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BLV61006 - Volvo Olympian/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
 
The model - Confirmation of the release of this model was received on 17th April 2012. It is believed that only members of Bus Fan World and those who participated in the Buses Model Co's Facebook competition were eligible to buy this model, which was released on 9th June. A separate front destination is provided, showing Kowloon City (Shing Tak Street), being the other bus terminal of route 5A. My thanks to Philip Chan and Eric Chan for providing this information.

It is confirmed that the remaining models will be released for general sale on 19th June, the 12th anniversary of Buses Model Co. 

The bus - The arrival in May/June 1995 of this final batch of 30 buses completed the order for 500 Leyland Olympians, however, by the time they arrived, they were in fact Volvo Olympians. They were the last non air-conditioned buses to be delivered to KMB. S3V27 received Buses Model Co. banner adverts in early March 2012  

 
 Manufacturer of model  Buses Model Co.
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Volvo Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  S3V27
 Registration number  GL 390
 Route number  5A
 Destination  Star Ferry 
 Quantity  600
 Date released - Hong Kong  9th June 2012


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com


Photographs courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com


Photographs courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com


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