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 AK3505 - Albion Victor VT23L/Metal Sections
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - the fifth release of a Kowloon Motor Bus liveried Albion Victor VT23L from AK Classic was released in mid January 2019 and features L168.
 

The bus
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KMB was the only customer for the Albion Victor VT23L and 100 examples were received during 1963/64. The 41-seat bodywork was delivered as ckd kits from Metal Sections. They featured two doorways, both of which were immediately behind each nearside wheelarch, and the tubular sliding gates were operated by the conductor.

AD7082 was first registered in June 1964. Folding doors replaced the sliding gates later in life, and several vehicles had their rear entrance/exit panelled over, to avoid possible fare-dodging with the introduction of one man operation. It was withdrawn in April 1983.

A photograph of the actual bus can be found in Mike Davis's excellent book 'Hong Kong Buses - Volume Two - Kowloon Motor Bus'.
 
 Manufacturer of model  AK Classic
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Albion Victor VT17AL
 Prototype bodywork  Kowloon Motor Bus
 Prototype length  9.1 metres
 Fleet number  L168
 Registration number  AD7082
 Route number  10
 Destination  Mong Kok
 Quantity  120
 Date released  January 2019

 
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