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DW10505 - Volvo B9TL/Wrights Eclipse Gemini
Kowloon Motor Bus
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80M Bus Model Shop
    
The model - news of this model was announced on 14th November 2008 and it was released soon afterwards, on 26th. Whilst the model carries a Roadshow symbol in the windscreen, the actual vehicle doesn't. 

The bus - following the introduction of the prototype Wrights bodied Volvo B9TL, KMB ordered 63 further vehicles, which were delivered, completely built up, between October 2005 and November 2006. AVBW39 entered service in July 2006. It is believed that owing to Wrights reluctance to provide the body in ckd (completely knocked down) form, for assembly in Hong Kong, KMB have placed no further orders, instead opting for the Alexander Dennis Enviro500 body, which is offered in ckd form.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Drumwell
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Volvo B9TL
 Prototype bodywork  Wrights Eclipse Gemini
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  AVBW39
 Registration number  MK 9868
 Route number  5
 Destination  Star Ferry
 Quantity  1,800
 Date released - Hong Kong  26th November 2008

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 
80M Bus Model Shop

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of 
80M Bus Model Shop

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of 
80M Bus Model Shop

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 
80M Bus Model Shop

 
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of 
Dennis Law
 

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This page last updated Tuesday, 25th November 2008
 
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