- this is one of two models believed to have been issued in October
1998 depicting the same vehicle with the same route number and
destination. The difference between the two is that this model features
a driver and has no seated passengers, unlike the second (PHM-22102F), which features a driver and seated passengers. I believe the limited edition certificate, which
comes in the form of a postcard depicting Central Bus Terminus in 1953
and quotes a quantity of 5,000, is shared between the two models.
Looking back through my records, a newsletter received in early January
1999 from Digby's Miniature Automobiles mentions the second model, with
seated passengers, as being limited to just 300 pieces.
- the China Motor Bus 'DA' class entered service between 1990 and 1997.
It consists of 92 vehicles, with DA1-DA56 featuring small top sliding
similar to UK vehicles, the windows being rubber mounted. DA57-82 have
no opening windows, these still being rubber mounted, whilst the final
batch, DA83-DA92, have bonded glazing. DA41 entered service in August