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by 943KHA
08:57 Tuesday 31st October 2017
Forum: Preservation
Topic: DD12 Revival
Replies: 29
Views: 1079

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:
by 943KHA
19:23 Saturday 28th October 2017
Forum: Preservation
Topic: DD12 Revival
Replies: 29
Views: 1079

Re: DD12 Revival

The best things in life are worth waiting for.... The current plan is that Rogers Rescue will be collecting 6015 from Wythall on Tuesday 31st October but this will be confirmed on Monday. I spent today removing a halfshaft (for towing), finding 5 outriggers and four pairs of brake shoes (not forgett...
by 943KHA
21:49 Friday 13th October 2017
Forum: Preservation
Topic: DD12 Revival
Replies: 29
Views: 1079

Re: DD12 Revival

Thanks Adam H for the photo, think I should have gone into 'makeup' first!
by 943KHA
19:35 Friday 13th October 2017
Forum: Preservation
Topic: DD12 Revival
Replies: 29
Views: 1079

Re: DD12 Revival

Adam, I was just about to write something similar on behalf of the Museum. Yes, it's all true regarding what you have said. I am pleased that First are taking this bus into its care for restoration works. Whilst from the exterior it looks very presentable beneath the skin it is not so healthy! As we...
by 943KHA
17:46 Monday 25th September 2017
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Showbus 17 Sept. 2017 part eight.
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Showbus 17 Sept. 2017 part eight.

Thanks DD12, have now worked out that I had two unopened messages! I've replied by email to you. Regarding 5919 it had been in the ownership of of Robin Woodcock in Weymouth until his sad demise this summer. It has now been acquired by LTHT (Leicester Transport Heritage Trust) for continuing preserv...
by 943KHA
04:45 Monday 25th September 2017
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Showbus 17 Sept. 2017 part eight.
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Showbus 17 Sept. 2017 part eight.

Can confer with Tim's notes, as a previous owner of ONN571P; I bought it straight out of service from Trent. With its 'tall' ratio diff' it could get up to 62mph but had a matching thirst! Its 'Wobblebrook' bodywork whilst looking good externally had several underlying defects........
by 943KHA
23:01 Monday 24th July 2017
Forum: Midland "Red" Fleet
Topic: Overhauls and Repaints
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: Overhauls and Repaints

Adam H and DD12 are both correct, two yearly repaints appeared to be the norm in BET days, not so in NBC era when many of us can remember 'poppy pink' livery on D9's in Leicester in their final year or two. The COF principle that was 'agreed' for Midland Red (other operators had different agreements...
by 943KHA
17:39 Monday 17th July 2017
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Wythall 3D Scanning Event Sunday 16 July 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Wythall 3D Scanning Event Sunday 16 July 2017

The D10 is in the sick bay! At present most of the lower saloon is stripped out and being refurbished by Mike Jordan, it also has a severe cylinder block coolant leak requiring either the engine to come out or removal of the nearside floor which given its poor state is probably the best option. Your...
by 943KHA
13:45 Monday 17th July 2017
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Wythall 3D Scanning Event Sunday 16 July 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Wythall 3D Scanning Event Sunday 16 July 2017

DD12. You should have come and introduced yourself to 943KHA, I was about all day, somewhat scruffy as usual! The two D9's in the graveyard are both ex Obsolete Fleet, 5341 and 5360 (which was once a favourite SD bus of mine). Both are in use as stores and have been heavily cannibalised to keep the ...
by 943KHA
10:50 Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Forum: Site News & Updates
Topic: Service Temporarily Suspended
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Re: Service Temporarily Suspended

Midland Red parcel service??

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