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by rodd.hood
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: 1987 DENNING MAJESTIC MID MOUNT CHASSIS AND BODY
Replies: 2
Views: 1859

1987 DENNING MAJESTIC MID MOUNT CHASSIS AND BODY

Looking for the only 1987 Denning bodied Denning mid mount 671T chassis as delivered to DELUXE.It was purchased by Barts after the demise of Deluxe,then Magors SA then onsold to a person in WA.Does anyone know of its where it is?I want to buy it.
by rodd.hood
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Casino 99/Kings/Palmer's:fleet photos.
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: Casino 99/Kings/Palmer's:fleet photos.

I came up with the original paint scheme which we used by us at Denning for 3 show coaches in 1987.The red striped coach was used on a std screen Landseer, green stripes for the Hi Screen model and blue stripes for the Hi Deck model. We sold Casino 99 the show coach with red stripes and that's how i...
by rodd.hood
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Introducing Landseer
Replies: 7
Views: 3043

Re: Introducing Landseer

Hi
Would be very interested to borrow or purchase the tape so I can put on a DVD. My business BCSA is located at Yatala QLD are you nearby?
by rodd.hood
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Australia Bus Tie Bars:where to buy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Re: Australia Bus Tie Bars:where to buy?

A.J Parkes in Brisbane that was the company that made the tie bars for us at Denning
by rodd.hood
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Kempsey Bus Crash - Rare Video Footage
Replies: 11
Views: 8874

Re: Kempsey Bus Crash - Rare Video Footage

Hi Rustbucket
Both coaches were destroyed along with the Vin no's due to the sensitivity to all the people that had died in the accident.
by rodd.hood
Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Denning buses and coaches:a history in photos.Part 1.
Replies: 113
Views: 92836

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

Digressing from Dennings a little. Rodd, what was the exact story behind these five coaches? What was the brief from Deluxe? Admins, feel free to move this one if you like. Rodd Hood said. Deluxe wanted a coach that did not require large seating capacity to run on particular lightly loaded long dis...
by rodd.hood
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Old time 3 axle coach
Replies: 0
Views: 769

Old time 3 axle coach

Does anyone know the history behind Dysons 3 axle coach?
by rodd.hood
Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Denning buses and coaches:a history in photos.Part 1.
Replies: 113
Views: 92836

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

why did you stay? :oops: :roll: It is called a mortgage! Seriously I hoped that they would come to their senses,that did'nt happen however I did leave in Sept 1993 and moved to Motorcoach where alot of our customers followed ie: McCaffertys etc as we gave the customer what they wanted.Below is a ph...
by rodd.hood
Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Denning buses and coaches:a history in photos.Part 1.
Replies: 113
Views: 92836

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

Roberts also purchased from us a Leyland Tiger 3 axle with a Denning body in 1986 and later on an Austral LRP Tourmaster around 1991 and an Austral Hi Deck around 1990.Do you have any photos of those coaches. Was the Leyland a Majestic body? The same one that was featured in "Truck & Bus" when new?...
by rodd.hood
Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Denning buses and coaches:a history in photos.Part 1.
Replies: 113
Views: 92836

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

Roberts also purchased from us a Leyland Tiger 3 axle with a Denning body in 1986 and later on an Austral LRP Tourmaster around 1991 and an Austral Hi Deck around 1990.Do you have any photos of those coaches.
by rodd.hood
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: A little bit of Sunshine Coast Coaches hidden treasures
Replies: 3
Views: 3790

A little bit of Sunshine Coast Coaches hidden treasures

Not to many people were lucky enough to enjoy Alastairs hobby of collecting old buses and trucks fortunately I was one of them. I can always remember visiting his depot when Alastair would take you down to the shed at the back of the depot were new acquisitions were being refurbished without his wif...
by rodd.hood
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Photos - Brisbane/Qld
Topic: BCC 221 when new
Replies: 2
Views: 2314

BCC 221 when new

Found an old photo of BCC Fleet no 221 on display at the Sydney Bus Show at Warwick Farm 1990 just after JRA purchased Austral and Denning relocated to Austral's Geebung premises. All except 1 of the staff pictured were originally from Denning. L to R.Rodd Hood, Colin Thompson (Austral),Bob Pennell,...
by rodd.hood
Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Before and After
Replies: 0
Views: 725

Before and After

Attached are 2 photos of a 1991 Austral Tourmaster Hi Deck that was a show coach on display at Warwick Farm Racecourse then onsold to Northliner Express in Keri Keri NZ.The only fully built up Austral Hi Deck exported to NZ from new.Originally built with 48 pax and a toilet,then converted at Coachwo...
by rodd.hood
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: DENNING DUAL TAG COACHES
Replies: 37
Views: 11076

Re: DENNING DUAL TAG COACHES

Hi Kevin Only the 6 Deluxe Landseer Hi Decks had Dual tyred lazys with 6V92TA DDEC engines. There were only 3 single tyred Landseer Hi Decks ever built with 6V92TA DDEC engines, one was the Pink striped Hi Deck show coach in previous photos that had a single tyred lazy that was sold to Coachtrans QL...
by rodd.hood
Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Denning buses and coaches:a history in photos.Part 1.
Replies: 113
Views: 92836

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

Denning had always carried out refurbishing or accident repairs at Acacia Ridge.Evan Isaacs was the worksop manager that looked after all after sales repairs.When Denning moved to Geebung in around 1991 Evan left and started Coachworks QLD at the rear of the Denning main plant and is still there tod...
by rodd.hood
Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: DENNING DUAL TAG COACHES
Replies: 37
Views: 11076

Re: DENNING DUAL TAG COACHES

It has been a few years now so my memory does fade sometimes,the Hi Screen in the photo on route to the Sydney show was never delivered to Skennars it was sold to another operator.Long story.Yes you are correct that Skennars only purchased one only 6V92TA Landseer as per your photo.
by rodd.hood
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Denning buses and coaches:a history in photos.Part 1.
Replies: 113
Views: 92836

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

Attached are 2 photos one on the way to the Sydney Show with the R & D coach Job no 1151 and one cleaned up on display.You can see the centre door on the off side in the 2nd photo.This R & D unit also had wider mounted air bags on the drive to assist in stability but never became a std feature.The o...
by rodd.hood
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Denning buses and coaches:a history in photos.Part 1.
Replies: 113
Views: 92836

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

Attached are photos of the 1986 Denning Landseer that was displayed along wiith the Denning Team at the 1986 Bus Show at Warwick Farm.Unfortunately 3 of them are no longer with us. This coach was sold to Australian Kakadu Tours in Darwin by Glen Miller.It had a 6V92TA mechanical engine,6sp overdrive...
by rodd.hood
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Brisbane / QLD
Topic: Repatriated coaches
Replies: 9
Views: 2558

Re: Repatriated coaches

Noel wrote:Hi

If you are referring to the Scania K124s with Autobus bodies, they are with Brisbane Bus Lines.

Shot attached of one of the two.

Noel
2001 models prior to leaving NZ to Brisbane Bus Lines. Note the super single tyre fitted to the tag to comply with NZ's out dated axle constraints.
by rodd.hood
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: DENNING DUAL TAG COACHES
Replies: 37
Views: 11076

Re: DENNING DUAL TAG COACHES

A couple more from Dual tyred Landseers in 1985.The Blue Ribbon 8V92TA 6sp Spicer was taken in front of Wanless's house at Sunnybank Brisbane and the Skennars 327 PMQ just down the road both on the day of delivery.Note on the Skennars 8V92TA 5sp Fuller unit it was fitted with a Thermo King Independe...
by rodd.hood
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: DENNING DUAL TAG COACHES
Replies: 37
Views: 11076

Re: DENNING DUAL TAG COACHES

Never seen a Denning rear engine bogie drive To my mind there is not enought overhang lenght even with a 6 inch (150mm) tail shatf and 10 foot (3.7 m) rear overhang limit of that build time. Stand to be corected and would love to see the specs Rod Hood may know of any in this set up All Mono Denair...
by rodd.hood
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Denning buses and coaches:a history in photos.Part 1.
Replies: 113
Views: 92836

Re: Denning buses and coaches:assorted photos.

1983 V.I.P. got the first Landseer (The Horse float /looked at a corner and fell over like a mono used to0 ) rear engine - front radiator, they built some test units, Richmond Coaches got the first proto type single wheel tag Briscoes? got the dual tag prototype VIP took delivery of 1030 the first ...
by rodd.hood
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Denning buses and coaches:a history in photos.Part 1.
Replies: 113
Views: 92836

Re: Denning buses and coaches:assorted photos.

In the advert third picture down on previous Page 1 for the prototype coach, it lists the salesmen for Denning. I could be wrong but I believe Dick White is the young driver in the shot posted later on with the Greyhound following behind. No the driver is the chief engineer at Denning Len Bishop. T...
by rodd.hood
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Photos - General/Miscellaneous/Various
Topic: Denning buses and coaches:a history in photos.Part 1.
Replies: 113
Views: 92836

Re: Denning buses and coaches:assorted photos.

Does anybody know who bought the bus show landseer and does anyone have a photo of it in action? Attached is a photo of the 1986/87 Denning Landseer R & D Landseer in action. Job no 1151.It was built with a 7sp ZF syncro box and the first 6V92 DEEC 1 engine fitted to a coach rated at 300hp fitted w...
by rodd.hood
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: 1991 Denning Landseer chassis sold to NZ
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

1991 Denning Landseer chassis sold to NZ

The year was 1991 and this was the only Denning Landseer ever sold as a chassis.I am just about to the leave the Geebung factory to drive it to Brisbane wharf to load onto the boat. With only a light tare weight a 3rd gear start off was a breeze and then a skip to 5th. The chassis was then bodied by...

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