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 8171A - Seddon Pennine 4
Kowloon Motor Bus
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com
 
The model - A photograph of an unpainted, pre-production model first appeared in the 'Coming Soon' section of the Hong Kong Model Co website in mid-October 2006. The model was actually released on 30th October 2006. It represents the first in the batch of 100 vehicles, in an 'as new' condition. 

The bus - With a shortage of vehicles, KMB took delivery of 100 standard UK Seddon Pennine 4s between 1970-1972. The only modification was the fitting of sliding side windows. The lack of front opening windows proved unpopular and by 1975 new 'front-ends' were beiong fitted. Many received other modifications, which are superbly illustrated in Mike Davis excellent book 'Hong Kong Buses - Volume 2 - Kowloon Motor Bus', from which the aforementioned has been extracted. Published by DTS Publishing.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Hong Kong Model Co
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Seddon Pennine 4
 Prototype bodywork  -
 Prototype length  9.7 metre
 Fleet number  -
 Registration number  AR 7601
 Route number  40
 Destination  Kwun Tong Ferry
 Quantity  Uncertificated
 Date released  31st October 2006

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com

 
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Network Shuttle
 

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