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38801 - Albion Victor VT17AL/BACo
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - late January 2014 saw a surprise announcement that two Albion Victors from a new manufacturer, A & K Model, were to be released on 30th. This version features L17 and represents the bus in 1974 whilst the second version (38802) features L51 in 1976. Interestingly the release of this model coincides with the 53rd anniversary of the registration of the actual bus!

The bus - in March 1960, Kowloon Motor Bus took delivery of an Albion Victor VT17AL demonstrator and a subsequent order for 100 further vehicles was placed. All carried British Aluminium Company bodies, produced in England and shipped to Hong Kong ckd (completely knocked down) for assembling by KMB. L17 was first registered on 30th January 1961 and was withdrawn on 25th April 1985. 

Mike Davis's excellent book  Hong Kong Buses - Volume 2 -Kowloon Motor Bus  includes a photograph of this bus taken in April 1975.
 
 Manufacturer of model  A & K Model
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Albion Victor VT17AL
 Prototype bodywork  BACo
 Prototype length  9.1 metres
 Fleet number  L17
 Registration number  HK4518
 Route number  70
 Destination  Sheung Shui
 Quantity   300
 Date released - Hong Kong 30th January 2014

 
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