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Drumwell

The Drumwell Company has been the liaison/go-between company for many of the famous diecast brand names over many years in Hong Kong.  Corgi and EFE have both used Drumwell and Corgi only withdrew from using them in 1998 - the KMB Daimler "A" on Route 1 being the last model produced for Corgi.
EFE is still produced through Drumwell. The NWFB Dart was also commissioned through Drumwell. The "Millennium 2000" Trident for NWFB also being a Drumwell model.

The first model to carry Drumwell branding was the Neoplan Centroliner, commissioned by KMB, and issued in December 1999. 

These models are only released in Hong Kong unless otherwise stated. 

Table listing Drumwell releases by model number.
#
 Model
no.
Operator Vehicle type/length (m) Livery
Fleet/
(reg.) no.
Route
no.
Qty
Date
issued
1 DW10101  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Neoplan
 Centroliner
12  Champagne AP6 296C 5,000 12/99
2 DW10102  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Neoplan
 Centroliner
12  Champagne AP10 269C 5,000 04/00
3
DW10103
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Neoplan
 Centroliner
12  Andylau.com AP6 296C 10,000 12/00
(11/01)
4
DW10104
(20007)
 New World
 First Bus
 Neoplan
 Centroliner
12  'Wave' 6008 2X 2,928
(960)
05/01
(07/01)
5 DW10105  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Neoplan
 Centroliner
12  Pearlescent green AP132 104 2,500 11/01
6 DW10107  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Neoplan
 Centroliner
12  Champagne APM1 68X 2,000 11/05
7 DW10109  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Neoplan
 Centroliner
12  Pearlescent
 green
AP131 60X 1,800 06/10
8
DW10201
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon
 Duple Metsec
11  White/red AD42 59X 10,000 12/00
(11/01)
9 DW10202  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon
 Duple Metsec
11  Cream/red S3N303 73X 10,000 02/01
10
DW10203
 China
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Condor 
 Duple Metsec
11  Blue/cream DA2 104 2,800 06/01
(04/02)
11
DW10204
 Citybus  Dennis Condor 
 Duple Metsec
11  Yellow/red
 'Driver training'
T1 - 2,500 01/02
(04/02)
12
DW10205
 New World
 First Bus
 Dennis Condor 
 Duple Metsec
11  'Bye Bye Hot Dog' DM28 94 2,000 08/02
13
DW10206A1
 Citybus  Dennis Dragon
 Duple Metsec
11  Yellow/red/blue 209 N8X 500 09/02
14
DW10206B1
 Citybus  Dennis Dragon
 Duple Metsec
11  Yellow/red/blue
 'China Paint
725 000 1,500 11/02
15
DW10206C1
 Citybus  Dennis Dragon
 Duple Metsec
11  Yellow/red/blue with China Paint/Herpa
 ads + BA Boeing 747-400
725 000 150 09/03
16
DW102c11
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon
 Duple Metsec
11  'Brother' - 112 no
cert.
03/04
17 DW10207  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon
 Duple Metsec
11  Cream/red S3N241 62X 1,000 06/09
18 DW10208  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon
 Duple Metsec
11  Cream/red S3N255 93K 1,000 06/09
19 DW10209  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon
 Duple Metsec
11  Cream/red S3N340 73A 1,800 02/11
20 DW10210  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon
 Duple Metsec
11  Cream/red S3N328 49X 1,000 08/11
21 DW10211  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Dragon
 Duple Metsec
11  Cream/red S3N350 14 800 08/11
22 DW10301  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B10TL
 Alexander ALX500
12  Champagne with
 'Roadshow' ads
3ASV27 968 10,000 06/01
23 DW10302  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B10TL
 Alexander ALX500
12  Champagne with
 '3000th' bus' decals
3ASV78 101 3,000 09/01
24
DW10303A1
 Citybus  Volvo B10TL
 Alexander ALX500
12  Yellow/red blue with
 'China Paint' rear ad
410 72A 300 01/02
25
DW10303B1
 Citybus  Volvo B10TL
 Alexander ALX500
12  Yellow/red blue with
 'Herpa' ads + plane
823 10 1,700 02/02
26
DW10303C1
 Citybus  Volvo B10TL
 Alexander ALX500
12  Yellow/red blue with 823 10 150 08/02
27 DW10304  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B10TL
 Alexander ALX500
12  Pearlescent green 3ASV297 1A 2,500 04/02
28
DW10305 1
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B10TL
 Alexander ALX500
12  'Pocari Sweat' 3ASV35 68X 1,0002 10/05
29
DW10306 1
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B10TL
 Alexander ALX500
12  Champagne with
 'Daikin' ads
- 690 no
cert.
??/??
30 DW10401  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Mercedes-Benz O305 
 Alexander
11  Cream/red ME41 68M 3,000 11/02
31 DW10402  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Mercedes-Benz O305 
 Alexander
11  Cream with red stripes ME3 105 3,500 01/03
32 DW10403  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Mercedes-Benz O305 
 Alexander
11  Cream/red ME16 75K 1,800 01/09
33 DW10404  -  Mercedes-Benz O305 
 Alexander
11  White ME16 68M 500 07/09
34 DW10405  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Mercedes-Benz O305 
 Alexander
11  Black ('The Samaritans') ME16 68M 500 08/09
35 DW10406  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Mercedes-Benz O305 
 Alexander
11  Cream with red stripes ME1 68 2,000 09/09
36 DW10501  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B10TL
 Wrights Explorer
12  Champagne AVW1 102 3,000 01/04
37 DW10502  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B10TL
 Wrights Explorer
12  Champagne AVW5 2 3,000 05/04
38 DW10503  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini
12  Champagne AVBW1 102 2,000 09/05
39 DW10504  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini
12  Champagne with
 '2006' decals
AVBW63 41A 1,800 07/07
40 DW10505  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini
12  Champagne AVBW39 5 1,800 11/08
41 DW10506  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights
12  Year of the Tiger AVBW44 905 3,000 01/10
42 DW10507  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights
12  Champagne AVBW55 N241 1,500 10/10
43 DW10508  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights
12  Year of the Rabbit AVBW44 905 2,000 01/11
44 DW10509  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini 2
12  Champagne AVBWU14 281A 1,000 01/12
45 DW10509A  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini 2
12  Champagne
 with '2010' decals
AVBWU14 281A 1,000 01/12
46 DW10510  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini 2
12  Year of the Dragon AVBWU16 680 2,000 01/12
47 DW10511  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini 2
12  Champagne AVBWU209 268B 900 09/12
48 DW10511A  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini 2
12  Champagne AVBWU243 307 900 09/12
49 DW10512  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini 2
12  Year of the Snake AVBWU16 270A 2,000 01/13
50 DW10513  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini 2
12  Year of the Snake AVBWU242 6 1.000 06/13
51 DW10514  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini 2
12  80th Anniversary
 '1949 Daimler A'
AVBWU54 1A 1,088 09/13
52 DW10515  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini 2
12  80th Anniversary
 '1970s Daimler A'
AVBWU252 102 1,088 09/13
53 DW10516  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini 2
12  80th Anniversary
 'AEC Regent V three bands'
AVBWU253 6C 1,288 09/13
54 DW10517  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini 2
12  80th Anniversary
 'Volvo B10MD'
AVBWU200 101 1,600 11/13
55 DW10518  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini 2
12  Asia's World City AVBWU248 6 800 11/13
56 DW10519  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini 2
12  Asia's World City AVBWU5 1A 800 11/13
57 DW10520  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini 2
12  Year of the Horse AVBWU16 271 2,000 01/14
58 DW10521  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini 2
12  80th Anniversary
 '1949 Daimler A'
AVBWU54 2 888 05/14
59 DW10522  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini 2
12  80th Anniversary
 '1970s Daimler A'
AVBWU252 2 888 04/14
60 DW10523  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini 2
12  80th Anniversary
 'AEC Regent V three bands'
AVBWU253 2 888 05/14
61 DW10524  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini 2
12  80th Anniversary 
 'Volvo B10MD'
AVBWU200 2 888 04/14
62 DW105251  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo B9TL 
 Wrights Gemini 2
12  Calbee - - 500 03/16
63
DW10601
 Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Daimler Fleetline 
 MCW
9.4  Red/cream 2D38 2C 2,000 05/05
64 DW10701  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 MCW 
 Metrobus
11  Cream/red S3M228 95 2,000 10/06
65 DW10702  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 MCW 
 Metrobus
11  Cream with red stripes (DP1932) 68X 1,800 03/07
66 DW10703  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 MCW 
 Metrobus
11  Cream/red S3M145 60 2.000 09/07
67 DW10801  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Scania K310UD
 Salvador Caetano
12  Champagne ASU1 104 3,000 12/07
68 DW10802  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Scania K310UD
 Salvador Caetano
12  Champagne
 with '2008' decals
ASU2 69X 2,000 10/08
69 DW10803  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Scania K310UD
 Salvador Caetano
12  Champagne ASU5 170 1,800 09/10
70 DW10804  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Scania K310UD
 Salvador Caetano
12  80th Anniversary
 'Mercedes-Benz'
ASU19 905 1,400 11/13
71 DW10805  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Scania K310UD
 Salvador Caetano
12  Champagne ASU21 6 1,200 07/14
72 DW10806  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Scania K310UD
 Salvador Caetano
12  Asia's World City ASU5 104 1,200 08/14
73 DW10807  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Scania K310UD
 Salvador Caetano
12  80th Anniversary
 'Mercedes-Benz'
ASU19 2 888 10/14
74 DW10901  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2
 Alexander
9.4  Cream/red G544 64K 2,000 05/09
75 DW10902  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2
 Alexander
9.4  Cream/brown
 coach livery
(CM3879) 206 2,000 08/09
76 DW10903  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2
 Alexander
9.4  Cream/yellow (Leyland) KMB 1,100 11/09
77 DW10904  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Dennis Jubilant
 Alexander
9.4  Red/cream (CF4180) 206 1,000 05/10
78 DW10905  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Leyland Victory Mk2
 Alexander
9.4  Cream/red N364 24 1.500 08/10
79 DW11201  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Scania N113
 Alexander
11.5  White AS1 300 2,000 04/12
80 DW11202A  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Scania N113
 Alexander
11.5  White AS2 102 1,000 05/12
81 DW11202B  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Scania N113
 Alexander
11.5  White AS2 6A 1,000 05/12
82 DW11203  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Scania N113
 Alexander
11.5  White AS6 98A 1,400 11/12
83 DW11204  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Scania N113
 Alexander
11.5  White AS8 110 1,400 12/12
84 DW11301  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
12  White 3AV49 80X 1,000 06/13
85 DW11302  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
12  White 3AV11 13X 1,000 06/13
86 DW11303  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
12  White with
 'Friends of KMB' decals
3AV50 277X 1,000 08/13
87 DW11304  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
12  White 3AV41 263 800 08/13
88 DW11305  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
12  White 3AV55 215X 900 08/14
89 DW11306  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
12  White 3AV56 74X 900 08/14
90 DW11307  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
12  White with Cross Harbour
 Shuttle decals
3AV109 100 800 12/14
91 DW11308  Kowloon
 Motor Bus
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
12  White with Cross Harbour
 Shuttle decals
3AV104 100 800 12/14
     

   
These models do not have a Drumwell model number, but instead carry a New World First Bus model number
 Model
no.
Operator
Vehicle type/length (m)
Livery
Fleet
no.
Route
no.
Qty
Date
issued
92
99004
(26901)3
 New World
 First Bus
 Dennis Dart SLF 
 Plaxton Pointer
10.8  Standard
2001 
M21 
6,888
(2,000) 
08/99
 (11/99)
93
99005
 New World
 First Bus
 Dennis Dart SLF 
 Plaxton Pointer
10.8  First anniversary 
 fruit bus 
2028 
19 
3,888
11/99
94
99006
 New World
 First Bus
 Dennis Trident 
 Alexander ALX500
12  Millennium 2000 
1008 
18 
3,888
01/00
95
20001
 New World
 First Bus
 Dennis Trident 
 Alexander ALX500
12  Dragon Bus of Prosperity
1087 
3,888
02/00
96
20006
 New World
 First Bus
 Dennis Trident 
 Alexander ALX500
12  Snake Bus of Bliss
1028 
M590 
3,888
01/01
97
20009
 New World
 First Bus
 Dennis Trident 
 Alexander ALX500
12  Festive Bus of Harvest
1131 
106 
2,500
02/02
98
20012
 New World
 First Bus
 Dennis Trident 
 Alexander ALX500
12  Joyous bus of Sheep
1109 
101 
2,000
01/03
99
20013
 New World
 First Bus
 Dennis Condor 
 Duple Metsec
11  Standard with
 www.nwfb.com.hk banner
DA86
38
1,500
06/03
100
20014
 New World
 First Bus
 Neoplan
 Centroliner
12  5th Anniversary
6028
720
2,888
08/03
   

   
This model does not have a Drumwell model number and was not a general release
 Model
no.
Operator
Vehicle type/length (m)
Livery
Reg.
no.
Route
no.
Qty
Date
issued
101
SBS8888D4
 SBS Transit  Scania K230UB
  Gemilang
12  Standard
SBS8888D 
88
no
cert.
not
known
   
Notes :- 1  assumed model number
2  model not a general release 
3  model number used by EFE in the UK
4  in the absence of a model number, the registration number has been used
    model number used by the model manufacturer is shown in brackets
    models generally only issued in Hong Kong and any UK
    release dates and quantities, if known, are shown in brackets
    

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