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312014 - Dennis Dominator/East Lancs
 
China Motor Bus
 
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Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

DD1 was ordered as part of China Motor Bus's evaluation of second generation rear-engined buses. It entered service in January 1979, having been exhibited at the Motor Show, in Birmingham, in 1978 -  Extracted from Mike Davis's excellent book Hong Kong Buses  -  China Motor Bus - 65 Years

"An interesting observation on the grill and logo/registration plate arrangement. In its early days - as seen in a picture in Mike Davis' book - the DENNIS logo was between the grill and the windscreen. The grill was painted silver, and the registration plate was on the bumper. By 1996 when I took the attached image, the reg plate had been moved up above the grill, which by then was painted blue. A small Dennis logo was placed on the grill.

Not sure when the reg plate was moved onto the grill as shown on the model."

My thanks to Winston Lau for the above information and photos of the actual bus, shown below

 Manufacturer of model  312
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Dennis Dominator
 Prototype bodywork  East Lancs
 Prototype length  33ft
 Fleet number  DD1
 Registration number  BX 2164
 Route number  84M
 Destination  Chai Wan
 Quantity  500
 Date released  February 2004

 
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Photographs courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

 
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Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

 
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Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

 
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Photograph courtesy of Winston Lau

 
Photograph courtesy of Winston Lau
   

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