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Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - news of this model was announced on 22nd November 2008 and it was released on May 8th 2009. The destination screen and route no. boxes are left for the purchaser to apply (see photograph below). 

The bus - after successful trials with the four prototype Dennis Jubilants (N1-4) Kowloon Motor Bus placed an order for 50 chassis, which were delivered in 1979/80. Orders for a further 310 chassis followed over the following years.

Of the first order, 49 were fitted with Alexander bus bodies, which had been built in Scotland. The remaining chassis received a similar body, built in Hong Kong, but was classified as a coach, having 2+2 coach seats (as opposed to 3+2 for the buses) and was also fitted with air-conditioning. It received no fleet number, being known only as CF4180 and entered service almost 4 months after the last bus in the batch (on 11th June 1980). With the curtailment of coach route 206, CF4180 became redundant and was withdrawn, pending removal of the air-conditioning and fitting of bus seats, after which it entered service again as N364 introduction. 

The above information has been extracted from Mike Davis's excellent book 'Hong Kong Buses - Kowloon Motor Bus'.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Auto Model Collection
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Dennis Jubilant
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander
 Prototype length  9.7m
 Fleet number  -
 Registration number  CF 4180
 Route number  5M
 Destination  Star Ferry / Private
 Quantity  180
 Date released  8th May 2009

 
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