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06102 - Daimler Fleetline/MCW
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - this new casting from Best Choose was released in Hong Kong on 22nd April 2009. This vehicles was also the subject of a 1/76 model from Drumwell (DW10601).

The bus - Kowloon Motor Bus purchased 100 former London Transport Daimler Fleetlines in 1981. Unlike China Motor Bus, KMB specified a requirement for Leyland 0.680 engines. 2D38, formerly DMS1595 (Reg. THM 595M) was new to London Transport in 1974 and entered service with KMB in April 1981. Its service life was short lived, being withdrawn in July 1985 when it became a driver training bus. It was eventually scrapped in 1990.

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

 
 Manufacturer of model  Best Choose
 Scale  1:120
 Prototype chassis  Daimler Fleetline
 Prototype bodywork  MCW
 Prototype length  9.4 metre
 Fleet number  2D38
 Registration number  CN 4588
 Route number  11B
 Destination  Kwun Tong
 Quantity  1,500
 Date released - Hong Kong  22nd April 2009

 
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This page last updated Wednesday, 22nd April 2009
 
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