FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by willr7 » 08:08 Tuesday 7th November 2017

AdamH wrote:
08:04 Tuesday 7th November 2017
63363 says you can check the quality control of your cupcakes, so I guess they will.
I like there random thinking!

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by DD12 » 10:59 Tuesday 7th November 2017

AdamH wrote:
06:55 Tuesday 7th November 2017
35156

Check out the rear ends!
Nope !
Don't like that ! ( - I think it spoils the neat appearance of the SteetDeck).
(Is that Ray Stenning ?)

I'd much prefer (just) the "classy" Malverns logo, as illustrated on page 11 of this thread.

I cannot blame First for doing the promo though !!

(How about - "..... ooohh, Matron !! " - - for the back of the hospital buses, perhaps ?)
- Or, "..... bald-eagles go by bus" .....
(with Ray dressed-up as an eagle, and a back-drop of the Malvern Hills) ? :)

( I hope the contractors have been told to NOT put any of their "graffiti" on 6015 !! )

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 12:11 Tuesday 7th November 2017

Diamond did the “Matron” thing a few years ago and got into a spot of bother over it.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by TimBrown » 13:44 Tuesday 7th November 2017

AdamH wrote:
12:11 Tuesday 7th November 2017
Diamond did the “Matron” thing a few years ago and got into a spot of bother over it.
I don't have the 'Matron' advert on file but these shots of Diamond Solos taken in September 2009 give a flavour of their themes and show that the idea is not new. I have a vague recollection that the nurse depicted in that 'matron' spoof was rather scantily dressed, so that may have caused offence!
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My corny version for the X43/X44 and 44s might go on the lines of;
'A window with a view - Marvellous, Magnificent Malverns!'

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 14:49 Tuesday 7th November 2017

They also got into trouble with that “Ride me all night” caption seen in the last photo.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by DD12 » 15:13 Tuesday 7th November 2017

AdamH wrote:
14:49 Tuesday 7th November 2017
They also got into trouble with that “Ride me all night” caption seen in the last photo.
I'm not surprised !!!

With the daily news currently exposing and shaming people who have "gone too far" (or worse) in the work-place, - that advert could have made it to the headlines !!
( "..... Go Too Far - - by Bus !" ) ?

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 20:56 Tuesday 7th November 2017

63365 being stripped of the 44 route branding as I finished work tonight.
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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by Adam V » 21:10 Tuesday 7th November 2017

I remember the Diamond adverts on the back of their buses 😀

I'm sure the 30 / N30 they used to run had 'disco queen to Dines Green' on the back of a couple of their vehicles.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 21:27 Tuesday 7th November 2017

Adam V wrote:
21:10 Tuesday 7th November 2017
I'm sure the 30 / N30 they used to run had 'disco queen to Dines Green' on the back of a couple of their vehicles.
I remember the tag line but can't remember what route it was on. Meanwhile, I've found Matron...
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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by Adam V » 23:30 Tuesday 7th November 2017

There was seperate route branding for the Dart that Diamond used when they operated the 39 but i don't recall any funny adverts on the back of the Dart they used on that route.

I liked your catchy idea for the advert slogan for the Malvern group of routes AdamH.

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