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Hobart Tour @ O'Driscolls

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:29 am

#2 in the series. This involved a visit to O'Driscolls depot @ Austins Ferry in Hobart's northern suburbs. Peter O'Driscoll was on hand to offer information of his fleet, and was greatly received. Highlight of this location was for Desto Dave who was able to "drive" an ex Ventura Leyland Tiger AGAIN!!
Our "ride" out to O'Driscolls was in the RETIRED Hobart Coach #13 (M.A.N. 16.290) and was driven by metro_tas 's Pop who was the ORIGINAL driver @ HC days. Unfortunately I myself did not get any pics @ O'Driscolls Austins Ferry depot, however we headed up to their New Norfolk yard where these pics were taken.
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Re: Hobart Tour @ O'Driscolls

Postby skystar320 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:47 am

Old 13 was a photo star for the trip!!
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Re: Hobart Tour @ O'Driscolls

Postby metro_tas » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:30 am

pop was a bit upset, he said had he known bout using 13 he would've cleand the wheels, grandson like pop
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Re: Hobart Tour @ O'Driscolls

Postby DarrenH » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:37 am

What a good fleet of buses that O'Driscolls have. That Metro MAN PMC 160 #13 looks different with those coach style mirrors fitted to it! I have never seen these type of mirrors fitted to a PMC 160 bodied bus before
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Re: Hobart Tour @ O'Driscolls

Postby skystar320 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:46 am

Still fixing it up, getting pretty close, but i drew this...........

EDIT: Me thinks she is a bit too long...........
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Re: Hobart Tour @ O'Driscolls

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:53 am

skystar320 wrote:Still fixing it up, getting pretty close, but i drew this...........

EDIT: Me thinks she is a bit too long...........

Just a bit, BUT it still looks good. Keep working on it Greg. Better than the cardboard buses Metro distributed a while back.
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Re: Hobart Tour @ O'Driscolls

Postby skystar320 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:50 pm

What about this???
I was VERY busy at work today LOL!
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Re: Hobart Tour @ O'Driscolls

Postby C130 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:58 pm

Very Nice :D Try making it a bit shorter though, using the bins as a guide- Mabye make them 2/3 to 3/4 the size the are now.
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Re: Hobart Tour @ O'Driscolls

Postby skystar320 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:03 pm

Yeah im still playing round with it, i will take a proper pic with my digital camera tonight, as the ol camera phone doesnt do it any justice..
Yeah its still too long... i shortened it a bit.. will have another go tomorrow :wink:
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Re: Hobart Tour @ O'Driscolls

Postby skystar320 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:32 pm

my 2nd attempt, still more things to beautify! I will get there!
Metro_tas if your pop wants one once ive perfected it lemme know and I'll post you one, also what livery he wants... Green HC logo, Oval HC logo, Metro logo?
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Re: Hobart Tour @ O'Driscolls

Postby metro_tas » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:36 pm

ome of each pop will be stoked!
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Re: Hobart Tour @ O'Driscolls

Postby skystar320 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:01 pm

no probs I still have to iron out a few 'kinks' in my design first!! lol
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Re: Hobart Tour @ O'Driscolls

Postby Metro Man » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:39 pm

You are a very talented guy Greg there's now way i could do any thing like that. :lol:
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Re: Hobart Tour @ O'Driscolls

Postby yoda » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:37 pm

Metro Man wrote:You are a very talented guy Greg there's now way i could do any thing like that. :lol:


i'm surprised you've made it to 4 posts :lol:
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Re: Hobart Tour @ O'Driscolls

Postby metro_tas » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:00 am

im surprised he turned the computer on........... sorry "dad" had to have a dig
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Re: Hobart Tour @ O'Driscolls

Postby skystar320 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:15 am

Update:
My Model PMC 160 (HC/Met 13)
I have mad a few changes and are pretty happy so far, i have put a changeble destination in it. I will post a new thread in models later today!
Pretty happy with my creation, its a bit fiddly but well worth the outcome!! For extra durability its been laminated to rather 'tough' for a paper bus!

My next Challenge is to create the whole Hobart Fleet! Bar Coach 1! that has too many curves for a boxy cardboard but!
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