- this diorama set was issued in Hong Kong on 20th September 2006.
The model was originally issued in January 2003 by Best Choose.
- China Motor Bus took delivery of 305 Long Fleetlines between 1975 and
1979. The first batch of 30 vehicles had MetSec bodywork, the second batch
of 75 had an improved MetSec bodywork, LF106 carried a unique MetSec bodywork
and the final batch (LF107-305) had Alexander bodywork. Several of the
first batch of 30 received new Alexander bodies between 1986 and 1988,
LF106, new to China Motor Bus in July 1976,
was the last Metal Sections body fitted to the Fleetline chassis, and was
an attempt by Metsec to update the body from their rather 'bland' looking
bodies fitted to LF1 - LF105. The modifications included a peaked dome,
similar to Alexander bodied versions, push-out opening top deck front windows
and additional bodywork trim. No further examples were delivered to any
Hong Kong bus operator, although quantities were to delivered to Singapore.
The above information
has been extracted from the excellent reference book 'Hong
Kong Buses - China Motor Bus',
by Mike Davis and
published by DTS Publishing.