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Leyland Olympian/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
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Kenneth K T Ma
The model - this model is limited to 30 pieces only and was the prize for those who sent off their coupon which was included in the Buses Model Co '60th Anniversary' China Motor Bus Leyland Olympian (L40806), which was issued in August 2005. The lucky winners of this model were announced on this site on 24th December 2005. 

The bus- S3BL428 is one of the last batch of 50 (S3BL421-470) 11-metre Leyland Olympian non air-conditioned buses to join KMB's fleet during 1993 and 1994. They were nicknamed "Tiger-heads" and were originally ordered by KMB as air-con buses, however, as the acceptance level towards air-con "premium" bus services from the general public was still relatively low during the early 1990s, the Transport Department asked KMB to convert the order of these 50 buses (together with another 50 11-metre Dennis Dragons, which have become S3N271-319 and 370) to non air-con buses. By June 2002, most of these buses were allocated on routes 60X, 62X, 81 and 81C.

Being a scheduled bus for route 60X when it was brand new, by late 2005 S3BL428 was based in Tai Po and is believed to be a scheduled bus for route 73.

I am very grateful to Dennis Law for the above information.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Buses Model Co.
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander RH
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  S3BL428
 Registration number  FT 9910
 Route number  74A
 Destination  ?
 Quantity  30
 Date released - Hong Kong  January 2006

 
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