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by Herbert
Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Rare Beasts: Guy underfloors in Australia
Replies: 58
Views: 19519

The Perth Guy half-cabs had a home-made quadrant, made in their WAGT days to distinguish them from manually-geared buses.

There were two other Guy Arabs (half-cabs) from Coogee-Spearwood Bus Co. These were crash box.
by Herbert
Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Rare Beasts: Guy underfloors in Australia
Replies: 58
Views: 19519

It is just a coincidence that this thread has come up again today? Perth's only Guy underfloor, 308 (ex-WA Govt Tramways 135), was another rare beast that got scrapped! Unfortunately at the time it was well beyond the means of the Perth bus preservation movement to rescue this bus. After further use...
by Herbert
Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: Buy / Swap / Sell
Topic: Buses on eBay.... Various
Replies: 19
Views: 6167

MAN_LOVER wrote:AEC Swift ... Chassis number 5P5R103369
746

PS This would appear to contradict the Fleetlist!
by Herbert
Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Who do you know?
Replies: 713
Views: 251861

Not a very impressive list (but then again, its certainly longer than the list of people I've slept with)... actually BusCarl Dennis96 Fleabag Guy_Arab jaso32 metrobusuqb panther998 PathTransit perthbus PoweredByCNG renaultartic tbc1983 The Bell Tower Although he's never posted a message on the boar...
by Herbert
Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:28 am
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Busabout Renault
Replies: 46
Views: 5813

I think the branding of the demonstrator as a MACK was purely Renault trying to capitalise on that well known marque's market position. Going through some old Rattlers for the period concerned, it is interesting to note that . both prior to the demonstrator's arrival and during its stay in Perth, it...
by Herbert
Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Busabout Renault
Replies: 46
Views: 5813

In September 1985 the French Government admitted on television that agents of the French secret service had sunk the Rainbow Warrior.
by Herbert
Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Busabout Renault
Replies: 46
Views: 5813

1. the order was placed in 1985 before the bombing was attributed to France (placing the ACT Govt in the same position as when the .3s came along) Sorry to say, but that one won't hold water! (excuse the pun) The prototype Renault entered service as ACTION 672 in the very same month as the Rainbow ...
by Herbert
Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Busabout Renault
Replies: 46
Views: 5813

Still on the hunt for info to solve your question, ajw373.
Stumbled across this pre-production drawing of a Perth Renault. Note the badges!

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On the real things, the rear badges were situated above the rear window.
by Herbert
Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:07 am
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Busabout Renault
Replies: 46
Views: 5813

I thought I once read that Porters/Bolton assembled them for WA My search for into has been unsuccessful to shed light on this. Certainly J W Bolton and Howard Porter bodied the Renaults. What I did find, however, was reference to chassis nos VF6PS08A200000079 & 80 being dismantled for spares thoug...
by Herbert
Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Busabout Renault
Replies: 46
Views: 5813

Moi? May I point you in the direction of the article I wrote in the May edition of Rattler (magazine of the Bus Preservation Society of WA) celebrating 20 years since the arrival of the Renault demonstrator: http://www.busaustralia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6486&highlight=pr100r In particular: With...
by Herbert
Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:13 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: 1054 and 1055
Replies: 21
Views: 2572

The Busport is not the best place to photograph buses, but this was the only occasion I've managed to photograph one of them. Taken 11.11.2004. <img src="http://perthbus.info/TP1055-20041111A.JPG"> At that time it was driven daily by Swan's Busport Supervisor on only a couple of peak-hour runs. When...
by Herbert
Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: MTT and the Leyland National
Replies: 16
Views: 2153

MTT 11 was the Leyland National - 10951/2R model - which means it was 10.9m in length with a Leyland 510 motor. Originally it had a 5sp gearbox that could be driven automatically, but after its first overhaul this was replaced with a more typical (for Perth) 4sp Wilson box, though it retained the or...
by Herbert
Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What Bus / Coach Did You Ride In Today?
Replies: 1800
Views: 106076

Herbie's on Holidays, so today I caught a Merc O303 from Kuala Lumpur up to the Genting Highlands.
by Herbert
Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:56 am
Forum: Buy / Swap / Sell
Topic: Buses on eBay.... Various
Replies: 19
Views: 6167

The "Royal Tiger" (ie Worldmaster) is ex-Perth MTT 580 - and was the last of a very long line of Worldmasters to enter service with the MTT.
by Herbert
Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:07 am
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: AEC Regal VIs - Perth style
Replies: 22
Views: 5075

Here's a Bruce Harris pic of it in service with the MTT (no 436) in 1980:

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by Herbert
Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:54 am
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: AEC Regal VIs - Perth style
Replies: 22
Views: 5075

Thanks Swifty for the picture - the quality is fine considering its of one of my old favourite types of buses! Whilst this is definitely an ex-Perth AEC Regal VI, it is from the second batch which were two-door and featured a drop-end chassis. You can just make out that the last window is slightly l...
by Herbert
Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:33 am
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Rare Beasts: Guy underfloors in Australia
Replies: 58
Views: 19519

More WAGR Guy Victories

Dennis96 photo taken at East Perth in November 1971:

<img src="http://perthbus.info/GUY_VICTORY/WAGRRS-011.JPG">

Interesting to note that each of them is missing a headlight!
by Herbert
Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:30 am
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: AEC Regal VIs - Perth style
Replies: 22
Views: 5075

If it was owned by Smiths of Moruya (MO8668) then it is ex-MTT 436 (air-change Leyland Worldmaster new in December 1961).
by Herbert
Fri Jun 10, 2005 12:44 am
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: AEC Regal VIs - Perth style
Replies: 22
Views: 5075

AEC Regal VIs - Perth style

In the early 1960s AEC released an export-only underfloor-engined chassis called the Regal VI, featuring the AH590 engine & epicyclic gearbox. The very first chassis, no 001, entered service in Perth as MTT 500 in October 1962. Perth took delivery of 75 (500-519, single door; 600-654, 2-door). The l...
by Herbert
Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Rare Beasts: Guy underfloors in Australia
Replies: 58
Views: 19519

A couple of pictures of WAGR Road Services Guy Victories.

From Guy_Arab's collection:
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From Chris Sellick's collection:
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by Herbert
Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:52 pm
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Daimler Roadliner SRC6 - MTT Perth style
Replies: 36
Views: 44971

Here's some figures on Daimler Roadliners for those (like me) who are statistically minded: Only 351 Roadliners were built. Most had Cummins V6 engines, the exceptions being: 2 prototypes chassis with Daimler engines; 1 prototype and 27 chassis for Pretoria with Leyland engines; 33 with Perkins V8 e...
by Herbert
Wed Jun 01, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Daimler Roadliner SRC6 - MTT Perth style
Replies: 36
Views: 44971

Daimler Roadliner SRC6 - MTT Perth style

Although used briefly on a Hino Rainbow during the late 1980s, to WA enthusiasts No 10 is synonymous with Perth's sole Daimler Roadliner. The body on No 10 was commenced by the MTT and finished by Boltons, and entered service in September 1967, stationed at Perth's Daimler mecca, Trigg Depot. It was...
by Herbert
Tue May 31, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: Australian Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc - ARCHIVE
Topic: Rare Beasts: Guy underfloors in Australia
Replies: 58
Views: 19519

I was hoping you'd be able to tell me that!!
by Herbert
Mon May 02, 2005 1:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Old MAN artic
Replies: 18
Views: 3167

Re: PERTH MTT 12

Herbert 007 will post a piccie soon Dennis96's magnificent shots of MTT No 12 can be view here: http://www.busaustralia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6501 Voith D851.2 in place of the 2-speed, 2-stage ZF My records state the original gearbox as being Voith 506-380J/BR 2sp torque converter rather than b...

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