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63073 - Leyland Olympian/Alexander
China Motor Bus
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle
The model - this is the first of two versions of China Motor Bus LM8 and this one was released on 26th March 2018. This version features a smaller destination layout (believed to be 60 pieces) whilst 63073A has a larger style destination layout. 

The busLM8 was one of a batch of ten - CMB's last non-air conditioned buses. These ten vehicles entered service during December 1993. 

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in September 1998, however, as part of that Company's policy of withdrawal of non air-con buses, the whole batch was withdrawn early in 2000.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  LM8
 Registration number  FW2508
 Route number  106
 Destination  Wong Tai Sin
 Quantity  500
 Date released - Hong Kong  26th March 2018

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle

This version is shown on the right in the above photograph and features a smaller destination layout whilst 63073A (shown on the right) has a larger style destination display.

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