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KLE15025 - Leyland Olympian/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - this new casting will feature the first licenced Kowloon Motor Bus short Leyland Oympian - the two previous releases from Venus Collectibles coming with decals for the collector to apply.  It is due for release in Hong Kong on 19th December 2015.

The busFollowing the successful trial of three 10.5 metre ECW bodied two-axle Leyland Olympians in 1981 (fleet nos. BL1-3), Kowlooon Motor Bus ordered a further 120 examples, but to a reduced length of 9.5 metres and with Alexander bodywork. The first twenty (fleet nos. BL4-23) were delivered in 1983 with a second batch of thirty (fleet nos. BL24-53) being delivered in 1984. A third batch of forty (fleet nos. BL54-93) arrived in February/March 1985 and a final batch of thirty (fleet nos. 94-123) arrived in August/September 1985.  BL18 was first registered on 8th September 1983.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Roadshow Creations 
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander RH
 Prototype length  9.5 metre
 Fleet number  BL18
 Registration number  CZ 9894
 Route number  11X
 Destination  Sau Mau Ping (Upper)
 Quantity  1,800
 Date released - Hong Kong 19th December 2015
 

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