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Looking for Adelaide trolleybus specs & photos

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:48 pm
by kamnet
Hello! I am currently researching trolleybuses for an upcoming expansion for the free video game OpenTTD. I am currently looking for photos and information about the buses on the Adelaide system - weight, motor power and make/model, length, width, height, number of seats + max load for passengers. Usually I don't have a lot of problems finding these details but public information for Australian trolleybuses appears to be sparse.

Re: Looking for Adelaide trolleybus specs & photos

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:20 pm
by Tim Williams
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 days.

Best wishes, Tim Williams.

Re: Looking for Adelaide trolleybus specs & photos

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:48 pm
by kamnet
Tim Williams wrote: Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:20 pm 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 days.

Best wishes, Tim Williams.
Thank you! Please contact me kamnet@gmail.com.

Re: Looking for Adelaide trolleybus specs & photos

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:53 pm
by boronia
There have been quite a few books written about Adelaide's transport history over the years. Your state library would have copies of them.

The tram museum at St Kilda would probably have information.

Re: Looking for Adelaide trolleybus specs & photos

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:02 pm
by Tim Williams
I will scan some stuff over the weekend

Re: Looking for Adelaide trolleybus specs & photos

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:06 pm
by kamnet
boronia wrote: Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:53 pm There have been quite a few books written about Adelaide's transport history over the years. Your state library would have copies of them.

The tram museum at St Kilda would probably have information.
I've contacted the museum, at this time they do not have anybody on staff who can assist me.

As for state libraries, I live in the United States. I did check to see if possibly some within a day's drive would have any of Ian Cooper's books, but none do. I did happen to see if any booksellers in Australia had any in stock, I couldn't find any verifiable stocks, but most listings wanted $60-$80 + shipping to US, which is way out of my affordable range.

Re: Looking for Adelaide trolleybus specs & photos

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:06 pm
by Tim Williams
My email to you will not deliver - could you please confirm that your email address is kamnet@gmail.com.

Re: Looking for Adelaide trolleybus specs & photos

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:24 pm
by kamnet
Tim Williams wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:06 pm My email to you will not deliver - could you please confirm that your email address is kamnet@gmail.com.
Thank you so much for your help! :) My project is slowly advancing forward.