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38206 - Daimler 'A' type/Metal Sections
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - details of this model appeared in the March 2009 edition of KMB Today and it was released on 3rd April. The model comes with a diorama and also features seated passengers, a driver and conductor. It retails for HK$348. 

The bus - 4962 entered service with Kowloon Motor Bus on 1st May 1949 with a rear open platform. In 1955 a front entrance was fitted, and tubular sliding gates were installed to both front and rear entrances/exits. These gates were replaced with folding doors in 1964/65. 4962 was eventually withdrawn 31 years later, almost to the day, on 2nd May 1980.

The above information has been extracted from Mike Davis's
excellent book Hong Kong Buses - Kowloon Motor Bus

 
 Manufacturer of model  Cars Workshop
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Daimler CVG5DD 'A' series
 Prototype bodywork  Metal Sections
 Prototype length  7.9 metre
 Fleet number  not carried
 Registration number  4962
 Route number  6
 Destination  Star Ferry - Lai Chi Kok
 Quantity  1,800
 Date released - Hong Kong  3rd April 2009

 
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80M Bus Model Shop

 
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80M Bus Model Shop

 
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80M Bus Model Shop

 
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80M Bus Model Shop

 
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