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39902 - Leyland Fleetline/BACo
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - the second version of the BACo Fleetline was announced only a week before it's actual release (12th November 2005). It features fleet number D1088 in the later predominantly cream 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. 

D1088 entered service in January 1979 and was withdrawn in January 1993.

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  D1088
 Registration number  BW 8660
 Route number  33A
 Destination  Tsuen Wan Ferry
 Commissioned by  Kowloon Motor Bus
 Quantity  2,000
 Date released - Hong Kong  12th November 2005

 
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