- news of this model emerged at the end of March 2008 when examples were
on display in several 80M Bus Model Shops. The model displayed at that
time represented the Loline soon after it's arrival in Hong Kong, with
the sliding door still in situ. See photograph below.
In July 2008, Britbus confirmed that the
sliding door version was not going to be modelled, instead it was replaced
by the folding leaf door variation, as pictured above. The model was released
in Hong Kong in late July 2008 and appeared in the UK during August.
One mistake on the model, which is duplicated
on both the front and rear registration plate, is the mispelling of the
word 'VEHICLE', being spelt as 'VENCLE'.
- China Motor Bus ordered two Dennis Loline IIIs with Northern Counties
bodywork in 1962. The first entered service in January 1963 and this was
the first double-deck bus on Hong Kong Island (as it happened it remained
the sole double-decker on the Island until 1977). Soon after arrival, it's
sliding front door was replaced with folding doors. In 1972 it was allocated
fleet number LW1. China Motor Bus cancelled it's order for the second bus
owing to problems and LW1 was withdrawn in 1978.
The above information is has been extracted
from the superb book 'Hong
Kong Buses - China Motor Bus' by Mike Davis