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38805 - Leyland Olympian/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - details of this model (and 38806) were announced on 18th December 2013 and both were released on 1st January 2014. Both feature 3BL138 on differing routes. 

The busKowloon Motor Bus introduced 163 three-axle 12-metre non air-conditioned Leyland Olympians into its fleet between 1982 and 1986 to meet increasing passenger demand at that time. With a capacity of 150 passengers these buses were designed with three doors to ease boarding and alighting. These buses were mainly allocated to routes with high demand such as routes 5, 6, 26, 98D, 102 and 104.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Cars Workshop
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  3BL138
 Registration number  DJ 805
 Route number  5
 Destination  Star Ferry
 Quantity  750
 Date released - Hong Kong  1st January 2014

 
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Sister vehicles S3BL140 (top) at Choi Hong October 1996 and  S3BL137 (bottom) at Star Ferry in October 2002.
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Donald MacRae
 

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