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13912 - Bristol Lodekka/ECW
Citybus
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The model - This model was released in Hong Kong in March 1999. Its release in the UK was through the EFE collectors club, with 1,368 being made available. The packaging for this model is also unique in being specifically for Citybus rather than the standard EFE black box.  This model also appears in a special Citybus set (19906a), released in July 2000, alongside DMS No. D41.

The bus - This model is based on the only Bristol Lodekka to enter service in Hong Kong. Originally AVW 397F, and new to Eastern National Omnibus Co in 1968, this bus joined the Citybus fleet in 1981 and remained in service until 1989. The vehicle was modified to allow more ventilation in the hot humid climate of Hong Kong with the addition of horizontal sliding windows, apart from this the bus appeared unchanged, although in 1985, it was converted to open-top.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Exclusive First Editions
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Bristol Lodekka FLF
 Prototype bodywork  Eastern Coach Works
 Prototype length  9.45 metre
 Fleet number  B21
 Registration number  CR2146 (ex AVW 397F)
 Route number  -
 Destination  -
 Commissioned by  Citybus
 Quantity (total)  5,920
 
Hong Kong
UK
 Quantities (if known)
 4,552
1,368
 Date released
 Mar 1999 
May 1999

 
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