FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 12:04 Wednesday 12th September 2018

66699 is in service today. I didn’t even know it was back from the paint shop, but I caught a 332 into work this morning and it was the bus that turned up for me. Surprisingly full too, for a journey about to get the axe. 😒

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 11:28 Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Just spotted 53207 in Urban2 livery with Worcester branding being driven by an engineer.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by DD12 » 12:17 Wednesday 3rd October 2018

AdamH wrote:
11:28 Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Just spotted 53207 in Urban2 livery with Worcester branding being driven by an engineer.
That's interesting -- I expected it to have Village Links branding.

Now that the DRIVERS rota for the Herefs. work is mixed-in with Upton and Pershore and 44s, and some city work, - does that mean that the more of the Herefs. VEHICLE workings are mixed-in, in similar fashion ? -- it would be interesting to compare the latest (mon-fri) bus graph to the one Adam provided for us last October !

(I know that SIZE of vehicles is important on some Herefs. workings).

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by willr7 » 17:47 Wednesday 3rd October 2018

AdamH wrote:
11:28 Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Just spotted 53207 in Urban2 livery with Worcester branding being driven by an engineer.
It's a shame it has not been fitted with the new "Worcester City" logos like the freshly painted Centro's have been!

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by marck » 16:12 Friday 22nd March 2019

I know this might of been asked before but I'll ask just in case it hasn't - are the tridents (33401-5) getting the urban 2 fuscia front look?

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by willr7 » 16:56 Friday 22nd March 2019

marck wrote:
16:12 Friday 22nd March 2019
I know this might of been asked before but I'll ask just in case it hasn't - are the tridents (33401-5) getting the urban 2 fuscia front look?
I don’t have an official answer, but given there age I doubt they will see a repaint - but you never know...

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by marck » 19:02 Friday 22nd March 2019

Thanks

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by DD12 » 19:08 Friday 22nd March 2019

marck wrote:
16:12 Friday 22nd March 2019
I know this might of been asked before but I'll ask just in case it hasn't - are the tridents (33401-5) getting the urban 2 fuscia front look?
I'd love to see them get a repaint and a retrim -- -- they won't be 15 years old until November, and First issued an edict that all DDs should do 17 years (I believe).

They also do quite a lot of public service around Worcestershire (in addition to schools), so I think they deserve a repaint -- -- they were kept very smart for 7 or more years, but not now -- -- the rear of 33402 looked very grubby the other day.

All of the 54-reg Volvo 'deckers at Potteries have been repainted, so it is possible.

I would like to preserve one -- IE: win the lottery before they are all scrapped !!

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by willr7 » 21:10 Friday 22nd March 2019

That’s a good point, I forgot about Potteries 54 plates! I would imagine our 54 plates will last at least another 3 years as our 51 plates are still in service (except 33043) and they are around 3 years older.
It’s a shame they haven’t been repainted already as it would seem slightly too late if they were to do them now...

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by bmmoboy » 21:39 Friday 22nd March 2019

33043 is in the bodyshop at the moment. It is supposed to have some soldering done, on what I don't know, before being collected by someone from Manchester. I believe it is destined for a college of some description, but I don't think I'll volunteer to drive it there, as the last time I had it, it sounded terrible and appeared to be on its last legs. I will be sorry to see it go however.

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