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by 943KHA
20:33 Wednesday 25th September 2019
Forum: Preservation
Topic: DD12 Revival
Replies: 72
Views: 96833

Re: DD12 Revival

Yes, had a surprise and welcome visit from Mech26wr and his good lady today at Wythall, my first day back after a two week holiday and the usual pandemonium had set in during my absence. Nice to see some good progress from Mech26wr and his team courtesy of Nigel E. One by one the little bits are all...
by 943KHA
21:49 Sunday 25th August 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Worcester Fleet Movements mid/late 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 25015

Re: Worcester Fleet Movements mid/late 2019

Hopefully the D10 will be ready by then, at the moment a large hole needs to be covered in the lower saloon floor (which was a little 'soft' anyway) where yours truly effected some overdue engine repairs without taking the engine / gearbox out. Then the retrimming can be completed. Still my all time...
by 943KHA
19:22 Sunday 25th August 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Worcester Fleet Movements mid/late 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 25015

Re: Worcester Fleet Movements mid/late 2019

I hope that there is an error re the dates for a Midland Red event at Wythall! This year's October event is 50 years of WMPTE (and you could say that was partly responsible for the demise of Midland Red??) and next year is another celebration of Midland Red, for which we hope that 6015 will be one o...
by 943KHA
09:45 Wednesday 29th May 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Alexander Dennis takeover.
Replies: 2
Views: 5376

Re: Alexander Dennis takeover.

Tim, you are asking a lot if you expect ADL products not to rattle.........
by 943KHA
22:14 Wednesday 1st May 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Citaro woes.
Replies: 12
Views: 9908

Re: Citaro woes.

Thank you Tim for the kind words re the Wythall RCL. It, along with many of the rubber suspension equipped BMMO's puts many of today's buses ride quality and handling to shame. The RCL at Wythall is one of the few remaining on its air suspension (rear). When we fished it out of its glass cage in the...
by 943KHA
17:52 Wednesday 30th January 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Ledbury services.
Replies: 2
Views: 2659

Re: Ledbury services.

Nearly did exactly the same in Ledbury in 1989 driving the D10 (4943) on our way to Swansea because some prat had parked badly. Don't think I'd have been too popular if I had piled our prize possession! It was an entertaining long weekend in which we took the D10, CM6, RCL2219, our 1930's Leyland Fi...
by 943KHA
22:59 Sunday 9th December 2018
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Random Photos from the Back of the Shed
Replies: 8
Views: 5819

Re: Random Photos from the Back of the Shed

No wonder you disappeared of the radar for so long today taking photographs. Hope that you enjoyed your driver assessment session today in 5956 and didn't find it so different to the modern 'stuff'. S23's are very forgiving so it'll be an RCL next time and then to sort your redundant left foot out p...
by 943KHA
19:30 Friday 31st August 2018
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Transport Museum Wythall 27 August 2018 pt. 2
Replies: 5
Views: 4596

Re: Transport Museum Wythall 27 August 2018 pt. 2

As one of those who was there virtually from day One and going through all of those photographs I am amazed at how much was achieved in those early days. The very second hand caravan that served as our mess room for those first years (and occasional overnight dosshouse) was very much a health and sa...
by 943KHA
14:15 Thursday 23rd August 2018
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Bus Fest Gaydon 19 August 2018 part six.
Replies: 5
Views: 4316

Re: Bus Fest Gaydon 19 August 2018 part six.

Hmmm, a pang of guilt here! As the guardian / maintainer of the BMMO fleet at Wythall I often have the difficult choice of whether to send out several Midland Red's to an event or keep them back at the Museum for people to pay to come and see them, and on Open Days ride on them. We are after all a c...
by 943KHA
22:20 Thursday 31st May 2018
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Public Enquiry
Replies: 34
Views: 25768

Re: Public Enquiry

Having just spent over an hour sat in a very dead (and hot) Diamond 42 this afternoon between Kidderminster and Bromsgrove (outside Parkgate Nurseries) I'm not best pleased with them (neither were the rest of the passengers........).

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