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 8175A - Seddon Pennine 4
Kowloon Motor Bus
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 
Hong Kong Model Co.
 
The model - news of this model first appeared on the Hong Kong Model Co. website on 22nd March 2009.  It is believed the model was released on 29th March. 

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 vehicles were being fitted with new 'front-ends'.  Many received other modifications, and AR7615 was converted to a coach, receiving an AEC style radiator grille and twin headlights.  Its centre exit was also removed. Strangely enough, it never operated as a coach and was converted back to a bus, having had its centre exit reinstated.  These vehicles 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 7615
 Route number  35A
 Destination  Shek Yam
 Quantity  Uncertificated
 Date released  29th March 2009

 
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Hong Kong Model Co.
 

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