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92101 - Volvo B9TL/Wrights Eclipse Gemini 2
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - the first casting of KMB's two-axle Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL was released by Cars Workshop in Hong Kong on 11th March 2012. The model features an opening rear engine cover.  

The bus -  the first two-axle Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL for Kowloon Motor Bus was spotted at Heysham Docks by Alistair Liddle on 11th July 2010. Having crossed the Irish Sea, from the Wrights factory at Ballymena, it was about to embark on its next stage of its journey to Southampton Docks, ready for its final leg to Hong Kong, where it arrived on 21st/22nd August 2010. In October 2010 it was spotted undergoing tests. It was registered on 22nd December 2011 and allocated fleet number AVBWS1. It briefly entered service in February 2011, but for technical reasons, was taken out of service soon afterwards. It re-entered service on 7th April 2011 operating on route 606 (Choi Wan - Siu Sai Wan).  Full details can be found at this page of the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Cars Workshop
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Volvo B9TL
 Prototype bodywork  Wrights Eclipse Gemini 2
 Prototype length  10.6 metre
 Fleet number  AVBWS1
 Registration number  PP 9062
 Route number  606A
 Destination  Siu Sai Wan
 Quantity  2,500
 Date released - Hong Kong 11th March 2012

 
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Grant Ng Kwok Kuen

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