- this new casting will feature the first licenced Kowloon Motor
Bus short Leyland Oympian - the two previous releases from Venus
Collectibles coming with decals for the collector to apply. It is due for release in Hong Kong on 19th December 2015.
- Following the successful trial of three 10.5
metre ECW bodied two-axle Leyland Olympians in 1981 (fleet nos. BL1-3),
Kowlooon Motor Bus ordered a further 120 examples, but to a reduced
length of 9.5 metres and with Alexander bodywork. The first twenty
(fleet nos. BL4-23) were delivered in 1983 with a second batch of
thirty (fleet nos. BL24-53) being delivered in 1984. A third batch of
forty (fleet nos. BL54-93) arrived in February/March 1985 and a final
batch of thirty (fleet nos. 94-123) arrived in August/September 1985.
BL18 was first registered on 8th September 1983.