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Lo Yin Wai
   
Photographs of the recently issued Tiny 1/43 scale Honkai: Star Rail liveried Alexander Dennis Enviro500NG have now been added, thanks to Lo Yin Wai
(ATC43223).
30th October 2023

   
80M Bus Model Shop
 
Thanks to 80M Bus Model Shop, new photographs have just been added for the two recently released Kowloon Motor Bus 12.8 metre 'facelift' Gemilang bodied MAN A95s. The first features M6FX3 (YB9570) on route 72X to Tai Po Central (KMB2023016) whilst the second features M6FX2 (YB9906) on route 67M to Kwai Fong Station (KMB2023017).

   
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Bus Dream Land

Kowloon Motor Bus ADL Enviro500NG ATENU539 (TL2141) has received all-over recruitment decals for Hong Kong Disneyland.
29th October 2023

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Network Shuttle
 
Available to pre-order on the Network Shuttle website is this Year of the Tiger decorated New Lantao Bus ADL 'facelift' Enviro400. It features AD04 (VR286) on route 3M with a destination of Tung Chung Town Ctr. (63380).  It is limited to 500 pieces.
28th October 2023

 
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Which is your favourite current KMB body type? This site's Facebook page allows you to have your say!

   
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Twenty-four of the forty new Kowloon Motor Bus BYD B12D electric double-deckers have been registered to date - just awaiting the model!
27th October 2023

   
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Bus Dream Land
   
Former Kowloon Motor Bus 10.6 metre Alexander bodied Volvo Super Olympian ASV99 was noted in Central today taking part in a movie shoot. The bus has new advertisement, a fictional route number and fictional fleet number (ASV101).
23rd October 2023

   
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I can confirm that the two Kowloon Motor Bus 12.8 metre 'facelift' Gemilang bodied MAN A95s detailed below have been released in Hong Kong today. Each is limited to 800 pieces and both are 80M Bus Model products.

   
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Tiny has released several models, at differing scales, all with 'Honkai: Star Rail' advertising, a role-playing video game which was first released on 26th April 2023. The 1/43 scale model features Citybus Alexander Dennis Enviro500NG 5846 (TK7927) on route 112 to North Point (ATC43223). I do not believe it to be a licensed Citybus model as no fleetnames appear to be applied. It is limited to 100 pieces.
22nd October 2023

 
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Kowloon Motor Bus

As reported below, these two Kowloon Motor Bus 12.8 metre 'facelift' Gemilang bodied MAN A95s are now available (to order). The first features M6FX3 (YB9570) on route 72X to Tai Po Central (KMB2023016) whilst the second features M6FX2 (YB9906) on route 67M to Kwai Fong Station (KMB2023017).  Quantities are currently unknown.
 
Update
I believe these models were only available to order on KMB's online shop today - a further check on the online shop this evening and they have disappeared! 
20th October 2023

 
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Kowloon Motor Bus has announced two new 
12.8 metre 'facelift' Gemilang bodied MAN A95 models, which are on sale tomorrow on their online store. The first features M6FX3 (YB9570) on route 72X to Tai Po Central (KMB2023016) whilst the second features M6FX2 (YB9906) on route 67M to Kwai Fong Station (KMB2023017). Further details will be added when known.
19th October 2023

   
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R J Hamilton

I am grateful to R J Hamilton for allowing me to share the above photograph which he posted on social media earlier, today along with the following comment:- "This Super Olympian made its last ever trip in Hong Kong today - at Victoria Harbour".
 
The bus is former Kowloon Motor Bus AVW96 (MA4745), a Wrights bodied Volvo B10TL, which was first registered on 19th August 2005 and was retired on 28th April this year. It is destined for the UK.

18th October 2023

   
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Network Shuttle
 
On sale now is this New Lantao Bus lowheight ADL 'facelift' Enviro400 from Model 1. It is decorated with Year of the Rabbit decals along with 50th anniversary logos and features AD04 (VR286) on route 3M with a destination of Mui Wo Ferry Pier (64371). It is limited to 500 pieces and a new page has now been added.
17th October 2023

   
Network Shuttle
 
Network Shuttle has today announced the forthcoming release of this model, which is set for 5th November. It features New World First Bus 4066 (US2038), an 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 on route 23 to Pokfield Road. It carries St. Paul's College 170th Anniversary decals (64303) and is limited to 500 pieces. Mention of this model, and a similarly decorated tram, was made on this site back on 18th November 2021.
16th October 2023

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Bus Dream Land

Citybus 'Rickshaw Bus' 5550 has received all-over advertising for Halloween, sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board.  It has yet to receive its new fleet number of 59900.

   
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Bus Dream Land
   
Pictured above is a new low-floor 16-seat MAN TGE public light bus which is currently operating on route CX1 to the West Kowloon Cultural District.

   
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Hong Kong Bus Association

Meanwhile, here in the UK, the Hong Kong Bus Association has posted the following on their Facebook page:-

"We're thrilled to announce the latest addition to our vintage bus collection - ex-China Motor Bus Leyland Olympian, LM10 (K481EUX)!

LM10 is a unique piece of history. She was not only part of the final batch of Leyland buses purchased by the company but was also the last non-air-conditioned bus in the CMB fleet, making it a truly significant addition.

After its service with China Motor Bus, this bus continued its journey with New World First Bus until the year 2000 when it was repatriated to its home country, the UK.

In 2012, when all LM buses retired, Chris Martin, a dedicated bus enthusiast, acquired LM10 for preservation, restoring her to her former glory in the iconic China Motor Bus livery.

We welcome LM10 to our collection and express our gratitude to Chris for his passion and dedication in keeping this piece of Hong Kong's transit heritage alive.

Stay tuned, as LM10 will soon be gracing our running days and events, offering a unique opportunity to step back in time and experience the charm of this remarkable piece of history."
15th October 2023

   
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Bus Dream Land
   
Citybus has repainted a Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L into the new livery, with, of course, a new fleet number.  52102 was formerly New World First Bus 5232 (WN4282). I wonder how long we will have to wait for a model in this new livery?
14th October 2023

   
Whilst there has been little 1/76 scale model bus news of late, there has been a flurry of activity in some larger and some smaller scales!
 
80M Bus Model Shop

Released yesterday are these three 1/64 scale 
'Pull back & go' Kowloon Motor Bus models.
   
The Tiny 1/110 scale pages have had significant updates, both in respect of newly announced models and older releases where I had been missing information. My special thanks to M.W. Yung for his assistance in this respect - just follow this link.
   
On the subject of 1/110 scale models, I can confirm that I am continuing to update the lists for those produced by Masterpiece Collectibles and once again I am grateful to Cheow Yi Jian for his help in providing details of new releases.
 
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80M Bus Model Shop
   
Two such recent releases are pictured above, these being Comfortdelgro bodied Volvo B9TLs - on the left is SBS7428E on route 72 whilst on the right is SBS7311H on route 198. Full details of the complete range of Masterpiece Collectibles 1/110 scale buses can be found here.
   
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Masterpiece Collectibles
 
Staying with Masterpiece Collectibles,
Cheow Yi Jian also advised that the company had issued more models than I had listed, including two 1/76 scale resin Fuji Heavy Industries bodied Nissan Diesel U31RCN and two 1/43 scale models of the same buses. The 1/76 scale models are pictured above and were released back in 2017 whilst the 1/43 scale models were released in 2018 and are pictured below. The City Shuttle Service liveried examples feature CSS188G on route 608 whilst the Trans Island Bus Services examples feature TIB312H on route 950.
 
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Masterpiece Collectibles
 
New pages for these models are in the process of being created and I am grateful to Masterpiece Collectibles for providing details of these models as well as some others and also for allowing me to share their photographs.
   
The Masterpiece Collectibles resin page has been updated, however, if you can provide any details on the missing information, please e-mail me.
13th October 2023

   
Citybus has introduced a new five-digit fleet numbering system and the first buses to receive these new fleet numbers are two Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8Ls. 8800 has been renumbered 53100 whilst 8802 has been renumbered 53102, and is pictured below.
   
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Dennis Ngan

The Across website has been updated to include the new fleet numbers.  In the meantime I am perusing this new numbering system in an attempt to understand it!!  If and when I do, I will add further details.
 
 
 
A new page has tonight been added to the
XTRA section of the site and this gives further details - just click on the above image.
6th October 2023

   
Bobby Liu

Just added to the XTRA section of the site are a few recent photographs of Park Island buses, including MAN RR8 PM6822, which was new in August.
4th October 2023

   
   
Sadly, it appears that Concorde Hobby Shop has closed owing to bankruptcy
. I remember visiting the shop several times and being overwhelmed by the amount of stock held. It is ten years ago this month that the founder, Sam, passed away.
3rd October 2023

   
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Bus Dream Land

A second Salvador Caetano bodied Scania K310UD has joined the Sun Bus fleet, this being former Kowloon Motor Bus ASU17 (PC3794). It was photographed yesterday.

   
Further to my decision to continue maintaining the Tiny 1/110 scale model bus lists, I am extremely grateful to M.W. Yung who has sent me a comprehensive list of updates,  information and photographs that were missing from my lists. This information has now been added.
2nd October 2023

   

A new page has just been added to the
 XTRA section of the site that features the recently registered Kowloon Motor Bus 'facelift' MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B8L - just click on the above image.

   
Also added is a new page for Tiny's 1/43 scale Kowloon Motor Bus Leyland Victory Mk2 (KMB2023058).
1st October 2023
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