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ACTION at Randwick Depot !

Postby AEC Decker » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:34 pm

This afternoon while parking buses AEC Decker noticed an unusual (for the STA) bus parked on the staff bus area. :shock:

Ex ACTION BUS-670 with PMC 160 3385 and Scania 3713.

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Ex ACTION BUS-670 with PMC 160 3385.

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Re: ACTION at Randwick Depot !

Postby boronia » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:40 pm

Shouldn't it be at Tempe ?? :shock: :lol:
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Re: ACTION at Randwick Depot !

Postby AEC Decker » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:16 pm

boronia wrote:Shouldn't it be at Tempe ?? :shock: :lol:

AEC Decker would have thought Belconnen would have been more appropriate. :wink: :lol:
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Re: ACTION at Randwick Depot !

Postby boronia » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:31 pm

Well, yes, but as the owner works at Tempe it is a bit rude dumping it on your patch !!

Or can we expect to see it running on an X73 tomorrow by "mistake".
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Re: ACTION at Randwick Depot !

Postby TAA727 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:44 pm

boronia wrote:Shouldn't it be at Tempe ?? :shock: :lol:

TAA727 feels sure that an appearance at Tempe is quite likely in the near future!

In the meantime 670 did try on a metrobus banner while at Randwick...
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Next seen along side TAA727's favourite Randwick bus and hopefully future stablemate for 670, MAN 3291
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With all lights ablaze 670 makes a rather fine sight!
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Re: ACTION at Randwick Depot !

Postby AEC Decker » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:08 pm

boronia wrote:Or can we expect to see it running on an X73 tomorrow by "mistake".

If there weren't so many legal issues with using a non STA owned bus on a STA service, AEC Decker would evaluate BUS-670 on his X73. :mrgreen:

AEC Decker found BUS-670 much better appointed than its' UTA counterparts off that era as it features adjustable steering column, driver air conditioning, blinker stalk high beam flash, passenger bell off switch and even a fuel gauge. :shock:
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Re: ACTION at Randwick Depot !

Postby TAA727 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:33 pm

AEC Decker wrote:If there weren't so many legal issues with using a non STA owned bus on a STA service, AEC Decker would evaluate BUS-670 on his X73. :mrgreen:

Provided TAA727 approved of course :lol:
AEC Decker wrote:AEC Decker found BUS-670 much better appointed than its' UTA counterparts off that era as it features adjustable steering column, driver air conditioning, blinker stalk high beam flash, passenger bell off switch and even a fuel gauge. :shock:

TAA727 did also forget to point out the external door switch...
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Re: ACTION at Randwick Depot !

Postby Swift » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:42 am

I'd like to know what other drivers made of that sight?
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Re: ACTION at Randwick Depot !

Postby AEC Decker » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:33 pm

Swift wrote:I'd like to know what other drivers made of that sight?

As BUS-670 could be easily seen by nearly all the drivers leaving their buses at the fuel bowser, TAA727 was busy answering lots of questions from them. :shock:
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Re: ACTION at Randwick Depot !

Postby TAA727 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:54 pm

Indeed he was! :D
Most drivers were amazed when told that I actually owned it, though also somewhat bemused when told that my main intention with it is to restore it and keep it as essentially a really big toy!
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Re: ACTION at Randwick Depot !

Postby busntruck » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:30 am

TAA727 wrote:to restore it and keep it as essentially a really big toy!


Yes most people dont understand my interest in buses and trucks.
I tell them that my toys are just oversize vintage cars, they see it a bit differently then.
Young or old people all like a ride in an old bus.

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