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DW10802 - Scania K310UD/Salvador Caetano
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - news of this model was announced on this site on 17th September 2008. On 5th October, the 80M Bus Model Shop website included the model in its 'Coming Soon' section. Further details were received on 7th October. The model was released on 14th October 2008.

The bus - The K310UD is the double-deck citybus variant with 9-litre 5-cylinder 310 hp engine (hence the 310 in K310UD). The 'U' indicates the bus is designed for urban application, the 'D' denotes the chassis is made for a double decker.

Kowloon Motor Bus of Hong Kong received two Scania K310UD buses (complete designation: K310UD6x2EB. The 6x2 shows the bus has a rigid bogie) with and ZF 6HP602 gearbox. The bus was designed in close co-operation with the bodybuilder Salvador Caetano (Waterlooville) UK in order to save weight. The first appeared at Showbus 2006 and was shipped to Hong Kong in October 2006. It received fleet number ASU1 and was was registered as MT6551 in March 2007. It entered service in August 2007 after testing.

The second was still under construction in October 2006 and having been allocated fleet number ASU2, it entered service on 14th February 2008. 

The K310UD6x2EB is the replacement of the unique K95UB6x2/4LB and also the second type of Scania double-decker bus (the first type is the Scania N113) for KMB.

Some further photos of ASU2 can be found in the Xtra section of the site - just follow this link.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Drumwell
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Scania K310UD
 Prototype bodywork  Salvador Caetano
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  ASU2
 Registration number  NE6817
 Route number  69X
 Destination  Tin Shui
 Quantity  2,000
 Date released - Hong Kong  14th October 2008

 
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