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DW10406 - Mercedes-Benz O305/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - news of this model was first announced on this site in June 2009. It's official announcement came when it appeared in the July edition of KMB Today. It is the sixth release of Drumwell's Mercedes-Benz/Alexander casting but it has been modified to represent the prototype vehicle 

The bus - ME1 arrived in Hong Kong in 1983 and was the first non-British/Commonwealth bus to be granted permission to operate in the colony. It was demonstrated to various Hong Kong bus operators prior to entering service with Kowloon Motor Bus on 1st August. Special dispensation was also given by the Hong Kong Transport Department, as the vehicle weighed over the 16 tonnes limit set for two axle vehicles. As a result, seating was reduced. It differed from the later production models in that it featured a shallower windscreen, a rather plain front lower panel with rectangular headlights, a smaller front destination screen and half-height sliding side windows.

The above information has been extracted from Mike Davis's excellent book 'Hong Kong Buses Volume 2 - Kowloon Motor Bus', published by DTS Publishing

 
 Manufacturer of model  Drumwell
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Mercedes-Benz O305
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander 'RH' type
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  ME1
 Registration number  CZ6686
 Route number  68
 Destination  Un Long
 Quantity  2,000
 Date released - Hong Kong  30th September 2009

 
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This page last updated Wednesday, 30th September 2009
 
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