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39904 - Leyland Fleetline/BACo
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - Small quantities of this model were initially released in September 2016 however owing to an incorrect registration number (BT4313) and interior seating colour (green), the bulk of the models were not released until November 2016, when both of these issues had been corrected.

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. 

D996 entered service in  26th April 1978.

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  D996
 Registration number  BT 4341
 Route number  43
 Destination  Cheung Ching
 Quantity  600
 Date released - Hong Kong  November 2016
   

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