FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by MattW » 19:39 Friday 1st September 2017

I see them occasionally out here in the sticks. I keep meaning to make a Saturday foray into Worcester to see them all but I always seemed to be tied up with old cars of late!
I was in Worcester this last Bank Holiday Monday though and there seemed quite a lot of services running.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by DD12 » 17:35 Monday 2nd October 2017

Just drove past 67664, and we were both doing about 30, so I couldnt get a close look at it, - but it looked pretty good with it's Midland Red fleet names restored to the sides and rear.

- That should please some on here ! ;)

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AdamH
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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 19:33 Monday 2nd October 2017

Spotted it in the depot this morning with them fitted. Not sure when they were done because I've been on holiday, but I agree it looks miles better.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 20:16 Thursday 5th October 2017

Reece S wrote:
00:18 Monday 25th September 2017
Was flicking though Facebook yesterday evening and come across some side shots of one of the newly refurbished Volvo B7RLE at Thorntons yard in a two tone green variation of the Urban 2 livery looks really impressive similar greens to those used in the Buses of Somerset livery. Just a shame they couldn't of gone for a modern twist on the MRW Red and Cream instead but still. :roll:
I might be wrong on this bit but from what I can make out on the pictures I have seen the seats have been retrimmed in half leather as the headrests look like light green leather. :mrgreen:
My guess is they may look a little bit like this...
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AdamH
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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 08:28 Friday 27th October 2017

Noted this morning, some buses have had their “First” stickers removed and replaced by “Worcester City” branding. 53062 and 66698 are two I’ve seen already.

Edit: 53061 also.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by willr7 » 10:44 Friday 27th October 2017

AdamH wrote:
08:28 Friday 27th October 2017
Noted this morning, some buses have had their “First” stickers removed and replaced by “Worcester City” branding.
Yes, just seen one of the plaxtons on service 53 with the ‘Worcester city’ branding (I didn’t realise they were going to scrap the First logos!)

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by DD12 » 16:11 Friday 27th October 2017

( ...... not much going-on, is there :D )

- Big improvement compared to the previous graphics (or whatever you want to call them).

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AdamH
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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 20:12 Friday 27th October 2017

Yes, I like them. However I have noticed that because the "city" is in a much lighter typeface it can't be seen from a distance and it makes the "Worcester" look off-centre.

From my observations it looks like all Solos and Volvo Plaxton Centros still in the old Barbie livery have been fitted, so that's 53047/8/50/61/2 and 66695-9. I've not seen any other vehicle type done.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 20:45 Saturday 28th October 2017

AdamH wrote:
20:12 Friday 27th October 2017
...because the "city" is in a much lighter typeface it can't be seen from a distance and it makes the "Worcester" look off-centre...
Take a look at This for an example. You can hardly see the word "city".

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 09:11 Sunday 29th October 2017

53803 seen in Stoke depot this morning with Village Links livery.
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