DD12 Revival

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Re: DD12 Revival

Post by DD12 » 20:36 Sunday 3rd June 2018

bmmoboy wrote:
21:20 Thursday 31st May 2018
There seems to be some action on 6015 - the front offside wheel is off and it looks like some attention to the brakes is being undertaken - I will try and find out more details tomorrow.
As an aside, there is a Job Swap initiative at First Bus, and one of the things was for a driver to become an engineer for the day, and an engineer to shadow a driver for a day. Guess who won the draw to be a temporary engineer - ME!!
I will see if I can have a look at 6015 and find out what needs doing.
Don't know yet when I will be in the garage for a day - it just depends when they get my size 10 hob nail boots and Guantanamo Bay orange overalls!!!!!
Interesting stuff, thanks bmmoboy ! -

I feel a bit guilty that I haven't offered to do any work on 6015, but I don't have the relevant skills, and I'm sure if someone told me to "undo that nut", or "unscrew that screw", I would (despite my best efforts) end up with a stripped thread, or worse !

- Even just cleaning, I would need to be very confident that I had got the right materials and instructions, so as to avoid doing any damage. :oops:

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Re: DD12 Revival

Post by AdamH » 19:41 Tuesday 5th June 2018

A rare moment today when there isn't something obstructing the view...
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Re: DD12 Revival

Post by DD12 » 20:51 Tuesday 5th June 2018

Great photo, thanks Adam - -

- a floating DD12 - - bus of the future !!

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Re: DD12 Revival

Post by AdamH » 21:20 Saturday 27th October 2018

This photo was taken two weeks ago but I forgot to post it. Engineers working on 6015, which is having the hubs and brakes overhauled. You can also see the freshly painted wheels which went back to the Museum for refurbishment and fresh tyres.

If you look closely you can see the rear offside window on the lower deck has been removed. This is to provide a sample window rubber, and when a match can be found the whole lot will be replaced.
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Re: DD12 Revival

Post by DD12 » 23:11 Saturday 27th October 2018

Thanks very much Adam for the update and photo.

Coincidentally, I've just received the November newsletter from the Transport Museum, Wythall, which confirms your report -- -- the window rubbers alone will cost £1,000 !!

I've recently been to the museum and met Lloyd Penfold who is working on a Fleetline of similar age to 6015.

The dedication, and various skills, of these guys at the museum, is VERY impressive, and it makes me ashamed that I cannot be more reliably useful and practical.

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Re: DD12 Revival

Post by DD12 » 10:46 Sunday 28th October 2018

…. I forgot to add that I am also very grateful to the guys at First Worcester for the work they've done on 6015 ….
..... MANY THANKS !!

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6015

Post by bmmoboy » 22:29 Monday 5th November 2018

6015 has been reunited with its wheels today - hopefully it will be able to move soon

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Re: DD12 Revival

Post by AdamH » 19:55 Tuesday 6th November 2018

Look... wheels! 😲
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Re: DD12 Revival

Post by AdamH » 14:32 Wednesday 7th November 2018

Not only are there wheels on the bus, but it appears they go round and round. 6015 has been out today under its own power, and is now parked over a pit in the main engineering section.

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Re: DD12 Revival

Post by AdamH » 19:12 Wednesday 7th November 2018

It's now back in its normal spot for the night, but here's a photo from it's brief excursion today.
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