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001201 - MCW Metrorider
China Motor Bus
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The model - this superb model was first announced on this site in May 2001 and was released in Hong Kong in June. It is the only model to have been produced from this casting. It is one of ABC Models best, and is now very sought after, with one selling on e-bay in May 2004 for 97!

The bus - CM1 was one of two wide-bodied MCW Metroriders acquired by CMB in 1988 for trials on various routes. It was fitted, from new, with air-conditioning whereas CM2 was retrospectively fitted with air-con in 1989. It obviously proved unsuccessful, and no further orders were placed. Both were scrapped in February 1996.

The 1999 Hong Kong Yearbook contains an article on the MCW Metrorider and includes several photos of CM1 and CM2 including several of CM1 being cut for scrap.

 
 Manufacturer of model  ABC Models
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  MCW Metrorider
 Prototype bodywork   -
 Prototype length  8.4 metre
 Fleet number  CM1
 Registration number  DY 835
 Route number  262
 Destination  Chung Hom Kok
 Quantity (total)  2,000
 
    Hong Kong 
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
-
 Date released
7th June 2001
August 2001

 
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