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NP1001 - Neoplan Centroliner N4426/3
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - this is one of a pair of Centroliners announced in March 2019 and released on 19th September 2019 by NP Model, a new name in the production of Hong Kong model buses, the other features AP128 on route 277X (NP1002). Being unlicenced products they carry no fleetnames or logos although these are supplied for the purchaser to apply. 

The bus - Kowloon Motor Bus placed an initial order for 20 Neoplan N4026 Centroliners and the first arrived in Hong Kong in September 1998. This bus was allocated Fleet No. AP1 and registered  HY 1677. The Centroliner is a 12-metre low-floor double-decker and like the Dennis Tridents, is powered by a Cummins M11-305E engine.

After a series of trials, the Centroliners entered service on 1 August 1999. The first route that these buses were allocated was 296C, which runs between Sheung Tak in Tseung Kwan O and Tonkin Street in Sham Shui Po. By mid 2003, over 160 such vehicles were in the fleet. 

 
 Manufacturer of model  NP Model
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Neoplan N4426/3 Centroliner
 Prototype bodywork  -
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  AP48
 Registration number  JT1592
 Route number  968
 Destination  Yuen Long (West)
 Quantity  750
 Date released - Hong Kong  19th September 2019
   
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