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43213 - Volvo Olympian/Alexander
New World First Bus
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The model - The third New World First Bus (NWFB) model in a set of three Olympians, announced in early December 1998, which carry cryptic banner adverts for the then new company. This model carries the wording 'We must stop meeting like this' on an orange background, whilst the smaller lettering, on a green background reads 'now we have more frequent services'. The Chinese equivalent is carried on the nearside. The model correctly represents an 11 metre vehicle and was released in Hong Kong in January 1999. It was not issued in the UK.

The bus - VA60 was acquired by NWFB on 1st September 1998 when it took over the franchised bus operations from China Motor Bus (CMB). It was new to CMB in February 1998, being one of the final batch of 14 such vehicles.

After the initial batches of new NWFB vehicles in 1998, which carried the full 'wave' livery (see 44401), buses acquired from CMB were subsequently repainted, omitting the 'wave', thus enabling greater advertising space between the upper and lower decks. 

 
 Manufacturer of model  Corgi
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Volvo Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander Royale
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  VA60
 Registration number  HP 8260
 Route number  112
 Destination  North Point
 Quantity (total)  5,000
 
      Hong Kong 
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
5,000
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 Date released
January 1999
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