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by 943KHA
19:30 Friday 31st August 2018
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Transport Museum Wythall 27 August 2018 pt. 2
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: Transport Museum Wythall 27 August 2018 pt. 2

As one of those who was there virtually from day One and going through all of those photographs I am amazed at how much was achieved in those early days. The very second hand caravan that served as our mess room for those first years (and occasional overnight dosshouse) was very much a health and sa...
by 943KHA
14:15 Thursday 23rd August 2018
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Bus Fest Gaydon 19 August 2018 part six.
Replies: 5
Views: 984

Re: Bus Fest Gaydon 19 August 2018 part six.

Hmmm, a pang of guilt here! As the guardian / maintainer of the BMMO fleet at Wythall I often have the difficult choice of whether to send out several Midland Red's to an event or keep them back at the Museum for people to pay to come and see them, and on Open Days ride on them. We are after all a c...
by 943KHA
22:20 Thursday 31st May 2018
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Public Enquiry
Replies: 33
Views: 5056

Re: Public Enquiry

Having just spent over an hour sat in a very dead (and hot) Diamond 42 this afternoon between Kidderminster and Bromsgrove (outside Parkgate Nurseries) I'm not best pleased with them (neither were the rest of the passengers........).
by 943KHA
23:00 Monday 28th May 2018
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Transport Museum Wythall 28 May 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 2210

Re: Transport Museum Wythall 28 May 2018

Somewhat jealous of Adam having a ride in 234, I often reflect that we should have had a Leopard saloon at Wythall. They do have a tendency to go like 'pooh off a shovel' (and have a delightful exhaust bark). Shame that their steelwork turned to brown powder at a goodly rate (and so did the BMMO own...
by 943KHA
19:40 Thursday 10th May 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Summer Holidays
Replies: 10
Views: 2025

Re: Summer Holidays

Time to get one of the CM6's off the patch outside and run some trips down the M5 / A30 to Cornwall for a day out. Oh, sorry, we (or more accurately our predecessors) bought the best one in August 1975..............Happy Days
by 943KHA
13:45 Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Derelict BMMO vehicles
Replies: 9
Views: 2891

Re: Derelict BMMO vehicles

A typical line up of Nationals, none of them leaning the same way........... When SD had their first allocation they soon learnt to wait for the air suspension to fully level before driving out of the garage where they had been 'feeler gauge' parked the night beforehand!
by 943KHA
22:19 Monday 2nd April 2018
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Derelict BMMO vehicles
Replies: 9
Views: 2891

Re: Derelict BMMO vehicles

If you think that particular National is a little bit 'rough' then you should have seen our ex tyres store National that went to the great scrapyard in the sky just before Easter; we had to suspend lift it at the rear out of its home with the NBB Matador; the crane lift went up but the bus didn't......
by 943KHA
22:15 Monday 2nd April 2018
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Transport Museum, Wythall Sunday 1 April 2018 part two.
Replies: 10
Views: 4003

Re: Transport Museum, Wythall Sunday 1 April 2018 part two.

The seating layout on 4943 is as original and to my knowledge never changed. The 'best seat in the house' was the nearside front giving good forward vision and allowing you to see the driver wrestling with the somewhat ill placed gear lever. 4944 had the same front seat but at the rear would origina...
by 943KHA
09:36 Thursday 30th November 2017
Forum: Preservation
Topic: DD12 Revival
Replies: 61
Views: 22921

Re: DD12 Revival

I always knew that those cardboard stress panels used by Alexander wouldn't be much good :lol: :lol: Anyway my thanks to all those at First in getting 6015 into a much better shape than it was a few weeks ago. Yes, DD12, you are quite correct, a lot of the fleet that resided in the Scania Hall are c...
by 943KHA
08:57 Tuesday 31st October 2017
Forum: Preservation
Topic: DD12 Revival
Replies: 61
Views: 22921

Re: DD12 Revival

My understanding is that Rogers Rescue will be arriving at Wythall to collect it at between 0900 and 10.00 today (Tuesday). Since there are several Fleetlines in the yard this morning I hope they take the right one........ :lol:

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