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39301 - Seddon Mk 17/Metal Sections
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Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - a new casting from Cars Workshop and first announced in August 2004, this model comes in a diorama set featuring a Jordan Road Ferry Pier building (see photograph below). The model was released on Sunday 10th October 2004.

The bus - KMB ordered 100 Seddon Mk17s which were delivered in 1957/58. With a front engine, the bus had two entrances/exits, one behind the front axle the second behind the rear wheels. Sliding gates were fitted to both. The vehicles were withdrawn between 1969-71. 

The above information is extracted from Mike Davis's excellent book
Hong Kong Buses - Volume 2 - Kowloon Motor Bus
 
 Manufacturer of model  Cars Workshop
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Seddon Mk17
 Prototype bodywork  Metal Sections
 Prototype length  8.9 metre
 Fleet number  -
 Registration number  HK4383
 Route number  10
 Destination  Jordan Road Ferry
 Quantity  3,000
 Date released - Hong Kong 10th October 2004

 
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Julian Bowden
 

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