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To reflect the wider range of manufacturer's now included on this site, and also to shorten the lengthy name "Unofficial Site for Corgi Oriental Buses", the site has been renamed "Oriental Model Buses."

New World First Bus has released the Alexander-bodied Dennis Trident (44402) "Happy New Year"/"Wish Bus", which is issued in a quantity of 5,000, however, it is understood that 2,000 of these are reserved for NWFB staff.

The second, a Duple Metsec example (44505) is the 100th new bus ordered by NWFB, and carries special decals advertising this fact. This model is limited to 6,888.

30th June 1999

The "Collector's Model" Jubilant should be available in Hong Kong this coming week, through the shops detailed on the "Stockists" page of this site. If you contact any of these stockists, kindly mention this site!

Corgi's Victory MkII is scheduled for release in August, and the second "Collector's Model" is also to be a Victory MkII !! 

27th June 1999

Further information of forthcoming releases are detailed as follows:-

    "Collector's Model", CMB liveried Dennis Jubilant has been released in the UK
    EFE are to release, as expected, their first DMS in a Hong Kong livery, that being of CMB
    The NWFB Trident "Happy New Year/Wish Bus" is due shortly
    Citybus's two-door Dart is due for release in July, click here for photos
    KMB are to release a Dennis Trident/Duple Metsec Alexander (see correction on 7th July) with
    "Captain KMB" decals, click here for photo
    The NWFB dual-door Dart is due for release in August, this is not a Corgi model

  25th June 1999

Photographs of the first release from the new "Collector's Model" range are available here . The model is in fact a Dennis Jubilant with Alexander bodywork, in the livery of China Motor Bus. Photographs of Corgi's Dragon Boat Festival liveried Olympian (43222) are also available
  20th June 1999

Corgi's Dragon Boat Festival Olympian (43222) for KMB was released in Hong Kong today
18th June 1999

The Citybus Atlantean (44601) has now been released in the UK, appearing in shops today
16th June 1999

The KMB "Dragon Boat Festival" overall livery Olympian (43222) is due for release in Hong Kong on  June 18th. Included in the above link are photographs of the actual bus.

Due for release next month is a new casting of the Dennis Dart, this being a 10.6 metre dual-door version for Citybus. It is also expected that a single-door version will be released in due course. At present there does not appear to be any plans for a New World First Bus version.

12th June 1999

Citybus Trident (44504) has been released in the UK through Corgi Gold Star Stockists.

Two new releases from Corgi are expected this month. The first is a KMB Olympian in "Dragon Boat Festival" livery, whilst the second is a NWFB Trident in the all over "Wish Bus" livery (see photograph of actual bus in photo-gallery section).

5th June 1999
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