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92102 - Volvo B9TL/Wrights Eclipse Gemini 2
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - the second release of this casting carries KMB's 'vintage ' livery with the addition of Bus Fan World decals, marking the 20th anniversary of this organisation. It is set to be released on 31st March 2012.  

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). It appeared in this livery on 30th December 2011. 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  606
 Destination  Choi Wan
 Commissioned by  Bus Fan World
 Quantity  1,800
 Date released - Hong Kong 31st March 2012

 
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80M Bus Model Shop


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