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MBL03 - Leyland Olympian/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The modelDetails of this model were received in January 2023 thanks to Robin Bennett. I believe it was released in November 2015 but if you know different, please e-mail me.

The busFollowing the successful trial of three 10.5 metre ECW bodied two-axle Leyland Olympians in 1981 (fleet nos. BL1-3), Kowloon 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.  BL16 was first registered on 1st September 1983.

  
 Manufacturer of model  Venus Collectibles 
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander RH
 Prototype length  9.5 metre
 Fleet number  BL16
 Registration number  DA489
 Route number  113
 Destination  Choi Hung
 Quantity  170
 Date released - Hong Kong  believed to be November 2015
 
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