FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

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AdamH
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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 20:30 Saturday 17th June 2017

More phone pics.

Lots of stuff in the way, but it looks like they've done a good job.
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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by HA08 » 19:29 Sunday 18th June 2017

Have these 3 darts have had their Wifi removed since they've been at Worcester? As at least 42892 & 42894 had stickers on when they were at Potteries but do no longer.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 20:26 Sunday 18th June 2017

I haven't had a chance to drive any of them since their return. Maybe member "Red Midland" can answer that question as he seems to be driving one of them every time I see him.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by DD12 » 21:43 Sunday 18th June 2017

HA08 wrote:
19:29 Sunday 18th June 2017
Have these 3 darts have had their Wifi removed since they've been at Worcester? As at least 42892 & 42894 had stickers on when they were at Potteries but do no longer.
- with a "name" like HA 08, I'm wondering whether our newest member is also our OLDEST !!

IF you don't understand that comment HA, let me know, and I'll explain it. :)

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 06:32 Tuesday 22nd August 2017

67664 is in the body shop this morning for a mini-refurb. Having some of the knocks and bumps ironed out and I'm told they have ordered a new set of "Midland Red" vynals.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by DD12 » 11:13 Tuesday 22nd August 2017

AdamH wrote:
06:32 Tuesday 22nd August 2017
67664 is in the body shop this morning for a mini-refurb. Having some of the knocks and bumps ironed out and I'm told they have ordered a new set of "Midland Red" vynals.
That's great news, as I'm sure lots of forum members will agree !

- I've been meaning to say on here (for a long time) how colourful the "patch" outside WR garage has been in recent years, and with a good variety of vehicles.

As far as I can remember, WR never had any buses with the large-size golden-yellow "Midland Red" (underlined) on the front and back ( - ie: just on the sides) -
There are photos of 6463 and 6466 (Leyland Leopards; class S26) on this website that demonstrate front views of this livery (as worn by 67664) -
- the rear "Midland Red" vinyl was above the rear window, and I think that these buses looked very smart when new.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 11:46 Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Hmmm... just seen 67664 going through the bus station. No vynals have been fitted.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by MattW » 19:45 Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Good to see it getting some paint. Last bus I drove at WR and still a favourite.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 11:09 Thursday 24th August 2017

Yesterday I saw some art work for the new Malvern area route branding which I assume will appear on buses in mid-October when the routes change.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by marck » 11:26 Thursday 24th August 2017

What did you think adam?

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