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8045A - Guy Arab 'UF'/Metal Sections
China Motor Bus
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jacky Ho
 
The model - first announced on 20th November 2005, this resin model was believed to have been issued in Hong Kong in early 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, 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 
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"
 Fleet number  -
 Registration number  4143
 Route number  2
 Destination  Shau Ki Wan
 Quantity  Uncertificated
 Date released  December 2005

 
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Click on image for larger photograph
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