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DW10905 - Dennis Jubilant/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - following the issue of CF 4180 in it's original livery (DW10904), it was only a matter of time before a model featuring the vehicle in its later life was released, and the announcement of its impending release came in the July 2010 edition of KMB Today. The model was issued on 28th August 2010. 

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 With the curtailment of coach route 206, CF 4180 became redundant and was withdrawn, pending removal of the air-conditioning and fitting of bus seats, after which it entered service again as N364.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  N364
 Registration number  CF4180
 Route number  24
 Destination  Kai Yip
 Quantity  1,500
 Date released - Hong Kong  28th August 2010

 
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