- this is the third KMB liveried Leyland Olympian from Buses Model Co.,
and is the second to feature fleet no. AL1 with banner advertising commemorating
the 10th anniversary of Bus Fan World.
This model was limited to 1,000 pieces and was issued as a general release
in Hong Kong during October 2002, and differs from the members only release
in having a Route No. 6 and a Destination of Mei Fu
- AL1 was the prototype 11-metre Leyland Olympian and entered service
on 12th May 1988, and was used extensively for trialling the air-conditioning
equipment. It was unique, being the only vehicle in the class to feature
opening windows, just in case the air-con failed! It also featured
a small destination screen compared to the others in the class. To commemorate
the 10th anniversary of Bus Fan World,
banner advertising was applied to the vehicle in May 2002.
The above information is extracted from Mike
Davis's excellent reference book "The Buses of Kowloon Motor Bus".