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KMB-M-2017037 - Daimler 'A' type/Metal Sections
Kowloon Motor Bus
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop
 
The model - this is one of two Daimler 'A's to be released by Kowloon Motor Bus on 27th July 2017, the other featuring one with a 'Birmingham' style radiater (KMB-M-2017038).

The bus - 4966 was delivered new to KMB in May 1949, with only a rear platform entrance/exit. In 1955, a front entrance was installed, and sliding gates fitted. In 1964/5, the gates were relaced with doors, and in 1974, when KMB renumbered their fleet, 4966 became D31. It was withdrawn in January 1980.

The above information has been extracted from Mike Davis's
excellent book Hong Kong Buses - Kowloon Motor Bus.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Cars Workshop
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Daimler CVG5DD 'A' series
 Prototype bodywork  Metal Sections
 Prototype length  7.9 metre
 Fleet number  -
 Registration number  4966
 Route number  5
 Destination  Star Ferry
 Quantity  1,500
 Date released - Hong Kong 27th July 2017
   

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