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DW10402 - Mercedes-Benz O305/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - Drumwell's second Mercedes-Benz O305 comes in the original and unique livery applied by KMB. The model was issued in Hong Kong on 23rd January 2003. 

The bus - ME3 was first registered in Hong Kong on 22 July 1985, and was put into route 105 for regular service when it was brand new. It was later transferred to the 68-series routes together with its sister vehicles. The whole batch of MEs were then sent to Tai Po and Sheung Shui, where most of them ended their lives. ME3 was delicensed in August 2002. As an additional note, ME20 (DF9705) and ME25 (DG4602) were the very last MEs to be withdrawn from KMB's fleet, being delicensed together on 22 November 2002.

My thanks to Dennis Law for providing this informative summary
and of course for the excellent photograph.
 
 Manufacturer of model  Drumwell
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Mercedes-Benz O305
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander 'RH' type
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  ME3
 Registration number  DF6700
 Route number  105
 Destination  Lai Chi Kok
 Commissioned by  Kowloon Motor Bus
 Quantity  3,500
 Date released - Hong Kong  23rd January 2003


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ME11 in the original livery applied to the ME class
Photograph courtesy of Dennis Law
 

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