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8047A - Guy Arab 'UF'/Metal Sections
China Motor Bus
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The model -  the third Guy Arab UF announced in late November 2005 features a single door example. Two versions are known, the first featuring HK4227 on route 1 to Happy Valley and whilst the second, featuring 4113 on route 8 to Chai Wan, was reported in July  2009 by Tony Davis.

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. Sixteen members of this class were refurbished between 1970 and 1973 and were renumbered 600-616. 

The above information has been extracted from Mike Davis' excellent reference book 
Hong Kong Buses  Volume One - China Motor Bus.

 
 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 HK4227 HK44113
 Route number 1 8
 Destination Happy Valley Chai Wan
 Quantities (if known)
Uncertificated
 Date released
early December 2005

 
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