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CM-DGR2203 - Dennis Dragon/Duple Metsec
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - An unexpected release in the UK in mid September 2002 is this 11-metre KMB Dennis Dragon with all-over advertising for "Double Happiness". The model is limited to 400 pieces.

Unfortunately the casting used for this model, and for that matter the "Promise" and "Double Happiness" is the CMB Condor casting, and other points are as follows:-

  •   the model should feature square corners to the glazing
  •   the seats are far less detailed than earlier models
  •   the air-con blades behind the grilles are no longer fitted
  •   the nearside route number is positioned above the window instead of at the bottom edge of the window
  •   the model carries Fleet No. AD218, which should read AD259
  • My thanks to Peter Owens for the above information

    The bus

     
     Manufacturer of model  Collector's Model
     Scale  1:76
     Prototype chassis  Dennis Dragon
     Prototype bodywork  Duple Metsec
     Prototype length  11 metre
     Fleet number  AD218 (should be AD101)
     Registration number  FJ 9070
     Route number  6C
     Destination  Kowloon City Ferry
     Quantity (total)  400
     
    Hong Kong
    UK
     Quantities (if known)
    ?
    ?
     Date released
    ?
    18th Sep 2002

     
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    Model kindly supplied by Allsorts

     
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    Model kindly supplied by Allsorts

     

     
    The box with an identity crisis!
    It should read DGR 2203

     
     

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