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JB0001 - Mercedes-Benz Citaro G
Keisei Bus
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The model - details of this model appeared on the Porte Publishing website ( ) in mid April 2010. The official press release was issued on 12th May and reads as follows:-
Creative Master Northcord Limited has now proudly released the first Mercedes-Benz Citaro G bendy-bus replica in Japanese bus operation. It is JB0001 Keisei Bus. Keisei Bus is a big name in Chiba, Japan. Keisei Bus has operated articulated buses in Makuhari New City area since 1998. It is the first Japanese operator to have a fleet of the articulated buses running on the public roads. Keisei Bus was having brand new Volvo B10M bendi-buses with Fuji Heavy Industry bodywork. Keisei Bus acquired 10 brand new Mercedes-Benz Citaro G Euro5 buses to replace the Volvos. All new buses entered into service in February 2010, running in a loop service between Makuhari Hongo Station, Makuhari New City, Kaihin Makuhari Station and Marine Stadium.

The Mercedes-Benz Citaro G JB0001 model’s clean lines accentuate the square-mounted, double-glazed windows and the livery application on which all logos and lettering are clearly legible. Another main feature on the model is the extensive portrayal of handrails. The headlight / indicator units at the front and indicator / tail light units at the rear are made of individual components to look more realistic.

The JB0001 three-door Mercedes-Benz G bus model is limited to 200 pieces for the UK, Australia, P.R. of China and Hong Kong. They will be distributed by John Ayrey Die-Casts Limited (UK), Transit Graphics (Australia), cnmycar.com (China), and Concorde Hobby Shop (HK) respectively.

The bus -

 Manufacturer of model  Creative Master Northcord Ltd
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Mercedes-Benz Citaro G
 Prototype bodywork  -
 Prototype length  18 metre
 Fleet number  4821
 Registration number  48-21
 Route number  01
 Destination  Makuhari
 Quantity  2,200
 Date released - Hong Kong  14th May 2010
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Photographs taken in January 2020
Courtesy and copyright of Keith Wood
Note that the above photographs of the Keisei Bus Citaro bendybuses are of the newer style which CMNL did model but presumably after the Keisei Bus models were commissioned by Busrama. Also noted was that they all appeared to have a different coloured stripe above the window line (that modelled features a red stripe).

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