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8042A - Guy Arab UF/Metal Sections
China Motor Bus
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Network Shuttle
The model - these three versions of the China Motor Bus Guy Arab UF, as originally delivered, were announced on the Hong Kong Model Co. website in early December 2008. Their official release date is recorded as 7th December. 

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 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 
Hong Kong Buses  Volume One - China Motor Bus, where a superb photograph of 4143 can be found. 

 Manufacturer of model  Hong Kong Model Co.
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Guy Arab UF
 Prototype bodywork  Metal Sections
 Prototype length  29' 10"
 Version A
Version B
Version C
 Fleet number
 Registration number
HK 4806
 Route number
 Shau Ki Wan
Tai Hang
Sai Ying Poon
 Quantity  Uncertificated
 Date released
7th December 2008

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