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DC1021 - Daimler Fleetline FE30AGR/Park Royal
China Motor Bus
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The model one of two releases of China Motor Bus FC1, a DM/DMS from P&T Model (Diecast), announced in early September 2018. 

The busthe 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.

In order to provide an additional double-deck coach for use when there was a shortage of MC class Metrobuses, one of the former DMS class, the very last, XF206, was converted into a semi-coach with the fitting of high-back extensions to the bus seats. It also received the coach livery.

As stated above, FC1 was previously XF206 in the CMB fleet, and DMS2096 in the London Transport fleet. It was first registered in London in April 1976. It was registered by China Motor Bus in November 1984.

 
 Manufacturer of model  P & T Model (Diecast)
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Daimler Fleetline FE30AGR
 Prototype bodywork  Park Royal
 Prototype length  9.4 metre
 Fleet number  FC1     (Ex DMS 2096)
 Registration number  DD 7785   (Ex KJD 96P)
 Route number  262
 Destination  Chung Hom Kok
 Quantity   550
 Date released - Hong Kong  3rd November 2018
     

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