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BLS30102 - Leyland Olympian/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - first announced on this site at the beginning of May 2007, this model was eventually released in Hong Kong on 29th July. Not being licenced by KMB, it carries no KMB logo, fleet number or registration numbers although a separate decal sheet is provided with two KMB logos and a front and rear registration number. 

The bus

 
 Manufacturer of model  Buses Model Co.
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander RH
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  S3BL221
 Registration number  DT6115
 Route number  88M
 Destination  Hin Keng
 Quantity (total)  999
 
Hong Kong 
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
999
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 Date released
29th July 2007
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Note: The decals applied to this model were
not those supplied with it.

 
The decal sheet supplied
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 Jacky Ho

 
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A Photographic Comparison

The photographs below show the differences between the first KMB Olympian (BLS30101) issued by
Buses Model Co. in 2002 (S3BL426) and the recently released example (S3BL221)
 Special thanks to Jotus.com for providing these excellent photos.

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S3BL221 (left) and S3BL426 (right)
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S3BL221 (left) and S3BL426 (right)
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S3BL221 (top) and S3BL426 (bottom)
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S3BL221 (top) and S3BL426 (bottom)
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This page last updated Tuesday, 31st July 2007
 
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