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by Tim Williams
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Flinders Line news
Replies: 18
Views: 2279

Re: Flinders Line news

Great lot of photos, I might take my 3 grandchildren for a wonderful train ride to that station next week!!
by Tim Williams
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 59
Views: 11297

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - 2020

Someone suggested Rex's major interstate operation should be named City Express or Cex, but there is no doubt that the "C' would be pronounced as a soft C - ie. SEX!!!
So that was passed over.
by Tim Williams
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra
Replies: 64
Views: 2907

Re: Sydney to Melbourne Maglev via Canberra

These big "gutsy" projects rarely get off the ground and I am afraid this one is in that category!!
by Tim Williams
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Some pics in the city today. 26/12/20
Replies: 8
Views: 1568

Re: Some pics in the city today. 26/12/20

I agree with the comment "Menulog monstrosity" - contavision is a total abomination both from an appearance aspect and also visually. On a wet night, windows covered in that material become almost opaque. Singapore has vastly reduced the allowed area of contravision and removed it completely from th...
by Tim Williams
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1078
Views: 424469

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Hi Glen, the "almost floating" PD4106 In the topic, just below this one - it is not a brilliant photo as it is a scan of a newspaper photo, best wishes Tim.
by Tim Williams
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1078
Views: 424469

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Good afternoon Glenn, I am just about ready to start reading your book and I am looking forward too it immensely.
In the meantime, you might want to look at an old photo from the newspapers that I have posted regarding a "half submerged AP PD4106".
All the best.
by Tim Williams
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: An almost submerged PD4106
Replies: 1
Views: 1337

An almost submerged PD4106

The attached rather poor quality scanned photo, many years ago, from the Adelaide Advertiser shows one of Ansett Pioneer's highly prized PD4106's half submerged in flood waters near Port Augusta SA - the photo was recently again in the newspaper. Whilst I cannot recall the circumstances of how the d...
by Tim Williams
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Bustech Discussion / Observations
Replies: 18
Views: 1353

Re: Bustech Discussion / Observations

Let me add a couple of words into point 1 above: A two axle 12.5mtr Double decker bus would not conform to allowable axle weights here and probably in most other countries. Hong Kong, for example struggled with axle weights on 10.5mtr two axle (air-conditioned) double deckers and I believe the curre...
by Tim Williams
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Bustech Discussion / Observations
Replies: 18
Views: 1353

Re: Bustech Discussion / Observations

I really wonder how accurate pictures/layouts are? They may simply be IT artists concept drawings as there are a couple of errors that I have noticed, just having a quick look at the new web site: 1. A 12.5mtr double deck bus could not conform to axle weights either here or most other countries for ...
by Tim Williams
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: From another thread off-topic
Replies: 20
Views: 1287

Re: From another thread off-topic

Thanks your your suggestion TA3001
by Tim Williams
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: From another thread off-topic
Replies: 20
Views: 1287

Re: From another thread off-topic

Interesting reply tonyp, as said I know very little about Prague and that is my ignorance!! I presume that you live close to Nowra?? I am trying to persuade my wife that a holiday in Sydney in the first half of next year, would be a grand idea. Should it happen, it would great to meet and discuss ou...
by Tim Williams
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: From another thread off-topic
Replies: 20
Views: 1287

Re: From another thread off-topic

I wrote a long reply re. Prague vs. Adelaide and failed to post it correctly - so I will put down a bit of it again, very frustrating! Prague is a city of 1.3m occupying an area of 496 Sq/kms. Adelaide with the same population occupies an area of 3,259 sq/kms. However the overall metro area of Pragu...
by Tim Williams
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Scania/Custom Deliveries
Replies: 63
Views: 3413

Re: Scania/Custom Deliveries

Yes tonyp, I take your point, but changing the road profile on a few of these roads would not be an easy task as the rail crossings I am thinking of are in inner, older suburbs with side roads joining and buildings close to the roads. These would be costly projects and would be the responsibility of...
by Tim Williams
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Scania/Custom Deliveries
Replies: 63
Views: 3413

Re: Scania/Custom Deliveries

Tonyp's point regarding the step free access for all door boarding on the artics is valid, but I am not familiar with roads in the Shoalhaven region (despite having attended a couple of BusNSW conferences there!), but as an example of road profile problems here in Adelaide, a few of the bus routes, ...
by Tim Williams
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Scania/Custom Deliveries
Replies: 63
Views: 3413

Re: Scania/Custom Deliveries

I have just checked in Australian Bus Fleet Lists and for the 3 Adelaide Metro contractors there are 183 artics oout of a total fleet of 1,041 buses, which represents nearly 17.6%. WE do, apparently, love our artics here in Adelaide, but I must agree that they do shift large numbers of people effici...
by Tim Williams
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Scania/Custom Deliveries
Replies: 63
Views: 3413

Re: Scania/Custom Deliveries

I would expect that Custom will build the artics, with such a small production number and I believe the existing combo/high floor design will prevail. From a practical aspect, Adelaide Metro expects its large number of artics (180????) to be virtually "go anywhere" buses, which naturally includes th...
by Tim Williams
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bustech CDI 1790
Replies: 35
Views: 4995

Re: Bustech CDI 1790

That's great, thanks!!
by Tim Williams
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bustech CDI 1790
Replies: 35
Views: 4995

Re: Bustech CDI 1790

3401 is back in service - it passed me as I was walking up Glen Osmond Road at about 10.35am this morning. I haven't seen the CDI in service, as yet.
by Tim Williams
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia
Replies: 77
Views: 36357

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

It is a great shame the Alexander Dennis venture into Australia with Custom was a failure - the new Enviro 500 MMC looks particularly good and has been a success in many places. Has anyone spotted or confirmed that additional MAN/Gemilang that was mentioned recently and is production of CDI's at Bus...
by Tim Williams
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Electric Buses for Melbourne
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Re: Electric Buses for Melbourne

I could have a bit of fun with this, but I do happen to agree with tonyp's feelings about full low floor buses and this is something that I have only recently thought should be.

I am also older too and therefore full low floor buses are easier to negotiate.
by Tim Williams
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Electric Buses for Melbourne
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Re: Electric Buses for Melbourne

Yes, I agree we should be buying European equipment and I am sure it would be better researched and developed. I have had experience of Chinese low entrance buses and they were a total nightmare!! Whilst I am an old Pom, my favorite single decker is the MB Citaro and I have ridden on them extensivel...
by Tim Williams
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Electric Buses for Melbourne
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

Re: Electric Buses for Melbourne

An excellent initiative if it happens, but I notice the Volgren demo unit is only a low entrance bus, whereas the electric MB Citaro is a full low floor bus, one of those is or was on trial in Singapore. Obviously there is no way of going to Singapore at present. Double deckers lend themselves very ...
by Tim Williams
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Transport Models
Topic: Bustech CDi 1/76
Replies: 1
Views: 7268

Re: Bustech CDi 1/76

Yes, I might have one for sale - it is in top condition, only blemish is that I have to reattach the tree guard and that did leave a few small marks (they are minor) on the front top left windscreen.

I did finish up with two of these wonderful models and they are unbelievably good.
by Tim Williams
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Briscoes Bus And Coach Company.
Replies: 11
Views: 4126

Re: Briscoes Bus And Coach Company.

As I was employed by Briscoes and subsequently Bus Australia, during the 1980's, I will need to keep this fairly "broad Brush". Briscoes in the 1980’s was quite a diverse operation and was a wholly owned subsidiary of the CMV Group. It operated and managed one half of the Central Bus Station in Fran...
by Tim Williams
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia
Replies: 77
Views: 36357

Re: Double Decker Buses Currently Operating In Australia

IMG_edited-1.jpg IMG_0001_edited-1.jpg This modest leaflet was put out a few years ago to publicise the introduction of double deckers to Hills routes and whilst I expect most avid enthusiasts would have seen this, I thought, for those who haven't, here it is. Additionally, I thought this would app...

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