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23504 - Daimler Fleetline/MCW
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The model - this model was issued in Hong Kong in November 1998.  Quantities (1,400) of this model were subsequently offered as a 'Special Subscriber Christmas Offer' by EFE in October/November 1998, along with China Motor Bus Leyland Atlantean (18105).

The bus - The real D4 was one of six Daimler Fleetline CRG6s new to Bournemouth Corporation Transport in 1965. It carried fleet number 191 and was registered CRU 191C. Citybus purchased these vehicles second hand in 1979.  The bodywork is Weymann, but with Alexander front panels.  The model accurately represents the front but the rear roof line is more curved than the prototype.  The real D4 first appeared in a simple colour scheme but was repainted into the depicted colour scheme in 1981.  It remained in this condition until 1984 when it was converted into an open-top vehicle.

(Source: Mike Davis "Hong Kong Buses Volume 3")
 Manufacturer of model  Exclusive First Editions 
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Daimler Fleetline CRG6 
 Prototype bodywork  Metro-Cammell Weymann
 Prototype length  30 feet
 Fleet number  D4
 Registration number  CA 8427
 Route number  None
 Destination  None
 Quantity (total)  5,820
Hong Kong
 Date released
August 1998
November 1998

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Sister vehicle D2 (CA4142) was originally registered CRU 188C and new as Bournemouth 188. It is seen here in July 1981 and was withdrawn in 1986.

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