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AL10802-R6 - Leyland Olympian/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
The Bus Fan World AL1 - general release
Photograph courtesy of Jotus.com
 
The model - 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

The bus -  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".

 
 Manufacturer of model  Buses Model Co.
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander RH
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  AL1
 Registration number  DX 2437
 Route number  6
 Destination  Mei Foo
 Quantity  1,000
 Date released - Hong Kong  13th October 2002

 
Photograph courtesy of 80M Bus Model Shop

 
Photographs courtesy of 80M Bus Model Shop

 
Photograph courtesy of Jotus.com

 
Photograph courtesy of Jotus.com

 
Photograph courtesy of Jotus.com

 
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Photographs courtesy of Dennis Law
   

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