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DL-CM2 - Dennis Loline III/Northern Counties
China Motor Bus
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The model - a second version of this unique vehicle was announced by John Ayrey Die-Casts in early July 2008, prior to the release of the first version (DL-CM1). 

The bus - 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 China Motor Bus cancelled it's order for the second bus owing to problems and LW1 was withdrawn in 1978.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 

 
 Manufacturer of model  Britbus
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Dennis Loline
 Prototype bodywork  Northern Counties
 Prototype length  30 feet
 Fleet number  LW1
 Registration number  AD4527
 Route number  78
 Destination  Tin Wan
 Quantity (total)  816
 
Hong Kong
UK
 Quantities (if known)
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 Date released
 Oct 2008 
Oct 2008

 
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