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by Desto Dave
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Dyson Group News 2017
Replies: 80
Views: 41708

Re: Dyson Group News 2017

The Dyson group has taken ownership of O'Connells of Omeo as from 1/4/17, this includes the 'Alps Link' PTV service, between Bright, Mt Hotham and Omeo.
by Desto Dave
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Metcard stands/brackets noticed anywhere?
Replies: 2
Views: 1521

Re: Metcard stands/brackets noticed anywhere?

Thanks for that. Is that both the validator and ticket machine stands?
by Desto Dave
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Metcard stands/brackets noticed anywhere?
Replies: 2
Views: 1521

Metcard stands/brackets noticed anywhere?

Hi all, In all our travels of buses out and about, has anyone spotted or know of any buses that still have any Metcard validator or bus ticket machine terminal brackets still installed in them please?? I've noticed ex Grenda 111 has a TIM bracket and ex Moorabbin 522 has a VAL bracket and am chasing...
by Desto Dave
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Buy / Swap / Sell
Topic: WANTED: Dashboard digital clock Volvo B10/B7
Replies: 0
Views: 1474

WANTED: Dashboard digital clock Volvo B10/B7

Looking for a digital clock that fits the into dashboard of a Volvo B10M/B7 etc please. Fits into the position to above the fuel gauge. Or information on where I might find one. Cheers!
by Desto Dave
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Buy / Swap / Sell
Topic: Leyland Tiger tie bars
Replies: 1
Views: 1720

Re: Leyland Tiger tie bars

This is my Tiger under restoration currently.
by Desto Dave
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Buy / Swap / Sell
Topic: Leyland Tiger tie bars
Replies: 1
Views: 1720

Leyland Tiger tie bars

Ventura Leyland Tiger tie bars for sale. These have been made from the same artwork as the originals that were first produced in the late 1980's. Proceeds from the sale of these are being returned into the preservation of an original, ex Ventura Leyland Tiger back into the original two blues Ventura...
by Desto Dave
Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Leyland Worldmaster Repower options
Replies: 21
Views: 5030

Re: Leyland Worldmaster Repower options

K1r1sh, would love to see and hear your Worldmaster with a TL11 in it, any chance of making a video of her please and post on here? How does it perform now and did you do anything else, like change the gearbox or diff?
by Desto Dave
Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news August - December 2015
Replies: 171
Views: 30886

Re: Transdev Melbourne news August - December 2015

Just confirming Alstom, does 200 still have a Metcard ticket issuing machine and green validator??
by Desto Dave
Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Metcard equipment. Where does it go?
Replies: 7
Views: 1917

Re: Metcard equipment. Where does it go?

Thanks notch. I'll follow that up too, thanks for that.
by Desto Dave
Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Metcard equipment. Where does it go?
Replies: 7
Views: 1917

Re: Metcard equipment. Where does it go?

Ah yes, Kamco rings a bell. Thanks for the info there too crazyturbo76
by Desto Dave
Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Buy / Swap / Sell
Topic: WANTED various destos
Replies: 0
Views: 1162

WANTED various destos

Hi gang, On the lookout for a couple of things. If anyone comes across these, please drop me a PM. - A Premier Stateliner 'plastic' type destination roll as seen in the Denning Deckers. Was let down by Stateliner who I had chased for a long time to secure one when these were withdrawn but were all s...
by Desto Dave
Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Metcard equipment. Where does it go?
Replies: 7
Views: 1917

Re: Metcard equipment. Where does it go?

Thanks guys for the replies.

I'm visaging a dark warehouse with all these old machines thrown in the corner to be forgotten about, like W class trams. That's just my thoughts anyhow.

Who were the company who installed the Myki machines by the way?
by Desto Dave
Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Metcard equipment. Where does it go?
Replies: 7
Views: 1917

Metcard equipment. Where does it go?

With the old Metcard system in Melbourne now dead and buried, I was wondering today what does happen to all this old equipment? I know the National Australia Bank had something to do with the machines and if not all most companies that used to provide support etc have been wound up. With all this as...
by Desto Dave
Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Possible Ventura Strike - Mon 22/12 to Wed 24/12
Replies: 29
Views: 7827

Re: Possible Ventura Strike - Wed 10/12 - AVERTED

Had to laugh at the footage on tonight's news, 903 SmartBuses at Chadstone!
by Desto Dave
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: My new acquisition.
Replies: 4
Views: 1869

Re: My new acquisition.

Nice find indeed! I've got a couple of these myself and found you can take that metal surround on the front off so as not to obscure the destination. I see you have done the same and put the roll in the other way round so the box sits flat. :o
by Desto Dave
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Dyson Group news July - December 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2493

Re: Dyson Group news July - December 2014

Further to the Wangaratta Coachlines acquisition:

http://dysongroup.com.au/wangaratta

Re-numbering/ re-branding of the acquired vehicles started today.
by Desto Dave
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: MAINLAND coach operators from 80s/90s #1
Replies: 15
Views: 1968

Re: MAINLAND coach operators from 80s/90s #1

Nice work too Pete.
by Desto Dave
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura Group news July - December 2014
Replies: 113
Views: 21883

Re: Ventura Group news July - December 2014

Ex 520 & 523 from Moorabbin Transit. 520 the most recent, a Merc 0405/Volgren was driven almost non stop from Melbourne to Broome when it was picked up! Ex 523 is a MAN 10.180.
by Desto Dave
Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: MAINLAND coach operators from 80s/90s #1
Replies: 15
Views: 1968

Re: MAINLAND coach operators from 80s/90s #1

Ahh, back when LONG socks were in fashion too!
by Desto Dave
Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: MAINLAND coach operators from 80s/90s #1
Replies: 15
Views: 1968

Re: MAINLAND coach operators from 80s/90s #1

Nice work Neil, some history there in those pics. That's ok, we're used to blurry pics posted by you :lol: :shock: :lol: The Connections Coach is probably a 1621 or similar size I'm thinking. Interesting too the Cadia Coachlines (Orange) DenAir was listed for sale recently. Looks like it's been sitt...
by Desto Dave
Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Denning buses and coaches:a history in photos.Part 1.
Replies: 113
Views: 92756

Re: Denning buses and coaches:a history in photos.Part 1.

Weren't these built to operate Contiki tours on behalf of Deluxe??
by Desto Dave
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Ex Mt Dandy Volvo
Replies: 14
Views: 3523

Re: Ex Mt Dandy Volvo

Another place I found that looks to service gauges and has a big website is Howard Instruments in Heidelberg.

http://www.howardinstruments.com.au

Hope this is of some help.
by Desto Dave
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Mountain Depot
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Mountain Depot

Fantastic shots, great work!
by Desto Dave
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Point to Pinical 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Point to Pinical 2013

That 3rd shot is a gem! Good coverage of a unusual event.
by Desto Dave
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Melbourne Bus Tracking System Scrapped!
Replies: 31
Views: 2873

Re: Melbourne Bus Tracking System Scrapped!

Interesting stuff. Is this anything to do with MYKI equipment not being totally reliable with its location sometimes? One would have thought that all buses would now be GPS capable now they are fitted with MYKI equipment?? Sounds like the government only want it to work on Transdev buses for contrac...

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