|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 2,000, whilst the second version
has a run of 1,000.
- 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buses, the whole batch was withdrawn early in 2000.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.