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39901 - Leyland Fleetline/BACo
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - first announced on this site at the end of May, this model was released in Hong Kong on 6th July 2005. It features fleet number D990 in it's original livery. 

The bus - KMB's third and final order for Daimler (Leyland) Fleetlines (150 buses) differed from the previous two orders, in that British Aluminium Company (BACo) bodywork was specified. The BACo bodywork was certainly very different from any other body type, being of a very angular design. This angular design was even applied to the wheelarches! A predominantly red livery was applied from new which tended to improve the appearance of the design. One feature akin to the latest low floor buses was the use of a straight staircase. 

D990 entered service in March 1978 and was withdrawn in December 1991.

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  Cars Workshop 
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Fleetline FE33AGR 
 Prototype bodywork  British Aluminium Company (BACo)
 Prototype length  10.032 metre
 Fleet number  D990
 Registration number  BT 208
 Route number  5C
 Destination  Tsz Wan Shan South
 Quantity  2,500
 Date released - Hong Kong  6th July 2005

 
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