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CM-DGS-001 - Dennis Dragon/Duple Metsec
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The model - the first glimpse of this new casting from Collector's Model was at the Bus Exhibition in August 2000, organised by 80M Bus Model Shop. The model was released later that month in Hong Kong and a quantity of 500 were imported into the UK, appearing in September 2000.

The bus - as part of Citybus's expansion plans at the time of the commencement of Network 26, fifty Dennis Dragons with Duple Metsec bodywork were ordered. Twenty were of the 10.4 metre length whilst the remaining thirty were 12 metre (801-830). The bodies were completely knocked down (ckd) kits, which were sent to Salvador Caetano of Porto, Portugal, where they were built. They also featured the Alexander style front end, thus maintaining the standard Citybus 'front-end' look. These buses were the first to carry the now standard Citybus livery, i.e. without Network 26 branding. Delivery commenced in August 1994. Two further batches of ten vehicles were subsequently ordered, these being delivered in February 1996 and February/March 1997 respectively.

701, the first of the class,  entered service in September 1994

 Manufacturer of model  Collector's Model
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Dennis Dragon
 Prototype bodywork  Duple Metsec
 Prototype length  10.4 metre
 Fleet number  701
 Registration number  GD 1492
 Route number  6
 Destination  Stanley Market
 Quantity (total)  3,500
Hong Kong
 Quantities (if known)
 Date released
23rd Aug 2000
23rd Sep 2000
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Fleet No. 727
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