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AL04088 - Leyland Olympian/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - this is the third version of KMB's prototype Leyland Olympian AL1, produced by Buses Model Co. The two previous models carried Bus Fan World banner advertising, however, this version is in standard air-con livery.  It was released in Hong Kong on 28th May 2004.

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. 

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  6C
 Destination  Kowloon City Ferry
 Quantity  3,000
 Date released - Hong Kong  28th May 2004

 
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