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hkbus 0001 - Leyland Olympian/Alexander
Citybus 
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The model - this model was announced exclusively to this site on 10th February 2006. It is a special model, commissioned by Dave Rogers, owner of Citybus Olympians Nos 102 and 105. It was released at the Cobham Bus Rally on 2nd April 2006, and is only available in the UK from Dave's buses, which will be attending various rallies during the year. Visit Dave's website to find out more....
Update 10th April 2006  - 'Having had many enquiries from collectors in Hong Kong, I have made a limited quantity available at Concorde Hobby Shop. Please contact them for details - be quick, there are less than 100 available! - Dave Rogers'

The bus - Citybus ordered 12 Alexander bodied 11-metre Leyland Olympian air-conditioned coaches in 1988. These were delivered in 1989 and featured coach seats, soft trim and curtains. These coaches were used on the cross-border service to Shenzhen as well as residential commuter routes. Windows were of the gasket type, with radiused corners. Further orders were placed, and these later batches are easily identified by their bonded windows. 

In 2003, several of these vehicles returned to the UK where they entered service with Stagecoach on Megabus and Magic Bus  services. 

 
 Manufacturer of model  Creative Master Northcord Ltd.
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Olympian ON3R49C18Z4
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander 'R' Type
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  152
 Registration number  ET778
 Route number  629
 Destination  Central Star Ferry
 Quantity (total)  1,000
 
Hong Kong 
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
100
900
 Date released
 11th April 2006
2nd April 2006

 
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