Visiting Buses at Worcester

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Re: Visiting Buses at Worcester

Post by AdamH » 19:43 Thursday 17th August 2017

A better photo of 31786, taken today now 66305 is not in the way, and the best shot I could get of 31144 which arrived today. I'm told there is quite a lot of work needed on this as both the engine and gearbox are "f***ed". :o
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Re: Visiting Buses at Worcester

Post by DD12 » 17:36 Tuesday 12th September 2017

Just followed 31786 up the London Road -
it was being towed - front jacked-up - behind a recovery truck, and entered the M5 northbound.
SO ! - having been towed all the way down to Worcester, is it going to be towed all the way back to Yorkshire, I wonder ?

- With winds of 75 MPH forecast, I wouldn't want to be in close proximity of that "combo" when it gets to the exposed northern motorways !!

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Re: Visiting Buses at Worcester

Post by AdamH » 17:45 Tuesday 12th September 2017

A number of fixed and working Stoke vehicles have been towed home because they have been out of MOT by the time they are fixed (normally parked up for weeks or months before coming to Worcester). If another broken bus is towed to Worcester, it makes sense to use the tow truck to take a non-MOT bus home rather than run back "empty".

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Re: Visiting Buses at Worcester

Post by DD12 » 21:48 Tuesday 12th September 2017

AdamH wrote:
17:45 Tuesday 12th September 2017
A number of fixed and working Stoke vehicles have been towed home because they have been out of MOT by the time they are fixed (normally parked up for weeks or months before coming to Worcester). If another broken bus is towed to Worcester, it makes sense to use the tow truck to take a non-MOT bus home rather than run back "empty".
Thanks Adam, - I keep on forgetting about that scenario and similar ones, and I have "failed to spot" any of the Stoke buses being towed back :oops:

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Re: Visiting Buses at Worcester

Post by AdamH » 21:07 Thursday 14th September 2017

32052 is back at Worcester today for no other reason than they need to find a parking spot. Should be here for about a week and it's outdoors if anyone wants a photo.

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Re: Visiting Buses at Worcester

Post by AdamH » 18:09 Thursday 6th December 2018

Well this Topic has fallen into disuse since Mechwr26 left. But wait, he's back, and it looks like the visitors are queuing up to see the good doctor...
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66845 (MX05CGU)
Arrived today is Leicester's 66845 waiting for Mechwr26 to work his magic.

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Re: Visiting Buses at Worcester

Post by Mechwr26 » 11:32 Saturday 8th December 2018

Yep she's all stripped down and requires : 6 pistons and liners, 6 inlet valves, an oil filter housing assembly, and an oil pump. It's broken the rings on 3 of the cylinders and badly damaged a liner. The inlet valves have regressed into the seats but I'm pretty sure I can save the heads (800 quid each)
Apart from pulling the liners out ( we don't have a liner puller, I've got my own homemade one) these are lovely engines to overhaul, much nicer to do than the later Deutz/ Volvo engines.

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Re: Visiting Buses at Worcester

Post by kernowdave » 14:54 Saturday 8th December 2018

Welcome back. I have missed your narratives.

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Re: Visiting Buses at Worcester

Post by AdamH » 17:27 Thursday 13th December 2018

Potteries Enviro300 fleet number 67639 has arrived (back) at Worcester, next in the queue for work.

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