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91707 - MCW Metrobus
China Motor Bus
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The model - This model was issued to celabrate 60 years of Hong Kong's buses. Formed in 1933, China Motor Bus, operating on Hong Kong Island, exclusively used single deck buses of British manufacture. By 1990, CMB had a fleet of over 1,000 buses, all double-deck and still of British origin.

This model was commissioned by the Hong Kong Transport Society and Tin Dragon Enterprises exclusively for Hong Kong, however, Allsorts  obtained rights on 1,000 of these for sale in England, attractively boxed in a special edition "China Motor Bus" box, shown below.

The bus - The MC (Metrobus Coach) class consisted of 12 MCW Metrobus Mk1s. These vehicles were purchased in 1978 in order to encourage the motorist to commute by bus to the central business district in conjunction with other bus priority schemes introduced at the time. They were the first double-deck coaches operating in the territory.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Corgi
 Scale  1:64
 Prototype chassis  MCW Metrobus MkII
 Prototype bodywork  -
 Prototype length  9.7 metre
 Fleet number  MC1
 Registration number  BS 7127
 Route number  260
 Destination  Stanley 
 Commissioned by  Hong Kong Transport Society
 Quantity (total)  5,000
 
    Hong Kong 
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
4,000
1,000
 Date released
1993

 
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Photograph courtesy of Gareth Jones 

 
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Photograph courtesy of CMB's Yesterday
 

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