FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

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Matt
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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by Matt » 18:52 Tuesday 5th November 2019

Mechwr26 wrote:
17:19 Monday 4th November 2019
53062 is off the road as the floors are rotten on it
That doesn’t sound good, is it fixable/worth fixing or will it be consigned to the corner of the patch and a donor of parts? :o

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by willr7 » 21:13 Tuesday 5th November 2019

Matt wrote:
18:52 Tuesday 5th November 2019
Mechwr26 wrote:
17:19 Monday 4th November 2019
53062 is off the road as the floors are rotten on it
That doesn’t sound good, is it fixable/worth fixing or will it be consigned to the corner of the patch and a donor of parts? :o
No it doesn't! :shock:

The Solo's must be keeping you busy as it appears 53802 is off the road again! :o

I think we needed those two 14 plate Solo's from Bath! :cry:

Mechwr26
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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by Mechwr26 » 02:32 Wednesday 6th November 2019

53062 is in the queue to be done but the bodyshop guys have been a bit short staffed and busy sorting out quite a bit of accident damage. They've also been busy sorting out the older Citaros that are needing mot testing.
53802 has a random electrical fault that seems to normally happen when it gets to the wrong side of the Malvern Hills and we have no diagnostic kit anymore to help us pinpoint the problem.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 08:21 Thursday 7th November 2019

Mechwr26 wrote:
02:32 Wednesday 6th November 2019
...we have no diagnostic kit anymore to help us pinpoint the problem.
Group not paying the licence fee again?

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by Mechwr26 » 00:18 Monday 11th November 2019

AdamH wrote:
08:21 Thursday 7th November 2019
Mechwr26 wrote:
02:32 Wednesday 6th November 2019
...we have no diagnostic kit anymore to help us pinpoint the problem.
Group not paying the licence fee again?
We have lots of kit but group policy is that we now only use Jaltest diagnostic thingy. It's a good bit of equipment but its fairly limited in what it can do.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by willr7 » 20:25 Tuesday 12th November 2019

It is rumored that as well as the 44 a "few other routes" are to receive branding too.

Can anyone confirm or add to this? :?:

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by willr7 » 18:03 Wednesday 20th November 2019

Spotted 63365 (SM65 WMK) on 44 in Powick today. The Malvern’s branding has been removed (but not replaced with anything yet) I guess it will receive Worcester city logos like 63356 has.

This means there are now only 3 StreetDecks & 3 StreetLites with the Malvern’s logos. This has obviously been done due to the reduction in PVR on the 44 since the October cuts. So I guess the PVR for the 44 is now 6, or less?

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by marck » 10:59 Thursday 21st November 2019

willr7 wrote:
18:03 Wednesday 20th November 2019
Spotted 63365 (SM65 WMK) on 44 in Powick today. The Malvern’s branding has been removed (but not replaced with anything yet) I guess it will receive Worcester city logos like 63356 has.

This means there are now only 3 StreetDecks & 3 StreetLites with the Malvern’s logos. This has obviously been done due to the reduction in PVR on the 44 since the October cuts. So I guess the PVR for the 44 is now 6, or less?
I just noticed the First logo has disappeared too!

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