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 N1001 - Alexander Dennis 'facelift' Enviro500
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The model - this model was first announced as 'Coming Soon' in November 2022 (see Photograph 1 below), however it was not released until 14th February 2024. The model is being sold through Singapore retailer, Knackstop, who have previously sold other Singapore bus models.
 
In late September 2023 I received an e-mail from a visitor to the site saying that he had acquired the model and asked whether I could shed any light on it. Photograph 2 was attached to the e-mail. I duly responded and, tongue in cheek, asked if it was for sale!  I was informed it was not but at the same time was advised that further photographs would be sent to me. Unfortunately, these never arrived and I was subsequently informed that the model had indeed been sold!

On the 18th November 2023 I came across an example on a German 'selling' website (see Photograph 3). Unfortunately, the website did not allow UK residents to register, so I contacted a friend in Holland asking if he could purchase the model on my behalf. He kindly agreed and attempted to do so, but unfortunately the seller would only post within Germany. I then contacted another friend, based in Germany, explaining my situation and she kindly offered to help. She purchased the model and having received it, subsequently forwarded it on to me in the UK.

I would like to thank Gino Berk for his initial attempts to secure the model and Franziska Richter, who successfully obtained the model and subsequently arranged for its safe delivery to me.

The model carries a fictitious registration of SG2021A - perhaps the 2021 is used to mark the year these buses were introduced. There is no manufacturers name on the underside of the model or on the box and there is no limited edition certificate.
   

The bus -  SG Bus operate 50 buses of this type, featuring three doors and two staircases, which were progressively delivered to Singapore from May 2021, with the first unit being registered in September 2021. The 50 buses are registered as SG6333M - SG6382X.

SMRT operate five of these buses
, Tower Transit operate 20 and SBS Transit operate 25. The buses made their revenue service debut on 26 October 2021, operating on services 190 and 974.

The above information has been extracted from the excellent LandTransportGuru website.
    
 Manufacturer of model  Unknown
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Alexander Dennis 'facelift'
 Enviro500
 Prototype bodywork  - 
 Prototype length  12.5 metre
 Fleet number  -
 Registration number  SG2021A
 Route number  -
 Destination  LTA-SGBus
 Quantity  no certificate
 Date released   14th February 2024
 
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   Photograph 1
   
The above image was posted in November 2022.  

   
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Photograph 2

This photograph was received on 29th September 2023.

   
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Photograph 3
 
On 18th November I spotted the above photograph on a German 'selling' website.

   
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The first of the type to be registered was SMRT SG6349T.
     

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This page last updated Monday, 19th February 2024
 
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