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 10311-29M - Leyland Olympian/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - this model is one of eleven Kowloon Motor Bus 'BL' class Olympians released on 24th November 2012. They represent a selection of types with differing front grilles. 

The busfollowing the successful trial of three 10.5 metre ECW bodied two-axle Leyland Olympians in 1981 (fleet nos. BL1-3), Kowloon Motor Bus ordered a further 120 examples, but to a reduced length of 9.5 metres and with Alexander bodywork. The first twenty (fleet nos. BL4-23) were delivered in 1983 with a second batch of thirty (fleet nos. BL24-53) being delivered in 1984. A third batch of forty (fleet nos. BL54-93) arrived in February/March 1985 and a final batch of thirty (fleet nos. 94-123) arrived in August/September 1985.

  
 Manufacturer of model  Bus Factory
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander
 Prototype length  9.5 metre
 Fleet number  BL116
 Registration number  DG3155
 Route number  29M
 Destination  Circular
 Quantity  200
 Date released  24th November 2012
   

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This page last updated Tuesday, 11th December 2012
 
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