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

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:08 pm
by Centralian
Here's an image of one of Fellowes Denning Denairs on display at the bus show. Somewhere in my slide collection waiting to be looked at I'm fairly certain I have a few shots of the one off Denning in question on display at the bus show. No promises but I'll see what I can find.

http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-18947

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

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:26 pm
by Centralian
While on Denning, here's an advertisement by Pickles for their auction of the Deluxe fleet of over 100 vehicles. I haven't recorded the date/year, someone may be able to confirm that.
Advertisement for the Pickles auction of the Deluxe fleet.
Advertisement for the Pickles auction of the Deluxe fleet.
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Re: Denning buses and coaches:a history in photos.Part 1.

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:46 pm
by Denv12
Thank you Centralian for your reply and photos.

The Denning of Fellowes shows how similar the concept coach was to those Dennings.I know they had a later model Denning with centre door.

I was working for Deluxe in 1989.They were shut down that year.The fleet would have been up for auction later that year or into 1990.

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

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:24 pm
by Linto63
Deluxe went belly up in 1990, 25th September was a Tuesday that year. 115 coaches must have pretty much been the entire fleet.

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

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:34 pm
by Bedford-29
A few pictures of Fellowes Dennings.Pictures from the Ken Magor collection

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

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:44 am
by Denv12
Thanks for adding the photos Bedford-29.Great collection.I like the Denair TV599. Those centre doors make a difference.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:29 pm
by CCCC
Never seen a centre door in a Denair before.

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

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 5:50 pm
by NT&Beyond
Hi all, we are proud owners of a Denning Coach, (No 712), late of Tasmania,then Kunanurra WA, and now Darwin, for a fit out to Motor Home, here a couple of pics as i drove her home.

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

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:12 am
by CCCC
stevegj52 wrote:
MAXWELLS AEC 4.jpg

Any updates on this resto project.

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

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:24 am
by Denv12
CCCC wrote:
stevegj52 wrote:
MAXWELLS AEC 4.jpg

Any updates on this resto project.
I think all posts for its progress were here:

http://www.busaustralia.com/forum/viewt ... 48&t=76779

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

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:07 pm
by lunchbox
'96 MAN Austral Denning Starliner, model 14.190 HOCLH, with "school" accessories. Originally in service with Westernport Road Lines as NXX656, still in daily service with Sydney Boys High School.

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

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:50 am
by BrazilianBusFan
I know very little about Aussie coaches, but i have to confess that the Denair is just beautiful. What kind of chassis usually equipped these bodies?

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

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:44 pm
by Mr Scania
There was no chassis as such.
The predecessor to the Denair was the Mono, standing for Monocoque, meaning mono constructed or integral.
Usually fitted with a Detroit Diesel engine, Fuller or Spicer gearbox, Eaton or Rockwell Diff with either Eaton or Rockwell brakes.

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

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:04 pm
by LocoLes
Hi Denv12...
Here are some of my Denning coaches photos taken at various Tasmanian locations. I may have already posted one or 2 elsewhere. :)

Loco Les