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803012 - Leyland Fleetline/MetSec
China Motor Bus
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The model - The model featured in this diorama is that which was issued as a single model by Best Choose in June 2003 (03012). The diorama itself is of a 1970's style resettlement Estate. a car is also included but this appears to vary between a blue VW Beetle and blue/silver Morgan (?) open top sports style. Also included is a bag full of washing to hang on the poles! Perhaps someone can provide me with the actual location of the photograph on the limited edition certificate.

The bus - LF106 is a uniquely bodied Fleetline, new to China Motor Bus in July 1976. This 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.

 
 Manufacturer of model  80M Bus Model Shop/Best Choose
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Fleetline FE33AGR 
 Prototype bodywork  Metal Sections
 Prototype length  10.032 metre
 Fleet number  LF106
 Registration number  BL 1416
 Route number  11
 Destination  Central
 Quantity  250
 Date released - Hong Kong  18th October 2005

 
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 LF106 in its latter days. The bumper and chrome 
body trimmings are no longer there.
Photograph courtesy of Winston Lau
   

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This page last updated Tuesday, 18th October 2005
 
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