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OM45108 - MCW Metrobus
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - this model was released in Hong Kong in July 2001 and a quantity became available in the UK in February 2003. The casting has been modified by Corgi to accurately represent the narrow front entrance featured on the prototype - a very nice casting indeed. 

The bus - Kowloon Motor Bus ordered a total of eighty-eight 9.7 metre MCW Metrobuses between 1983 and 1988. M80 was delivered in November 1985. The final eight, M81-M88, were delivered in November 1989, and were fitted with the more powerful Cummins L10 engine, producing 280bhp, enabling them to be used on Route 51, KMB's most difficult route.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Corgi
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  MCW Metrobus 
 Prototype bodywork  MCW Apollo MkII
 Prototype length  9.7 metres
 Fleet number  M80
 Registration number  DH 2436
 Route number  18
 Destination  Circular 
 Sham Shui Po (Tonkin Street) - Oi Man
 Commissioned by  Kowloon Motor Bus
 Quantity (total)  5,000
 
Hong Kong 
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
?
?
 Date released
18th July 2001
February 2003

 
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Roger Shrimpton
 

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