|The model -
announced in April 2005 as being an EFE model, this ex-London Transport
Daimler Fleetline model was released in Hong Kong on 28th May, but by Drumwell! (see DW10601). It carries the livery applied when the vehicle first entered
The model was subsequently offered to EFE
Members, featuring in their 5th Mailing of 2005, received in early July.
The models were dispatched later that month. EFE having allocated a product
no. of 29102.
- Kowloon Motor Bus purchased 100 former London Transport Daimler Fleetlines
in 1981. Unlike China Motor Bus, KMB specified a requirement for Leyland
0.680 engines. 2D38, formerly DMS1595 (Reg. THM 595M) was new to London
Transport in 1974 and entered service with KMB in April 1981. Its service
life was short lived, being withdrawn in July 1985 when it became a driver
training bus. It was eventually scrapped in 1990.
The above information
has been extracted from the excellent reference book 'Hong
Kong Buses - Kowloon Motor Bus',
by Mike Davis and
published by DTS Publishing.