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CM-DGS-002 - Dennis Dragon/Duple Metsec
Citybus
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The 'members only' version
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The model - announced on 21st October 2000, is the second short Dragon from C'sM, carrying all-over Siemens adverts. This model is limited to 1,000 pcs only, and the first 100 pcs (Certification number 0001-0100) come with a driver, passengers and a bus stop, were available only to C'sM Club Members, on a first come first served basis (one model per member).

The bus - as part of Citybus's expansion plans at the time of the commencement of Network 26, fifty Dennis Dragons with Duple Metsec bodywork were ordered. Twenty were of the 10.4 metre length whilst the remaining thirty were 12 metre (801-830). The bodies were completely knocked down (ckd) kits, which were sent to Salvadore Caetano of Porto, Portugal, where they were built. They also featured the Alexander style front end, thus maintaining the standard Citybus 'front-end' look. These buses were the first to carry the now standard Citybus livery, i.e. without Network 26 branding. Delivery commenced in August 1994. Two further batches of ten vehicles were subsequently ordered, these being delivered in February 1996 and February/March 1997 respectively.

709 entered service in September 1994.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Collector's Model
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Dennis Dragon
 Prototype bodywork  Duple Metsec
 Prototype length  10.4 metre
 Fleet number  709
 Registration number  GD 5150
 Route number  12
 Destination  Robinson Road
 Quantity (total)  1,000
 100 of which feature passengers 
 
Hong Kong 
UK
 Quantities (if known)
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 Date released
17th Nov 2000
8th Dec 2000

 
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The 'members only' version
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The 'members only' version
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Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

 
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The standard version
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Citybus No 709
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