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by Derwent
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Ford Telstar-Australian built or remarketed Sierra
Replies: 14
Views: 9296

Re: Ford Telstar-Australian built or remarketed Sierra

They could have built some group A compliant TX5 Telstars and got there hands on the same 550 horsepower turbo powered Cosworth race engine that was being used in the Sierra RS500 Sierra engine is completely different to the Telstar engine. Sierra was RWD and had a Cosworth YB twin cam turbo, while...
by Derwent
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Logan Coaches electric bus trial
Replies: 7
Views: 3617

Re: Logan Coaches electric bus trial

Yay!
I’ll be looking out for it...
by Derwent
Fri May 02, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: Tasmanian Bus Observations May 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 9644

Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations May 2014

Will try to be there....but I'm usually working on Sundays now...
by Derwent
Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: SCOOP!!!! O'Driscoll Coaches NEW M.A.N.
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

Re: SCOOP!!!! O'Driscoll Coaches NEW M.A.N.

This one is actually #24 not 25...
The old 24 was an Isuzu and old 25 was a Hino PMC.
Both sold off.
by Derwent
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here
Replies: 596
Views: 153158

Re: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here

The Holden was petrol only, auto only, pretty limiting.
by Derwent
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: Tasmanian Bus Observations April 2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5007

Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations April 2013

Yep.
Been replaced by the new MAN/King Long
by Derwent
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Mona Roma Fast Catamaran
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: Mona Roma Fast Catamaran

Yep, that boat has "Incat" written all over it in the design language....lots o little details all screaming out Incat.
Having spent 18 months in their design office I bet I could give a pretty fair guess at a lot of construction details in it!
by Derwent
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: Tasmanian Bus Observations March 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3370

Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations March 2013

Certainly ups the ante.......
by Derwent
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Federal Election
Replies: 503
Views: 14199

Re: Federal Election

Communism is a wonderful ideal that ha one fatal flaw........human nature! There is no way around it, no matter how noble the ideals, there has never been a communist government that has lasted long before greed and power-lust has perverted it into a grotesque caricature of the original dream....and...
by Derwent
Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Driver shifts: start and finishing times
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Driver shifts: start and finishing times

My work had sign on for all runs being ten minutes before leaving the first bus stop......that is now 15 minutes but they seem to have forgotten to add the extra five on the school runs. There is NO way to do a pre departure, warm up, float, build up air etc in five minutes...and the other five is n...
by Derwent
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Oldest car you have ever driven?
Replies: 24
Views: 914

Re: Oldest car you have ever driven?

Had a '62 Peugeot 403 for a few years....used to drive a '63 Humber Vogue a lot.
Driven a Bedford truck of imprecise 1950s vintage...
I've ridden in many older vehicles and even have older vehicles but they are non running projects...
by Derwent
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Metro Family Fun Day - Feb.3rd
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: Metro Family Fun Day - Feb.3rd

If I'd known friends were allowed I woulda come!
Didn't
Because I thought it was staff only...
by Derwent
Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Movie - Malcolm
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Movie - Malcolm

Great movie....got the DVD :-)
by Derwent
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: Tasmanian Bus Observations January 2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3487

Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations January 2013

Our #26 has had all Derwent Valley Link signwriting removed, only the O'Driscoll logo left.
Also bumpers painted blue.
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by Derwent
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: The bus drivers and the lottery riches - SMH
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: The bus drivers and the lottery riches - SMH

We have a lotto thing at work, but those who are signed up have the $2 a week deducted from pay so no issues about forgetting the week of a win.... Not sure the Boss would like it of we won big though....might be one or two rapid vacancies! Personally I think I'd ask to drop back to part time, not q...
by Derwent
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Employment Agencies- do they really help people find work?
Replies: 21
Views: 1438

Re: Employment Agencies- do they really help people find wor

Once upon a time I was with one of those agencies....they were useless and after a while they wanted to put me in a work for the dole scheme I said bugger that and went back to TAFE. Found the job through a fellow student who gave me a name then put in a good word with his boss. When I got laid off ...
by Derwent
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: Hobart: Action plea on light rail
Replies: 36
Views: 7859

Re: Hobart: Action plea on light rail

It HAS to go to at least Bridgewater or it won't work....
It also HAS to be integrated with the buses.
If there is still an X1 then people will just take it instead.
If the only bus in bridgewater ad Brighton and Claremont are feeder buses then people WILL take the light rail.
by Derwent
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: tassie fires
Replies: 9
Views: 2734

Re: tassie fires

It hasn't been good...I have a lot of friends around Dunalley as I live in the area for years.
I know most of them got out safely.
My brother's work burned down (5 minutes after he was told to leave!) but his house made it. Next door burned down.
by Derwent
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Disgraceful state of the buses lately
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Disgraceful state of the buses lately

The company is the proper avenue to go through if you have a problem with the service you received.
by Derwent
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here
Replies: 596
Views: 153158

Re: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here

That's not the new Astra....... I've seen an old Barina badged up as an Opel Corsa too... Re: electric cars....I have driven the two full electrics on the market here, although I am yet to drive a Volt (which is NOT an electric car as Holden are saying...it is a series hybrid...) and both the Mitsub...
by Derwent
Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Could you live on $35 a day in your state
Replies: 26
Views: 731

Re: Could you live on $35 a day in your state

If I went to $35 a day it wouldn't cover the mortgage.......let alone anything else!
by Derwent
Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here
Replies: 596
Views: 153158

Re: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here

Want a "green" Falcon taxi?
Ecoboost...
by Derwent
Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here
Replies: 596
Views: 153158

Re: The Motoring Thread- for the motoring enthusiasts here

Want a "green" Falcon taxi?
Ecoboost...
by Derwent
Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: Tasmanian Bus Observations January 2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3487

Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations January 2013

Badluck.......
Just as crap as a Bad Chinese Import...
by Derwent
Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: NSW state government abolishing rego stickers
Replies: 13
Views: 755

Re: NSW state government abolishing rego stickers

We got rid of labels here in Tas at 1 July.
Pain in the arse, but there it is.

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