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38203 - Daimler 'A' Type/Metal Sections
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - whilst being the third Daimler 'A' to be released by Cars Workshop, it is the first to feature a traditional exposed radiator, and also the first diecast model to feature gates.

The bus - HK4032 was delivered new to KMB in June 1950, with only a rear platform entrance/exit. In 1955, a front entrance was installed, and sliding gates fitted. In 1964/5, the gates were relaced with doors, and in 1974, when KMB renumbered their fleet, HK4032 became D50. It was withdrawn in January 1976.

The above information has been extracted from Mike Davis's
excellent book Hong Kong Buses - Kowloon Motor Bus.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Cars Workshop
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Daimler CVG5DD "A" series
 Prototype bodywork  Metal Sections
 Prototype length  7.9 metre
 Fleet number  not carried (later numbered D50)
 Registration number  HK4032
 Route number  2
 Destination  Star Ferry - Kowloon City
 Quantity  3,000
 Date released - Hong Kong  17th September 2002

 
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