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DW10903 - Leyland Victory Mk 2/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - Released in Hong Kong on 19th November 2009 is the third variation of Drumwell's air-conditioned Leyland Victory Mk 2 casting.  This example shows the vehicle in the special livery applied whilst in the UK. 

The bus - CM3879 was one of over 500 Leyland Victory Mk2s to enter service with Kowloon Motor Bus, but was unique in that it was the only one to be classified as a coach, it was fitted with air-conditioning and had coach seats.  It is easy to distinguish from the standard Victory Mk2 in that the three rear lower deck side windows are shallower than the others, as a result of a raised floor.  The vast majority of these buses were shipped to Hong Kong in kit form, for building in Hong Kong by the local workforce, however CM3879 was shipped fully built.  Prior to leaving the UK, it appeared at a Hong Kong exhibition in London, at which time it carried a distinctive yellow and cream livery (a colour photograph of this livery appears in the book 'Leyland Victory 2' by Danny Chan and Tin Yau Lee, published by Northcord Transport).  On arrival in Hong Kong, it entered service in April 1981 carrying KMB's standard coach livery, but unusually, was not allocated a fleet number.  The air-conditioning proved unreliable and troublesome, and by May 1983, CM3879 had had its air-con equipment removed and re-entered service as a bus, being allocated fleet number G544. 

The above information has been extracted from Mike Davis's
excellent book Hong Kong Buses - Kowloon Motor Bus

 
 Manufacturer of model  Drumwell
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Victory Mk 2
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander CB
 Prototype length  9.372 metre
 Fleet number  - 
 Registration number  Leyland
 Route number  -
 Destination  Kowloon
 Quantity  1,100
 
Hong Kong
UK
 Quantity
1,100
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 Date released
 19th Nov 2009 
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