|The model -
first release from Cars Workshop was issued during November 2000. This
model was winner of this site's 'Favourite Model of the Year - 2000'.
- D331 was the first of a batch of 20 vehicles specially designed for KMB
by Daimler, in an attempt to regain the market lost to AEC, and were the
last rear-staircase buses to enter service for KMB. It entered service
in February 1967. A further 200 vehicles were delivered, known as the 'E'
The model depicts the vehicle in its original
condition - prior to the application of yellow bands at the front to denote
one conductor operation (1974) and also prior to the removal of the rear
staircase, being replaced with centre a staircase and centre exit (1980).
The width of the front entrance was also narrowed and moved forward to
enable one man operation. D331 was withdrawn in April 1988.
The above information has been extracted
from Mike Davis's
excellent book Hong
Kong Buses - Kowloon Motor Bus.