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by MMTB Busnut
Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: MET MAN SL200's [Ansair]
Replies: 18
Views: 5940

Re: MET MAN SL200's [Ansair]

I think I have seen a YouTube video of the two blue buses being transferred to this ( or another) location. I really enjoyed it, paticularly climbing the hill. :D The wheels look great on 202. :mrgreen: The video was departing this site leaving Maccelsfield. The wheels were painted and under the dr...
by MMTB Busnut
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: MET MAN SL200's [Ansair]
Replies: 18
Views: 5940

Re: MET MAN SL200's [Ansair]

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Here are my 3 MANs. 202, 241, 259.
by MMTB Busnut
Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: MET MAN SL200's [Ansair]
Replies: 18
Views: 5940

Re: MET MAN SL200's [Ansair]

Have you got any more OLD MMTB pictures like your original post?
They are some great shots. :D
by MMTB Busnut
Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Victorian Bus Preservation
Replies: 3
Views: 3835

Re: Victorian Bus Preservation

Ken Peck & I have numberous buses that are and to be restored, here is a rough mixed list of our joined fleet. MY ex MMTB 202, 241, 259, 705, 746(parts), 779, 873, 897, 948(parts). Ken's ex MMTB 370, 511, 530, 546, 547, 559, 572?(shell), 762, plus some other Leyland OPS1s MMBL 93. VBL, 24, 42, 155, ...
by MMTB Busnut
Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Melbourne-Brighton Bus Lines
Replies: 14
Views: 6204

Re: Melbourne-Brighton Bus Lines

MMBL #93 is preserved with the Ken Peck Collection.
by MMTB Busnut
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2013
Replies: 299
Views: 23052

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2013

All Invicta Lilydale buses should have PTV logos fitted and completed tonight.
by MMTB Busnut
Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: All other Victorian Bus news January - June 2013
Replies: 93
Views: 9019

Re: All other Victorian Bus news January - June 2013

In reply to maxy54 the Northern Transit Holdings lists were removed at the operators request. Just quickly, why? Some operators don't want their fleet shown on our fleet lists for some personal reasons. When ATDB receive one of these requests it is in good faith to the operator to comply to the req...
by MMTB Busnut
Mon May 20, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2013
Replies: 299
Views: 23052

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2013

Passing Volgren on way to BCSV meeting we saw new bus for Seaford - Volvo 1022
Volvo B7R - 1022
Volvo B7R - 1022
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by MMTB Busnut
Tue May 14, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2013
Replies: 299
Views: 23052

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news January - June 2013

To all interested FOAMERS, IBS bus 858 going on it's maiden route service voyage today. (was only delivered late 2012) :oops:
Be around Ringwood this afternoon, doing 670s, until final trip 679. :wink:
by MMTB Busnut
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012
Replies: 525
Views: 34955

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012

Designlines bodywork tend to ride pretty rough. I've heard of drivers coming up with the most lame excuses not to drive one. When I moved 858 for the photoshoot dreaded memories of the MAN Designlines came back. Tight cramped drivers cabin, un-reliable door operation, Silly flimsy safety screen. Bu...
by MMTB Busnut
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012
Replies: 525
Views: 34955

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012

Latest bus in Lilydale.
Designline Scania K280 City Bus SLF YS2K4X20002875823 - 9123AO, 858.
Designline Scania 858.
Designline Scania 858.
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by MMTB Busnut
Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012
Replies: 525
Views: 34955

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012

Judging by the roster for the Christmas bus, it makes an appearance on Lilydale routes twice, and both times the drivers which are rostered for the respective shifts, will be on stand by, while the Christmas bus does it's thing, I'm assuming Mercedes will be driving as the shift it's on is 670's an...
by MMTB Busnut
Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012
Replies: 525
Views: 34955

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012

I guess you all would like to see a pic of the Scania Designline. :roll:
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by MMTB Busnut
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012
Replies: 525
Views: 34955

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012

What an excellent idea it was to incorporate a big V on the side of the buses..... :roll: What V.jpg As I said when the new livery was reveiled, it will get covered by advertising. Seriously, I would not have any stripes or logos in between the wheels, just at the ends. Cheaper to decal and that ar...
by MMTB Busnut
Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Chapter closes on Reservoir
Replies: 7
Views: 2184

Re: Chapter closes on Reservoir

So glad the BCSV did a depot visit earlier this year it was great to visit prior to another company disapearing, great pics Craig.
by MMTB Busnut
Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012
Replies: 525
Views: 34955

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012

1003 or 1004 (not sure which) was zooming along down Middleborough Rd today, with "front" on the desto.. I have to admit I felt a tad embarrassed to see it.. :oops: ..and wondered what some of the regulars on Rte 733 would make of this exotic destination... The "waterfront", p'raps? :P Did you see ...
by MMTB Busnut
Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012
Replies: 525
Views: 34955

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012

All Grenda low floors that are getting the side advertsing frames are getting there Grenda logos removed like this on 286 http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g199/cardiniatransit/IMG_1683.jpg Would have been nice if they did that to the Invicta ones. All the logos and names have had the boarders just...
by MMTB Busnut
Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012
Replies: 525
Views: 34955

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012

CB80 wrote:Are there any buses from Belgrave to Tesselaars?
No special buses from Belgrave, just standard weekend 663 service.
Saturday - http://tt.ptv.vic.gov.au/tt/XSLT_TTB_REQUEST
Sunday - http://tt.ptv.vic.gov.au/tt/XSLT_TTB_REQUEST
by MMTB Busnut
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012
Replies: 525
Views: 34955

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012

Saw an old ex Ventura Leyland Tiger of 1984 vintage (ex 104) as a camper in Marysville today, rego was SOM (did not get a good look at the plates as I was driving). Also saw some Invicta artics doing the shuttles to the Tulip festival. 730, 733 & 842 were doing the duties. Next weekend they will al...
by MMTB Busnut
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012
Replies: 525
Views: 34955

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012

I don't think most will disagree with you at all, Mr Mercedes. You just have to remember that I'm an old bloke, hence I am rather old-fashioned and staid in my ways.. :wink: I know heaps of people hate change and it affects them in weird ways but its progress cant live in the past forever (yeah I k...
by MMTB Busnut
Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012
Replies: 525
Views: 34955

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012

Hi, the 3 allocated to Doncaster 994,995 & 996 have an additional fleet number on the front just under the windscreen which none of the others have Cheers Venturatiger Interesting, as it was in a memo that no buses are to have any additional numbers put on them. As we at another depot made a reques...
by MMTB Busnut
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012
Replies: 525
Views: 34955

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012

Thanks Peter. Yeah I've had someone else say the same thing. I had assumed it was a requirement anywhere, until I saw MMTB Busnut's post which implied that it was something that only the Grenda group do, which did surprise me but I didn't have reason to doubt it since I'm not much of a bus nut lol....
by MMTB Busnut
Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012
Replies: 525
Views: 34955

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012

DART bus 969 has also had an LCD screen installed for advertising. Just a question to the Melb. drivers - how dangerous is it for a bus to be traveling around in service with its engine hatch wide open?(saw it a few weeks ago at night, it does have to do with this company, i did report to my driver...
by MMTB Busnut
Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012
Replies: 525
Views: 34955

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012

I find that hard to believe , when they can get a blue, red & yellow or plain yellow, so whats another colour to add to the mix (Venturatiger) BlueDART wrote: Because Eastrans(the other company with white buses) shares the same bus stop at the swanston/lonsdale st bus stop. Although I do agree ther...
by MMTB Busnut
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012
Replies: 525
Views: 34955

Re: Ventura/Grenda Group news July - December 2012

The feedback I have been getting from drivers from the latest buses that Invicta have has been very positive, they are most impressed with the voith transmission installed in them, they are far more responsive than the ZF and a far smoother change though the gears. 8)

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