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by 943KHA
17:52 Wednesday 30th January 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Ledbury services.
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Ledbury services.

Nearly did exactly the same in Ledbury in 1989 driving the D10 (4943) on our way to Swansea because some prat had parked badly. Don't think I'd have been too popular if I had piled our prize possession! It was an entertaining long weekend in which we took the D10, CM6, RCL2219, our 1930's Leyland Fi...
by 943KHA
22:59 Sunday 9th December 2018
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Random Photos from the Back of the Shed
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: Random Photos from the Back of the Shed

No wonder you disappeared of the radar for so long today taking photographs. Hope that you enjoyed your driver assessment session today in 5956 and didn't find it so different to the modern 'stuff'. S23's are very forgiving so it'll be an RCL next time and then to sort your redundant left foot out p...
by 943KHA
19:30 Friday 31st August 2018
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Transport Museum Wythall 27 August 2018 pt. 2
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

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: 1280

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: 6494

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: 2494

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: 2586

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: 3294

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: 3294

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: 4376

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...

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