post was - anyway, I have made the suspension permanent 🤣🤣.

     
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Anthony's Bus Homepage

Further to yesterday's shot of Citybus 5813 in it's new livery, here is another angle.
28th August 2023

   
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Bus Dream Land
 
The first bus to be repainted into the new Citybus livery subsequent to it winning the 'new livery' competition is ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 5813 (VY7958). Note the smaller fleet number at the front and the new positioning of the offside fleet number, below the driver's cab window and the nearside is above the front wheelarch.

27th August 2023

   
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Bobby Liu

Park Island registered a Gemilang Intercity bodied MAN RR8 on on 16th August 2023 and it made it's maiden trip six days later working on route NR330. The above photograph was taken today with the Tsing Ma Bridge as a backdrop.
26th August 2023

   
Further to the news item below regarding some previously unrecorded Neoplan Centroliner models, I believe these are BMCU models.
24th August 2023

   
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Brought to my attention recently by Thomas Chin To Cheung is this previously un-recorded Neoplan Centroliner. It features AP72 (JU5808) on route 64M with a destination of Tin Yiu. Two further models that again I was not aware of are a similarly liveried are AP108 (JX6227) on route 59M to Tuen Mun Pier Head and pearlescent green liveried AP131 (KC2571) on route 104 to Kennedy Town. I am unable to confirm the manufacturer of these three models - if you can provide any further details, please e-mail me.
22nd August 2023

 
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Bus Dream Land
 
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of light rail, MTR has painted unit no. 1066 into a retro livery.
20th August 2023

   
I can confirm that the New World First Bus 'wave' liveried Volvo B8L mentioned below has been released and has 'sold out'. It is a Model 1 product and is limited to 800 pieces (63630/20110).
17th August 2023

 
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Citybus
 
Announced on the Citybus e-shop is retro liveried Volvo B8L 5230 (WN2615). It is on route 694 with a destination of Tseung Kwan O (63630/20110). No other details are presently known.

 
 
Just added to the XTRA section of the site is this new page featuring a selection of photographs taken at yesterday's Kowloon Motor Bus open day, which was held at its Sha Tin Depot - just click on the image.
14th August 2023

   
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Kowloon Motor Bus held an open day at it's Sha Tin depot today.

   
A new page has now been added for the Asiaray model mentioned below (ASIARAY-2)
13th August 2023

   
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Jacky Ho
   
The above model has recently been brought to my attention. It features Kowloon Motor Bus Alexander Dennis Enviro500NG ATENU394 (TC9626) and carries all-over decals marking the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Community Party. This event took place in June/July 2021 and it is assumed the model was issued at that time. It is the second model to be commissioned by Asiaray, the previous one being a Christmas advertising model, offered as a prize in a competition in late 2021 (ASIARAY-1). A new page and further photographs will be added shortly. If you are able to provide any further details of this model, do please e-mail me.
   11th August 2023

 
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80M Bus Model Shop

Released today is this Kowloon Motor Bus ADL Enviro500NG with all-over advertising marking the 200th anniversary of Ma Pak Leung. ATENU308 (SU7248) is on route 88X with a destination of Fo Tan Chun Yeung Estate and is limited to 300 pieces
(CR228005).
4th August 2023

   
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Dennis Leung
   
Monday (31st July) was the final service day for the last surviving Volvo Super Olympian. Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Explorer.  AVW92 (LZ8705) was first registered on 1st August 2005 and therefore completed its full 18-year lifespan. This means the Olympian era of Hong Kong bus services (1981-2023) has come to an end.  A new page with further photographs has now been added to the XTRA section of the site.
2nd August 2023
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