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PHM-22102F - Dennis Condor/Duple Metsec
China Motor Bus
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The model - 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 seated passengers, whereas the second (PHM-22102), features just a driver. 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 (see below) mentions this model as being limited to just 300 pieces. Included in a separate bag is a standing passenger, a bus stop, two spare tyres and driving mirrors.

The bus - the China Motor Bus 'DA' class entered service between 1990 and 1997. It consists of 92 vehicles, with DA1-DA56 featuring small top sliding windows, 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 1993.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Peak Horse
 Scale  1:87
 Prototype chassis  Dennis Condor
 Prototype bodywork  Duple Metsec
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  DA41
 Registration number  FS7967
 Route number  590
 Destination  Central
 Quantity (total)  300 although certificate
 states 5,000*
 
Hong Kong 
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
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 Date released
October 1998
 
   
* - quantity shown on certificate is believed to be shared with PHM-22102
   
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This page last updated Friday, 26th November 2021
 
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