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63070 - Leyland Olympian/Alexander
China Motor Bus
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Network Shuttle
The model - this model was released in February 2017 and was only available to Network Shuttle members.. Buses Model Co. released their version of this bus back in 2009 and this was limited to just 30 pieces (see here). 

The busLM5 was one of a batch of ten - CMB's last non-air conditioned buses. These ten vehicles entered service during December 1993. The bus carried this plain red livery in 1997, as shown in Gakei's excellent site.

All ten vehicles were transferred to New World First Bus in September 1998, however, as part of that Company's policy of withdrawal of non air-con buses, the whole batch was withdrawn early in 2000. 

In July 2000, the batch arrived back in the UK, having been completely refurbished, repainted and converted to single door, for operation by First PMT. They were subsequently transferred to First Manchester, operating mainly on route 17 from Manchester Arndale Centre to Rochdale.

 Manufacturer of model  Model 1
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander RH
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  LM5
 Registration number  FW2288
 Route number  42
 Destination  Wah Fu
 Quantity  688
 Date released - Hong Kong  February 2017

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