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05052 - Daimler Fleetline/Metal Sections
China Motor Bus
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jacky Ho
 
The model - this was an unannounced release at the end of October 2006. LF 9 has also been been modelled at 1/76th by Best Choose, details of which can be found here. As pointed out by Jacky Ho, the diorama of shops that accompany's this model feature some retailers not really reminiscent of the 1970's - Spaghetti House, digital photograph and mobile phones!!

The bus -  LF9 was one of the first batch of 30 Daimler Fleetlines with Metal Sections bodywork, which entered service between January and May 1974. They were commonly known as 'Jumbos'. When new, these buses were fitted with a small destination screen and single track route number blind. LF9 carries the 'Jump on a Jumbo' slogan, and an experimental CMB logo. LF9 was withdrawn in June 1992 and later scrapped. 

The above information has been extracted from the excellent reference book 'Hong Kong Buses - China Motor Bus', by Mike Davis and published by DTS Publishing. 

A photograph of the actual vehicle can also be found in this book.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Best Choose
 Scale  1:120
 Prototype chassis  Daimler Fleetline
 Prototype bodywork  Metal Sections
 Prototype length  32' 10"
 Fleet number  LF9
 Registration number  BG 205
 Route number  102
 Destination  Shau Ki Wan
 Quantity  Uncertified
 Date released  30th October 2006

 
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