DD11/12/13 Questions

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DD12
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Re: DD11/12/13 Questions

Post by DD12 » 18:16 Tuesday 29th June 2021

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If one zooms-in a lot, one can see, ( - just about), below the lower-deck rear window, is written (in gold) the seating capacity of the upper and lower decks.

I cannot see the point of putting this on the outside, and I cannot remember seeing this on 6046-55 and 6092-96 when new at Worcester, nor on any other buses at that time --

my guess is that it was an antiquated legal requirement, and that it disappeared during the repaints of 1968+ (?) -- any info anyone ??

ALSO, - I'm very glad that one of the neat, rectangular BMMO badges has survived and been refitted to 6015.
(My guess is these got removed for ease of repaints -?)

AND, - I believe I can remember these being fitted to 6046-55, but I'm not sure about 6092-96 (?)

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Re: DD11/12/13 Questions

Post by bmmoboy » 20:31 Tuesday 29th June 2021

I thought that the badges were only fitted to D11s

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Re: DD11/12/13 Questions

Post by DD12 » 21:05 Tuesday 29th June 2021

bmmoboy wrote:
20:31 Tuesday 29th June 2021
I thought that the badges were only fitted to D11s
Unfortunately the only rear-end photo I have from that period is of 6049 in August 1968, and it's a low-resolution photo in a book, - and although it appears that the badge is probably there, even with a magnifying glass the image is fragmented and disappointing / inconclusive.

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Re: DD11/12/13 Questions

Post by Reddibus » 15:05 Thursday 1st July 2021

A picture of GHA441D in NBC livery at Evesham garage in mid
1970's
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Re: DD11/12/13 Questions

Post by DD12 » 16:45 Thursday 1st July 2021

Thanks Reddibus, - that's the second new photo of 6014 to appear on this forum in the last few months ! (I used to love visiting EM garage !)

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Re: DD11/12/13 Questions

Post by AdamH » 21:22 Thursday 1st July 2021

DD12 wrote:
16:45 Thursday 1st July 2021
I used to love visiting EM garage !
I used to love working there!

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Re: DD11/12/13 Questions

Post by Mechwr26 » 11:08 Sunday 4th July 2021

AdamH wrote:
21:22 Thursday 1st July 2021
DD12 wrote:
16:45 Thursday 1st July 2021
I used to love visiting EM garage !
I used to love working there!
Me too! I spent a lot of time at Evesham when they had no mechanics or covering holidays. Loved it there

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Re: DD11/12/13 Questions

Post by DD12 » 22:01 Sunday 11th July 2021

DD12 wrote:
21:05 Tuesday 29th June 2021
bmmoboy wrote:
20:31 Tuesday 29th June 2021
I thought that the badges were only fitted to D11s
Unfortunately the only rear-end photo I have from that period is of 6049 in August 1968, and it's a low-resolution photo in a book, - and although it appears that the badge is probably there, even with a magnifying glass the image is fragmented and disappointing / inconclusive.
I thought I'd add one of my photos to show that various body makers were still adding a Daimler badge in that same position in the mid 70s.

This is 440 when brand new, at Heath Hayes depot.

(You may need to zoom in)
440 rear end.jpg

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Re: DD11/12/13 Questions

Post by Reddibus » 14:27 Monday 12th July 2021

6168 at Redditch Bus Station
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