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000701 - Ailsa-Volvo/Alexander
China Motor Bus
The model - this model was released in Hong Kong on 3rd March 2001. It features a driver, opening engine and a detailed chassis. 

The bus - The first of two trial Ailsa's was built as the forty-first unit of a batch of forty for Alexander (Fife), part of the Scottish Bus Group. The most obvious link to the SBG is its destination screen.

It was first registered in Hong Kong in 1975, being withdrawn in 1991. AV2, the second trial bus followed in 1976, but this, and the eventual order for 6 such buses, were to the longer length of 10.3m, as opposed to the 9.8m length of AV1.

The above information is extracted from Mike Davis's excellent reference book
"Hong Kong Buses - China Motor Bus - 65 years"

 Manufacturer of model  ABC Models
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Ailsa-Volvo
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander
 Prototype length  9.8 metre
 Fleet number  AV1
 Registration number  BJ 4862
 Route number  Private
 Destination  102
 Quantity (total)  1,500
Hong Kong
 Quantities (if known)
 Date released
 3rd Mar 2001
Jul 2001






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