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DW10303A* - Volvo  B10TL 'Super Olympian'/Alexander
Citybus
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Photograph courtesy of Mr Andy Yung
 
The model - This model was an unexpected release, issued on 4th January 2002, and whilst being a Drumwell casting, it's release has been through Model Bus Evolution. It is commissioned by China Paint, and the model carries an appropriate "rear-end" ad. It features on board tv screens, with the Roadshow decal in the front nearside windscreen.

There are two certificates attached with the model package. Whilst the English one shows the quantity issued, the Chinese reads as follows:

1/76 Citybus Volvo Super Olympian model - from China Paint

The rest of the note basically teaches the collectors how to open and close the engine cover at the rear without causing any damage.

The bus - a totally fictitious model, as Citybus have no Volvo Super Olympians. The model carries the fleet number 410, this being a 12-metre Volvo Olympian, which is pictured at the bottom of the page.

I am very grateful to Dennis Law for providing the majority of the above information.

*- Assumed Model Number

 
 Manufacturer of model  Drumwell(MBE)
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Volvo Super Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander ALX500
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  410
 Registration number  FZ 352
 Route number  72A
 Destination  Wong Chuk Hang
 Quantity  300
 Date released - Hong Kong 4th January 2002

 
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Photograph of actual 410
a Volvo Olympian with
Alexander "R" type bodywork
Photograph courtesy of Dennis Law
   

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