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15 hours ago, philmayfield said:

GRA1N is currently on a 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse.

 

Saw that a few weeks ago in the car park of the Nag’s Head in Woodborough, when we went there for lunch. The old fellow is still going strong, judging by his appetite!

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Ex South Notts Bedford OB in a sorry state at a vintage vehicel and steam rally a few years ago near Lutterworth,I remember this bus being bought off South Notts bus company and being used for office staff at H J Baldwin and co Bunny Notts

 

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My little fleet of Bedford OB's

 

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I could have sworn that the G and H Atlanteans had two mirrors in the rear window. A quick look at 23 seconds confirms this.

 

 

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At sixes and sevens where to post this...no-47-orig.jpgKTV 491 outside G&S...a very nice motor too!

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Unfortunately, Atlantean 526 is no longer in preservation. David Henderson, whom I came to know quite well when he was driving for Northampton Transport, had to give up the unequal struggle against chassis corrosion. He offered it to Nottingham Heritage Vehicles for continued preservation, but they broke it for parts to keep their other ex NCT vehicles running.

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On 4/15/2019 at 4:21 PM, plantfit said:

Newark bus running day,Celebrating the centenary of W Gash and sons Saturday 13th July,Newark town center 10am to 4 pm,Lincs roadcar vintage buses are running  free local sevices, a chance to get some of those rare pictures

 

Talking of Gash's buses Ian

 

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On 5/28/2019 at 8:45 PM, catfan said:

One of the reasons for dropping rear dest blinds on OMO buses was concerns the driver having to leave the cab to change the destination, leaving the takings in the cab unsecured. Also time consuming, this was in the early days before the Autofare system was introduced.

The only large circular mirrors inside the bus was to allow the driver to check the centre exit doors for safety reasons.

Drivers were not permitted to reverse any bus unsupervised, which was problematic converting some routes to OMO.

Yes that is a good point, I was forgetting that originally the OMO was done with the old ticket machines and a cash tray! Of course many vehicles remained on the same route all day so the number only needed setting once. I lived on Hucknall Road as a child and I'm told it was complaints from folk using our services from Trinity Square that prompted NCT to install a side number box on the "L" registered Daimlers. Most people would approach the bus from behind at Trinity Square and got fed up having to walk around the front to see where it was going!

The two large mirrors were used on the "G" and "H" registered Atlanteans, don't know about the lowbridge ( "J" registered for Cliftons) ones though.

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 Correct the L reg Daimlers had side number dest numbers !

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10 hours ago, Oztalgian said:

Didn't Gash's buses to Newark leave from Huntingdon St?

 

Yes, but they moved to Broad Marsh when the "new" bus station opened in the early seventies.

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Totongirl, there were no large mirrors on the lowbridge Atlanteans 395-400, as they were confined to the Clifton services via Trent Bridge which were conductor operated, so reversing was always done under guidance from the conductor. I regularly witnessed the 67s backing into Manor Farm Road from Green Lane, before pulling forward to the Langstrath Road terminal point.

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Thank you, I was a bit young at the time so the memories have faded...............!

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10 hours ago, Deepdene Boy said:

I regularly witnessed the 67s backing into Manor Farm Road from Green Lane

 

I remember the 68 bus reversing off Farnborough road into Pastures avenue and the brakes making a god awful noise as they were applied with the bus reversing,the bus would then drive out of Pastures avenue and stop at the  bus stop just down Farnborough road on the opposite side,no brake noise there,was the noise caused by dust in the brake drums or no leading edge on the brake shoes when the vehicle was in reverse? the noise happened on nearly all buses whether they be NCT,South Notts or West Bridgford UDC

 

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Normally it was the angle the shoes presented to the drum after a degree of wear had taken place and the different leading edge when going backwards, new drums almost never did it. There is also the fact that when reversing the braking effort is usually very light.

 

We had an Atkinson eight wheeled tipper that did it after a brake re-line (rear wheels). It turned out the brake in question had a different brand of lining and I was told it was 'harder' than the Ferodo brand we usually used. Changed it and the noise stopped.

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Italian WW2 tanks must have made some noise..all them reverse gears!

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STO 533H...a rear bumper fest!16916833127-977e88e09e-c.jpgthe ridged ones i had forgotten about.

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