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 X1003 - Guy Arab Mk V/Metal Sections
China Motor Bus
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The model - The model was released in Hong Kong on 20th November 2002, and was imported into the UK by John Ayrey Diecasts in July 2003. 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 - The third release from the Ox Transport Models is this short wheelbase Guy Arab Mk V, delivered new to China Motor Bus as a single-decker in 1965, but later converted to a double-decker. Upon withdrawal from service, it was converted to a tree lopper.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Ox Transport Models
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Guy Arab Mk V
 Prototype bodywork  Metal Sections
 Prototype length  8 metre
 Fleet number  formerly S15
 Registration number  DE7931 (formerly AC4775)
 Route number  -
 Destination  -
 Quantity (total)  500
 
Hong Kong 
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
?
?
 Date released
 20th November 2002
July 2003


Photograph courtesy of Jotus.com

 
Photograph courtesy of Jotus.com

 
Photographs courtesy of Jotus.com

 

 

 
 
Photographs of the actual vehicle Siu Sai Wan depot
on 13th March 1998. 
courtesy of Jotus.com
Spanish Variation - Issued in 2006


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Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Andrew Shirley
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Andrew Shirley

This new version carries a fictitious registration number DE7930. 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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