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DW10904 - Dennis Jubilant/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - news of this model was received in early March 2010, with an expected release date of April. A May release date was confirmed on the 80M Bus Model Shop website on 1st May and the model was released on 26th May.

The bus - after successful trials with the four prototype Dennis Jubilants (N1-4) Kowloon Motor Bus placed an order for 50 chassis, which were delivered in 1979/80. Orders for a further 310 chassis followed over the following years.

Of the first order, 49 were fitted with Alexander bus bodies, which had been built in Scotland. The remaining chassis received a similar body, built in Hong Kong, but was classified as a coach, having 2+2 coach seats (as opposed to 3+2 for the buses) and was also fitted with air-conditioning. It received no fleet number, being known only as CF 4180 and entered service almost 4 months after the last bus in the batch (on 11th June 1980). With the curtailment of coach route 206, CF 4180 became redundant and was withdrawn, pending removal of the air-conditioning and fitting of bus seats, after which it entered service again as N364. 

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

 
 Manufacturer of model  Drumwell
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Dennis Jubilant
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander
 Prototype length  9.7 metre
 Fleet number  - 
 Registration number  CF4180
 Route number  206
 Destination  Mei Foo
 Quantity  1,000
 Date released - Hong Kong  26th May 2010

 
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