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by Tim Williams
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Buy / Swap / Sell
Topic: London Bus - Volume 7 (Key Publications) FOR SALE
Replies: 3
Views: 302

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 1:03 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: O500LEs: Great or Rubbish
Replies: 10
Views: 948

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 2:50 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Full Low Floor vs. Low entrance buses
Replies: 20
Views: 1086

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 5:18 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Full Low Floor vs. Low entrance buses
Replies: 20
Views: 1086

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 5:06 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Full Low Floor vs. Low entrance buses
Replies: 20
Views: 1086

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 12:51 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Full Low Floor vs. Low entrance buses
Replies: 20
Views: 1086

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 4:41 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Full Low Floor vs. Low entrance buses
Replies: 20
Views: 1086

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 6:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bustech CDI 1790
Replies: 24
Views: 2590

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 6:01 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1052
Views: 409021

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 6:06 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Looking for Adelaide trolleybus specs & photos
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

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 9:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Looking for Adelaide trolleybus specs & photos
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

Re: Looking for Adelaide trolleybus specs & photos

I will scan some stuff over the weekend
by Tim Williams
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bustech CDI 1790
Replies: 24
Views: 2590

Re: Bustech CDI 1790

1790 has disappeared (again) - unless it has just been moved from fence alongside Richmond Road
by Tim Williams
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Looking for Adelaide trolleybus specs & photos
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

Re: Looking for Adelaide trolleybus specs & photos

Good Morning, I think that I can help you with this by scanning a sending some photos and information from a couple of older small books. The easiest way for me to do this is by email.. If you would like to send me a Private Message with your email address, I will get on to this over the next few da...
by Tim Williams
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bustech CDI 1790
Replies: 24
Views: 2590

Re: Bustech CDI 1790

Thanks to you three for the roster info on 3401!!
by Tim Williams
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1052
Views: 409021

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

I am sure that I will enjoy the book and no doubt feel very humbled at the struggles and the effort that had to go into the running/operating of, in the end, such a large organisation - Rex Law was obviously an amazing man and to have operate in those dreadful road conditions is something that would...
by Tim Williams
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bustech CDI 1790
Replies: 24
Views: 2590

Re: Bustech CDI 1790

!790 was still at Mile End (last week) and has been fitted with a standard CDI tree guard, on the near side, they do not seem in any hurry to get this bus back in service.

And 3401 is still running on the local 861 route, as of 15 minutes ago!!
by Tim Williams
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Rex Law's Redline Coaches
Replies: 1052
Views: 409021

Re: Rex Law's Redline Coaches

400 pages, what a great effort!! I have just ordered the book from Amazon and honestly the cost is fine - I do look forward to receiving it. It is wonderful that you took the trouble to get, what must be, a comprehensive history of Redline published, otherwise this information would be lost for ever...
by Tim Williams
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bustech CDI 1790
Replies: 24
Views: 2590

Re: Bustech CDI 1790

The standard Bustech CDI windscreen guard (which normally fitted to the nearside only), might be sufficient as the top windscreen is flat and is not right up to sides of these buses. However if it were my decision, I would fit similar guards to those on 3401 - with only 2 DD's here, tree pruning is ...
by Tim Williams
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bustech CDI 1790
Replies: 24
Views: 2590

Re: Bustech CDI 1790

3401 is back in service - just observed it do a 3.30pm departure from Glen Osmond (all stops) to the City on route 861 - doesn't get better than this, a DD on my local service!!
by Tim Williams
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: US Buses in Australia
Replies: 24
Views: 6261

Re: US Buses in Australia

I have just re-read this topic again and to Mr Looselion, I would certainly love to buy the book on Redline, when available. The long distance express bus market has really diminished, thanks to low airline fares and now of course Covid-19, makes me wonder where it is all going. If anyone has an Ans...
by Tim Williams
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bustech CDI 1790
Replies: 24
Views: 2590

Re: Bustech CDI 1790

Normally 3401 is a regular performer one one of the T840 shifts but I understand that it is undergoing maintenance at the moment - light loads during school holidays do not need that larger bus capacity etc. Have those other routes mentioned had the necessary tree pruning attended to?
by Tim Williams
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bustech CDI 1790
Replies: 24
Views: 2590

Re: Bustech CDI 1790

I live at Eastwood and my usual bus route is 861, but I can use the T840 if I get on/off at Frewville (Foodland/Arkaba) - so I feel very fortunate that both DD's will be operating along that corridor.
by Tim Williams
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bustech CDI 1790
Replies: 24
Views: 2590

Re: Bustech CDI 1790

I should have added that I spoke to someone at Mount Barker today and they expecting, once it is all "sorted out"
by Tim Williams
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Adelaide / SA
Topic: Bustech CDI 1790
Replies: 24
Views: 2590

Re: Bustech CDI 1790

Interesting, perhaps they are doing the renovations etc.

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