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LO20101-680 - Leyland Olympian/Alexander
China Motor Bus
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The model - the third version of Buses Model Co. Leyland Olympian carries China Motor Buses 'Hotline' advertising, and was released in Hong Kong on 1st December 2001.

The bus - LM7 was one 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in September 1998, however, as part of that Company's policy of withdrawal of non air-con buses, the whole batch was withdrawn early in 2000.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  LM7
 Registration number  FW 3152
 Route number  680
 Destination  Central (Macau Ferry)
 Quantity  1,500
 Date released - Hong Kong  1st December 2001

 
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Photograph of pre-production sample
courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

 
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Photographs of pre-production sample
courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

 
Photograph courtesy of Gakei
     

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