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by Tim Williams
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 8807

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - 2020

Yes, I think airliners are being stored and maintained there by apparently 50 or so engineers and others on site, no one has made any comment about "parting out" the planes, as they do in Arizona. All the planes stored at the Alice look fairly recent models, to me. I understand that over 90 airliner...
by Tim Williams
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1074
Views: 415165

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Would the Panther coach have a Superior body? (name of manufacturer not a comment about the quality!!)
by Tim Williams
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 8807

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - 2020

Yes, great planes. The first production numbers were made at the old De-havilland factory at Hatfield, Hertfordshire. They are designed to operate from remote, poorly constructed airfields, hence the 4 engines and high wing configuration. If there as a weakness with them, it would be the Lycoming en...
by Tim Williams
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1074
Views: 415165

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

I think that this coach is bodied by J A Lewis Bus Sales P/L
by Tim Williams
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Manual transmission discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Manual transmission discussion

Aged 69 and still maintaining buses - you should have some fun!!
by Tim Williams
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bustech CDI 1790
Replies: 30
Views: 3525

Re: Bustech CDI 1790

Buses are not as widely known about or discussed as cars - not sure what your point is!!
by Tim Williams
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Manual transmission discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Having owned and run buses myself, I can honestly say that you are living in the past. I have operated buses with electronic/computer controlled auto g/boxes and they were brilliant - taking your thoughts and applying it to airliners, we would still be traveling in Lockheed Constellations or Douglas...
by Tim Williams
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bustech CDI 1790
Replies: 30
Views: 3525

Re: Bustech CDI 1790

They do not seem to be in a hurry to get 1790 into service, unless they are waiting for some seats and other stuff!
by Tim Williams
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bustech CDI 1790
Replies: 30
Views: 3525

Re: Bustech CDI 1790

Meant to type in " a bunch of school girls got on etc........."
by Tim Williams
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bustech CDI 1790
Replies: 30
Views: 3525

Re: Bustech CDI 1790

I rode to the city on 3401a couple of days ago departing the Parkside Hotel at about 3.40pm and a bunch of school got on at the same time, with one commenting that they were traveling on a "Boris Bus" - I was amazed that a young girl would have heard of the NBFL (Borismaster).
by Tim Williams
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Manual transmission discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: [Sept/Oct 2020] SA transport observations

Regarding the earlier comments about manual gearboxes, in the current environment,they have very little to offer. The modern electronic/computer controlled auto gearbox is a high sophisticated unit that ensures the buses will travel in the correct ratio for the conditions and speed etc.,thus better ...
by Tim Williams
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Buy / Swap / Sell
Topic: London Bus - Volume 7 (Key Publications) FOR SALE
Replies: 3
Views: 813

London Bus - Volume 7 (Key Publications) FOR SALE

I inadvertently ordered and paid for 2 copies of the London Bus Volume 7 - the second copy just arrived today!

If anyone if interested in buying it - the cost is $15.00AUD including postage - a bargain!!
by Tim Williams
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: O500LEs: Great or Rubbish
Replies: 11
Views: 1893

Re: O500LEs: Great or Rubbish

You can certainly have an opinion on these buses, either as a driver, enthusiast or simply casual observer, but I think the terms "great" or "rubbish" are not really applicable - may be that is why you are not getting any responses!. Mercedes Benz and other large manufacturers spend a lot of time an...
by Tim Williams
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Full Low Floor vs. Low entrance buses
Replies: 20
Views: 1904

Re: Full Low Floor vs. Low entrance buses

tonyp, I naturally see your point regarding the straight flat isle on the Czech bus, but from an appearance aspect I prefer to look of the Citaro, even with vinyl seats - necessary due to Singapore's very high humidity. The slightly rounded edges of the Citaro would probably also cause less injuries...
by Tim Williams
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Full Low Floor vs. Low entrance buses
Replies: 20
Views: 1904

Re: Full Low Floor vs. Low entrance buses

P8020699.jpg P8020698.jpg P8010430 (2).jpg P1090849.jpg P1090848a_edited-1.jpg The first 3 photos are of one of the forty artics - they are ordered by and entered service with SMRT and are now being repainted into Singapore's Lush Green livery, the other 2 photos are of one of the Citaros - the maj...
by Tim Williams
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Full Low Floor vs. Low entrance buses
Replies: 20
Views: 1904

Re: Full Low Floor vs. Low entrance buses

I am particularly interested in tonyp's comments regarding getting on and off seats if you are infirm-ed and not having to use your knees - I have never thought about that and yet I am older with knees that are not 100% When I was younger and was looking after Briscoes on the operations, maintenance...
by Tim Williams
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Full Low Floor vs. Low entrance buses
Replies: 20
Views: 1904

Re: Full Low Floor vs. Low entrance buses

This is a great discussion - exactly what I had hoped for!! I haven't much time this morning, so I will be brief - the 3 points that worry me about full low floors are: 1. Additional cost and maintenance. 2. Route suitability. 3. The necessity of high plinths (on which seats are mounted) towards the...
by Tim Williams
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Full Low Floor vs. Low entrance buses
Replies: 20
Views: 1904

Full Low Floor vs. Low entrance buses

Full low floor buses are mechanically more complicated then the commonly used (in Australia, at least) low entrance buses - they are also more expensive to purchase and maintain, with some of their expensive parts quite close to the ground. Full low floor buses would not be able to operate in some t...
by Tim Williams
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bustech CDI 1790
Replies: 30
Views: 3525

Re: Bustech CDI 1790

P8240502A_edited-1.jpg This photo was taken about an hour ago and shows 3401 on our local (all stops) route 861 City to Glen Osmond - it does several runs per day on this route + some runs on the T840 & 840X (Express services, City to Mt Barker via Glen Osmond). There is no sign, as yet, of the Bus...
by Tim Williams
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1074
Views: 415165

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

Just received the book, "Rex Law's Redline" and I have only had a chance to have a quick skip through, but it looks absolutely fascinating, in a very "readable" style, with plenty of illustrations and even a fleet list - well done. I very much look forward to reading it (once I have finish reading "...
by Tim Williams
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Looking for Adelaide trolleybus specs & photos
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Re: Looking for Adelaide trolleybus specs & photos

My email to you will not deliver - could you please confirm that your email address is kamnet@gmail.com.
by Tim Williams
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Looking for Adelaide trolleybus specs & photos
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Re: Looking for Adelaide trolleybus specs & photos

I will scan some stuff over the weekend
by Tim Williams
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bustech CDI 1790
Replies: 30
Views: 3525

Re: Bustech CDI 1790

1790 has disappeared (again) - unless it has just been moved from fence alongside Richmond Road

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