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8041A - Guy Arab UF/Metal Sections
China Motor Bus
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Hong Kong Model Co.
The model - My thanks to John Peakman for providing information on this model in late 2015 - his model came with a choice of:-

Registration numbers:- 4113, 4118, 4139, 4142, 4143, HK4223, HK4227, HK4231, HK4806, HK4809, HK4824
Route numbers:- 2, 5, 6, 8, 10
Destinations: Tai Hang, Shau Ki Wan, North Point, Kennedy Town, Happy Valley, Sai Ying Poon, Cleverly Street, Private, and Chai Wan.

There are also the decals for coin in slot symbols. John is not sure if the decal sheet came with the model or was available separately.

The bus - 100 Guy Arabs with underfloor engines were delivered to China Motor Bus between 1954 and 1961. They featured front and rear folding doors and could seat 43 passengers with 23 standees. Two conductors were employed to operate the manually operated doors and collect fares. Additional radiators, as fitted to this model, from scrapped Tilling-Stevens buses were fitted to most of the UFs in the late 1960's. With the introduction of one-man-operation in the early 1970's, the buses were well suited with their forward entrance. At the same time, the rear doors were either locked or panelled over. 

The above information has been extracted from Mike Davis' excellent reference book 

 Manufacturer of model  Hong Kong Model Co.
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Guy Arab 'UF'
 Prototype bodywork  Metal Sections
 Prototype length  29' 10"
 Fleet number  -
 Registration number  4113
 Route number  2
 Destination  Shau Kei Wan 
 Quantity  Unlimited
 Date released  2009 ? 

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