[diecast models] - [home] - [information] - [links] - [news] - [plastic models] - [resin models] - [trams] - [xtra]
38301 - Albion Victor VT23L/Metal Sections
Kowloon Motor Bus
Photograph courtesy of 80M Bus Model Shop
 
The model - This model was released in Hong Kong on Saturday 22nd March 2003. Included in the box is a diorama.

The bus - 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 immediatley behind each nearside wheelarch, and the tubular sliding gates were operated by the conductor.

AD7087 was first registered in June 1964. Folding doors replaced the sliding gates later in life, and several vehicles were rebodied by KMB in the late 1970's, although AD7087 was not one of these. AD7087 was withdrawn in March 1983.

The model features a sliding cab door and gates although one noticeable omission from the model is the nearside fog light.

The above information is extracted from Mike Davis's excellent book
Hong Kong Buses - Volume 2 -Kowloon Motor Bus

 
 Manufacturer of model  Cars Workshop
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Albion Victor VT23L
 Prototype bodywork  Metal Sections
 Prototype length  9.14m
 Fleet number  not carried (later numbered L173)
 Registration number  AD7087
 Route number  16
 Destination  Yuen Long
 Quantity  3,000
 Date released - Hong Kong 22nd March 2003

 
Click on image for larger photograph
Photograph courtesy of 80M Bus Model Shop

 
Photographs courtesy of 80M Bus Model Shop

 
Click on imarge for higher resolution photograph Click on imarge for higher resolution photograph
Photograph courtesy of 80M Bus Model Shop

 

 

 

 
Photograph courtesy KMB
       

[diecast models] - [home] - [information] - [links] - [news] - [plastic models] - [resin models] - [trams] - [xtra]
   
 
This page last updated Saturday, 22nd March 2003
   
Oriental Model Buses