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hkbus1005 - Volvo Super Olympian/Alexander
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Creative Master Northcord Ltd
The model - a report that CMNL were to issue the above kit was first announced on this site in late July 2005 and this report was confirmed on 13th August when a photograph of the kit was published. The official press release from CMNL was received on 27th August and is detailed below:-


Date: 27th August, for immediate release

hkbus 1005 Alexander ALX500-bodied Volvo Super Olympian CKD model for collectors to build

Following the significant success that Alexanders have had in supplying its ALX500 body to Hong Kong operators in fully built-up and in CKD (completely knocked-down) formats, Creative Master Northcord Limited is following this trend and is releasing a special version of its very first model bus.

hkbus 1005 will come in a specially designed cardboard box, holding all the components that model collectors and model builders would need to build their own ALX500 model.

Each model will come painted in all white and the interior components will be the colour of the plastic sprue. The model comes with full instructions in both Chinese and English language. Additionally, the instructions are enhanced with a detailed, fully-exploded diagram of how all the individual components fit together to give a fully built-up model.

The rationale of offering this sort of model is that CMNL recognises that many modellers like to make their own creation – whether for the enjoyment of assembling their own product, or whether they want a model featuring their own colour schemes and external livery.

This new model offers these combinations to be fully in the modellers’ own hands.

The brand new Alexander ALX500 CKD Volvo Super Olympian double-deck bus models will be distributed by John Ayrey Die-Casts Limited (UK), Porte Publishing Company (Japan) and Concorde Hobby Shop (HK) respectively. The hkbus 1005 model is an uncertificated model.

Creative Master Northcord Limited (CMNL)
------The World’s Miniature Bus Co.------

 Manufacturer of model  Creative Master Northcord Ltd
 Prototype chassis  Volvo Super Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander ALX 500
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  -
 Registration number  -
 Route number  -
 Destination  -
 Commissioned by  -
 Quantity (total)  no certificate
      Hong Kong 
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
not known
not known
 Date released
August 2005
October 2005

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John Ayrey Die-Casts

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