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X1002 - Guy Arab V
China Motor Bus
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The model - what was expected to be an ABC Models release, this CMB water bowser instead appears from two new manuafacturers, Ox Transport Models and Best Choose. In 2006, a variation of this model was offered to collectors of a Spanish Model magazine, and details of this model can be found at the bottom of this page. My thanks to Andrew Shirley for providing me with this information and photos.

The bus - this vehicle was originally a short wheelbase single decker, being new in March 1964. In 1968 it was damaged by fire and in November 1969 was rebodied as a double decker, becoming fleet number S1. This rebodying proved so successful that it led to further rebodying of single deckers into double deckers.

S1 was withdrawn from service in 1980, after which it was converted into a water bowser.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Ox Transport Models
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Guy Arab MkV
 Prototype bodywork  -
 Registration number  AD 4589
 Commissioned by  -
 Quantity (total)  1,000
 
Hong Kong
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
 ?
?
 Date released
 8th February 2002 
July 2003

 
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Spanish Variation - Issued in 2006
   
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Andrew Shirley
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Andrew Shirley

This new version carries a fictitious registration number AD4588. Other differences include the removal of items like the rear view mirrors and some of the extra tampo printing found on the original.

 


 
 
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The actual vehicle awaiting scrapping
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