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NP1003S - Neoplan Centroliner N4426/3
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - this is the third Centroliner to be released by NP Model and it carries the pearlescent green livery applied by Kowloon Motor Bus in 2001. I believe the model was released around 25th October 2019. Being an unlicensed product it carries no fleetnames or logos, however, these are included 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  AP131
 Registration number  KC2571
 Route number  115
 Destination  Central Macau Ferry
 Quantity  no certificate
 Date released - Hong Kong  25th October 2019
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AP131 in Kennedy Town - 2003
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Chris Baines

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