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Postby warkeonbye » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:37 pm

I brought from Sydney an Albion Viking coach, converted to RV, many years ago.
It is a rear engine VK43, 6 speed gear box.
Was an impulse purchase off eBay, thanks to The Wife who asked no questions!
So I have had a low loader deliver to south of Goulborn NSW.
I have no Knowledge of her history and some of the mechanical bits are missing.
The bus is partly outfitted, but have been up dating the interior... Not as fast as My Wife would like.
She has a Freighter body and a oval plate left of front door,at the base. "TCB 3210".
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Re: information on Leylan Albion Viking

Postby Bedford-29 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:38 pm

Take a few pictures and post them its a bit hard without seeing the coach
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Re: information on Leylan Albion Viking

Postby warkeonbye » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:12 am

thanks trying sorry technologically challenged. plate by door reads tcb 3210.
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Postby GM » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:20 pm

Not as fast as My Wife would like.
She has a Freighter body and a oval plate left of front door,at the base?
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Re: information on Leylan Albion Viking

Postby warkeonbye » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:10 pm

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Re: information on Leylan Albion Viking

Postby warkeonbye » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:18 pm

I also found some original paint and would like to know if members have an opinion on the history or bus company or is it primer paint. Thankyou in advance.
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Re: information on Leylan Albion Viking

Postby warkeonbye » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:51 pm

Im assuming Freighter badge on grille is genuine and not an add on also wondered if tcb stood for transport control board ex SA now defunt
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Re: information on Leylan Albion Viking

Postby system improver » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:04 am

warkeonbye wrote:Im assuming Freighter badge on grille is genuine and not an add on also wondered if tcb stood for transport control board ex SA now defunt


It's a Freighter body. This front and rear design was in vogue around 1964-1966. They moved to a different design mid 1966, although Freighter was one company that allowed purchasers to stick with "old design" if they wished. The bus is a raised deck version which puts it more in 1965 and 1966 or later. But I cannot recognise it. Are you sure it is a VK43L and not a VK41L? The first VK43L in Australia came in November 1966. Dunno about TCB, never seen that before but you could be right.
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Re: information on Leylan Albion Viking

Postby Denv12 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:01 am

This body is the same vintage but without the step deck roof.

Your vehicle has a longer rear overhang.
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Re: information on Leylan Albion Viking

Postby warkeonbye » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:30 pm

thanks.Its rear engine with a 370 MK11 so with what i read i presumed a VK 43L .Have not found ID plates yet
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