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DC1004 - Daimler Fleetline/Park Royal
China Motor Bus
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The model following the release in November 2016 of this new casting, two further examples were issued in early January 2017, the other representing XF145 (DC1003).

The bus - the Daimler DMS was designed and developed for London Transport as the first purpose built one man operated double deck bus. After the trials in London of the Park Royal bodied XA Atlanteans and XF Fleetlines, it was the Daimler Fleetlines that were preferred. Over 2,600 of these vehicles were built, mostly with MCW bodies, but they were subject to many problems in service. The stop-start driving conditions in London made them unreliable and this, combined with driver stress, made the vehicles unpopular. Within 2 years of entering service , London Transport started to sell off these buses, and being still very new, they were in great demand. They soon began to appear all over the UK, in colourful liveries, and many went overseas. China Motor Bus were quick to take advantage of the situation and purchased a total of 207, which were painted into their blue and cream livery.
 
 Manufacturer of model  P&T Diecast
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Daimler Fleetline
 Prototype bodywork  Park Royal
 Prototype length  9.4 metre
 Fleet number  XF148
 Registration number  CY 2741
 Route number  11
 Destination  Tai Hang Road
 Quantity  500
 Date released - Hong Kong  8th January 2017
   

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