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Buses in Nottingham

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The latest model for my collection,,Leyland Titan,City of Lincoln bus,1/76 scale

 

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Rog

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I was looking for the NCT one but as yet no luck,there was one some time ago but the price was silly money

 

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Those we had at the end were all painted white with Big red L painted on. I think this strategy was to warn motorists & pedestrians to dive out the bleddy way !

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They used PD2 Titans for training rather than the older Regent Vs,  because there was no syncromesh between 1st and 2nd gear on the Titans, the thinking being that if you could handle the crash change on these, everything else would be a doddle.

 

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5 hours ago, catfan said:

In my day Malc the license catorgory was "All types".

Class 1 was the same thing. as a matter of interest I was one of the last people in the country to do my PSV in a bus of that type to achieve a class 1 licence. In the April of 1991, (mine test was March) the law changed so that the requirement was that the bus should have to be capable of maintaining 50 MPH. Pushing it a bit with a PD2!  Class 1 could then be achieved, and still is,  with a single decker and automatic transmission.

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Last PD2s were out of service in early 1976, But some continued to be used as trainers until 1979, when they were replaced by Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2s. The last AEC Regents Vs were withdrawn in the autumn of 1976. The last half cabs were the AEC Renowns which were withdrawn 40 years ago, almost to the day, in September 1977. Half cabs made a brief comeback with NCT, when following the fire at Parliament Street Depot in December 1977, two ex Midland General Bristol Lodekkas were hired from Trent.

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Edinburgh gets new all electric buses this weekend in a £2.8 million revamp,they can run for upto 130 miles and it takes between 3 and 4 hours to fully charge them, come on England start spending some money on transport that people want not on such things as HS2, I look forward to riding on one of these new electric buses next time I'm in Edinburgh

 

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ps:Stagecoach launched their first all electric buses in Inverness last year,surprised Compo has not mentioned them

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Nottingham has quite a few electric buses, all of the medilink buses are electric.

They are charged up at the Riverside park and ride site.

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Some of the "L" numbered buses are electric, you'll find a few garaged in the old Sherwood Bus Depot. Range is not brilliant in that they don't last a full shift before needing a recharge.

 

£ for £ are these buses any more economic than conventional buses !  I've traveled on a few of these lectric buses & I'll give em their do, they're certainly nippy. But cost wise I'me not so sure same as the tram, is it anymore economical than diesel power ? How much to power the tram system ?

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What is the cost of generating electricity?  And what about the pollution created from the process of generating electricity that the politicians and green freaks conveniently forget about?

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The cost of generating electricity is not simple to answer, each method of generation has different cost, but the cost must include the capital cost of the plant, the operating costs (manpower etc), and the cost of fuel.

 

The cheapest fuel costs must lie with wind and hydro, but only when the wind blows, not generation saves nothing.

Nuclear power also must generate full on as well.

 

The highest fuel cost must lie with fossil fuel.

 

The whole thing is very complex.

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1 hour ago, BulwellBrian said:

 

 

The highest fuel cost must lie with fossil fuel.

 

 

Why is that then ? Are you quoting that because that's what "they" want you to believe, Lets have some proper facts & figures on the table what we can all understand, the lack of such figures say's to me "they" don't want you to know the true cost, why all the secrecy instead of Fossil fuel is the Bogey man of energy all the time.

Leaving millions of tons of coal undergrouns was nothing more than criminal.

 

What ever happened to North Sea Gas, all the hype in the '60s where we the great unwashed believed all the cheap gas would change our lives. Yes it did putting up with years of gas conversion & still paying top prices for gas afterwards.

Like FLY2 pointed out didn't we flog NSG off cheap to our european neighbours ? If I remember rightly the europeans got the gas cheaper than we did.

 

There are I believe many things the public don't know about energy costs in this country the TRUE cost not what "They" want us to believe.

 

Electric vehicle power is still in it's infancy. I don't see many "Tesla's" driving up & down Bulwell High Road. I'm sure the battery technology doed not exist...................Yet !

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I well remember Harold Wilson, the then PM, telling us we'd have free gas for all ! I assumed that 'All' meant us. Not France, Belgium, Holland and Norway !

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I remember those days, Fly.  Seems like all we got was free hot air, from the politicians.  One of the reasons we left.  Now it's the same everywhere, probably always was.  We just didn't get it. :(

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Oh dear, I've nearly choked on my tea and fig biscuits as I saw that queer looking bus on the 17 run this afternoon. God, it's horrible. 

Nearly as bad as those new lilac coloured ones I had the misfortune to see in Arnold this morning.

Bring back the green & cream !

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