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03061 - Leyland Victory Mk 2/Duple (Metsec)
China Motor Bus
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The model - Another new casting from Best Choose, this model being released in Hong Kong in December 2003. A very nice model which comes with alternative sets of destination and route numbers, as indicated in the photograph below. The driver's door can be slid from the open to the closed position.

The bus - China Motor Bus (CMB) took delivery of 167 Leyland (Guy) Victorys between 1979 and 1982, the bulk of which were fitted with Alexander bodywork, but the final batch of 20 carried Duple Metsec bodywork. Whilst the Duple-Metsec bodywork was to a similar design as the Alexander type, most noticeable differences were the single piece destination/route number and the drivers door was of the sliding type. LV149 entered service on 14 January 1982, was subsequently transferred to New World First Bus on 1st September 1998, following the loss of CMB's franchise, and was withdrawn in December that same year.

 Manufacturer of model  Best Choose
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Victory Mk 2
 Prototype bodywork  Duple (Metsec)
 Prototype length  9.372 metre
 Fleet number  LV149 
 Registration number  CT5135
 Route number  88
 Destination  Hing Wah Estate
 Quantity  1,500
 Date released - Hong Kong  29th December 2003
 

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Photograph of sister vehicle LV164
courtesy of David J Rowe
 

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