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by Timbo52
Tue May 22, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: TBCS Annual Tour 2018 - Day 2
Replies: 4
Views: 7373

Re: TBCS Annual Tour 2018 - Day 2

Great account of the weekend TBN thanks for sharing some terrific photos & writing up the information of the good time apparently had by all.
by Timbo52
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Scania K112 overheating advice needed
Replies: 16
Views: 8132

Re: Scania K112 overheating advice needed

G'day Marty, looking back several decades we found with RE vehicles that as they aged & everything no longer new & spic that we needed to be more aware of airflow as all of the things that you have looked at don't work as they did when brand new. Looking at your pictures you need to fill in gaps aro...
by Timbo52
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Which Vehicle Is It
Topic: Which Vehicle Is It - Tasmania
Replies: 36
Views: 23349

Re: Which Vehicle Is It - Tasmania

Unfortunately there can never be another like it, mores the pity. For Tasmanian roads there has not a better coach built, they were unreal in service.
by Timbo52
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Which Vehicle Is It
Topic: Which Vehicle Is It - Tasmania
Replies: 36
Views: 23349

Re: Which Vehicle Is It - Tasmania

Doesn't look like this forum carries any interest so I will answer it myself in case someone out there that doesn't know much about Flxies & is wondering what the answer may be. Its "AF 131" the very last Clipper to ever be built by Ansair. Built for Green Coach Lines (Fleet No.65) of Tasmania compl...
by Timbo52
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Which Vehicle Is It
Topic: Which Vehicle Is It - Tasmania
Replies: 36
Views: 23349

Re: Which Vehicle Is It - Tasmania

Historic Clipper
Historic Clipper
It's been a very long while since someone posted anything here so I thought I might have a go.
A very historic Clipper spent all of its working life in Tasmania from new, Which one is it?
AF ???.
by Timbo52
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: New 284 page Tasmania Transport book
Replies: 13
Views: 13814

Re: New 284 page Tasmania Transport book

What's the old saying : Never let the truth get in the way of a good story :lol: :lol: :lol: Definitely correct Neil. Also Tas Coach Lines didnt exist until December 1968, Green Coach Lines prior to that. Oops driver caught with wrong destination on Sign should be Hobart. :( :( :lol: Happy New Year...
by Timbo52
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: New 284 page Tasmania Transport book
Replies: 13
Views: 13814

Re: New 284 page Tasmania Transport book

As I stated previously interesting books full of old information. I have just finished reading the last book 1950 - 1965 has some great pictures just a pity that the writer didn't research some of his details a little better. Don't take all he states as gospel because there are some blatant misinfor...
by Timbo52
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: AF22 - Green Coach Lines #53
Replies: 16
Views: 4447

Re: AF22 - Green Coach Lines #53

Bedford-29.The clipper was - AF35 Pioneer No. D27, Grayhound No. 29 then TCL D63 & ended up in the bush at Bagdad
by Timbo52
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: AF22 - Green Coach Lines #53
Replies: 16
Views: 4447

Re: AF22 - Green Coach Lines #53

Two stories received on hearsay many years ago about the Cummins when GCL owned them: 1.On a good day with the wind blowing from the north you could hear the Cummins departing the southern end of Campbell Town if you were in Ross, 2. One day departing Hobart via Elizabeth St, as the coach approached...
by Timbo52
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: New 284 page Tasmania Transport book
Replies: 13
Views: 13814

Re: New 284 page Tasmania Transport book

All of the books written by LJ Morley are now available at Linc & believe me they are well worthwhile either borrowing or buying at your local bookshop/newsagent as they contain an incredible amount of information & some really interesting pictures. He has a large wealth of knowledge of transport in...
by Timbo52
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Other States (NT & TAS)
Topic: New 284 page Tasmania Transport book
Replies: 13
Views: 13814

Re: New 284 page Tasmania Transport book

G'day Neil,
The book is also available to borrow from "Linc" (the State Library) for those that can't afford/justify to purchase it for one read. I've put one on hold & am waiting in anticipation for it to arrive at local library soon.
Tim.
by Timbo52
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Is this old coach Redline
Replies: 5
Views: 10899

Re: Is this old coach Redline

Original info on AF-103.
Built by Ansair for Ansett Pioneer, 04.57, Fleet No D80, Powered by Deutz V6.
by Timbo52
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Is this old coach Redline
Replies: 5
Views: 10899

Re: Is this old coach Redline

AF-103Conversion.jpg
AF-103in original form.jpg
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An earlier pic of AF103 in converted form & AF103 in Clipper form prior to conversion
by Timbo52
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Bedford 1969 Identify Body
Replies: 21
Views: 18842

Re: Bedford 1969 Identify Body

Tas Coach Lines No. D150 Mees Bedford VAM @ New Norfolk Depot.jpg
Tas Coach Lines No. D150 Mees Bedford VAM @ New Norfolk Depot.jpg (101.36 KiB) Viewed 18816 times
Your picture is most likely of a coach built by Mees as is the one in this picture. They were certainly a bit different but had a look of their own.
by Timbo52
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: What Is Your Favourite Denning?
Replies: 13
Views: 21544

Re: What Is Your Favourite Denning?

Thanks for the comment Denv12, I think that your thread will cover the subject very well for all variations of a great "AUSTRALIAN" builder of what were very robust & well designed coaches that are missed in this day of built to price modes of transport vehicles. I look forward to following the thre...
by Timbo52
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:48 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: What Is Your Favourite Denning?
Replies: 13
Views: 21544

Re: What Is Your Favourite Denning?

Denning Leyland.jpg
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Leyland Albion - Tasmanian Coach Lines D149. May have been ex Ritcher Bros - WoyWoy??? On tour East Coast Of Tasmania.
by Timbo52
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: What Is Your Favourite Denning?
Replies: 13
Views: 21544

Re: What Is Your Favourite Denning?

Hi Tim. Thats a great history there.I wonder how many know about that.It could also be the missing link in the history of the company moving into building their own chassis.If you have any photos and further history could you start a fresh topic to devote to the topic please? It deserves a topic on...
by Timbo52
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: What Is Your Favourite Denning?
Replies: 13
Views: 21544

Re: What Is Your Favourite Denning?

Grayhound Tours No. 35 Denning Mono Leyland Albion @ Franklin Square Hobart C.jpg Hi Timbo Do you have the chassis or body details for WFF 956? I'm trying to work out its origins. Thank you Hi bjg154 The mono was the result of the shortage of Leyland chassis for coaches at that era (about 1966). A ...
by Timbo52
Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: What Is Your Favourite Denning?
Replies: 13
Views: 21544

Re: What Is Your Favourite Denning?

Tas Coach Lines No. D111 Denning Leyland VK41 @ Rear of Harrington St Depot, Hobart.jpg
Tas Coach Lines No. D111 Denning Leyland VK41 @ Rear of Harrington St Depot, Hobart.jpg (101.81 KiB) Viewed 21492 times
by Timbo52
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:01 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Lidster brothers photos
Replies: 257
Views: 68265

Re: Lidster brothers photos

I think I may owe Leyland Clippers an apology, I mistook his observation to relate to the clipper parked at the rear of the Harrington St Depot in Victoria St, which was D103 (AF131),But I believe he meant the clipper & sideloader pictured at Bothwell, in which case he was absolutely correct it was ...
by Timbo52
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Lidster brothers photos
Replies: 257
Views: 68265

Re: David Lidster photos

By my reckoning the Clipper is AF # 35. original Fleet # was D27, build date 02-54. First rego # was WXP 360. Was originally operated by Greyhound before TCL acquired it. It's original engine was a Leyland which may have been the 7.4L motor that powered the Matilda tanks. Dragging this oldy up to d...
by Timbo52
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: FOUND The Lost Clipper of Bagdad
Replies: 15
Views: 4809

Re: FOUND The Lost Clipper of Bagdad

Hi to all, I've bought & old entry forward, Just re-trolling through the pages & I think/Am positive that the clipper pictured above was AF35, Which was Ansett Pioneer D27 built 02.54, then became Grayhound Tours No. 29. then Tas Coach Lines D63. The location of fleet No D63, found near vent was ind...
by Timbo52
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394817

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Any Redline pedigree in this Commer coach.Picture from the Ken Magor collection Hi Bedford-29, Not ex-Redline. My first thought is it's a Denning built for Cobb & Co.... That's the exact grille treatment and header design that Denning applied to those early Commer based builds for the Boltons, alth...
by Timbo52
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1029
Views: 394817

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Hi Timbo52, Brings back some memories Tim... The bare bones of the history is that this coach was a new build for Redline in 1963, by Athol Hedges, Brisbane. As you say, a Ford Thames Trader REC, and went into service with Redline as fleet No 37, operating Tassie tours for much of its life with the...

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