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LO10101-601 - Leyland Olympian/Alexander
China Motor Bus
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The model - the first double-deck casting from Buses Model Co. was the 11-metre Leyland Olympian with Alexander "RH" bodywork. Two versions were released simultaneously, this version having a production run of only 1,000, whilst the second version has a run of 2,000.

The bus - LM9 and LM10 were the final two buses of a batch of ten - CMB's last non-air conditioned buses. These ten vehicles entered service during December 1993. All ten vehicles were transferred to New World First Bus in September 1998, however, as part of that Company's policy of withdrawal of non air-con buses, the whole batch was withdrawn early in 2000. 
In July 2000, the batch arrived back in the UK, having been completely refurbished, repainted and converted to single door, for operation by First PMT. They were subsequently transferred to First Manchester, operating mainly on route 17 from Manchester Arndale Centre to Rochdale.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Buses Model Co.
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander RH
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  LM10
 Registration number  FW 3858
 Route number  601
 Destination  Admiralty
 Quantity  1,000
 Date released - Hong Kong  13th September 2001

 
Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

 
Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

 
Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

 
Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

 
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