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BLS30101 - Leyland Olympian/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - this is the first Kowloon Motor Bus liveried model from Buses Model Co, and features their highly acclaimed Leyland Olympian/Alexander casting used previously for China Motor Bus models. 

The bus - S3BL426 is one of the last batch of 50 (S3BL421-470) 11-metre Leyland Olympian non air-conditioned buses to join KMB's fleet during 1993 and 1994. They were nicknamed "Tiger-heads" and were originally ordered by KMB as air-con buses, however, as the acceptance level towards air-con "premium" bus services from the general public was still relatively low during the early 1990s, the Transport Department asked KMB to convert the order of these 50 buses (together with another 50 11-metre Dennis Dragons, which have become S3N271-319 and 370) to non air-con buses. By June 2002, most of these buses were allocated on routes 60X, 62X, 81 and 81C.

I am very grateful to Dennis Law for the above information.
 
 Manufacturer of model  Buses Model Co.
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander RH
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  S3BL426
 Registration number  FT 7111
 Route number  81C
 Destination  Hung Hom Station
 Quantity  3,000
 Date released - Hong Kong  29th June 2002

 
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