|The model -
one of two releases of a China Motor Bus DM/DMS from P&T Model
(Diecast) on 7th June 2018 both featuring a narrow entrance (see also DC1017).
Daimler DM/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.
was formerly London Transport DMS916 (SMU 916N) and first registered in
October 1974. It was registered by China Motor Bus in July 1982.